Signature in Gut Microbiome May Flag CVD Risk Signature in Gut Microbiome May Flag CVD Risk
Fecal microbiota composition may serve as a convenient diagnostic screening method for cardiovascular disease, according to early research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Good Lifestyle Choices Prevent Kidney as Well as CV Disease Good Lifestyle Choices Prevent Kidney as Well as CV Disease
Many of the same lifestyle choices recommended for cardiovascular disease prevention now shown to also prevent chronic kidney disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Reworked OxyContin Fails to Cut Overall Abuse, FDA Panel Says Reworked OxyContin Fails to Cut Overall Abuse, FDA Panel Says
After hearing the evidence, the advisory committee agreed the abuse-deterrent version of OxyContin cuts rate of snorting and injection of the drug -- in one study by up to 50% -- but not overall abuse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Insulin Pumps Used Less in Black Children, Even With Insurance Insulin Pumps Used Less in Black Children, Even With Insurance
Attributed to implicit racial bias, disparities in insulin pump use unrelated to socioeconomic status have persisted over the past 15 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Small Weight Loss Produces Impressive Drop in Type 2 Diabetes Risk Small Weight Loss Produces Impressive Drop in Type 2 Diabetes Risk
' Treat obesity first,'say authors of a study showing a loss of just 13% of body weight is associated with a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and dyslipidemia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

A Doctor Was Charged $10,984 for a COVID-19 Antibody Test A Doctor Was Charged $10,984 for a COVID-19 Antibody Test
Physicians Premier ER charged Dr. Zachary Sussman's insurance $10,984 for his COVID-19 antibody test even though Sussman worked for the chain and knows the testing materials only cost about $8.ProPublica (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Fat-Shaming' Drops in US but UK Public Still Apportion Blame'Fat-Shaming' Drops in US but UK Public Still Apportion Blame
Survey data show a rise in the proportion of people in the US who believe obesity is a medical problem and that those with obesity are wrongly blamed for their condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

More US States Cap Insulin Cost, but Activists Will'Fight Harder'More US States Cap Insulin Cost, but Activists Will'Fight Harder '
Drug makers and health insurers have not legally challenged state laws capping out-of-pocket insulin costs; still, such attempts to make insulin more affordable only apply to (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

IMPACT-AFib: Single Mailing Fails to Budge Anticoagulant Uptake IMPACT-AFib: Single Mailing Fails to Budge Anticoagulant Uptake
A single educational mailing sent by several U.S. health plans to their patients with atrial fibrillation who were candidates for oral anticoagulation failed to boost them over their prescription hurdle.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Shock as Death Certificates Cite Obesity in < 10% of Relevant Cases Shock as Death Certificates Cite Obesity in < 10% of Relevant Cases
Fatalities in the UK are registered as being due to obesity on only 9% of death certificates where individuals suffered from a disease considered to be linked to their obesity, or'the deadly disease that no one dies from,'say the researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

USMLE Clinical Skills Testing: End It or Change It Entirely USMLE Clinical Skills Testing: End It or Change It Entirely
The USMLE Step 2 CS is on hold due to COVID-19. The suspension offers a chance to reflect on problems with the exam and whether those issues can be fixed or the test should be ended forever.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Preexisting Immunity to SARS-CoV-2 Is a Thing Preexisting Immunity to SARS-CoV-2 Is a Thing
Why do some people get really sick with COVID-19 while others seem to shrug it off?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Alan Alda, Helen Riess Urge Pandemic-Era Empathy Alan Alda, Helen Riess Urge Pandemic-Era Empathy
Alan Alda and Helen Riess, MD, Mass General Hospital, have teamed up to spread the word about the importance of empathy in the clinical setting, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - August 11, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Twelve Risk Factors Linked to 40% of World's Dementia Cases Twelve Risk Factors Linked to 40% of World's Dementia Cases
In a new update to the Lancet Commission's 2017 report on dementia, 12 modifiable risk factors have been added. Together, they are estimated to account for 40% of cases worldwide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Dental and Doctors' Offices Still Struggling With COVID Job Loss Dental and Doctors' Offices Still Struggling With COVID Job Loss
The latest state and federal employment data underscores the lingering toll the pandemic has taken on the health care sector.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 28, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Dental & Oral Health News Source Type: news

