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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.


As men age, over-active bladder (OAB) symptoms (urgency, frequency, nocturia) are commonly seen. Typically, these symptoms are secondary to the development of benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH). Alpha-blocking and/or antimuscarinic agents are commonly prescribed to treat such symptoms. In this podcast we review the COBALT study which examines the benefits of behavioral treatments (pelvic floor muscle training and fluid restriction before bedtime) alone or combined with drug therapy to treat OAB symptoms.

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.

This episode is a discussion of the recent summary and recommendations of an expert panel that conducted a systemic review on the published perimenopausal literature to identify, characterize and treat women in this population.

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).

Recently, there has been a deluge of research and news surrounding e-cigarettes and vaping – particularly regarding adolescent usage. Join us as we discuss a recent study describing the prevalence of cannabis use in e-Cigarettes and some strategies for addressing this in your practice.


Join us as we discuss falls: a clinical issue that warrants regular assessment in adults over the age of 65.

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.

This episode reviews a study that looked at imaging that was performed over a one year period for women with a complaint of breast pain.

Cannabinoids include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol, which are found in marijuana, as well as synthetic compounds such as nabilone. The agents have been studied for the treatment of various chronic pain conditions. A meta-analysis was performed that analyzed any cannabinoid, for any chronic pain condition.

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.


Plantar fasciitis is a common and often unsuccessfully treated chronic, painful condition. Multiple interventions have been suggested with varying degrees of effectiveness. Corticosteroid injections are sometimes used, but the evidence for efficacy has been limited with significant bias present in many of the trials. A Cochrane review in 2017 found a small degree of short-term benefit. Since then, a number of additional trials have been performed, and a newer systematic review finds no benefit.