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Taking the Distress Out of Diabetes—Mindfulness and Acceptance Therapies May Help - Frankly Speaking EP 233

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

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T2DM is an epidemic, and its impact on quantity of life is well documented. In most cases, treatment involves significant lifestyle changes in combination with medication. Distress about the T2DM diagnosis and necessary behavioral changes occurs in about one-third of people, and this distress is associated with poor glycemic management. Join us as we discuss a recent meta-analysis on mindfulness and learn how cognitive therapies may be effective in reducing distress and HbA1c.


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An Epidemic That Nobody is Talking About- Frankly Speaking EP 178

Guest: Robert Baldor, MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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Polypharmacy results in medication overload for many patients with chronic diseases; it is especially prevalent in the elderly. A recent report from the Lown Institute refers to this as ‘An Epidemic of Too Much Medication.’ We will review the data behind this claim and discuss how clinicians can work to minimize such problems.


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Community-Acquired Pneumonia: How Long Do We Need to Treat? - Frankly Speaking EP 232

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

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For patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), wide variation in the duration of treatment exists. Longer duration of treatment may increase the risk of adverse effects and lead to antibiotic resistance. However, shorter duration of treatment may result in treatment failure. See what new evidence shows may be the best antibiotics treatment duration in most patients with CAP.


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This session will discuss the latest evidence on concussion occurrence among high school athletes and review return-to play-guidelines and laws. It will also provide a nuanced and realistic discussion of concussion prevention.


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Pain in EVERYONE’s Neck - Frankly Speaking EP 231

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

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Who couldn’t use a refresher on how to diagnose and treat neck pain in the primary care setting? Review the techniques for assessing neck pain, determining its cause, and providing relief. Immediately apply what you learn to start helping patients with neck pain feel better.


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Achieving a euthymic state can be very challenging for individuals with depression and anxiety. Many people live with residual symptoms even while on anti-depressive medications. Changing pharmacotherapy, escalating doses, and adding medications are common. Join us while we discuss the results of a recent RCT of primary care patients, which demonstrated improved resolution of residual depressive symptoms for those who used a web-based CBT tool as adjunctive therapy.


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Pap Smears and Bimanual Exams: Do Teens Really Need Them? - Frankly Speaking EP 175

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

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Clinical practice guidelines from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommend against routine Pap smears and bimanual exams in adolescents. This recommendation includes those planning on starting oral contraceptives or with possible sexually transmitted diseases. A recent study found nearly half of all such exams in this age group lack indications. While the evidence indicates a new direction, clinicians have been slow to change their practice. Join us as we discuss the reasons for these guidelines and review appropriate indications for these exams.


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Perioperative Management for Patients Taking DOACs - Frankly Speaking EP 230

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

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Join us to discuss the results of the Perioperative Anticoagulation Use for Surgery Evaluation (PAUSE) cohort study, aimed at understanding the safety of using a simplified perioperative management approach for patients with atrial fibrillation taking DOACs. After this episode, you’ll be able to make sense of the controversy over current guidelines around surgical care in this patient population. More importantly, you’ll walk away with practical knowledge to help these patients minimize their risk of adverse events.


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Mammography Screening: Sorting through Conflicting Guidelines - Frankly Speaking EP 129

Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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Multiple organizations have issued guidelines on breast cancer screening, but these guidelines are often conflicting. Recently the American College of Physicians (ACP) reviewed the data supporting 7 different guideline recommendation and issued new guidance on breast cancer screening for average risk women. Join our discussion of the ACP’s summary recommendations to help develop a consistent approach to breast cancer screening in your practice.


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The Challenges of Managing Bone Loss: Separating Fact from Fiction - Frankly Speaking EP 128

Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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Conflicting evidence-based guidelines and medication risks have complicated the care of individuals with low bone density. The Endocrine Society just released its most recent recommendations for pharmacologic management of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Their goal was to address the most challenging aspects of low bone density management with clear evidence-based guidance. Join us as we review their new recommendations, compare them with other guidelines, and discuss their impact on your practice.


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Acknowledging the Pain—Incorporating Trauma-Informed Care into Your Practice - Frankly Speaking EP 229

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

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Ample evidence shows that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma in adulthood may lead to poor health outcomes, such as cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. These traumas may also affect a person’s inclination to seek care and participate in plans of care. As a provider, it is important to consider this history and ensure the psychological and physical safety of these affected individuals. Join us to learn proven strategies to help you practice trauma-informed care, including how to recognize trauma and offer effective interventions to help patients dealing with these issues.


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The Prescribing Cascade: What Is It and How Do We Prevent It? - Frankly Speaking EP 173

Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BCMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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In primary care we are tasked with treating multiple conditions, therefore many of our patients are on numerous medications. Some of these medications are prescribed to deal with side effects of other medications. Often clinicians may not be aware that they are treating preventable drug side effects and wind up prescribing even more medications. This causes a cascade effect that results in significant polypharmacy. Join us while we discuss this common phenomenon and strategies to minimize or avoid it entirely.