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This session will review a brief report summarizing the literature on electronic media and its relation to sleep—specifically delayed bed times and decreased sleep duration. Screen based media consumption is eating up our sleep health!

71% of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. The impact the medical community is making on reducing high rates of overweight and obesity is less than optimal. Primary care providers (PCPs) bear witness to this staggering statistic on a daily basis and are in a unique position to address this problem. To tackle this problem PCPs must be up to date on best evidence for addressing overweight and obese status in their patients. What seems simple might not be the case. As clinical evidence for best practice in treating overweight and obese patients grows, which approach is considered best. With limited time for patient encounters and higher patient volumes, what health counseling, patient education or behavioral health strategies will work best. With a variety of diets available for patients to choose, which one is preferred. The DIETFITS Randomized Clinical Trial offers direction for nutritional advice in this important and serious public health concern.

Immunization practices are constantly in flux as new vaccines are approved and guidelines are updated. Recently, the FDA approved a 2-dose hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine and a new 2-dose herpes zoster (HZ) vaccine. Additionally, the CDC now recommends a 2-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine schedule, a change from the previous recommendation for a 3-dose schedule. This session will discuss the changing landscape of immunization practices and recent changes to recommendations.

Management of patients with atrial fibrillation has long centered on the relative merits of rate control versus rhythm control. The CASTLE-AF trial evaluated catheter ablation as a treatment for patients with both heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and atrial fibrillation. Listen to this week’s podcast episode to learn about the results of this new trial and how the catheter ablation impacted clinical outcomes.

In this week’s episode, we’ll be continuing the discussion on the AAN’s updated practice guideline on mild cognitive impairment. Last week’s podcast episode provided an overview of the updated practice guideline, and this week’s episode focuses on treatment recommendations.

The American Academy of Neurology recently published the first updated practice guideline on mild cognitive impairment since 2001. Listen to this week’s episode for an overview of the updated practice guideline, which includes a systematic review of prevalence, prognosis, screening, and treatment research with clear recommendations for practicing clinicians

This observational study found adding very little activity, akin to going for a 30 minute walk or converting to a standing desk for half your workday, lowered all-cause and cardiovascular mortality.

Direct acting oral anticoagulants are increasingly used for stroke prevention for individuals with atrial fibrillation. Whether these agents are as safe and effective as warfarin has been a concern for many clinicians, but recent comparative effectiveness analyses are providing answers. In this week’s podcast episode, we will review these recent studies and draw some conclusions about which agents are best.

Listen to this week’s episode to learn about the basic concepts of behavioral activation (BA), what research has demonstrated about its use in depression, and how to apply BA in everyday care.

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

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