Nearly half of California adolescents report mental health difficulties
Mirroring a national trend, 45% of California youth between the ages of 12 and 17 report having recently struggled with mental health issues, with nearly a third of them experiencing serious psychological distress that could interfere with their academic and social functioning, according to a UCLA  policy brief released today.TheUCLA Center for Health Policy Research study  also highlights the elevated incidence of mental health distress among certain segments of the adolescent population — including poor, multiracial, gender-nonconforming and foreign-born young people — and recommends polic...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Physician Offices Should Have Bigger Role in Vaccine Rollout Physician Offices Should Have Bigger Role in Vaccine Rollout
In its letter to Biden, the practice management association urged the administration to include group practices in the national push to get Americans vaccinated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Patient Contact With Primary Care Physicians Declines in Study Patient Contact With Primary Care Physicians Declines in Study
The reasons for this less frequent contact and the ramifications for patients and doctors practicing primary care are unclear, according to various experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Hundreds of COVID Patients: Here's What I've Learned Hundreds of COVID Patients: Here's What I've Learned
Dr Charles Vega updates his recommendations for managing COVID-19 patients in outpatient settings.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Late MI and Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in a COVID-19 Patient Late MI and Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in a COVID-19 Patient
Was this patient's autoimmune hemolytic anemia and myocardial infarction precipitated by concomitant COVID-19 infection?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

GPs to place orders for COVID-19 vaccine as NHS targets second dose at 12 weeks, says Stevens
GP-led vaccination sites will be able to place orders for COVID-19 vaccine supplies when the NHS shifts its focus towards completing second-dose vaccinations at 12 weeks, the NHS chief executive has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Stepping up: the response of stop smoking services in England to the Covid-19 pandemic, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
This report, written in partnership with Cancer Research UK, examines the performance of stop smoking services in England during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. It finds that the Covid-19 pandemic forced local authorities to reconfigure their stop smoking services at an unprecedented speed. Many found that smokers welcomed remote methods of engagement such as telephone consultations. The impact of the pandemic on the NHS meant that NHS providers of stop smoking support could no longer offer the same level of support. Many specialist stop smoking services and lifestyle services were able to pick up the demand that could not be ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health on the high street: embedding healthy living into urban regeneration after the pandemic, Social Mobility Foundation (SMF)
This report argues that town centres where shops and offices fall vacant should be used to establish new'health hubs'combining GP surgeries, health and social care services and gyms. The report profiles examples where local authorities and health care bodies are already developing such hubs, which it suggests could be a model for other areas in the future. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RCGP and Marie Curie urge GPs to adopt end of life care standards for care homes
Best practice standards to help GPs improve end of life care in care homes despite pressure from COVID-19 have been published by the RCGP in partnership with charity Marie Curie. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP Source Type: news

Researcher receives grant to study poverty-health connection in primary care delivery
(University of Tennessee Health Science Center) Shelley White-Means, PhD, a professor of health economics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the principal investigator of a $298,368 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to examine whether health outcomes for low-income individuals will improve if primary care delivery focuses not only on physical and mental health, but also on the effects of poverty. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UH adds Doctor of Nursing Practice program amid efforts to expand health care to disadvantaged communities
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved the University of Houston ’s new Doctor of Nursing Practice program.  The practice doctorate is intended to address shortages of primary care providers, nursing educators and leaders, something UH and other local educational institutions have discussed addressing for some time.  The DNP program is a part-time post-mast er’s program designed for working nurses. It will have both face-to-face and online education, and students choose… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Laura Gillespie Source Type: news

BMA mourns 'dark death toll' as UK passes 100,000 COVID-19 deaths
More than 100,000 people have now died from COVID-19 in the UK, five times the death toll that the UK's chief scientific adviser once said would be a 'good outcome'. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 26, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Physicians Seek Govt Permission On Veterinary Drug for Covid-19 Cure
[263Chat] The College of Primary Care Physicians of Zimbabwe (CPCPZ), which represents general practitioners, has written to the Ministry of Health requesting permission to prescribe the drug Ivermectin and Nano silver to Covid-19 patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New CKD in a Patient With Diabetes: What to Do? New CKD in a Patient With Diabetes: What to Do?
You find CKD in a woman who presents for a quick review of her diabetes status. What's your next step?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Clinical Case Source Type: news

