Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) reviews the recommended adult (anyone over 18 years old) and children 18 years and younger, immunization schedule to ensure that the schedules reflects current recommendations for the licensed vaccines.
This activity will examine practical evidence-based techniques for selecting and implementing weight loss options to improve health outcomes in overweight patients. Focus will be on engaging patients to promote adherence in weight loss programs that meet their individual needs, including those that use weight loss medications.
Diabetic retinopathy is found in nearly 30% of diabetic patients over 40 years of age and is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults ages 20-74. This educational activity will reinforce traditional strategies, and educate clinicians about new strategies, for managing the eye health of patients with diabetes.
This CME article will present the clinical realities of obesity encouraging an open provider/patient relationship that enhances care, allowing for discussions on goals, adherence, barriers, and expectations.
This activity will provide the participant with the latest up-to-date information for thyroid disease and review of treatment for both subclinical and overt disease. Discussion will include management of therapeutic options as well as counseling, screening, and monitoring the pregnant thyroid patient.
By age 85, most individuals have some degree of frailty and health conditions requiring chronic therapy, and among these health conditions, anemia is exceptionally common. This activity is designed to guide clinicians through the differential diagnosis of geriatric anemia, to narrow differential diagnosis and guide subsequent evaluation.
The four 0.5-credit modules in this Virtual Practice activity have been developed to improve the general understanding of the diagnosis and management of shift work disorder. A scientific presentation and three case studies are presented.
This activity will provide the attendee with the latest up-to-date information and state-of-the-art management strategies using oral antiplatelet drugs for Acute Coronary Syndrome patients based on the 2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines.
This educational activity will discuss appropriate screening and assessment for glycemia and associated comorbidities and review safety, efficacy, mechanisms of action, and place for non-insulin therapies within the treatment algorithm.
This activity was developed from the live Best Practices in Primary Care™ program held in Chicago, Illinois on June 21, 2014. The expert faculty will discuss the strategies pertaining to appropriate initiation and intensification of insulin therapy.
Hypogonadism is an underdiagnosed syndrome with links to age, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and metabolic syndromes. This activity will help clinicians with appropriate screening, diagnosis, and available testosterone supplemental therapies.
This case-based activity addresses how to: assess for opioid misuse risk; safely and appropriately initiate or modify opioid regimens; monitor for benefit, risk and harm; and continue, change or discontinue opioid therapy.
One of every two Caucasian women in the United States will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime; one out of every 5 men in the United States will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. This activity will educate the participant on the updated guidelines to assess patients in proper diagnosis and management of osteoporosis.
With new advances in the understanding and treatment of T2DM, there is an increased need for healthcare professionals to understand the existing clinical data on this topic, and this CME program will address the rational use of SGLT2 inhibitors in patients with T2DM.
COPD is a common, preventable, and treatable disease characterized by progressive persistent airflow limitation. COPD is clearly a cause of morbidity and mortality and results in an ever-increasing economic and social burden.
This web article will provide primary care practitioners—who see a majority of patients with OAB—with strategies for practical implementation of the recently updated guidelines from the American Urological Association/Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology.
Many elderly adults and their loved ones have not given serious consideration to how their lives may end and how they will manage and react when that time comes. Advance directives are the key to being prepared.
Listen and view the videos of Dr. William Wierda of MD Anderson Cancer Center and Dr. Brian Koffman in the discussion of immunity in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and how it relates to the emerging immune therapies now underway in clinical trials. In a second interview Dr. Wierda discusses new and old prognostic factors in CLL.
This CME activity will provide a foundation for the current science while discussing critical evaluation strategies for overactive bladder prior to therapy and provide the opportunity to earn up to 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Many patients in healthcare today have limited English proficiency, also known as (LEP). These individuals have a primary language other than English with limited ability to understand, read, or write English. How can we provide care to those with LEP who need medical assistance?