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Rare Risks with Pediatric Cough & Cold Medications - Frankly Speaking EP 39

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using OTC cough/cold medications for children under the age 4 as they have little proven benefit, are often a combination of multiple drugs, and may be harmful — but how harmful are they? Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

The Am Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using OTC cough/Cold meds for children under age 4 as they have little proven benefit, are often multiple drugs combined, and may be harmful. But how harmful are they?


E-Cigarettes – Risks of Teen Vaping - Frankly Speaking EP 28

E-cigarettes were first introduced to the US market in 2007 as a means of helping smokers stop using tobacco-based cigarettes. However, the use of e-cigarettes has increased significantly among US teens. Join us as we discuss potential public health concerns regarding vaping and US teens. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP

E-Cigarettes were 1st introduced to the US market in 2007, essentially to help smokers stop smoking tobacco-based cigarettes. There is some evidence it might have been beneficial for some adults to quit smoking. However their use has increased significantly specifically in US teens. Join us as we discuss the potential public health concerns regarding vaping and US teens.


Treatment of Post-Op Pain Following Spine and Joint Surgery - Frankly Speaking EP 77

This study looked at how pain was treated following spine and joint surgery and found the majority of patients were not encouraged to use non-opioid analgesia and that most had a supply of unused opioids at home. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

This study looked at how pain was treated following spine and joint surgery and found the majority of patients were not encouraged to use non-opioid analgesia and that most had a supply of unused opioids at home.


Assessing Blood Pressure: How Accurate Are the Blood Pressure Measurements You Use to Care for Your Patients? - Frankly Speaking EP 76

Hypertension affects an estimated 80 million Americans. We diagnose, determine the need for medication therapy, and monitor treatment efficacy based on a simple office blood pressure measurement – but how accurate is that measurement, and what is the most valid method to obtain it? Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Hypertension affects an estimated 80 million Americans. We diagnose, determine the need for medication therapy, and monitor treatment efficacy based on a simple office blood pressure measurement – but how accurate is that measurement, and what is the most valid method to obtain it?


Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Diagnosis? - Frankly Speaking EP 69

The National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer’s Association (NIA-AA) just released an updated Framework of the 2011 Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, focusing on the use of biomarkers rather than clinical criteria to make the diagnosis. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more. Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP

The National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer’s Association (NIA-AA) just released an updated Framework of the 2011 Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, focusing on the use of biomarkers rather than clinical criteria to make the diagnosis. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more.


I’ve Got Rhythm: Catheter Ablation Therapy for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure - Frankly Speaking EP 62

Management of patients with atrial fibrillation has long centered on the relative merits of rate control versus rhythm control. The CASTLE-AF trial evaluated catheter ablation as a treatment for patients with both heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and atrial fibrillation. Listen to this week’s podcast episode to learn about the results of this new trial and how the catheter ablation impacted clinical outcomes. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD

Management of patients with atrial fibrillation has long centered on the relative merits of rate control versus rhythm control. The CASTLE-AF trial evaluated catheter ablation as a treatment for patients with both heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and atrial fibrillation. Listen to this week’s podcast episode to learn about the results of this new trial and how the catheter ablation impacted clinical outcomes.


Helping Depressed Patients Change: Behavioral Activation - Frankly Speaking EP 57

Listen to this week’s episode to learn about the basic concepts of behavioral activation (BA), what research has demonstrated about its use in depression, and how to apply BA in everyday care. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Listen to this week’s episode to learn about the basic concepts of behavioral activation (BA), what research has demonstrated about its use in depression, and how to apply BA in everyday care.


My Joints Are Killing Me! Opioids vs. NSAIDs for Chronic Pain - Frankly Speaking EP 68

Chronic pain is a difficult but common problem in primary care. Patients are often desperate for any form of relief, and as a result, many are eventually started on opioid analgesics which can be associated with adverse effects. Is it worth it? Listen to this episode to learn about a recent randomized trial that compared opioid to non-opioid management of patients with chronic low back or hip pain or knee pain due to osteoarthritis. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

Chronic pain is a difficult but common problem in primary care. Patients are often desperate for any form of relief, and as a result, many are eventually started on opioid analgesics which can be associated with adverse effects. Is it worth it? Listen to this episode to learn about a recent randomized trial that compared opioid to non-opioid management of patients with chronic low back or hip pain or knee pain due to osteoarthritis.


Goals of Care Discussions in Patients with Serious Illness: Is It a Downer? - Frankly Speaking EP 81

Discussing goals of care with patients that have a serious, life-limiting illness does not affect the patient’s anxiety or depression—but can increase the quality of the communication. Listen to this podcast episode for tips that are easily adaptable to any outpatient or specialty practice. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Discussing goals of care with patients that have a serious, life-limiting illness does not affect the patient’s anxiety or depression—but can increase the quality of the communication. Listen to this podcast episode for tips that are easily adaptable to any outpatient or specialty practice.


Is Oxygen Helpful for Patients with Acute Stroke? - Frankly Speaking EP 41

For patients with acute stroke without baseline hypoxia, supplemental oxygen can be both beneficial and harmful. Listen to this episode to learn about the latest data from a large randomized trial. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

For patients with acute stroke without baseline hypoxia, supplemental oxygen has potential benefits but also potential harms. We will review the latest data from a large randomized trial.


Endurance Sports: In It for the Long Haul - Frankly Speaking EP 45

What do you say when your 50-year-old patient that has been relatively sedentary in the last 3 decades wants to do a triathlon? In this episode, we will review a U.S. case series of participants in triathlon races from 1985-2016, and discuss risk, reward, and reality. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

What do you say when your 50-year-old patient that has been relatively sedentary in the last 3 decades wants to do a triathlon? In this episode, we will review a U.S. case series of participants in triathlon races from 1985-2016, and discuss risk, reward, and reality.


Should You Use Budesonide-Formoterol as Needed for Mild Asthma? - Frankly Speaking EP 83

In this episode, we will discuss using an inhaled steroid twice a day to control mild asthma symptoms, versus using the combination budesonide and formoterol. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Mild persistent asthma is traditionally treated with a single preventative agent, like a medium dose inhaled.