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Overcoming Ignorance and Stigmatization of Mental Illness in Primary Care

Hosted by: Brian P. McDonough Mental illnesses are commonly encountered in primary care practice. Yet their sufferers are often relegated to mischaracterized roles of "problem patients" due to the impacts of their diseases on thoughts and behaviors. How can clinicians improve their approach to patients will mental health issues, and can this approa...

November 24, 2014 | 15 min

Addressing the "Freshman 15" in Young Adult Weight Management

Hosted by: Brian P. McDonough The notorious "Freshman 15" equates to weight gain commonly experienced by college-age students living away from home for the first time. How does this problem in weight management and healthy nutrition surface in primary care practice, and how can college students be counseled to avoid gaining extra weight during thei...

November 17, 2014 | 15 min

Can Alternative Hospital Gowns Impact the Inpatient Experience?

Hosted by: Brian P. McDonough Dr. Brian McDonough talks with Dusty Eber, creator and president of PatientSyle, an alternative hospital gown provider attempting to change the way patients see their medical experience. PatientStyle promotes its patient gown apparel as being high quality without compromising of medical service functions.

November 10, 2014 | 14 min

Herbal Supplements for Women: What's Safe? What's Effective?

Hosted by: Brian P. McDonough Herbal supplements have become increasingly popular in women's health circles, but there is a lot of misinformation about the relative benefits versus risks. How do clinicians wein their patients off harmful medications they are taking, and what health issues do women taking these medications encounter? Join Dr. McDono...

November 3, 2014 | 15 min

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