Study shows high rates of health issues among 9/11 responders; E-cigarette use among teens tripled in 2014;

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> A 12-year study published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine has shown a high rate of health conditions among Fire Department of the City of New York emergency medical service workers present at the World Trade Center on 9/11, including rhinosinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, cancers and probable post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Study abstract

> While the use of more traditional tobacco products, such as cigarettes and cigars, decreased between 2011 and 2014, e-cigarette use among high school students tripled from 4.5 percent in 2013 to 13.4 percent in 2014, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Report

> The Society of Hospital Medicine has created a new research agenda aimed at identifying unanswered questions to improve hospital care for older adults with complex medical needs. The Journal of Hospital Medicine takes a look.  Abstract

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