Refractory Hypertension in African-Americans: Sleep Apnea May Double Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Analysis suggests that treatment of moderate-to-severe sleep apnea may help improve blood pressure control in high-risk group (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lack of Progress on Interoperability Frustrates House Members
(MedPage Today) -- Subcommittee chairman says he is " extremely disappointed " (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Kids' Brains and Gadgets; Record AFM Count; Personalized Alzheimer's Tx
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

PASDAS: Targeting Multiple Aspects of PsA
(MedPage Today) -- Secukinumab showed efficacy for the various domains of psoriatic arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CV Risks Similar in SSc and RA, but SSc More Negatively Impacts QoL (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Multicenter, matched cohort study compares prevalence of comorbidities in systemic sclerosis vs rheumatoid arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Importance of Palliative Nursing Care
(MedPage Today) -- How nurses can cope with the emotional stress of providing hospice care (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Diagnosing Early Lupus from Mimics
(MedPage Today) -- Certain clinical features may distinguish early SLE from other conditions (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Hospitals Can Win with Locum Tenens
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Preventing RA: Are B Cells a Viable Target? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Preventing progression from pre-arthritis to RA with B cell directed therapies hold promise (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

BMI Inadequate to ID Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Whole-body fat and other measures may be better risk indicators (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Showing Patients Carotid Imagery Motivated Risk Reduction Efforts (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Visual images of atherosclerosis spur low- and moderate-risk patients to modify behavior and improve risk biomarkers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Narrow Formularies Tied to Drug Errors: Pharmacy Practice News
(MedPage Today) -- Also, delays from prior authorization drugs pose challenge for patient care (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Most Wonderful Mistake the FDA Ever Made
(MedPage Today) -- Milton Packer explains how an FDA error enlightened the practice of medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Home Telemonitoring Cut HF Mortality at 6 Months
(MedPage Today) -- But meta-analysis showed no impact on 1-year mortality (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

In-Hospital Costs High for Takayasu's Arteritis
(MedPage Today) -- Risks of cardiovascular complications also high (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Should Device Reps Be in the OR?
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how the patient-physician relationship is evolving (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Could RA Be Prevented?
(MedPage Today) -- Targeting B cells during prodromal phase of rheumatoid arthritis shows promise (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS Online Tool Can Price Out Surgery: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, high rate of burnout among residency program directors (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Psychological Distress Declines in U.S. Adults; Use of Services Increases (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study raises questions about individuals still not receiving treatment despite need (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Understanding Results From the PEXIVAS Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Anny Wu, DO, discusses the largest trial on AAV (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vascular Surgery Outcomes Predicted with Simple Frailty Test
(MedPage Today) -- Assessment indicates the likelihood of post-surgical mortality and loss of independence (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' The NRA Swerved Into Our Lane': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medicare Part D Proposal Draws Criticism, Praise
(MedPage Today) -- Groups disagree over whether more competition is helpful for " protected class " drugs (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why Do Patients Withhold Information?
(MedPage Today) -- Survey respondents report embarrassment, fear of being judged by clinicians (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Novel Antipsychotic Curbed Weight Gain, Drugmaker Says
(MedPage Today) -- Olanzapine/samidorphan showed less weight gain versus olanzapine alone in phase III trial (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Radiofrequency Pulses End Back Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Probes guided to herniated disk appears to enhance pain relief and healing (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bad Docs Give Up Licenses, But Not Medical Practice
(MedPage Today) -- More than 250 surrender licenses in one state, but still practice in another (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

IL-17A Response Independent of CRP in Ankylosing Spondylitis
(MedPage Today) -- Secukinumab effective even with normal levels of inflammatory marker (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ARNI on Par With Other HFrEF Strategies for Saving Lives Long Term
(MedPage Today) -- Sacubitril/valsartan yields " comparable " number needed to treat at 5 years (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Airway Complications by Provider Type: Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- The anesthetized brain looks a lot like a sleeping brain (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Industry Experts, Clinicians Seek Solutions to Drug Shortages
(MedPage Today) -- Stakeholders stress need for greater transparency, improved payment (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Revival of Bill to Shore Up ACA Possible, Says Alexander
(MedPage Today) -- Senate HELP chairman: " Maybe we can find a way to make it work in the new session " (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Inflammation in RA Patients: Where Does It Start?
(MedPage Today) -- MRI findings implicated the synovium and tendon sheath (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: Walter Reed Shooter Scare; Generic EpiPen Still $300; Money-Back Cancer Drug
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Curbing Maternal Mortality: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, study finds primary care office visits drop, NP and PA visits surge (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Challenge of Teasing Out Differences in Minority Health
(MedPage Today) -- National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities director on communication, smoking patterns (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bone Erosions Common in Gout
(MedPage Today) -- The strongest risk factor was the presence of tophi (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Follow the Leader
(MedPage Today) -- Medical education needs to up its game on leadership training (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tobacco Master Settlement at 20 Years
(MedPage Today) -- Just 5 years left in Big Tobacco's payouts (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Voclosporin Effective in Lupus Nephritis
(MedPage Today) -- Results from AURA-LV trial in patients with active disease (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Adjuvant Erlotinib in Lung Cancer Prolongs Disease-Free Survival
(MedPage Today) -- No recurrence 2 years after surgery in almost 90% of EGFR+ NSCLC patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dementia Linked to Death in Most Older Adults with Down Syndrome
(MedPage Today) -- Late-onset epilepsy, APOE status raised mortality risk substantially (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Frail Elderly AMI Patients More Likely to Have Major Bleeds
(MedPage Today) -- Registry shows independent association among catheterized patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Dilemma of Physician-Assisted Suicide
(MedPage Today) -- How nurses can deal with this controversial issue (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Are Computers Doing Harm in Medicine?
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What's the Best Way to Think About Population Health?
(MedPage Today) -- It still must be tailored to individual patients, says Fred N. Pelzman, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sharp Drop in Visits to Physicians for Primary Care
(MedPage Today) -- 18% decline from 2012 to 2016, while visits to NPs, PAs doubled (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Too Obese for Ambulatory Surgery: General Surgery News
(MedPage Today) -- Also, opioid prescriptions on the decline study finds (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Experts Urge More Focus on Social Determinants of Health
(MedPage Today) -- " We need to change up our game, and we need to do it fast " (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vasculitis Remission Predicts Long-Term Risks
(MedPage Today) -- Remission at months 3 and 6 protected against death and end-stage renal failure (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news