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Primary Care Today features conversations with clinical experts representing a wide range of medical specialties to highlight the latest trends in primary care practice, from clinical pearls to updated guidelines, health informatics, and practice management. This series is hosted by Dr. Brian McDonough, a nationally recognized clinical expert, teacher, and public speaker in primary care.

Primary Care Today features conversations with clinical experts representing a wide range of medical specialties to highlight the latest trends in primary care practice, from clinical pearls to updated guidelines, health informatics, and practice management. This series is hosted by Dr. Brian McDonough, a nationally recognized clinical expert, teacher, and public speaker in primary care.
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Primary Care Today features conversations with clinical experts representing a wide range of medical specialties to highlight the latest trends in primary care practice, from clinical pearls to updated guidelines, health informatics, and practice management. This series is hosted by Dr. Brian McDonough, a nationally recognized clinical expert, teacher, and public speaker in primary care.

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Addressing Rheumatic Diseases: Diagnostic and Treatment Updates

10/8/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP With more than 100 different disorders, rheumatic diseases comprise one of the most prevalent disease groups in the industrialized world. In fact, a third of the population will be affected by a rheumatic disease at some point during their lifetimes. Host Dr. Brian McDonough sits down with Dr. Carol Langford, Chair of the Committee of Education at the American College of Rheumatology, about the diagnostic and treatment challenges of rheumatic diseases.

Duration: 00:13:00


Immune Cells: Are They the Key to Better Allergy and Infection Therapies?

9/23/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Allergies occur when your immune system mistakes a normally harmless allergen for a dangerous invader and moves to destroy it, producing an allergic reaction. What exactly causes this response, and what are the best treatments to combat it? Host Brian McDonough chats with Dr. Avery August, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, about his research regarding how allergens affect the immune system.

Duration: 00:11:59


Food-Proof: A USDA Expert's Tips for Avoiding Food Poisoning

9/20/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Every year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food. USDA Food Safety expert Sarah Lichtman joins host Dr. Brian McDonough to discuss ways to safely handle food, prevent food poisoning, and minimize risk of foodborne illnesses.

Duration: 00:12:59


Millennials and Mental Health: A Generation Wrestling with Depression and Anxiety

9/6/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Millennials report higher incidence and prevalence rates of depression than any previous generation. Why is this, and what can be done to help these patients? Host Brian McDonough speaks with Dr. John Huber, Chairman for Mainstream Mental Health, about the reasons why millennials are struggling with depression and anxiety, and tips for helping these patients handle the unique stressors in life they are facing.

Duration: 00:14:30


The Angry Smile: Exploring the Psychological Impacts of Passive-Aggressive Behavior

8/25/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Signe Whitson What is passive-aggressive behavior, and what can (or should) people do when confronted with it? Host Brian McDonough sits down with Signe Whitson, author of the book The Angry Smile: The New Psychological Study of Passive-Aggressive Behavior at Home, at School, in Marriage & Close Relationships, in the Workplace and Online. Ms. Whitson is an educator on bullying, crisis intervention, and child and adolescent emotional and...

Duration: 00:13:29


Rethinking Nicotine: The Campaign to Break the World's Tobacco Habit

8/25/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Cigarette smoking is one of the leading cause of preventable death in North America, an unfortunate statistic that is rapidly replicating across the rest of the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts based on current trends that cigarette smoking will kill a billion people this century. But what can be done to reverse this trend? Host Brian McDonough talks with David Sweanor, Adjunct Professor of Law, and Chair of the advisory committee for...

Duration: 00:15:59


Unraveling Health Disparities for Women with Parkinson's Disease

8/25/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Allison Willis, MD More men than women are diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease by almost a 2 to 1 margin. However, women receive supportive surgery less often than men, and their symptoms are more severe on average by the time surgical options are taken. Host Brian McDonough chats with Dr. Allison Willis, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, about gender differences in diagnosing...

Duration: 00:10:59


Olive Oil: The Secret Ingredient Preventing Alzheimer's Disease?

8/25/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP The Mediterranean Diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Extra-virgin olive oil, a specific ingredient used abundantly in this diet, is now speculated to help protect people against cognitive decline. Host Brian McDonough talks with Domenico Pratico, Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Microbiology at the Center for Translational Medicine at the Louis Katz...

Duration: 00:12:59


Redefining the Vegetative State: How Imaging Measures Consciousness

8/12/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Vegetative state is commonly defined as "wakefulness with awareness." Patients with a vegetative state diagnosis will show only reflex behavior, are not able to follow commands and are unable to communicate. This barrier in the inability for patients to communicate can make it difficult for doctors to measure their level of consciousness. In fact, some patients who are believed to be in a completely vegetative state may be more aware of what's going on...

