Most Federal Health Agencies OK Despite Shutdown
(MedPage Today) -- But FDA is feeling the pinch; IHS, ATSDR affected too (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 2, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Smoking Cessation Key Component of Cancer Moonshot Program
(MedPage Today) -- NCI initiative targets all cancer patients who smoke: " a core part of cancer care " (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 2, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mediterranean Edges Out DASH for Best Diet of 2019 Mediterranean Edges Out DASH for Best Diet of 2019
A U.S. News& World Report panel of nutritionists, dietary consultants, and doctors ranked 41 diet plans by nine categories.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Do You Prescribe Mindfulness to Your Patients? Do You Prescribe Mindfulness to Your Patients?
Mindfulness techniques such as yoga and meditation may be helpful in managing both physical and psychological conditions.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Abatacept Versus TNF Inhibitors in RA: What Are the Risks of Infections? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Reduced hospitalized infection risk in abatacept versus TNFi initiators, study found. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 2, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Former PCT chief executive appointed trust chair
A former primary care trust chief executive has been appointed chair of a financially-challenged acute trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Low-Dose Amitriptyline Effective for Chronic Low Back Pain Low-Dose Amitriptyline Effective for Chronic Low Back Pain
This low-dose antidepressant may be an alternative to opioids, according to Dr Laurie Barclay.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Viewpoint Source Type: news

Patients miss one in 20 GP appointments at a cost of £200m, warns NHS England
One in 20 GP surgery appointments are being wasted because patients do not turn up and fail to warn surgeries they are not coming, costing the NHS over£200m annually.  The latest NHS Digital GP appointments data suggests that 15.4m GP appointments are going to waste every year because patients who don’t turn up are not giving staff sufficient notice to make the appointments available to other patients. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 2, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Ready to Get Involved and Improve Primary Care? Start Here
With the new year and its new legislative sessions comes a reminder that the AAFP's advocacy tools can help family physicians achieve important victories. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 2, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Many Doctors Eager to Get Rid of the ACA Many Doctors Eager to Get Rid of the ACA
Following a court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, a majority of readers voiced their relief at possibly moving away from Obamacare.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Among Nonsmokers: US, 1988-2014 Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Among Nonsmokers: US, 1988-2014
This report shows that secondhand smoke exposure among U.S. nonsmokers has decreased considerably during the past two and a half decades, but progress has stalled in recent years.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Cancel your GP appointment rather than just not show up, patients urged
15 million no-shows every year, says NHS England in new drive to reverse trend Related items fromOnMedica Make GP a more attractive career, agree MPs Threefold higher rise in GP consults than in doctor headcount over past five years BMA calls for maximum number of patients per GP Primary care lead says GPs could embrace 7-day care Scottish Conservatives back bigger share of NHS budget for GPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Should we screen for frailty in primary care settings? A fresh perspective on the frailty evidence base: a narrative review - Ambagtsheer RC, Beilby JJ, Visvanathan R, Dent E, Yu S, Braunack-Mayer AJ.
With older adults living longer, health service providers have increasingly turned their attention towards frailty and its significant consequences for health and well-being. Consequently, frailty screening has gained momentum as a possible health policy a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Continuity in primary care associated with cost reductions
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How to fix our inverted public health pyramid
Studies show that more than 50% of patients at tertiary centres are only in need of primary care. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leafy Green Neighborhoods Tied to Better Cardiovascular Health Leafy Green Neighborhoods Tied to Better Cardiovascular Health
People who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress, healthier blood vessels and a lower risk of heart attack and stroke than residents of communities without many outdoor recreation areas, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Treatment Efficacy Differs for Positional and Nonpositional OSA Treatment Efficacy Differs for Positional and Nonpositional OSA
Treatments to resolve anteroposterior velum- and tongue-related airway obstruction may be more effective in patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA) than in those with nonpositional OSA, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Urologists Overprescribing Post-op Antimicrobials at VA Hospitals Urologists Overprescribing Post-op Antimicrobials at VA Hospitals
Urologists in the US Veterans Administration (VA) health system are overprescribing antimicrobials after common procedures instead of following American Urological Association (AUA) guidelines, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Scheri named president of General Medical Associates
The General Medical Associates Inc. announced Monday that Dr. Tad Daniel Scheri would serve as the organization's new president. Scheri is succeeding Dr. Louis W. Heyl, who helped to found the group 23 years ago and has served as its president since then. GMA is the largest independent primary care physicians group in the Greater North hills, with 11 offices stretching from Pittsburgh to Cranberry Township. “I’m excite d for this opportunity to continue providing the community leadership and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Luke Torrance Source Type: news

