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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?


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Antibiotics are frequently prescribed for upper respiratory infections, even when they are likely due to viral etiologies, or will resolve just as quickly without antibiotics. Many clinicians believe convincing patients they do not need to take an antibiotic is time consuming and frustrating for both parties. In fact, patients are often receptive to information on appropriate use, and the conversation can be done efficiently with practice.


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


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About 20% of men older than 60 experience low testosterone; however, the prevalence of low testosterone with sexual dysfunction symptoms is significantly lower. Although there is an association between advancing age, testosterone levels, and other quality of life factors, the exact causal relationship remains challenging. This latest guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) examines the evidence regarding testosterone replacement recommendations.


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.


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The FDA has not approved any ENDS product as an effective or safe smoking cessation tool. Earlier evidence did not indicate that ENDS were effective or sustainable. Most of these studies were done on earlier prototypes of e-cigarettes. A recent study from the UK found that newer generation ENDS were more successful than approved NRT products for smoking cessation. Join us as we discuss this new evidence and how it impacts strategies to assist with smoking cessation.


Migraine headaches are expensive: in lost work, productivity but most importantly your patients’ quality of life. As prescribers, we have a lot of options to offer. A review of the latest guidelines, best practices and common approaches to treatment will be discussed.


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Join us as we discuss a recent study of push-up capacity in middle-aged men and the association with CVD risk.


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.


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The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) updated their 2012 guidelines for treating gout. To do this, they used established evidenced-based methods including population, intervention, comparator, outcomes (PICO) questions.


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In this episode we discuss how periodontal disease worsens A1C and other clinical outcomes in T2DM.


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The comparative efficacy of corticosteroid and physical therapy for managing osteoarthritis of the knee is controversial. This podcast will review a recent randomized trial comparing the efficacy of the 2 treatments in 156 patients who were followed for 1 year.