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Obesity is linked to an increased risk of smoking and an increase in the number of cigarettes smoked daily

Higher Adiposity Increases Odds of Smoking

Findings for both increased risk of being a smoker and higher number of cigarettes smoked daily
Multiple chemicals associated with endocrine disruption and asthma are contained in hair products used by black women and children

Chemicals in Hair Products for Black Women Raise Concerns

Chemicals linked with endocrine disruption, asthma ID'd in hair products used by black women, children
Stigmatizing language used in medical records to describe patients can influence medical students and residents in terms of their attitudes towards the patient and their clinical decision-making

Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care

Stigmatizing language may transmit bias, influence trainees' attitudes
Waterpipe tobacco smoking (or hookah smoking) accounts for half of young adults' tobacco smoke exposure

Over Half of Young Adult Smoke Volume Exposure From Hookahs

Toxicant exposure to tar, carbon monoxide, nicotine lower, but still substantial, compared to cigarettes
In 2016

ASCO: Few Eligible Smokers Had CT Screen for Lung CA in 2016

Most eligible smokers populated in South, which had most screening sites but low screening rate
Inhaled combined budesonide-formoterol used as needed is beneficial for mild asthma

Budesonide-Formoterol Used As Needed Beneficial in Mild Asthma

Superior to terbutaline with respect to asthma control, non-inferior to budesonide for exacerbations
Best practices have been developed for using electronic health records to enhance patient-centered care

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

Patients regard EHR as positive presence; can be used to engage patients by jointly viewing data
A high risk of obstructive sleep apnea is common among older adults but is seldom investigated

Sleep Apnea Rarely Investigated in Older Adults

Low rate of evaluation seen in at-risk individuals, but vast majority of those tested are diagnosed with OSA
A nonprofit manufacturer could help keep generic drug prices down and maintain their supply

Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down

Nonprofit manufacturer will pursue cost-plus strategy to cover costs, maintain financial viability
For children and younger adults with asthma

Asthma Mortality Inversely Tied to Deprivation in English Young

For those aged 5 to 44 years, positive link for deprivation with asthma prevalence, admissions