Focus on Lifestyle Changes: The Indian Diabetes Guidelines Focus on Lifestyle Changes: The Indian Diabetes Guidelines
The ABCs of the Indian Diabetes Guidelines: Dr Rucha Mehta compares these guidelines with the ADA guidelines.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Strap on the Fitbit: John Hancock to Sell Only Interactive Life Insurance Strap on the Fitbit: John Hancock to Sell Only Interactive Life Insurance
John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones, the company said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Initiation and engagement as mechanisms for change caused by collaborative care in opioid and alcohol use disorders - Setodji CM, Watkins KE, Hunter SB, McCullough C, Stein BD, Osilla KC, Ober AJ.
BACKGROUND: To assess the mechanism by which a collaborative care (CC) intervention improves self-reported abstinence among primary care patients with opioid and alcohol use disorders (OAUD) compared to treatment as usual. METHODS: Secondary data a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

GPs should 'dust off' pandemic plans this flu season, warns leading medic
Dr Andrew Green, clinical and prescribing lead for the General Practice Committee in the UK, urged doctors to step up their preparations ahead of the flu outbreak this winter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First areas to benefit from £15m GP practice staff investment named
GP federations in Down and Derry/Londonderry have been announced as the first sites for the rollout of a multi-million pound investment in multi-disciplinary teams to bolster capacity in Northern Ireland general practice. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 21, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Occupational Patterns in Drug-Involved Overdose Deaths Occupational Patterns in Drug-Involved Overdose Deaths
Are workers in certain occupations more prone to drug and opioid-involved overdose death?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Poor investment in general practice risks patient safety
Investment has risen – but not enough to secure sustainability of general practice, say GP leaders Related items fromOnMedica GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years Daily Mail highlights desperate GP shortage GPs in catch-22 over appointment length and rising demand Stop cynically undermining trust in doctors says BMA (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Don ’t let the digital revolution just happen to your practice
Is the digital revolution the end of general practice as we know it or a vital step to modernisation? (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

US Life Expectancy Going Down, With Opioid ODs a Big Factor US Life Expectancy Going Down, With Opioid ODs a Big Factor
The annual report on the health of the nation finds death rates are up for five of the leading 12 causes of death. Teen birth and smoking rates have been cut in half.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Obesity Doubles Risk of Incontinence in Younger Women Obesity Doubles Risk of Incontinence in Younger Women
Clinicians should counsel women that maintaining a healthy weight may help prevent urinary incontinence now or later in life, the authors suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

NHS England ahead of GPFV target for investment in general practice
Funding for GP practices has increased by over£500m in the last year, according to official data published today.  NHS England’s Investment in General Practice report said general practice received£10.8bn in 2017/18,£580m more than last year’s total of£10.2bn. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 20, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Humana CFO: 'What we're trying to do with health care is fundamental transformation'
Humana Inc. has had an innovative year in 2018, and company CFO Brian Kane recently told investors that the company's goal is to continue its ambitious efforts. "What we're trying to do with health care is fundamental transformation," Kane said at the Morgan Stanley 16th Annual Global Healthcare Conference in New York City on Friday. Specifically, he was referring to the recently announced primary care pilot program between the health insurance and health services company and Walgreens stores in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Why I Can't Fire My Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Once you have them, you're stuck with them -- and vice-versa (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Integrator: Target inequalities, invest in general practice
Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping policy, providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Bridging the gap' - a survey of medical GPs' awareness of child dental neglect as a marker of potential systemic child neglect - Colgan SM, Randall PG, Porter JDH.
BACKGROUND: Higher levels of tooth decay are seen in abused and neglected children. The medical general practitioner (GP)/family doctor is often the first point of contact within the UK National Health Service (NHS). AimWe aimed to assess in the absenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

RPS England sets out five tests for Primary Care Networks
The English Pharmacy Board has today (Thursday) written to NHS England setting outfive tests for Primary Care Networksto ensure greater joined-up working across the whole of the health and care workfo (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

