Number of Patients With OUD in Labor/Delivery Quadruples
The number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder who presented at hospital labor/delivery departments quadrupled between 1999 and 2014. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fighting for a Fee Schedule That Works for You, Your Patients
The AAFP is working on a detailed response to the proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule that steers CMS toward fixes that will help family physicians give patients the comprehensive, continuous care they expect. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Work Improves in Spine Patients on Biologics (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Productivity and activity benefits seen with biologic therapy in axial spondyloarthritis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Many Physicians Missing Info, Action on MenB Vaccine Many Physicians Missing Info, Action on MenB Vaccine
A new study finds that primary care providers require more education and clearer guidance with respect to meningococcal B vaccine delivery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Advanced Primary Care: A Key Contributor to Successful ACOs (August 2018)
Report examines how advanced primary care models - like the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) -impact the success of ACOs. (Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Essential training for commissioners of primary care dental services
PCC has four upcoming workshops at two levels – one for people new to dental service contracting and the other for those with more experience who would like to further their knowledge and skills. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study Shows Physicians, Nurses How They Talk to Each Other
A study published inBMJ Quality& Safety suggests that both professional trust and patient safety can be increased by enabling physicians and nurses to reflect on their communication with each other. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GP recruitment crisis: ‘Give people opportunities to develop portfolio careers’
General practice is facing a workforce crisis. It has been widely reported that the NHS is struggling to retain GPs and to recruit GPs willing to become partners.  But, with a‘record number’of doctors now in GP training, will this mark a turn in the tide for general practice?Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 20, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Misleading on Preeclampsia; Artificial Heart Risk; TAVR Site Fight
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Teaching Students to Be Leaders, Create Change
Physician, educator and advocate Kari Mader, M.D., M.P.H., is teaching medical students how to identify and address their communities'needs. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Electrical Brain Stimulation May Improve Post-Stroke Aphasia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with long-term aphasia named more words with noninvasive technique (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Primary Care Docs Not Up to Speed on MenB Vax
(MedPage Today) -- ACIP's Category B recommendation cited as'major issue,'survey finds (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Creating a new IT ecosystem for General Practice
The framework agreements will provide a contract vehicle for GPs, CCGs and other customers to purchase systems and services which are assured on the GP IT catalogue to be managed by NHS Digital. Services provided will include clinical management solutions to support business continuity in general practice; new ways of working in general practice; integrated and federated care, and cross-organisational working. It will extend support to providers beyond traditional GP practices to emerging new models of care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in middle-aged women attending a primary care center: a cross-sectional study in Mexico - Alvarado-Esquivel C.
BACKGROUND: Very little is known about suicide attempts in middle-aged women in Mexico. The aims of this study were to determine: 1) the prevalence of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in middle-aged women in Durango City, Mexico; and 2) the suicide a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Are we finally making progress with suicide and self-harm? An overview of the history, epidemiology and evidence for prevention - Kelly BD.
Ireland's suicide rate is falling, but suicide and self-harm remain substantial societal problems. It is not possible to predict suicide at the level of the individual but good primary care, good mental health care and good social care all likely reduce ri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Physician's Role When a Patient Discloses IPV Perpetration Physician's Role When a Patient Discloses IPV Perpetration
What action should a physician take if a patient discloses perpetrating intimate partner violence?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

New medical specialty needed to manage growing number of Americans with diabetes
(American Osteopathic Association) Fourteen years after one-year fellowship programs were created to give primary care physicians the clinical skills to better manage diabetes and its complications, new research in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association finds resistance among payers and other physicians may slow growth of the fledgling specialty. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SPECIAL REPORT-Children Poisoned by Lead on U.S. Army Bases as Hazards Ignored SPECIAL REPORT-Children Poisoned by Lead on U.S. Army Bases as Hazards Ignored
Army Colonel J. Cale Brown put his life on the line in two tours of duty in Afghanistan, earning a pair of Bronze Stars for his service. In between those deployments, Brown received orders to report to Fort Benning, the sprawling Georgia base that proudly describes itself as the century-old home of the U.S. infantry.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Drug misuse deaths fall but still remain too high
As the ONS releases the latest figures for drug-related deaths in England and Wales, Rosanna O ’Connor discusses the actions taken to tackle these issues Related items fromOnMedica Seaside towns top heroin deaths league table for England and Wales Tougher drug laws may not stop violence Baby-boomers ’ substance misuse problems ignored for too long Fentanyl and cocaine deaths on the rise Learning and growing together (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - August 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Closing the Racial Disparity in PAD Care
(MedPage Today) -- African Americans fare worse with peripheral artery disease (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

D.C. Week: FDA Approves Liver Cancer Tx; Dem Senators Talk Preexisting Conditions
(MedPage Today) -- Thursday was a big day on Capitol Hill (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fractures Up 10-Year Mortality Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Study shows risk level varies by type of fracture (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

HIV and Hypertension: Notes for Primary Care
Hypertension in persons with HIV is a significant CV risk factor and should be a target of focused prevention in primary care. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

