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Smoking is a toxic behavior affecting those around you

...smoking is ? and as bad as the effects are on your own health in terms of highly increased risks of lung cancer, heart disease, stroke or worsening asthma ? there's something even worse than that. And it's the effect that smoking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-07-18/smoking-toxic-be
Surviving heart attacks inspires Evans woman to write book

...Down But Not Out. It comes out Wednesday and is available at Whole Life Ministries bookstore and on Amazon.com.Heart disease runs in her family - her father died of a massive heart attack at age 42 - but the minister and mother of two didn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-07-10/surviving-heart-attacks-insp
Smoking not extinguished in bars, restaurants

...asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome. Adults can face coronary heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer.The GSU researchers urged policymakers to strengthen the Georgia law by making restaurants...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-29/smoking-not-extinguuised-bar
Across South Carolina

...Blanding wasn't on any medication at the jail and his drug screen came back clear. He said it appears Blanding had heart disease and probably never told anyone about it.Jail staff said the Belton man was booked there Mon day for violating a probation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-27/across-south-carolina
FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats

...the move will reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal...cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in...which also can contribute to heart disease. Over the years, they have been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-16/fda-tells-food-industry-ph
Ga. below average in heavy drinking

...drinking.In addition, the laundry list of health-associated problems includes birth defects, pre-term birth, heart disease, cancer, and related liver diseases (such as cirrhosis)."It took a long time for tobacco [to be recognized...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-18/ga-below-average-heavy-drink
Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

...death found a dozen prescription drug bottles in the hotel suite. They concluded that Houston accidentally drowned. Heart disease and cocaine use were listed as contributing factors in Houston's death.Over her career, Houston sold more than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-31/whitney-houstons-daughter-fo
Knicks shock Spurs in overtime

...seasons in the NBA including a reserve role on the Chicago Bulls' 1996 championship team, has died. He was 51.Haley's family confirmed his death, saying the cause was heart disease. He died Monday at Los Alamitos Medical Center.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-03-17/knicks-shock-spurs-overtime
Feeling young might bring longer life, new study suggests

...their age.After adjusting for differences such as age, gender, functional status and medical conditions such as heart disease and cancer, he found that those who felt older than their actual age had about a 40 percent higher chance of death...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-02-11/feeling-young-might-brin
Volunteers' time, money crucial in successfully battling Alzheimer's

...when the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementia increases drastically. People now are surviving cancer and heart disease, but now have another disease to worry about ? Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's kills more people than prostate and breast...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-04-19/volunteers-time-