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COVID-19 is a novel virus that had profoundly affected the global population in a very sudden way. Although COVID-19 shares some similarities with other respiratory viruses such as influenza, it has important differences from other viruses with respect to its effects on pregnancy. This FAQ with OB/GYN Georges Sylvestre, MD covers many concerns that patients have when dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic while pregnant and will help understand the implications if COVID-19 if acquired during pregnancy. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 04/15/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


0.75 CME CREDIT

This session will review best practices for counseling patients with an unintended pregnancy. With practical examples of patient-centered counseling techniques, the faculty will present approaches to counseling an ambivalent patient. You will learn to provide evidence-based answers to both common and challenging questions about parenting, adoption, and abortion. After this lecture, you will have unbiased referral resources for information and support on all pregnancy options to share with your patients.


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Research consistently shows that sexual satisfaction is a critical component of relationship and life satisfaction. Yet sexual dysfunctions are common, and they impact relationships, self-esteem, and quality of life. Clinicians often feel inadequately trained to address these issues. In this talk, faculty will present on several key topics regarding sexuality and sexual dysfunction: approaches to discussing sexual issues with patients, common sexual problems for men and women, treatment of sexual dysfunction, and indicators for specialist referral. The faculty will also review the changing socio-sexual climate today and how these trends may impact the lives of your patients. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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Information reaches clinicians at a fast and furious pace. This session will help you keep up with a review of some recent literature that impacts the health of women and other individuals. During this session, the faculty will discuss recent findings on the following topics: hormonal therapy and cancer risk, the role of testosterone in women’s health, HPV immunizations and rates of cervical cancer, and prevention strategies for breast cancer, including chemo prophylaxis for high risk individuals, guidelines for BRCA screening, and comparison of various mammography recommendations. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 7, 2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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According to the latest data, 1 in 7 US women experience perinatal depression, described as depression occurring during pregnancy and up to one year after childbirth. There is compelling evidence that perinatal depression can have short and long-term effects on both women and their children. The USPSTF has published new recommendations encouraging clinicians to screen pregnant and postpartum persons for depression and provide those who are at increased risk of perinatal depression with counseling interventions. (Grade B recommendation).


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Contraceptive Education: Educate Your Patients While They Wait - Frankly Speaking EP 123

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

0.25 CME

Join us as we discuss decision aids used to assess contraceptive knowledge and intentions that can be easily incorporated in primary care practice.


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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.


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With GERD, Diet and Lifestyle Win Out - Frankly Speaking EP 221

Guest: Jill M. Terrien, PhD, ANP-BCMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

0.25 CME

Join us as we discuss another finding of the Nurses Health Study II—this podcast focuses on the findings of a prospective look at GERD, and the effect of diet and lifestyle on the prevention of GERD.


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Breast Density and Supplemental Imaging: Detecting Advanced Breast Cancer - Frankly Speaking EP 146

Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BCMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

0.25 CME

Join us as we discuss breast density and the use of supplemental imaging to assess risk for advanced breast cancer.


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

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

0.25 CME

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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An Uncomfortable Problem: Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Women - Frankly Speaking EP 133

Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BCMusic Credit: Richard Onorato

0.25 CME

Join us as we discuss a new guideline for women with recurrent UTIs.


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In a recent study of postmenopausal women in the WHI Observational Study who consumed > 2 ASB per day, there appeared to be an association between increased intake of ASB with increased risk of ischemic stroke, CVD, and all cause mortality. Join us as we discuss these findings, what it adds to our knowledge about ASB, and potential strategies to apply this new evidence into your practice.