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The Flu is Bad for Your Heart - Frankly Speaking EP 56

Patients with chronic diseases, including coronary artery disease, are advised to get yearly flu shots because they are at higher risk for having a more severe illness. Canadian researchers have found that in the week following being diagnosed with the flu, adults over 65 years old have a significantly increased risk of myocardial infarction. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD

Patients with chronic diseases, including coronary artery disease, are advised to get yearly flu shots because they are at higher risk for having a more severe illness. Canadian researchers have found that in the week following being diagnosed with the flu, adults over 65 years old have a significantly increased risk of myocardial infection


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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.


Too Little, Too Much: How Much Sleep is Just Right? - Frankly Speaking EP 55

In this session we discuss the impact of length of sleep on obesity and DM II. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

In this session we discuss the impact of length of sleep on obesity and DM II.


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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.


Your Morning “Cup of Joe” Could Be Doing More Than Starting Your Day - Frankly Speaking EP 54

This session will review the existing evidence between coffee consumption and multiple health outcomes. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

This session will review the existing evidence between coffee consumption and multiple health outcomes.


An Oral Fecal Transplant for Lunch?- Frankly Speaking EP 53

Treating recurrent C. difficile colitis can be difficult, but recent trials have demonstrated the benefit of treating with fecal transplantation. Questions exist, however, around the best mode of administration. Listen to this week’s episode to learn about a recent RCT that compares oral and colonoscopic delivery methods and provides an answer. Guest: Bob Baldor, MD

Treating recurrent C. difficile colitis can be difficult, but recent trials have demonstrated the benefit of treating with fecal transplantation. Questions exist, however, about around the best mode of administration. Listen to this week’s episode to learn about a recent RCT that compares oral and colonoscopic delivery methods and provides an answer.


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.


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Gabapentinoid Drugs Off-Label Use: Stay in Your Lane! - Frankly Speaking EP 127

Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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Join us as we discuss the increased off-label use of gabapentinoids most likely in response to the treatment of pain.


Herpes Zoster Vaccination: New Recommendations for Shingles Prevention - Frankly Speaking EP 50

This session will review the recommendations put forth by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the use of a new shingles vaccine. Dosing, use, and efficacy will be discussed. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

This session will review the recommendations put forth by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the use of a new shingles vaccine. Dosing, use, and efficacy will be discussed.


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Reading to young children is a well-established activity that can impact neuro-cognitive and emotional development in children. Since many parents use E-readers and other digital platforms to read to their kids, in this episode we will explore whether there is a difference or benefit to using a particular type of book. Join us as we discuss the recent findings on parent-toddler interactions when reading from a print book versus an E-reader.


Diabetes Remission with Weight Loss - Frankly Speaking EP 49

Diabetes remission is defined as a return to normal blood sugar control without the use of medications. Listen to this episode to learn about a trial in which the use of a very low calorie diet in a primary care setting resulted in significant weight loss and remission of diabetes. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD

Diabetes remission is defined as a return to normal blood sugar control without the use of medications. Use of a very low caloric diet in a primary care setting resulted in significant weight loss and significant remission of diabetes.