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Deadly Black Lung Disease Resurgent Among Coal Miners
(MedPage Today) -- More than 2,000 cases of progressive massive fibrosis in last 2 decades (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

COPD: Combo Tx Promising for Rapid Bronchodilation
(MedPage Today) -- Greater than 100 ml increase in peak FEV1 with RPL554 plus Spiriva (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

When Preventive Care Becomes Upselling
(MedPage Today) -- It's not fair to patients, says Hans Duvefelt, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

In RA, Remission Beats Low Disease Activity (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Analysis of outcomes in two clinical trials with different targets (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?
By Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, author of The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs (out now on Simon & Schuster) It’s clear to me, as a public health doctor and journalist, that there have been fewer news stories on the opioid epidemic in recent months, in print, online, and on the radio and TV. While I don’t have a major survey to point to, my work demands that I pay attention to this epidemic and the stories written about it — and that I encourage others to take it seriously as well. Have we grown numb to the people who are dying every day? To the families thrown into...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health opioid epidemic Simon & Schuster Source Type: news

RCGP manifesto demands campaign to fight loneliness and social isolation
A 'public health epidemic' of loneliness is undermining general practice, according to an RCGP report that warns most GPs see between one and five patients a day who have come in because they are lonely. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Uninsured Rate Stays Flat at Nearly 30 Million
(MedPage Today) -- Figure is a decrease of 19 million from 2010 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Navigating Barriers to Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Primary Care Settings
June 14, 2018 1:00-2:00pm ET.(National Center for Health in Public Housing) (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Routine DNA Screening Moves Into Primary Care
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Andrews Source Type: news

Including Indigenous elders in primary care positively affects Indigenous patients' mental health
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Indigenous elders can have a broad range of positive effects on the mental and physical health of urban Indigenous people who often experience marginalization and barriers accessing health care, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) that partnered elders with mainstream health care providers in primary care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oak Street Health Wins ‘Inspirational Award’ from the Value-Based...
Rapidly growing value-based primary care network recognized for its innovative approach to elevating the access and quality of healthcare in medically underserved communities(PRWeb May 22, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15506629.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study finds no link between gout and risk of broken bones
People withgout are not generally at an increased risk of suffering a fracture, new research has shown. A study funded by NIHR and led by researchers based atArthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre at Keele University has shown that neither the disease itself nor its associated treatments are likely to increase a person's risk of broken bones. A large-scale study An increased risk of fractures is often associated with chronic inflammatory conditions. The new research aimed to clarify whether this is the case for people with gout - a form of inflammatory arthritis. The researchers followed more than 30,000 people with...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 21, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Greater Scope of Practice Related to Lower Burnout Risk Greater Scope of Practice Related to Lower Burnout Risk
More comprehensive care may reduce costs while enhancing physician wellness, study authors write.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Iora Health hopes to expand primary-care model with $100M raise
Iora Health, a company that aims to reconfigure primary-care practices, has announced a $100 million fundraise to allow it to open more sites. Investors in theSeries E round include .406 Ventures, Devonshire Investors, F-Prime Capital, Flare Capital Partners, GE Ventures, Humana, Khosla Ventures, Polaris Partners and Temasek. Including the recent raise, Iora has raised $223 million to date. The 350-person company has created a differen t primary-care model, focusing on patients over the age of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Iora Health hopes to expand primary-care model with $100M raise
Iora Health, a company that aims to reconfigure primary-care practices, has announced a $100 million fundraise to allow it to open more sites. Investors in theSeries E round include .406 Ventures, Devonshire Investors, F-Prime Capital, Flare Capital Partners, GE Ventures, Humana, Khosla Ventures, Polaris Partners and Temasek. Including the recent raise, Iora has raised $223 million to date. The 350-person company has created a differen t primary-care model, focusing on patients over the age of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

ACP Glycemic Target Guidance: An Author Makes the Case ACP Glycemic Target Guidance: An Author Makes the Case
Dr Jay H. Shubrook interviews Dr Timothy J. Wilt on ACP's updated guidance statement on pharmacologic treatment of nonpregnant patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Cyberbullying prevention: insight and recommendations from youths, parents, and paediatricians - Mehari KR, Moore W, Waasdorp TE, Varney O, Berg K, Leff SS.
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify injunctive norms for cyberbullying prevention among youths, parents, and primary care providers, as well as barriers to preventive behaviours. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews on the topic of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Former RCGP chair named in GMC manslaughter review panel
Former RCGP chair Professor Clare Gerada has been named in an expert panel set up by the GMC to review gross negligence manslaughter (GNM) in healthcare following the Bawa-Garba case. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Multiple Lawsuits, Multiple Deaths, $900k from Medicare
(MedPage Today) --'More than 15, less than 30'malpractice suits, he said (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Research Finds Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Pain
A new meta-analysis published in theJournal of Pain has found that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain, which may have implications for the way family physicians treat patients with this condition. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Fights for Patient Access to Covered Medicaid Services
The AAFP stands against a proposed rule that would amend the state documentation process on Medicaid fee-for-service payments and their effect on patient access. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Caring for Olympic Team a Golden Opportunity
Allyson Howe, M.D., wanted a career that included caring for athletes. She achieved that goal as the head physician for the Olympic champion U.S. women's hockey team. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Diplomatic Way to End the Patient Visit The Diplomatic Way to End the Patient Visit
There is no shortage of time pressure in today's visit, How can you end each visit in a clear and effective, but appropriate, manner?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Does Tort Reform Affect Patient Care?; More Does Tort Reform Affect Patient Care?; More
The role of tort reform in patient care; grieving parents reach settlement with VA; medical malpractice boundary set in case involving deaf student; quadruple amputee argues to exceed state damages cap.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Doctor Pay Tops $257K For Primary Care, $425K For Specialists
Primary care physician compensation rose 2% to $257,000 a year while specialist pay is flat at $425,000, the Medical Group Management Association 2018 compensation report shows. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI NYSE:HUM Source Type: news

