Adults with mental illness have a smoking rate that is 70% higher than adults with no mental illness and die approximately 25 years earlier than the general population, due largely to their high rates of substance use—including cigarette smoking.
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Successful smoking cessation involves a 2-pronged approach, since there are 2 components to smoking – physiological and behavioral, according to Nervana Elkhadragy, PharmD, MS, TTS, of Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Indianapolis.
Are the graphic images and stories depicted by the CDC ads effective or counterproductive in getting people to quit smoking?
Obesity is rising at an alarming rate in the United States. Combined with hypertension, the two present an enormous risk of both morbidity and mortality. A leading researcher addresses the issues raised with this timely issue.
The American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) have issued a new scientific statement entitled “Treatment of Hypertension in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease.” This article features an interview with Clive Rosendorff, MD, PhD, DScMed, chair of the writing committee, who discusses what’s new in the guideline, and addresses areas of controversy.
In January, 2016, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology (AAACE/ACE) released their 2016 Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management Algorithm, which serves as an update to the earlier 2013 algorithm.
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), an inherited genetic disorder characterized by significantly elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, affects an estimated 620,000 Americans and is generally underdiagnosed and undertreated.
A growing body of research suggests that patients are not always transparent with their physicians about critical information.
In February of 2016, the National Lipid Association (NLA) released its Annual Summary of Clinical Lipidology, which is an update to Parts 1 and 2 of the NLA’s “Recommendations for Patient-Centered Management of Dyslipidemia,” both published in 2015.
Despite the well-established data demonstrating that pediatric vaccines are life-saving, safe, and effective, significant obstacles remain to their implementation, on both patient and provider levels.