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Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Jan. 5, 2017

Dr. Jonathan Bricker offers 5 steps for keeping resolutions in the new year; Dr. Trevor Bedford a finalist for first-ever Open Science Prize; 425 Magazine salutes HIV researcher Dr. Larry Corey and community advocate Michael Louella

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SmartQuit 2.0 helps twice as many smokers cut habit, study finds

Smoking-cessation app developed via Fred Hutch research also helped three quarters of trial users reduce smoking habit

Nov. 17, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

A smoking-cessation app developed through Fred Hutch research helped 21 percent of study users quit cigarettes — a success rate nearly three times higher than other methods.

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Smoking stigma can backfire, hurt efforts to quit

A new study reinforces the case for a new kind of smoking control strategy

Nov. 2, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Public health campaigns that stigmatize smoking can backfire, according to a study published Monday, leading some people to become so angry and defensive that they refuse to quit and others feeling so bad about themselves that they give up trying.

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Resolution revolution

Top tips for making the changes that matter to you in the new year – and beyond

Jan. 1, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

According to Fred Hutch's Dr. Jonathan Bricker, resolutions to change behavior are a powerful reminder that what you are doing -- or not doing -- is out of sync with what you deeply care about. Here are his best tips for keeping your New Year's resolutions.

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Researchers and
patients give thanks

From surviving cancer to puppies to Jail House Gin:
Sharing gratitude for things large and small

Nov. 26, 2014 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch's researchers, administrators and patients share what they're especially thankful for this year on the eve of Thanksgiving.

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Kicking butt: a look at smoking cessation through the decades

From ‘grandma groups’ to pharmacotherapy to online interventions, people will try just about anything to kick the habit

Nov. 19, 2014 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

On the eve of the Great American Smokeout, Fred Hutch News Service examines the various smoking-cessation programs that have been introduced over the years. How effective have they been? And what’s coming down the pike in days to come? Dr. Jonathan Bricker, a Fred Hutch behavioral psychologist who specializes in smoking-cessation research, looks at kicking the habit: past, present and future.

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