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 30, 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 17, 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

Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Bones in Postmenopausal Women Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Bones in Postmenopausal Women
Preliminary study suggests that adopting this acknowledged healthy eating pattern might help women protect their joints and bones after menopause.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Just 25% Effective Against Dominant Strain This Year Flu Vaccine Just 25% Effective Against Dominant Strain This Year
CDC advised everyone age 6 months or older to get vaccinated and urged early use of antivirals for very sick or high-risk patients who present with flu symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor Combo for Cystic Fibrosis FDA Clears Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor Combo for Cystic Fibrosis
Symdeko is for people aged 12 years and older who have two copies of the F508del mutation in the CFTR gene or who have at least one mutation that is responsive to tezacaftor/ivacaftor.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Do We Need a Religious Freedom Division at HHS? Do We Need a Religious Freedom Division at HHS?
The Trump administration has created a new division at HHS to protect medical professionals'right to claim that certain procedures violate their personal and religious beliefs. Do we need it?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Heart Failure: Are Sodium and Fluid Restriction Necessary? Heart Failure: Are Sodium and Fluid Restriction Necessary?
Drs Ileana Pi ñ a and Charles Vega discuss the latest information on management of heart failure patients in the primary care setting.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Panel Votes Down Oral Testosterone Replacement Products FDA Panel Votes Down Oral Testosterone Replacement Products
FDA advisers were primarily concerned about risk of cardiovascular side effects, which they felt could become a problem, particularly with off-label use of such products, which they believe is widespreadMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Was Matt Lauer Too Naive About Patient-Doctor Confidentiality? Was Matt Lauer Too Naive About Patient-Doctor Confidentiality?
When someone discusses sensitive matters, such as sex, with a physician or therapist outside of the office and asks for privacy, does patient confidentiality apply?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Severe Obesity Drops Among US Toddlers in Nutrition Program Severe Obesity Drops Among US Toddlers in Nutrition Program
Researchers report recent modest declines in severe obesity among US 2 to 4 year olds enrolled in a supplemental nutrition program for disadvantaged moms and very young children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Diabetes Medications: Deprescribe Them in the Elderly? Diabetes Medications: Deprescribe Them in the Elderly?
A new set of guidelines and an algorithm help clinicians decide when to pull back on antihyperglycemic drugs, including insulin.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

FDA OKs Eskata for Raised Seborrheic Keratoses FDA OKs Eskata for Raised Seborrheic Keratoses
Eskata is a proprietary, high-concentration hydrogen peroxide-based topical solution applied by a healthcare provider directly to raised seborrheic keratoses using a penlike applicator.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

Persistent Night-Waking Tied to Emotional Problems in Young Kids Persistent Night-Waking Tied to Emotional Problems in Young Kids
Persistent night-waking in children ages 2 to 5 years is positively associated with emotional symptoms, hyperactivity/inattention, and conduct problems when the children reach preschool age, researchers in France say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 1, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

An Advanced Directive May Be Hazardous to Your Health An Advanced Directive May Be Hazardous to Your Health
An alternative to living wills and POLST documents is less subject to interpretation and most valuable in a disaster, says Dr Mirarchi.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

An Advance Directive May Be Hazardous to Your Health An Advance Directive May Be Hazardous to Your Health
An alternative to living wills and POLST documents is less subject to interpretation and most valuable in a disaster, says Dr Mirarchi.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

An Advance Directive May Be Hazardous to Your Healt An Advance Directive May Be Hazardous to Your Healt
An alternative to living wills and POLST documents is less subject to interpretation and most valuable in a disaster, says Dr Mirarchi.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Why Family Medicine Burnout Is Different (and How Docs Fight Back) Why Family Medicine Burnout Is Different (and How Docs Fight Back)
What are the aspects of family medicine that make these physicians uniquely vulnerable to burnout--and the strategies that can mitigate it?American Academy of Family Physicians (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news