Reducing health risk behaviors and improving depression in adolescents: a randomized controlled trial in primary care clinics - Bai S, Zeledon LR, D'Amico EJ, Shoptaw S, Avina C, LaBorde AP, Anderson M, Fitzpatrick OM, Asarnow JR.
OBJECTIVE: Primary care (PC) is a major service delivery setting that can provide preventive behavioral health care to youths. To explore the hypothesis that reducing health risk behaviors (HRBs) would lower depressive symptoms, and that health risk and de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Identification and tracking of Addictovigilance signals in general practice: which interactions between the general practitioners and the French Addictovigilance Network? - Gentile G, Jego M, Spadari M, Griffiths K, Jouanjus E, Micallef J.
Addictovigilance is a health vigilance dedicated to the survey of medicinal or illicit psychoactive substance use disorders (SUDs). France is the only European country to have a vigilance system specifically dedicated to substances with an abuse/addiction ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Gout in the Elderly: A Risk Factor for AFib
(MedPage Today) -- The risk was increased by more than 70% in a Medicare cohort (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Oak Street Health reveals sites of first 3 Philadelphia-area Medicare primary care centers
Two of the centers geared for older adults will be in Philadelphia. The third will be in Montgomery County. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Medicaid Fee Bump Did Not Increase Primary Care Participation Medicaid Fee Bump Did Not Increase Primary Care Participation
Physician participation in Medicaid has remained relatively stable despite the primary care fee increase and expansion of the Medicaid program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

This Provider Completely Avoided Burnout: Here's How
(MedPage Today) -- Art compliments medicine in this primary care clinic (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Obesity Drug Belviq Is Heart Safe in Cardiovascular Outcome Study Obesity Drug Belviq Is Heart Safe in Cardiovascular Outcome Study
Top-line'ground-breaking'results from the CAMELLIA-TIMI 61 post-marketing study show no increased risk of cardiovascular events with lorcaserin. Full results will be reported at ESC and EASD meetings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Why should your practice become dementia-friendly?
Around 850,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with dementia, with the number set to increase to one million by 2021, according to the Alzheimer’s Society.  As artificial intelligence (AI) advances, it will become easier to predict undiagnosed dementia in primary care and offer early access to treatment and support to those affected by different types of dementia. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

84% of UK GP training posts filled after one recruitment round
A total of 84% of UK GP training posts for 2018 have already been filled, figures released by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) suggest. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Burnout: Resilience Training Is Only Part of the Solution Burnout: Resilience Training Is Only Part of the Solution
Is resilience training always the right approach to combating physician burnout? When does it make sense, and what might be better alternatives?Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Family Medicine and Obstetrics: Let's Stop Pretending Family Medicine and Obstetrics: Let's Stop Pretending
Is delivering babies still one of the core activities of family medicine--and should it be? This editorial comments on the changing role of family physicians in providing maternity care.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Wait, just a second, is your doctor listening?
(Springer) On average, patients get about 11 seconds to explain the reasons for their visit before they are interrupted by their doctors. Also, only one in three doctors provides their patients with adequate opportunity to describe their situation. The pressure to rush consultations affects specialists more than primary care doctors says Naykky Singh Ospina of the University of Florida, Gainesville and the Mayo Clinic in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Increasing physical activity in older adults: walking by prescription in primary care - Morais VP, Encantado J, Santos MI, Almeida P, Leal IP, Carvalho C.
AIM: The present study (PTDC/SAU-SAP/110799/2009) funded by the Portuguese Government (Funda ção para a Ciência e Tecnologia - FCT) aimed to test the effectiveness of a behaviour based intervention combined with a cognitive based one, designed to increas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The real general practice forward view: what practices can do now
As the GP forward view passes its second anniversary, PCC is planning events to help practices understand the practical steps they can take to ease workload and improve sustainability. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Metformin Beats Sulfonylureas for Heart Safety in T2D
(MedPage Today) -- MI risk seen with switch to sulfonylurea monotherapy or add-on treatment (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

