Similar A1c Effect for Intermittent vs Continually Restricted Diets (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- However, somewhat more weight loss with intermittent semi-fasting (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bush's Heart Doc Shot; Cooling Flops in Shock; Bad News on HDL, Omega-3s
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More Frequent Anti-VEGF Therapy, Better Vision
(MedPage Today) -- Consistent vision gain with seven or more injections per year (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AMD Drug Shows Benefits with Fewer Doses
(MedPage Today) -- Brolucizumab noninferior to aflibercept with 12-week dosing (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ticks and Illness; Stool Tests and Mortality: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include tick-borne illness, late life blood pressure and stroke, a simple ED intervention to reduce suicidality, and fecal occult blood and mortality. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Much of an Issue is Biologic-Refractory RA?
(MedPage Today) -- Nonresponders more likely to be women with shorter disease duration (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Should Docs Be Responsible for Patients' Care Costs?
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Methotrexate in RA: Can Response Be Predicted?
(MedPage Today) -- Yes, using easily available clinical and psychological factors, say researchers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gout in the Elderly: A Risk Factor for AFib
(MedPage Today) -- The risk was increased by more than 70% in a Medicare cohort (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Metformin Beats Sulfonylureas for Heart Safety in T2D
(MedPage Today) -- MI risk seen with switch to sulfonylurea monotherapy or add-on treatment (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Changes Needed to Stark Law, House Members Told
(MedPage Today) -- But witnesses, lawmakers disagree on how much change is needed (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Bad Is Sleep Problems for Hospital Patients?
(MedPage Today) -- Pretty bad, say Dutch researchers, but fixable with " simple changes " in nightly routines (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: HIV Quad Pill OK'd; Hep A Outbreak Simmers; Attack of the Angry Bees
(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 - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' Social Determinants of Health' Draw Insurers' Interest
(MedPage Today) -- Sucking up data on customers'buying and social habits -- but for what purpose? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Help for Lowering Readmissions: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, hospitalists called on to diminish clinical uncertainty (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Warns on Forged Warning Letters
(MedPage Today) -- Says'imposters'are scamming consumers who buy meds online (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Healthcare Has Too Many Moving Parts
(MedPage Today) -- We need to figure out ways to reduce them, says Fred N. Pelzman, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vaping May Not Help Smokers Kick the Habit
(MedPage Today) -- E-cigarette users no more likely to quit than non-users in study (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Panel Backs Tafenoquine for'Radical Cure' of Malaria
(MedPage Today) -- Votes largely unanimous, citing need for additional therapy for this disease (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

EMRs Are Like Self-Driving Cars
(MedPage Today) -- Change for the sake of change is not a virtue, says Hans Duvefelt, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Verma: Changes Coming to Stark Self-Referral Law
(MedPage Today) -- CMS hopes to have a regulation out by year's end, administrator says (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More Bleeding on NOACs Seen in Kidney Disease? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Stroke prevention similar to warfarin in observational study (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Report: Patients & July Interns Equally Frightened by One Another
(MedPage Today) -- Both want a'knowledgeable supervising doctor'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ILD in Scleroderma: Response Markers Remain Elusive
(MedPage Today) -- Proxies for active inflammation failed to predict cyclophosphamide effectiveness (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Genetic Role in Heart Failure Seen in Adoption Study
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers suggest searching for specific variants (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Worse Asthma May Spell Bigger Afib Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Large population-based study suggests dose-dependent relationship (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Insurance Lapses Seen Endangering T1D Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Acute care visits rose five-fold in time after coverage gap (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF Stands Pat on Cardiovascular Biomarkers
(MedPage Today) -- Declines to back hsCRP, coronary calcium, ankle-brachial index for routine assessments (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Trump Continues to Erode ACA
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the first direct-to-consumer BRCA mutation test (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cilioretinal Artery May Protect Against AMD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Findings could be clue to'wet'age-related macular degeneration etiology (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Note About Procedure Notes
(MedPage Today) -- Sometimes documentation can go too far (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Systemic Sclerosis: More Common than Expected
(MedPage Today) -- New study puts prevalence four times higher than previous estimate (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Silica and SSc: A Link Confirmed (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Occupational exposure led to scleroderma in Italian workers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Surgeon's Attitude Drives Genetic Testing Decisions in Breast Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Variations in comfort levels with testing may explain referral patterns (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS Seeks to Simplify Home Health Recertifications
(MedPage Today) -- Physicians wouldn't have to estimate remaining amount of care needed (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cancer Linked to Infertility in Men and Women
(MedPage Today) -- Assisted reproductive technology not to blame, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GAO Raises Questions about 340B Contract Pharmacies
(MedPage Today) -- Says federal government needs to increase oversight (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study: The More Coffee You Drink, the Longer You Live
(MedPage Today) -- And it's not the caffeine, which opened the eyes of F. Perry Wilson, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hey, Nurses: Chill Out
(MedPage Today) -- Whether it's a vacation or staycation, take time off (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Delays in Meningitis Dx Hinders Care in U.K. Adults
(MedPage Today) -- Longer waits for lumbar punctures impede identifying specific cause of meningitis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

HHS Gives PTAC the Cold Shoulder
(MedPage Today) -- Declines to implement any recommendations, leaving members seething (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Room to Improve: How to Boost Performance
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Judge Blocks Kentucky Medicaid Waiver for Work Requirement
(MedPage Today) -- Says HHS secretary'failed to consider'the Medicaid program's purpose (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Best of the Week
(MedPage Today) -- Hand surgery, eye care, and cardiac arrest rescue apps are top picks (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Watch for Infections in Rituximab-Treated Vasculitis
(MedPage Today) -- Prophylaxis with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole lowered the risk by half (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Binge Drinking; Bleeds Off-Drug; Nature and Nurture Gang Up On CVD Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

You Do the Math
(MedPage Today) -- Doctors'short time with patients means teamwork is essential (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Broad Benefits in PsA Seen with Apremilast
(MedPage Today) -- Enthesitis and dactylitis both improved in large clinical trials (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Taking Care of Family and Friends
(MedPage Today) -- It can be uncomfortable when patients are part of your personal life (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

OncoBreak: Sky-High Cancers; Unconcerned Survivors; Cancer-Obesity Talks
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news