Health Rewind: Restaurant Owner and Former Model B. Smith Has Alzheimer’s

Plus, mental illness is deadlier than smoking.

Restaurant Owner and Former Model B. Smith Has Alzheimer?s - Dubbed the ?Black Martha Stewart,? former model and restaurant owner B. Smith revealed to CBS News that she is battling Alzheimer?s. Only 64, Smith says that she noticed symptoms four years ago and has been slowly deteriorating mentally since then. Smith believes that by coming out publicly, she can help reduce stigma for this disease that affects seniors.  (Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)

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Restaurant Owner and Former Model B. Smith Has Alzheimer’s - Dubbed the “Black Martha Stewart,” former model and restaurant owner B. Smith revealed to CBS News that she is battling Alzheimer’s. Only 64, Smith says that she noticed symptoms four years ago and has been slowly deteriorating mentally since then. Smith believes that by coming out publicly, she can help reduce stigma for this disease that affects seniors.  (Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)

Pot Markets Open Up in the U.S. - The nation's first legal recreation pot shops opened up in Colorado and Washington on Jan. 1, 2014, attracting long lines and customers from across America. While marijuana enthusiasts are ecstatic, once the smoke clears there are a lot of factors these marijuana states face to keep shops open. Take a look at the Associated Press's list of pitfalls states will want to avoid as Big Weed goes mainstream.? Associated Press and Dominique Zony?? (@DominiqueZonyee)(Photo: Ed Andrieski/AP Photo)

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Pot May Mess Up Your Sleep - Smoking weed may disrupt your sleep, a new study found. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that people who began smoking marijuana before the age of 15 were twice as likely to have issues as adults compared to non-smokers. They also found that weed smokers had a harder time staying awake during the day, Health Day reported. — Kellee Terrell(Photo: Ed Andrieski/AP Photo)

Won?t Take ?No? for an Answer - Abusers live on always getting their way. When you tell him that you can?t meet him tonight or would rather see a different movie, does he pressure you, sulk, start a fight or begs to get his way? This behavior can creep up in other aspects of your relationship, too.(Photo: Thinkstock Images/Getty Images)

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Does It Take Men of Color Longer to Recover From Mental Illness? - Researchers in the UK found that men of color — African, Arab, Caribbean, Pakistani, etc. — suffering from mental illness took longer to recover than white men. The study points to mistrust and bad experiences with the health care system, cultural stigma and not wanting to ask for help as reasons why this disparity may exist. (Photo: Thinkstock Images/Getty Images)

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Study: Medicaid Patients Get Worse Cancer Care - Folks with Medicaid receive worse cancer treatment and care than those who can afford private cancer treatment. A new report suggests that those on Medicaid, the government insurance for low-income Americans, are less likely to be screened early, the time which is most effective to treat cancer. Also, cancer patients on Medicaid were more likely to die. (Photo: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

One in Four Food Workers Has Norovirus - Norovirus, which causes a common foodborne illness, can be found in 25 percent of food workers, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in five workers admitted to working despite vomiting at work and having diarrhea ? the main symptoms of norovirus. More than 90 percent of contamination happens during food preparation, USA Today writes. (Photo: Craig Warga/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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One in Four Food Workers Has Norovirus - Norovirus, which causes a common foodborne illness, can be found in 25 percent of food workers, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in five workers admitted to working despite vomiting at work and having diarrhea — the main symptoms of norovirus. More than 90 percent of contamination happens during food preparation, USA Today writes. (Photo: Craig Warga/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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Not One Country Has Lowered Obesity Rates in 33 Years - Obesity isn’t just an American problem, a new study found. Researchers found that not one country has lowered their obesity rates in the past 33 years. Nearly 30 percent of the world’s population is overweight or obese. Thirteen percent of the world's obese populations lives in the U.S., and 63 percent of overweight people live in developing or middle income nations, writes The New York Times.  (Photo: Richard Drew/AP Photo, File)

Wealthy Kenyans Are Taking Skin Lightening to Whole New Level - Some wealthy Kenyans are passing up skin lightening creams for dangerous black market injections instead, says a Vice.com report. These unregulated cr?mes contain high levels of mercury and other unknown materials that can pose serious dangers. Over the past decade, skin lightening has become a billion industry in Africa, India, the Caribbean and the U.S. (Photo: art-4-art/GettyImages)

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Wealthy Kenyans Are Taking Skin Lightening to Whole New Level - Some wealthy Kenyans are passing up skin lightening creams for dangerous black market injections instead, says a Vice.com report. These unregulated crèmes contain high levels of mercury and other unknown materials that can pose serious dangers. Over the past decade, skin lightening has become a billion industry in Africa, India, the Caribbean and the U.S. (Photo: art-4-art/GettyImages)

Limits Your Access to Important Things - Does your partner limit your access to your clothes, car, birth control, condoms, shelter, money, credit cards or anything else that you may need in order to control you? If so, this is a serious form of abuse. (Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

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Oregon School to Give 6th Graders Condoms - A small school district in Oregon will pass out condoms to their students in grades 6-12, USA Today reported. All condoms must be passed out by trained professionals, the board concluded. Improving access to condoms at this school is needed: 42 percent say they never or sometimes use condoms and 7 percent become pregnant.(Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

This Isn?t the Only Snag   - Medicaid expansion, another critical component of the Affordable Care Act, has faced serious obstacles over the past year. The expansion has been based on whether states accept it given that half of our states have either opted out or are undecided. By 2014, 9.7 million Americans could go without health coverage. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Alabama Residents Confront Governor and Demand Medicaid Expansion - Alabama residents marched on the state capitol, demanding that their governor expand Medicaid in their state. If Alabama, which boasts some of the worst health in the U.S., would expand Medicaid, 200,000 more poor residents could have access to health care, Think Progress reports. A recent study found that 17,000 Americans will die in states that reject Medicaid expansion. (Photo: Courtesy of the State of Alabama)

E-Cigarette Commercials Are on the Rise on Television - If it seems like every time you turn on the TV you?re seeing an electronic cigarette ad, maybe it?s because you are. A recent study found that not only are these ads increasing, but that young people (ages 12-24) are three times more like to have ads geared toward them, writes Health Day.(Photo: Blu Cigs via YouTube)

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E-Cigarette Commercials Are on the Rise on Television - If it seems like every time you turn on the TV you’re seeing an electronic cigarette ad, maybe it’s because you are. A recent study found that not only are these ads increasing, but that young people (ages 12-24) are three times more like to have ads geared toward them, writes Health Day.(Photo: Blu Cigs via YouTube)

'Man up.' - This implies that he is acting like less than a man. He will 100 percent of the time revert to a boy if you say this.   (Photo: Nicholas Monu/Getty Images)

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Which Is More Deadly: Mental Illness or Smoking? - Suffering from mental illness can take 10-20 years off your life compared to 8-10 years from smoking, researchers from England found. The study found that patients with bipolar disease had the worst life expectancy, next to schizophrenia, drug and alcohol abuse and depression, Science Daily reported. Researchers hope that their findings will encourage public health officials to take mental illness seriously in terms of mortality rates. (Photo: Nicholas Monu/Getty Images)