The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Women who smoke cigarettes can expect not only reduced life expectancy and quality of life, but also an increased risk of pregnancy complications, problems with menstrual function, and cervical cancer. A panel talks about new efforts to educate women and girls about the health problems associated with smoking.
- Dr. Diane Stover chief of pulmonary medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and chair of the American College of Chest Physicians' Task Force on Women, Girls, Tobacco, & Lung Cancer
- Dr. David Satcher United States Surgeon General
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