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Smoking may cause more than half the cases of gum disease among American adults, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. Smokers who smoke less than half a pack per day are almost three times more likely than nonsmokers to have the disease; those who smoke more than 1-1/2 packs per day have six times the risk.
Mental HealthYour mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPDChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
Women's HealthStay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.