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Smoking Cessation and Sleep: Critical Observations in Pulmonary Medicine, Ep. 2
Episode 2: In this episode, Dr. Rizzo speaks with Freda Patterson, PhD; Heather Bittner Fagan, MD, MPH; and Denise Taylor, MS, RD, regarding novel clinical interventions in cardiovascular disease, including sleep quality and smoking behavior. They also speak about the messaging around smoking cessation.

 Poll: Inhaler Technique
Patients who switch inhaler therapies tend to have a difficult time. Do you think that reinforcing inhaler technique through patient education at the time of the switch is effective?

 Improved Asthma Outcomes for Black and Latinx Adults
In this video, Elliot Israel, MD, speaks about his team's research titled "A Randomized, Open-Label, Pragmatic Study to Assess Reliever-Triggered Inhaled Corticosteroid in African American/Black and Hispanic/Latinx Adults With Asthma." He speaks about the disproportionate morbidity of asthma in African American/Black and Hispanic/Latinx patients and his work demonstrating that adding patient-activated reliever-triggered inhaled corticosteroids to existing therapy can reduce the excess morbidity and improve quality of life. 

Shervin S. Takyar, MD, PhD, on the Regulation of Endothelial MicroRNA-1 in Asthma
In this podcast, Shervin S. Takyar, MD, PhD, answers our questions about how microRNA-1 regulates eosinophil trafficking in patients with asthma and chronic rhinosinusitis. 

 Don Hayes, MD, on the Guidelines for Pediatric Home Oxygen Therapy
Don Hayes, MD, from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, provides insight on the American Thoracic Society clinical guidelines he and his team developed for the implementation, monitoring, and discontinuation of pediatric home oxygen therapy. Read the full guidelines here.