Articles tagged with: CATIE

If you're HIV positive and smoke- Part 2 of 3

published: October, 13, 2010 Categories // Health, Smoking Cessation

“Men who have sex with men are disproportionately more likely to smoke cigarettes than their heterosexual counterparts. The rate is an estimated 55.9 percent higher among MSM”( The Body.com). Smoking in LGBT communities has always been higher then hetero

“Smoking aggravates health issues, making dental problems, gum disease and mouth cancer more common. In addition, people with HIV who smoke get lung cancer, emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), pneumonia and other lung infections more often than smokers who do not have HIV. Finally, smoking weakens your immune system, undermining the effects of your HIV medications.” (The Body.com). “Men who have sex with men are disproportionately more likely to smoke cigarettes than

Furry Friends Friday: the Peripheral Neuropathy Edition

published: September, 17, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Health, Bob Leahy - Publisher

I hope you’re not getting sick of seeing these guys. These are our three errant hounds in their very best “we are not amused” pose.

 Actually, it’s all a front. They are easily amused, if tickling their tummies counts.  We’re fortunate to be living right out in the country where our dogs (left to right Dudley, Dougall and Peggy) can roam quite freely, at least within the confines of an invisible fence. So I don’t need to take them for walks. Which is just as well because walking has been a touchy issue of mine lately. Blame it on the peripheral neuropathy  in my feet. It’s probably a side effect of t

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