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Helping Depressed Patients Change: Behavioral Activation - Frankly Speaking EP 57

Listen to this week’s episode to learn about the basic concepts of behavioral activation (BA), what research has demonstrated about its use in depression, and how to apply BA in everyday care. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Listen to this week’s episode to learn about the basic concepts of behavioral activation (BA), what research has demonstrated about its use in depression, and how to apply BA in everyday care.


New Treatment for Asthma - Frankly Speaking EP 46

We will discuss the use of azithromycin as a therapeutic option for patients with persistent symptomatic asthma despite controller maintenance therapy with inhaled corticosteroids and a long-acting bronchodilator. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD

We will discuss the use of azithromycin as a therapeutic option for patients with persistent symptomatic asthma despite controller maintenance therapy with inhaled corticosteroids and a long-acting bronchodilator.


Putting E-cigarettes to Good Use: Evidence on Smoking Cessation Impact and Population Health - Frankly Speaking EP 34

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? Guest: Kenneth Peterson, PhD, FNP-BC

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?


Endurance Sports: In It for the Long Haul - Frankly Speaking EP 45

What do you say when your 50-year-old patient that has been relatively sedentary in the last 3 decades wants to do a triathlon? In this episode, we will review a U.S. case series of participants in triathlon races from 1985-2016, and discuss risk, reward, and reality. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

What do you say when your 50-year-old patient that has been relatively sedentary in the last 3 decades wants to do a triathlon? In this episode, we will review a U.S. case series of participants in triathlon races from 1985-2016, and discuss risk, reward, and reality.


Treating an Abscess: When are Antibiotics Needed? - Frankly Speaking EP 33

For patients who are being treated for a skin abscess, the role of antibiotics following incision and drainage remains controversial. While most patients will get better, giving antibiotics may increase rates of resolution. Should antibiotics be given to everyone or is a more selective approach better? Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

For patients who are being treated for a skin abscess, the role of antibiotics following incision and drainage remains controversial. While most patients will get better, giving antibiotics may increase rates of resolution. Should antibiotics be given to everyone or is a more selective approach better?


Blood Pressure Determination on Obese Arms - Frankly Speaking EP 44

If you become frustrated trying to get a thigh cuff onto the arm of an obese patient, we may have the answer. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

If you become frustrated trying to get a thigh cuff onto the arm of an obese patient, we may have the answer.


The Flu is Bad for Your Heart - Frankly Speaking EP 56

Patients with chronic diseases, including coronary artery disease, are advised to get yearly flu shots because they are at higher risk for having a more severe illness. Canadian researchers have found that in the week following being diagnosed with the flu, adults over 65 years old have a significantly increased risk of myocardial infarction. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD

Patients with chronic diseases, including coronary artery disease, are advised to get yearly flu shots because they are at higher risk for having a more severe illness. Canadian researchers have found that in the week following being diagnosed with the flu, adults over 65 years old have a significantly increased risk of myocardial infection


Infant Sleep Safety: AAP Recommendations Explained - Frankly Speaking EP 32

In the US, about 3500 infants die annually due to sleep related deaths including SIDS, accidental strangulation, and suffocation. The AAP has recently updated its evidence-based practice recommendations in an effort to further reduce the risk of sleep related infant deaths. Join us as we discuss the implications of these guidelines – what are the barriers and practice strategies to help your families promote healthy sleep environments for their infants. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

In the US, about 3500 infants die yearly due to sleep related deaths, from SIDS, accidental strangulation and suffocation during sleep. The rate has remained unchanged since the 1990s when there was an initial decrease. The AAP has updated its EBP guidelines to reflect new evidence to further reduce the risk of sleep related infant deaths. Join us as we discuss the implications of these guidelines – what are the barriers and practice strategies to help your families promote healthy sleep environments for their infants


Tattooing and Body Modification: From Risky to Mainstream – What Are the Implications for Patient Care? - Frankly Speaking EP 43

In this episode, we discuss the first evidence-based guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics on body modification, piercing, and scarification, including complications and assessment of risk. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

In this session we discuss the first EB guidelines by the AAP on body modification, piercing and scarification, including complications and assessment of risk


Too Little, Too Much: How Much Sleep is Just Right? - Frankly Speaking EP 55

In this session we discuss the impact of length of sleep on obesity and DM II. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

In this session we discuss the impact of length of sleep on obesity and DM II.


Late Breaking News: Let's Talk About Alcohol Consumption and Health Outcomes - Frankly Speaking EP 31

Alcohol consumption correlates to a variety of health outcomes, some adverse while others are improved. In this episode, we’ll review recent publications like the UK Whitehall II Observational Cohort Study and discuss how moderate alcohol consumption may have an adverse effect on the CNS while also having other protective effects on heart disease and all-cause mortality. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

In this session we’ll review a recently published study on the moderate consumption of alcohol and its effect on the brain. Best practices will be discussed.


‘Tis the Season … for Depression; Get Your Patients Moving. - Frankly Speaking EP 42

How much exercise makes a difference in the primary prevention of depression and anxiety? Find out in this podcast, which will provide insights from Norway’s HUNT cohort study that followed a healthy cohort of 33,908 individuals for 11 years. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

How much exercise makes a difference in the primary prevention of depression and anxiety? Find out in this podcast which will provide insights from Norway’s HUNT cohort study that followed a healthy cohort of 33,908 individuals for 11 years.