Winter Solstice: Coming Out of the Dark

"Winter solstice is on December 21st this year. It is the shortest day of the year. Perfect time to let go of one thing that has been keeping you in the dark!”

 

Modifiable Risk Factors for People with Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders

Dr. Zim Okoli shares 5 modifiable risk factors for people living with mental health and substance use disorders:

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…

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...

Factors associated with tobacco cessation attempts among inpatients in a psychiatric hospital

Several effective evidence-based tobacco treatment approaches can optimize cessation attempts; however, little is known…

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…

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 control programming…

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 dependence…

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