Delaying Denosumab Dose Boosts Risk for Vertebral Fractures Delaying Denosumab Dose Boosts Risk for Vertebral Fractures
Patients who delayed the recommended 6-month dose by more than 16 weeks were nearly four times more likely to suffer vertebral fractures, according to a new the study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 28, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

LabCorp: COVID-19 Spreading Faster Than Testing Capacity LabCorp: COVID-19 Spreading Faster Than Testing Capacity
The coronavirus is spreading faster in the U.S. than labs can expand their ability to test more people.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 23, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

ECT More Effective for Psychotic vs Nonpsychotic Depression? ECT More Effective for Psychotic vs Nonpsychotic Depression?
ECT appears to achieve higher response rates and better cognition for patients with psychotic vs nonpsychotic depression, potentially reflecting underlying biological differences between the two conditions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 20, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How High a Priority Is Bariatric Surgery During COVID-19? How High a Priority Is Bariatric Surgery During COVID-19?
The American Society for Metabolic& Bariatric Surgery has declared that surgery is not'elective'and the Obesity Society urges overall prioritization of obesity management during the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 20, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

The Future of Health Insurance for Patients With Diabetes The Future of Health Insurance for Patients With Diabetes
Dr Robert Ratner discusses how changes to the Affordable Care Act could affect many patients with diabetes.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 15, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Older Adults Often Underestimate Ability to Prevent Falls Older Adults Often Underestimate Ability to Prevent Falls
A nurse-managed fall prevention program was only modestly successful at preventing serious fall injuries but identified important areas for improvement, researchers found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Weight Loss Not Fiber Intake Tied to Better A1c in Diabetes Weight Loss Not Fiber Intake Tied to Better A1c in Diabetes
Although fiber consumption was not linked to better glycemic control in a new study,'we cannot exclude that a higher fiber intake will be effective in reducing A1c,'say the authors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Will Primary Care Physicians Be COVID-19's Next Victims? Will Primary Care Physicians Be COVID-19's Next Victims?
Dr Tom Frieden discusses his recent editorial outlining his fear that primary care practices may be the next to succumb to the coronavirus pandemic.Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Erectile Dysfunction: Small Symptoms, Big Consequences Erectile Dysfunction: Small Symptoms, Big Consequences
Erectile dysfunction -- as determined by symptoms, not labs -- may be linked to increased mortality. What does this mean for treatment?Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Gardasil-9 Approved for Prevention of Head and Neck Cancers Gardasil-9 Approved for Prevention of Head and Neck Cancers
The FDA has expanded the indication for the Gardasil-9 vaccine to include the prevention of head and neck cancersMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Disparities Shape COVID-19 Caseload in Georgia Disparities Shape COVID-19 Caseload in Georgia
In Georgia, COVID-19 rates have highlighted racial, socioeconomic, and health disparities, but the state has not yet seen the surges some were expecting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 12, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chronic PTSD Linked to Altered REM Sleep Without Atonia Chronic PTSD Linked to Altered REM Sleep Without Atonia
Patients with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder, with and without REM sleep behavior disorder, may not show normal paralysis of muscle activity during sleep, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 12, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Eular 2020 eular 2020
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EULAR 2020Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Antidepressant Fails to Improve Apathy in Dementia Patients Antidepressant Fails to Improve Apathy in Dementia Patients
The antidepressant bupropion was no better than placebo in reducing apathy in nondepressed patients with Alzheimer-type dementia in a randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Metformin Linked to Better Motor Function in Parkinson's Metformin Linked to Better Motor Function in Parkinson's
Patients with Parkinson's disease and diabetes treated with metformin experience better motor and nonmotor function than those not receiving the antihyperglycemic agent, pilot data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Recall Extended-Release Metformin Due to NDMA Impurities FDA Recall Extended-Release Metformin Due to NDMA Impurities
The FDA advises voluntary recall of extended-release metformin made by five manufacturers after NDMA contamination found in some batches.News Alerts (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Sleep Disturbance May Predict Rapid Cognitive Decline in AD Sleep Disturbance May Predict Rapid Cognitive Decline in AD
Significant sleep disturbances in patients with Alzheimer's disease may increase cognitive decline, especially in APOE carriers or those who have cerebral amyloid angiopathy, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 22, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Telemedicine Tales: Let's Reschedule When You're Not Shopping Telemedicine Tales: Let's Reschedule When You're Not Shopping
With a few months under his belt, Dr Kenny Lin shares some of the virtual-visit highs and lows he's experienced in family practice.Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

