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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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Episodes

Keeping the "Fit" in Fitness: How to Avoid Exercise Pitfalls

1/15/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Exercise can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Host Dr. Brian McDonough chats with veteran personal trainer and exercise therapy specialist Bobby Whisnand about ways to to keep your workout "working out" and how to avoid exercise pitfalls.

Duration: 00:15:00


Best in Show: The Health Benefits of Therapy Dogs

12/11/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Several studies have shown that therapy dogs help to reduce people’s pain levels and anxiety. Therapy dogs have also been found to increase patients’ physical, mental, emotional and social states and improve their quality of life. Host Dr. Brian McDonough talks with David Frei, former co-host of The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and co-creator of Angel on a Leash, a charity supporting therapy dog programs that serve health care facilities, about how...

Duration: 00:13:29


5 Simple Steps to Kick Your Patients' (and Your Own) Sugar Cravings

12/5/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the average American consumes between 150 to 170 pounds of refined sugars every year. Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a long list of health problems, from obesity and cardiovascular disease to joint inflammation and ADHD, but most of us can’t seem to be able to stop eating sugar no matter how hard we try. Joining Dr. Brian McDonough to address the growing threat of sugar addiction is...

Duration: 00:13:59


Altering the Collision Course: Protective Effects of Omega-3 Intake on Concussions

12/5/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP There is nearly a 20% chance that each of us will suffer a concussion this year. More concerning yet, over 30% of those concussions will lead to a long-term, potentially permanent disability. Many studies have explored how the use of Omega-3 fatty acids may add some measure of resilience within the brain to withstand injury in those at significant risk. Host Dr. Brian McDonough chats with Dr. Michael Lewis, founder of the nonprofit Brain Health...

Duration: 00:13:59


Spanning Broadcast Medicine to Big-Wave Surfing: The Life, Career and Hobbies of Dr. Bob Arnot

11/20/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Dr. Bob Arnot is an award-winning medical correspondent for NBC and CBS News and served as MSNBC’s chief foreign correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also worked as an Olympic physician and is a sports enthusiast who competes in Ironman events, triathlons, marathons, big-wall ice climbing, Himalayan climbs, the 100-mile Canadian ski marathon, 24-hour bike races, big wave surfing and stand-up paddling. Host Dr. Brian McDonough sits down with Dr....

Duration: 00:15:29


Tools and Assessments for Suicide Prevention

10/27/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, each year 44,193 Americans die by suicide. The Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) was developed as a means of helping users identify whether someone is at risk for suicide, assessing the severity and immediacy of that risk, and gauging the level of support that the person needs. Host Dr. Brian McDonough talks with Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, Founder and Director of the Columbia...

Duration: 00:14:29


An Orthopedic Surgeon's Perspective on Treating Hip Fractures in Elderly Patients

10/27/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Out of the approximately 340,000 hip fractures that occur in the US each year, 9 out of 10 of them happen to people older than 65. Hip fractures in an older population can result in significant complications including Pneumonia and blood clots among others. Host Dr. Brian McDonough sits down with Dr. Derek Donegan, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Trauma at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to talk about...

Duration: 00:12:59


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


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

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