Social well-being is the ability to interact in a healthy way with those around us. This involves having supportive friends and family, developing deep connections, and the ability to communicate in healthy ways.


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

Airborne nicotine, secondhand smoke, and precursors to adolescent smoking.

Secondhand smoke (SHS) directly increases exposure to airborne nicotine, tobacco's main psychoactive substance… 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

Color Conscience: A Move Toward Anti-racism. Critical Care

We write this editorial at a time of great civil unrest in the United States, following the public murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by Minneapolis police officers, and Read more

Correlates of secondhand tobacco smoke exposure among persons with severe mental illness accessing community mental health services.

To examine the correlates of secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) exposure in a sample of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) accessing community mental health services… Read more

Costs and Cost-Effectiveness of a Faith-Based Lifestyle Intervention for Diabetes Prevention among African Americans: A Within-Trial Analysis. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

We assessed costs and cost-effectiveness of implementing Fit Body and Soul (FBAS), a church-based 18-session lifestyle education intervention for African Americans… Read more

COVID-19 disparity among Black Americans: A call to action for nurse scientists. Research in Nursing & Health

At the time of this writing, the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected over 13 million individuals worldwide, with over 3.4 million infected in the United States (US). The highly 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

Factors Associated with Nursing School Satisfaction, NCLEX Success, and Intent to Pursue Advanced Education Among Underrepresented Accelerated Nursing Students

The United States is steadily becoming more diverse. If current trends continue, the minority population will be the majority by 2043… Read more

Gender-specific profiles of tobacco use among non-institutionalized people with serious mental illness.

In many countries, smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death. In North America, reductions in population smoking levels are stabilizing and, in recent years, those involved in tobacco 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

Outcomes of a tobacco treatment program for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness attending a community mental health team

Individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses have a greater prevalence of smoking than the general population and are disproportionately affected by tobacco-related morbidity and mortality Read more

SBIRT-A: Adapting SBIRT to Maximize Developmental Fit for Adolescents in Primary Care

New ways in SBIRT have the potential to enhance the identification of adolescents with substance use disorders in primary care setting … Read more

Secondhand tobacco smoke exposure and susceptibility to smoking, perceived addiction, and psychobehavioral symptoms among college students

To examine the association of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure with susceptibility to smoking perceived addiction, and psychobehavioral effects of exposure among never- and ever-smoking college Read more

Smoking and predictors of nicotine dependence in a homeless population.

To assess prevalence rates of tobacco use and dependence in a sample of homeless individuals and to investigate trends for demographic and clinical characteristics across different levels of nicotine Read more

Social Smoking Environment and Associations with Cardiac Rehabilitation Attendance

Purpose: Continued cigarette smoking after a major cardiac event predicts worse health outcomes and leads to reduced participation in cardiac rehabilitation (CR). Understanding which characteristics 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

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