Renal Benefits of SGLT2s and GLP1s Renal Benefits of SGLT2s and GLP1s
Drs Jay Shubrook and Katherine Tuttle discuss trial results that may provide new options for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

New Insomnia Drug Appears Safe, Effective in Older Patients New Insomnia Drug Appears Safe, Effective in Older Patients
An investigational drug is effective for both sleep onset and sleep maintenance in patients older than 65 years — and does not affect morning balance, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Updated UC Guideline Adds Mucosal Healing to Treatment Goal Updated UC Guideline Adds Mucosal Healing to Treatment Goal
The American College of Gastroenterology's updated clinical guideline on the management of ulcerative colitis (UC) shifts the focus from symptom-based treatment to both symptom management and mucosal healing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

d-Nav Insulin Dosing System Improves HbA1c in Type 2 Diabetes d-Nav Insulin Dosing System Improves HbA1c in Type 2 Diabetes
The d-Nav Insulin Guidance System automates the process of adjusting insulin doses based on glucose patterns; one expert calls it'ground-breaking,'although larger-scale evaluation is needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Statin Deprescribing Follow-up: How You Voted Statin Deprescribing Follow-up: How You Voted
Did readers agree with Dr Vega on whether to deprescribe an elderly patient's statin?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

The Pendulum Has Swung Too Far The Pendulum Has Swung Too Far
Primary care providers weigh in on the ethics of treating chronic pain in an era of growing restrictions on use of opioids.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Women Twice as Likely to Develop Depression After Stroke Women Twice as Likely to Develop Depression After Stroke
Women are twice as likely to develop severe depressive symptoms after stroke compared with their male counterparts, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Diagnosis, Care Suboptimal in Older Men Osteoporosis Diagnosis, Care Suboptimal in Older Men
Osteoporosis screening and diagnosis rates were low among veterans, particularly older veterans, men, and men with a prior hip fracture, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' Let's Talk About Sex': Not a High Priority For All New Moms'Let's Talk About Sex': Not a High Priority For All New Moms
Although some women are eager to resume sex after childbirth, others take things more slowly. Clinicians should tailor advice to individual circumstances.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Elevated BP in Younger Adults and Dementia Risk: New Insights Elevated BP in Younger Adults and Dementia Risk: New Insights
Are younger adults with subhypertensive blood pressure more likely to feature smaller hippocampal and other brain structures?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Managing Diabetes Distress in Primary Care: Doing It Better Managing Diabetes Distress in Primary Care: Doing It Better
Recognizing and managing diabetes distress in primary care: Drs Jay Shubrook and William Polonsky discuss this important topic.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

New Paper: How to Get Patients With Diabetes/CVD Moving New Paper: How to Get Patients With Diabetes/CVD Moving
' Just advising patients to exercise...is not enough,'says the lead author of a European society position paper.'Patients must be assessed for comorbidities, risks...and personal preferences. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Sexual Minorities More Likely to Self-Harm Sexual Minorities More Likely to Self-Harm
Self-harm in sexual minority youth as young as 16 years and depressive symptoms in those as young as age 10 are more common than in heterosexual youth, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Shorter Antibiotic Course Effective for Sepsis, Study Finds Shorter Antibiotic Course Effective for Sepsis, Study Finds
Shortening antibiotic treatment for sepsis from 14 to 7 days resulted in similar outcomes; experts say the findings may bring a paradigm shift in sepsis care, but more studies are needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Impact of Screen Time on Kids' Brains: Diverse Results Impact of Screen Time on Kids' Brains: Diverse Results
An initial report from the ABCD study, which is investigating how screen time such as watching television may affect structural changes in the adolescent brain, shows diverse findings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Frontal Lobe Epilepsy Tied to Higher Seizure Risk in Pregnancy Frontal Lobe Epilepsy Tied to Higher Seizure Risk in Pregnancy
Women with frontal focal epilepsy need closer monitoring during pregnancy because their seizures may worsen, although there appears to be a risk reversal in the postpartum period.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Study Examines Foreign-Born Healthcare Workers in US Study Examines Foreign-Born Healthcare Workers in US
According to a recent study, a significant proportion of healthcare professionals in the United States are foreign-born.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

