Virginia Mason opens clinic in Kraken Community Iceplex
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health's new clinic at the Kraken Community Iceplex in Northgate is set to open Oct. 18. The 5,400 square-feet facility offers primary care and sports medicine expertise for the Northgate neighborhood, as well as on-site lab and X-ray services, a physical therapy gym and private consultation room inside the $80 million Seattle Kraken training facility, which opened in September. It's the first clinic to open since Virginia Mason merged with CHI Franciscan Health in early… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joey Thompson Source Type: news

Virginia Mason Franciscan opens clinic in Kraken Community Iceplex
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health's new clinic at the Kraken Community Iceplex in Northgate is set to open Oct. 18. The 5,400 square-feet facility offers primary care and sports medicine expertise for the Northgate neighborhood, as well as on-site lab and X-ray services, a physical therapy gym and private consultation room inside the $80 million Seattle Kraken training facility, which opened in September. It's the first clinic to open since Virginia Mason merged with CHI Franciscan Health in early… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Joey Thompson Source Type: news

Virginia Mason Franciscan opens clinic in Kraken Community Iceplex
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health's new clinic at the Kraken Community Iceplex in Northgate is set to open Oct. 18. The 5,400 square-feet facility offers primary care and sports medicine expertise for the Northgate neighborhood, as well as on-site lab and X-ray services, a physical therapy gym and private consultation room inside the $80 million Seattle Kraken training facility, which opened in September. It's the first clinic to open since Virginia Mason merged with CHI Franciscan Health in early… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joey Thompson Source Type: news

House: Racial Bias in Clinical Decision Support'Unacceptable'House: Racial Bias in Clinical Decision Support'Unacceptable '
Ways and Means report cites numerous examples of how these biases harm patients; professional societies divided on what to do about it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Humans Using Tobacco 12,000 Years Ago, Seed Remains Show Humans Using Tobacco 12,000 Years Ago, Seed Remains Show
The discovery of burnt seeds in an ancient hearth suggests people were using tobacco as much as 9000 years earlier than previously thought.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Califf Eyed for Second Term as FDA Chief, News Reports Say Califf Eyed for Second Term as FDA Chief, News Reports Say
News reports citing unnamed sources say President Biden may seek to put noted researcher Robert Califf back in charge of the US Food and Drug Administration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Social distancing should be cut to 1m in practices, says new IPC guidance
Practices can reduce social distancing from 2m to 1m providing the continued use of face coverings is in place, new infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance says. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

$100 Million Investment Aims to Ease Health Worker Shortage
The National Health Service Corp. -- a program that helps find primary care doctors for communities that struggle to recruit and keep them -- will receive these funds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Female Docs Continue to Earn Less Than Male Peers: Survey Female Docs Continue to Earn Less Than Male Peers: Survey
Among all physicians, men earn 35% more than their female counterparts; pay gap among specialists is greater than that in primary care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Working as a full-time GP in clinical practice is becoming unsafe, RCGP chair warns
The government needs to understand that general practice is a 'safety critical occupation' and it is now increasingly difficult for GPs to work full-time in general practice if they are to practise safely, the RCGP chair has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP annual conference 2021 Source Type: news

Face-to-face care debate 'too polarised', says NHS England's top GP
The face-to-face care debate has become 'too polarised', NHS England's top GP has warned - urging GPs to 'stay close' to patients to avoid a wedge being driven between practices and communities. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP annual conference 2021 Source Type: news

Development and internal validation of a risk prediction model for falls among older people using primary care electronic health records - Dormosh N, Schut MC, Heymans MW, van der Velde N, Abu-Hanna A.
BACKGROUND: Currently used prediction tools have limited ability to identify community-dwelling older people at high risk for falls. Prediction models utilizing Electronic Heath Records (EHR) provide opportunities but up to now showed limited clinical valu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Bill Clinton Hospitalized for Non-COVID Infection Bill Clinton Hospitalized for Non-COVID Infection
Clinton, 75, was admitted to the University of California Irvin Medical Center and was treated with IV antibiotics and fluids.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Sawbones Hosts Demystify Medicine, One Episode at a Time Sawbones Hosts Demystify Medicine, One Episode at a Time
The McElroys debunk medical myths on their podcast with research, reason, and a healthy dose of humor.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Walgreens invests billions more in VillageMD to open clinics across the U.S.
After agreeing to invest $1 billion in primary care startup  VillageMD earlier this year, Walgreens is now pouring more money into the firm as it makes plans to open 1,000 medical clinics at Walgreens locations in the coming years. Walgreens announced Thursday that it has agreed to invest a total of $5.2 billion in VillageMD, a Chicago firm that operates its own primary care clinics and telehealth services, along with providing a health-tech platform to independent providers. The new investment… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jim Dallke Source Type: news