Locum GPs left behind in patchy COVID-19 vaccine rollout
COVID-19 vaccination for locum GPs has trailed behind the rollout to other doctors, according to BMA polling that shows more than one in 10 are yet to receive their first dose. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 26, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Thank your team for their inspirational work during the COVID-19 pandemic #myGPteam
Never has teamwork in general practice been more important than during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the vaccination programme rolls out, led by primary care, now is a great time to publicly thank your colleagues for their support. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 26, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

PCC Insight February 2021
February ’s PCC Insight is available including articles on getting the most from the additional roles in primary care currently being recruited by primary care networks (PCNs), tips for leading through a crisis, how a CCG quality team managed a hospital closure that had a number of out of area patients, de tail on the support your PCNs will need, creating the new culture for primary care and PCC’s chair Professor David Colin-Thomé considers what now for commissioning. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health on the high street
This report argues that town centres where shops and offices fall vacant should be used to establish new 'health hubs' combining GP surgeries, health and social care services and gyms. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New membership medical plan partners with Denver's Everside Health
The two will work together to provide direct primary care to individuals not getting their health care through an employer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Antidepressants, primary care, and adult mental health services in England during COVID-19 - Armitage R.
The National Health Service (NHS) of England publishes monthly data on national appointment and prescribing activity in general practice. The total number of appointments in this setting from April 1, 2020, to Sept 30, 2020, was 122  250 549, a 16·51% ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How Likely Are Malpractice Lawsuits From Treating COVID? How Likely Are Malpractice Lawsuits From Treating COVID?
Fear is high over the risk for coronavirus-related liability claims, but is the worry warranted? Legal experts break down the dangers and share what type of suits are possible.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Four in five over-80s have had first COVID-19 jab despite weekend slump in vaccinations
Almost 80% of people aged over 80 in the UK have have had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the government has said, despite a sharp drop in vaccinations over the past weekend. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 25, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Fitness to practise and revalidation to continue despite pandemic, GMC confirms
Revalidation and ongoing fitness to practise cases will continue despite huge pressure on practices in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the GMC has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 25, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Learn about neurological aspects of 'long COVID' at a MIMS Learning webinar
Loss of taste and smell and neurological aspects of 'long COVID' infection will be covered in a forthcoming MIMS Learning webinar, free for healthcare professionals. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 25, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

Primary care assessment and research of a telephone intervention for neuropsychiatric conditions with education and resources: study design, rationale, and sample of the PARTNER randomized controlled trial - Rodie DJ, Fitzgibbon K, Perivolaris A, Crawford A, Geist R, Levinson A, Mitchell B, Oslin D, Sunderji N, Mulsant BH.
While most patients with depression, anxiety, or at-risk drinking receive care exclusively in primary care settings, primary care providers experience challenges in diagnosing and treating these common problems. Over the past two decades, the collaborative... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Men, Make Health Your Goal This Year
Title: Men, Make Health Your Goal This YearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/24/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/25/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - January 25, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Effective Hearing Loss Screening in Primary Care Effective Hearing Loss Screening in Primary Care
This study evaluated the effect of a tailored electronic alert which encourages clinicians to ask all patients over 55 the single question:"Do you have difficulty with your hearing?"Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Addition to NHS Standard Contract 2021/22 consultation
NHS England has agreed with the BMA ’s General Practitioners Committee the way in which a primary care network will be supported by at least one whole-time equivalent registered mental health practitioner. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Factors related to providers screening children for behavioral health risks in primary care settings - Jones LM, Nolte K, O'Brien AJ, Trumbell JM, Mitchell KJ.
PURPOSE: To provide information from a large sample of pediatric and family medicine primary care providers on practices in screening children for behavioral health risks. DESIGN AND METHODS: Participants were a sample of physicians (n=319) and nurse pract... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

CDC: Gap Between Vaccine Doses Could Be 6 Weeks CDC: Gap Between Vaccine Doses Could Be 6 Weeks
The CDC has updated its guidance on how long people can wait between the first and second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to up to 6 weeks.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Antidepressants, primary care, and adult mental health services in England during COVID-19, Lancet Psychiatry
The National Health Service (NHS) of England publishes monthly data on national appointment1 and prescribing activity2 in general practice. The total number of appointments in this setting from April 1, 2020, to Sept 30, 2020, was 122 250 549, a 16 · 51% decrease from the corresponding period in 2019 (146 432 604). This period in 2020 comprises all the data available to date following the first UK COVID-19 lockdown, which began on March 23, 2020. The number of antidepressant prescriptions made in general practice between April 1, 2020, and Sept 30, 2020, was 38 609 032, 3 · 94% higher than the corresponding p...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine stocks must not be diverted to large sites ahead of local GPs, warns BMA
The government must ‘ramp up’ COVID vaccine supplies to general practice and avoid prioritising mass vaccination sites to ensure at-risk patients are inoculated swiftly, the BMA has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

