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McCain's'No' Vote Threatens Graham-Cassidy Bill McCain's'No' Vote Threatens Graham-Cassidy Bill
Like many medical societies and other healthcare groups, the senator said he couldn't support the bill without seeing a CBO report on how it would affect healthcare coverage and insurance premiums.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Sen McCain's'No' Vote Threatens Graham-Cassidy Bill Sen McCain's'No' Vote Threatens Graham-Cassidy Bill
Like many medical societies and other healthcare groups, the senator said he couldn't vote yes for the bill without seeing a CBO report on how it would affect healthcare coverage and insurance premiums.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

USPSTF Offers Updated Cervical Cancer Screening Regimen
A new draft statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force includes a recommendation to screen women ages 30-65 for cervical cancer every three years using cytology alone or every five years using high-risk HPV testing alone. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: New Zoster Vaccine Worth Waiting For (FREE)
By the Editors Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

State Funding Changes in Spotlight in Republican Healthcare Bill State Funding Changes in Spotlight in Republican Healthcare Bill
Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their'last best chance'to repeal Obamacare while a new analysis underscored how Democratic-leaning states stand to lose large amounts of federal funding under the legislation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Diabetic Amputation Rates Soar in California, Nationally
(MedPage Today) -- No clear cause, but experts suggest numerous possibilities (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Diabetes & Fractures; Kidney Research Lobbying; Thyroid Drug Dust-Up
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why Nurses Want to Quit
(MedPage Today) -- Half of nurses think about quitting - here's how doctors can help (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

When Do You Check Orthostatic Blood Pressure? ADA Clarifies When Do You Check Orthostatic Blood Pressure? ADA Clarifies
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

HSJ Catch Up: A&E closure, GOSH vs the world, and bigging up primary care
Your essential update on health for the week (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK study to investigate best moisturiser for eczema in children
Primary care researchers are to investigate the best emollient for treating childhood eczema, which affects one in five children in the UK and commonly interferes with sleep, play and mood. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Related to Fentanyl and Its Analogs Overdose Deaths Related to Fentanyl and Its Analogs
This report examines the unintentional drug overdose fatalities attributed to illicitly manufactured fentanyl in Ohio.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Antibiotics not recommended for acute otitis, says NICE
RCGP supports decision advised in draft guidance Related items fromOnMedica No evidence to back mantra that patients need to complete antibiotic course Ear disorders Managing minor illness in primary care – external ear complaints Acute otitis media GPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in children (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Promises to give people control over their care have been broken
‘Overhaul’ needed of how person-centred care is measured Related items fromOnMedica Include pharmacists in general practice team, say patients and carers CQC to focus reviews on delayed transfers of care The burning technological platform for person-centred care Tailor care for people with multiple health issues, urges NICE BMA calls for maximum number of patients per GP (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Improving access to general practice: communications guide and resource pack published
NHS England has published a communications guide and resource pack to support commissioners and general practice providers to promote general practice services to patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Formulary System for Lab Tests / Expand Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer? / California Primary Care Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Catalyst: Case Study: Can a formulary … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Scientists Edit Embryos' Genes to Study Early Human Development Scientists Edit Embryos' Genes to Study Early Human Development
British scientists have used the genome editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the technique's ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Dire Situations Can Bring Out the Best in People
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Robert Raspa, M.D., reflects on the willingness of people to help others in need. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

On Opioids, Physicians Have Opportunities for Good, Says NAM On Opioids, Physicians Have Opportunities for Good, Says NAM
Physicians, nurses, and first responders can, and should, be more proactive, substance use disorder experts said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Latest Republican Assault on Healthcare Would Punish Older Americans Latest Republican Assault on Healthcare Would Punish Older Americans
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

You Told Us How the AAFP Is Doing, and We're Listening
In the latest satisfaction survey, members told the AAFP to prioritize work on regulatory relief, affordable health care, physician payment and maintenance of certification. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Monoclonals and Migraine: What the Primary Care Physician Needs to Know
Monoclonal antibodies that inhibit calcitonin gene-related peptide could revolutionize preventive migraine therapy. Here's what you need to know. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Peter McAllister, MD Tags: Special Report Pain Migraine Source Type: news

Monoclonals and Migraine: What the Primary Care Physician Neesds to Know
Monoclonal antibodies that inhibit calcitonin gene-related peptide could revolutionize preventive migraine therapy. Here's what you need to know. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Peter McAllister, MD Tags: Special Report Pain Migraine Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Size matters in primary care (or does it?)
HSJ’s round up of the day’s must read stories and debate (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

One in seven GP practices in England remains unsafe
The Care Quality Commission (CCQ) found that one in seven GP practices rated inadequate across England failed to improve after re inspection. The report, called the state of care in general practice, is the first of its kind to set out the findings of all 7,365 GP practices in the country. The CQC analysed all GP practices from 2014 to 2017 in two phases. The practices rated inadequate or requiring improvement were then re inspected six months later.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 21, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick CQC Patient Access Patients Practice development Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Success rates for giving up smoking 'highest on record' in 2017
Smoking quit-rates have reached the level highest on record throughout the first six months of 2017, with one in five people attempting to quit successfully giving up the habit. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Smoking cessation Source Type: news

