August 2020 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for August 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

July 2020 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for July 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tracking symptoms with app an inexact predictor of coronavirus infection
(Oxford University Press USA) A new piece in Family Practice indicates that tracking symptoms affiliated with the novel coronavirus through an app may not be a good predictor of the spread of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rebuilding After COVID: Planning Future Systems of Care Rebuilding After COVID: Planning Future Systems of Care
What will happen to small independent practices after COVID-19? This editorial explores what the future may hold for family practice physicians in the post-COVID era.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

'Webside' manner: Once-reluctant Ohio State Wexner Medical docs want telehealth to stay
The chancellor and family practice chair at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center were advocates for telehealth before the pandemic, but the rapid emergency adoption of virtual visits sped up their transformation by years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

June 2020 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for June 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can a positive doctor-patient relationship contribute to risk of elder abuse? - Yaffe M.
Positive doctor-patient relationships have been noted to be possible facilitators in the identification of elder abuse. A case from family practice is cited in which an enduring and well-appreciated relationship unintentionally set up potential for mistrea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

May 2020 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for May 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New review helps translate probiotic science into practical primary care recommendations
(International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics) Probiotic supplements are widely available and are promoted as a general way to support the gut microbiome and promote health. A new publication in the Journal of Family Practice summarizes the latest evidence on using probiotics for a variety of specific health conditions, providing practical recommendations to assist primary care physicians in advising their patients. The article, authored by current International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics board members. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Telemedicine Tales: Let's Reschedule When You're Not Shopping Telemedicine Tales: Let's Reschedule When You're Not Shopping
With a few months under his belt, Dr Kenny Lin shares some of the virtual-visit highs and lows he's experienced in family practice.Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

April 2020 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for April 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Is Usual Care for Low Back Pain? What Is Usual Care for Low Back Pain?
This review synthesized evidence regarding current management of lower back pain in family practice and EDs. Are clinicians following established practice guidelines?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

No Test, Minimal Contact: How One Abortion Clinic Is Adapting to Coronavirus Concerns
In late March, Leah Coplon, the program director at Maine Family Planning, watched as a young mother parked her car in front of the building. Carrying her baby, the mother was greeted by staff in the foyer and handed a brown paper bag that looked like a lunch sack. Then she loaded the bag and the baby into her car and drove away. Now she could end her pregnancy. Less than two weeks earlier, on March 12, Maine had recorded its first case of COVID-19. Coplon knew this would make it harder for people to seek abortion services. Already elsewhere in the country, states were discussing shelter in place orders and medical suppli...
Source: TIME: Health - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Purna Kambhampaty Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Source Type: news

March 2020 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for March 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Doctor Gap: Does America Have a Physician Shortage?
MONDAY, March 16, 2020 -- If you ask Dr. Molly Benedum whether there is a shortage of doctors in America, this is the story she will tell you: After joining the Appalachian Regional Health System's family practice in North Carolina, she saw an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

February 2020 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for February 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study shows dietitians are an effective part of weight loss
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the journal Family Practice indicates that intensive behavioral therapy from dietitians may be a very effective ways for older Americans to lose weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

January 2020 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for January 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study finds persistent gender gap in medical paper publication
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the journal Family Practice, published by Oxford University Press, shows that there remains a meaningful gender gap between the number of biomedical papers written by women and those written by men. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Usual Care for Low-Back Pain Often Inconsistent With Guidelines Usual Care for Low-Back Pain Often Inconsistent With Guidelines
Usual care for patients with low-back pain in family practice and emergency departments is often inconsistent with clinical-practice guidelines, according to a systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 2, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

December 2019 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for December 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aspirin May No Longer Have Effect in Primary CVD Prevention
MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 -- Aspirin may not be effective for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality, according to research published online Nov. 21 in Family Practice. Frank Moriarty, Ph.D., from the Royal College of Surgeons... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aspirin may no longer be effective as cardiovascular treatment
(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper in Family Practice, published by Oxford University Press, found that the widespread use of statins and cancer screening technology may have altered the benefits of aspirin use. Researchers concluded that aspirin no longer provides a net benefit as primary prevention for cardiovascular disease and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

November 2019 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for November 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

As N.S. weighs using family practice anesthetists, red tape holds back Ont. doctor
A working group with the Nova Scotia Health Authority is considering the best way to introduce a family practice anesthesia pilot program. For Ontario doctor Annie Lu, it means she can't do locums in Nova Scotia. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

With Exotic Cats & Video Games, Doc Exhibits LGBTQ-Friendly Care With Exotic Cats & Video Games, Doc Exhibits LGBTQ-Friendly Care
After a devastating fire, a family practice physician creates a one-of-a-kind dream clinic where everyone is welcome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 18, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Talking with trained doctors can help abused women
(Oxford University Press USA) Women who are experiencing intimate partner violence feel better supported, more confident, and less depressed when trained family doctors counsel them, according to new research in the journal Family Practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Promoting resilience and agency in children and young people who have experienced domestic violence and abuse: the "MPOWER" Intervention - Callaghan JEM, Fellin LC, Alexander JH.
The MPOWER programme is a resource oriented intervention to support children and young people (CYP) affected by domestic violence and abuse. It draws on principles from feminist informed systemic family practice and creative therapies. The intervention was... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

