Abatacept for RA With COPD Safe (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No increased risks for pulmonary complications compared with other biologics (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 26, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Who's Assessing the Quality of Quality Measures?
(MedPage Today) -- Studies call into question how well some of them work (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Is the State of the World Causing More Mental Illness?
(MedPage Today) -- Social issues might affect a younger generation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Q & A: Nurses in the Military
(MedPage Today) -- How to become a nurse in the armed forces (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 24, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Is a Widely Used T2D Test Off the Mark?
(MedPage Today) -- Presence of diabetes, normal glucose tolerance defined only by HbA1c not reliable, study claims (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Quiz Time: How Strong Is the Alcohol-Afib Link?
(MedPage Today) -- You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 23, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Biomarker for dcSSc Outcome ID'd (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Progressive skin fibrosis associated with lung deterioration, all-cause death in patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Money for FIT Completion Does Not Boost Uptake
(MedPage Today) -- Targeted mail-out kits and reminders just as effective, study shows (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

We Need RVUs for Prior Authorizations
(MedPage Today) -- It might make things simpler, says Hans (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

For RA With COPD, Abatacept is Safe
(MedPage Today) -- No increased pulmonary risks compared with other biologics (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 21, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Orthopedic Surgeon Pays $400K to Keep Son Out of Ophthalmology Residency
(MedPage Today) -- A twist in the college cheating scandal (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 21, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bempedoic Acid: Modest LDL Lowering Affirmed
(MedPage Today) -- CLEAR Wisdom completes the phase III picture; next step, FDA review (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Poll: What Do You Do With Patients With Hyperhidrosis?
(MedPage Today) -- How do you respond? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

One Question Reveals Much About Patient Engagement
(MedPage Today) -- A patient's self-confidence score can be revealing (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Intervention Helps Prostate Cancer Patients Make Better Choices
(MedPage Today) -- Patient preference assessment tool aligns with pros and cons of prostate cancer therapies (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 19, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Population Health in 2019: Consumers Will Be the Stars
(MedPage Today) -- " If we ignore the consumer, it will be at our peril " (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 18, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Diagnostic Errors Top ECRI's Patient Safety List
(MedPage Today) -- A new report pinpoints risks from EHRs, mobile health, behavioral health, clinician burnout, and more (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CV Primary Prevention Guidelines Updated
(MedPage Today) -- Aspirin, diabetes, team-care recommendations revised (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

I'm Not Qualified to Do What?!
(MedPage Today) -- Insurers need to trust us to take proper care of our patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Biologic To Treat Enthesitis and Dactylitis
(MedPage Today) -- Analysis finds biologics have equal efficacy in enthesitis and dactylitis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Time to Start Offering Patients a Telemedicine Option?
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Anticoagulation Guidelines App Review
(MedPage Today) -- Too simple for its own good (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Big Jump in Success for Sickle Cell Transplants
(MedPage Today) -- Small increase in radiation, big boost to engraftment of haploidentical marrow (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

MedPAC: Docs Don't Need Raise in Base Medicare Pay
(MedPage Today) -- Commission agrees with update set by MACRA law (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Skin Fibrosis in SSc Predicts Outcome
(MedPage Today) -- Progressive skin involvement in systemic sclerosis linked with lung deterioration, all-cause death (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

No Rise in Cancer Risk for RA Patients on Actemra
(MedPage Today) -- Similar to malignancy risk with TNF inhibitors and abatacept (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

WHO: Ebola Outbreak in DRC'Contracting,' But Security Still a Concern
(MedPage Today) -- Despite setbacks from attacks, case numbers shrinking, WHO says (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Uprooting Sexual Harassment in Medicine
(MedPage Today) -- Reporting incidents is all very well, but wouldn't it be better not to have them at all? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Post-Acute Care At Home Tied To More Readmissions Than Skilled Nursing Facilities (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Readmissions up at 30 days for Medicare patients discharged to home care while total payments down (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Entyvio Tops Humira in Head-to-Head UC trial
(MedPage Today) -- More vedolizumab patients achieved clinical remission, mucosal healing in VARSITY trial (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break:'Alex, You Got This!'; Claire's Makeup Recall; Oral Sex Has Its Hazards
(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 - March 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

In Medicine, Always Bring Your'A Game '
(MedPage Today) -- Top-level performance is a requirement for the job, says Suneel Dhand, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Re-Analysis of SPRINT Shows New Risks for Smokers With HTN (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Outcomes worse with strict blood pressure targets (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 12, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Post-Acute Care Location Matters for Readmissions
(MedPage Today) -- Functional and survival outcomes were about the same (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 12, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gabapentin Plus Opioids for Chronic Pain?
(MedPage Today) -- Small study shows no superiority over opioids alone (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 10, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vasculitis in the Very Old: The Eyes Have It
(MedPage Today) -- Vision loss a major complication; mortality also high in the over-85 group (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 10, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lower Lupus Activity, Lower Mortality
(MedPage Today) -- Study shows benefit of achieving low disease activity (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' He Was Far Better Than I Imagined': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Docs and Athletes: 4 Career Mistakes They Both Make
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Antibiotics Before Checkpoint Inhibitors Tied to Worse Survival
(MedPage Today) -- Association not seen for patients who took antibiotics concurrently (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 8, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Abatecept Retention Longest When Used First-Line (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Also, starting abatacept sooner may improve efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Could the'Pence Effect' Undo #MeToo?
(MedPage Today) -- Fears that men in healthcare will simply avoid women, to the latter's detriment (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How to Massage Data to Feel Like a Winner
(MedPage Today) -- Example: Even the Oakland Raiders can come out on top (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Durable Urticaria Control With Anti-IgE Drug
(MedPage Today) -- BTK inhibitor for pemphigus, anti-IL-36 drug for pustular psoriasis show early promise at AAD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Terrifying: Nurse Punched, Strangled, Criminalized
(MedPage Today) -- Nothing prepared him for what happened in the ER (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Chief's Resignation Greeted Mostly by Surprise, Praise
(MedPage Today) -- " It seemed like he was still kind of mid-stride " (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Quitting Smoking May Lower Seropositive RA Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Prolonged, sustained smoking cessation reduced risk among Nurses'Health Study participants (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Trump Administration Keeps Up Assault on'Medicare for All '
(MedPage Today) -- Proposal'goes in exactly the wrong direction,'White House official says (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 5, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, Resigns
(MedPage Today) -- Will stay on for another month (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 5, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Racial Bias and Patient Experience
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how effective is drug oversight in the U.S.? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 5, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news