Brain Imaging Offers New Insight Into Antisocial Behavior Brain Imaging Offers New Insight Into Antisocial Behavior
Antisocial behavior that starts in childhood and persists into adulthood is associated with structural brain differences involving reduced surface area and cortical thickness.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Can Alexa, Other Virtual Assistants Help With Addiction? Can Alexa, Other Virtual Assistants Help With Addiction?
That smart device sitting in your den can play music and pull up recipes. But a team of California researchers says these virtual assistants also have the potential to help individuals fight addiction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Beyond Living Longer, AHA Aims to Extend Healthy Life Beyond Living Longer, AHA Aims to Extend Healthy Life
Working with global partners, the American Heart Association aims to equitably increase healthy life expectancy beyond current projections by 2030.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Blue-Light Therapy Helps Heal the Brain Blue-Light Therapy Helps Heal the Brain
Early morning exposure to blue wavelength light can help heal the brain and improved sleep following mild traumatic brain injury, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Diabetes'Educators' Are Now'Care and Education Specialists'Diabetes'Educators' Are Now'Care and Education Specialists '
To reflect their broader scope of practice, the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has been officially renamed the Association of Diabetes Care& Education Specialists (ADCES).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Have the Blockbuster Diabetes Drug Trials Been Biased? Have the Blockbuster Diabetes Drug Trials Been Biased?
A recent article from Japan is the latest to point out imbalances in the study arms of the FDA-mandated cardiovascular outcomes trials of newer type 2 diabetes medications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Diabetes Drug Class May Hold Promise for Gout Prevention Diabetes Drug Class May Hold Promise for Gout Prevention
Adults with type 2 diabetes prescribed an SGLT2 inhibitor were less likely to develop gout than those prescribed a GLP-1 receptor agonist.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Suboptimal Diet May Drive $50 Billion in Cardiometabolic Costs Suboptimal Diet May Drive $50 Billion in Cardiometabolic Costs
Poor diet is associated with 18.2% of all costs related to treatment of ischemic heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes in the US, new research estimates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 31, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Pyrethroid Exposure Increases Risk for Death Pyrethroid Exposure Increases Risk for Death
Chronic exposure to pyrethroid-containing insecticides was associated with increased all-cause mortality as well as with mortality from cardiovascular disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 31, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Warns of'Serious' Respiratory Problems With Gabapentin FDA Warns of'Serious' Respiratory Problems With Gabapentin
The FDA is warning of serious, life-threatening respiratory problems associated with gabapentin.News Alerts (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 19, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Worsens Recovery From Chronic Low Back Pain Poor Sleep Worsens Recovery From Chronic Low Back Pain
Insomnia and co-existing sleeplessness and musculoskeletal pain were inversely related to long-term recovery from chronic low back pain, a study found; relieving sleep problems may improve recovery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Intermittent Fasting Promotes Weight Loss, Improves Lipids Intermittent Fasting Promotes Weight Loss, Improves Lipids
Limiting food consumption to a 10-hour window a day, so-called time-restricted eating, promotes weight loss and improves lipids/blood pressure in patients with metabolic syndrome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 5, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Prenatal Asthma Attacks Up Complications for Mom and Baby Prenatal Asthma Attacks Up Complications for Mom and Baby
Prenatal asthma attacks were linked to increased complications in the mother and newborn, and asthma development during the first 5 years of life for the infant.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 3, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Ubrogepant Eases Acute Migraine Pain, New Data Confirm Ubrogepant Eases Acute Migraine Pain, New Data Confirm
Final results from the ACHIEVE II randomized, placebo-controlled trial confirm the safety and efficacy of the CGRP antagonist for acute migraine. FDA action is expected next month.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Is the Wellness Industry Friend or Faux? Is the Wellness Industry Friend or Faux?
Dr Art Caplan discusses the wellness industry and its impact on people's beliefs about health.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 19, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Primary Care Appointment Numbers Dropping, Despite ACA Primary Care Appointment Numbers Dropping, Despite ACA
The number of primary care visits is down despite greater access to care via the Affordable Care Act. Experts are conflicted over whether the trend is good or bad for the health system.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 19, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Iron Supplementation: How Much Is Enough? Iron Supplementation: How Much Is Enough?
Iron supplements can be pretty miserable to take. What is the minimum amount that is both effective and tolerable?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