GPs can apply learning from COVID-19 pandemic to fight climate emergency
GPs can apply learning from the COVID-19 response to help fight the climate emergency and the pandemic offers the chance to ‘build back better’, experts have told the RCGP annual conference. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP annual conference 2021 Source Type: news

GP who lost her job to long COVID urges doctors not to underestimate the condition
A GP with long COVID has urged other doctors to listen to patients who have the illness and not to underestimate the suffering and fear many have been through, particularly those who became unwell early in the pandemic. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP annual conference 2021 Source Type: news

GPs must demand strong voice in COVID-19 public inquiry
General practice must ensure its voice is heard as national inquiries into the initial handling and longer-term impact of COVID-19 begin in the UK and around the world - and ensure lessons are learned and shared internationally, according to a leading GP. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP annual conference 2021 Source Type: news

Less EHR Use Correlated With Physician Turnover: Study Less EHR Use Correlated With Physician Turnover: Study
Counterintuitive findings might be linked to lower demand for physicians before they leave, researchers speculate; smaller incomes in production environment could play important role as well.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Physical Activity Types and Programs Recommended by Primary Care Providers Treating Adults With Arthritis, DocStyles 2018
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - October 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Propeller Health vets launch virtual primary care platform Marley Medical
The launch was  fueled by a $9 million seed funding investment.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Walgreens invests billions more in VillageMD to open clinics across the U.S.
After agreeing to invest $1 billion in Chicago primary care startup  VillageMD earlier this year, Walgreens is now pouring more money into the firm as it makes plans to open 1,000 medical clinics at Walgreens locations in the coming years. Walgreens announced Thursday that it has agreed to invest a total of $5.2 billion in VillageMD, a Chicago firm that operates its own primary care clinics and telehealth services, along with providing a health-tech platform to independent providers. The new investment… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jim Dallke Source Type: news

Experts urge careful investigation to confirm post-COVID syndrome
Careful investigation is key to differentiate potential cases of post-COVID syndrome from other illnesses that can cause overlapping symptoms, experts told the 2021 RCGP conference - urging GPs also to consider the wider impact of the pandemic on patients. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Javid plans 'won't turn the tide' for GPs, warns former Tory health secretary
Former health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt has joined criticism of a government ‘rescue plan’ for general practice - arguing ‘sticking plaster’ solutions won’t solve a huge mismatch between patient demand and GP numbers. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workforce Source Type: news

GPs have key role in reversing widening health inequalities in young people
GPs should be proactive in supporting young patients to access services to counter widening health inequalities exacerbated by the pandemic, experts have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Equality Source Type: news

CMO praises GP pandemic response and warns 'exceptionally difficult' winter to come
England ’s chief medical officer has thanked GPs for their 'outstanding' efforts during the pandemic - warning that the current situation would be ‘catastrophically worse’ without their hard work. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP annual conference 2021 Source Type: news

The King's Fund responds to the Department of Health and Social Care announcement to improve access to general practice
(Source: The King's Fund - Press)
Source: The King's Fund - Press - October 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: kf_admin Source Type: news

Limited or No Access to Essential Diagnostic Tools for Many in Middle- and Low-Income Countries Limited or No Access to Essential Diagnostic Tools for Many in Middle- and Low-Income Countries
Two new reports highlight the lack of essential diagnostic tools in middle- and low- income countries and suggest that closing the diagnostics gap could save millions of lives annually.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

GP fury as 'support package' ramps up pressure on face-to-face access
Government plans billed as a 'support package' for general practice threaten a fifth of practices with direct intervention over face-to-face appointments and fail to provide the assistance the profession desperately needs, GP leaders have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Supporting general practice and improving access for patients
The NHS is gearing up to face a very challenging winter, with access to general practice an essential part of winter plans. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Risk Prediction Model Developed for Breast Cancer in Black Women
Model developed for use in primary care setting to predict breast cancer risk in U.S. Black women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Anxiety, Depression Track With Prevalence of COVID Cases Anxiety, Depression Track With Prevalence of COVID Cases
Anxiety and depression symptoms increased in adults last winter as COVID-19 surged in the United States but declined in the spring as COVID activity approached its nadir.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mayor: Just 15 Businesses Fined Over NYC Vaccine Mandate Mayor: Just 15 Businesses Fined Over NYC Vaccine Mandate
"Yes we're going to work with this, we're going to make it work for our employees, for our customers, keep everyone safe."Associated Press (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Docs: Insurers' Payment Delays, Downcoding a'Revenue Grab'Docs: Insurers' Payment Delays, Downcoding a'Revenue Grab '
Demand for documentation on many routine claims by ambulatory care groups is slowing payment; more complex claims are routinely downcoded by major insurers as well.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Professor Martin Marshall: RCGP conference speech in full
In his keynote address at the RCGP annual conference 2021, college chair Professor Martin Marshall paid tribute to GPs who made the 'ultimate sacrifice' during the pandemic, discussed challenges facing the profession and hopes for the future. Read the speech in full below. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 13, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP annual conference 2021 Source Type: news

