Why I Give My Cell Phone Number to Patients
(MedPage Today) -- James Salwitz, MD, says it's part of what it means to be a healer (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

By the Numbers: Docs' Logged-On Time Increases
(MedPage Today) -- One-quarter spent less than 2 hours per day with patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Serum Marker IDs Likely Responders to CAR-T Therapy in Lymphoma (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Durable remission most common in those with high IL-15 levels (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Diabetes-Education Link Partly Explained (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Some answers to question of why college grads show less risk for T2D (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Disruptions or Distractions: Learning from the Best in Value-Based Payment
(MedPage Today) -- Policymakers should acknowledge shortcomings and modify course (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Online Reviews Gauge Patient Satisfaction
(MedPage Today) -- Tips from author of'The Totally Wired Practice'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What About Those OTC Hangover Cures?
(MedPage Today) -- Any better than " Hair of the Dog " ? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Will Value-Based Payment Actually Work?
(MedPage Today) -- Experts discuss new care models where quality tops volume (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Spoiler Alert: Docs Can Learn from La La Land
(MedPage Today) -- Suneel Dhand, MD, sees parallels between physician practice and the Hollywood blockbuster (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pitavastatin Bests Pravastatin In HIV+ Adults with Dyslipidemia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Trial showed superiority in lowering LDL (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Is Fitness a Pocketbook Issue?
(MedPage Today) -- If cost is an issue, maybe a tax incentive is the answer (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Location, Location, Location
(MedPage Today) -- Practice location may be the key factor behind the use of lower-value services (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Don't Skip That Holiday
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS Issues ACA Exchange Rules to Mixed Reviews
(MedPage Today) -- Regulations will shorten enrollment period, loosen oversight of network adequacy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Newly Full SCOTUS Will Have Its Say in Healthcare
(MedPage Today) -- Cases involving biosimilars, gene patents in the hopper (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Crohn's Admissions Persist Despite New Treatments
(MedPage Today) -- No change from 2003 to 2013, according to CDC (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

SARS Shock Led to Better Public Health in China (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study analyses long-term incidence of infectious disease (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

PTAC OK's Alternative Payment Model for IBD
(MedPage Today) -- Project Sonar model reduces costs, boosts care (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Caution Urged When Using PFS as Surrogate for Overall Survival (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Correlation often poor between the two (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Diabetes Deaths Decline in Sweden (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Scientists credit better patient education and risk factor management (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Surviving a Critical Illness
(MedPage Today) -- Also, malpractice reform, the rise of disability (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fresh Fruit Protects Against Diabetes, Complications (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Benefits confirmed in large Chinese study (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CDC: TB Treatment for Prisoners Found Inferior (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lack of continuity within corrections system and after release largely to blame (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Quest To Reduce Clinician Burnout: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, GOP plans to continue efforts to undo the ACA (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Can SPRINT Be Used to Inform HTN Treatment?
(MedPage Today) -- The landmark trial results are not easy to apply to clinical practice (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Simple Pedometer-Guided Walking Eases RA Fatigue (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Increased patients'physical activity, lowered pain ratings (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Medicare's Wrong Approach to Home Oxygen Therapy
(MedPage Today) --'A confusing and alarming trend'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Pros and Cons of Utilizing Med Students in the ED
(MedPage Today) --'Free labor'comes at a price, writes Michael Silverman, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Freestanding ER Study Author: Findings Distorted in Media
(MedPage Today) -- Worries about'false undervaluing of emergency care and emergency physicians'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mixed Results with Genetics-Guided Cancer Therapy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Limited benefit from tumor-drug matching (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACP: Caring for Hard-to-Reach Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Underserved populations right under most docs'noses (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACP: What's New in mHealth
(MedPage Today) -- Do apps promoting weight loss and heart health really work? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Virtual Reality Comes to Clinical Imaging
(MedPage Today) -- GE builds VR into radiographic suites; enables viewing of detailed 3D models (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Confirmed: PDUFA Keeps FDA Speedy in Reviewing New Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- Current PDUFA expires in September 2017 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Absorb Stent Thrombosis Again; Nonischemic HF ICDs; Triage on Blood Thinner
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Can You Tell When Patients Are Lying?
(MedPage Today) -- Research suggests it's difficult (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Shopping App Guides Buyers to Healthy Foods
(MedPage Today) -- App also takes into consideration budget restraints (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NOAC'Reasonably' Cost-Effective in Afib (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Apixaban analysis shows about $54k per QALY vs warfarin (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cut NIH Budget and Pay the Price?
(MedPage Today) -- What will NIH budget cuts mean for the research in the US? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Acute Kidney Damage Common in Marathon Runners
(MedPage Today) -- Runners should allow time between marathons (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Safe to Exercise While Pregnant?
(MedPage Today) -- Also, first patient experience for one med student (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

No Coffee-Cancer Link: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, what medieval punctuation was used most often? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Focused Ultrasound Trialed for Alzheimer's Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Aim is to modulate blood-brain barrier to make anti-amyloid drugs more effective (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Reflexion Health, Yale Partner on Home Tele-Rehab
(MedPage Today) -- Coaching videos delivered to patients'screens (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Food Insecurity Tied to Less-Than-Ideal Heart Health
(MedPage Today) -- Policies needed to reduce food disparities, study authors say (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACC: Pacing Program Stops Fainting Spells (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Syncope stopped with pacing program that picks up abnormal rhythms (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pre-TKA Opioid Script Predicts Post-Op Prescription
(MedPage Today) -- Especially prevalent after 6 months post-op (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Match Day Mix-Ups: An Increasing Problem?
(MedPage Today) -- One big medical center missed the big day for cardiothoracic surgery (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACC: Online Videos Help HTN Adherence
(MedPage Today) -- Blood pressure, Framingham risk improved in small trial (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Belimumab for Lupus: Helpful in the Real World (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More than half had improvement of 50% or more at 6 months (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news