Initial findings of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) published in 2002 forever changed the way menopause hormone therapy has been viewed in the United States. After WHI, use of systemic menopause hormone therapy (MHT) decreased by as much as 80 percent among U.S. women. In the following decade and half, additional data derived from WHI coupled with new research findings resulted in confusion and misunderstandings for patients and clinicians alike on the appropriate use of MHT to manage menopause. This presentation will blend the findings of WHI with newer learnings and provide a practical approach to using MHT.
Globally, the human papillomaviruses (HPV) is responsible for virtually 100% of cervical cancers, 75% of vaginal cancers, 69% of vulvar cancers, 91% of anal cancers, 63% of penile cancers, approximately 70% of oropharyngeal cancers, and almost all cases of genital warts. Fortunately, vaccines are available for prevention of HPV and its associated cancers. Participate in this game-based activity to learn more about the HPV vaccines, including safety & efficacy, guidelines, and dosing.
Did you know that approximately two-thirds of adults with severe asthma are eosinophilic? The presence of eosinophilia can have implications for asthma management as well. Join Dr. Nicola Hanania, pulmonologist and asthma expert, as he reviews the case of a patient with severe asthma and discusses how primary care clinicians can identify eosinophilia, using common biomarkers, and improve outcomes in patients with eosinophilic asthma.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), one of the leading forms of talk therapy, uses a variety of interventions to address common thought distortions. Stressors associated with the Covid-19 pandemic have exacerbated these thought distortions and unhealthy thinking patterns in those who work in healthcare settings. Healthcare providers may benefit from techniques used in CBT as a way to improve thinking patterns in stressful situations.
Health professionals participating in narrative writing gain a deeper understanding of their own experiences in addition to their patients' experiences, resulting in a rich appreciation of illness and wellbeing. This session will describe the process of narrative writing and allow participants to explore personal experiences during these most challenging times of COVID.
As technology becomes integrated into every facet of modern life, these technological addictions are becoming increasingly prevalent. This session will inform healthcare professionals about the addictive potential of technology and help them view these addictions as legitimate psychiatric conditions worthy of medical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
This presentation will provide an overview of the scientific evidence supporting the utility of exercise in maintaining health and decreasing the risk of chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension, cancer, coronary heart disease, depression. In addition, we will review the evidence showing that exercise can mitigate the risk incurred by diseases like diabetes and hypertension. Then we will discuss a practical approach for discussing exercise with patients/clients and helping patients achieve successful outcomes with lifestyle modification.