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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!


0.5 CME CREDIT

What’s new in prostate cancer screening? Tune in to this webcast for the latest guidelines, screening methods, and data on the role of multi-parametric MRI of the prostate in screening and diagnosis of prostate cancer.


0.5 CME CREDIT

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!


0.5 CME CREDIT

Participants will review the most updated screening and surveillance guidelines to determine when to start screening their patients for colorectal cancer and when follow up procedures are indicated.


0.25 CME CREDIT

This podcast will review the harms of tobacco products and discuss the growing popularity and dangers of non-cigarette tobacco products. Faculty will discuss the vaping associated lung injury and outline approaches that PCPs can use to help their patients with tobacco cessation.


0.25 CME CREDIT

Pap Smears and Bimanual Exams: Do Teens Really Need Them? - Frankly Speaking EP 175

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

0.25 CME

Clinical practice guidelines from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommend against routine Pap smears and bimanual exams in adolescents. This recommendation includes those planning on starting oral contraceptives or with possible sexually transmitted diseases. A recent study found nearly half of all such exams in this age group lack indications. While the evidence indicates a new direction, clinicians have been slow to change their practice. Join us as we discuss the reasons for these guidelines and review appropriate indications for these exams.


0.25 CME CREDIT

Skip the Colonoscopy? - Frankly Speaking EP 154

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

0.25 CME

Join us as we discuss a recent report in the British Medical Journal that reviewed data on the effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening programs and presented new guidelines which recommend a “shared decision-making model" and that individuals with an estimated 15-year colorectal cancer risk below 3% undergo no screening at all! This session will review the recently published guidelines to understand the data behind their recommendations and discuss how best to implement such an approach in your practice.


0.25 CME CREDIT

A recent RCT from Hong Kong found that a brief 1-minute standardized intervention (based on the AWARD Model and self-determination theory) was more effective than giving printed smoking cessation materials to semi-urgent and non-urgent emergency department patients at smoking abstinence at 12 months. Join us as we discuss the implications of this study on your practice and care of individuals who smoke.


0.25 CME CREDIT

This podcast provides a succinct overview of what you need to know to manage osteoporosis confidently, including selecting candidates for treatment, monitoring patients, and the benefits and potential adverse effects of osteoporosis pharmacotherapy.


0.25 CME CREDIT

Safe Sex - Counseling Makes a Difference - Frankly Speaking EP 163

Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BCMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

0.25 CME

Frankly Speaking, Live! STIs in the US are a major public health risk with an estimated 20 million new cases per year, more than half occurring in 15-24-year-olds. The USPSTF found intensive counseling in young adults to reduce the likelihood of STIs. Join us as we discuss how to apply these recommendations to your practice.


0.25 CME CREDIT

Powerful Cancer Prevention: HPV Vaccination - Frankly Speaking EP 119

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

0.25 CME

Join us as we discuss HPV vaccination and the growing evidence of the benefits to those who receive the vaccine and the protection of those who are not vaccinated.


1 CME CREDIT

Genetics is increasingly utilized in healthcare. From the medical office to the home, consumer-focused over-the-counter (OTC) testing is now common-place. The challenge for the primary care clinician is to not only understand the types of genetics tests available and when to order them but also to respond appropriately to patients who have obtained OTC results on their own. While medical geneticists are available for consultation, the sheer volume of testing requires primary clinicians to develop a level of comfort with genomics.