'If Dr Bawa-Garba was white she wouldn't have landed in such deep trouble', says BAPIO
Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba may not have been struck off if she had been white, a doctors' organisation that has raised concerns about discrimination in the medical profession has suggested. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Changes Needed to Stark Law, House Members Told
(MedPage Today) -- But witnesses, lawmakers disagree on how much change is needed (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FPs Share Best Practices at Adolescent Immunization Summit
Family physicians and other participants at the AAFP's Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit held July 14-15 shared stories of specific changes that helped practices improve immunization rates for adolescents ages 11-18. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NIH director Collins touts AF detection capabilities of iRhythm ’ s Zio ECG patch
iRhythm Technologies‘ Zio ECG patch won praises from NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins this week for its ability to aid in the detection of atrial fibrillation. In an NIH Director blog post, Dr. Collins warned that while the dangers of atrial fibrillation are known, many individuals do not know they have atrial fibrillation and therefore cannot receive appropriate care. While doctors mainly screen for AFib by checking pulse, Dr. Collins recommended new mobile health technologies for detecting AF, including iRhythm’s Zio patch. Results from the mSToPS trial of the patch, which Dr. Collins referenced, indicated th...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular iRhythm Technologies Inc. Source Type: news

How Bad Is Sleep Problems for Hospital Patients?
(MedPage Today) -- Pretty bad, say Dutch researchers, but fixable with " simple changes " in nightly routines (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Community Colleges Hold Key to Family Medicine Diversity
New research published inAnnals of Family Medicine suggests that attending community college increases the odds that U.S. medical school graduates will choose family medicine. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: HIV Quad Pill OK'd; Hep A Outbreak Simmers; Attack of the Angry Bees
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Viewpoint: How Maryland is playing a leading role in the primary care revolution
This is the third time this year the 72-year-old man has landed in the emergency department of his community hospital with chest pain. After a thorough assessment that includes an ECG, blood tests, chest X-ray, and CT scan, the treating physician determines the patient is not having a heart attack — he forgot to refill his angina medication prescription and had missed several doses. This scenario is far more common than it should be, especially for people age 65 and older. According to the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boys set to receive HPV jab after JCVI recommendation
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations (JCVI) has recommended that the HPV immunisation programme should be extended to cover boys. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Medicare Will Likely Face Pushback on Physician Pay Changes Medicare Will Likely Face Pushback on Physician Pay Changes
CMS has unveiled a proposed overhaul of evaluation and management billing that may create'winners and losers'among specialties, while leaving the 2018 MIPS reporting period unchanged.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Doctors' groups throw weight behind Bawa-Garba legal appeal
The British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) will raise concerns about discrimination against BME doctors after winning the right to take part in a legal appeal on behalf of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba next week. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Virtual GP service covering 300,000 patients rated outstanding by CQC
A 'virtual' GP service serving more than 300,000 patients across 56 practices in Birmingham has been rated outstanding by the CQC. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Behavioral Health Care Integration Resources
Resources from national organizations and federal agencies about the integration of behavioral health care and primary care. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia could be detected via routinely collected data, new research shows
(University of Plymouth) A new machine-learning model that scans routinely collected NHS data has shown promising signs of being able to predict undiagnosed dementia in primary care, according to research by the University of Plymouth. The results from the feasibility study suggest that the model could significantly reduce the number of those living with undiagnosed dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Partnering with a purpose: making collaboration work
Better joined up services can only work with the full engagement of primary care and particularly general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FDA Updates Safety Warnings for Fluoroquinolones
The FDA has announced changes to the safety labeling of fluoroquinolones, including stronger warnings about mental health side effects and blood sugar disturbances. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

First look: Central Ohio Primary Care set to open second Westerville building – and plans a third (slideshow)
The nation's largest independently owned primary care physician group has opened its Westerville campus – and already plans a third building for the site. Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians Inc. moved its headquarters in January from a few blocks away to a larger office at 655 Africa Rd. that's wholly owned by the business and the 303 shareholders among the company's 380 physicians. At the end of July, the first two of seven COPC practices moves into the medical office building across an entry… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

' Social Determinants of Health' Draw Insurers' Interest
(MedPage Today) -- Sucking up data on customers'buying and social habits -- but for what purpose? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

