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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.


Treatment Options in Opioid Dependence - Frankly Speaking EP 47

Medication-based maintenance therapy is recommended for patients with opioid dependence. Listen to this week’s episode to learn how once monthly naltrexone injections are as effective as daily treatment with buprenorphine/naloxone. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

Medication-based maintenance therapy is recommended for patients with opioid dependence. Listen to this week’s episode to learn how once monthly naltrexone injections are as effective as daily treatment with buprenorphine/naloxone.


Putting E-cigarettes to Good Use: Evidence on Smoking Cessation Impact and Population Health - Frankly Speaking EP 34

A recent analysis of US population surveys found that e-cigarette users were more likely to attempt to quit and more successful with smoking cessation. This new evidence is a potential game changer in terms of current policy perspectives and the potential for public health interventions around e-cigarette use. How should we, the primary care community, respond? Guest: Kenneth Peterson, PhD, FNP-BC

A recent analysis of US population surveys found that e-cigarette users were more likely to attempt to quit and more successful with smoking cessation. This new evidence is a potential game changer in terms of current policy perspectives and the potential for public health interventions around e-cigarette use. How should we, the primary care community, respond?


Here’s to Your Health: What Meat Shall You Eat? - Frankly Speaking EP 23

Teaching patients lifestyle management strategies to improve health is no easy task. First steps involve increasing provider knowledge of the impact foods have on health. This episode discusses the latest evidence on different types of meat intake and meat-associated compounds on health. Guest: Kenneth Peterson, PhD, FNP-BC

Teaching patients lifestyle management strategies to improve health is no easy task. First steps involve increasing provider knowledge of the impact foods have on health. This episode discusses the latest evidence on different types of meat intake and meat associated compounds on health.


New Treatment for Asthma - Frankly Speaking EP 46

We will discuss the use of azithromycin as a therapeutic option for patients with persistent symptomatic asthma despite controller maintenance therapy with inhaled corticosteroids and a long-acting bronchodilator. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD

We will discuss the use of azithromycin as a therapeutic option for patients with persistent symptomatic asthma despite controller maintenance therapy with inhaled corticosteroids and a long-acting bronchodilator.


Treating an Abscess: When are Antibiotics Needed? - Frankly Speaking EP 33

For patients who are being treated for a skin abscess, the role of antibiotics following incision and drainage remains controversial. While most patients will get better, giving antibiotics may increase rates of resolution. Should antibiotics be given to everyone or is a more selective approach better? Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

For patients who are being treated for a skin abscess, the role of antibiotics following incision and drainage remains controversial. While most patients will get better, giving antibiotics may increase rates of resolution. Should antibiotics be given to everyone or is a more selective approach better?


Fruit Juice and Kids: How Sweet it is - Frankly Speaking EP 22

Kids love fruit juice. But how much is OK? What are the facts on fruit juice consumption in kids and what should you advise the families you care for? In this episode, we will discuss the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and how they may impact your practice. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Kids love fruit juice. But how much is OK? What are the facts on fruit juice consumption in kids and what should you advise the families you care for? In this episode, we will discuss the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and how they may impact your practice.


Infant Sleep Safety: AAP Recommendations Explained - Frankly Speaking EP 32

In the US, about 3500 infants die annually due to sleep related deaths including SIDS, accidental strangulation, and suffocation. The AAP has recently updated its evidence-based practice recommendations in an effort to further reduce the risk of sleep related infant deaths. Join us as we discuss the implications of these guidelines – what are the barriers and practice strategies to help your families promote healthy sleep environments for their infants. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

In the US, about 3500 infants die yearly due to sleep related deaths, from SIDS, accidental strangulation and suffocation during sleep. The rate has remained unchanged since the 1990s when there was an initial decrease. The AAP has updated its EBP guidelines to reflect new evidence to further reduce the risk of sleep related infant deaths. Join us as we discuss the implications of these guidelines – what are the barriers and practice strategies to help your families promote healthy sleep environments for their infants


New Simpler HPV Vaccine Schedule - Frankly Speaking EP 21

HPV immunization has been recommended for pre-teens and teens for over a decade, however vaccination rates remain low. In October 2016 the CDC changed their recommendations to 2 doses of HPV vaccine in teens before their 15th birthday (from 3 doses), does this make it easier for completion? Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

HPV immunization has been recommended for pre-teens and teens for over a decade, however vaccination rates remain low. In October 2016 the CDC changed their recommendations to 2 doses of HPV vaccine in teens before their 15th birthday (from 3 doses), does this make it easier for completion?