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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.


Do you want more information on continuous glucose monitoring (also known as “CGM”) or wonder if continuous glucose monitoring can help you better manage your diabetes? Listen to this podcast hosted by two diabetes education specialists, Diana Isaacs, PharmD, and Patricia Montesinos, NP, as they discuss common questions from people with diabetes about continuous glucose monitoring. The pair will start by reviewing what CGM is, how it works, and describe the different types of CGM devices and how they are used. Then they will move on to discuss topics including the pros and cons of CGM, who qualifies for CGM, common questions about using CGM devices, and how to decide about which device might be right for you. Please note that information in this podcast is not meant to replace the guidance of your doctor or diabetes healthcare team. Please consult a medical professional regarding whether CGM is a good choice for you. Any device information, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 10/22/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


Easy Weight Loss for Type 2 Diabetes - Frankly Speaking EP 95

This episode will review a randomized controlled trial of adding 10.5 grams of a soluble fiber, psyllium, to a Type 2 Diabetes diet and its influence on weight loss, BMI and other parameters of diabetes. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

This episode will review a randomized controlled trial of adding 10.5 grams of a soluble fiber, psyllium, to a Type 2 Diabetes diet and its influence on weight loss, BMI and other parameters of diabetes


Do you use continuous glucose monitoring (also known as “CGM”) or care for someone who does? Listen to this podcast hosted by two diabetes education specialists, Diana Isaacs, PharmD, and Patricia Montesinos, NP, as they review important information regarding the currently available CGM devices and discuss common issues and questions that arise for people with diabetes using CGM. The pair will begin by reviewing important information about CGM devices for people starting out and will address common questions about using CGM. This will be followed by discussion of more advanced topics, including when to call your healthcare team about your device or the glucose data on your device, and how to approach making insulin and dietary adjustments based on glucose data from a CGM device. Please note that information in this podcast is not meant to replace the guidance of your doctor or diabetes healthcare team. Please consult a medical professional regarding whether CGM is a good choice for you. Any device information, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 10/22/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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.


Penicillin Allergy: Danger Is in the Diagnosis - Frankly Speaking 93

8% of patients believe they have a penicillin allergy, yet the actual number is far less. Listen to this episode to learn about the incidence of penicillin allergy, the risks associated with reporting a believed allergy, and how you can better manage these patients. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

8% of patients believe they have a penicillin allergy, yet the actual number is far less. Listen to this episode to learn about the incidence of penicillin allergy, the risks associated with reporting a believed allergy, and how you can better manage these patients.


Eliminating the Unnecessary: Updates on Screening for Cervical Cancer - Frankly Speaking 92

Listen to this episode to learn about the update to the 2012 United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for cervical cancer.Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Listen to this episode to learn about the update to the 2012 United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for cervical cancer.


Lose Weight While Eating Whatever You Like; Maybe? - Frankly Speaking EP 91

Listen to this episode to learn about a small study which found that adding 35 grams of fiber and 0.8 grams of protein/kg/day to the diets of obese patients—without making any other diet changes—led to weight loss at 12 weeks.Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Listen to this episode to learn about a small study which found that adding 35 grams of fiber and 0.8 grams of protein/kg/day to the diets of obese patients—without making any other diet changes—led to weight loss at 12 weeks.


A Good Night’s Sleep: The Possible Association Between the Early Introduction of Food and Infant Sleep - Frankly Speaking EP 90

Both the WHO and AAP recommend exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months of age then solids and breast milk until 12 months of age. The well-established benefits of breastfeeding include support of infant growth and development of immunity. Recently, a clinical trial from the UK found an association between the early introduction of foods and infant sleep. Join us while we discuss the findings of this study and possible implications to your care of moms and their infants. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Both the WHO and AAP recommend exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months of age then solids and breast milk until 12 months of age. The well-established benefits of breastfeeding include support of infant growth and development of immunity. Recently, a clinical trial from the UK found an association between the early introduction of foods and infant sleep. Join us while we discuss the findings of this study and possible implications to your care of moms and their infants.


Preventing Opioid Dependence While Effectively Treating Pain - Frankly Speaking EP 89

Best practices in treating acute and chronic pain have been clouded by years of misinformation. Listen to this podcast episode to learn evidence-based recommendations that dispel these myths and encourage a new and better approach to pain management. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Best practices in treating acute and chronic pain have been clouded by years of misinformation. Listen to this podcast episode to learn evidence-based recommendations that dispel these myths and encourage a new and better approach to pain management.


Depression and Medication Side Effects: Is Your Depression Due to Something You Are Taking? - Frankly Speaking EP 88

The number of adults in the US on prescription medications is rising, with approximately 15% taking five or more daily medications. A recent study found that depression is a common side effect—37.2% prevalence among American adults taking prescription medications—and is associated with an increased risk of concurrent depression. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

The number of adults in the US on prescription medications is rising, with approximately 15% taking five or more daily medications. A recent study found that depression is a common side effect—37.2% prevalence among American adults taking prescription medications—and is associated with an increased risk of concurrent depression.


Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in Older Adults: Can We Teach Our Patients to “Unlearn” It? - Frankly Speaking EP 87

Chronic non-cancer pain in adults over 60 years is common and often causes decreased quality of life, disability, adverse pharmacologic effects, and increased healthcare costs. Listen to this podcast to learn the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis by Niknejad et al. (2018) looking at pain outcomes in this population using psychological modalities. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Chronic non-cancer pain in adults over 60 years is common and often causes decreased quality of life, disability, adverse pharmacologic effects, and increased healthcare costs. Listen to this podcast to learn the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis by Niknejad et al. (2018) looking at pain outcomes in this population using psychological modalities.