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In this podcast psychiatrist Dr. Shirah Vollmer will discuss the difference between social distancing and social isolation. Dr. Vollmer will provide practical tips for maintaining healthy relationships and maintaining mental health during this unique time when we are physically separated from others.


In this podcast, Dr. Shirah Vollmer will discuss the mental health challenges that healthcare providers are facing during the COVID-19 epidemic. Clinicians are suffering unexpected stress, and they have had to weigh their personal safety against important work in a dangerous environment. She will provide clear action items for dealing with these difficult decisions and practicing self care.


Join psychiatrist Dr. Shirah Vollmer for her fourth episode on mental health during COVID-19. In this episode she will discuss strategies for media consumption during this anxious time. She will explain how media during a crisis can perpetuate anxiety and requires intentional consumption to maintain mental health. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 04/05/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


CDC Resource: COVID-19 and HIV

CDC Resources for Health Care Providers

CDC Resources for Health Care Providers


CDC Resources for Health Care Providers


CDC Resource: HIV in the Southern United States

CDC Resources for Health Care Providers

CDC Resources for Health Care Providers


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?


Do Corticosteroids Decrease the Pain of Acute Pharyngitis? - Frankly Speaking EP 18

When patients present with symptoms of a sore throat, an option for managing the pain that is sometimes used is corticosteroids. A randomized trial of a 1-time dose of 10 mg in patients with moderate to severe pharyngitis who were deemed to not need antibiotics found higher rates of symptom resolution at 48 hours. Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD

When patients present with symptoms of a sore throat, an option for managing the pain that is sometimes used is corticosteroids. A randomized trial of a 1-time dose of 10 mg in patients with moderate to severe pharyngitis who were deemed to not need antibiotics found higher rates of symptom resolution at 48 hours.


Statins and the Older Population: When Is It Beneficial and When Is It Not? - Frankly Speaking EP 96

Evidence of the efficacy of statins to reduce ASCVD morbidity and mortality in individuals > 75 years who have known clinical ASCVD (secondary prevention) is well established. Primary prevention in this population has not been as clear. Join us while we discuss a recent study in the BMJ which assessed the benefits of statins for primary prevention of ASCVD morbidity and mortality in individuals > 75 years with and without DM. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Evidence of the efficacy of statins to reduce ASCVD morbidity and mortality in individuals > 75 years who have known clinical ASCVD (secondary prevention) is well established. Primary prevention in this population has not been as clear. Join us while we discuss a recent study in the BMJ which assessed the benefits of statins for primary prevention of ASCVD morbidity and mortality in individuals > 75 years with and without DM.


Why Get A Flu Shot? - Frankly Speaking EP 94

As fall arrives, many patients question the need for an influenza vaccine while clinicians urge patients to get it. 2017-18 flu season data shows high influenza mortality. Learn how to help motivate patients to accept the vaccine. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

As fall arrives, many patients question the need for an influenza vaccine while clinicians urge patients to get it. 2017-18 flu season data shows high influenza mortality. Learn how to help motivate patients to accept the vaccine.