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Opioid prescribing in rural family practices: a qualitative study - Click IA, Basden JA, Bohannon JM, Anderson H, Tudiver F.
BACKGROUND: Rural Tennessee, especially rural East Tennessee has seen a dramatic increase in rates of controlled drug prescriptions and controlled drug overdose deaths in recent years. However, little is known about the individual decisions to prescribe or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Which Quality Measures Should You Report? Which Quality Measures Should You Report?
What factors should you consider when selecting and reporting quality measures, and how might each affect your score? Read this primer to maximize your success under MIPS.Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

GPs quit NHS in England at rate of 400 a month 
Rising workload and falling income blamed for early retirements and reluctance to join family practice (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PeakMed nabs $5.5 million to fund expansion, new staff and technology
PeakMed, a company that seeks to provide affordable family practice medicine through a monthly membership model, has raised new funds to the tune of $5.5 million, led by ASI Capital. The financial backing will support PeakMed ’s expansion, which includes new LifeCenters, telemedicine technology, vehicles for house calls, and additional staff.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 29, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Get Paid for Providing Chronic Care Management Services
A supplement in the latest issue of Family Practice Management offers instruction on how to implement chronic care management. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More hospital closings in rural America add risk for pregnant women
Bay Minette, Alabama (Reuters) - Dr. Nicole Arthur, a family practice physician, was trained to avoid Cesarean deliveries in child-birth, unless medically necessary, because surgery increases risks and recovery time. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Luteolin: How To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
More than 100 women die of breast cancer in the U.S. every day. It's the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. But in my opinion, many of those women really die of a tragic medical error. Let me explain… Millions of women in the U.S. have taken Big Pharma's hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Their doctors prescribe it to try to relieve the symptoms of menopause. Like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and weight gain. But what the drug companies try to pass off as hormones are actually synthetic concoctions. They are fake versions of the estrogen and progesterone that your body makes ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

UnitedHealthcare Announces Partnership With Aledade
UnitedHealthcare on Monday announced its partnership with national accountable care organization Aledade to provide high-quality care to Medicare Advantage members through its network of primary care doctors in Arkansas. ACOs are networks of doctors who work together to better coordinate care under a system that rewards them for quality of care and patient health outcomes rather than volume of services delivered, the companies said. The Aledade Arkansas ACO includes nine independent primary care practices, and the partnership could benefit more than 15,000 people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare health plans, ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Developer lands tenant for Vandalia office park
The first tenant has been announced for Mills Development's latest office project. PriMed Physicians Family Practice will occupy the first building at 40 West, the Beavercreek developer's new $12 million office park in Vandalia. The new 7,300-square-foot building on West National Road will break ground on Saturday and should be completed in January of 2018. This medical office will replace PriMed Physicians Family Practice’s existing Vandalia office at 1 E. National Road, according to a press… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kaitlin Schroeder Source Type: news

White River Health Adds Two to Clinic Affiliates (Movers & Shakers)
Robin Kerr has joined Batesville Med PACC/Med Aesthetics as a family nurse practitioner. She previously worked at the White River Medical Center Family Practice Clinic in Batesville. Dr. Melissa Yawn has joined Newport Diagnostic Center in Newport. Yawn earned a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She continued her education at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and completed her residency through the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. She previously worked at St. Bernards First Care Clinics in Jonesboro. Keith O...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 1, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dayton-area medical group adds online doctor appointments
One of the largest local medical groups is adding online doctor visits to its offices, in another new foray into online-based health care. Moraine-based Providence Medical Group began offering online doctor appointments via live video last week, starting with its Beavercreek Commons Family Practice. The new service lets patients meet with a doctor over secure video, thus saving them the need to make a trip into the office. “Patien ts don’t always have the option to go to their doctor’s office,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tristan Navera Source Type: news