Move to Integrate Behavioral Health Sees Progress
(MedPage Today) -- Challenges with licensure requirements, data sharing, and the promise of skimpier health plans remain (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Understanding Bullies vs. Bullying Behaviors
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Top Picks for Android and iOS
(MedPage Today) -- The week's must-have apps for providers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Will Medicare Shared Savings Program Changes Affect You?
The AAFP is urging family physicians to join a free webinar on Aug. 20 that will outline proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Children Exposed to Zika in Utero Need Long-term Monitoring
About one in seven children 1 year of age or older who were born to women with Zika virus infection during pregnancy have one or more health problems possibly caused by in utero exposure to the virus. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

My Patient May Have a Mitochondrial Disease: What Should I Do? My Patient May Have a Mitochondrial Disease: What Should I Do?
All patients with a suspected mitochondrial disease should be seen by a mitochondrial medicine expert. But what can the primary care clinician do while waiting for that to happen?CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

NHS England launches open call for solutions for general practice premises policy
The general practice premises policy review, led by NHS England and Department of Health and Social Care, has launched a call for solutions. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pelvic Exams, Genital HSV Testing Next on Choosing Wisely List Pelvic Exams, Genital HSV Testing Next on Choosing Wisely List
The AAFP no longer recommends pelvic exams in asymptomatic women or genital HSV testing in asymptomatic adults, according to its newest Choosing Wisely list.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

First Generic EpiPen Receives FDA Approval
(MedPage Today) -- FDA commissioner cites Drug Competition Action Plan to develop more low-cost generics (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Tied to Autism Risk
(MedPage Today) -- High environmental exposure to p,p'-DDE linked to higher risk for male offspring (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

PCPs Write Fewer Scripts for Benign Dizzy Spells
(MedPage Today) -- Guidelines discourage imaging and drug treatment without specialist's evaluation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

I Didn't Study Medicine to Prescribe Weed
(MedPage Today) -- Medical marijuana brings new uncertainties for physicians (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Skin Lesion Scopes Likely Safe for Cardiac Device Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Dermatoscopes'magnetic field didn't influence device function in experiments (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

I Used to Feel Relieved When I Reached My Cap
(MedPage Today) -- Not anymore (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

YouTube: Good for Cat Videos, But Not for Cosmetic Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Biases, shortcomings found in most popular informational videos (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AI vs Docs: Diagnostic Errors AI vs Docs: Diagnostic Errors
What do Medscape's readers think about the accuracy of diagnosis by artificial intelligence compared with by physicians?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

GP at Hand improves health access for migrants and homeless, review finds
Babylon’s GP at Hand smartphone app‘advances equality of access to GP services’, an assessment of its impact on patients has found.  The equality impact assessment, carried out on behalf of NHS Hammersmith and Fulham CCG, found that the NHS app was‘more likely to address most barriers than traditional GP services’ in 10 out of 11 protected groups.  It especially found the app made it easier for‘vulnerable migrants and homeless people’ to register for NHS general practice. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 16, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Latest News Source Type: news

Preventing suicide in children and young people: What can GPs do?
Dr Maria Michail and Dr Faraz Mughal provide some practical tips that GPs should bear in mind when consulting with a young person at risk of suicide. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - August 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 13 Care of People with Mental Health Problems Source Type: news

HIV PrEP Use May Be a Gateway to Primary Care HIV PrEP Use May Be a Gateway to Primary Care
People who use HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are also more likely to get routine care like flu shots and recommended screenings for common health problems, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Men, Like Women, Can Have Post-Sex Blues Men, Like Women, Can Have Post-Sex Blues
After sex, men can sometimes experience a myriad of confusing negative feelings, a phenomenon called post-coital dysphoria (PCD), which can interfere with relationships, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Overcoming Elderspeak: A Study of Three Alternatives Overcoming Elderspeak: A Study of Three Alternatives
This review presents 3 strategies for communicating with impaired older adults to avoid the negative features of elderspeak, which is generally considered disrespectful and patronizing.The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

How Evolving US Payment Models Influence Primary Care How Evolving US Payment Models Influence Primary Care
This review examines current major health care payment models in the US, identifying 8 distinct variations. How do they differentially shape primary care delivery?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgery Prevails as Initial Therapy for mRCC
(MedPage Today) -- Better survival, more use of multimodal therapy versus initial targeted treatment (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Weight Gain After Smoking Cessation Hikes Diabetes Risk -- But Not to Worry
(MedPage Today) -- Diabetes risk eventually returns to normal, and outweighed by overall survival boost (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ibalizumab Shows Antiviral Activity in Multi-Drug Resistant HIV
(MedPage Today) -- FDA officials highlight unique phase III trial design (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Adds Five New'Choosing Wisely' Recommendations
The AAFP has added five new recommendations to its Choosing Wisely list, which highlights medical tests, treatments and procedures that may be medically unnecessary and should be discussed with patients. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Have Cuts in Lab Payments Affected You?
The AAFP is asking family physicians to participate in a short survey that asks them to describe how cuts in point-of-care lab fees have impacted their practices. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news