Maximizing Flu Protection: The Clinical Value of Cell-Based Vaccines
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by ReachMD
3w ago
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Victoria A. Statler, MD, MSc Test-confirmed influenza outcomes provide a specific measure of influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) and has helped to illustrate the potential benefit of cell-based versus egg-based vaccines.1 So what data support improved VE from cell-based flu vaccines versus egg-based vaccines? To learn more, join Dr. Jennifer Caudle as she speaks with Dr. Victoria A. Statler, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville and the Director of the Pediatric Transplant and Immunocompromised Host service at Norton Children’s Hosp ..read more
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Adjuvanted Vaccines: The Modern Era in Flu Prevention for Older Adults
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by ReachMD
1M ago
Guess what? The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices had a unanimous vote in favor of a preferential recommendation of vaccines for the cool adults who are 65 and older—one of these options is adjuvanted influenza vaccines.1 Talk about a milestone in the world of public health! Now the burning question is why on earth did they decide on adjuvant vaccines? Let's unravel this immunization mystery together, shall we? Reference: Grohskopf LA, Blanton LH, Ferdinands JM, Chung JR, Broder KR, Talbot HK, Morgan RL, Fry AM. Prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines: reco ..read more
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Vax Myths Unveiled: Navigating Flu Vaccine Misconceptions
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by ReachMD
1M ago
Host: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Guest: Wendy Wright, DNP Guest: Elias Chahine, PharmD, FCCP, FASCP While the flu may seem benign to some, it may result in up to 710,000 hospitalizations and up to 52,000 deaths every year.1 So how are current and concerning trends in declining flu vaccinations being addressed? To hear the latest updates and recommendations, join Dr. Charles Turck as he speaks with Dr. Wendy Wright, Owner and Family Nurse Practitioner at Wright & Associates Family Healthcare in New Hampshire, and Dr. Elias Chahine, Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Palm Beach Atlant ..read more
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Redefining the Vegetative State: How Imaging Measures Consciousness
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by ReachMD
1M ago
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Vegetative state is commonly defined as "wakefulness with awareness." Patients with a vegetative state diagnosis will show only reflex behavior, are not able to follow commands and are unable to communicate. This barrier in the inability for patients to communicate can make it difficult for doctors to measure their level of consciousness. In fact, some patients who are believed to be in a completely vegetative state may be more aware of what's going on than people realize. Host Brian McDonough joins Dr. Adrian Owen, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognit ..read more
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Understanding Millennial Outlooks: The Shift Toward Social Responsibility
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by ReachMD
1M ago
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Recently, Millennials (those born after 1980) have become the largest generation in the U.S. workforce and are also the fastest-growing population of customers in the marketplace. By extension this makes them a dominant player in the health care field, both as patients and providers. But Millennials exhibit different attitudes toward employment, consumerism, health, and wellness compared to previous generations, with greater emphasis on social responsibility. This challenges conventional thinking on workforce management and customer/patient engagement. Dr. B ..read more
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The Case for Medical Interoperability: Why Health Information Systems Must Work Together
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by ReachMD
1M ago
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Interoperability refers to the capacity for computer systems and software to exchange information and interpret that shared data. The ability for machines to communicate efficiently within healthcare systems offers a myriad of vital benefits to patients and providers. For instance, as data becomes more mobile, personal health information entered by clinicians can begin to reach patients wherever they are and whenever they need it. Dr. Brian McDonough sits down with Brendan McCorkle, CEO and Founder of CloudMine, to discuss his perspectives on the importance ..read more
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Radiation Nation: The Effects of Cell Phones on Children's Brains
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by ReachMD
1M ago
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Could constant cell phone use be damaging children's brains? Host Dr. Brian McDonough chats with Daniel Debaun, author of Radiation Nation: The Fallout of Modern Technology," about how electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation produced by modern technology such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, Wi-Fi, and smart meters may be emerging as a health threat with many unknown consequences ..read more
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Preparing for MACRA in Your Primary Care Practice
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by ReachMD
1M ago
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Katherine Schneider, MD What does MACRA mean to the clinical practice environment, and how will it impact your own practice? Dr. Katherine Schneider, President and CEO of the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization, discusses how MACRA is affecting physician practices. Host Dr. Brian McDonough joins her to outline what physicians can do to prepare for the changing landscape of payment through Medicare ..read more
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Linking p53 Variation to Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women
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by ReachMD
1M ago
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP It's widely known that genetics, family history, race, and other factors all play important roles in cancer risk. But what kinds of roles do they play, specifically, and how can we leverage these understandings into better primary care? Dr. Brian McDonough is joined by Dr. Maureen Murphy, research scientist at the Wistar Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Murphy has spent the past twenty years studying how genes affect breast cancer risk in women, particularly for African American populations. She discusses her findings on the discovery of p53 ..read more
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Finding Calm in Your Daily Life: Lasting Meditation Techniques
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by ReachMD
1M ago
Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Michel Pascal Most of us struggle to be productive during the workday due to daily stress. The task of decluttering our minds proves challenging. On this segment, Michel Pascal, author of the book Meditation for Daily Stress: 10 Practices for Immediate Well-being, speaks with host Dr. Brian McDonough about ways to achieve calmness and improve productivity in our daily lives. He provides meditation techniques that reduce stress, de-clutter minds, and help one to discover inner peace ..read more
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