Improving Home Care Options for COPD: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, Medicare Advantage plans may enhance care for very ill (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Older Adults Not Counseled on HandlingLeftover Opioids
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers urge discussion on disposal of unused prescription pain meds (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Approves Drug for Rare Adrenal Tumors
(MedPage Today) -- Iobenguane I 131 active in pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Do More Genetic Testing for Familial High Cholesterol
(MedPage Today) -- Expert panel makes recommendations on cascade screening, specific genes to test (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

When Nurse Staffing Lags, So Does ED Performance
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer nurses on staff linked to increases in length of stay (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cannabis Doesn't Improve COPD Exercise Endurance
(MedPage Today) -- Not what researchers expected, as past studies had shown bronchodilator effect (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

HIV May Up Risk for Liver Steatosis in Mono-infected Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Earlier intervention on'manageable factors'for fatty liver disease may help in this population (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Azar Praises Free Markets for Healthcare Reform
(MedPage Today) -- HHS chief takes Heritage Foundation stage to bash ACA, plug administration's programs (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Working in Urgent Care Energized This MD
(MedPage Today) -- You can actually cure people and close cases, says Hans Duvefelt, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Device Extends Treatment Interval for AMD
(MedPage Today) -- Refill with anti-VEGF therapy pushed to 15 months (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACS: Start Colon Cancer Screening at Embryogenesis
Discussions should start no later than the blastocyst stage (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Docs' Mental Health: State Boards Have Their Say
(MedPage Today) -- Last in a three-part MedPage Today investigation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: Pill Mill Bust; BBB Breach; Zika the Cancer Killer?
(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 - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

This is Your Brain on Trump
(MedPage Today) -- Is Trump Derangement Syndrome Real? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Unhealthy Business of Healthcare
(MedPage Today) -- A black box warning for medicine in the U.S. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Laser, Anti-VEGF Therapy Similar for DME
(MedPage Today) -- Ranibizumab advantage at 2 years lost at 5 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mixed Results with MRI for Liver Triglycerides in NAFLD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Proton density fat fraction MRI correlated with steatosis grade; suboptimal for advanced fibrosis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Let's Return to the SOAP Note
(MedPage Today) -- This problem-oriented method is what we need, says Robert Centor, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Drug Slows Atrophy in Dry AMD
(MedPage Today) -- No vision improvement with complement C3 inhibitor (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Pharma Cons Medicare; Trans Woman's Rx Nixed;'Dr. Butt' Busted
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in healthcare investigations (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AMD Outcomes Lag in Real World
(MedPage Today) -- Minimal vision improvement with varied anti-VEGF practices (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nucala Efficacy for COPD Questioned in Advance of FDA Advisory Meeting
(MedPage Today) -- Agency reviewers express concerns about phase III study (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Support for Quarterly Anti-VEGF Dosing in AMD
(MedPage Today) -- Sufficient for half of patients, studies suggest (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Late-Onset Epilepsy Tied to APOE Status (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Modifiable vascular, lifestyle risk factors also play a role (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Similar A1c Effect for Intermittent vs Continually Restricted Diets (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- However, somewhat more weight loss with intermittent semi-fasting (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bush's Heart Doc Shot; Cooling Flops in Shock; Bad News on HDL, Omega-3s
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More Frequent Anti-VEGF Therapy, Better Vision
(MedPage Today) -- Consistent vision gain with seven or more injections per year (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AMD Drug Shows Benefits with Fewer Doses
(MedPage Today) -- Brolucizumab noninferior to aflibercept with 12-week dosing (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ticks and Illness; Stool Tests and Mortality: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include tick-borne illness, late life blood pressure and stroke, a simple ED intervention to reduce suicidality, and fecal occult blood and mortality. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Much of an Issue is Biologic-Refractory RA?
(MedPage Today) -- Nonresponders more likely to be women with shorter disease duration (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Should Docs Be Responsible for Patients' Care Costs?
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Methotrexate in RA: Can Response Be Predicted?
(MedPage Today) -- Yes, using easily available clinical and psychological factors, say researchers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gout in the Elderly: A Risk Factor for AFib
(MedPage Today) -- The risk was increased by more than 70% in a Medicare cohort (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Metformin Beats Sulfonylureas for Heart Safety in T2D
(MedPage Today) -- MI risk seen with switch to sulfonylurea monotherapy or add-on treatment (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Changes Needed to Stark Law, House Members Told
(MedPage Today) -- But witnesses, lawmakers disagree on how much change is needed (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Bad Is Sleep Problems for Hospital Patients?
(MedPage Today) -- Pretty bad, say Dutch researchers, but fixable with " simple changes " in nightly routines (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: HIV Quad Pill OK'd; Hep A Outbreak Simmers; Attack of the Angry Bees
(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 - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' Social Determinants of Health' Draw Insurers' Interest
(MedPage Today) -- Sucking up data on customers'buying and social habits -- but for what purpose? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Help for Lowering Readmissions: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, hospitalists called on to diminish clinical uncertainty (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Warns on Forged Warning Letters
(MedPage Today) -- Says'imposters'are scamming consumers who buy meds online (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Healthcare Has Too Many Moving Parts
(MedPage Today) -- We need to figure out ways to reduce them, says Fred N. Pelzman, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vaping May Not Help Smokers Kick the Habit
(MedPage Today) -- E-cigarette users no more likely to quit than non-users in study (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Panel Backs Tafenoquine for'Radical Cure' of Malaria
(MedPage Today) -- Votes largely unanimous, citing need for additional therapy for this disease (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

EMRs Are Like Self-Driving Cars
(MedPage Today) -- Change for the sake of change is not a virtue, says Hans Duvefelt, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Verma: Changes Coming to Stark Self-Referral Law
(MedPage Today) -- CMS hopes to have a regulation out by year's end, administrator says (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More Bleeding on NOACs Seen in Kidney Disease? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Stroke prevention similar to warfarin in observational study (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Report: Patients & July Interns Equally Frightened by One Another
(MedPage Today) -- Both want a'knowledgeable supervising doctor'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ILD in Scleroderma: Response Markers Remain Elusive
(MedPage Today) -- Proxies for active inflammation failed to predict cyclophosphamide effectiveness (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Genetic Role in Heart Failure Seen in Adoption Study
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers suggest searching for specific variants (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Worse Asthma May Spell Bigger Afib Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Large population-based study suggests dose-dependent relationship (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news