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Taking the Distress Out of Diabetes—Mindfulness and Acceptance Therapies May Help - Frankly Speaking EP 233

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

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T2DM is an epidemic, and its impact on quantity of life is well documented. In most cases, treatment involves significant lifestyle changes in combination with medication. Distress about the T2DM diagnosis and necessary behavioral changes occurs in about one-third of people, and this distress is associated with poor glycemic management. Join us as we discuss a recent meta-analysis on mindfulness and learn how cognitive therapies may be effective in reducing distress and HbA1c.


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Mammography Screening: Sorting through Conflicting Guidelines - Frankly Speaking EP 129

Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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Multiple organizations have issued guidelines on breast cancer screening, but these guidelines are often conflicting. Recently the American College of Physicians (ACP) reviewed the data supporting 7 different guideline recommendation and issued new guidance on breast cancer screening for average risk women. Join our discussion of the ACP’s summary recommendations to help develop a consistent approach to breast cancer screening in your practice.


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Community-Acquired Pneumonia: How Long Do We Need to Treat? - Frankly Speaking EP 232

Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

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For patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), wide variation in the duration of treatment exists. Longer duration of treatment may increase the risk of adverse effects and lead to antibiotic resistance. However, shorter duration of treatment may result in treatment failure. See what new evidence shows may be the best antibiotics treatment duration in most patients with CAP.


Aspirin Can Prevent VTE After Hip or Knee Surgery - Frankly Speaking EP 184

Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFPMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

For patients who have hip replacement or knee arthroplasty there is an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). This episode will review the effectiveness of aspirin for preventing VTE in this population.


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Pain in EVERYONE’s Neck - Frankly Speaking EP 231

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

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Who couldn’t use a refresher on how to diagnose and treat neck pain in the primary care setting? Review the techniques for assessing neck pain, determining its cause, and providing relief. Immediately apply what you learn to start helping patients with neck pain feel better.


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The Challenges of Managing Bone Loss: Separating Fact from Fiction - Frankly Speaking EP 128

Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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Conflicting evidence-based guidelines and medication risks have complicated the care of individuals with low bone density. The Endocrine Society just released its most recent recommendations for pharmacologic management of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Their goal was to address the most challenging aspects of low bone density management with clear evidence-based guidance. Join us as we review their new recommendations, compare them with other guidelines, and discuss their impact on your practice.


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Counseling About Healthy Lifestyles: Time to Simplify - Frankly Speaking EP 183

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

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While it is well established that selected lifestyle factors are individually associated with lower risk of chronic diseases, it has been unclear which combinations of these factors are associated with disease-free life-years. This session presents the result of a recent meta-analysis that provides insights into this important subject.


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Gabapentinoid Drugs Off-Label Use: Stay in Your Lane! - Frankly Speaking EP 127

Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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Join us as we discuss the increased off-label use of gabapentinoids most likely in response to the treatment of pain.


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Perioperative Management for Patients Taking DOACs - Frankly Speaking EP 230

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

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Join us to discuss the results of the Perioperative Anticoagulation Use for Surgery Evaluation (PAUSE) cohort study, aimed at understanding the safety of using a simplified perioperative management approach for patients with atrial fibrillation taking DOACs. After this episode, you’ll be able to make sense of the controversy over current guidelines around surgical care in this patient population. More importantly, you’ll walk away with practical knowledge to help these patients minimize their risk of adverse events.


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Testosterone for Low ‘T’? - Frankly Speaking EP 182

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

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About 20% of men older than 60 experience low testosterone; however, the prevalence of low testosterone with sexual dysfunction symptoms is significantly lower. Although there is an association between advancing age, testosterone levels, and other quality of life factors, the exact causal relationship remains challenging. This latest guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) examines the evidence regarding testosterone replacement recommendations.


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Reading to young children is a well-established activity that can impact neuro-cognitive and emotional development in children. Since many parents use E-readers and other digital platforms to read to their kids, in this episode we will explore whether there is a difference or benefit to using a particular type of book. Join us as we discuss the recent findings on parent-toddler interactions when reading from a print book versus an E-reader.


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Acknowledging the Pain—Incorporating Trauma-Informed Care into Your Practice - Frankly Speaking EP 229

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

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Ample evidence shows that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma in adulthood may lead to poor health outcomes, such as cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. These traumas may also affect a person’s inclination to seek care and participate in plans of care. As a provider, it is important to consider this history and ensure the psychological and physical safety of these affected individuals. Join us to learn proven strategies to help you practice trauma-informed care, including how to recognize trauma and offer effective interventions to help patients dealing with these issues.