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Treatment Options in Opioid Dependence - Frankly Speaking EP 47

Medication-based maintenance therapy is recommended for patients with opioid dependence. Listen to this week’s episode to learn how once monthly naltrexone injections are as effective as daily treatment with buprenorphine/naloxone. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

Medication-based maintenance therapy is recommended for patients with opioid dependence. Listen to this week’s episode to learn how once monthly naltrexone injections are as effective as daily treatment with buprenorphine/naloxone.


Do We Still Use Warfarin? - Frankly Speaking EP 58

Direct acting oral anticoagulants are increasingly used for stroke prevention for individuals with atrial fibrillation. Whether these agents are as safe and effective as warfarin has been a concern for many clinicians, but recent comparative effectiveness analyses are providing answers. In this week’s podcast episode, we will review these recent studies and draw some conclusions about which agents are best. Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP

Direct acting oral anticoagulants are increasingly used for stroke prevention for individuals with atrial fibrillation. Whether these agents are as safe and effective as warfarin has been a concern for many clinicians, but recent comparative effectiveness analyses are providing answers. In this week’s podcast episode, we will review these recent studies and draw some conclusions about which agents are best.


Too Little, Too Much: How Much Sleep is Just Right? - Frankly Speaking EP 55

In this session we discuss the impact of length of sleep on obesity and DM II. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

In this session we discuss the impact of length of sleep on obesity and DM II.


Blood Pressure Determination on Obese Arms - Frankly Speaking EP 44

If you become frustrated trying to get a thigh cuff onto the arm of an obese patient, we may have the answer. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

If you become frustrated trying to get a thigh cuff onto the arm of an obese patient, we may have the answer.


Late Breaking News: Let's Talk About Alcohol Consumption and Health Outcomes - Frankly Speaking EP 31

Alcohol consumption correlates to a variety of health outcomes, some adverse while others are improved. In this episode, we’ll review recent publications like the UK Whitehall II Observational Cohort Study and discuss how moderate alcohol consumption may have an adverse effect on the CNS while also having other protective effects on heart disease and all-cause mortality. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

In this session we’ll review a recently published study on the moderate consumption of alcohol and its effect on the brain. Best practices will be discussed.


Depression and Medication Side Effects: Is Your Depression Due to Something You Are Taking? - Frankly Speaking EP 88

The number of adults in the US on prescription medications is rising, with approximately 15% taking five or more daily medications. A recent study found that depression is a common side effect—37.2% prevalence among American adults taking prescription medications—and is associated with an increased risk of concurrent depression. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

The number of adults in the US on prescription medications is rising, with approximately 15% taking five or more daily medications. A recent study found that depression is a common side effect—37.2% prevalence among American adults taking prescription medications—and is associated with an increased risk of concurrent depression.


More Than Beauty: Length and Quality of Sleep and Its Impact on CV Risk Factors in Teens - Frankly Speaking EP 82

It has been fairly established that short duration of sleep is associated with obesity in teens and adults; however, the impact of quantity and quality of sleep has not been as well established. A cross-sectional study by Feliciano et al. found that longer and better sleep was associated with better cardiometabolic profiles in early adolescence – independent of other factors. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

It has been fairly established that short duration of sleep is associated with obesity in teens and adults; however, the impact of quantity and quality of sleep has not been as well established. A cross-sectional study by Feliciano et al. found that longer and better sleep was associated with better cardiometabolic profiles in early adolescence – independent of other factors.


Treating Major Depressive Disorder: Considerations in Applying the Evidence - Frankly Speaking EP 38

Although depression is a common problem in primary care, unfortunately, the screening rates remain low. In recent years, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines have been developed to improve detection and treatment of depression in the primary care setting. Primary care providers are now faced with the implementation of these recommended modalities. In this installment of the Frankly Speaking Podcast, the faculty will guide you through practical steps to improve outcomes in patients with depression. Guest: Kenneth Peterson, PhD, FNP-BC

Although depression is a common problem in primary care, unfortunately, the screening rates remain low. In recent years, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines have been developed to improve detection and treatment of depression in the primary care setting. Primary care providers are now faced with the implementation of these recommended modalities. In this installment of the Frankly Speaking Podcast, the faculty will guide you through practical steps to improve outcomes in patients with depression.


The New Hypertension Guidelines - Frankly Speaking EP 52

New hypertension guidelines from the American College of Cardiology have introduced a new blood pressure classification system and lowered the threshold for initiating pharmacotherapy in certain patient populations. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

New hypertension guidelines from the American College of Cardiology have lowered the threshold for starting pharmacotherapy in certain groups of patients. IN addition there is a new classification system introduced


Antibiotics and Sinusitis – How Long Is Too Long? - Frankly Speaking EP 67

A recent research study published in JAMA Internal Medicine examined the use of antibiotics to treat acute sinusitis based upon the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guideline recommending 5-7 days when antibiotics are indicated and found that most courses of antibiotics are too long. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more. Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP

A recent research study published in JAMA Internal Medicine examined the use of antibiotics to treat acute sinusitis based upon the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guideline recommending 5-7 days when antibiotics are indicated and found that most courses of antibiotics are too long. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more.


Diet! Diet! Who’s Got the Best Diet? - Frankly Speaking EP 64

71% of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. To tackle this problem, primary care providers must stay up to date on the best evidence for addressing overweight and obese status in their patients. The DIETFITS Randomized Clinical Trial offers direction for nutritional advice in this important and serious public health concern. Guest: Kenneth Peterson, PhD, FNP-BC

71% of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. The impact the medical community is making on reducing high rates of overweight and obesity is less than optimal. Primary care providers (PCPs) bear witness to this staggering statistic on a daily basis and are in a unique position to address this problem. To tackle this problem PCPs must be up to date on best evidence for addressing overweight and obese status in their patients. What seems simple might not be the case. As clinical evidence for best practice in treating overweight and obese patients grows, which approach is considered best. With limited time for patient encounters and higher patient volumes, what health counseling, patient education or behavioral health strategies will work best. With a variety of diets available for patients to choose, which one is preferred. The DIETFITS Randomized Clinical Trial offers direction for nutritional advice in this important and serious public health concern.


Changing Immunization Practices: 2-Dose Vaccines - Frankly Speaking EP 63

Immunization practices are constantly in flux as new vaccines are approved and guidelines are updated. Recently, the FDA approved a 2-dose hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine and a new 2-dose herpes zoster (HZ) vaccine. Additionally, the CDC now recommends a 2-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine schedule, a change from the previous recommendation for a 3-dose schedule. This session will discuss the changing landscape of immunization practices and recent changes to recommendations. Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP

Immunization practices are constantly in flux as new vaccines are approved and guidelines are updated. Recently, the FDA approved a 2-dose hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine and a new 2-dose herpes zoster (HZ) vaccine. Additionally, the CDC now recommends a 2-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine schedule, a change from the previous recommendation for a 3-dose schedule. This session will discuss the changing landscape of immunization practices and recent changes to recommendations.