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Chronic Respiratory Disorders Create Significant Health Care Burden

Key Point: See the questions below to ask your patients to better assess the risk factors contributing to CRD and help them with the preventative process to avoid the disease altogether. Chronic Respiratory Disorders (CRDs), including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic bronchitis create a significant health care… 

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Study sparks controversy about benefits of smoking cessation at age 60 years or older

A recently published systematic review and meta-analysis found that being a smoker, whether former or current, is associated with all-cause mortality in people who are aged 60 years and older. However, at least one expert in global health says that the study may overestimate the hazards of past smoking and… 

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