AHA: CABG Still Better for Multivessel Disease in Diabetes
(MedPage Today) -- FREEDOM trial extension suggests lower long-term mortality vs stents (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Reducing Diagnostic Errors Through Patient Engagement
(MedPage Today) -- Embracing patient-centered communication can help avoid diagnostic errors (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Guidelines for Patellofemoral Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Experts outline the recommended treatment plan (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Top Picks for Android
(MedPage Today) -- This week's best downloads (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Universal HCV Screening on the Way?
(MedPage Today) -- Move afoot to recommend testing for everyone regardless of perceived risk (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Rural Poverty is Independent COPD Risk Factor
(MedPage Today) -- Adds to smoking and other known risks (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pain in OA: Cause or Effect? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Knee pain is a consequence of structural deterioration but also contributes to structural progression (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Head & Neck Cancer: Mixed Results with Intensified Therapy
(MedPage Today) -- Concurrent chemo with cetuximab-RT improves PFS but not induction (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lay Counseling Could Reduce Late-Life Depression in Resource-Scarce Settings
(MedPage Today) -- May be prevention option in low- and middle-income countries (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Give Patients More Opioid Pills After Surgery, They'll Take More
(MedPage Today) -- Prescription size outweighed pain scores and other factors (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Biosimilars: Patient Factors Count
(MedPage Today) -- Withdrawals from treatment reflected perceived lack of efficacy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Transdiagnostic Therapies in Primary Care?
(MedPage Today) -- It might eliminate the need for obsessive diagnostics, says Hans Duvefelt, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tacrolimus: A Role in Lupus?
(MedPage Today) -- Successful add-on treatment in small European study (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Death at ER Door; Tesla's Worker Maltreatment; Medi-Cal's Misspent Billions
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in healthcare investigations (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

E/M Guidelines: Right Road, Wrong Direction
(MedPage Today) -- CMS should focus its visit codes on the most complicated patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Review: Low-Sodium Diet for HF on Shaky Ground
(MedPage Today) -- Time to'retreat from an unbridled and potentially harmful insistence'on restriction (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nurses: Know Your Legal Rights in the Workplace
(MedPage Today) -- 3 key areas: nurse-to-patient ratio, violence in the workplace, and scope of practice (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Understanding Inflammation in Polymyalgia Rheumatica
(MedPage Today) -- Two new imaging studies reveal the anatomical focus of inflammation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS Delays E/M Coding Changes in New Physician Payment Rule
(MedPage Today) -- Also expands telemedicine coverage, cuts Part B drug reimbursements (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Letting the Learners Learn
(MedPage Today) -- Let's allow interns and residents to figure out the right questions to ask (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Thumbs Down from FDA Advisors on Depression Opioid
(MedPage Today) -- Panel votes 21-2 that drug does not show favorable risk-benefit to support approval (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Outcomes Research Group Likely to Be Reauthorized
(MedPage Today) -- There may be'tweaks,'but likely no major changes, Hill staffer says (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A State-Enforced Nurse-to-Patient Ratio
(MedPage Today) -- Suneel Dhand, MD, discusses the pros and cons of potential Massachusetts law (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Opioid Withdrawal Not Deadly? Wrong
(MedPage Today) -- Forget what you learned about the'best'treatment (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bispecific Antibody Matches Standard Tx for AMD
(MedPage Today) -- Faricimab effective at dosing intervals of both 12 and 16 weeks (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: The Week's Top Picks for iOS and Android
(MedPage Today) -- Apps medical professionals should have (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' These Results Are Astonishing': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACR: Can Tanezumab Be Revived for OA?
(MedPage Today) -- Low incidence of rapidly progressive OA seen with lower doses (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Survival Bump with Palbociclib in HR+ Breast Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- But benefit limited to subgroups; study may have been underpowered (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Group of Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Lung Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- 14% higher likelihood in users of ACE inhibitors; causal relationship unproven (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Who Was the First Native American Woman Doctor?
(MedPage Today) -- Susan La Flesche broke barriers before women could vote or Native Peoples gained citizenship (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Amgen Plans 60% Price Cut for Evolocumab
(MedPage Today) -- Seeks to make pricey cholesterol drug more affordable under Medicare Part D (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How to Reduce Opioid Overuse: Pharmacy Practice News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, medical center proposes value-based contract for diabetes drug (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

RAND Report: Shifting APM Landscape Frustrates Physicians
(MedPage Today) -- But docs still want to participate if it will help patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

We Must Improve Discharge Paperwork
(MedPage Today) -- It's one of the most crucial lines of communication, says Suneel Dhand, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Resistant Spine Disease Responds to Ixekizumab
(MedPage Today) -- Improvements were rapid and significant (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Big Change for Small Biz With Proposed HRA Rule
(MedPage Today) -- Administration expects nearly 1 million uninsured people to gain coverage (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Remote Afib Monitoring Has Reshaped My Practice
(MedPage Today) -- The Skeptical Cardiologist outlines the benefits of a mobile ECG device (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nurse Pay Rates Flag: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, helping family caregivers discuss patient care concerns (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS Gives States More Clout for Waiver Process
(MedPage Today) -- Pre-exisiting conditions still protected under " extension of flexibility to states, " says Verma (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

PI3K Inhibitor Doubles PFS in HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Benefit limited to patients with PIK3CA mutations (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Assessing Systemic Lupus Erythematous-Scleroderma Combo
(MedPage Today) -- What are outcomes for patients with both conditions? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Adding Radium-223 to Abiraterone No Help in Prostate Ca
(MedPage Today) -- More fractures, deaths in patients with mCRPC and bone mets (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Top Picks for Android
(MedPage Today) -- Must-downloads for medical professionals (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medicare Part B Drug Payments Vexing for Docs, CMS
(MedPage Today) -- Agency considering changes to payment system, Verma says (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Primary Care Beats Dr. Google
(MedPage Today) -- Our profession is more cognitive than an algorithm (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: Lagging Life Expectancy; Pharma Layoffs; Too Much Touching
(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 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why Aren't Vets Open with Psychiatrists?
(MedPage Today) -- Four of them explain (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Abuse in Childhood and Arthritis Linked (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The more severe and frequent the abuse, the greater the risk of arthritis in adulthood (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

One Physician's Breakthrough Against Prior Authorization
(MedPage Today) -- Niran S. Al-Agba, MD, has a way to beat the system (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news