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BY Danielle Underferth

Cigarette smoking has been on the decline for years. But one segment of the tobacco market is still going strong: menthol cigarettes.

In response to public health concerns about the dangers of menthol cigarettes and their huge popularity among young people and Black, Hispanic and Asian American smokers, the Food and Drug Administration plans to prohibit these products and flavored cigars.

We spoke with Jennifer Cofer, director...

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BY Danielle Underferth

Most stomach cancers are caused by bacteria called helicobacter pylori or H. pylori. Having H. pylori doesn’t mean you’ll get stomach...

BY Heather Alexander

Research shows it’s best to limit red meat because it can increase your risk for colorectal cancer.

With that in mind, plant-based...

BY Heather Alexander

Weight loss usually requires more than willpower. That’s because adjusting what you eat and how much you exercise are big lifestyle changes. 

Your diet and physical activity levels are the result of habits built up over your lifetime. To change them, you’ll need a strategy.

“Improving your health can feel like a monumental task, but be confident,” says Nathan Parker, Ph.D., an instructor of Behavioral Science. “There...

Illustration shows women with weight loss props: weight, scale, check list, apple, water bottle.

BY Mandi Pike

I always thought of lung cancer as a smoker’s disease, so I was pretty astonished when I received my own diagnosis in December 2019. I’d been...

BY Danielle Underferth

Studies show that 70% of people who smoke want to quit. If you’re in that group, now is the perfect time to quit smoking.

Trying to...

BY Heather Alexander

At-home genetic tests can reveal a wide range of information that can impact your life in different ways. You might find out you’re sensitive...

BY Ann Gillenwater, M.D.

As director of MD Anderson’s Oral Cancer Prevention Clinic, I see many patients each year with both oral cancers and pre-cancerous conditions...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

The past year challenged and changed all of us at MD Anderson. It changed the way we work, the ways we connect and, in some...

BY Deborah Schroeder

I started using cigarettes in the early 1970s, when I was just 16. I smoked a pack a day for more than 35 years. I didn’t quit until my granddaughter...