Best Practices in Primary Care Fall 2020: On-Demand

This 12-hour on-demand CME activity (originally took place on September 10-12, 2020 in Hilton Head Island, SC) examines various conditions often seen in everyday practice with the goal of learning new strategies for diagnosing and treating patients. This activity provides opportunities to get answers to your burning questions and learn ‘best practices’ tools and techniques to help you better treat your patients.

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.

Clinical Updates in Migraine: Dawn of a New Day

This migraine activity will focus on issues surrounding diagnosis, management, and current treatment options. These activities were developed from the live migraine conference that took place in Irvine, CA on November 2, 2019.

Management of Migraine Headaches

When you start clinic this morning, you see your first patient is a new patient with a chief complaint of “headaches.” Upon entering the exam room, you see a young man in no apparent distress, scrolling through his phone. He stands up to greet you and introduces himself. Carlos is a 25-year-old man who describes himself as very healthy. He comes to the clinic today because he has been having frequent headaches, and they are interfering with his work.

Migraineurs in College

Discussion on migraineurs attending college and the new stressors they face in their new environment. Strategies can be planned that help them cope with their migraines which can prevent the transformation of migraine from episodic to chronic.

Epigenetics: The Biology of Psychological Change

A discussion of epigenetics as a molecular process for psychological and transgenerational changes without affecting DNA.

FDA Approves Medical Device for Prevention and Treatment of Migraine

Dr. Able discusses a first of its kind, recently FDA approved medical device for migraines. This device offers external cranial neurostimulation giving migraine patients a non-invasive, drug free alternative to reducing migraine headaches.

A Visionary Approach to Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Able discusses an early-stage, non-invasive diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease. Newly release clinical data indicates a simple, but reliable system of early-stage diagnosis of AD may revolutionize the diagnosis and management of AD.

Limbic Healing

Biofeedback is the door to the Healthy Self. Through the process of biofeedback, the body relaxes, dissolving tension; and the mind is turned off momentarily by picturing a symbol of the Healthy Self. Because the mind can hold only one thought at a time, intruding thoughts are blocked from the mind by visualizing the Healthy Self.

The Woman’s Guide to Managing Migraine: Understanding the Hormone Connection to find Hope and Wellness

Susan Hutchinson, MD, board certified in family medicine with a subspecialty in headache, has written a book for women about migraine, self-management, and how to respond to a neurologist who admits knowing nothing about hormones and an obstetrician who does not feel competent to treat migraine.