Physical well-being is how one takes care of their body through proper nutrition, exercise, sleep, hydration, medical checkups, safe sex, and weight management.


A retrospective analysis of the association between providing nicotine replacement therapy at admission and motivation to quit and nicotine withdrawal symptoms during an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.

Psychiatric patients have high tobacco use prevalence, dependence, and withdrawal severity. A tobacco-free psychiatric hospitalization necessitates the management of nicotine withdrawal (NW) for Read more

A retrospective analysis of the outcomes of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy among persons with mental health and substance use disorders.

It is common practice to individualize smoking cessation pharmacotherapy based on clinical judgment and patient response… Read more

A retrospective review of pilot outcomes from an out-patient tobacco treatment program within Cardiology Services.

Due to the challenging nature of tobacco addiction, individuals with cardiac conditions often continue to smoke at high rates (up to 62%), even after experiencing life-threatening events… Read more

A Review of Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet and Breast Cancer Risk According to Estrogen-and Progesterone-Receptor Status and HER2 Oncogene Expression. Annals of Epidemiology and Public Health

Previous observational studies and systematic reviews have suggested that adherence to the Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer, but have… Read more

A step-wise approach to assessing tobacco use and addiction. Disease Interrupted: A clinical guide to tobacco reduction and cessation. 2nd Edition

Most tobacco users know the power of addiction and want to quit. Evidence tells a vivid and chilling story of the dire and urgent need to support cessation. Tobacco is the leading preventable cause Read more

A Systematic Review of Studies of Web Portals for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

Patient web portals are password-protected online websites that offer patients 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection…  Read more

A Systematic Review of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Diagnostic Criteria for Nicotine Dependence.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual diagnostic criteria for nicotine dependence (DSM-ND) are based on the proposition that dependence is a syndrome that can be diagnosed only when a minimum of 3 of Read more

Adolescents’ self-defined tobacco use status, marijuana use, and tobacco dependence. Addictive Behaviors.

Aims: To examine differences in tobacco use and dependence between adolescents who are and are not marijuana users… Read more

Advancing Uterine Cancer Survivorship among African American Women. Journal of the National Medical Association

Few studies have examined health behavior interventions for African American women who are uterine cancer survivors. … Read more

Associations of tobacco use and consumption with rurality among patients with psychiatric disorders

People with psychiatric disorders (PDs) are disproportionately affected by tobacco use and its associated harms. Although several unique risk factors are known for this population, few studies have Read more

Associations of tobacco use and consumption with rurality among patients with psychiatric disorders: Does smoke-free policy matter?

People with psychiatric disorders (PDs) have high risks for tobacco use and associated health effects; however, little is known about differences in tobacco use status and consumption by urban or Read more

Behavioral and physiological responses to nicotine patch administration among nonsmokers

Despite the large amount that is known about the physical health effects of secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) exposure, little is known about the behavioral health effects… Read more

Changes in Specific Substance Involvement Scores among SBIRT recipients in an HIV primary care setting

SBIRT has been used among people living with HIV in primary HIV clinics … Read more

Correlates of secondhand tobacco smoke exposure among individuals with a history of substance use and/or psychiatric disorders participating in a tobacco treatment program in Vancouver, Canada

Individuals with substance use (SUD) and/or psychiatric disorders (PD) are disproportionately affected by tobacco use; yet, little is known about secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) exposure in these Read more

Design of a Community Based Lung Cancer Education, Prevention and Screening Program

Uptake of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer screening is extremely low… Read more

Differences in participant classification and intervention effects based on HbA1C and fasting plasma glucose among a community sample of African Americans

Since 2010, the American Diabetes Association has endorsed both HbA1C (A1C) and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) to determine diabetes risk... Read more

Healthy Lifestyle Intervention for African American Uterine Cancer Survivors: Study Protocol. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications

Background Cancer of the uterine corpus is the most common gynecologic malignancy and the fourth most common cancer in U.S. women… Read more

Increasing Stroke Recognition and Behavioral Intent to Call Emergency Management Services in Vietnamese American Population. Journal of Nursing and Care

Serious complications of stroke, one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States can be mitigated if treated in a timely manner… Read more

Letter to the Editor.  Re:  A Lifestyle Intervention Study in Patients with Diabetes or Impaired Glucose Tolerance:  Translation of a Research Intervention into Practice

I read with interest the research article by Matvienko and Hoehns.1 The overarching goal of the study was timely and consistent with the recent paradigm shift… Read more

Nicotine dependence and gender differences in smokers accessing community mental health services.

