April 2018 Respiratory Health

Smoking Cessation: Where to Begin?

April 25, 2018

Health and Wellness

Cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable risk factor for cancers and cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, leading to 480,000 deaths each year across the United States.

Pertussis: A Preventable Paroxysmal Cough

April 22, 2018

Rx Focus

Before a pertussis vaccine was widely available, about 200,000 American children contracted this highly contagious acute respiratory tract infection annually, and between 4000 and 9000 children died each year.

The Barbershop Trial: Key Takeaways

April 01, 2018

Editor's Note

On March 12, 2018, the New England Journal of Medicine published a cluster-randomized trial of an intervention by pharmacists who were operating under collaborative practice agreements to initiate, titrate, monitor, and otherwise manage drug therapy for non-Latino African American men in barbershops.

A Breath of Fresh Air

April 01, 2018

From the Chairman

Spring is here, and though the change of season brings warmer weather and new life, it also can be a source of distress for those with allergies, asthma, or COPD.