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Substance Abuse Associated With Greater Risk of Adolescent Firearm Homicide

Substance Abuse Associated With Greater Risk of Adolescent Firearm Homicide

Firearm violence disproportionately affects adolescents in minority populations in large US cities.

FDA Removing Black Box Warnings on Smoking Cessation Drugs

FDA Removing Black Box Warnings on Smoking Cessation Drugs

The US Food and Drug Administration has determined that varenicline and bupropion pose a lower risk of serious mental health side effects than was previously thought.

Uncovering Undiagnosed HIV in Heterosexuals: Examining Behavioral Intervention

Uncovering Undiagnosed HIV in Heterosexuals: Examining Behavioral Intervention

Barriers to HIV testing include distrust of medical settings, fear of HIV stigma, and substance use problems.

Drug Combo For Quitting Smoking That Minimizes Weight Gain

Drug Combo For Quitting Smoking That Minimizes Weight Gain

Researchers found that lorcaserin combined with varenicline minimized weight gain and waist circumference increases.

AHA: Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Increases Atherosclerosis Risk

AHA: Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Increases Atherosclerosis Risk

The extent of secondhand tobacco smoke exposure was linked to atherosclerosis in asymptomatic never smokers.

AMA Highlights Addressing Patients' Shame in Opioid Disorders

AMA Highlights Addressing Patients' Shame in Opioid Disorders

A webinar on patient shame forms part of the Prescribers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies.

Half of Americans Have Chronic Health Condition or Mental Illness

Half of Americans Have Chronic Health Condition or Mental Illness

Chronic medical conditions, mental illness, and substance abuse problems often overlap.

Usage of Smoking Cessation Medication Influenced By Medicaid Policies

Usage of Smoking Cessation Medication Influenced By Medicaid Policies

Researchers found a reduction in smoking cessation medications when counseling was required to obtain them.

3 Initiatives To Address the Opioid Epidemic

3 Initiatives To Address the Opioid Epidemic

We explore 3 initiatives that include guidelines and recommendations for CRNAs, physicians, and policymakers.

Opioid Poisonings Rising Dramatically in Children, Teens

Opioid Poisonings Rising Dramatically in Children, Teens

In children aged 10 to 14, poisonings from suicide or self-inflicted injury rose 37% and accidental poisoning increased 82%.

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