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Video: 5 Ways to Quit Smoking

Posted by Monyee Liang on Sep 29, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Ask any smoker who is trying to quit, and certainly any smoker who has successfully kicked the habit, and there is one thing they'll tell you: Quitting is hard. Often, very hard. In fact, research suggests smokers have to try several times before they win the battle over cigarettes.

The reason? Nicotine, a powerfully addictive stimulant in tobacco smoke. It's a tough adversary.

But to paraphrase a famous American president who set our sights on the moon, we do these things not because they're easy, but because they're hard. Just because quitting can be hard doesn't mean you shouldn't try—and try, try again, if necessary.

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Topics: Smoking

Video: 6 Tips to Prevent Kidney Stones

Posted by Monyee Liang on Sep 21, 2016 11:04:37 AM

One out of every 11 Americans will experience kidney stones. This often painful condition has a number of causes, including a genetic predisposition, and abnormalities in metabolism and anatomy.

It isn't always possible to prevent kidney stones, but all the same, many of us can reduce the odds.

Here are six ways to do just that (Video by Monyee Liang).

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Topics: Kidney Stones

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