Cultural/Social Health Trends Collection

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NEW: Topical Collections

Get best practice updates for managing the various cultural/social health trends that challenge your patients, while earning CME credit.
Being current on the latest cultural/social health trends and best practice medical care is more important now than ever.  

The Cultural/Social Health Trends Topical Collection offers the latest on trending health topics, from leading experts across some of the best academic and healthcare institutions in the world.

Covered are essential topics including eating disorders, medical marijuana, gender and sexual identity, bullying, abuse, social media and more. Topics are succinct and carefully curated— because we know that your time is valuable.

We currently offer an array of Topical Collections with more to come.

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Highlights from Customers:

Child Maltreatment: Recognition and Resources By Scott Krugman, MD

“Great talk. I love AudioDigest, but this was really good, if not the best.”

Environmental Emergencies in Children By Dominic Lucia, MD

“Testing of pregnant women is not routine for these chemicals. Will try to be more cognizant of exposures in the population.”

Hormone Treatment of Transsexualism By Adrian Sandra Dobs, MD, MHS

“This is highly applicable to my practice. Great information!”

Medical Marijuana in 2017 By Carin van Zyl, MD

“This answered many questions that my patients have asked me for which I did not have a good answer, thank you.”

Cultural-Social-HealthCultural/Social Health Trends CME Topics and Learning Objectives:

21st Century Concerns in Youth (Bullying, Abuse, Tech/Social Media)
•Identify injuries highly suggestive of abuse and recognize common mimickers of abusive injuries.
• Explain the forms and patterns of cyberbullying.
• Employ appropriate screening techniques for bullying and ostracism.
• Perform interventions to address bullies and bullied youth.
• Identify behaviors associated with pathologic gaming or video-game addiction.
• Define the various forms of peer victimization.
• Summarize current legislation on sexting and revenge porn.
• Identify children at high risk for commercial sexual exploitation.
• Establish a repertoire with a child who may have been sexually abused.
• Discuss the role of physicians in mandated reporting of neglect and abuse.
• Recognize the benefits of exposure to nature in the pediatric population.
Diversity/Cultural Competence
• Personalize therapies based on cultural differences and individual needs.
• Identify social determinants of health disparities in diabetes care.
• Explain obesity as an outcome of coping with stress and other environmental factors.
• List strategies for prevention and treatment of obesity in black women and other high-risk groups.
• Identify issues that are problematic for immigrant patients or children of immigrant parents.
• Summarize the mandates and recommendations of the national standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care.
• Conduct patient interviews using culturally effective techniques.
Eating Disorders & Dietary Trends
• Differentiate among types of eating disorders based on the presenting symptoms.
• Identify common medical and psychological factors in patients with eating disorders.
• Create a comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment plan for patients with eating disorders.
• Implement validated medical and psychological treatments in patients with eating disorders.
• Compare anorexia in older adults to that in younger adults.
• Tailor the classic ketogenic diet to treat patients with epilepsy.
• Contrast the presentation of eating disorders in children with that in adults.
• Explain to parents the importance of early intervention for eating disorders.
• Discuss basic principles of family-based treatment for eating disorders.
• Recognize signs and symptoms of anorexia, bulimia, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.
Environmental Challenges
• List known and suspected associations between exposure to environmental toxins during pregnancy and adverse effects on offspring.
• Counsel pregnant women about strategies for avoiding or reducing exposure to toxins.
• Discuss the health impacts of climate change, particularly the effects of extreme heat and the burning of fossil fuels.
• Recognize signs and symptoms of cold- and heat-related illnesses, such as chilblains and heat stroke.
• Manage common insect bites and stings.
• Counsel pregnant women about the possible effects of exposure to lead, mercury, and bisphenol A.
• Describe routes of exposure to volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds in indoor environments.
• List risk factors for elevated levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in children.
Gender/Sexual Identity
• List the components of sexual identity.
• Discuss gender in a more complete manner than within the limited binary classifications of “male” and “female.”
• Manage complications associated with gender-affirming procedures and surgeries.
• Prescribe and manage hormone therapy for transgender patients.
• Counsel patients about medical interventions for gender transitioning.
• Monitor the safety and efficacy of sex reassignment hormone therapy.
• Diagnose gender dysphoria in children, adolescents, and adults according to the criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition.
• Recognize the reasons for the high rate of psychiatric morbidity in transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals.
• Outline strategies for the treatment of patients with gender dysphoria.
• Educate parents of gender-variant children about health risks.
• Select patients with prostate cancer for whom genomic testing is indicated.
• Critically evaluate emerging genomic tests that assess risk in patients with prostate cancer.
• Apply principles of genetics to optimize and personalize patient care.
• Summarize the genetic basis for response to anesthetics and narcotics.
• Appropriately select drugs based on the patient’s genome.
Medical Marijuana
• Select appropriate candidates for treatment with medical marijuana.
• List indications and contraindications for medical marijuana. .
• Complete the provider documentation required for prescribing medical marijuana.

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