Depression outcomes in adults attending family practice were not improved by screening, stepped-care, or online CBT during a 12-week study when compared to controls in a randomized trial - Silverstone PH, Rittenbach K, Suen VY, Moretzsohn A, Cribben I, Bercov M, Allen A, Pryce C, Hamza DM, Trew M.
There is uncertainty regarding possible benefits of screening for depression in family practice, as well as the most effective treatment approach when depression is identified. Here, we examined whether screening patients for depression in primary care, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Nigeria: NOA Urges Nursing Mothers On Essential Family Practices
[Daily Trust] Umuahia -The Abia State Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Ngozi Uduma has called on communities, especially nursing mothers to imbibe Essential Family Practices (EFP) so they would not contact disease through unhealthy living. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 3, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Psoriatic Arthritis Review / CV Effects of Caffeine / Florida Family Practice Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Check out today's selections from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review: Psoriatic arthritis occurs in up to 30% of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Evaluating and treating mammalian bites - Rasmussen D, Landon A, Powell J, Brown GR.
Mammalian bites, typically from dogs, cats, or humans, are a common presentation in EDs and family practice settings, and patients present with varying degrees of complexity. Injuries can range from local to systemic, including aggressive bacterial infecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tom Frazier Joins UAMS Orthopaedic Clinic (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. G. Thomas Frazier has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock as a hand and upper extremity surgeon. He specializes in hand and microsurgery and has a special interest in joint replacement of the hand, wrist and elbow, and joint arthroscopy for the elbow and wrist. Frazier will see patients at the UAMS Orthopaedic Clinic on Shackleford Road in Little Rock. Frazier earned his medical degree at UAMS, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery and a fellowship in hand and microsurgery. He has been practicing in Little Rock for 28 years. Carole Farmer has been named administr...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How to go from idea to commercialization: Interview with Dr. Marie Johnson, Founder of AUM Cardiovascular
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! More than a decade ago, AUM Cardiovascular founder Dr. Marie Johnson was a doctoral student when tragedy struck her and her family. Her husband, Rob, passed away suddenly at the age of 41. He had blockages in his coronary arteries including a ruptured plaque in the left anterior descending artery supplying a large part of the heart muscle. At that time, Dr. Johnson had been working on a prototype device to listen to he...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog johnson medsider Source Type: news

Driving and dementia: efficient approach to driving safety concerns in family practice - Lee L, Molnar F.
OBJECTIVE: To provide primary care physicians with an approach to driving safety concerns when older persons present with memory difficulties. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: The approach is based on an accredited memory clinic training program developed by the Ce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Mentor mother support for mothers experiencing intimate partner violence in family practice: a qualitative study of three different perspectives on the facilitators and barriers of implementation - Loeffen MJ, Daemen J, Wester FP, Laurant MG, Lo Fo Wong SH, Lagro-Janssen AL.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is highly prevalent and associated with physical and mental health problems. Mentor mother support is a low threshold intervention in family practice consisting of support by non-professionals trained to support ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

St. Bernards Adds Timothy Dow to Trumann Clinic (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Timothy Dow has joined St. Bernards First Care Clinic-Trumann as a family practice physician. Originally from Ozark, Dow earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Tulsa and completed a family practice residency at Oklahoma University Tulsa Family Practice. Dow practiced in Trumann from 1985-88 and subsequently in Bristow, Oklahoma, De Queen and Jonesboro. For the last two years he has seen patients at Talihina Community Clinic in Talihina, Oklahoma. Dr. Aaron S. Wenger has been named director of the Division of Hospital Medicine in the College of Medicine’s Department of...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Conway Regional Breathes Easily with Pulmonologist Ladly Abraham (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Ladly Abraham, a pulmonologist, has joined the medical staff at Conway Regional Health System. He has more than 15 years of experience in the practice of pulmonology and sleep medicine with Pulmonology Associates PA in Little Rock. He holds a medical degree from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India. Lauren Blansett, an advanced practice registered nurse, has has joined Conway Regional Health System. She is in practice at Greenbrier Family Medicine with Dr. James Fulmer and Jarrod Jerry. Before becoming an APRN, Blansett worked as a registered nurse at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock for five years. She has...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 28, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CARTI Doctors Highest-Paid on Nonprofits List
The highest-paid nonprofit physicians in Arkansas can be found at CARTI Inc. in Little Rock. Of the top six positions on this year’s list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees ranked by total compensation, four are occupied by CARTI physicians. CARTI’s Dr. Brad Baltz topped the list with total compensation of $2.3 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015. Arkansas Business used nonprofits’ latest IRS Form 990s filed with Guidestar.org to compile the ranking. St. Vincent Medical Group’s highest-compensated doctor, Ali Krisht, received $1.7 million. Krisht’s specialty is neurosurge...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 21, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Family medicine or internal medicine doctor?
Treatment TermsPrimary care TagsFamily health Additional SEO Keywords primary care physician, primary care physicians, primary care doctor, pcp, family doctor, family medicine, family practice, internal medicine, internist SEO Meta Description Adults can choose a family medicine doctor or an internal medicine doctor as their primary care physician. Read this Q&A to help you decide what ’s best for you. Overview Adults can choose a family medicine doctor or an internal medicine doctor as their primary care physician. Read this Q&A to help you decide what ’s best for you. Content Blocks ContentYo...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