Less Weight Regain in'Unique' Study: Online Coaching Plus EHR Less Weight Regain in'Unique' Study: Online Coaching Plus EHR
Participants were able to keep 50% more weight off when they received online coaching combined with the use of EHR tracking tools, compared with the latter alone, in a new unique study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation May Head Off Migraine With Vertigo Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation May Head Off Migraine With Vertigo
External trigeminal nerve stimulation may be an effective treatment for acute vestibular migraine even when applied well into an attack, a small study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Changes in Walking Predict Death and Disability Changes in Walking Predict Death and Disability
Increased randomness in motor fluctuations may predict frailty, disability, and death in the elderly, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Smell Test, Cognitive Screen Combo May Help Rule Out Dementia Smell Test, Cognitive Screen Combo May Help Rule Out Dementia
A combination of brief memory and smell tests helped identify almost 97% of people in a study who did not progress to AD over time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 1, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CBT More Cost Effective Than Meds in the Long Run? CBT More Cost Effective Than Meds in the Long Run?
CBT for major depression appears to be more slightly more cost effective after 5 years compared with antidepressants and may have more durable efficacy in the long run.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 1, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Cardiologist and the Mafia Gangster The Cardiologist and the Mafia Gangster
Barbara Roberts, MD, cardiologist, describes the time when she was the treating physician for a notorious mob boss, while also having a secret relationship with another major mafia figure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 29, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Should the Term'Salaried GP' Be Dropped? Should the Term'Salaried GP' Be Dropped?
The Royal College of GPs Conference was asked if it still makes sense to distinguish GP partners from those on a salary.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Too Much Keyboard Time'Could Make GPs Less Caring'Too Much Keyboard Time'Could Make GPs Less Caring '
Computers have"devastated" the caring aspects of general practice, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference has heard.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

GPs' Gut Instinct'Could Help Earlier Cancer Diagnosis'GPs' Gut Instinct'Could Help Earlier Cancer Diagnosis '
GPs should order more chest X-rays, encourage bowel cancer screening and trust their gut instincts, if they want to catch cancers at an earlier stage, the RCGP's annual conference was told.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

GPs'To Join Specialist Register'GPs'To Join Specialist Register '
The days of GPs and specialists being registered separately by the General Medical Council may be over.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Health Secretary Surprised by GP Leader's Sluggish NHS PC Health Secretary Surprised by GP Leader's Sluggish NHS PC
' People, process and technology'was the theme for Health Secretary Matt Hancock's speech to the RCGP's annual conference in Liverpool.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Topical Form of Minocycline for Acne FDA Clears First Topical Form of Minocycline for Acne
Minocycline topical foam (Amzeeq) is for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of nonnodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in adults and children aged 9 years or older.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 21, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

New Pneumonia Guidance: Testing, Treating, and Follow-up New Pneumonia Guidance: Testing, Treating, and Follow-up
Updated guidelines on community-acquired pneumonia focus on reducing inappropriate use of antibiotics and emphasize the need for more research on diagnostics and therapeutics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Can Anticoagulants Prevent Alzheimer's? Can Anticoagulants Prevent Alzheimer's?
Treatment with an oral anticoagulant delays memory decline and the appearance of Alzheimer disease in a transgenic mouse model of the disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New Analysis Reverses Findings for Post-Discharge COPD Program New Analysis Reverses Findings for Post-Discharge COPD Program
Researchers found an error that reversed the results of a previously reported trial that found that a post-discharge education and support program for COPD patients reduced subsequent use of acute care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

MD Says: How Doctors Can Stop Burnout and Moral Injury MD Says: How Doctors Can Stop Burnout and Moral Injury
Wendy Dean, MD, discusses moral injury vs burnout, and the reality of whether physicians can address and bring change to this crisis.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Netarsudil for Elevated Intraocular Pressure EMA Panel Backs Netarsudil for Elevated Intraocular Pressure
An EMA advisory panel recommended marketing authorization for netarsudil ophthalmic solution 0.02% for the treatment of adults with glaucoma or ocular hypertension.International Approvals (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 21, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Anesthetic Spray for Premature Ejaculation EMA Panel Backs Anesthetic Spray for Premature Ejaculation
Senstend, a spray containing lidocaine/prilocaine, can improve ejaculatory control and sexual satisfaction and reduce distress related to ejaculation, the EMA said.International Approvals (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Urology News Alert Source Type: news

