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FAQ for Best Practices: Geriatric Update

As the proportion of older adults increases, providing up to date and quality care to them is of great importance to general internists, who provide the bulk of their primary care. Update in Geriatrics will review important advances in the clinical care of older adults published recently. Topics will include advances in the diagnosis and management of geriatric syndromes, management of multi-morbidity, and systems of care. Chronic disease treatment trials focused on older adults or with a significant proportion of older adults will also be included. The strength of the evidence will be discussed as well as potential impact the work could have on current clinical practice and education. Articles selection criteria will emphasize high quality studies that may be immediately applicable in practice. Guest: Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA

As the proportion of older adults increases, providing up to date and quality care to them is of great importance to general internists, who provide the bulk of their primary care. Update in Geriatrics will review important advances in the clinical care of older adults published recently. Topics will include advances in the diagnosis and management of geriatric syndromes, management of multi-morbidity, and systems of care. Chronic disease treatment trials focused on older adults or with a significant proportion of older adults will also be included. The strength of the evidence will be discussed as well as potential impact the work could have on current clinical practice and education. Articles selection criteria will emphasize high quality studies that may be immediately applicable in practice.


FAQ for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fatigue is a very common presenting symptom in primary care but a small subset of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have persistent fatigue accompanied by multisystem complaints of unrefreshed sleep, post-exertional malaise, orthostatic symptoms, and cognitive impairment. Those with widespread pain and tenderness fit an alternative diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Both are severely debilitating illnesses of uncertain cause. This lecture discusses the evolving concepts regarding CFS and its relationship to FM. Diagnosis and treatment are discussed.Guest: Peng Thim Fan, MD, FACP

Fatigue is a very common presenting symptom in primary care but a small subset of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have persistent fatigue accompanied by multisystem complaints of unrefreshed sleep, post-exertional malaise, orthostatic symptoms, and cognitive impairment. Those with widespread pain and tenderness fit an alternative diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Both are severely debilitating illnesses of uncertain cause. This lecture discusses the evolving concepts regarding CFS and its relationship to FM. Diagnosis and treatment are discussed.


Pri-Med News Episode #14

Topics covered in this episode include:                                                         1. Minimum Wage’s link to Suicide Rates - 0:30                                               2. Open Water Regulations and Drowning Death Rates - 2:35                       3. Cancer Mortality Rate Update - 4:45                                                  News content provided by HealthDay, all rights reserved. 


Pri-Med News Episode #5

Topics covered in this episode include:                                                         1. Opioid Use After Discharge - 0:30                                                               2. Obesity Rates in the US - 2:39                                                                   3. HIV's correlation to Atrial Fibrillation - 5:07                                         News content provided by HealthDay, all rights reserved. 


FAQ for Cases in Diabetes Management

Guest: Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP

This series of interactive cases will provide an opportunity for the learner to increase their knowledge in the management of people with type 2 diabetes on insulin therapy. The cases will illustrate expert guidelines and general strategies around use of insulin and combinations of injectables for type 2 diabetes, including a practical approach to the initiation and intensification of basal insulin. You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of combination injectable medications as well as how to use them safely and appropriately.


This talk will review the pathophysiologic mechanisms of pain and how to best address them.


Pri-Med News Episode #3

Topics covered in this episode include:                                                         1. Tablets and MS Cognitive Assessment - 0:30                                             2. Postpartum BP Checks in Women with Hypertension - 2:15                       3. Emergency Department Closures - 4:19                                                      News content provided by HealthDay, all rights reserved. 


Coffee with Chopra: Episode 1
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Advances in Diabetes and Reflections on Care

Episode 1: Coffee with Chopra

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Join Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, hepatologist, author, speaker, and thought leader as he interviews his guest, Dr. Martin Abrahamson, endocrinologist and associate professor at Harvard Medical School as they discuss major advances in diabetes as well as the promise of stem cell treatment, diet and weight loss in patients with diabetes, and advances in continuous glucose monitoring. The pair will end their conversation discussing what they have learned from patients over the years.


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This podcast can help you to differentiate between normal age-related memory decline, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia so that you can diagnose your patients with memory loss correctly and provide them with the best management for their condition.


Pri-Med News Episode #11

Topics covered in this episode include:                                                         1. High Birth Numbers and Cardiovascular Health - 0:30                               2. Kratom Linked to Liver Injury - 2:31                                                             3. Death Rates in Nonmetropolitan Counties - 4:56                                        News content provided by HealthDay, all rights reserved. 


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Bacterial vaginosis—especially recurrent BV—can be an ordeal for patients and their healthcare providers. Listen as Dr. Martin Quan provides concise and up-to-date information on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of BV.