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More US Teens Are Vaping, but Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falling

More US Teens Are Vaping, but Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falling

Vaping among American teenagers increased dramatically in 2018, with nearly 2 of every 5 high school seniors reporting they had tried an electronic cigarette during the past year.

FDA: Some E-Cigarette Liquids Contain Erectile Dysfunction Meds

Sildenafil and tadalafil not approved to be sold over the counter and are being sold illegally.

Omalizumab Shows Promise as Rescue Therapy in Status Asthmaticus

Omalizumab rescue therapy produced rapid results in a patient with refractory status asthmaticus.

Opinion

ICD-10 codes may improve asthma care

The new ICD-10 coding system may seem inappropriate for some disease models, but asthma care may benefit from the required changes.

Help children keep asthma at bay

Begin to impart asthma information to young patients and/or their caregivers as early as possible.

Discriminating against smokers perfectly legal in healthcare hiring

Should more hospital systems institute smoke-free hiring policies?

Clinical Features

Telling Time by Asthma, Allergy Symptom Severity

Telling Time by Asthma, Allergy Symptom Severity

Clinicians are gaining a better understanding of how asthma and allergies are regulated by the circadian clock, which will help patients better alleviate their symptoms.

Thirdhand Smoke: A New Concept Rising From Old Residue

Thirdhand Smoke: A New Concept Rising From Old Residue

The concept of thirdhand smoke was originally introduced in 1953, when rodent studies first demonstrated the carcinogenic effects of the residue from tobacco smoke.

Slideshows

Image of the Week: Thin Film on the Cornea of an Elderly Woman

Image of the Week: Thin Film on the Cornea of an Elderly Woman

An 85-year-old female patient receiving treatment for COPD develops a thin white film on her cornea.

Image of the Week: Cardiomegaly

Image of the Week: Cardiomegaly

What term refers to the plump and sagging appearance of a full pericardium?

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