Oncotarget: Targeting One Culprit at a Time

In November of 2016, an article was published to Oncotarget about E-Cigarettes and the damage they cause to gums. This was the first-ever study conducted by Irfan Rahman, Ph.D, of Environmental Medicine; A Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

In recent years, E-cigarettes have increased in popularity with the impression that they are a “healthier alternative” to conventional cigarettes. The notion is that the vapors burned from an e-cigarette do not cause the same kind of harm that is caused by conventional cigarette smoke. However, this recent study has shown that the vapors burned from e-cigarettes aggravate cells in our gums by releasing inflammatory proteins. The damage from those aggravated cells can, in turn, lead to different oral diseases.

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Depending on how much and how often a person smokes, determines the damage that may come with the use of e-cigarettes. Another culprit researchers found was that with the addition of flavorings to e-cigarettes, damage to cells may turn out to be even worse. E-cigarettes, like conventional cigarettes, also contain nicotine; nicotine is a major contributing factor of gum disease. Rahman states that more research needs to be done when it comes to the effects of e-cigarettes and would like manufacturers to disclose the chemicals used. His goal is for the consumer to be more informed about what they are inhaling and putting into their bodies.

Started in 2010, Oncotarget is a medical journal which covers research about oncology. It is published on a weekly basis by Impact Journals and aims to inform and educate everyone wanting to know more about medicine. Follow Oncotarget journal on Twitter.

You Could Have Prevented This

Dr. Andrew J. Manganaro, who is the CMO, for Life Line Screening, knows all about cases of not having preventative screening. He worked in a private practice for thirty-five years, as a cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgeon.

He saw many instances of ruptured aneurisms and embolic strokes, which could have been prevented, had the patient known of the disease because disaster happened. He is a strong believer of preventative screening, which is why he joined Life Line Screening, as the Chief Medical Officer, upon retirement of his practice.

Life Line Screening was started by two men, Colin Scully, and Timothy Phillips, in 1993, and accredited by the Better Business Bureau in 1996.They saw a great need for people to get preventative testing, for a greater quality of life. They believe, you should not have to say, “If only I could have been tested, then I would have been forewarned of these complications, I am now enduring. The company is now a huge success, spreading globally.

If you are at risk of cardiac or chronic disease, with a family history, it is recommended that you schedule yourself an appointment. Remember, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Life Line offers an extensive list of screening services, geared to your need. Life Line partners with many different health organizations, to enable you a close location for testing. Don’t wait till it’s too late, go online to: http://www.lifelinescreening.com/. Click on locations, and put in your zip, then schedule an appointment. You can also call 1-800-718-0961. Do it now, you’ll be glad you did.

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