Nutrition is essential to the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. In this panel based discussion, the roles of diets and their limitations in clinical practice will be reviewed based on scientific evidence. You will learn about how individual responses and personalized meal plans are the key to success. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 9/12/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Expert faculty will discuss the most recent and talked about articles published in the past year.
Hypercholesteremia is highly prevalent in the U.S. and strongly associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Yet, only about 55% of U.S. adults appropriate for cholesterol lowering therapy are currently taking it. What do primary care providers need to know to improve the care of the many individuals with hypercholesterolemia that you see daily in clinical practice? Join Dr. Ty Gluckman in this webcast to find out.
Sleep benefits memory in a myriad of ways. Most simply, it stabilizes recent memories and enhances recently practiced skills. In this session, Dr. Robert Stickgold will describe how the brain changes across sleep cycles, why certain memories are retained after sleep, and how dreaming works. Faculty will take a look at the interplay of dreams on memory processing and formation. Join us for this unique session that can assist you in understanding both your own sleep and the importance of sleep for your patients. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/03/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
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!
Physical fitness and athletic pursuits are important for the health and quality of life of our patients; yet many patients experience orthopedic injuries in these athletic pursuits. This case-based session will discuss the identification, management, and prevention of common orthopedic injuries including ACL tear, meniscal tear, lateral ankle sprain, Achilles tendon rupture, and anterior shoulder instability.
Challenges and Controversies in Gynecology: Updates in Cervical Cancer Screening and Complex Contraception
New guidelines, evidence, and products present challenges for clinicians who provide gynecologic care. This session focuses on two major clinical areas in gynecology—cervical cancer screening and contraception. We will use a case-based approach to explore current best practices in managing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and Pap testing, as well as to expand evidence-based knowledge of controversies in contraceptive care. Faculty will also provide a brief introduction to the newest contraceptive products available. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/13/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
In the sixteenth episode of Pri-Med’s weekly web series on COVID-19, faculty will discuss how blood type may influence immune response and what impact it could have on risk of COVID-19 infection and severity. Faculty will also discuss the data on renin-angiotensin-aldosterone inhibitor use in COVID-19. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 08/04/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Every year, one in ten people worldwide experience a foodborne infection caused by a broad range of pathogens, from common enteric viruses and bacteria to less familiar parasites. There are many factors influencing the modern burden of foodborne illness: our increasingly global food supply, the ongoing changes in food production, consumer tastes, food safety practices, the growing number of vulnerable and/or immunosuppressed hosts, and even climate change. This talk will summarize the modern ecology of foodborne disease, describe the clinical presentation of common foodborne pathogens and update you several foodborne parasites currently emerging in the United States. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 9/12/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
As we see more patients with cognitive impairment, understanding the real-world care for this population is vital. This lecture will review the most efficient means of assessing cognitive impairment, examine common issues in caring for the older adult with cognitive impairment, and discuss pharmacologic/non-pharmacologic means of treating patients. Dr. Lindquist will also address updates on what medications are useless/useful and what testing should be avoided. Polypharmacy is common among older adults and associated with adverse outcomes. This case-based session will review how to avoid inappropriate prescribing, recognize adverse drug events, and identify opportunities to deprescribe. Dr. Bradley will review recent literature updates that inform our prescribing practices including the 2019 AGS Beers criteria. Tips to enhance safe medication use will be shared. The updates will be followed by an “Ask the Expert” session with Drs. Lindquist and Bradley where they will review common questions and take questions from attendees.
In the twentieth episode of Pri-Med’s web series on COVID-19, approach one of the most common questions about COVID-19 during this time; is it safe to travel? This session will review the current data on in flight transmission and evaluate the efficacy of current travel restrictions. Faculty will also explore how telehealth uptake has boomed with the pandemic and how this has provided both improvements and drawbacks to the health care system and to patients.
Coronary artery calcium can be a valuable tool to measure cardiovascular risk and to inform the treatment of hyperlipidemia in appropriately selected individuals. Join Dr. Ty Gluckman as he discusses the history, predictive value, and most effective use of coronary artery calcium.