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Want to Ditch Your Sleep Meds? Try Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

If you have had insomnia for a long time, it might be frightening to contemplate going off your sleep medicines. There is another solution that studies have shown to be effective.

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Daylight Savings Time: Are You Ready?

When the clocks move forward one hour in the spring to Daylight Savings Time, you may lose an hour of sleep if you are unprepared, putting yourself at risk for the effects of sleep loss. Learn how to plan ahead for the time change with these tips.

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Why a Wood-Burning Fireplace Could Be Hazardous To Your Health

Burning wood in your fireplace all winter may feel nostalgic and keep you warm, but smoke from those fires can also cause health problems.

Jennetta Hawk

How Sharing System Resources Helped Save a Patient's Life

A pulmonary embolism patient was saved at UH St. John using medical equipment retrieved from UH Parma.

vaping

Vaping May Be More Dangerous Than Cigarette Smoking, Studies Show

Some people take up vaping to avoid the health hazards of smoking cigarettes. But when it comes to your heart health, a pair of recent studies show e-cigarettes are just as dangerous as cigarettes made from tobacco.

vaping

Vaping: Safe Alternative to Smoking or Hazardous to Your Health?

Recent reports have linked serious lung injury – and even deaths – to vaping. UH emergency room physician Benjamin Boswell, DO, explains how e-cigarettes cause illness and why people are coming to the ER after vaping.

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An Alternative to Lung Transplant for Emphysema-Related COPD

Smoking-related emphysema destroys large sections of lung tissue, leaving them essentially useless. The idea behind this treatment is almost counterintuitive, but can produce dramatic results for a certain group of people.

pregnant and vaping

Is It Safe To Vape If You're Pregnant?

Are e-cigarettes, a popular substitute for smoking tobacco, a safe alternative for women to use while pregnant? Learn whether vaping can harm your unborn child.

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