Government to scrap 2m rule in GP practices in push for more in-person appointments
Social distancing rules in GP surgeries could be scrapped as part of government plans to increase face-to-face consultations, reports suggest. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 13, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

It ’s Okay for Docs to Refuse to Treat Unvaccinated Patients It ’s Okay for Docs to Refuse to Treat Unvaccinated Patients
Bioethicist Art Caplan discusses the ethics of deciding not to treat patients who have willingly rejected COVID-19 vaccinations.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

New Landmines in Your Next (and Even Current) Employment Contract New Landmines in Your Next (and Even Current) Employment Contract
Physicians getting a new employment contract -- or even those asked to renegotiate their current contract -- may face some tough clauses. Here's what you need to watch out for.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The Trials and Tribulations of Working From Home The Trials and Tribulations of Working From Home
Working from home sounds appealing, but it takes a few adjustments. What one physician learned about herself along the way.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Blog Source Type: news

Are Your Finances a Mess? 10 Tips to Get Back on Track Are Your Finances a Mess? 10 Tips to Get Back on Track
Financial planning can be a puzzle. So, are you on target or not? This brief, practical primer covers the financial areas you need to pay attention to so you can get on track -- and stay there.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Blog Source Type: news

Groups Challenge Antitrust Charges Against DaVita Inc, Former CEO Groups Challenge Antitrust Charges Against DaVita Inc, Former CEO
DaVita and former CEO Kent Thiry face federal labor market collusion charges; record Medicare fraud scheme involved kickbacks, bribes from DME suppliers; more.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

A systematic review of culturally competent family violence responses to women in primary care - Pokharel B, Yelland J, Hooker L, Taft A.
Existing culturally competent models of care and guidelines are directing the responses of healthcare providers to culturally diverse populations. However, there is a lack of research into how or if these models and guidelines can be translated into the pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

He Was Shot by a Stranger but Treated Like a Criminal When He Reached the ER
When Greg Jackson Jr. thinks about the night he was shot, the most painful part of the memory isn’t that he almost died. It’s not the six surgeries he underwent, the half-year bedridden, or the image of his younger cousin using a shirt as a tourniquet to save his life. It’s not even the thought of the gunman. What brings on a flood of resentment is his reception at the hospital. After he was rolled off the ambulance on a stretcher, still clad in his bloody clothes, police officers—not doctors or nurses—greeted him and began peppering him with questions. Where was he when the shots rang out? W...
Source: TIME: Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Guns Health Care healthscienceclimate nationpod Source Type: news

GP workload intensifies as practices head for tough winter
GP workload intensified sharply in the final two weeks of September with practices delivering 6% more consultations and a third more clinical administrative work than in the same period in 2019, GPonline analysis of RCGP data shows. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 13, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workload Source Type: news

Winner of RCGP Research Paper of the Year announced
GP Dr Alex Sohal and colleagues have won this year's RCGP Research Paper of the Year for a study looking at improving the healthcare response to domestic violence and abuse in UK primary care. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 13, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP annual conference 2021 Source Type: news

‘Demonising less-than-full-time doctors will drive people away’ - GPs slam media attacks
After media campaigns criticising GPs over working hours, doctors shed light on the workload of 'part-time' clinicians, their reasons for working this way and why negative press could turn people away. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 13, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workforce Source Type: news

Lengthening Menstrual Cycles Near Menopause Could Predict Heart Health
Title: Lengthening Menstrual Cycles Near Menopause Could Predict Heart HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - October 13, 2021 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

U.S. Task Force Reconsiders Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Use for Preventing Heart Attacks in Adults Over 60
Older adults without heart disease shouldn’t take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health guidelines group said in preliminary updated advice released Tuesday. Bleeding risks for adults in their 60s and up who haven’t had a heart attack or stroke outweigh any potential benefits from aspirin, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said in its draft guidance. For the first time, the panel said there may be a small benefit for adults in their 40s who have no bleeding risks. For those in their 50s, the panel softened advice and said evidence of benefit is less clear....
Source: TIME: Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Taylor/AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Research wire Source Type: news

Amazon to Allow Employees to Work Remotely Indefinitely Amazon to Allow Employees to Work Remotely Indefinitely
Amazon said it will allow many tech and corporate workers to continue working remotely indefinitely, as long as they can commute to the office when necessary.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Shared decision making must be at the heart of all interactions with patients
New guidance on shared decision making makes clear it is is no longer a ‘nice to have’ but must be business as usual in the NHS, explains Dr Pauline Foreman. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - October 12, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP annual conference 2021 Source Type: news