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This episode is an introductory discussion of the very real problem of physician burnout. It affects you and those around you. What do we know about burnout and how can we move beyond it?


Mild persistent asthma is traditionally treated with a single preventative agent, like a medium dose inhaled.


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Discuss a recently published randomized controlled trial that examined methods to help parents improve their ability to discuss important health issues with their teenagers (ex. sexual activity, substance use).


It has been fairly established that short duration of sleep is associated with obesity in teens and adults; however, the impact of quantity and quality of sleep has not been as well established. A cross-sectional study by Feliciano et al. found that longer and better sleep was associated with better cardiometabolic profiles in early adolescence – independent of other factors.


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Every day new information on e-cigarettes is in the media – the explosion of teen use with a resulting epidemic of nicotine addiction and most recently, increasing cases of serious lung related illness associated with vaping. Join us as we discuss this epidemic and the emergence of VAPI (Vaping Associated Pulmonary Injury)


Discussing goals of care with patients that have a serious, life-limiting illness does not affect the patient’s anxiety or depression—but can increase the quality of the communication. Listen to this podcast episode for tips that are easily adaptable to any outpatient or specialty practice.


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Join us as we review a landmark paper that reached the conclusion that limiting red meat would not have a large impact on patient outcomes.


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Join us as we discuss best practices for providing care to the transgender population.


Breastfeeding exclusively in the first 6 months of life is widely recommended. However, in this study of newborns who were losing weight because their mother’s milk had not yet come in, post-breastfeeding supplementation improved weight and did not alter breast feeding rates at one month.


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Universal screening of young children is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), as early intervention leads to improvements in function. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), however, has concluded there isn't enough evidence about the efficacy of universal screening to recommend it. To assess the effectiveness of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers with Follow-Up (M-CHAT/F), a study of 26,000 children was completed at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This episode will review the current guidelines for ASD screening and the results of this study—which revealed significant shortcomings in current screening tools—as well as discuss how to counsel concerned parents.


In 2013, a groundbreaking clinical trial from Spain touted the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet to reduce CVD risk. A recent review of the study found some irregularities in the randomization procedure that cast concern on the validity of the findings. After reanalysis of the data, however, the results were essentially the same.


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Review the latest recommendations from the CDC to assist in responding to patient questions and concerns.