GPs should ignore calls to throw away usable COVID-19 vaccine, says RCGP
Suggestions that vaccination sites should throw away usable doses of COVID-19 vaccine should be 'dismissed out of hand', the RCGP has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Central Ohio Primary Care to open clinic at Ohio Dominican University
Along with treating patients, the Care Forward Center will serve as a setting to provide students with hands-on experience in a healthcare setting. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hayleigh Colombo Source Type: news

Walmart Health Opens Two Primary Care Clinics at Retail Supercenters in Chicago with Plans to Open Seven Florida Locations in 2021
Walmart may be the largest, but it is not the only retailer offering clinical laboratory testing and primary care services at conveniently-located retail stores Earlier this month in “How Walmart Plans to Take Over Health Care,” CNBC asked, “Is Walmart the future of healthcare?” Good question. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Walmart (NYSE:WMT) […] The post Walmart Health Opens Two Primary Care Clinics at Retail Supercenters in Chicago with Plans to Open Seven Florida Locations in 2021 appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 22, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology antibodies antibody tests APHL Association for Public Health Laboratories A Source Type: news

What Could Be Causing My Testicular Pain?
Title: What Could Be Causing My Testicular Pain?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/22/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - January 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Supporting general practice in 2021/22
NHS England and NHS Improvement and the British Medical Association (BMA) General Practitioners Committee (GPC) England have published a letter setting out further measures to support general practice in 2021/22. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cervical cancer prevention week 18-24 January
Cervical screening in primary care should continue to be prioritised alongside cancer referrals, including both high risk and regular call/recall invitations to screening. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Six in 10 over-80s vaccinated against COVID-19 as figures expose regional variation
Six in 10 people aged over 80 in England received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by last weekend, but parts of the country have fallen far behind, GPonline analysis reveals. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 21, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Deaths in Elderly After COVID-19 Vaccine: Warning or False Alarm? Deaths in Elderly After COVID-19 Vaccine: Warning or False Alarm?
After more than 70 deaths were reported across Europe following COVID-19 vaccination, Medscape French Edition asked an expert if the deaths are a cause for concern or are to be expected in older patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Biggest Challenges Practices Faced From COVID Last Year: MGMA Biggest Challenges Practices Faced From COVID Last Year: MGMA
Most healthcare leaders report their providers'compensation has been affected by the pandemic; staff shortages are common, and mental health suffers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Biden Asks Surgeon General Adams to Resign Biden Asks Surgeon General Adams to Resign
Adams said on Twitter that he's been asked to leave post. Biden expected to name interim surgeon general ahead of Vivek Murthy nomination.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Physician Happiness Outside Work Sees Sharp Drop in a Year: Survey Physician Happiness Outside Work Sees Sharp Drop in a Year: Survey
Those who are'very happy'dropped from 43% to 20% in 1 year. But one fourth of respondents said they have no anxiety about their futures, even as the pandemic wears on.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

GPs urged to use influence to dispel COVID-19 vaccine myths and boost BAME uptake
GPs have been encouraged to use their ‘huge influence’ to bust misinformation around the COVID-19 vaccination and boost uptake among black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 21, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Summary of changes to the GP contract 2021/22
The BMA and NHS England have agreed minor changes to the GP contract for 2021/22. GPonline highlights the key points. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 21, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Trump Pardons a Handful of Physicians on His Way Out Trump Pardons a Handful of Physicians on His Way Out
One of those pardoned was sentenced in a $70 million Medicare fraud scheme.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Minor changes agreed to GP contract for 2021/22 amid ongoing pandemic pressure
Changes to the GP contract for 2021/22 will be 'minimal' under a deal struck between the BMA and NHS England that will see previously-agreed funding uplifts go ahead, but no major overhaul. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 21, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Trump Pardons a Handful of Physicians on His Way Out Trump Pardons a Handful of Physicians on His Way Out
One of those pardoned was sentenced in a $70 million Medicare fraud scheme.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

What's coming up at the RCGP 2021 online conference - Dr David R Williams confirmed
The RCGP two-day virtual event takes place next month with keynote speaker Dr David R Williams, Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, now confirmed. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 21, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

7 Ways President Biden Could Now Change Healthcare 7 Ways President Biden Could Now Change Healthcare
President Biden has spoken about the ways in which he could improve America's healthcare system. Now that he's in office, here's what he could do.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news