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Lawrence Harvey Zeiger (1933-), or Larry King, American television and radio host. King has conducted of 40,000 interviews with newsmakers, and has been hosting the late night show Larry King Live since 1985.

King had a heart attack in 1987 and had to undergo a quintuple-bypass surgery. Kind was a long-time cigarette smoker, and after this event his doctors encouraged him to quit. Now, after 22 years of being smoke-free, King encourages people to limit their smoking to reduce the risk of heart disease.

After having heart surgery, King had a battle with depression. Since then he has become an advocate of educating people about depression to lessen the stigma surrounding it. He says, “ The more knowledge you have, the better… This is not having a bad day. [These people...View full story
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02 Dec 2009 Go Larry! 22 years of being smoke-free. That's inspiring.
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New research suggests that bacteria in tobacco can lead to infection - even just by handling the tobacco products. The researcher was able to isolate and grow some strains of bacteria in a petri dish, and suspects that there are up to a thousand bacterial species in tobacco products. The team found over a hundred bacterial matches in their research, including: "Campylobacter, which can cause food poisoning and Guillain-Barre Syndrome; Clostridium, which causes food poisoning and pneumonias; Corynebacterium, also associated with pneumonias and other diseases; E. coli; Klebsiella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, all of which are associated not only with pneumonia but also with urinary tract infections; and a number of Staphylococcus species that underlie the most common and serious hospital-associated infections."


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