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ALERT for patients on Hormone Replacement Therapy:

Please be aware that as of August 1, 2010, all female patients that elect to have their Hormone Replacement Therapy prescribed through our office will be required to maintain their annual exams (pelvic/pap, breast exam, etc.) and mammograms directly through our office.

After You Stop Smoking
what happens after days, months and years
20 MINUTES: Your blood pressure, heart rate and the temperature of your hands and feet normalize.

8 HOURS: The oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in your blood normalize.

1 DAY: Your likelihood of having a heart attack decreases.

2 DAYS: Your senses of smell and taste improve. Nerve endings start to regrow.

2 WEEKS to 3 MONTHS: Your circulation becomes better and breathing improves; it becomes easier to walk.

1 to 9 MONTHS: Coughing, sinus congestion, shortness of breath and fatigue decrease and you have more energy.

1 YEAR: Happy Birthday! Your excess risk of heart disease is now less than half of what it was a year ago.

5 YEARS: Your risk of cancer of the lung, mouth, throat and esophagus is half that of a pack-a-day smoker.

10 YEARS: Your risk of dying of lung cancer is similar to a non-smoker's. Pre-cancerous cells have been replaced.

15 YEARS: You are at no more risk of heart disease than if you never smoked.

For more information about smoking cessation, ask us. We offer a treatment called Accusmoke that we like very much.
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