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The first generic form of the Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder) inhaler has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Approves First Generic Version of Advair for Asthma, COPD

Medication approved to treat children aged 4 or older with asthma, adults with asthma or COPD
The prevalence of cardiovascular disease is 48.0 percent in adults in the United States based on 2013 to 2016 data

AHA: Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease

Forty-six percent of U.S. adults have hypertension
Fruit and vegetable intake is very low in the hemodialysis population

Fruit, Vegetable Intake Very Low in Hemodialysis Population

Higher consumption of fruit and vegetables linked to lower risk for all-cause, non-CVD mortality
Projected increases in maternal heat exposure may result in increased congenital heart defect burden

Rising Temps May Up Burden of Congenital Heart Disease in U.S.

Large increases in specific congenital heart defect subtypes projected in different regions
Women with breast cancer have an increased long-term incidence of atrial fibrillation

Long-Term Incidence of A-Fib Increased in Women With Breast Cancer

Women younger than 60 years have increased short-term, longer-term risk
Switching from analogue to human insulin is associated with a small increase in hemoglobin A1c levels

Small Increase in HbA1c Seen With Switch to Human Insulin in T2DM

No increase in serious hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia after switch from analogue to human insulin
Electronic cigarettes are more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine replacement therapy

E-Cigarettes More Effective for Smoking Cessation

One-year abstinence higher with e-cigarettes than other nicotine replacement products
Methotrexate is well tolerated and effective for psoriasis in a Chinese population and is more effective for those without psoriatic arthritis

Methotrexate Well Tolerated, Effective for Psoriasis in Chinese

Greater therapeutic response, fewer adverse events seen in those without psoriatic arthritis
It is important to discuss family planning and pregnancy proactively in women of childbearing age who have multiple sclerosis

Management of MS in Pregnancy Reviewed in U.K. Guideline

Pros and cons of continuing treatment throughout pregnancy should be discussed individually
Use of medical scribes in the emergency department improves physician productivity and reduces patient length of stay

Medical Scribes Up Productivity for Emergency Medicine Doctors

Primary consultations/hour increased, median length of stay reduced with use of scribes