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 breast cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, association between diet/exercise and cancer, vaccination updates, dietary coconut oil, and milk preference in children. You don’t want to miss these updates!
Cannabis is everywhere. Get your important questions answered about cannabis and its impact on body, brain and mind; its therapeutic potential and its adverse consequences. Learn about latest trends in the cannabis industry and how to answer questions from patients about whether or not they should take cannabis. Vaping, or the use of electronic cigarettes, has risen dramatically in the past decade. In 2018, then Surgeon General Jerome Adams declared “e-cigarette use among youth an epidemic in the United States.” But what about that UK study that found vaping can help smokers quit cigarettes? Get answers to your questions about vaping during this session.
Keeping up with the many new drugs approved for use each year is a constant challenge. However only a small number of new drugs each year are novel, work by a new mechanism, and are relevant for primary care practice. This talk provides a balanced evaluation of these important novel drugs, and will address efficacy, side effects, cost, and the impact on primary care practice. In addition, we will discuss at length the efficacy and safety of the COVID vaccines available in the U.S. through Emergency Use Authorization.
Practice-changing updates to the medical literature that are hot off the presses! Join Dr. Pam Kushner to discuss important changes in the 2021 ADA guidelines and examine recently published research on atrial fibrillation, lipids, reducing cardiovascular risk, coconut oil, patient communication, and much more!
Every year, medical journals publish countless new studies with important updates that inform clinical practice. As a busy clinician, you likely do not have time to sift through this mountain of literature, so we’ve done it for you. This wide-ranging session touches on novel nutritional supplements, estimating GRF without considering race, new injections for osteoarthritis, thiazide diuretics for chronic kidney disease management, updates to KDIGO, a new tool for dementia-related psychosis, and much more. Keep yourself up to date on the essential findings from the past year’s most practice-changing literature.