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A recent analysis of US population surveys found that e-cigarette users were more likely to attempt to quit and more successful with smoking cessation. This new evidence is a potential game changer in terms of current policy perspectives and the potential for public health interventions around e-cigarette use. How should we, the primary care community, respond?


In the US, about 3500 infants die yearly due to sleep related deaths, from SIDS, accidental strangulation and suffocation during sleep. The rate has remained unchanged since the 1990s when there was an initial decrease. The AAP has updated its EBP guidelines to reflect new evidence to further reduce the risk of sleep related infant deaths. Join us as we discuss the implications of these guidelines – what are the barriers and practice strategies to help your families promote healthy sleep environments for their infants


Can peanut allergy be prevented in children? This podcast episode will review the newest AAP recommendations on feeding in the first year of life, with a special emphasis on preventing atopic disorders. Our objectives will be to review feeding recommendations, discuss methods to decrease risk of atopic disorders in high risk children and consider future research in pediatric feeding recommendations.


Major agencies have made some significant changes to routine breast cancer screening over the past few years. As new evidence comes out – best practice changes to reflect these findings. Applying these changes to your practice can be challenging. Join Frank, Jill and Susan as they discuss, compare and contrast the most recent EBG from ACS, ACOG and USPSTF and offer some strategies on how to apply to your patients.


In this episode, colleagues discuss the challenges of today’s pain management with opioids in the context of the Martins et al survey study.


Have a patient with Statin Induced Myalgias? This episode will give you the best evidence on a simple and cost effective solution, and dispel common myths about this problem.


Corticosteroids are often prescribed for short-term use for conditions such as asthma exacerbation, contact dermatitis, gout, and Bell’s palsy. Adverse effects from chronic use of corticosteroids is well known, but many clinicians believe that the risk of significant adverse effects from short-term use is minimal. A recent retrospective cohort study was done reviewing the records of 1.5 million adults to assess the adverse effects of treatment with corticosteroids for less than 30 days.


Diabetes remission is defined as a return to normal blood sugar control without the use of medications. Use of a very low caloric diet in a primary care setting resulted in significant weight loss and significant remission of diabetes.


As fall arrives, many patients question the need for an influenza vaccine while clinicians urge patients to get it. 2017-18 flu season data shows high influenza mortality. Learn how to help motivate patients to accept the vaccine.


Both the WHO and AAP recommend exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months of age then solids and breast milk until 12 months of age. The well-established benefits of breastfeeding include support of infant growth and development of immunity. Recently, a clinical trial from the UK found an association between the early introduction of foods and infant sleep. Join us while we discuss the findings of this study and possible implications to your care of moms and their infants.


We will discuss the use of azithromycin as a therapeutic option for patients with persistent symptomatic asthma despite controller maintenance therapy with inhaled corticosteroids and a long-acting bronchodilator.


The American College of Physicians supported an evidence-based review of the topic guidelines for type 2 diabetes and concluded clinicians should aim for an A1c goal between 7.0-8.0 and recommended even less aggressive care for those over the age 80 years. Listen to this podcast episode to learn more about these new guidelines.