Approximately 40,000 women died from breast cancer in 20161. Regular mammogram screening can decrease breast cancer mortality. Women are commonly informed of the benefits of mammography; however, there are also potential harms that should be considered. Healthcare providers need to be equipped to counsel women on both pros and cons of breast cancer screening so that patients may make informed decisions regarding screening options.This online module assists the primary care physician in understanding the current guidelines and making the appropriate screening recommendations.
The incidence of cervical cancer in the US has decreased more than 50% since 1975. Most of that decrease can be attributed to better screening practices. This online module discusses current guidelines for screening.
- Teacher: Erin Snyder
Behind safe drinking water, no health intervention is directly responsible for more saved lives than vaccination. In some cases, vaccines have been so successful that the targeted diseases have become very rare or even eliminated. This CME module discusses the association between outbreaks and vaccination rates, provides clinical context for recent changes to vaccination recommendations and reviews the benefits of seasonal influenza vaccination.
- Teacher: nathan erdmann
Calcium is the main building block of bones and Vitamin D is required for bones to utilize calcium and is vital in controlling calcium balance by regulating its absorption in the gut. This module lists risk factors for vitamin D deficiency, provides an understanding of recommendations regarding calcium and vitamin D supplementation and discuss the risks and benefits.