October 2019 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for October 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

September 2019 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for September 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CaroMont doctors seek split to join Tryon Medical Partners
Seven doctors from CaroMont Medical Group filed a complaint on Thursday to separate from the Gastonia-based system. The group is planning to join Tryon Medical Partners, a Charlotte-based independent practice. The seven doctors see patients at South Point Family Practice in Belmont and specialize in adult medicine, pediatrics and urgent care. As part of Tryon Medical, they would continue to practice in Gaston County. In the complaint, the doctors stated that they believe joining a smaller independent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

CaroMont doctors seek split to join Tryon Medical Partners
Seven doctors from CaroMont Medical Group filed a complaint on Thursday to separate from the Gastonia-based system. The group is planning to join Tryon Medical Partners, a Charlotte-based independent practice. The seven doctors see patients at South Point Family Practice in Belmont and specialize in adult medicine, pediatrics and urgent care. As part of Tryon Medical, they would continue to practice in Gaston County. In the complaint, the doctors stated that they believe joining a smaller independent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Vitamins for Depression
In trying to cope with the debilitating symptoms of depression, people often turn to vitamins, supplements, herbs, or home remedies first. And it’s no wonder — such efforts to alleviate symptoms are often far less expensive and easier to obtain. For some, it may be a part of their rationalization that their depression “isn’t all that bad,” if it can be treated with vitamins and supplements. Many people find relief in taking vitamins and supplements for depression. It is also one of the most well-researched topics, so we know what the science has to say about the efficacy of such treatments. Bu...
Source: Psych Central - September 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Depression Diet & Nutrition General Medications Miscellaneous Drugs supplements for depression vitamins for depression Source Type: news

August 2019 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for August 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clairton gets new health center
The Cornerstone Care Community Health Center is now open in Clairton. After an open house event on Friday, the center is now offering care to Clairton residents on Wednesdays and Thursdays through August, according to Cornerstone Care's website. Located at 559 Miller Ave. in Clairton, the center will offer family practice, general dentistry, orthodontics, psychiatr y, counseling and pediatrics. The center is taking appointments from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointments… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mike Larson Source Type: news

July 2019 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for July 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Assessment of irritability in school-aged children by pediatric, family practice, and psychiatric providers - Hameed U, Dellasega C, Scandinaro A.
BACKGROUND: Irritability, a common behavioral problem for school-aged children, is often first assessed by primary care providers, who manage about a third of mental health conditions in children. Until recent changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Does a Family Member Work in Your Practice? Does a Family Member Work in Your Practice?
Family practice can be the family business.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How Can Busy Family Docs Take on Another Role? How Can Busy Family Docs Take on Another Role?
Kenny Lin wants to'raise the bar'for population health in family practice.Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

June 2019 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for June 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wyoming County hospital acquires two medical practices
With acquisitions of two medical practices in Arcade, the Wyoming County Community Health System is continuing to expand its family practice service line. The hospital in April filed plans with the state Department of Health to open a new office on Liberty Street in Arcade for family medicine and other specialty services. The clinic will be housed at the offices of WNY Medical P.C., which had been operated by Dr. Gordon Comstock for nearly 40 years before his retirement.  The hospital, through… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 11, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

More support needed to increase HIV testing in GP practices
One-off training sessions for GPs are not enough to increase rates of HIV testing in general practice and greater support is needed, according to researchers from the University of Bristol ’ s Centre for Academic Primary Care and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Evaluation of Interventions published in BMC Family Practice. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

May 2019 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for May 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

April 2019 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for April 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Mar-Apr 2019, SNOMED CT General Practitioner/Family Practice Reference Sets and SNOMED CT to ICPC2 Map Available for Download
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce a new SNOMED CT International General Practitioner/Family Practice Reference Sets and SNOMED CT to ICPC2 Map is now available for download. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - April 24, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How family practice anesthetists could help Nova Scotia's health system
Family practice anesthetists are common in hospitals across Ontario and in western provinces. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

March 2019 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for March 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medicare Wellness Visits: Their Value to Your Practice Medicare Wellness Visits: Their Value to Your Practice
Do you offer the Medicare annual wellness visit to your patients? Learn how it provides benefits to your practice as well as your patients in this brief article.Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 28, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

February 2019 Briefing
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for February 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oak Hill Hospital names new C-level officer
Oak Hill Hospital has announced the appointment of its new chief operating officer. Leanne Salazar will replace Steve Young. Salazar boasts an extensive background in medicine. She is an advanced practice registered nurse who holds a master of science in nursing degree, a master of business administration in health care administration and a bachelor of science in nursing. She is board certified in family practice as w ell as executive nursing practice, professional health care quality, a professional… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 5, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Kelsey Sunderland Source Type: news