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In this week's podcast episode, we will review recent literature on ineffectiveness of laxatives and learn about indications for newer agents.


Discussing goals of care with patients that have a serious, life-limiting illness does not affect the patient’s anxiety or depression—but can increase the quality of the communication. Listen to this podcast episode for tips that are easily adaptable to any outpatient or specialty practice.


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Join us as we discuss best practices for providing care to the transgender population.


Breastfeeding exclusively in the first 6 months of life is widely recommended. However, in this study of newborns who were losing weight because their mother’s milk had not yet come in, post-breastfeeding supplementation improved weight and did not alter breast feeding rates at one month.


In this podcast episode, we will discuss current guidelines for a concussion evaluation or work-up as well as return to activity following a concussion. We will also put a paper on this topic into context and consider what impact this should have on your practice.


In 2013, a groundbreaking clinical trial from Spain touted the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet to reduce CVD risk. A recent review of the study found some irregularities in the randomization procedure that cast concern on the validity of the findings. After reanalysis of the data, however, the results were essentially the same.


In this podcast episode, we will talk about how systolic hypertension affects outcomes, put into context a recent JACC systematic review paper on the topic and JNC 8. We will also discuss the Number Needed to Treat (NNT) and the Number Needed to Harm (NNH).


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Universal screening of young children is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), as early intervention leads to improvements in function. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), however, has concluded there isn't enough evidence about the efficacy of universal screening to recommend it. To assess the effectiveness of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers with Follow-Up (M-CHAT/F), a study of 26,000 children was completed at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This episode will review the current guidelines for ASD screening and the results of this study—which revealed significant shortcomings in current screening tools—as well as discuss how to counsel concerned parents.


In this week's podcast episode, we will identify the known health risks of OSA and outcomes of OSA treatment, discuss the new USPSTF screening recommendations on OSA and consider application of the new recommendations, known risks and outcomes of practice.


For adolescents who binge drink, when they begin and how often they do it affects academic performance. This episode discusses the findings of a longitudinal analysis of secondary school students in Canada: The COMPASS study.


In this podcast episode, we will consider the rationale for using non-fasting labs to screen for ASCVD as well as review the controversies around their use and talk about the differential diagnosis of hypertriglyceridemia.


This study looked at how pain was treated following spine and joint surgery and found the majority of patients were not encouraged to use non-opioid analgesia and that most had a supply of unused opioids at home.