Pelzman's Picks: Rebuilding Medical Care Worldwide
(MedPage Today) -- Also, why physician well-being is important from a business perspective (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Push Continues for Medical Liability Reform — Slowly
(MedPage Today) -- Groups working toward Senate action now that bill has passed House (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

House Passes Restrictions on Some Malpractice Awards
(MedPage Today) -- Measure would set nationwide limit of $250,000 on non-economic damages (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Who Gets What Biologic in RA? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Choice may bias outcomes in studies (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Three Hospital CEOs to Watch in 2018
(MedPage Today) -- These influencers will have a major impact on the U.S. healthcare system (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

After Individual Mandate Repeal, Who ’ll Pay for Rise in Uncompensated Care?
(MedPage Today) -- Millions expected to drop insurance coverage (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mixed Data for Fatty Acid Intake and Glaucoma (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lower risk with higher EPA, DHA intake but not total PUFA (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

D. C. Week: GOP-Led Congress Scuttles Individual Mandate
(MedPage Today) -- But keeps Children's Health Insurance Program afloat, for 3 more months (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Immune Function Has Key Role in OA
(MedPage Today) -- Monocytes influence pain and disease progression (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Biologics Reduce Total Knee Replacements in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Population-based registry study confirms patient-centered benefit (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Arthritis Persists After Chikungunya (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Virus not detectable, so immunosuppressant treatment may be safe (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

HFrEF Tx Guidelines Catch Up with New Therapies
(MedPage Today) -- A 10-step pathway laid out (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Virtual Reality to Help Smokers Quit
(MedPage Today) -- New company develops immersive technology platform for tobacco cessation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

By the Numbers: State-Level Emergency Prep Scorecard
(MedPage Today) -- Every state shows room to improve (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Removes Asthma Death Risk Warning from ICS/LABA Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- Four safety studies showed no increased risk, compared to ICS alone (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Diagnostic Delays Frequent in Polychondritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lack of ear symptoms or joint involvement hampered diagnosis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Varenicline May Increase Cardiovascular Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Observational study found 34% higher rates of CV events after starting stop-smoking drug (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GOP Senators: No Obamacare Fixes in 2017
(MedPage Today) -- Collins and Alexander ask to postpone promised votes until next year (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Endoscopes Over Microscopes in Retinal Surgery: Ophthalmology Times
(MedPage Today) -- Also, chandelier illumination may improve outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Issues Quasi-Final Rule on OTC Antiseptic Soaps
(MedPage Today) -- Mainly affects triclosan products, at least for now (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF Still Won't Back Routine ECG Screening
(MedPage Today) -- Draft statements recommend against it or find inadequate evidence (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Slaps Class Warning on Gadolinium Contrast Agents
(MedPage Today) -- Also mandates more research on retention in the body (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Metastasis-Directed Tx Improves PFS in Prostate Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Nearly doubled survival time without androgen deprivation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Key Questions Nurses Should Ask in Interviews
(MedPage Today) -- It's vital to find out if the job is right for you (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Parabens and Phthalates: What Patients May Want to Know
(MedPage Today) -- Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, addresses common skincare questions (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lungs Commonly Involved in ANCA Vasculitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Bronchiectasis seen frequently -- but only with one vasculitis subtype (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Year in Review: Ophthalmology
(MedPage Today) -- Insights, progress for macular edema, AMD, infections, IOP, gene therapy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ASH: Frailty Screening Tool Guides Therapy in Elderly (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Multiple myeloma treatment reductions among physically weaker patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

EndoBreak: 2018 Diabetes Care Standard; Toujeo Trial Success
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gym vs Fast Food Proximity; Radiation for VT Ablation; hs-TnT in the U.S.
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Get Ready for a Tsunami of ECGs
(MedPage Today) -- " I think we are going to be seeing a lot of this, " says Ethan Weiss, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mixed Results with Regimens for Older AML Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Positive data with venetoclax, liposomal cytarabine-daunorubicin (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Not Quite a Fever, But Still A Mortality Risk Marker?
(MedPage Today) -- Observational data make the case in apparently healthy population (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

10 Commandments of Hernia Repair: General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the impact of Hurricane Maria on medical supplies (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ID Break: Bad Flu Rising; Bacterial Hunger Games; Say Cheese
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Learning the Lessons of FluMist
(MedPage Today) -- Andrew Pavia, MD, on what went wrong and what went'right'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Panel Gives Thumbs Down to Spine Device
(MedPage Today) -- Vote was 5-8 that risks of Barricaid device outweighed benefits (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cannabis for Dry Eye?: Ophthalmology Times
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the pros of corneal epithelial thickness mapping (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Using Virtual Reality to Battle Amblyopia
(MedPage Today) -- New technology shows promise for those with " lazy eye " (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hospital Readmission Penalties: Helpful or Harmful?
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers take a closer look (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Early Atherosclerosis Defies'Normal' Cholesterol (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Subclinical plaque rampant even in healthy people with LDL-C in range (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

DOACs Prevail in Cancer VTE Trials (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Bleeding data complicate efficacy benefits (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: How Relevant is Race in Medicine?
(MedPage Today) -- Also, using AI to improve EHR (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Marked Disability Present Early in SSc (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Hand function compromised in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: Black Licorice Warning; Obamacare Questions; Haunted Hospitals
(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 - October 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Low-Dose Rivaroxaban Green-Lighted by FDA
(MedPage Today) -- For continued prevention of recurrent VTE (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Learning Module Improves Community Hospital Anaphylaxis IQ
(MedPage Today) -- Proper dosing, administration of epinephrine most commonly missed (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Inside Creepiness: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, a patent that's'too hot to reject'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Picosecond-Domain Laser Decreases Acne Scarring (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Biggest impact likely for patients with darker skin types (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Is Relief for Healthcare IT Headaches on the Way?
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news