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Asthma

Asthma is a common chronic disease that can be controlled but not cured. Asthma affects 25 million people, including 6.0 million children under 18. Asthma is a significant health and economic burden to patients, their families, and society. Physicians need to identify populations...
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2020 Fall Update

Now that you have moved to virtual CME meetings, we are continually looking for new ways and new topics that will benefit and enrich your CME program. We are delighted to present to you the 2020 Fall Update. We have added trending topics relevant to the current COVID-19 health...
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Sugarproof: The Hidden Dangers of Sugar

Most of us know that sugar can wreak havoc on adult bodies, but few realize how uniquely harmful it can be for children. The damage can begin early in life, resulting in fatty liver disease, prediabetes, obesity, and an elevated risk for eventual heart disease, not to mention...
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Pediatric CME Topics

The following is a list of medical education topics to consider for your pediatric or family / internal medicine practitioners, or for other specialties who see pediatric or adolescent patients in their practice. Please contact our office at 714-505-4777 or...
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Anticoagulation Update

Anticoagulation therapy is recommended for preventing, treating, and reducing the recurrence of venous thromboembolism, and preventing stroke in persons with atrial fibrillation. Direct oral anticoagulants are first-line agents for eligible patients for treating venous...
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The Responsibility of the Mandated Reporter: DV, IPV, Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, Human Trafficking, Dependent Adult Abuse

Often, healthcare providers are among the few people who interact with victims of abuse. This means they have the unique opportunity to intervene by identifying victims within the healthcare setting....
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Heart Disease in Women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 299,578 women in 2017, or about 1 in every 5 female deaths. About 1 in 16 women age 20 and older have coronary heart disease (CAD), which is the most common type of heart disease. While CAD is...
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Hypertriglyceridemia: Causes, Risks, and Treatment

Hypertriglyceridemia is a prevalent metabolic abnormality that predisposes individuals to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and pancreatitis.  In the United States, the prevalence of hypertriglyceridemia in adults aged 20 years and older is approximately 35% in men and...
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Social Determinants of Health

Within the context of health system transformation, including value-based payment and population health initiatives, providers and policymakers at the federal, state, and local level are focused increasingly on social determinants of health (SDOH). SDOH are defined as “the...
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Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

The baby boomers are aging – by 2030, the population over 65 will more than double to over 70 million people in the U.S. A great majority of these older persons are in California. Geriatric patients consume a disproportionate share of healthcare resources. Estimates from the U.S....
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