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A weekly Podcast series covering newsworthy topics in primary care medicine.

A weekly Podcast series covering newsworthy topics in primary care medicine.
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A weekly Podcast series covering newsworthy topics in primary care medicine.

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English


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A Good Night’s Sleep: The Possible Association Between the Early Introduction of Food and Infant Sleep - Frankly Sleeping EP 90

10/12/2018
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Both the WHO and AAP recommend exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months of age then solids and breast milk until 12 months of age. The well-established benefits of breastfeeding include support of infant growth and development of immunity. Recently, a clinical trial from the UK found an association between the early introduction of foods and infant sleep. Join us while we discuss the findings of this study and possible implications to your care of moms and their infants.

Duration:00:12:33

Preventing Opioid Dependence While Effectively Treating Pain - Frankly Speaking EP 89

10/8/2018
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Best practices in treating acute and chronic pain have been clouded by years of misinformation. Listen to this podcast episode to learn an evidence-based recommendations that dispels these myths and encourages a new and better approach to pain management.

Duration:00:11:07

Depression and Medication Side Effects: Is Your Depression Due to Something You Are Taking? - Frankly Speaking EP 88

10/1/2018
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The number of adults in the US on prescription medications is rising, with approximately 15% taking five or more daily medications. A recent study found that depression is a common side effect—37.2% prevalence among American adults taking prescription medications—and is associated with an increased risk of concurrent depression. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Duration:00:12:39

Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in Older Adults: Can We Teach Our Patients to “Unlearn” it? - Frankly Speaking EP 87

9/24/2018
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Chronic non-cancer pain in adults over 60 years old is common. The consequences are a decreased quality of life, disability and increased healthcare costs which can be due to the cost of therapies or from adverse pharmacologic effects to name a few. This episode discusses the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis by Niknejad et al (2018) that looked at pain outcomes in this population using psychological modalities. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Duration:00:11:35

Shoulder Surgery Usually Not Beneficial For Most - Frankly Speaking EP 86

9/17/2018
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Adults often present with atraumatic shoulder pain around age 50 and are diagnosed with impingement syndrome (rotator cuff tendonitis). However, as this recent study demonstrates, the standard of care for treatment should not be surgery. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Duration:00:10:36

Digital Media Use and ADHD Symptoms in Teenagers – Is There an Association? - Frankly Speaking EP 85

9/10/2018
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A recent longitudinal study of high school students in the LA area found a modest but significant association between high-frequency digital media use (phones, tablets) and subsequent ADHD symptoms. Join us as we discuss these findings and the possible impact on adolescent primary care. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Duration:00:11:15

Physician Burnout: What Degree Have We Reached? - Frankly Speaking EP 84

9/3/2018
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This episode is an introductory discussion of the very real problem of physician burnout. It affects you and those around you. What do we know about burnout and how can we move beyond it? Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Duration:00:11:24

Should You Use Budesonide-Formoterol as Needed for Mild Asthma? - Frankly Speaking EP 83

8/27/2018
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In this episode, we will discuss using an inhaled steroid twice a day to control mild asthma symptoms, versus using the combination budesonide and formoterol. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Duration:00:10:01

More Than Beauty: Length and Quality of Sleep and Its Impact on CV Risk Factors in Teens - Frankly Speaking EP 82

8/20/2018
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It has been fairly established that short duration of sleep is associated with obesity in teens and adults; however, the impact of quantity and quality of sleep has not been as well established. A cross-sectional study by Feliciano et al. found that longer and better sleep was associated with better cardiometabolic profiles in early adolescence – independent of other factors. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Duration:00:11:02

Goals of Care Discussions in Patients with Serious Illness: Is It a Downer? - Frankly Speaking EP 81

8/13/2018
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Discussing goals of care with patients that have a serious, life-limiting illness does not affect the patient’s anxiety or depression—but can increase the quality of the communication. Listen to this podcast episode for tips that are easily adaptable to any outpatient or specialty practice. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Duration:00:11:42

Breastfeeding Supplemented with Formula; When Is It the Right Thing to Do? - Frankly Speaking EP 80

8/6/2018
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Breastfeeding exclusively in the first six months of life is widely recommended. However, in this study of newborns who were losing weight because their mother’s milk had not yet come in, post-breastfeeding supplementation improved weight and did not alter breastfeeding rates at one month. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Duration:00:10:59

Mangia: What Is the Truth about the Mediterranean Diet and CVD Health? - Frankly Speaking EP 79

7/30/2018
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In 2013, a groundbreaking clinical trial from Spain touted the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet to reduce CVD risk. A recent review of the study found some irregularities in the randomization procedure that cast concern on the validity of the findings. After reanalysis of the data, however, the results were essentially the same. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Duration:00:09:52

Binge Drinking in Adolescents: A Sober Subject That Begs for Attention - Frankly Speaking EP 78

7/23/2018
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For adolescents who binge drink, when they begin and how often they do it affects academic performance. This episode discusses the findings of a longitudinal analysis of secondary school students in Canada: The COMPASS study. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Duration:00:10:08

Treatment of Post-Op Pain Following Spine and Joint Surgery - Frankly Speaking EP 77

7/16/2018
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This study looked at how pain was treated following spine and joint surgery and found the majority of patients were not encouraged to use non-opioid analgesia and that most had a supply of unused opioids at home. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Duration:00:10:04

Assessing Blood Pressure: How Accurate Are the Blood Pressure Measurements You Use to Care for Your Patients? - Frankly Speaking EP 76

7/9/2018
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Hypertension affects an estimated 80 million Americans. We diagnose, determine the need for medication therapy, and monitor treatment efficacy based on a simple office blood pressure measurement – but how accurate is that measurement, and what is the most valid method to obtain it? Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Duration:00:12:40

Moving Fast, Moving Slow - Frankly Speaking EP 75

7/2/2018
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Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat and often requires a multifaceted approach combining exercise, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy, and health education. For many patients, pain hinders participation in a vigorous exercise regimen. Listen to this review of a randomized trial comparing aerobic exercise to tai chi in a patient population with fibromyalgia. Guest: Alan Ehrlich, MD

Duration:00:12:35

Uncomplicated UTI in Women: What a Pain! - Frankly Speaking EP 74

6/25/2018
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For women experiencing an uncomplicated UTI, nitrofurantoin and fosfomycin are two first-line options for treatment. Is one more effective than the other? Listen to this episode to learn about the results from a multinational, open-label, randomized clinical trial. Guest: Jill Terrien PhD, ANP-BC

Duration:00:11:37

Put That Finger Down! The End of the Screening Rectal Exam - Frankly Speaking EP 73

6/18/2018
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Listen to this week’s podcast episode to learn about a meta-analysis showing no benefit to rectal examinations in men. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Duration:00:11:10

Don’t Make Me Exercise – Give Me Some Tea & a Pill! - Frankly Speaking EP 72

6/11/2018
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A recent AHA presentation offered data that showed an overwhelming amount of patients would prefer to take a pill or drink tea rather than exercise to lower their BP. This begs the questions: How much does drinking tea lower BP? Does exercise help those with primary HTN or resistant HTN who are already on medication? Finally, how do we get our patients to exercise? Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP

Duration:00:10:28

Mom, Do I Have to Practice the Piano Again? The Benefit of Music Instruction on Executive Function - Frankly Speaking EP 71

6/4/2018
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Listen to this week's episode to learn about a randomized trial of children in music vs. visual arts instruction. Music instruction led to improvements in verbal intelligence, executive functions, and academic performance. Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC

Duration:00:10:22