Electronic Cigarettes, What's The Scoop?

Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Electronic Cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) or vaping, have been around since the early 2000’s and are advertised to be a safe, tobacco free alternative to cigarettes. E-cigarettes came to the United States about 7…

Alcohol Use Disorder – A General Overview

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Christina Ripp, M.A. Many people may not realize the terms “alcoholism” and “alcoholic” do not represent a specific diagnosis. The current diagnosis for someone who is addicted to alcohol is called Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), formerly known as “Alcohol Dependence” in the previous edition…