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pozmagazine:

The CDC Pushes For HIV-Positive Community To STOP SMOKING

Why? Well, HIV-related inflammation already puts people at an increased risk for many of the same health problems as smoking, such as heart disease, cancer and stroke.

So, when a person has HIV and also puffs cigarettes, these negative effects are magnified wayy beyond the risks of an HIV-negative person who smokes.

Take it from Brian ^, an HIV-positive gay man who suffered a stroke because of complications from smoking.

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Spotted in DC – Plan B One-Step and Take Action behind the counter with cigarettes! That’s a strange place to keep it. Shouldn’t it be on the family planning aisle?  There’s no need to keep it restricted behind any counters.

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Kids’ packed lunches often fall short of dietary guidelines

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By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Packed lunches that children bring from home are often missing the vegetables, milk and other healthy items recommended by dietary guidelines, says a new study. “Most of the foods we saw were pre-packaged salty snack foods and sugary desserts - we saw much less fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy,” lead author Kristie Hubbard told Reuters Health in an email. http://q.gs/7Uh0E

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