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The Am Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using OTC cough/Cold meds for children under age 4 as they have little proven benefit, are often multiple drugs combined, and may be harmful. But how harmful are they?

This session will review a number of clinically relevant trials/topics recently presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in March 2018, including updates in the management of patients with hypercholesterolemia, heart failure, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias, and more.

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.


Frankly Speaking, Live! This episode, recorded live from Pri-Med South, will review four recent publications that help guide milk consumption in children and adults.

In this session we discuss the current guidelines on PPI use and de-prescribing PPIs to limit adverse effects.


This episode will discuss a Case Control study of seniors to determine if there is a relationship between regular alcohol consumption and nocturnal leg cramps.

In this session we discuss the updated 2017-2018 recommendations and best practices to increase your patients Influenza vaccination rates. What is new this season? Find out and be ready to combat the flu and keep your patients on their feet.


The incidence and prevalence of prediabetes and Type II Diabetes Mellitus in adolescents and young adults has increased over the past decade. A recent cross-sectional study of 12 years of NHANES data suggests that this population has an associated increased cardiometabolic risk. Listen as our team discusses these findings and some prevention strategies to help improve health outcomes.


For patients with established cardiovascular disease,aspirin is clearly beneficial as part of secondary prevention. However, when used as primary prevention in patients without documented cardiovascular disease, its benefit is much less certain. This podcast will explore 3 recent trials that evaluated aspirin in different populations and found nobenefit for its use as primary prevention.

This week’s episode covers a systematic review and meta-analysis on the clinical outcomes of tonsillectomies in sleep-disordered breathing of children.

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?


This episode will review clinical decision-making tools for diagnosing and treating Streptococcal pharyngitis and will discuss a recent randomized controlled trial utilizing a 5-day course of Penicillin for treatment.