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FAQ for ADD & ADHD in Children and Adults: Beyond Stimulants

Controversies around ADHD continue, and higher rates of patients are diagnosed in the U.S., raising concerns about over-diagnosis and treatment. Physicians are often placed in the middle, with the demands of patients for stimulant medications posing a challenge to good care. Conversely, there is more and more evidence for developmentally-based impairments in attention that can respond well to medication. How can we accurately diagnose and treat ADHD with these countervailing forces? A rational, data-based approach is presented including the benefits and side-effects of different approaches, including behavioral strategies. The differential diagnosis is reviewed and cautions around particular "at-risk" populations will be detailed.Guest: Daniel Press, MD

Controversies around ADHD continue, and higher rates of patients are diagnosed in the U.S., raising concerns about over-diagnosis and treatment. Physicians are often placed in the middle, with the demands of patients for stimulant medications posing a challenge to good care. Conversely, there is more and more evidence for developmentally-based impairments in attention that can respond well to medication. How can we accurately diagnose and treat ADHD with these countervailing forces? A rational, data-based approach is presented including the benefits and side-effects of different approaches, including behavioral strategies. The differential diagnosis is reviewed and cautions around particular "at-risk" populations will be detailed.


Keeping up with the many new drugs approved for use in the U.S. each year is a constant challenge. However, only a small number of new drugs each year are novel, work by a new mechanism, and are relevant for primary care practice. This talk will provide a balanced evaluation of these important novel drugs and address efficacy, side effects, cost, and the impact on primary care practice.


0.25 CME CREDIT

This podcast will provide an update on the medical literature and practice guidelines pertaining to exercise. Participants will deepen their understanding of the physical and mental health benefits of exercise and will examine the evidence for a variety of common approaches to exercise (cardiovascular, strength training, high intensity interval training). Barriers to participation in exercise regimens – both for patients and providers – will be explored.


Heart Failure Hospitalization: Moving Beyond Symptomatic Management to Optimized Care

Industry Podcast Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Not for CME/CE Credit

Although heart failure contributes to millions of hospitalizations in the United States each year that significantly impact patient prognosis, treatment is often focused on managing symptoms rather than on optimizing therapy.1,2 In this episode, featuring cardiologist Dr Javed Butler of the University of Mississippi, we will discuss best practices for navigating a heart failure hospitalization, including assessment of the patient’s clinical trajectory and optimization of guideline-directed medical therapy.


FAQ for Re-Engineering Your Clinical Practice for the Patient and Clinician Well-Being

Among physicians and other healthcare practitioners, burnout has reached epidemic proportions. Many physicians feel overworked and frustrated. This session will be designed to offer tips so that you can work more efficiently and get home earlier from your day. The goal of this session is not just to avoid burnout, but to give you at least a few tools to use every day in your practice that will move you closer to thriving at work. While being mindful of practice resource constraints, we will discuss being more efficient with your EMR, utilizing your team to respond to messages, streamlining the refill process and reducing the frustrations from difficult patients. Guest: Jay Winner, MD, FAAFP

Among physicians and other healthcare practitioners, burnout has reached epidemic proportions. Many physicians feel overworked and frustrated. This session will be designed to offer tips so that you can work more efficiently and get home earlier from your day. The goal of this session is not just to avoid burnout, but to give you at least a few tools to use every day in your practice that will move you closer to thriving at work. While being mindful of practice resource constraints, we will discuss being more efficient with your EMR, utilizing your team to respond to messages, streamlining the refill process and reducing the frustrations from difficult patients.


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.


FAQ for e-Cigarettes and Vaping: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

e-Cigarettes were 1st introduced to the US market in 2007, essentially to help smokers stop smoking tobacco-based cigarettes. There is some evidence that, for some adults, it may be beneficial to assist with smoking cessation. However, the use of e-Cigarettes and vaping (referred to as ENDS – electronic nicotine delivery systems), has increased significantly, specifically in the US teen population. The FDA and AAP have addressed the concerns surrounding e-Cigarettes and vaping in both regulations and policy statements. Join us as we discuss the latest evidence, potential benefits, and public health concerns regarding e-Cigarettes and vaping.Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C

e-Cigarettes were 1st introduced to the US market in 2007, essentially to help smokers stop smoking tobacco-based cigarettes. There is some evidence that, for some adults, it may be beneficial to assist with smoking cessation. However, the use of e-Cigarettes and vaping (referred to as ENDS – electronic nicotine delivery systems), has increased significantly, specifically in the US teen population. The FDA and AAP have addressed the concerns surrounding e-Cigarettes and vaping in both regulations and policy statements. Join us as we discuss the latest evidence, potential benefits, and public health concerns regarding e-Cigarettes and vaping.


In this informative session, the speaker will help clinicians build better understandings with their patients and discuss how to make the office a more welcoming environment. Participants will walk away with culturally informed and sensitive approaches to counseling and an enhanced comprehension of the unique mental health problems faced by the LGBTQ population.


0.5 CME CREDIT

Get your questions answered by expert faculty in Endocrinology. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


0.5 CME CREDIT

Get your questions answered by expert faculty in Rheumatology. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


FAQ for GAIT: An Eyeblink Diagnosis

Guest: Salvatore Mangione, MD

Mobility disorders are a menace of old age, often resulting in falls, injuries, and especially hip fractures -- the sixth leading cause of death in the elderly. Primary care physicians have difficulties in both detecting and correctly identifying these abnormalities. In a paper published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society in 2004 [52(9):1527-31], the authors concluded that "community physicians appear to underdetect falls and gait disorders, leading to a paucity of recommendations and treatments." Hence the need to revisit the most common gait abnormalities. This multimedia presentation will provide a panorama of bipedalism, from its origin six million years ago in the savannahs of East Africa, to its rise as the unique trait of our species, and eventually to its status as a major cause of disability once full bipedalism is lost. The talk will review the physiology of ambulation and the prevalence of gait disorders in the population. In addition to detailed information on psychogenic and antalgic gaits, participants will learn about the seven major gait abnormalities. Whenever possible, the speaker will enliven the delivery by reviewing "famous patients," or vignettes of historical figures and celebrities who suffered the disorder.