63rd session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean to open in Cairo
2 October 2016, Cairo – Tomorrow, ministers of health and high-level representatives of the 22 countries and territories of WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region and health partners are attending the 63rd session of the Regional Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt. The Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean is WHO’s decision-making body in the Region. It meets in October each year to formulate regional policies to protect public health and respond to common public health threats.   H.E. the Minister of Health of Kuwait Dr Ali Saad Al-Obeidi, the chairman of last year’s session, will inaug...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 29, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

63rd session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean opens in Cairo
3 October 2016, Cairo – Ministers of health and high-level representatives of the 22 countries and territories of WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region and health partners are attending the 63rd session of the Regional Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt. The Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean is WHO’s decision-making body in the Region. It meets in October each year to formulate regional policies to protect public health and respond to common public health threats.   H.E. the Minister of Health of Kuwait Dr Ali Saad Al-Obeidi, the chairman of last year’s session, inaugurated the meet...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 29, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Physician leases space in New Ridge Health Plaza for family practice
A local physician plans to open a family medicine practice in the New Ridge Health Plaza near 21st Street North and Ridge Road. Dr. Michael Scheve has signed a lease for a 4,100-square-foot space in that development, at 2135 N. Ridge Road, and plans to open St. Gianni Family Medicine next month. That practice will be in suite 400. With the lease, New Ridge Health Plaza will be fully occupied. Cook Construction LLC is the contractor for the build out of the space. Austin Kinzle, president and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 27, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

AtlasMD adding fifth physician
AtlasMD Concierge Family Practice is adding its fifth physician next month. Dr. Shawn Wadsworth will start seeing patients in early October at the clinic’s west Wichita location, 7570 W. 21st Street North. Wadsworth will be the first doctor of osteopathic medicine for Atlas. Physicians with that designation typically are specially trained in the nervous and musculoskel etal systems and bring a holistic approach to treating a patient, believing that the parts of the body work collectively to influence… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

#FlashbackFriday 1975: Mayo Graduate School adds family practice residency
This article first appeared in April 1975,  in the publication Mayovox. The Board of Governors last month approved establishment of a new Mayo residency training program in family practice and authorized Mayo representatives to seek capitation from the state of Minnesota in support of the program. According to Mr. A. Russell Hanson of the D ivision of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 15, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Announcing the 2016 Best Doctors Award winners - Varied Specialities
The Wichita Business Journal is recognizing again this year the Wichita area ’s Best Doctors. We will be featuring Best Doctors honorees throughout the week. The past two days, we’ve announced physicians chose in family practice, and in pediatrics, plastic surgery, radiology, sleep medicine and surgery. The attached slide show features honorees in anesthesiology, card iovascular disease, gastroenterology, infectious disease, internal medicine, internal medicine/hospice and palliative medicine,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 14, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Announcing the 2016 Best Doctors Award winners - Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Radiology, Sleep Medicine and Surgery
The Wichita Business Journal is recognizing again this year the Wichita area's Best Doctors. We will be featuring Best Doctors honorees throughout the week. Yesterday, we announced physicians chosen in family practice . Today, the attached slideshow features pediatrics physicians, plastic surgery, radiology, sleep medicine and surgery. The list is produced by Best Doctors in America , a company that compiles a database of more than 53,000 doctors in more than 450 specialties and subspecialties. Best… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Building International Partnerships in Family Medicine Development (Jeffrey Markuns MD, EdM)
Successful partnerships between local stakeholders and international consultants can be an important catalyst in creating sustainable programs responsive to unique local contexts, although there can be challenges as well. In this discussion, we aim to discuss challenges and benefits in building collaborations between local and international partners. We will share examples of productive partnerships, and share successes and setbacks in navigating these collaborations and utilizing them to meet local partners'specific goals in developing and expanding Family Medicine. Specific programs unique to different countries will be ...
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - September 12, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Education: a Key Tool for Engagement
Peter Elias When I began my medical training almost a half century ago, medical culture, and the educational system that maintained it, were based on the concept that the physician was the expert who knows best, and that a “good” patient was a compliant patient. Perhaps because I was raised to think for myself, I was unhappy in the role of shepherd for a flock of obedient “sheeple.” By the end of my first decade in practice, I had come to see my job as educating patients about their conditions and options, helping them make the decisions they needed to make, and helping them achieve their health goa...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - September 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter e-patient movement empowered patient medical traning member-to-member education participatory medicine patient-centered student clinicians Source Type: news

