Author Archives: Dr. Haber

Do Graphic Anti-Tobacco Warnings Work?

As background information, in 2009, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act required graphic warnings on cigarette packs and in at least 20% of cigarette advertising, but the tobacco industry quickly sued the FDA to keep the images off … Continue reading

Lung Cancer Screening May Help Smokers Quit

Tobacco use is reported as the leading cause of preventable illness and death in our country, with more than 400,000 deaths attributable to the use of tobacco products each year in the United States. It is estimated that about 70% … Continue reading

It’s All in the Labeling or How to Get Your Child to Eat His Veggies

In a study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers from Stanford University have shown what restauranteurs have known for years- describe your dishes in an indulgent manner and patrons will be enticed to buy.  Researchers performed the study at … Continue reading

Get off your butt, or Add 10 minutes for health

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the minimal weekly level of leisure time exercise for adults is 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity. Most studies had examined the benefits of such exercise … Continue reading

Watching Too Much TV Could Kill You

In the Nurses’ Health Study, researchers had found a significantly increased risk (2.3) for pulmonary embolism (PE) for those who sat for >40 hours per week compared to those who spent < 10 hours sitting per week. In a study … Continue reading