Thumbs Down on Calcium and Vitamin D to Prevent Hip Fracture
(MedPage Today) -- Negative results from large meta-analysis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

President's Exam Results:'In Excellent Health '
(MedPage Today) -- White House physician says Trump passes with flying colors (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tobacco Use Common in U.S. Vets
(MedPage Today) -- Smoking rate among younger veterans double that of older veterans (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS May Cover MRI With Cardiac Devices Across the Board
(MedPage Today) -- Coverage may expand beyond MRI-friendly list, drop data collection (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

MedPAC Sinks MIPS, Recommends Alternative Program
(MedPage Today) -- Commission votes 14-2 to fold Merit-based Incentive Payment System (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

After Hospitals Downsize, What Then?
(MedPage Today) -- Kenneth Lin, MD, ponders the future of healthcare systems (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Patient Smokes, Check. Now What?
(MedPage Today) -- Here's what: be prepared to provide an onslaught of relentless intervention (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pain Sensitization Declines After Bariatric Tx in Obese Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Decreased knee pain linked with central sensitization (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: Stop Questioning Trump's Mental Health; Patient Dumping on Video; Best Little Pot Town
(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 - January 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

By the Numbers: Physicians' Economic Impact
(MedPage Today) -- Did AMA just saddle physicians with responsibility for soaring healthcare costs? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Year in Review at ACP
(MedPage Today) -- Playing defense on ACA, big wins in tax reform legislation, fighting paperwork overload (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Radiation OK for Breast Ca Patients with Scleroderma (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Acute toxicity and disease flares were rare (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Older Patients' QOL: Oncotherapy Network & Cancer Network
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how beneficial is a risk-based approach to lung cancer screening? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Praise and Concern for Azar's Pharma Background
(MedPage Today) -- HHS secretary nominee has GOP backers; Dems remain skeptical (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

OK, You Made a Mistake. Get Over It
(MedPage Today) -- Edwin Leap, MD, wants you to remember that you're only human (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Optimizing EHRs for PAs: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, uncertainty for health plans this year (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Structured Exercise Program Benefits Seniors (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Moderate-intensity intervention found effective irrespective of frailty status (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Efficacy Seen for Belimumab in Chinese Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Few had been included in earlier pivotal trials (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Middle Age Is Not Too Late to Get Off the Couch
(MedPage Today) -- Starting exercise later in life may still reduce risk of heart failure (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

When USPSTF Asks, Do You Answer?
(MedPage Today) -- Submitting comments to USPSTF may make a difference (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: Pfizer Kills AD/PD Pipeline; Trump Affirms His Mental Health; Humira Pricing Strategy
(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 - January 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

My EMR Has Been Hacked. What Should I Do?
(MedPage Today) -- Answers from a physician-attorney (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

5 Popular Fitness Trends in 2018
(MedPage Today) -- HIIT, Fitbit, yogalates -- which ones will you try? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Noteworthy Margin of Error
(MedPage Today) -- Psoriasis biosimilars may show'unacceptably wide'performance variation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Small Joint Surgeries Drop among RA Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Women, though, still have more small joint surgeries than men (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

MM: High-Dose Chemo with SCT Associated with Longer PFS (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Autologous stem cell transplant remains preferred therapy for eligible patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Racial Disparities Worsen for Live Donor Kidney Transplants (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer blacks, Hispanics get transplant now than two decades ago (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

HHS Unveils Framework for Interoperability
(MedPage Today) -- But will it work? Tell HHS your thoughts (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: EM Docs Need this Outstanding App
(MedPage Today) -- A review of The Chief Complaint app from ESCAVO (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Health Communication is Awful. Here's Why.
(MedPage Today) -- Suneel Dhand, MD gives five reasons (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Retaking Control from Specialists
(MedPage Today) -- Do cardiologists really need to be managing patients'blood pressure long-term? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

2018: What's Next in Rheumatology?
(MedPage Today) -- Major issues include drug costs and emerging adverse events (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Who Are the Senate's New Democrats?
(MedPage Today) -- Doug Jones'(D-Ala.) and Tina Smith's (D-Minn.) views on healthcare (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: Coal Mine Deaths Up; Best Diets; Allergan Cuts Jobs
(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 - January 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Stem Cell Transplant Succeeds in Scleroderma (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Significant benefits seen versus cyclophosphamide (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Blood Levels of Caffeine May Help Diagnose Parkinson's (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study finds decreased metabolites in early disease, regardless of caffeine consumption (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Journals Should Improve Risk Communication
(MedPage Today) -- Relative risk is a troublesome way to convey treatment benefits (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Top Healthcare Stories in 2017: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, Kmart settles lawsuit with govt (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Guide To Managing RVO: Ophthalmology Times
(MedPage Today) -- Also, adding corticosteroid implant may not improve visual acuity (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Screaming Your Lungs Out: That ’s Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, taking candy from a baby (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Book Review: Dreamland
(MedPage Today) -- The true tale of America's opiate epidemic (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease is Stable Over Time (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Disease conversion is rare, but so is durable remission (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Targets, Diseases for CAR T-Cell Therapy
(MedPage Today) -- But expansion to solid tumors remains problematic (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Thumbs Up for Latest CAR T-Cell Approval
(MedPage Today) -- New era for lymphoma, leukemia, possibly other cancers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How To Become A Better Leader
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS Okays 10-Year Medicaid Waiver for Mississippi
(MedPage Today) -- Extends family planning services to low-income patients in non-expansion state (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Involvement of Innate Immune System Seen in Some RA Cases (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Five patients had symptoms and gene variants seen in systemic autoinflammation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA OK's Device for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Therapy
(MedPage Today) -- Dermapace System stimulates wound healing with shockwave energy pulses (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Adding Enzyme to Chemo Combo Improves Outcomes in Pancreatic CA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Works best for HA-high tumors, suggesting patient selection key (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Calories: Do You Do Menu Math?
(MedPage Today) -- Adding calorie counts to menus seems like a good idea, or does it? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news