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Initial findings of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) published in 2002 forever changed the way menopause hormone therapy has been viewed in the United States. After WHI, use of systemic menopause hormone therapy (MHT) decreased by as much as 80 percent among U.S. women. In the following decade and half, additional data derived from WHI coupled with new research findings resulted in confusion and misunderstandings for patients and clinicians alike on the appropriate use of MHT to manage menopause. This presentation will blend the findings of WHI with newer learnings and provide a practical approach to using MHT.


In this episode we expand on the rationale for not screening and treating hyperlipidemia in patients without CV disease, diabetes, renal failure or heart failure.


Taking Aim Against Shingles: Strategies for Success (Part 3)

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0.32 AANP | 0.23 Pharmacology

Shingles, or herpes zoster (HZ), is a common secondary infection. More than 95% of immunocompetent individuals aged > 50 years are seropositive for the varicella zoster virus (VZV) and are at risk of developing shingles. This podcast series will address the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and complications of shingles, in addition to the strategies to prevent it.

This session will review the recommendations put forth by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the use of a new shingles vaccine. Dosing, use, and efficacy will be discussed.


Primary care clinicians (PCCs) are ideally suited to educate and advise people with type 2 diabetes about basal insulin. This program will inform PCCs about current recommendations and advances in the safe and effective use of basal insulin, so they can provide individualized, appropriate care for their patients.

Patients with chronic diseases, including coronary artery disease, are advised to get yearly flu shots because they are at higher risk for having a more severe illness. Canadian researchers have found that in the week following being diagnosed with the flu, adults over 65 years old have a significantly increased risk of myocardial infection

In this session we discuss the EB guidelines for diagnosing and management of Acute Sinusitis.