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Expired Programs

Helping Patients Quit Smoking

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

About half of all Americans who continue to smoke will die because of their addiction, yet millions haven't stopped. This CME program reviews recent updates to national clinical practice guidelines for smoking cessation and explores a variety of treatment strategies to help patients quit.

OCD: Improving Diagnosis, Maximizing Treatment

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

OCD is one of the most common and debilitating psychiatric disorders affecting more than two million American adults, yet it remains under-diagnosed and under-treated. Discovery Health CME has assembled a panel of experts to help bridge the gap between medical knowledge of OCD and its actual diagnosis and treatment, with emphasis on SSRI therapy.

Fibromyalgia: From Diagnosis To Treatment

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

Despite defined diagnostic criteria, many people with fibromyalgia experience persistent symptoms - often for many years - and receive ineffective treatment. This program addresses the pathophysiology, factors involved in the proper diagnosis, and treatment options for this chronic pain condition.

Effectively Treating Obesity-Related Diabetes

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

For some Type 2 diabetic patients who are not maintaining lifestyle changes and have morbid obesity or obesity related complications, bariatric surgery is an important consideration. This CME program focuses on the pathophysiology of obesity-related diabetes and explores effective treatment options. Our medical experts will review the importance of weight loss and lifestyle changes to help prevent complications and explore the potential benefits of bariatric surgery for selected, obese diabetic patients.

Metastatic Colon Cancer: The Continuum of Care

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

In response to the burgeoning data regarding patient risk assessment and the selection of therapies, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has brought together members of the NCCN Colon Cancer Guidelines Panel to discuss the process for development of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™. The program will focus on the evolving data in medical and surgical management of metastatic colon cancer and their application in the current NCCN guidelines, selection of adjuvant and systemic therapy for advanced disease, and sequencing of agents in second- and third-line therapy.

Pelvic Health: Optimizing Care

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

Pelvic health problems affect more than 35 million women in the U.S. Yet these common issues, including menorrhagia, pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), remain underdiagnosed and under-treated.

Women who have these disorders are typically unaware that their symptoms have a diagnosis and can be effectively treated. Instead, they avoid activity during their menstrual periods, keep incontinence problems a secret, or assume that pelvic organ prolapse is simply a normal part of aging. As such, the burden of determining the presence of these problems lies with their health provider, as does determining the most effective, least invasive form of treatment.

Unfortunately, the standard treatment of these problems does not always reflect the state of the science, so in many cases women are not receiving optimal care. Discovery Health has assembled a panel of experts for a program detailing the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of these disorders. The program will help physicians be alert to the possibility of these problems, even in women who do not volunteer their symptoms; make the correct diagnosis, with appropriate evaluation of severity; and guide patients to the most up-to-date and effective treatments, including surgical options.

Adjuvant Therapy in Breast Cancer: From Testing to Treatment

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

In response to the burgeoning data regarding patient risk assessment and the selection of adjuvant hormonal, biologic, and cytotoxic therapies, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), in conjunction with Discovery Health, has brought together members of the NCCN Breast Cancer Guidelines Panel to discuss the use of adjuvant therapy in the management of breast cancer. The program will focus on issues such as indications for systemic adjuvant therapy, predictive and prognostic factors in adjuvant treatment, endocrine therapy for women, targeted therapy for HER2-positive tumors, and the appropriate use of cytotoxic chemotherapy.

Healthy Steps to Treating Childhood Obesity

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

Childhood Obesity is growing at an alarming rate, with overweight children on track for a lifetime of problems including heart disease, diabetes and depression. Doctors are frequently uncomfortable broaching weight issues, yet families view physicians as a trusted source of advice.

Discovery Health has assembled a panel of experts to discuss recent data on childhood obesity, early intervention benefits and optimal ways to overcome barriers.

HIV/AIDS: From Diagnosis to Treatment

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

There have been tremendous medical and scientific advances in HIV/AIDS since the disease emerged more than 25 years ago. While deaths due to AIDS, and even new cases of AIDS have declined, new diagnoses of HIV have remained steady, particularly in minority women. In HIV/AIDS: From Diagnosis to Treatment, experts discuss epidemiology, advances in treatment, treatment complications and the latest guidelines and recommendations surrounding screening and treatment.

Cardiometabolic Risk Factors: Hitting the Targets

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

Whether you group them together or look at them individually, four major cardiometabolic risk factors are putting millions of patients at risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The risk factors are central adiposity, insulin resistance, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, and over one-third of adults in the U.S. have more than one of them - yet they are widely under-treated.

Given these startling statistics, as well as the epidemic rise of obesity, it is critical for physicians to recognize and aggressively treat these risk factors.

Discovery Health Channel has assembled a panel of experts to discuss the latest epidemiological and clinical data, as well as optimal treatment strategies in Cardiometabolic Risk Factors: Hitting the Targets.

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