USPSTF: Screen Adults, Pregnant Women for Unhealthy Alcohol Use USPSTF: Screen Adults, Pregnant Women for Unhealthy Alcohol Use
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends primary care-based screening and counseling of adults, but cites insufficient evidence to recommend interventions for adolescents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

House Dems in New Seats of Power Will Steer Health Policy House Dems in New Seats of Power Will Steer Health Policy
Democrats owe much of their midterm takeback to healthcare issues and have trained their sights on skyrocketing drug prices, among other policy conundrums.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Permits Psilocybin to Be Tested for Refractory Depression FDA Permits Psilocybin to Be Tested for Refractory Depression
The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for psilocybin-assisted therapy for refractory depression, its manufacturer reports, laying the groundwork for an upcoming, large clinical trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Restless Legs Tied to Suicide Even in the Absence of Depression Restless Legs Tied to Suicide Even in the Absence of Depression
Restless leg syndrome is strongly linked to suicidal thoughts and behavior, even in the absence of depression, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Eating More Organic Food Tied to Lower Cancer Risk Eating More Organic Food Tied to Lower Cancer Risk
A huge observational study from France surveyed adults online about food consumption and then followed them for a mean of 5 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

' Major Breakthrough' in Cystic Fibrosis Treatment'Major Breakthrough' in Cystic Fibrosis Treatment
Adding a third drug to modulate the CFTR protein improved respiratory function and reduced sweat chloride concentrations in most patients with cystic fibrosis. Phase 3 trials are ongoing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

High Suicide Risk in Elderly Who Self-Harm High Suicide Risk in Elderly Who Self-Harm
Older adults who intentionally harm themselves are more likely to die by suicide, yet are often not referred for mental health services.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Male Contraception: Will It Work? Male Contraception: Will It Work?
Can we trust men? Dr Art Caplan discusses the issue of male contraception and the associated responsibility.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Pregnancy Rates Increasing in Women With Multiple Sclerosis Pregnancy Rates Increasing in Women With Multiple Sclerosis
Pregnancy rates in women with MS are increasing, confirming the well-established'down-up trend'for reduced relapse risk during pregnancy and the abrupt increase in relapse risk after delivery, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Popular'Club Drug' Tied to Brain, Cognitive Changes Popular'Club Drug' Tied to Brain, Cognitive Changes
Gamma-hydroxybutyrate, which is widely used as a'party drug,'causes functional brain changes, especially after drug-related comas, Dutch researchers have shown for the first time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Addressing SDoH: Finally, Tools for PCPs Addressing SDoH: Finally, Tools for PCPs
AAFP has created a wealth of resources to allow primary care practices to identify and address social determinants of health.American Academy of Family Physicians (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Personalize Diabetes Therapy, New EASD-ADA Guidelines Stress Personalize Diabetes Therapy, New EASD-ADA Guidelines Stress
Newly published document recommends treatment based on individual patient characteristics and preferences.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Obesity Doubles Risk of Incontinence in Younger Women Obesity Doubles Risk of Incontinence in Younger Women
Clinicians should counsel women that maintaining a healthy weight may help prevent urinary incontinence now or later in life, the authors suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Is Nutrition Research Seriously Flawed? Can Hazelnuts Really Add Years to Your Life? Is Nutrition Research Seriously Flawed? Can Hazelnuts Really Add Years to Your Life?
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Young People With Opioid Addiction Not Getting Proper Treatment Young People With Opioid Addiction Not Getting Proper Treatment
The vast majority of young people addicted to opioids are not receiving medications that have been recommended to treat their disease, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

SPECIAL REPORT-Children Poisoned by Lead on U.S. Army Bases as Hazards Ignored SPECIAL REPORT-Children Poisoned by Lead on U.S. Army Bases as Hazards Ignored
Army Colonel J. Cale Brown put his life on the line in two tours of duty in Afghanistan, earning a pair of Bronze Stars for his service. In between those deployments, Brown received orders to report to Fort Benning, the sprawling Georgia base that proudly describes itself as the century-old home of the U.S. infantry.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

