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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.


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In this podcast, Dr. Shirah Vollmer will discuss how the unique situation that COVID-19 puts families in can increase the risk for child abuse and neglect. Without the resources of school and the increased economic pressures families face, there can be an increase in family dysfunction. She will outline ways that clinicians can be sensitive to the special needs of a child who may be struggling during this time and how to monitor for anxiety disorders in pediatric patients. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 05/11/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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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.


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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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Vaginitis is one of the most common gynecologic problems seen in ambulatory practice. Join us in discussing the differential diagnosis, which includes not only a vaginal infection, but also cervicitis, a physiologic discharge, atrophic vaginitis, and iatrogenic vaginitis. A precise diagnosis can be achieved with a careful history, focused examination, and skilled use of the office laboratory. This talk will pave the way to an accurate diagnosis, after which, effective therapy can be prescribed.


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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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Using a case-based approach, the speaker will discuss the current state of menopausal hormone therapy and management strategies for patients who are not candidates for hormonal options. This talk will provide audience members with a review of recent publications that impact the management of patients’ menopausal symptoms.


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This talk will discuss three topics that affect women as well as other individuals: osteoporosis, menopause, and breast cancer screening. (1) In the osteoporosis-focused portion of this update, you will recall risk factors, review current guidelines for screening, and learn more about risk reduction and disease prevention. (2) Peri- and post-menopause syndromes have great societal impact and healthcare burden, and the faculty will discuss them in the context of the most recent clinical guidelines and medical evidence. (3) The last part of this lecture will examine breast cancer screening guidelines and their lack of consensus among various medical societies. From this update, you will receive guidance on the ethical challenges of breast cancer screening and shared decision-making.


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Patients interested in contraceptives can now select from a wide array of effective methods. This lecture will provide an overview of commonly-prescribed reversible contraceptive methods and current issues pertaining to their use.


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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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Conflicting evidence-based guidelines and medication risks have complicated the care of individuals with low bone density. The Endocrine Society just released its most recent recommendations for pharmacologic management of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Their goal was to address the most challenging aspects of low bone density management with clear evidence-based guidance. Join us as we review their new recommendations, compare them with other guidelines, and discuss their impact on your practice.