PPIs and Long-Term Risk of Pneumonia in Older Adults PPIs and Long-Term Risk of Pneumonia in Older Adults
Might long-term use of proton-pump inhibitors increase pneumonia risk in the elderly?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Talking with the doctor makes it easier to deal with grief and bereavement
(Aarhus University) In a comprehensive study, researchers from Aarhus University show that grieving patients who receive what is known as talk therapy at the general practitioner shortly after a relative's death, have a lower risk of suicide and psychiatric illness than others. Data from 207,000 million Danes is included in the register-based study, which can contribute to new practices in the preventative area. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guidance for commissioners: interpreting and translation services in primary care
NHS England has published guidance for commissioners including details of the legal position, principles for high quality interpreting and translation services, and commissioning and contracting considerations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FDA Demands Plan to Reverse Teen E-Cigarette'Epidemic '
Noting " an epidemic proportion of growth " in the use of e-cigarettes among teenagers, the FDA gave major manufacturers a deadline to say how they will fight the trend. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Here ’s the latest on Providence hospital’s upcoming closure in D.C.
Providence Health System, which said it's transitioning away from acute care toward outpatient services, will close its Northeast D.C. hospital Dec. 14. After the closure, the system said only some primary care providers and the Carroll Manor nursing facility will continue to operate on the campus at 1150 Varnum St. NE. In the future, it will add services in home care, care coordination, telehealth and virtual care, and community-based behavioral health care. But many questions still remain, in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Here ’s the latest on Providence hospital’s upcoming closure in D.C.
Providence Health System, which said it's transitioning away from acute care toward outpatient services, will close its Northeast D.C. hospital Dec. 14. After the closure, the system said only some primary care providers and the Carroll Manor nursing facility will continue to operate on the campus at 1150 Varnum St. NE. In the future, it will add services in home care, care coordination, telehealth and virtual care, and community-based behavioral health care. But many questions still remain, in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to give an intramuscular injection
Intramuscular injections are for medicines that people must inject into a muscle rather than the bloodstream or fatty tissue. In this article, find out the standard locations for intramuscular injections. We also provide a step-by-step guide on how to give an intramuscular injection at home. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Primary Care / General Practice Source Type: news

$200M investment: ChenMed makes bigger commitment in Philadelphia
ChenMed, a Miami based operator of primary care health centers for seniors, said Wednesday it is more than doubling its investment in the Philadelphia markets to $200 million to fund the opening of at least 10 Dedicated Senior Medical Centers in Philadelphia over the next five years. The company has opened its first four centers — in the Olney, Mayfair, North Philadelphia, and West Philadelphia sections of the city — for Medicare-eligible seniors. Dedicated Senior Medical Center clinicians have… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Mortality Improves in Lupus ESRD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- All-cause death risk falls by a third since 1995 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Give Newborns Antibiotic Ointment to Prevent Eye Infection
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's latest draft recommendation statement recommends applying prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Med Students Seek More Gun Violence Prevention Research Med Students Seek More Gun Violence Prevention Research
Medical students held meetings across the United States on Monday and seek to overcome legislative barrier on firearm safety research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Researchers Test EHR Tools That Document Social Determinants
New research published inAnnals of Family Medicine analyzes use of an EHR-based tool for documenting social determinants of health in three community health centers. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Primary Care Doctors Less Familiar With Vaginal Atrophy Primary Care Doctors Less Familiar With Vaginal Atrophy
Postmenopausal women who experience problems like vaginal dryness, painful intercourse or urinary incontinence may want to see a gynecologist instead of a primary care provider for help, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

