Thinking of Running for Political Office? Thinking of Running for Political Office?
Know what a political campaign involves and ask yourself,'Am I ready for this? 'Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

Low Back Pain: Should We Recommend Chiropractic Care? Low Back Pain: Should We Recommend Chiropractic Care?
A study looked at adding spinal manipulation and other chiropractic care to the overall management of low back pain.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Impact of the Tips From Former Smokers Campaign Impact of the Tips From Former Smokers Campaign
Has the CDC campaign Tips From Former Smokers been successful in motivating smokers to quit?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

High - Quality Diet May Decrease Mortality Risk in Cancer Survivors
Highest Healthy Eating Index scores associated with decreased overall and cancer - specific mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Higher Vitamin D Levels Tied to Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancer
In women, risk declines as levels increase up to 100 nmol/L, but association in men not significant (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

VTE Linked to Acute Decline in Physical Function in Women
Greater difference in physical decline for women specifically reporting pulmonary embolism (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Is Regular Inhaler Use Necessary for Patients With Mild Asthma? It Depends Is Regular Inhaler Use Necessary for Patients With Mild Asthma? It Depends
It might depend on the patient's personal asthma management goals--daily symptom control or staying out of the emergency room.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

5 Top Reasons the Pharmacy Calls You And How to Avoid Them
How can you avoid at least these 5 key reasons for a call? One pharmacist has some guidance. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Alex Evans, PharmD, BCGP Source Type: news

CDC: U.S. Suicide Rate Rose 30 Percent From 2000 to 2016
Increase of about 1 percent per year from 2000 to 2006, about 2 percent per year from 2006 to 2016 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

Illicit Opioid Trade Up With Restrictions on Hydrocodone
2014 ruling to reschedule hydrocodone combo products coincided with rise in cryptomarket trade (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Acute Insomnia Found to Be Common Among Good Sleepers
~ 75 percent of those with acute insomnia recover good sleep; ~ 6 percent develop chronic insomnia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Hypertension Guidelines 2017 & amp; 2014 Revisions: Estimated Impact on CV Events and Deaths in US Adults
What impact could the latest 2017 hypertension guidelines have on your patients? Click through our quick slideshow to find out.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, MD Source Type: news

Work Stress May Increase Risk of Developing Atrial Fibrillation
Job strain linked to increased risk of incident atrial fibrillation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

How Often Do You Cut a Patient Visit Short? How Often Do You Cut a Patient Visit Short?
With physicians seeing more patients than ever before, they are sometimes forced to find a diplomatic way to end an appointment.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

We Can't Find Lung Cancer if We Don't Look for It We Can't Find Lung Cancer if We Don't Look for It
Use of low-dose CT lags far behind use of other cancer screening tests.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Exercise May Lower Mortality in Adult Survivors of Childhood CA
Increased exercise over eight - year period linked to reduction in all - cause mortality rate (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Older Age, ICU, Poor Renal Fcn Up Risk of Opioid OD in Hospital
For hospitalized patients, risk also increased for those receiving three or more CNS antidepressants (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Pelvic Pain, Worse When Walking
A 35-year-old woman presents with 3 weeks of lower abdominal pain that worsens with movement. Review exam, labs, CT scan. Your differential? Your diagnosis?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Women ' s Health Source Type: news

Long - Term Type 1 Diabetes Associated With Cognitive Decline
Deficits similar for long - term type 1 diabetes and age - matched patients with type 2 diabetes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Active Failures Seen in Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment
TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 -- Active failures frequently occur in infectious agent transmission-based precautions, including personal protective equipment (PPE) use, according to a study published online June 11 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Sarah L.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

National HCV Elimination Programs Show Early Success in Treatment and Cure
Two new international studies on HCV show elimination programs have high levels of engagement, treatment initiation, and cure rates.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Poor Social Network Adds Health Risks Across Cardiac Diagnoses
Having no one to talk to linked to worse self - rated mental and physical health, anxiety, depression (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Where Direct Acting Agents Fail, a New Retreatment Strategy May Win
For patients infected with hepatitis C virus who do not respond to direct-acting antiviral agents, results of a new study could mean a much brighter future. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

MOC Tied With Better Physician Performance Scores in ABIM Study MOC Tied With Better Physician Performance Scores in ABIM Study
ABIM researchers find physicians who maintained certification had better HEDIS scores for 5 of 6 measures studied. Critics say the study design has key flaws and the results are underwhelming.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

The CABANA Trial in AF: A Quiz and a Practice Question
Results of the CABANA study (atrial fibrillation) are up for evaluation. How did the trial work and could it change your thoughts on AF treatment? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: news

Lengthy Viral Suppression May Cut Cancer Risk in HIV Infected
MONDAY, June 11, 2018 -- Antiretroviral therapy resulting in long-term viral suppression of HIV may contribute to cancer prevention, according to a study published online June 12 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Lesley S. Park, Ph.D., M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anticoagulation Brush-up: Q & amp;A with Payal Kohli, MD
Brush up on your oral anticoagulation basics with answers to three key questions we posed to cardiologist and Patient Care board member Payal Kohli, MD. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: news

