The Role of Non-Statin Therapies for Management of ASCVD Risk
Presented by Dr. Paul Doghramji at PCN Destinations, this activity will review the latest guidelines and recommendations on cholesterol management, identify potential cholesterol-lowering therapies beyond statins and know when to utilize and recognize the indications for PCSK9 inhibitor therapy.
View of Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a chronic and disabling mental illness that has affected millions of people all over the world. Schizophrenia is defined as a psychotic thought disorder characterized by a mixture of symptoms. These symptoms may involve alterations in perception, cognition, emotions, behavior, attention, concentration, motivation, and judgment.
Complementary and Integrative Medicine: A Basic Primer – What’s Known and What Isn’t
Approximately one in three patients have used some form of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) in the last year. Most do not share their use of unconventional care with their primary care providers. PCPs need to be aware of the prevalence of CIM use in their practice and how it can impact outcomes for better and for worse.
Mental Health Impact in the Midst of the Coronavirus
As the world continues to face the growing issue of the coronavirus, it is important for the mental health status of all individuals who find themselves at the frontline of this pandemic to be assessed on an ongoing basis. The mental health of all individuals is important and may require evaluation.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Practical Guide for Successful Treatment
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects 15% of the population. They are a challenging group whose care can often be frustrating. This activity will explain why the diagnosis of IBS in 2020 is no longer a “diagnosis of exclusion”.
From Depression to Wellness in MDD
In primary care, a sizable number of patients have major depressive disorder (MDD). Of these, up to three quarters are either not treated or incompletely treated. This lack of proper treatment leads to significant reduction in quality of life and carries with it increased risk of morbidity and mortality.
The Growing Concern over Vaping
While research on the health effects of vaping is ongoing, preliminary data indicates that it can pose risks to the heart as well as impair the normal lung function in those who were previously considered to be healthy. Ultimately, the continued use of electronic cigarettes will be determined by the ability of healthcare professionals to appropriately educate the public concerning its use and possible long-term effects.
Approvals for Migraines
In the United States, it is reported that over 38 million people have been diagnosed with a migraine disease and some even believe that this number may be higher up to 50 million. On the other hand, some studies have also reported about 12 percent of adults in America have migraines and 4 million have chronic migraines.
The Experienced Impact and Measures Taken to Address the Coronavirus Outbreak
Most recently, a novel coronavirus was identified in Wuhan, China in which the death toll rose to 910 prompting attempts to evacuate citizens from the city. More than 40,000 people have been confirmed to have the CoV as of February 10, 2020 with the vast majority in mainland China.
Managing Sleep Health in Primary Care
This activity will help the clinician identify common sleep disorders seen in primary care. You will be better able to explain the sleep/wake cycle and circadian rhythms and identify the most appropriate tools used to assess patients’ sleep health.