osteoporosis

Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death. In the US, more than 400,000 people die each year from smoking-related diseases. It is linked to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, and to cancers. However, most smokers are not aware of the negative effects of smoking to their bones and joints.

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Smokers everything will end on 12-21-2012

by Dr. Antonio Howell, MD

in Blog

Open letter to smokers, If you knew that everything was going to end in less than one year. Would you even waste 5 minutes smoking? This is a real question. If you are a smoker I am really wanting to know your response. If you know you only had a year to live would you […]

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Did you know that smoking leads to osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition that results in thinner less dense bones in adults, especially in women. Osteoporosis leads to more bone breaks (fractures) and decreased bone health. As a results the spinal column shrinks due to compression fractures in both men and women resulting in decreased height. […]

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