White River Medical System Adds Three to Medical Team (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Anitsira Collado, Dr. Joaquin Duarte and Dr. Mahiry Romero-Salinas have been hired as physicians at White River Health System of Batesville. Collado completed a residency in internal medicine at the Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York. Romero-Salina also completed her residency in internal medicine at the Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York. Duarte completed a residency in internal medicine from the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago. Gary L. Bebow, administrator and CEO of White River Health System, has been recertified as an associate of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Beb...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 5, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

OK Foods Promotes Pair in Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)
Amy Szadziewicz has been promoted to vice president of quality and food safety at OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith, and Brent Glasgow has been promoted to vice president of operations. Both are previous employees of Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. of Greeley, Colorado. Szadziewicz has more than 17 years of experience in the poultry industry, and Glasgow has worked in the industry for some 12 years in various states. Dr. Marc Denton Stam has joined Sparks Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery as a physician for the Fort Smith area. Denton previously practiced cardiovascular surgery at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver. Dr. Tha...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 22, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Hospice Names Brian Bell as New Chief Medical Officer (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Brian Bell has joined Arkansas Hospice of North Little Rock as vice president and chief medical officer. Bell has worked in hospice since 2006 and he is board-certified in family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Bell previously worked as the palliative care medical director for Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in South Carolina. He has also founded and served as a program director for the palliative medicine fellowship program in South Carolina. Dr. Katherine Appleget, and obstetrician/gynecologist, has joined the Women’s Clinic at White River Health System in Batesville. Appleget is a member of ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 22, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mortality rates higher among influenza B patients than influenza A patients
Influenza-attributable mortality was significantly greater in children with influenza B, compared with influenza A, investigators found. Among those with influenza B, patients aged 10-16 years were... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - August 17, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

5 tips to surviving Meaningful Use audits
The Meaningful Use (MU) program as doctors know it may soon be ending, but audits of past attestations are slated to continue for at least the next 6 years. Experts offer the following guidance on... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - August 16, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Blue and white light for seasonal affective disorder
Perhaps it’s the northern climate. Perhaps it’s that people at my office work a lot in the absence of office windows. But there are a lot of seasonal affective disorder lamps around me. The one in... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - August 16, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cognitive impairment predicts worsening multiple sclerosis
Cognitive impairment in individuals at the time of multiple sclerosis diagnosis imparts a significantly higher risk for disability progression, transition to secondary progressive disease, and... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - August 16, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study identifies link between rosacea and several GI disorders
A Danish population-based cohort study identified a significant association between patients who have rosacea and their risk of having certain other gastrointestinal diseases – specifically, celiac... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - August 16, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Don’t sell your practice short
I’ve written quite a lot over the past few years about the trend toward soloists and small groups selling their practices to hospitals, multispecialty groups, or larger practices. And I’ve made it... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - August 16, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nearly three-quarters of physician specialties saw compensation increases in 2015 – AMGA
Seventy-four percent of physician specialties saw increases in their compensation in 2015, led by emergency medicine, according to the American Medical Group Association. Overall, the weighted... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - August 16, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FBI questions legality of telemedicine compact laws
The FBI is raising concerns that language in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact violates federal regulations over criminal background checks. The government pushback could mean implementation... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - August 15, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

After 7-hour medical board exam about prescription drugs, holistic Doctor decides to skip board certification
(NaturalNews) Today (April 15, 2016) I sat for my family practice board exam–for SEVEN hours. That will be the last time I put myself through something as ridiculous as that endeavor!(Article written by Dr. Brownstein, republished from http://healthimpactnews.com)I have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most physician practices unsure about joining ACOs
The majority of physician practices are uncertain about joining or starting an accountable care organization (ACO), according to a survey. Of nearly 400 hospital-owned and freestanding outpatient... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - August 14, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Antiretroviral efavirenz linked to increased suicidality
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – The use of efavirenz in HIV-infected participants in the landmark START trial was associated with significantly increased risk of suicidal behavior, Alejandro Arenas-Pinto, MD,... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - August 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Portable device may underestimate FEV1 in children
The PiKo-1 device (nSpire Health) has limited utility in determining forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) in children with asthma, according to Jonathan M. Gaffin, MD, and his... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - August 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Intensified rifampicin boosts outcomes in TB/HIV coinfection
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – Prescribing high-dose rifampicin in addition to antiretroviral therapy reduces 12-month all-cause mortality in patients who are coinfected with tuberculosis and HIV and who... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - August 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Don’t delay treatment for patients with TB and HIV
Clinicians should treat patients diagnosed with HIV and tuberculosis for both conditions immediately, according to new guidelines on the treatment of drug-susceptible tuberculosis. The clinical... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - August 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA approves generic version of Tamiflu
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate), a medication for the treatment of influenza A and B. The announcement was made Aug. 3,... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - August 12, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news