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.
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.
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.