Primary Care Doctor Pay Tops $257,000 Amid Shift To Value
Primary care physician compensation rose 2% to $257,000 a year while specialist pay is flat at $425,000, the Medical Group Management Association 2018 compensation report shows. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI NYSE:HUM Source Type: news

Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital expanding in Indiana
Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital is looking to expand its operations in Indiana, according to the Batesville Herald-Tribune. The hospital system has operated a primary care practice, called Children’s Health Care, in Margaret Mary Physician Center in Batesville, Ind. As Margaret May Health is looking to expand in its own building, Cincinnati Children’s is looking to develop a 10,000-square foot medical office building on a 1-acre site. Verus Partners will develop the medical office building… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Primary care home: community pharmacy integration and innovation.
This guide is intended to further the integration of community pharmacy within primary care homes (PCHs) to improve patients'health and support them to manage their conditions. It looks at ways local pharmaceutical committees, community pharmacies and PCHs can make greater use of pharmacists'skills as part of a whole population health approach. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs hit hardest by increased workload in 'worst winter on record'
GPs were more likely than any other group of doctors to report increased workload through last winter, according to a BMA report that found it was the worst on record for the NHS. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Pain Assessment in the Older Population Pain Assessment in the Older Population
This commentary summarizes the revised evidence-based Guidelines on the Assessment of Pain in Older Adults which have been developed by the British Pain Society and British Geriatrics Society.Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

You Will Have a New Life You Will Have a New Life
A deeply personal account of a physician's difficult journey after a total colectomy, and how she was able to build the"new life" she was promised--but not quite in the way she expected.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

General and personal medical services, England: final statistics, 31 December 2017 and provisional 31 March 2018
This publication includes a high-level overview of the numbers and details of all general practice staff groups in England, including by type, gender, and age, for provisional March 2018 data. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Quick reference guide to over the counter items not to be prescribed in primary care
NHS England has published a quick reference tool for health professionals summarising the guidance on conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mental Health in RA Affects Flare Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- During anti-TNF tapering, factors such as depression are influential (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Improving Healthcare Awareness
(MedPage Today) -- What role do nurses play? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Smoking and Parenting; Afib and Stroke: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the Ebola vaccine, stroke risk and resolved a-fib, an antibody for migraine prevention, and cannabis and tobacco smoking by parents (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Assay May Help Avoid Needless Prostate Biopsies
(MedPage Today) -- Distinguishes clinically significant from insignificant/benign disease (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

UC Davis Health names new CEO
UC Davis Health is under new leadership. David A. Lubarsky was named as the system's new CEO and as vice chancellor of human health sciences for University of California Davis, the university said in a news release Friday. He will start July 2. Lubarsky will be responsible for overseeing the schools of medicine and nursing, UC Davis Me dical Center and the hospital’s primary care network. He will work closely with UC Davis Medical Center CEO Ann Madden Rice, the university said. Prior to joining… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

UC Davis Health names new CEO
UC Davis Health is under new leadership. David A. Lubarsky was named as the system's new CEO and as vice chancellor of human health sciences for University of California Davis, the university said in a news release Friday. He will start July 2. Lubarsky will be responsible for overseeing the schools of medicine and nursing, UC Davis Me dical Center and the hospital’s primary care network. He will work closely with UC Davis Medical Center CEO Ann Madden Rice, the university said. Prior to joining… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

AAFP Unveils Principles for Fair Measurement, Payment in APMs
The AAFP has unveiled five principles that show how and why the social determinants of health must be accounted for in alternative payment models. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' Kind of Socialized Medicine': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Synthetic Cannabinoid Poisoning Outbreak Poses Challenges
A physician who treated some of the recent cases of severe bleeding linked to contaminated synthetic cannabinoids says the outbreak highlighted the advantages of taking a family medicine approach to a public health crisis. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Celiac Testing Paradigm Underdetects Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Case-control study highlights need for more physician awareness and a new strategy for detection (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Afib Post-Stroke OAC Tied to Fewer Long-Term Events
(MedPage Today) -- No increased risk of bleeding complications in Danish registry (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Science, Religion, and Pop Culture -- A Surprisingly Healthy Mix
(MedPage Today) -- A conference at the Vatican brings together a diverse group (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Show Me Where to Sign
(MedPage Today) -- Precious gems are buried in a morass of paperwork (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens for 2018 Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens for 2018
Despite concerns about chemical sunscreens, they protect you better from the sun than “ natural ” sunscreens, Consumer Reports ’ latest sunscreen report finds.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

In Lupus, Time on Dialysis Matters
(MedPage Today) -- Survival in lupus nephritis worsens after 24 months of dialysis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Primary care home: community pharmacy integration and innovation
This report aims to inspire further integration of community pharmacy within primary care homes to improve patients'health and support them to manage their conditions. The paper concludes that by learning from those leading the way and exploring innovative ways of working together they could have a bigger impact on improving the health and care needs of their local population. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How e-consultation helped us revolutionise our practice
As part of the General Practice Forward View,£45m has been invested to help practices purchase online consultation systems.  Practice manager Mark Thomas was looking for a better way to manageChelston Hall Surgery in Torquay, South West England when he came across e-consultation. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news