How Do You Feel About Recording Office Visits? How Do You Feel About Recording Office Visits?
More patients are recording doctor's appointments with or without permission.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CT Predicts Flares in Patients with Gout (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In contrast, ultrasound was not helpful (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Hospital Changes Will Affect Doctors' Practices How Hospital Changes Will Affect Doctors' Practices
Hospitals have been swept up in four major trends over the past several years. Which of these are likely to continue, and what form will they take? The answers could affect how you practice.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Resident Suicide: A Tragedy, and Yoga's Not the Answer Resident Suicide: A Tragedy, and Yoga's Not the Answer
A compelling documentary examines the pressures and dangerous forces that lead residents and practicing physicians to doubt themselves, make errors, and take their own lives.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

USPSTF Recommends Intensive Behavioral Change for Obesity
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- Primary care physicians should offer or refer obese patients to intensive behavioral interventions, according to a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) final recommendation statement published in the Sept. 18... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Power of Clinical Triads
(MedPage Today) -- They're one of the most useful tools for providers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Learn to speak up in primary care
A new e-learning module for speaking up is now available for all staff working in primary care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women's sexual health after menopause may be best treated by gynecologists
(Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women who experience problems like vaginal dryness, painful intercourse or urinary incontinence may want to see a gynecologist instead of a primary care provider for help, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Best Project Winners Named in Emerging Leader Institute
The winning projects from the third class of the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute focused on the mental health of veterans, home births and high-quality care for the LGBTQ+ community. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Treat-to-Target in RA: No Increase in AEs
(MedPage Today) -- Implementation of treat-to-target also slightly lowered resource use (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Early Win for Anti-IL-17 Drug in Hidradenitis Suppurativa
(MedPage Today) -- Responses in 14 of 18 patients with longstanding disease (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF: Behavioral Interventions Best for Obese Adults (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Potential harms were greater with pharmacotherapy; surgery was not considered in the recommendation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Local council grants almost £1m to GP surgery to upgrade premises
An East London GP surgery run by the Hurley Group super-practice has been granted almost£1m by the local council to increase its capacity amid a rapidly growing population.  The Island Medical Centre in Tower Hamlets will receive£985,839 to refurbish the surgery, adding four clinical rooms and capacity for up to 28,000 new patient appointments every year. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Local council grants almost £1m to GP surgery to upgrade premise
An East London GP surgery run by the Hurley Group super-practice has been granted almost£1m by the local council to increase its capacity amid a rapidly growing population.  The Island Medical Centre in Tower Hamlets will receive£985,839 to refurbish the surgery, adding four clinical rooms and capacity for up to 28,000 new patient appointments every year. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Guidance for Commissioners: Interpreting and Translation Services in Primary Care
This guidance aims to provide practical advice to commissioners including details of the legal position, principles for high quality interpreting and translation services, and commissioning and contracting considerations. It was initially written with primary medical care services (GP surgeries) in mind but commissioners may find the contents applicable to other settings, such as other primary care settings or hospital sites. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recharge Your Brain at Work With Exercise That Doesn't Require Much Thinking Recharge Your Brain at Work With Exercise That Doesn't Require Much Thinking
A good way to recharge your brain at work might be with a short bout of exercise that doesn't require much concentration, according to a small study from Japan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Deadly DNP
Simon Thomas, PHE, shines a spotlight on this toxic chemical used by many for body building and weight reduction. Despite the warnings, the number of deaths is rising. Related items fromOnMedica RCGP warns on website prescribers Insecure adults may be drawn to Facebook to ease their anxieties Drug misuse deaths fall but still remain too high GPs must act carefully if patients are selling on prescription medications Not so ‘smart’ drugs (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - September 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Review Shows Team-Based Care May Reduce Physician Burnout New Review Shows Team-Based Care May Reduce Physician Burnout
High-functioning clinical care teams have tremendous potential to promote clinician well-being and improve patient outcomes, according to the National Academy of Medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Improving Sepsis Care: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the soaring cost of health illiteracy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Triple Tx Effective in COPD with Low Exacerbation Risk
(MedPage Today) -- And models show exacerbations further decreasing (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Repeat CRP Tests If Spine Disease Uncertain
(MedPage Today) -- Post-hoc analysis of patients with axial spondyloarthritis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news