This activity will describe the 2013 ACC (American College of Cardiology)/AHA Guidelines on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults for statin use. Focus will be on interpreting the control of hyperlipidemia in the context of cardiovascular risk factors.This activity will describe the 2013 ACC (American College of Cardiology)/AHA Guidelines on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults for statin use. Focus will be on interpreting the control of hyperlipidemia in the context of cardiovascular risk factors.
Hypoglycemia is common in type 1 diabetes and also common in type 2 diabetes. Hypoglycemia unawareness can occur after repeated episodes of hypoglycemia and is of great concern due to the risk of severe hypoglycemia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People, in general, continue to feel awkward and uncomfortable about the elderly having sex and intimacy, particularly in thinking about their parents and grandparents. Yet, as time moves on, people in the second half to last quarter of their life are now being seen in a more holistic light, as attitudes towards senior sexuality tend to be slowly progressing.
Patients with asthma should gain knowledge, skills, and confidence to assume the major role in the day-to-day management of their disease. This activity will highlight specific patient education and health literacy tools, including the personalized asthma action plan, written in language that the patient can read and understand.