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The New Hypertension Guidelines - Frankly Speaking EP 52

New hypertension guidelines from the American College of Cardiology have introduced a new blood pressure classification system and lowered the threshold for initiating pharmacotherapy in certain patient populations. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

New hypertension guidelines from the American College of Cardiology have lowered the threshold for starting pharmacotherapy in certain groups of patients. IN addition there is a new classification system introduced


Preventing Opioid Addiction: Treating Acute Pain Safely - Frankly Speaking EP 51

For severe, acute pain, 1000 mg of acetaminophen PLUS 400 mg of ibuprofen is as effective as acetaminophen/oxycodone, acetaminophen/hydrocodone, or acetaminophen/codeine. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more about treating acute pain safely. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

For severe, acute pain, 1000 mg of acetaminophen PLUS 400 mg of ibuprofen is as effective as acetaminophen/oxycodone, acetaminophen/hydrocodone, or acetaminophen/codeine. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more about treating acute pain safely.


Helping Kidney Stones Pass: Use of Alpha Antagonists - Frankly Speaking EP7

In this podcast episode, we will talk about the benefits of alpha antagonists on passing larger kidney stones as well as discuss the need for stone collection and analysis to prevent future stones. We will also learn how to effectively counsel patients about alpha antagonist use including risks and benefits. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD

In this podcast episode, we will talk about the benefits of alpha antagonists on passing larger kidney stones as well as discuss the need for stone collection and analysis to prevent future stones. We will also learn how to effectively counsel patients about alpha antagonist use including risks and benefits.


Do Corticosteroids Decrease the Pain of Acute Pharyngitis? - Frankly Speaking EP 18

When patients present with symptoms of a sore throat, an option for managing the pain that is sometimes used is corticosteroids. A randomized trial of a 1-time dose of 10 mg in patients with moderate to severe pharyngitis who were deemed to not need antibiotics found higher rates of symptom resolution at 48 hours. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD

When patients present with symptoms of a sore throat, an option for managing the pain that is sometimes used is corticosteroids. A randomized trial of a 1-time dose of 10 mg in patients with moderate to severe pharyngitis who were deemed to not need antibiotics found higher rates of symptom resolution at 48 hours.


The American Heart Association Update on the Role of Fat in Your Diet - Frankly Speaking EP 27

The AHA published their recent review on the role of fat in diet and concluded that saturated fat is a likely cause of CV adverse outcomes. Their position on the role of dietary saturated fat seems in contrast to available best evidence. This episode will review the association’s statement and discuss the data behind the update. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP

The AHA published their recent review on the role of fat in diet and concluded that saturated fat is a likely cause of CV adverse outcomes. Their decisions seem in contrast the best evidence available; this session will review the AHA position and maybe reach a different conclusion


Contraception: The Pill Needs to Share - Frankly Speaking EP 17

Sensitive and important conversations with your adolescent population include contraceptive options. How do long acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARC’s) fit into your conversation? Let’s discuss a recent review and update your talk! Guest: Jill M. Terrien PhD

Sensitive and important conversations with your adolescent population include contraceptive options. How do long acting reversible contraceptive methods (LARC’s) fit into your conversation? Let’s discuss a recent review and update your talk!


Breast Cancer and the Harms of Overdiagnosis - Frankly Speaking EP6

In this podcast episode, we consider the premise of overdiagnosis and how it applies to women being screened for breast cancer and highlight ways to mitigate the risks of overdiagnosis of breast cancer. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD

In this podcast episode, we consider the premise of overdiagnosis and how it applies to women being screened for breast cancer and highlight ways to mitigate the risks of overdiagnosis of breast cancer.


The Opioid Epidemic: Is Your Practice Changing? - Frankly Speaking EP 26

This episode covers today’s challenges of using opioids for pain management in the context of the Martins et al survey study. Guests: Jill Terrien, PhD, Susan Feeney, DNP

In this episode, colleagues discuss the challenges of today’s pain management with opioids in the context of the Martins et al survey study.


Safe and Effective Narcotic Use in Chronic Pain - Frankly Speaking EP 16

Based upon CDC data of death, narcotic prescription length of less than 5 days provided the best outcomes and the lowest risk of continued narcotic use. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

Based upon CDC data of death, narcotic prescription length of less than 5 days provided the best outcomes and the lowest risk of continued narcotic use.


Weekend Warrior: Exercising on the Weekends can be enough - Frankly Speaking EP5

In this podcast episode, we will talk about the data on different exercise timelines, consider new options when counseling patients for exercise and highlight the need to include exercise counseling for most adults. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD

In this podcast episode, we will talk about the data on different exercise timelines, consider new options when counseling patients for exercise and highlight the need to include exercise counseling for most adults.


Oxygen for patients with STEMI: Who benefits? - Frankly Speaking EP 15

Oxygen is frequently given to patients routinely during the initial treatment of a myocardial infarction, but there is a lack of data to support or refute this. A recent systematic review found no benefit in patients who did not have baseline hypoxia. Oxygen therapy continues to be indicated for those with hypoxia and needs to be used with caution in COPD patients with carbon dioxide retention. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

Oxygen is frequently given to patients routinely during the initial treatment of a myocardial infarction, but there is a lack of data to support or refute this. A recent systematic review found no benefit in patients who did not have baseline hypoxia. Oxygen therapy continues to be indicated for those with hypoxia and needs to be used with caution in COPD patients with carbon dioxide retention


Artificial Sweeteners: Does Diet Soda Do More Harm Than Good? - Frankly Speaking EP 25

This podcast episode considers recent data that sheds light on how diet soda and artificial sweeteners might influence CNS outcomes, especially the risk for ischemic stroke. Guest: Jill Terrien, PhD

This podcast episode considers recent data that sheds light on how diet soda and artificial sweeteners might influence CNS outcomes, especially the risk for ischemic stroke.