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Is Shoulder Surgery Beneficial for Impingement Syndrome? - Frankly Speaking EP 86

Adults often present with atraumatic shoulder pain around age 50 and are diagnosed with impingement syndrome (rotator cuff tendonitis). However, as this recent study demonstrates, the standard of care for treatment should not be surgery. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Adults often present with atraumatic shoulder pain around age 50 and are diagnosed with impingement syndrome (rotator cuff tendonitis). However, as this recent study demonstrates, the standard of care for treatment should not be surgery.


Digital Media Use and ADHD Symptoms in Teenagers – Is There an Association? - Frankly Speaking EP 85

A recent longitudinal study of high school students in the LA area found a modest but significant association between high-frequency digital media use (phones, tablets) and subsequent ADHD symptoms. Join us as we discuss these findings and the possible impact on adolescent primary care. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

A recent longitudinal study of high school students in the LA area found a modest but significant association between high-frequency digital media use (phones, tablets) and subsequent ADHD symptoms. Join us as we discuss these findings and the possible impact on adolescent primary care.


Physician Burnout: What Degree Have We Reached? - Frankly Speaking EP 84

This episode is an introductory discussion of the very real problem of physician burnout. It affects you and those around you. What do we know about burnout and how can we move beyond it? Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

This episode is an introductory discussion of the very real problem of physician burnout. It affects you and those around you. What do we know about burnout and how can we move beyond it?


Should You Use Budesonide-Formoterol as Needed for Mild Asthma? - Frankly Speaking EP 83

In this episode, we will discuss using an inhaled steroid twice a day to control mild asthma symptoms, versus using the combination budesonide and formoterol. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Mild persistent asthma is traditionally treated with a single preventative agent, like a medium dose inhaled.


More Than Beauty: Length and Quality of Sleep and Its Impact on CV Risk Factors in Teens - Frankly Speaking EP 82

It has been fairly established that short duration of sleep is associated with obesity in teens and adults; however, the impact of quantity and quality of sleep has not been as well established. A cross-sectional study by Feliciano et al. found that longer and better sleep was associated with better cardiometabolic profiles in early adolescence – independent of other factors. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

It has been fairly established that short duration of sleep is associated with obesity in teens and adults; however, the impact of quantity and quality of sleep has not been as well established. A cross-sectional study by Feliciano et al. found that longer and better sleep was associated with better cardiometabolic profiles in early adolescence – independent of other factors.


Goals of Care Discussions in Patients with Serious Illness: Is It a Downer? - Frankly Speaking EP 81

Discussing goals of care with patients that have a serious, life-limiting illness does not affect the patient’s anxiety or depression—but can increase the quality of the communication. Listen to this podcast episode for tips that are easily adaptable to any outpatient or specialty practice. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Discussing goals of care with patients that have a serious, life-limiting illness does not affect the patient’s anxiety or depression—but can increase the quality of the communication. Listen to this podcast episode for tips that are easily adaptable to any outpatient or specialty practice.


Breastfeeding Supplemented with Formula; When Is It the Right Thing to Do? - Frankly Speaking EP 80

Breastfeeding exclusively in the first six months of life is widely recommended. However, in this study of newborns who were losing weight because their mother’s milk had not yet come in, post-breastfeeding supplementation improved weight and did not alter breastfeeding rates at one month. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Breastfeeding exclusively in the first 6 months of life is widely recommended. However, in this study of newborns who were losing weight because their mother’s milk had not yet come in, post-breastfeeding supplementation improved weight and did not alter breast feeding rates at one month.


Mangia: What Is the Truth about the Mediterranean Diet and CVD Health? - Frankly Speaking EP 79

In 2013, a groundbreaking clinical trial from Spain touted the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet to reduce CVD risk. A recent review of the study found some irregularities in the randomization procedure that cast concern on the validity of the findings. After reanalysis of the data, however, the results were essentially the same. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

In 2013, a groundbreaking clinical trial from Spain touted the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet to reduce CVD risk. A recent review of the study found some irregularities in the randomization procedure that cast concern on the validity of the findings. After reanalysis of the data, however, the results were essentially the same.


Binge Drinking in Adolescents: A Sober Subject That Begs for Attention - Frankly Speaking EP 78

For adolescents who binge drink, when they begin and how often they do it affects academic performance. This episode discusses the findings of a longitudinal analysis of secondary school students in Canada: The COMPASS study. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

For adolescents who binge drink, when they begin and how often they do it affects academic performance. This episode discusses the findings of a longitudinal analysis of secondary school students in Canada: The COMPASS study.


Treatment of Post-Op Pain Following Spine and Joint Surgery - Frankly Speaking EP 77

This study looked at how pain was treated following spine and joint surgery and found the majority of patients were not encouraged to use non-opioid analgesia and that most had a supply of unused opioids at home. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

This study looked at how pain was treated following spine and joint surgery and found the majority of patients were not encouraged to use non-opioid analgesia and that most had a supply of unused opioids at home.


Assessing Blood Pressure: How Accurate Are the Blood Pressure Measurements You Use to Care for Your Patients? - Frankly Speaking EP 76

Hypertension affects an estimated 80 million Americans. We diagnose, determine the need for medication therapy, and monitor treatment efficacy based on a simple office blood pressure measurement – but how accurate is that measurement, and what is the most valid method to obtain it? Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Hypertension affects an estimated 80 million Americans. We diagnose, determine the need for medication therapy, and monitor treatment efficacy based on a simple office blood pressure measurement – but how accurate is that measurement, and what is the most valid method to obtain it?


Moving Fast, Moving Slow - Frankly Speaking EP 75

Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat and often requires a multifaceted approach combining exercise, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy, and health education. For many patients, pain hinders participation in a vigorous exercise regimen. Listen to this review of a randomized trial comparing aerobic exercise to tai chi in a patient population with fibromyalgia. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat and often requires a multifaceted approach combining exercise, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy, and health education. For many patients, pain hinders participation in a vigorous exercise regimen. Listen to this review of a randomized trial comparing aerobic exercise to tai chi in a patient population with fibromyalgia.