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Adam Frey

Adam Frey, Health Guide

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Surviving lung cancer

Adam's Story: The Highest Dose of Chemo - Ever

Since my last post, I have had a five-day stay in the ICU getting the first round of high-dose chemotherapy. The hospital is a nice place, but it is nowhere you want to be for sure. I started chemo on Friday, and figured it was going to be horrible, just like everyone had told me. I sat there waiting anxiously for almost two days for it to start.... Read moreChevron
Carol Southard

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RN, MSN, Smoking Cessation Consultant

San Francisco Bans Cigarette Sales in Pharmacies

As of October 1, 2008, San Francisco will be the first city in the nation to ban the sale of tobacco products at most pharmacies.  (The law bans the sale of all tobacco products at pharmacies in the city, but big-box stores like Costco and supermarkets like Safeway will still be allowed to sell tobacco.)  Nearby Marin County officials... Read moreChevron
Craig  Stoltz

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Quitting Smoking: Easier in Groups

A fascinating study with big implications for smokers concludes that an individual's decision to quit is influenced by members of their close social group--but also by people they don't even know. And whole groups of people with no direct relationships to each other quit simultaneously.   If this were not published in the New England... Read moreChevron

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