' Trump Effect' Tied to LARC Uptake Among College Kids
(MedPage Today) -- New administration sparks concerns about contraceptive insurance coverage (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Quest to Reduce Infusion Errors
(MedPage Today) -- One expert provides tips for how nurses can decrease such errors (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pot and Cognition; Caffeine and Pregnancy: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include best treatment of venous leg ulcers, cannabis and cognition, anticlotting agents after bypass grafting, and caffeine and childhood obesity (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Soda Tax Backers Eye Cookies and Candy
(MedPage Today) -- Could sugary snack taxes have a greater public health impact? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Tricky Discharge Followup Dance
(MedPage Today) -- We need more teamwork to figure out patients'next steps (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Scleroderma and Cancer: A Mechanistic Link? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Autoantibody subsets and disease phenotype may determine risk (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Qualifications Will Be Key in Hunt for Next VA Nominee
(MedPage Today) -- Management experience will be a plus, analysts suggest (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fast Vision Boost from Dark Chocolate
(MedPage Today) -- Small trial adds to evidence suggesting benefit to flavonoids (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Potentially Fatal Immune Reactions to Lamotrigine Draw FDA Warning
(MedPage Today) -- Eight serious events including one death since drug was approved in 1994 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Opioid Abuse Tied To Readmission Risk: Pain Medicine News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, shedding pounds appears to improve global pain (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

EBRT with Brachytherapy Matches Surgery for Prostate Ca (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Worse survival without boost in high-risk patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Rebuttal: Drug Industry Does Want Affordable Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- A response to Milton Packer's assertion that pharma has lost interest in common conditions (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Day in the Life of a Physician-Entrepreneur
(MedPage Today) -- Suneel Dhand, MD, shares his busy schedule (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

E-Cig Liquid Exposures Down Slightly Among Young Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Dip follows huge spike in exposures from 2012 to 2015 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: Penis-Scrotum Transplant; Dirty Endoscopes Redux; Psychoactive CBD
(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 - April 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What to Say, How to Help a Hurting Colleague
(MedPage Today) -- Doctors, other clinicians seen as'second victims'in medical misadventures (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Woman'Embalmed Alive'?
(MedPage Today) -- It wasn't what the headlines said, but it was still horribly fatal (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

10 Questions to Challenge Your Medical News Savvy
(MedPage Today) -- Weekly Quiz: April 13-19 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ABIM Continues Maintenance of Certification Exam Push
(MedPage Today) -- Lower-stakes exam can be taken every 2 years (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Alcohol and Death; Falls and Exercise: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include preventing falls in the elderly, ambulatory versus clinic blood pressures, statin use benefit, and how much alcohol is okay to consume (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Focus on Less Recruitment, More Retention
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Multi-Use Thermometers Linked to MDR Hospital Infection (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Two studies examine hospital infection risks and control procedures (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Docs Behind Screen Seen as Less Compassionate (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Are better solutions 3 to 5 years away? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Best Apps for iOS this Week
(MedPage Today) -- Medical apps you might want to check out (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' Like the Early Days of VCRs': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Docs Press CMS for Shorter MIPS Reporting Period
(MedPage Today) -- Seeking 90 consecutive days instead of a full year (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACP: Root Gender Bias Out of Medicine
(MedPage Today) -- More attention needed to parental leave, other policies (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lupus Subgroup Responds to Anti-CD22 (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with concomitant Sjogren's syndrome improved with epratuzumab (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

EMRs Bring Reminder of Bad Old Days of Videotape Players
(MedPage Today) -- Hans Duvefelt, MD, bemoans the lack of interoperability (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Respect the Needle in OA
(MedPage Today) -- Patients may be experiencing placebo effect, but it's still an effect, rheumatologist says (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Is PTAC on the Right Track? Some Say'No '
(MedPage Today) -- Physician groups express frustration with HHS payment advisory committee (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ethnicity Matters in Allopurinol Reactions (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Blacks, Asians, and Native Hawaiians had greater risk of severe cutaneous reactions than did whites/Hispanics (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Coffee, Tea Not Necessarily Hazard to Heart Rhythm (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But cardiac arrhythmia patients should steer clear of energy drinks (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Has Pendulum Swung Too Far on Bisphosphonates?
(MedPage Today) -- Saag: Physicians and patients may be overreacting to risks with long-term treatment (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

SGLT-2 Inhibitors: The Best Best Among New T2D Drugs?
(MedPage Today) -- SGLT-2 inhibitors tied to better mortality, safety outcomes in meta-analysis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Neuroscience Education Seen Improving Chronic Spinal Pain (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Changing pain cognition and confronting movements patients fear bested standard physiotherapy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

No Update on Azar, Hospitalized for Infection
(MedPage Today) -- Admitted'out of an abundance of caution,'agency said Sunday night (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fentanyl-Related Overdoses Create Unique Obstacles
(MedPage Today) -- Ethnographic study documents clinical course from first moments (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Costs Balloon after Cirrhosis Diagnosis for NAFLD/NASH (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Experts say study emphasizes importance of identifying patients early (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

TLR-4 Antagonist for NASH Flops in Phase IIa Trial (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Placebo actually outperformed JKB-121 in multiple endpoints (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Treatments Reduce Transplants
(MedPage Today) -- Therapies also appear to reduce liver-related mortality (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Do Hospital Mergers Put Patients at Risk?
(MedPage Today) -- Docs must manage practice changes, new systems, and new patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Europe Gets Updated HCV Tx Guidelines
(MedPage Today) -- EASL panel touts " ease of use " of direct-acting antivirals (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

SIRT + Sorafenib = No Survival Bump in Liver Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- But clinical benefits suggested in certain patients with less severe disease (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Despite OD Risk, Opioid-Benzo Rx Continues
(MedPage Today) -- Physicians know risks but still prescribe dangerous combination (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Take-Home Opioid OD Kit Helps MAT Patients, Their Communities
(MedPage Today) -- But financial and institutional barriers limit distribution of naloxone kits (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Adjuvant Anti-PD-1 Scores Again in Melanoma
(MedPage Today) -- Recurrence risk falls by more than 40% with pembrolizumab (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

War Erupts Over HbA1c Goals -- Who's Right?
(MedPage Today) -- Susan E. Spratt, MD, breaks down ACP's new guidelines (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

10 Questions to Challenge Your Medical News Savvy
(MedPage Today) -- Weekly Quiz: April 6-12 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Rheumatology Faces Major Workforce Shortage by 2030
(MedPage Today) -- Increase in training will not close the gap (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news