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Direct Communication Improves Vaccine Receipt - Frankly Speaking EP 217

Guest: Jill M. Terrien, PhD, ANP-BCMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Join us as we review communication styles that influence vaccination uptake by the adolescent population. We will discuss a recent article examining the effects of provider’s recommendation styles with adolescent patients regarding HPV and meningococcal vaccines.


A recent RCT from Hong Kong found that a brief 1-minute standardized intervention (based on the AWARD Model and self-determination theory) was more effective than giving printed smoking cessation materials to semi-urgent and non-urgent emergency department patients at smoking abstinence at 12 months. Join us as we discuss the implications of this study on your practice and care of individuals who smoke.


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Skip the Colonoscopy? - Frankly Speaking EP 154

Guest: Robert Baldor, MD,FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Join us as we discuss a recent report in the British Medical Journal that reviewed data on the effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening programs and presented new guidelines which recommend a “shared decision-making model" and that individuals with an estimated 15-year colorectal cancer risk below 3% undergo no screening at all! This session will review the recently published guidelines to understand the data behind their recommendations and discuss how best to implement such an approach in your practice.


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Aspirin to Prevent Colorectal Cancer - Frankly Speaking EP 218

Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

0.25 CME

Join us for this session where we will discuss the data behind the recent USPSTF recommendations on the use of ASA as a colorectal cancer (CRC) preventive agent, and when to incorporate this recommendation into practice.


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Participants will review the most updated screening and surveillance guidelines to determine when to start screening their patients for colorectal cancer and when follow up procedures are indicated.


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Review practice-changing articles from 2020! During this informative session on medical literature updates (excluding COVID-19), primary care physician, Dr. Charles Vega, will review the clinical implications of practice-changing literature that has been recently published. Topics for discussion will include: HPV vaccination, mammography, colorectal cancer screening, osteoporosis, coconut oil, milk and weight gain, mask efficacy, COPD exacerbations, medication-assisted treatment for opioid disorder and more! You don’t want to miss these important updates!


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During this informative session on medical literature updates (excluding COVID-19), primary care physician, Dr. Charles Vega, will review the clinical implications of practice-changing literature that has been recently published. Topics for discussion will include breast cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, association between diet/exercise and cancer, vaccination updates, dietary coconut oil, and milk preference in children. You don’t want to miss these updates!


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Genetics is increasingly utilized in healthcare. From the medical office to the home, consumer-focused over-the-counter (OTC) testing is now common-place. The challenge for the primary care clinician is to not only understand the types of genetics tests available and when to order them but also to respond appropriately to patients who have obtained OTC results on their own. While medical geneticists are available for consultation, the sheer volume of testing requires primary clinicians to develop a level of comfort with genomics.


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This lecture will discuss the appropriate follow-up of patients treated for the most common cancers. This will include breast cancer, colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. An in-depth discussion of the physical challenges and psychological impacts of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment will prepare you to help your patients with what lies ahead.


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Listen for a summary of current guidelines for breast cancer screening that will help you provide the most appropriate screening for your patients based on their individual risk.


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Screening recommendations issued by the USPSTF in the past year will be summarized and reviewed. The most significant and controversial topics will be prioritized. Within the past year, the USPSTF has issued screening recommendation statements on the following topics: cervical, prostate, and ovarian cancer; osteoporosis; CVD; atrial fibrillation; syphilis among pregnant women; adolescent idiopathic scoliosis; and vision problems among young children.


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Over the past 20 years, there has been push back from patients about vaccines. This has been driven by concerns about vaccine safety promoted by the media, celebrities, and (now retracted) scientific reviews. As a result, there have been numerous outbreaks of rare, vaccine preventable infections. There has been a resurgence of mumps, pertussis and respiratory syncytial virus infections. Currently the United States is facing growing numbers of measles cases. These infections put the most vulnerable patients at risk of serious morbidity and mortality. All clinicians should understand what is true and untrue about the anti-vaccine controversy and how to discuss the benefits and risks of vaccination with their patients. Clinicians should also be aware of the most updated adult vaccine recommendations by the CDC and ACIP and ensure their patients are vaccinated properly. Given the recent resurgence of measles, clinicians should also be able to recognize a case of measles, how to diagnose and care for patients with suspected measles, and how to report a case to their local public health department.