CME

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diabetes-prevalence-trends_feature

CME/CE: Recent Trends in Triglycerides

Triglyceride levels among Americans appear to have dropped significantly in the past decade. Despite positive trends, continued efforts are needed to improve the adoption of several treatments and lifestyle modifications to further reduce triglyceride levels.

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ED-PatientViews-PainCare-Feature

CME/CE: Chronic Pain & Mental Health

Improving depression, pain catastrophizing, and anxiety appears to improve outcomes in patients with chronic pain. By treating these modifiable psychological factors, clinicians may be able to optimize care for chronic pain sufferers.

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doc_patient7242

CME/CE: Improving Asthma Control Dialogue With Patients

Study findings reveal a communication gap between patients with asthma and providers regarding conversation topics during routine office visits. The findings also reinforce the need to focus patient-provider conversations on symptoms, limits to daily activities, and the use of an asthma action plan.

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Opioid-Misuse-Abuse-Feature

CME/CE: Initial Opioid Use & Long-Term Risks

As opioid prescribing has increased over the past two decades, the United States healthcare system has also seen rising rates of overdoses and addiction treatment resulting from

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guidance-implementing-antibioticstewardship-feature

CME/CE: Guidance on Implementing Antibiotic Stewardship

Infectious disease experts have developed a guideline on implementing antibiotic stewardship programs. The document emphasizes the customization of interventions based on local needs and resources.

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bariatricsurg-mentalhealth-feature

CME/CE: Bariatric Surgery & Mental Health

Mental health conditions appear to be common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, particularly depression and binge eating disorder. These conditions may represent mental health comorbidities of obesity and warrant the same attention, both pre- and postoperatively, as more commonly discussed physical health comorbidities like diabetes and hypertension.

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ride-riding-man-elephant-suit

Video CME/CE: Understanding the Righteous Mind – With ZDoggMD

This video was presented on December 12, 2006 as a Facebook Livecast CME/CE course hosted by Zubin Damania, MD

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kneeoa-guide-surgery-feature

CME/CE: Knee Osteoarthritis: Guidelines for Surgery

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has unveiled a new clinical practice guideline for adults undergoing surgery to improve motion and relieve pain caused by knee osteoarthritis.

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disparities-olderpatients-diabetes-feature

CME/CE: Disparities in Older Patients with Diabetes

Research suggests that racial disparities in risk factor control among older adults with diabetes cannot be fully explained by demographic or clinical characteristics. Efforts to reduce these disparities are critical to optimizing care for this older adult patient population.

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treatingasthma-olderwomen-feature

CME/CE: Treating Asthma in Older Women

Studies have shown that older women with asthma have disease-associated morbidity and mortality that is different from other patient populations. Physicians should consider using tailored treatment strategies to improve care in this vulnerable patient group.

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Chol-Cardioresp-Fitness-Feature

CME/CE: Cholesterol & Cardiorespiratory Fitness

A study suggests that promoting better levels of cardiorespiratory fitness in men may be able to delay normal age-related dyslipidemia by up to 15 years.

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

CE: The Impact of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

According to current estimates, the number of prescription opioid overdose deaths in the United States quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, and this increase occurred in parallel with

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chd-stag-youngadults-women_feature

CME: Coronary Heart Disease: Stagnation in Young Adults & Women

A study has found that coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality rates are falling rapidly in older people but not in younger adults, particularly young women. A greater emphasis on providing primary prevention approaches is necessary to reduce the burden of CHD.

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CME: Decision Making Matters in Appendicitis

Patients and families who choose an initial non-operative management strategy can avoid surgery for acute uncomplicated appendicitis, according to a study.

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pills-medication-medicine-bottle

CE: Guidance on Treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis | Feature

In 2011, the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the Japanese Respiratory Society, and the Latin American Thoracic Association published an evidence-based guideline on the diagnosis

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geneticrisk-breastcancer-feature

CME – Genetic Risk in Breast Cancer: Addressing Concerns | Feature

Many women with breast cancer, especially minorities, appear to express a strong desire for genetic testing and may benefit from discussions with clinicians to clarify risks. Conversations on genetic risk should occur even when patients are perceived to be at low risk in order to reduce concerns.

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CME: Guidance on Treating Unexplained Chronic Cough | Feature

Previous studies indicate that unexplained chronic cough—persistent cough with no identifiable cause after investigation and therapeutic trials—occurs in up to 10% of patients seeking medical assistance for

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strategy-decreasing-fluimpact-feature

CME: A Strategy for Decreasing Influenza’s Impact | Feature

Research suggests that prompt antiviral treatment appears to decrease the impact of influenza on older patients who have been hospitalized.

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med-related_ped-ed-visits_feature

CME: Examining Medication-Related Pediatric ED Visits | Feature

A study has found that about one of every 12 ED visits by pediatric patients is medication related. These patients are more likely to be admitted to hospitals and have a longer length of stay than other patients, but many of these visits are preventable.

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E-Cigs-CoughReflex-Feature

CME: E-Cigarettes & Cough Reflex Sensitivity | Feature

Researchers have found that a single session of electronic cigarette (e-cig) use, approximating nicotine exposure of one tobacco cigarette, appears to significantly inhibit cough reflex sensitivity.

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