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COVID-19 Update: Vaccines, Working From Home, and So Much More - Frankly Speaking EP 202

Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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There are many aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic that clinicians need to stay current with. In this episode we will briefly review ten hot topics related to COVID-19, including but not limited to: testing, vaccines, and reinfection.


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Social media use is ubiquitous across American society. There has also been an increase in adolescent mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, as well as teen suicidal behavior. Join us as we discuss the association between social media use and adolescent mental health.


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Is it Time to Stop Checking LDL-C? - Frankly Speaking EP 201

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

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Various organizations develop guidelines to assist with patient care. This episode will review the most significant changes to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction.


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The degree to which early exposure to gluten-containing foods affects the risk of developing celiac disease is controversial. Join us as we discuss a recent Norwegian study suggesting that the timing of introduction of gluten in the diet may be less important than the amount of gluten in the diet at 18 months of age.


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Favorite Podcast of the Last 200! - Frankly Speaking EP 200

Guests: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C; Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC; Robert Baldor, MD, FAAFP; Alan Ehrlich, MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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Join us for the 200th episode of Frankly Speaking about Family Medicine! In this episode, each podcaster will review their favorite topics since the inception of this podcast and will describe patient encounters where this practice changing knowledge was helpful. .


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Evaluation of Microhematuria: A Risk-based Approach - Frankly Speaking EP 199

Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Microhematuria is a common finding. It is usually benign, but it needs proper evaluation since it may also be a sign of malignancy. A risk-based approach can avoid unnecessary testing, while still identifying those patients with malignancy. Recent American Urological Association (AUA) guidelines use a validated risk-based approach.


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"Just a Spoonful of Honey": Evidence Supporting Honey for URTI Symptom Relief - Frankly Speaking EP 198

Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-CMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) are one of the most common conditions seen in primary care. Effective treatments for this acute, bothersome illness are limited; inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and use of therapeutics with little evidence of effectiveness are common. Join our discussion as we discuss a recent meta-analysis from the BMJ which suggests that honey, in any form, is superior to usual, common treatment for URTIs.


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COPD Exacerbations: Who Needs Antibiotics? - Frankly Speaking EP 145

Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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Patients with COPD frequently have exacerbations, often triggered by an acute upper respiratory infection (URI). C-reactive protein (CRP) testing is a new way of assessing whether or not antibiotics are needed to treat.


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A recent scoping review revealed that nonprescription antibiotic use is a prevalent and understudied public health concern in the US. Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and use has been a well-documented concern and these new findings only reinforce the need for more comprehensive approaches to this problem. Join us while we discuss the scoping review findings and some strategies for implementing antibiotic stewardship into your practice.


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Handling Upper Respiratory Symptoms During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Frankly Speaking EP 197

Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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This episode will review how to best care for patients who present with respiratory symptoms during the fall and winter.


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There has been increasing interest in the use of endovascular reperfusion for patients who have suffered an ischemic stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have jointly developed a nationwide registry to evaluate the benefits of these techniques on stroke outcomes. During this episode we will review a recent retrospective cohort study of almost 7,000 patients presenting with an acute ischemic stroke that demonstrates a significant benefit to endovascular reperfusion, even several hours after the onset of symptoms.


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That Cup of Joe – Good for You! - Frankly Speaking EP 196

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

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The New England Journal of Medicine recently published an evidence-based review of the benefits and harms related to caffeine and coffee consumption.