Despite evidence of differences in smoking behavior between women and men, few studies have assessed these differences in individuals with mental illnesses… Read more

Nursing Staff Attitude, Subjective Norms, Perceived Behavior Control, and Intention to Provide Tobacco Treatment in a Psychiatric Hospital

Background: Although the nursing staff is fundamental in assisting individuals with mental illnesses (MI) to stop tobacco use, they often have mixed feelings about providing tobacco treatment (TT) Read more

Outpatient tobacco dependence treatment for individuals with mental disorders: The Butt-Out program pilot study outcomes.

The Butt Out program is a tobacco dependence intervention that provides smoking cessation counselling and pharmacotherapy for clients with severe mental illness through Vancouver Community Mental Read more

Patient Web Portals, Disease Management, and Primary Prevention

Efforts aimed at health care reform and continued advances in information technologies have prompted interest among providers and researchers in patient web portals… Read more

Percent Weight Reduction Required to Achieve Minimal Clinically Important Improvements in Health-related Quality of Life among African Americans:  A Secondary Analysis of the Fit Body and Soul Study

To calculate the percent weight reduction required to achieve minimal clinically important improvement (MCII) in health-related quality of life (HRQOL)… Read more

Physical activity in diabetes: Is any better than none? Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications

All-cause and cardiovascular mortality risk in U.S. adults with and without type 2 diabetes: Influence of physical activity, pharmacological treatment and glycemic control... Read more

Promoting Community Awareness of Lung Cancer Screening among Disparate Populations: Results of the cancer-Community Awareness Access Research and Education (c-CARE) Project

Lung cancer is the no. 1 cause of cancer death in the United States. Racial/ethnic minority and medically underserved populations suffer higher mortality than whites…  Read more

Providing tobacco treatment in a community mental health setting: A pilot study.

Individuals with mental illnesses (MIs) are disproportionately affected by tobacco-related disease burden because of higher tobacco use prevalence and poor tobacco treatment outcomes… Read more

Sex differences in smoking cessation outcomes of a tailored program for individuals with substance use disorders and mental illness.

Tobacco use is highly prevalent among individuals with a history of substance use disorders (SUD) and/or mental illness (MI)… Read more

Smoking cessation interventions among individuals in methadone maintenance: A brief review.

Individuals in methadone maintenance treatment are motivated to quit smoking and are interested in smoking cessation treatment… Read more

Smoking cessation outcomes of referral to a specialist hospital outpatient clinic.

Hospital visits are an opportunity to engage smokers in tobacco treatment. However, little is known about engagement in follow-up referrals… Read more

The effect of long-acting injectable antipsychotic medications compared with oral antipsychotic medications among people with schizophrenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic medications may be an important modality of reducing costs, improving symptoms, and fostering quality of life outcomes for those with schizophrenia. Our Read more

The Impact of Psychiatric Disorder Diagnosis on Motivation to Quit and Stage of Change Among Patients at a Hospital-Based Outpatient Smoking Cessation Clinic

Smoking is among the greatest international public health concerns, causing excessive levels of preventable premature death, disability, and economic costs... Read more

The Psychometric Properties of the Minnesota Tobacco Withdrawal Scale Among Patients with Mental Illness.

Approximately 65% of psychiatric inpatients experience moderate-to-severe nicotine withdrawal (NW), a set of symptoms appearing within 24 hr… Read more

The Tobacco Dependence Clinic: Intensive tobacco dependence treatment in an addiction services out-patient setting.

We present outcomes from an intensive tobacco-dependence treatment program for addiction services clients at three different sites… Read more

Transitioning Youth With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to Adult Health Care

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood neurodevelopmental diseases and nearly two thirds of children with ADHD have symptoms that persist into adulthood., Read  Read more

Use of a Web Portal among Adult Clinic Patients Seen for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.  Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy

To determine the number of adult clinic patients seen for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) at an academic medical center and to examine characteristics of … Read more

Use of My HealtheVet Patient Web Portal among Veterans Seen for Diabetes Mellitus at a Medical Center in the Southeastern United States.

An increasing number of studies have examined the use of information technology to improve diabetes care and patient self-management... Read more

Which types of tobacco treatment interventions work for people with schizophrenia? Provider and mental health consumer perspectives.

People with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders (PWS) consume tobacco at high rates, resulting in disproportionate tobacco-related morbidity and mortality… Read more