HPV Test Alone IDs Cervical Precancer Earlier Than Pap HPV Test Alone IDs Cervical Precancer Earlier Than Pap
HPV test alone identifies precancerous cervical lesions earlier and more accurately than does Pap testing alone, new data show; the results support replacing Pap test with HPV test.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

U.S. Govt Says Nearly 2,000 Child Separations At Mexico Border in Under Two Months U.S. Govt Says Nearly 2,000 Child Separations At Mexico Border in Under Two Months
The government said on Friday that 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the U.S.-Mexico border between April 19 and May 31, as the Trump administration implements stricter border enforcement policies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Case Challenge: Dysphonia Case Challenge: Dysphonia
Through a series of short case presentations, Dr Gordon Sun illustrates the appropriate evaluation and management of patients presenting with signs and symptoms consistent with dysphonia.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Case Challenge Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Slows Work Productivity Poor Sleep Slows Work Productivity
Insomnia, snoring, and other sleep problems are associated with decreased work productivity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

ASD Tied to Excess Risk for Food Allergy ASD Tied to Excess Risk for Food Allergy
Disruptive behaviors in nonverbal children may be expressions of food allergy symptoms, so clinicians should conduct a thorough workup, editorialist warns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Genesis of Schizophrenia May Lie in the Placenta Genesis of Schizophrenia May Lie in the Placenta
In what is being described as a groundbreaking study, researchers found that schizophrenia risk genes are predominantly expressed in the placenta.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vegetarian or'Flexitarian' Diet Benefits Waistline and Pocket Vegetarian or'Flexitarian' Diet Benefits Waistline and Pocket
A vegetarian diet does not have to be strictly followed to achieve health benefits, and may even end up costing less than other healthy eating plans, suggest two new studies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First-in-Class Drug for Migraine Prevention FDA Approves First-in-Class Drug for Migraine Prevention
The human monoclonal antibody erenumab has become the first anti-calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP) treatment to receive FDA approval for the prevention of migraine.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Opioid Prevalence in Suicide Victims Skyrockets Opioid Prevalence in Suicide Victims Skyrockets
The presence of opioids in the blood of suicide victims more than doubled from 2006 to 2017.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Type 2 DM: The Case for the ADA Standards in Primary Care Type 2 DM: The Case for the ADA Standards in Primary Care
A member of the American Diabetes Association's Primary Care Advisory Group describes the evidence-based process underpinning the annual document guiding care for patients with type 2 diabetes.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Raw Fruits and Veggies Best for Mental Health Raw Fruits and Veggies Best for Mental Health
Eating raw fruits and vegetables is more strongly associated with better mental health than eating cooked, canned, or otherwise processed foods, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Two New Drug Classes Tied to Better Survival in Type 2 Diabetes Two New Drug Classes Tied to Better Survival in Type 2 Diabetes
Based on a network meta-analysis, SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 agonists may be preferred over DPP-4 inhibitors as add-on therapies to metformin for type 2 diabetes, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Pay for Family Physicians Up a Notch Pay for Family Physicians Up a Notch
Overall, family physicians fall in the middle of specialties in terms of pay satisfaction, at 61%, but the proportion who spent 10 or more hours on administrative tasks jumped from 62% to 77%.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Ketamine: Key Predictor of Treatment Response for MDD Identified Ketamine: Key Predictor of Treatment Response for MDD Identified
More intense dissociative symptoms during ketamine infusion for severe depression, particularly depersonalization, may be a key predictor of treatment response.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

More Preemies Developing Motor Impairments More Preemies Developing Motor Impairments
More than one-third of extremely premature and underweight babies have cerebral palsy or other motor impairments that can make it hard for them to do basic things like ride a bike or use a fork, an Australian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Should We Try to Predict Child Abuse--and Proactively Prevent It? Should We Try to Predict Child Abuse--and Proactively Prevent It?
A New Zealand study forecast the chance that a child would suffer parental abuse. If the chance exists, should we intervene, even if an abuse event has not happened?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

US Infant Mortality High Even for Full-term Babies US Infant Mortality High Even for Full-term Babies
Infant mortality rates for full-term babies vary across the U.S., but all states are worse than many European countries, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news