Archive for smoking cessation

The Smoking Gun

A just-breaking piece in the Lancet suggests that in the UK, patients who receive the lungs of smokers have a better overall chance of survival than those who remain on waiting lists, despite the fact that they tend to survive for a shorter period after transplantation than those who receive the lungs of non-smokers.   While this intuitively makes sense to me, it still gives me the creeps! Read more

National Public Health Week

This week is National Public Health Week.  Start small, think big: We can make it happen! Read more

Social Media and Peer Behavior

A new study published in the journal Science has shed some interesting light on what influences health behaviors.  In a study of how people behaved relative to a fitness and diet intervention, study participants who were grouped alongside folks with characteristics similar to their own were more likely to use a diet diary and pursue healthy behaviors then those grouped with characteristics unlike their own. Read more