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Cannabis Use in Pregnancy: A Worrisome Trend - Frankly Speaking EP 156

Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

Cannabis use has been increasing as numerous states have decriminalized or even legalized cannabis possession and use. As a result, the rates of pregnant women who use cannabis have been rising. Learn more about these trends and the risks associated with cannabis use in pregnancy.


Aspirin to Prevent Colorectal Cancer - Frankly Speaking EP 218

Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

Join us for this session where we will discuss the data behind the recent USPSTF recommendations on the use of ASA as a colorectal cancer (CRC) preventive agent, and when to incorporate this recommendation into practice.


Thawing The Frozen Shoulder - Frankly Speaking EP 220

Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

Join us for this episode as we review a recent meta-analysis that addresses best treatment modalities for adhesive capsulitis.


The COVID pandemic and the precautionary changes in behavior put into practice are creating an immeasurable cost in ways that are still being identified – social isolation, stresses on mental health, as well as neglect of chronic disease management – to name a few. In a recent study out of China, it was found that 6, 7 and 8-year-olds had a significant increase in myopia associated with the lockdown and school closures. This level of myopia places these children at much greater risk of poor vision in adulthood. Join us as we discuss these findings and how they may impact prevention strategies and assessment parameters in children during and after the pandemic.


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Recurrent UTIs—Prevention Without Antibiotics - Frankly Speaking EP 274

Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be a frustrating problem for both patients and clinicians. Antibiotics are often used, but a prevailing concern is that the overuse of antibiotics may lead to more resistant bacteria. This podcast discusses methenamine hippurate as an important nonantibiotic alternative for UTI prophylaxis.


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Breastfeeding Really Is Best—New Evidence for Improved Health in Infants - Frankly Speaking EP 275

Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-CMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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The multitude of benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby are well documented. However, we’ve seen mixed evidence for the relationship between breastfeeding and certain childhood lung conditions, with some studies suggesting an increase in risk. A recent study found that exclusive breastfeeding was associated with decreased lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI), asthma, and allergic rhinitis. A potential connection between these conditions, breastfeeding, and the infant’s gut microbiome was also found. Join us as we discuss these findings and how to incorporate them into your practice to improve the health of women and infants.


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Does Acetaminophen Increase Stroke Risk? - Frankly Speaking EP 276

Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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The concerns over the use of NSAIDs have been well documented. The medications can raise blood pressure and have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke when used long term. These known risks, supported by the FDA’s warning in 2005, has prompted many clinicians to prescribe acetaminophen instead. But do acetaminophen products confer a lower risk of cardiovascular effects? Join us for this episode to review the results from recent trials assessing similar blood pressure effects from regular use of acetaminophen.


Each episode of this series, hosted by Frank J. Domino, MD, Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at UMass Medical School, will feature interviews with family physicians about practice-changing clinical research and cover patient-focused best practices in Family Medicine.


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A Smoke Screen? Is Secondhand Aerosol Exposure From E-Cigarettes Harmful? - Frankly Speaking EP 273

Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-CMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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The evidence continues to grow and evolve on the potential harms of e-cigarette use and on their efficacy and safety as a harm reduction strategy. One aspect of e-cigarette use that has not received much attention is the effect of secondhand exposure to the exhaled aerosol from e-cigarettes. Previous small studies have suggested some exposure risk, but a recent study of >2,000 participants found that secondhand exposure to e-cigarette aerosol increased the risk of bronchitic symptoms and shortness of breath in young adults. Join us as we discuss these findings and their implications to practice.


Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in Older Adults: Can We Teach Our Patients to “Unlearn” It? - Frankly Speaking EP 87

Chronic non-cancer pain in adults over 60 years is common and often causes decreased quality of life, disability, adverse pharmacologic effects, and increased healthcare costs. Listen to this podcast to learn the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis by Niknejad et al. (2018) looking at pain outcomes in this population using psychological modalities. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Chronic non-cancer pain in adults over 60 years is common and often causes decreased quality of life, disability, adverse pharmacologic effects, and increased healthcare costs. Listen to this podcast to learn the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis by Niknejad et al. (2018) looking at pain outcomes in this population using psychological modalities.


The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans: Get up and Go! More IS Better! Don’t Give Up! - Frankly Speaking EP 101

Health benefits and the potential lowering of healthcare costs by billions of dollars seem like enough reasons to increase physical activity. Why can’t we do it? Why is it so hard? We’ll discuss the new guidelines (11/2018) and strategies that may get your patients moving. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Health benefits and the potential lowering of healthcare costs by billions of dollars seem like enough reasons to increase physical activity. Why can’t we do it? Why is it so hard? We’ll discuss the new guidelines (11/2018) and strategies that may get your patients moving.


Statins and the Older Population: When Is It Beneficial and When Is It Not? - Frankly Speaking EP 96

Evidence of the efficacy of statins to reduce ASCVD morbidity and mortality in individuals > 75 years who have known clinical ASCVD (secondary prevention) is well established. Primary prevention in this population has not been as clear. Join us while we discuss a recent study in the BMJ which assessed the benefits of statins for primary prevention of ASCVD morbidity and mortality in individuals > 75 years with and without DM. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Evidence of the efficacy of statins to reduce ASCVD morbidity and mortality in individuals > 75 years who have known clinical ASCVD (secondary prevention) is well established. Primary prevention in this population has not been as clear. Join us while we discuss a recent study in the BMJ which assessed the benefits of statins for primary prevention of ASCVD morbidity and mortality in individuals > 75 years with and without DM.