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Alternate-day Fasting for Weight Loss - Frankly Speaking EP 19

Is Alternate-day Fasting the future of weight loss? Maybe not... Guest: Jill M. Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Is Alternate day fasting the future of weight loss? Maybe not….


Do Corticosteroids Decrease the Pain of Acute Pharyngitis? - Frankly Speaking EP 18

When patients present with symptoms of a sore throat, an option for managing the pain that is sometimes used is corticosteroids. A randomized trial of a 1-time dose of 10 mg in patients with moderate to severe pharyngitis who were deemed to not need antibiotics found higher rates of symptom resolution at 48 hours. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD

When patients present with symptoms of a sore throat, an option for managing the pain that is sometimes used is corticosteroids. A randomized trial of a 1-time dose of 10 mg in patients with moderate to severe pharyngitis who were deemed to not need antibiotics found higher rates of symptom resolution at 48 hours.


Practical Approaches to the New Guidelines on Breast Cancer Screening - Frankly Speaking EP 29

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 evidence based guidelines from ACS, ACOG and USPSTF and offer some strategies on how to apply to your patients. Guests: Susan Feeney, DNP, Jill Terrien, PhD

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.


Is Oxygen Helpful for Patients with Acute Stroke? - Frankly Speaking EP 41

For patients with acute stroke without baseline hypoxia, supplemental oxygen can be both beneficial and harmful. Listen to this episode to learn about the latest data from a large randomized trial. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

For patients with acute stroke without baseline hypoxia, supplemental oxygen has potential benefits but also potential harms. We will review the latest data from a large randomized trial.


Contraception: The Pill Needs to Share - Frankly Speaking EP 17

Sensitive and important conversations with your adolescent population include contraceptive options. How do long acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARC’s) fit into your conversation? Let’s discuss a recent review and update your talk! Guest: Jill M. Terrien PhD

Sensitive and important conversations with your adolescent population include contraceptive options. How do long acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARC’s) fit into your conversation? Let’s discuss a recent review and update your talk!


E-Cigarettes – Risks of Teen Vaping - Frankly Speaking EP 28

E-cigarettes were first introduced to the US market in 2007 as a means of helping smokers stop using tobacco-based cigarettes. However, the use of e-cigarettes has increased significantly among US teens. Join us as we discuss potential public health concerns regarding vaping and US teens. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP

E-Cigarettes were 1st introduced to the US market in 2007, essentially to help smokers stop smoking tobacco-based cigarettes. There is some evidence it might have been beneficial for some adults to quit smoking. However their use has increased significantly specifically in US teens. Join us as we discuss the potential public health concerns regarding vaping and US teens.


The Sun is Setting for Sulfonylureas - Frankly Speaking EP 40

Systematic review data has found the risk of adverse events, including MI, stroke, CV mortality and all-cause mortality are increased when sulfonylureas are used Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Systematic Review data has found the risk of adverse events, including MI, Stroke, CV mortality and all cause mortality are increased when SU are used


Safe and Effective Narcotic Use in Chronic Pain - Frankly Speaking EP 16

Based upon CDC data of death, narcotic prescription length of less than 5 days provided the best outcomes and the lowest risk of continued narcotic use. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

Based upon CDC data of death, narcotic prescription length of less than 5 days provided the best outcomes and the lowest risk of continued narcotic use.


The American Heart Association Update on the Role of Fat in Your Diet - Frankly Speaking EP 27

The AHA published their recent review on the role of fat in diet and concluded that saturated fat is a likely cause of CV adverse outcomes. Their position on the role of dietary saturated fat seems in contrast to available best evidence. This episode will review the association’s statement and discuss the data behind the update. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP

The AHA published their recent review on the role of fat in diet and concluded that saturated fat is a likely cause of CV adverse outcomes. Their decisions seem in contrast the best evidence available; this session will review the AHA position and maybe reach a different conclusion


Oxygen for patients with STEMI: Who benefits? - Frankly Speaking EP 15

Oxygen is frequently given to patients routinely during the initial treatment of a myocardial infarction, but there is a lack of data to support or refute this. A recent systematic review found no benefit in patients who did not have baseline hypoxia. Oxygen therapy continues to be indicated for those with hypoxia and needs to be used with caution in COPD patients with carbon dioxide retention. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

Oxygen is frequently given to patients routinely during the initial treatment of a myocardial infarction, but there is a lack of data to support or refute this. A recent systematic review found no benefit in patients who did not have baseline hypoxia. Oxygen therapy continues to be indicated for those with hypoxia and needs to be used with caution in COPD patients with carbon dioxide retention


Rare Risks with Pediatric Cough & Cold Medications - Frankly Speaking EP 39

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using OTC cough/cold medications for children under the age 4 as they have little proven benefit, are often a combination of multiple drugs, and may be harmful — but how harmful are they? Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

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?


Back Pain is Here to Stay! - Frankly Speaking EP 14

What are your evidence-based strategies for managing acute, subacute and chronic low back pain? A review of the current American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline can renew your toolkit as you help your patients with back pain maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Guest: Jill Terrien, PhD

What are your evidence-based strategies for managing acute, subacute and chronic low back pain? A review of the current American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline can renew your toolkit as you help your patients with back pain maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.