K Health launches free primary care app, announces $12.5 new funding
Personalized health information company K Health has launched a free primary care app. Called K, the app ’s AI references a history of diagnoses and treatments to deliver users an insight about how their condition would likely be treated, and can also connect users to a network of primary care providers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Are TV Docs Bad for Our Image? Are TV Docs Bad for Our Image?
Readers debate the pros and cons of TV medical dramas.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Study Examines Physicians' Views on Routine SMBG
AnAnnals of Family Medicine study sought to determine why many physicians continue to recommend self-monitoring of blood glucose for some diabetic patients despite its cost and a lack of evidence that it is effective in improving patient outcomes. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

4 Hidden Bottlenecks in Your Practice: How to Banish Them 4 Hidden Bottlenecks in Your Practice: How to Banish Them
Bottlenecks that slow you down, annoy patients, and drain revenue can emerge over the years, as more processes are added to your work. Here's help.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Gosport may have a negative impact on end-of-life care in general practice
Researchers from the University of Bristol have highlighted the potentially negative impact the deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital may have on end-of-life care delivered at home. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Depression in children and adolescents: the pediatrician at the front lines - Dawson RS.
Pediatricians are the primary care providers for most children and adolescents in the United States, so they need to feel comfortable caring for children and teens with depression. This topic is an extremely important one because the top three reasons teen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tackling Stigma
Sadly, stigma around health conditions remains a part of many patients ’ lives. Many will not disclose a diagnosis for fear of being judged by peers, employers, health professionals, colleagues and wider society. In fact, there is clear evidence that such negative societal attitudes impact health outcomes, resulting in diagnosis delays and impaired treatment.Some diseases are heavily stigmatized – including mental health, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and some skin conditions – leading people to restrict their participation in society, impairing their chances of living happy, healthy lives.However, to one extent or...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Many Gay Men Suffer Domestic Abuse: Study
Title: Many Gay Men Suffer Domestic Abuse: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Help for Lowering Readmissions: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, hospitalists called on to diminish clinical uncertainty (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Futureproofing our NHS: Innovations and their benefits
A student-led health commission was tasked with coming up with creative ideas for how the health service can meet the needs and expectations of those who will use it in the future. Medical student, Haider Ali Sheikh summarises the commission ’s innovative recommendations Related items fromOnMedica Focus extra cash for NHS on services outside hospitals, say finance leads BMA warns of 'all year' NHS crisis Social care tax could ease pressure on NHS, say MPs Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems Will reducing unwarranted variation stifle innovation? (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Research Network Updates Treatment Guidance for Patellofemoral Pain Research Network Updates Treatment Guidance for Patellofemoral Pain
The latest research continues to support six key recommendations on exercise therapy and physical interventions for patellofemoral pain, according to a consensus statement from the 5th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Doctors And Patients Aren't Talking About Most Deadly Subjects, Study Says
The company surveyed some 3,000 Americans, inquiring about experiences with primary care doctors and found what they say are some alarming trends. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Study Says Doctors And Patients Aren't Talking About Most Deadly Subjects
The company surveyed some 3,000 Americans, inquiring about experiences with primary care doctors and found what they say are some alarming trends. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Antibiotic Overuse Highest in Urgent Care Clinics Antibiotic Overuse Highest in Urgent Care Clinics
Nearly half of urgent care patients diagnosed with conditions that don't require antibiotic treatment receive a prescription for an antibiotic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Apps May Promote Overdiagnosis of Mental Health Conditions Apps May Promote Overdiagnosis of Mental Health Conditions
Mobile apps that offer advice on managing mental health may'medicalize'normal ups and downs and encourage the overdiagnosis of certain conditions, the results of a new study suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Racing Toward a Bright Future
Erin Clark, a regional coordinator for the family medicine interest group network, is pursuing two academic degrees and a spot in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Exclusive: Rival bidder planned 340 more staff for controversial Capita contract
A rival bidder for NHS England’s ill-fated primary care support contract had proposed having around 340 more staff than the winning bid from Capita, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news