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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.


Uncomplicated UTI in Women: What a Pain! - Frankly Speaking EP 74

For women experiencing an uncomplicated UTI, nitrofurantoin and fosfomycin are two first-line options for treatment. Is one more effective than the other? Listen to this episode to learn about the results from a multinational, open-label, randomized clinical trial. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

For women experiencing an uncomplicated UTI, nitrofurantoin and fosfomycin are two first-line options for treatment. Is one more effective than the other? Listen to this episode to learn about the results from a multinational, open-label, randomized clinical trial.


Put That Finger Down! The End of the Screening Rectal Exam - Frankly Speaking EP 73

Listen to this week’s podcast episode to learn about a meta-analysis showing no benefit to rectal examinations in men. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Listen to this week’s podcast episode to learn about a meta-analysis showing no benefit to rectal examinations in men.


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.


The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans: Get up and Go! More IS Better! Don’t Give Up! - Frankly Speaking EP 101

Health benefits and the potential lowering of healthcare costs by billions of dollars seem like enough reasons to increase physical activity. Why can’t we do it? Why is it so hard? We’ll discuss the new guidelines (11/2018) and strategies that may get your patients moving. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Health benefits and the potential lowering of healthcare costs by billions of dollars seem like enough reasons to increase physical activity. Why can’t we do it? Why is it so hard? We’ll discuss the new guidelines (11/2018) and strategies that may get your patients moving.


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.


Evaluating and Managing Perimenopausal Depression: No Small Task, Are You up for It? - Frankly Speaking EP 100

This episode is a discussion of the recent summary and recommendations of an expert panel that conducted a systemic review on the published perimenopausal literature to identify, characterize and treat women in this population. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

This episode is a discussion of the recent summary and recommendations of an expert panel that conducted a systemic review on the published perimenopausal literature to identify, characterize and treat women in this population.