Duration: 00:12:29


Understanding Millennial Outlooks: The Shift Toward Social Responsibility

8/4/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Recently, Millennials (those born after 1980) have become the largest generation in the U.S. workforce and are also the fastest-growing population of customers in the marketplace. By extension this makes them a dominant player in the health care field, both as patients and providers. But Millennials exhibit different attitudes toward employment, consumerism, health, and wellness compared to previous generations, with greater emphasis on social...

Duration: 00:12:59


The Case for Medical Interoperability: Why Health Information Systems Must Work Together

7/28/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Interoperability refers to the capacity for computer systems and software to exchange information and interpret that shared data. The ability for machines to communicate efficiently within healthcare systems offers a myriad of vital benefits to patients and providers. For instance, as data becomes more mobile, personal health information entered by clinicians can begin to reach patients wherever they are and whenever they need it. Dr. Brian McDonough...

Duration: 00:14:59


Radiation Nation: The Effects of Cell Phones on Children's Brains

7/17/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Could constant cell phone use be damaging children's brains? Host Dr. Brian McDonough chats with Daniel Debaun, author of Radiation Nation: The Fallout of Modern Technology," about how electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation produced by modern technology such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, Wi-Fi, and smart meters may be emerging as a health threat with many unknown consequences.

Duration: 00:12:59


Preparing for MACRA in Your Primary Care Practice

7/7/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Katherine Schneider, MD What does MACRA mean to the clinical practice environment, and how will it impact your own practice? Dr. Katherine Schneider, President and CEO of the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization, discusses how MACRA is affecting physician practices. Host Dr. Brian McDonough joins her to outline what physicians can do to prepare for the changing landscape of payment through Medicare.

Duration: 00:14:59


Linking p53 Variation to Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women

6/19/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP It's widely known that genetics, family history, race, and other factors all play important roles in cancer risk. But what kinds of roles do they play, specifically, and how can we leverage these understandings into better primary care? Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Dr. Maureen Murphy, research scientist at the Wistar Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Murphy has spent the past twenty years studying how genes affect breast cancer risk...

Duration: 00:15:00


The Biophysics of Minimizing Brain Damage After Hemorrhagic Stroke

6/12/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Annalisa Scimemi Hemorrhagic strokes account for about 200,000 strokes per year. Of those who survive, about 66 percent suffer some permanent brain damage. Our guest, biophysicist Dr. Annalisa Scimemi, has been studying the receptors in the brain that may contribute to brain damage immediately after hemorrhagic stroke. Alongside host Dr. Brian McDonough, she will discuss how to lessen the effects of brain damage following a stroke.

Duration: 00:09:59


Finding Calm in Your Daily Life: Lasting Meditation Techniques

6/7/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Michel Pascal Most of us struggle to be productive during the workday due to daily stress. The task of decluttering our minds proves challenging. On this segment, Michel Pascal, author of the book Meditation for Daily Stress: 10 Practices for Immediate Well-being, speaks with host Dr. Brian McDonough about ways to achieve calmness and improve productivity in our daily lives. He provides meditation techniques that reduce stress, de-clutter minds,...

Duration: 00:16:00


Head's Up! Why Wearing Bike Helmets Can't Be Overlooked

5/29/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Howard Spiva Wearing a helmet is an overlooked but critical safety precaution, particularly among children. Attorney Howard Spiva knows the lifelong struggle of individuals recovering from traumatic brain injuries, having devoting much of his career to providing helmet safety education for children. Joined by host Brian McDonough, Mr. Spiva discusses important details about helmet safety, the current status of helmet laws, and continuing efforts...

Duration: 00:14:30


The Financial Burden of Cancer: Report from the American Cancer Society

5/22/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Host Dr. Brian McDonough chats with Jennifer Singleterry, Senior Analyst of Policy and Legislative Support for the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network, about the organization's new report revealing monetary burdens for cancer patients.

Duration: 00:12:30


Senator John Barrasso, MD on the State of American Health Care

4/5/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Host Dr. Brian McDonough chats with Dr. John Barrasso, US Senator from Wyoming and former orthopedic surgeon, about the current state of health care policy as seen from the senate floor.

Duration: 00:16:00


Tobacco Cessation: Clinical and Public Health Perspectives on Breaking the Habit

4/3/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Host Brian McDonough talks with Dr. Joel Nitzkin, preventive medicine physician and senior fellow in tobacco policy for the R Street Institute. The two discuss their respective priorities for reducing tobacco-attributable illnesses and death.

Duration: 00:14:00

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