Better Dietary Patterns Among U.S. Adults Could Save Billions
Cost savings of $ 25.7B and $ 38.1B based on 20 percent increase in adherence to MED, HEI - 2015 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Cancer Development Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk
Increased risk of subsequent diabetes independent of traditional diabetes risk factors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Public Support Only Moderate for Opioid Harm Reduction Strategies
Stigmatizing attitudes toward opioids linked to lower support for two evidence - based strategies (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Physician group opens two new practices in Dayton area
Premier Physician Network is expanding north with two new offices. The physician network, part of Dayton-based Premier Health, is opening an OB/Gyn practice in Englewood. It is also launching an internal medicine and infectious diseases practice in Piqua. North Dayton OB/Gyn will be the new home of Dr. Bhadresh Doshi. Doshi will serve patients at the office in E nglewood, in addition to another new practice in Greenville. He has served the north Dayton community for more than 25 years in private… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

A New Guide to Deprescribing Benzos and Z-Drugs A New Guide to Deprescribing Benzos and Z-Drugs
Benzos and Z-drugs can be dangerous in the elderly but difficult to discontinue. A new deprescribing algorithm guides the way.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Long periods of viral suppression shown to prevent cancer in aging HIV population
(American College of Physicians) Early, sustained antiretroviral therapy (ART), which results in long-term viral suppression, helps to prevent AIDS-defining cancers and also non-AIDS-defining cancers, to a lesser degree. However, patients with long-term viral suppression still had excess cancer risk compared to uninfected patients. The study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, is the first to examine the effects of prolonged periods of viral suppression and potential cancer prevention benefits for the aging population of persons living with HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Helicobacter Pylori: A Better Test, Low Cure Rates, High Resistance - 3 Studies from DDW
Highlights of H. pylori-focused research at Digestive Disease Week: a noninvasive assessment tool, need for eradication testing, and patterns of treatment resistance.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Conferences/Digestive Disease Week Source Type: news

Celiac Disease: More Prominent in Women, Underdiagnosed in Kids, and other Epidemiologic Trends
Studies of celiac disease at DDW 2018 found low rates of non-celiac gluten sensitivity, lower detection in women vs men, and that the pediatric poulation is underdiagnosed. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Conferences/Digestive Disease Week Source Type: news

Trump ’s Immigration Policies Are Making It Harder for Foreign Doctors to Work in the U.S. — And That Could Hurt Patients
For the past four years, Daniel, an Israeli-born doctor completing a medical residency in the U.S., has secured an H-1B visa for temporary specialized workers without a hitch. But this May, without warning, the government put his status in the U.S. in danger. Daniel, who withheld his last name for fear of retaliation, is one of many foreign-born medical residents across the country who have received visa rejections or delays since mid-April — similar to rejections thousands of H-1B applicants in other high-paying industries have recently received — prompting a flurry of legal activity from medical groups, hospi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Low Back Pain: Do Guidelines Get it Right?
Do the current LBP guidelines for primary care have it right? If so, are you up-to-date on them? Find out with our 11-question quiz.    (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Tags: Pain Source Type: news

Opioid Epidemic Turning Around, AMA Says Opioid Epidemic Turning Around, AMA Says
Physicians are penning fewer opioid prescriptions, more are becoming certified to treat patients with opioid addiction, and access to naloxone is increasing, a new AMA report shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Older Age Tied to Poorer Course of Major Depressive Disorder
Results were slightly attenuated but remained mostly significant with adjustment for prognostic factors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Case Volume Affects Mortality for Immunosuppressed With Sepsis
Risk of death from sepsis up at hospitals with lowest volume of immunosuppressed patients with sepsis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Executive Meeting Minutes, April 10, 2018
Participants: Peter Elias, John Grohol, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods Minutes from March 13, 2018 meeting approved Announcements Danny: A patient ambassador orientation guide was developed (with help from participating patient advisors & others)  for the annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM). It was suggested we adopt something similar for SPM. Joe: Conference Forum—Joe will write summary notes of this 3-day meeting. He hopes some sponsorships for SPM will result from his participation at the Conference Forum. Sue: She h...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Executive Minutes Executive Board Minutes Source Type: news

The New and Improved Way to Screen for Dementia in Primary Care The New and Improved Way to Screen for Dementia in Primary Care
A quick and easy-to-administer screening tool, along with the MMSE, helps in the identification of cognitive decline.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Digestive Disease Week, June 2 - 5
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Conference, Source Type: news

Money Talks! Smoking Cessation Rates Better when Financial Incentives Augment Free Aids
Money talks in a new study showing financial incentives, in addition to free smoking cessation aids, help employees quit smoking at a higher rate.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 7, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, MD Source Type: news

Teens with Asthma Favor E-cigs, Hookah
Middle/high school students with asthma were found more likely to use 5 different tobacco products vs classmates without asthma. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 7, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Patient Care Editorial Staff Tags: Asthma Source Type: news

Intellectual Activities in Later Life May Cut Dementia Risk
Reduced risk of dementia for older Chinese adults actively participating in intellectual activities (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Triptans and SSRIs: Is Serotonin Syndrome Really a Risk? Triptans and SSRIs: Is Serotonin Syndrome Really a Risk?
While the FDA--and EHRs--warn against the combination of triptans and SSRIs, is serotonin syndrome really a risk with use of this combination?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

The Factors That Most Greatly Influence Resident Satisfaction The Factors That Most Greatly Influence Resident Satisfaction
A new systematic review in the Journal of General Internal Medicine has identified the factors that most influence resident satisfaction with outpatient ambulatory training.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

GERD Trends Shift and PPI Safety is a Question
(Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 6, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Conferences/Digestive Disease Week Source Type: news

Medicare Financial Outlook Worsens Medicare Financial Outlook Worsens
The Medicare board of trustees said the program ’ s hospital insurance trust fund could run out of money by 2026, three years earlier than previously forecast.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news