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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.


E-Cigarettes – Risks of Teen Vaping - Frankly Speaking EP 28

E-cigarettes were first introduced to the US market in 2007 as a means of helping smokers stop using tobacco-based cigarettes. However, the use of e-cigarettes has increased significantly among US teens. Join us as we discuss potential public health concerns regarding vaping and US teens. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP

E-Cigarettes were 1st introduced to the US market in 2007, essentially to help smokers stop smoking tobacco-based cigarettes. There is some evidence it might have been beneficial for some adults to quit smoking. However their use has increased significantly specifically in US teens. Join us as we discuss the potential public health concerns regarding vaping and US teens.


Treating Major Depressive Disorder: Considerations in Applying the Evidence - Frankly Speaking EP 38

Although depression is a common problem in primary care, unfortunately, the screening rates remain low. In recent years, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines have been developed to improve detection and treatment of depression in the primary care setting. Primary care providers are now faced with the implementation of these recommended modalities. In this installment of the Frankly Speaking Podcast, the faculty will guide you through practical steps to improve outcomes in patients with depression. Guest: Kenneth Peterson, PhD, FNP-BC

Although depression is a common problem in primary care, unfortunately, the screening rates remain low. In recent years, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines have been developed to improve detection and treatment of depression in the primary care setting. Primary care providers are now faced with the implementation of these recommended modalities. In this installment of the Frankly Speaking Podcast, the faculty will guide you through practical steps to improve outcomes in patients with depression.


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


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.


PPIs: Too Much of a Good Thing? When and How to Discontinue Them - Frankly Speaking EP 37

Learn about new practice guidelines around PPI use and strategies for safely deprescribing them. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

In this session we discuss the current guidelines on PPI use and de-prescribing PPIs to limit adverse effects.


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.


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.


The Flu Stops with You – 2017/2018 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations - Frankly Speaking EP 36

In this episode we discuss the updated 2017-2018 recommendations and best practices to increase your patients’ influenza vaccination rates. Find out what is new this season so you’re equipped to combat the flu and keep your patients on their feet. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

In this session we discuss the updated 2017-2018 recommendations and best practices to increase your patients Influenza vaccination rates. What is new this season? Find out and be ready to combat the flu and keep your patients on their feet.


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.


What Does the Evidence Tell Us About Diagnosing and Treating Sinusitis? - Frankly Speaking EP 48

Listen to this episode to learn about the evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute sinusitis. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

In this session we discuss the EB guidelines for diagnosing and management of Acute Sinusitis.


Whole Milk Does Not Increase Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes - Frankly Speaking EP 24

This podcast episode reviews the results of a meta-analysis that found no negative relationship between whole milk consumption and cardiovascular disease or with mortality. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

This podcast episode reviews the results of a meta analysis that found no negative relationship between whole milk consumption and cardiovascular disease or with mortality.