Health Rewind: CVS to Stop Selling Tobacco in Stores Nationwide

Plus, why teens need to eat breakfast.

CVS Stops Selling Cigarettes - On October 1, all CVS/Caremark stores stopped selling and carrying tobacco products. The company will lose 2 billion in sales, but Larry J. Merlo, chief exec of CVS, told the New York Times earlier this year, “We came to the decision that cigarettes and providing health care just don’t go together in the same setting.”(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Health Rewind: CVS to Stop Selling Tobacco in Stores Nationwide  - CVS/Caremark announced that come Oct. 1, their stores would no longer carry tobacco products, The New York Times reported. The company will lose $2 billion in sales, but Larry J. Merlo, chief executive of CVS said, “We came to the decision that cigarettes and providing health care just don’t go together in the same setting.”  —Kellee Terrell (@kelleent)(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

What Does Bullying in Sports Look Like? - If your child is being bullied on the field, on the court or in any sport, it can come in many forms such as a bully targeting your child for team mistakes, unwarranted screaming or yelling directed at your child, or repeated insults and/or threats. Bullying in sports can also go beyond the arena with emails or cyber-bullying via social media platforms.(Photo: Ocala Star-Banner /Landov)

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40 Percent of Parents Don’t Want Their Sons Playing Football - With concussions and high school football being a hot topic, a new NBC News/WSJ survey found that 40 percent of parents would rather have their sons play another sport other than football. Socioeconomics played a role in these attitudes: 27 percent of low-income parents felt this way, compared to 47 percent of affluent parents.(Photo: Ocala Star-Banner /Landov)

A Snapshot of Black America - African-Americans’ Lives Today, a new report from NPR, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health, provides insight into the financial make-up and overall well-being of the Black community. More than 1,000 African-Americans aged 18 and older were surveyed in the report. Keep reading for highlights, and click here to read it in its entirety. —Britt Middleton  (Photo: Monashee Frantz/Getty Images)

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Emotional Support Helps Buffer Effects of Racism on Young Blacks - Black teens that experience frequent racial discrimination have a higher risk of developing diabetes, stroke and heart disease. The good news: Having emotionally supportive parents can help buffer racism’s ill effects, says a new report. Researchers believe that teens offered advice, help with homework and support by parents can better cope with stress. (Photo: Monashee Frantz/Getty Images)

Drug Possibly Saves Ebola Patients - Two American missionary workers were given an experimental drug that might have saved their lives. After being administered the medication, Dr. Kent Brantley and Nancy Writebol reportedly began to do better. Biotech firm Mapp Biopharmaceutical created the drug by first testing it in monkeys. Two out of four monkeys given the drug survived. Prior to its use on the American patients, the drug had not been tested on humans before. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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There’s Still Time to Get a Flu Shot! - This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminded Americans that it’s not too late for us to get our influenza vaccine. Flu rates can peak in January or February and the virus can mostly affect children, young adults and seniors, Health Day News wrote. Have you gotten your shot yet?(Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


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Young HIV Patients Delay Starting Treatment - Half of young people living with HIV/AIDS wait too long to start their treatment, says a new study from Johns Hopkins. Also, Black positive youth were twice as likely to delay taking treatment compared to white positive youth. Delaying treatment can worsen one’s health, lower their CD4 count and make them more susceptible to passing the virus to others. (Photo: Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)


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Parenting Plays Role in Pre-K Young Black Boys - Transitioning African-American boys from pre-school to kindergarten can be rough but successful if parents are involved, says a recent report. Boys had better grades and behavior when their mothers helped them with reading, writing and other learning activities. Also, healthy and respectful interactions between parents also helped performance outcomes, Health Canal reported.(Photo: Matt McClain/For The Washington Post/Getty Images)


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Insurance Company Uses Trucks to Enroll Residents in Obamacare - Mississippi boasts some of the worst health in the country, but a health insurance company has taken to the streets promoting Obamacare, Al Jazeera reported. Driving trucks around the entire state, Humana has educated more than 7,000 state residents on health care reform and health care plans in order to reach the most vulnerable. (Photo: Reuters)


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Abused Women More Prone to Riskier Sex - Violent relationships increase a woman’s risk for HIV and STDs, says a new report. Women who reported abuse feared that demanding safer sex would result in being hurt, so they remained silent. Researchers say new approaches are needed to address these women’s needs given that traditional condom negotiation talks don’t work for them. (Photo: Fuse/Getty Images)

Lincoln University to Add Nursing BA in 2014 - As part of a curriculum redesign, on Dec. 4 the Missouri State Board of Nursing gave Lincoln University permission to establish a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, starting in 2014. Initially only 30 students will be accepted each semester, and admission will be based on GPA and ACT scores.(Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Study: Hospitals Play Role in Heart Disease Deaths Among Blacks - If you’ve had heart surgery, the hospital you have access to may be the difference between life and death, says researchers from University of Michigan. Their new study suggests that access to quality health care via hospitals accounts for 50 percent of the gap of death rates between Blacks and whites.(Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)


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Why Teens Should Eat Breakfast - Do you skip breakfast or only eat sugary foods in the morning? You shouldn’t, says a recent report. Teens who do are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome later in life, the Huffington Post writes. Metabolic syndrome is the group of risk factors that put us more at risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. (Photo: Andersen Ross/Getty Images)