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.
This Education Station™ activity will deal with diabetes, hypogonadism, and major depressive disorder. Primary care clinicians frequently encounter these chronic conditions and are expected to manage them routinely in daily practice. Tools, techniques, and strategies to overcome the barriers to effective management of these chronic conditions will be discussed in this Education Station™ activity.
Sexual Health: Communicate, Inquire, and Promote. Healthy People 2020 identify Reproduction and Sexual Health as a leading health indicator. Leading health indicators, or high priority health issues, list objectives to improve the health of the US population. Providers and healthcare organizations are encouraged to implement these objectives in their practice in order to meet these health care goals for the nation.
Hiking for My Life. I filled my fluorescent-yellow Nalgene water bottle at the drinking fountain at Happy Isles at the west end of Yosemite Valley last August 28, then screwed its top on tight. I clipped it to the waist belt of my 50-pound orange backpack and pivoted toward the trailhead. The thought flashed through my mind that I probably shouldn’t be doing this.
Bone Fragility Treatment. Since we first started using bisphosphonates like alendronate (Fosamax) to treat bone loss in women, our tendency has been to over treat younger women with milder bone loss and under treat older women who are at much higher risk of fracture, or in some cases recurrent fracture.
Providing Care for Soldiers Returning From Iraq and Afghanistan. Since September 11, 2001, approximately 2.4 million military personnel have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. To date, roughly 1.44 million have separated from the military; when they return to the states, approximately half will use Veterans Affairs healthcare and the other half will be seen by non-VA primary care providers.
Chronic pelvic pain is a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma that can be frustrating for women, men, and healthcare providers. Read on to learn about this challenging multifactoral condition in women and men and guidelines for an integrated management approach.
PSA Testing: More Harm Than Good? The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft document recommending against prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer. This recommendation applies to asymptomatic men, regardless of age, race, or family history.
The “Superman Syndrome”: Why Men Are Reluctant to Pursue Preventive Care. Obviously no single behavior pattern is typical for all men, and some women fall into this avoidance pattern, as well. As a whole, however, men are reluctant to seek out preventive health services.