Heavy Pot Smoking Tied to Poorer Kidney Function (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study found cross-sectional, but not longitudinal, association; clinical significance unknown (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Enthesitis Predicts Damage in PsA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Severe enthesitis linked with worse peripheral and axial joint outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Are'Best Practices' Helpful?
(MedPage Today) -- It's complicated, says Christopher Johnson, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS Plans to Cut CV Initiatives; ESC vs Terrorism; New Endo Devices
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Electric Shock Makes Mushrooms Grow: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how to slow down ping pong (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Microwave Tx May Reduce Underarm Odor
(MedPage Today) -- And a single treatment may be enough, recent analysis found (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

RA Offspring at No Greater Mortality Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Mortality rates similar to those of unexposed children (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gout May Increase Risk of Knee Replacement in OA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Urate crystals tie two conditions together (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Approves Drug for ALL Subgroup
(MedPage Today) -- Inotuzumab ozogamicin for relapsed/refractory B-cell ALL (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Most Hospices Fare Well in Newly Released CMS Quality Data
(MedPage Today) -- So well, in fact, that consumers may not find the data much help (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vinay Prasad, MD, on'Medical Reversal '
(MedPage Today) --'Not every reversal puts money in doctors'pockets'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

High-Calorie Diet Tied to Ca Risk for Some Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Heightened risk exclusive to postmenopausal women with normal weight (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CBO: Stopping Insurance Subsidies Would Hike Deficit by $194 Billion
(MedPage Today) -- Would also increase premiums by 20%, slightly lower number of uninsured (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Novel Study Shows How Air Pollution Increases CVD Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Air purification reduced short-term exposure risk (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Renal Denervation Still Alive, But for How Long?
(MedPage Today) -- Industry, trialists won't give up on invasive hypertension therapy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fish Oil Slides By; Rat Rejuvenation; Novel LDL Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Caregivers: Vital to Arthritis Management
(MedPage Today) -- Caregivers should be included in development of the treatment plan (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' A Very Short Sighted and Ignorant Decision': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cancer Survival Takes a Hit with Alternative Medicine (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study shows eschewing conventional therapy is risky (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Blood Eosinophil Promising COPD Marker for ICS Response (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But>2% cutoff seen as too low (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Immunotherapy Resistance; Cancer and Opioids; Awkward Moment
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Energy-Based Tech Education: General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how does hot weather relate to surgical outcomes? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Ups Relapse Risk after Stem Cell Transplant (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Findings limited to patients with myeloid malignancies (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Surprise: Big Drug Price Increases Affect Docs' Prescribing
(MedPage Today) -- Lead author of new study talks to Perry Wilson, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More Provider Education, Support Needed to Get Patients on Buprenorphine (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Survey explains why physicians don't prescribe it for opioid use disorder (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Pharma's Dream, Society's Nightmare
(MedPage Today) -- Here's how great drugs can be, if you ignore cost and adverse effects (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Competitive Bidding Helped Trim Device Prices for CMS
(MedPage Today) -- But it's uncertain that cost reductions can be sustained long-term (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Complexities of Quality Care: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how to ensure a positive patient experience (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Better Results in NSCLC with Higher Dose of ALK Inhibitor (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Response, PFS improved with 180 mg of brigatinib (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps Tech Spotlight: monARC
(MedPage Today) -- Startup builds research networks for clinical trials (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Drug Use Falls Short
(MedPage Today) -- Only about one in five postmenopausal women received appropriate meds (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dino Poop for Bone Repair: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, robotic goosebumps (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

JIA Worsens Quality of Life Long into Adulthood (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lower physical function scores 30 years later, even in remission (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Maintenance Lenalidomide Improves PFS in DLBCL (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No difference in OS compared with placebo after a median follow-up of 52 months (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: Killer Sponges; Raising the Smoking Age; Famous Brain
(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 - August 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Post-Stroke Antiplatelet Bleeding Risk Estimated in New Model (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But 10-item score may need better accuracy before heading to clinic (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 2, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Repeat Surgeries Impair Cost Effectiveness of BCS
(MedPage Today) -- Cost, complication rates rise when second surgery required (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 2, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Psoriasis Treatment in Skin of Color
(MedPage Today) -- When it comes to treating psoriasis, skin color matters (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 2, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Happened When a Doctor Cried on Social Media
(MedPage Today) -- Trust-building important in healthcare (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 2, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' High-Risk' Psychiatric Patients: Whose Risk?
(MedPage Today) -- Steven Reidbord, MD, wonders whether it's the psychiatrist's (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 1, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Chronic Widespread Pain Patients More Likely to Die Early (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lifestyle may explain excess mortality in fibromyalgia and other chronic pain patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Obamacare's Many Brushes with Death
(MedPage Today) -- This week's Senate votes on repeal were just the latest narrow escape (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Calcium and Heart Disease; Orthostatic HTN; Cerebrolysin
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hep C Treatment Works Equally Well in Africa (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- High cure rate with DAAs there matches treatment success in high-income countries (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bone Risk with Tenofovir: How to Handle? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Studies examine role of common HIV drug (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

No More Routine Labs?
(MedPage Today) -- Are they a waste of money and a crutch for doctors? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Patient in Danger and Can't Be Found. Now What?
(MedPage Today) -- Frightening lab results at 2 a.m.; patient's contact numbers don't work (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

IL-6 Blocker Wins in Vasculitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Long-term studies needed to ensure safety (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Senate Says No to ACA Repeal Sans Replacement
(MedPage Today) -- Bill would have delayed repeal for 2 years (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Academic Cardiologists: Who Needs Them?
(MedPage Today) -- Do academic cardiologists have a role in medicine today? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news