Dr. Andrea Wolf, MD

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  • The Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With between 40 percent and 100 percent of lung cancer patients vulnerable to some form of persistent sexual dysfunction, experts say the issue can no longer be sidelined by physicians.

    Experts attending the European Lung Cancer Conference in Gen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The national drug store chain CVS Caremark said Wednesday that it's phasing out the sale of tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores across the United States.

    The company said cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco will no longer be availa...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The national drug store chain CVS Caremark said Wednesday that it's phasing out the sale of tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores across the United States.

    The company said cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco will no longer be availa...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with a rare type of lung cancer might be more likely to survive if they have radiation therapy before -- rather than after -- surgery, according to a small new study.

    The study included 25 patients with mesothelioma who underwent five d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with a rare type of lung cancer might be more likely to survive if they have radiation therapy before -- rather than after -- surgery, according to a small new study.

    The study included 25 patients with mesothelioma who underwent five d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tripling cigarette taxes around the world -- an ambitious notion -- would prevent 200 million people from dying prematurely over a century and shrink the number of smokers worldwide by one-third, a new review estimates.

    Tripling the taxes would h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A highly influential government panel of experts says that older smokers at high risk of lung cancer should receive annual low-dose CT scans to help detect and possibly prevent the spread of the fatal disease.

    In its final word on the issue publis...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Blocking a key protein involved in the growth of a rare, incurable type of soft-tissue cancer may eliminate the disease, according to a new study involving mice.

    Researchers from UT Southwestern found that inhibiting the action of a protein, known...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium and vilanterol inhalation powder) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for once-daily treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

    COPD, an umbrella term that includes the lung dis...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who have a CT scan to check for lung cancer stand a nearly one-in-five chance that doctors will find and potentially treat a tumor that would not have caused illness or death, researchers report.

    Despite the finding, major medical groups in...Full Article

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  • Andrea Wolf, MD

    There is no single “best” way to stop smoking. Every person is different and what works for one person may not work for another. The key is to recognize that it would be best to stop smoking and then to formulate a plan to do it. Many options are available including nicotine replacement, medications that

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  • Andrea Wolf, MD

    Either one is fine and one might work better for some people while another works better for others. The key is to quit. Quitting gradually should include a plan that results in no more smoking (not just cutting back).

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  • Andrea Wolf, MD

    Everybody is different. Some people just stop smoking and never look back. Others gradually reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke daily until they quit. Still others stop completely and occasionally smoke. The important thing to remember is that if you do smoke once after quitting, you haven’t failed.&

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  • Andrea Wolf, MD
    Think about yourself and what drives you to smoke. That will help you adjust behaviors/conditions that support smoking and help you devise a plan to quit. Talk with your doctor. He or she can help provide advice, education, and/or medication. Talk with your friends and family. Their support and e...Read More