Medical wake-up call prods smokers to give up habit

02/11/2009 | NYTimes.com

Researchers found smokers who had a heart attack, stroke, lung disease or cancer diagnosis were three times more likely to quit smoking than those who didn't have a medical wake-up call. The study also showed, however, the same didn't hold true for obese and overweight people, who tended to lose only a few founds after being diagnosed with a serious illness. The study author said providers may not be capitalizing on the opportunity to help people change behaviors.

View Full Article in:

NYTimes.com

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Counsel – Regulatory Affairs
RAI Services Company
Winston Salem, NC
Director of Program Development
AdvaMed
Washington DC, DC
Director of System QA
LifeWatch Services, Inc.
Rosemont, IL
Director of Business Development and Membership
AdvaMed
Washington DC, DC
Director, Corporate Counsel
Regeneron
Tarrytown, NY