Pearls from: Andrew Stewart, MD
(MedPage Today) -- Why are endocrinologists so scarce? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Get Docs Out of Drug-Buying Business, HHS Chief Urges
(MedPage Today) -- Azar details plan for competitive bidding program in Medicare Part B (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hyoscyamine Subs for Pacemaker in Afib with Bradycardia
(MedPage Today) -- When administered four times a day, according to a case study (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why Are Nursing Schools Rejecting Thousands of Applicants?
(MedPage Today) -- Even in the midst of a nationwide nurse shortage (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dear Dr. Gottlieb: You're Wrong About Dairy Fat
(MedPage Today) -- An open letter to the FDA commissioner (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Trump Announces Plan to Tackle High Drug Costs
(MedPage Today) -- Also: Key White House official in charge of pandemic response leaves (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Best New Medical Apps for Doctors and Nurses
(MedPage Today) -- This week's roundup of must-haves on Android and iOS (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Talking About Pot with Cancer Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Discrepancy between oncologists'actions, knowledge (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

LBBB Strategy; PCSK9 for Lp(a); 6MWD Cognitive Test
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Shark is Heading Our Way
(MedPage Today) -- Increasing paperwork burdens are going to tear us apart, says Fred Pelzman, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' Frequent Exacerbator' Phenotype in COPD Is Real
(MedPage Today) -- Two or more annual exacerbations predicts poor prognosis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Intranasal Esketamine Succeeds in Depression Trial
(MedPage Today) -- 4-point cut in MADRS scores versus placebo after 4 weeks (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Does Stress Lead to Rheumatoid Arthritis? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study suggests the answer is no (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ECT Found Cost Effective Early in Depression Treatment
(MedPage Today) -- Should be considered after two failed prior treatments, study suggests (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Renal Outlook Improves in Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Increasing incidence of milder clinical syndromes since 1970 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

You Only Have 7 Seconds to Impress Your Patients
(MedPage Today) -- After that, they already know what they think about you (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Senators Probe'Enormous' Insulin Price Spikes
(MedPage Today) -- Complicated pricing system makes it hard to determine who profits (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

One-Day Injectable Aripiprazole Tx Passes Test
(MedPage Today) -- Results comparable to traditional 21-day oral regimen (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Police Violence in 2016 Deprived People of 50,000 Years of Life
(MedPage Today) -- But is that really what we should be focusing on? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Nurses Improve Patient Experience: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, CMS may expand rehab role for PAs and NPs (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: N.Y. Measles Watch; Nurse Arrested; Brain Dead or Not?
(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 - May 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Next-Gen Sequencing: The Clinical Conundrum
(MedPage Today) -- Future appears bright, but drawbacks can range from annoying to disheartening (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Aiding Victims of Sexual Assault
(MedPage Today) -- Insights into the Forensic Nurse Examiner program (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACP, ACOG Fear Return of'Domestic Gag Rule '
(MedPage Today) -- Groups believe Trump administration will soon impose new Title X restrictions (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Less Recurrence After Lumpectomy than Previously Thought (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- New data may help inform choice between lumpectomy and mastectomy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fixed-Dose LABA-LAMA COPD Treatment Little Better Than LAMA Alone
(MedPage Today) -- But concomitant use of inhaled steroids complicates interpretation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tumor Mutational Burden in Lung Cancer Gets Mixed Reviews
(MedPage Today) -- Optimism tempered by lack of standardization (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Periop Care Benefits Older Patients but Uncommon: Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, communication failures contribute to liability (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Big Medical Tourism Boom? Actually, Not So Much
(MedPage Today) -- The industry has worked out as its supporters expected (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Individual Benefit versus Social Responsibility
(MedPage Today) -- The profound ethical dilemma of medicine today (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gout Admissions Escalate in the U.K.
(MedPage Today) -- A 59% increase since 2006, while rheumatoid arthritis hospitalizations halved (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: Flesh-Eating Scabies; Stem Cell Heartbreak; Artisan or Professional?
(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 - April 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' Trump Effect' Tied to LARC Uptake Among College Kids
(MedPage Today) -- New administration sparks concerns about contraceptive insurance coverage (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Quest to Reduce Infusion Errors
(MedPage Today) -- One expert provides tips for how nurses can decrease such errors (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pot and Cognition; Caffeine and Pregnancy: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include best treatment of venous leg ulcers, cannabis and cognition, anticlotting agents after bypass grafting, and caffeine and childhood obesity (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Soda Tax Backers Eye Cookies and Candy
(MedPage Today) -- Could sugary snack taxes have a greater public health impact? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Tricky Discharge Followup Dance
(MedPage Today) -- We need more teamwork to figure out patients'next steps (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Scleroderma and Cancer: A Mechanistic Link? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Autoantibody subsets and disease phenotype may determine risk (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Qualifications Will Be Key in Hunt for Next VA Nominee
(MedPage Today) -- Management experience will be a plus, analysts suggest (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fast Vision Boost from Dark Chocolate
(MedPage Today) -- Small trial adds to evidence suggesting benefit to flavonoids (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Potentially Fatal Immune Reactions to Lamotrigine Draw FDA Warning
(MedPage Today) -- Eight serious events including one death since drug was approved in 1994 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Opioid Abuse Tied To Readmission Risk: Pain Medicine News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, shedding pounds appears to improve global pain (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

EBRT with Brachytherapy Matches Surgery for Prostate Ca (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Worse survival without boost in high-risk patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Rebuttal: Drug Industry Does Want Affordable Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- A response to Milton Packer's assertion that pharma has lost interest in common conditions (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Day in the Life of a Physician-Entrepreneur
(MedPage Today) -- Suneel Dhand, MD, shares his busy schedule (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

E-Cig Liquid Exposures Down Slightly Among Young Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Dip follows huge spike in exposures from 2012 to 2015 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: Penis-Scrotum Transplant; Dirty Endoscopes Redux; Psychoactive CBD
(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 - April 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What to Say, How to Help a Hurting Colleague
(MedPage Today) -- Doctors, other clinicians seen as'second victims'in medical misadventures (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Woman'Embalmed Alive'?
(MedPage Today) -- It wasn't what the headlines said, but it was still horribly fatal (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

10 Questions to Challenge Your Medical News Savvy
(MedPage Today) -- Weekly Quiz: April 13-19 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news