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Late-Onset Epilepsy Linked to APOE ε4, Smoking, Diabetes

Late-Onset Epilepsy Linked to APOE ε4, Smoking, Diabetes

The risk for late-onset epilepsy was lower in patients with higher physical activity levels and moderate alcohol intake.

Discrimination Concern in Adolescents Linked to Increased Substance Use

Teens whose concern over societal discrimination grew between 2016 and 2017 increased their cigarette and marijuana use.

Smoking Promotes Disease Progression in Multiple Sclerosis

Investigators examined the effects of smoking on respiratory symptoms and functional levels in patients with multiple sclerosis.

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Sex and drugs: An interview about discussing sensitive patient topics

Sex and drugs: An interview about discussing sensitive patient topics

Dr Windel Stracener, a family practitioner for 22 years, discusses substance abuse, sexual activity, and other sensitive topics many clinicians do not ask their patients.

Electronic cigarettes—The primary care provider's response

Electronic cigarettes—The primary care provider's response

Although e-cigarettes may not be considered healthy, they may be the lesser of two evils when compared with traditional tobacco cigarettes.

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