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Avoiding Unnecessary Antibiotics: The Quick Take - Frankly Speaking EP 118

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

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Antibiotics are frequently prescribed for upper respiratory infections, even when they are likely due to viral etiologies, or will resolve just as quickly without antibiotics. Many clinicians believe convincing patients they do not need to take an antibiotic is time consuming and frustrating for both parties. In fact, patients are often receptive to information on appropriate use, and the conversation can be done efficiently with practice.


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What's Cooking With Food Allergies in Adults? - Frankly Speaking EP 111

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

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Many adults report having food allergies. However, many of those who have a food allergy have not been diagnosed by a physician and many who report having a food allergy may not have one at all. Join us for a discussion and recent review of data about the prevalence of food allergies in adults, and how to assess and manage food allergies.


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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: Preventing HIV at Hand! - Frankly Speaking EP 110

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

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The USPSTF recently issued a Draft Grade A recommendation that all at-risk patients be offered pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent the transmission of HIV. This multi drug, single pill regimen can lower risk of HIV and potentially prevent lifelong burden of disease. While only a draft recommendation, the USPSTF expects, after stakeholder comment, to continue to support an A recommendation to offer for all patients who are increased risk.


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Are E-Cigarettes Effective Tools for Smoking Cessation, or Are We Just Blowing Smoke? - Frankly Speaking EP 117

Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC & Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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The FDA has not approved any ENDS product as an effective or safe smoking cessation tool. Earlier evidence did not indicate that ENDS were effective or sustainable. Most of these studies were done on earlier prototypes of e-cigarettes. A recent study from the UK found that newer generation ENDS were more successful than approved NRT products for smoking cessation. Join us as we discuss this new evidence and how it impacts strategies to assist with smoking cessation.


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Is Aspirin Effective for Primary Prevention? - Frankly Speaking EP 104

Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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For patients with established cardiovascular disease,aspirin is clearly beneficial as part of secondary prevention. However, when used as primary prevention in patients without documented cardiovascular disease, its benefit is much less certain. This podcast will explore 3 recent trials that evaluated aspirin in different populations and found nobenefit for its use as primary prevention.


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Cognition and Sexuality in Older Adults - Frankly Speaking EP 114

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

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This episode focuses on older adults and caregivers/partners in relation to their intimacy and sexuality for patients experiencing changes in cognition.


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"Sexting" and U.S. Teens: What Is It and What Should You Know About It? - Frankly Speaking EP 112

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

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Sexting is increasing among U.S. youth. As cellular technology evolves, so does the behavior. There is some evidence that can help inform teens and their parents of risk, which includes increased risk of high-risk sexual behavior and non-consensual sharing of personal digital data. This episode provides clinicians important evidence on teens and sexting to inform their care of teens and their families.


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Finding Your Balance - Tai Chi to Prevent Falls in Older Adults - Frankly Speaking EP 108

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

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Falls in the older population are associated with significant morbidity and mortality yet little evidence exists to determine best practices for prevention. Join us while we discuss a recent RCT that examined Tai Chi versus more traditional exercising in older individuals and its impact on reduction in falls for those at greatest risk.


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This session will review a number of clinically relevant trials/topics recently presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in March 2018, including updates in the management of patients with hypercholesterolemia, heart failure, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias, and more.


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Gout - An Updated Treatment Guideline from the American College of Rheumatology - Frankly Speaking EP 180

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

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The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) updated their 2012 guidelines for treating gout. To do this, they used established evidenced-based methods including population, intervention, comparator, outcomes (PICO) questions.


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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.