AAN Calls for Annual Cognitive Testing; USPSTF Begs to Differ AAN Calls for Annual Cognitive Testing; USPSTF Begs to Differ
A new AAN guideline calling for annual cognitive testing in all adults age 65 or older runs contrary to a recommendation by the USPSTF that claims there is not enough evidence to warrant such a move.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 19, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Regular Exercise May Slow Progression to Alzheimer's Regular Exercise May Slow Progression to Alzheimer's
Aerobic exercise slows hippocampal atrophy and improves memory in some older patients at high risk for Alzheimer disease, but stretching also benefits the brain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 19, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Tenapanor for IBS With Constipation in Adults FDA OKs Tenapanor for IBS With Constipation in Adults
Two phase 3 trials demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in constipation and abdominal pain in adults with IBS-C treated with tenapanor.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Gamifying Fitbit With Competitive Element Boosts Outcomes Gamifying Fitbit With Competitive Element Boosts Outcomes
Getting participants in a work wellness program to compete with each other yielded the greatest increases in daily step counts, and the effect was maintained, shows the largest and longest such study to date.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

When EDs Close, Patients at Nearby Hospitals Suffer When EDs Close, Patients at Nearby Hospitals Suffer
Low-occupancy emergency departments (EDs) may be better able to absorb extra patients than busier high-occupancy EDs, the researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Doctor Recommends'Living Memorial' for Patients Near Death Doctor Recommends'Living Memorial' for Patients Near Death
Tatiana Prowell, MD, has attended many memorial services. But none before the death of the patient — until this summer. Now, she asks: Why wait until a loved one dies to celebrate them?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - August 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Aerosols in e-Cigs Harm Vasculature, Even Without Nicotine Aerosols in e-Cigs Harm Vasculature, Even Without Nicotine
The impact of vaping on long-term health is unknown, but inhaling aerosols from a nicotine-free e-cigarette produces a transient harmful effect on blood vessels, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - August 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Gadolinium Exposure Risk Highest in Early Pregnancy Gadolinium Exposure Risk Highest in Early Pregnancy
Pregnancy screening is key in preventing inadvertent exposure to gadolinium among women who undergo contrast-enhanced imaging procedures, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - August 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

New Payment Models for Primary Care: Band-Aid or Cure? New Payment Models for Primary Care: Band-Aid or Cure?
Will new payment models that cut administrative burdens and reward physicians for keeping patients healthy rescue primary care? Time will tell.Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - August 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Stop or Switch the Antidiabetic Drug? Stop or Switch the Antidiabetic Drug?
This woman's hypoglycemia is mild and her diet is poor. Should I change her antidiabetic meds or leave well enough alone?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Bionic Hands, Weaponized Ticks, Wellness Shots The Week That Wasn't: Bionic Hands, Weaponized Ticks, Wellness Shots
A quick overview of three medical stories that are worth a mention.Medscape (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 26, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

' Striking' Benefit of Intranasal Insulin in Slowing Dementia'Striking' Benefit of Intranasal Insulin in Slowing Dementia
Extension trial showed striking results at 18 months in patients with mild cognitive impairment or dementia using a particular insulin delivery device.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 19, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Low-Level Laser Device for'Whole Body' Pain FDA Clears Low-Level Laser Device for'Whole Body' Pain
The FDA has granted marketing clearance for a low-level laser device for the treatment of"whole body" musculoskeletal pain, the manufacturer has announced.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Chronotherapy Improves Sleep in Mild Cognitive Impairment Chronotherapy Improves Sleep in Mild Cognitive Impairment
A nonpharmacologic, multicomponent approach to reset the biological clock improves sleep quality in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Targeting Gene Mutation Alleviates Psychosis Symptoms Targeting Gene Mutation Alleviates Psychosis Symptoms
Schizophrenia is an'umbrella diagnosis,'with many genetic causes. Targeting specific gene mutations may improve psychosis symptoms, potentially paving the way for future personalized medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - July 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news