Category: Public Health

Adult Smoking Rates At All-Time Low: We Are Almost There, America!

The NY Daily News recently reported that adult smoking rates are at an all-time low: Cigarette smoking is at an all-time low. Only 15.3% of American adults now light up — down from 16.8% in 2014 and 24.7% in 1997, the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday. Americans are butting out because of the high... Read more »

It's Still Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot

It’s already February in Chicago, and I am sure most of us (myself included) are already looking towards the coming warm weather. Consequently, the flu may be far from many people’s minds. It shouldn’t be. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu season often peaks in February, and it can last well into... Read more »