On COVID-19, a Respected Science Watchdog Raises Eyebrows On COVID-19, a Respected Science Watchdog Raises Eyebrows
For his COVID-19 work, the Stanford scientist John Ioannidis is being accused of the same bad science he has criticized.Undark (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 4, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Patient in Primary Care -- How to Treat? COVID-19 Patient in Primary Care -- How to Treat?
A patient with confirmed coronavirus wants you to prescribe a controversial therapy. What would you do?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 27, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Clinical Case Source Type: news

Hospital Reinstates Suspended Nurses Who Demanded Masks Hospital Reinstates Suspended Nurses Who Demanded Masks
A Southern California hospital reinstated nurses suspended for refusing to care for COVID-19 infected patients without N95 masks.Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 24, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

PCPs Don't Back'Gold Standard' Treatment for Opioid Addiction PCPs Don't Back'Gold Standard' Treatment for Opioid Addiction
Although medications like buprenorphine are the gold standard for treating opioid use disorder, a large number of primary care physicians do not see them as effective or safe for long-term use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 21, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Normal Chest X-ray Doesn't Rule Out COVID-19 Normal Chest X-ray Doesn't Rule Out COVID-19
Normal chest X-rays of patients presenting at urgent care centers with possible COVID-19 symptoms don't rule out diagnosis of the infection, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 18, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Mental Illness the'Inevitable' Next Pandemic? COVID-19: Mental Illness the'Inevitable' Next Pandemic?
Although social distancing is slowing the spread of COVID-19, it will undoubtedly have negative consequences for mental health and well-being in both the short- and long-term, public health experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 15, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Registry Tracks Pregnant Women, Newborns COVID-19 Registry Tracks Pregnant Women, Newborns
The Pregnancy Coronavirus Outcomes Registry (PRIORITY) is collecting information on COVID-19 symptoms, clinical course, pregnancy, and neonatal outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 9, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Strong Support for Amyloid as Dementia Prevention Target Strong Support for Amyloid as Dementia Prevention Target
The first published data from the'A4'trial show strong support for amyloid as an Alzheimer's prevention target.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 8, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't in COVID-19: Elon Musk,'Pandemic' Scientist The Week That Wasn't in COVID-19: Elon Musk,'Pandemic' Scientist
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Metformin May Be of Benefit, Even in Advancing Kidney Disease Metformin May Be of Benefit, Even in Advancing Kidney Disease
In patients with type 2 diabetes and worsening kidney disease, use of metformin reduced mortality and progression to end-stage renal disease, without increasing the risk of lactic acidosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Alirocumab Effective in Homozygous FH Alirocumab Effective in Homozygous FH
PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab lowered LDL cholesterol by 35% over placebo in ODYSSEY HoFH, the largest ever randomized lipid-lowering trial in homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Test That Can Detect Coronavirus in Minutes FDA Approves Test That Can Detect Coronavirus in Minutes
The US Food and Drug Administration granted the approval under its Emergency Use Authorization. Abbott said it will start distribution next week and will ramp up manufacturing to 50,000 tests per day.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 28, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Mitigating Loneliness, Anxiety in Seniors COVID-19: Mitigating Loneliness, Anxiety in Seniors
Experts offer advice on both high- and low-tech ways to help older patients stay socially connected and mentally healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Eau 2020 eau 2020
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EAU 2020Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Off to College: Safe to Stop His Antiepileptic Drug? Off to College: Safe to Stop His Antiepileptic Drug?
A young man is adamant about stopping his AED before he goes to college; his parents are worried. Are you the tie-breaker?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 23, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Clinical Case Source Type: news

Digestive Symptoms Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes Digestive Symptoms Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes
Patients with COVID-19 who had digestive symptoms at hospital admission had more severe disease, despite not always having or developing respiratory symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fasting Tool Aids in Diabetes Care During Ramadan Fasting Tool Aids in Diabetes Care During Ramadan
The Fasting Algorithm for Singaporeans with Type 2 Diabetes (FAST) is a clinical decision tool that improves glycemic control compared with current nonstandardized approaches.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 11, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news