Morning Break: Shot Doc Talks Trauma; Kimmel vs Cassidy; Can the Law Stop MOC?
(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 - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

This Man Had a Pressing Question. Chili ’s Came Through With a Thoughtful Answer
An inquisitive Twitter user who asked a pretty grown-up question of the internet has gone viral thanks to a little help from a notable food chain. He began late Wednesday by proclaiming in a series of tweets that you could get answers you need all sorts of ways, from e-mailing people to calling them, but there was another option: just ask Chili’s Bar and Grill, because as he put it, “sometimes Chili’s knows.” there's this weird thing you can do, where, if you need information from someone, you can ask them instead of the internet — Ladies Jacket Club (@subtlerbutler) September 21, 2017 ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ashley Hoffman Tags: Uncategorized Chili's Social Media twitter viral Source Type: news

Practices do not have to engage with clinical peer review scheme, says GP leaders
LMC leaders have told practices they do not have to engage with a controversial new clinical peer review system. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Should Physicians Educate Patients via Social Media? Should Physicians Educate Patients via Social Media?
More patients are going online to get health information and some of the information on the Internet is not scientific. What can physicians do to educate patients via social media?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

CQC results strengthen case for GP investment, says Professor Steve Field
GPs will benefit from the CQC's intensive inspection regime because it provides a platform for the profession to demand greater investment, according to the chief inspector of general practice. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Better rated GP practices value their nursing teams, says CQC
Better performing GP practices are more likely to have “invested in, and valued, their nursing teams”, according to a major new report on primary care performance. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

For Men, Fitness Can Often Last a Lifetime
Title: For Men, Fitness Can Often Last a LifetimeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

As Men's Weight Rises, Sperm Health May Fall
Title: As Men's Weight Rises, Sperm Health May FallCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

One in 7 GP surgeries fail to meet basic safety standards
The Care Quality Commission rated 15 per cent of the 7,365 practices in England as ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’ for safety. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Large scale general practice not linked to quality, says chief inspector
Scaled up general practice does not necessarily lead to better quality of care, the Care Quality Commission’s chief inspector for GPs has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS payments to general practice, England 2016/17
NHS Digital has published details of NHS payments to individual providers of general practice services in England. Figures are given for the main payment categories which include “global sum” the minimum practice income guarantee (MPIG), balance of PMS expenditure, quality and outcomes framework (QOF) and enhanced services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Going with the grain: new models for general practice
Many GP practices are working in, or considering, collaborations with other practices. This event allows you to learn from others already working at scale. Will working with others help make GP practices more resilient and how will it link to new care models? (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chronic shortage of doctors jeopardising patient care
Three quarters of all medical specialties had unfilled training posts last year across England Related items fromOnMedica General practice teaching for medical students 'in decline' Students shun a career in medicine, figures show Help offered to medical students in crisis GMC warns of 'state of unease' amongst doctors Junior doctors report a poor work life balance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CQC praises GPs under ‘very real pressures’ as it rates 90% good
GPs ‘should be immensely proud’ that 9 in 10 practices rated good or outstanding by CQC Related items fromOnMedica General practice faces ‘brain drain’ Government missing targets on GP investment General practice still on brink of collapse, warn GP leaders GP Forward View has had ‘patchy’ first year Poor CQC ratings linked to poor practice funding (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery's Benefits Last Over a Decade (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM The benefits of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery appear to persist over a decade, according to a study in the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Eradicating TB in U.S. / Lidocaine for IUD Insertion / Pennsylvania Internist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Audio … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Corticosteroids Improve Pain Relief in Acute Sore Throat (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM A single dose of corticosteroids offers pain relief in patients with acute sore throat, according to a meta-analysis in The BMJ.Researchers … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

WHO Makes Plea for New Antibiotics (FREE)
By the Editors " The world is running out of antibiotics, " the World Health Organization warns in a new … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA: Don't Withhold Methadone, Buprenorphine in Patients Taking CNS Depressants (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Medication treatment for opioid addiction (e.g., " medication-assisted treatment " with methadone and buprenorphine) shouldn't be withheld from patients who take benzodiazepines … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Childhood Tied to Higher Cancer Risk Later (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Children diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face increased cancer risk in both childhood and adulthood, according to a study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Last-Ditch GOP Effort to Replace ACA: What You Need to Know Last-Ditch GOP Effort to Replace ACA: What You Need to Know
Republicans are making a concerted push to unite around a bill sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy that would gut major provisions of the federal health law.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Abnormal Magnesium, Dementia Linked (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Cognitive risk seen with high, low blood levels of the element (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can Get a Free Flu Shot This Fall
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Klein / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized cvs flu shot flu season 2017 flu vaccine free flu shot medicine target flu shot urgent care flu shot walgreens flu shot walmart flu shot where can i get a flu shot Source Type: news

Mobile Apps Could Be Used in Research Someday, Experts Say Mobile Apps Could Be Used in Research Someday, Experts Say
However, there are many barriers to overcome before'real-world evidence'from mhealth apps can be applied to clinical trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news