Scheri named president of General Medical Associates
The General Medical Associates Inc. announced Monday that Dr. Tad Daniel Scheri would serve as the organization's new president. Scheri is succeeding Dr. Louis W. Heyl, who helped to found the group 23 years ago and has served as its president since then. GMA is the largest independent primary care physicians group in the Greater North hills, with 11 offices stretching from Pittsburgh to Cranberry Township. “I’m excite d for this opportunity to continue providing the community leadership and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Luke Torrance Source Type: news

Is One SGLT2 (Or GLP-1) Just Like Another for Cardiac Benefit? Is One SGLT2 (Or GLP-1) Just Like Another for Cardiac Benefit?
A new consensus document from ACC acknowledges the'twofer'benefits of some antidiabetic drugs.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Nurse-Led Program in Primary Care Can Up Detection of Liver Dz
MONDAY, Dec. 31, 2018 -- A nurse-led primary care intervention can increase the number of new diagnoses of liver disease, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in PLOS ONE. Magdy El-Gohary, B.Sc., B.M., from the University of Southampton in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exploring the relationships between sexual violence, mental health and perpetrator identity: a cross-sectional Australian primary care study - Tarzia L, Thuraisingam S, Novy K, Valpied J, Quake R, Hegarty K.
BACKGROUND: Research supports the association between adult sexual violence (SV) and poor mental health. However, most studies focus on rape and physical sexual assault. Little is known about how more subtle forms of SV affect women's well-being. Furthermo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

General practice and the multiple conditions challenge
GP in Oxford and a Policy Fellow at the Health Foundation, Dr Rebecca Fisher explores the challenges in helping patients to manage multiple conditions Related items fromOnMedica Deprivation cuts 10 years off healthy life in England Number of older people with four or more diseases will double by 2035 No more sticking plasters for primary care, insists England ’s GP leader Building an inclusive digital health and care service Four factors to deal with the problem of long-term health conditions (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - December 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cancer Patients and Social Media
(MedPage Today) -- You can help patients benefit from social media and avoid the pitfalls (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Spine Disease Hampers Quality of Life
(MedPage Today) -- But some key factors in ankylosing spondylitis may be modifiable (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Early Physical Therapy May Curb Long-term Opioid Use for Musculoskeletal Pain Early Physical Therapy May Curb Long-term Opioid Use for Musculoskeletal Pain
Receiving at least one physical therapy session within three months of a diagnosis of knee, shoulder, neck or low back pain is associated with less long-term opioid use, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Late-night Tweeting May Affect Pro Basketball Players' Performance Late-night Tweeting May Affect Pro Basketball Players' Performance
Professional athletes in the National Basketball Association may score fewer points and snag fewer rebounds the day after late-night activity on Twitter, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Occupational violence against Brazilian nurses - Cavalcanti AL, Belo EDR, Marcolino EC, Fernandes A, Cavalcanti YW, de Carvalho DF, Valen ça AMG, Cavalcanti AFC, Padilha WWN.
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the prevalence and risk factors of workplace violence against Brazilian nurses in 2014. METHODS: The study's population comprised of 112 nurses working in teams of Family Primary Care Units and Primary Care Health Centers. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Enough is Enough
(MedPage Today) -- Let's commit ourselves in the new year to fixing the healthcare system (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Physician, 57, Killed by Falling Ice While Hiking Physician, 57, Killed by Falling Ice While Hiking
Judith Pinsker was a primary care physician at Tufts Medical Center for more than 20 years. She spoke fluent Spanish, played the flute, and loved the outdoors and helping with medical service trips.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Technology in Geriatrics Technology in Geriatrics
What role can--and should--technology play in geriatric care? How can new technologies be integrated into existing health and social service systems? Explore the issues in this paper.Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Caring for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Persons Caring for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Persons
This paper reviews the unique clinical considerations surrounding care of the transgender patient, providing key recommendations for practice.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Pediatric Obesity in Primary Practice Pediatric Obesity in Primary Practice
What can primary care providers do to help prevent childhood obesity and its complications?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

AHRQ Guideline Clearinghouse Continues... Under New Management
(MedPage Today) -- ECRI takes up AHRQ's mantle, but is basically starting from scratch (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Work in Space Does Not Seem to Shorten Astronauts' Lives Work in Space Does Not Seem to Shorten Astronauts' Lives
Although space travel exposes astronauts to forms of radiation that are uncommon on Earth, and that are linked to cancers and heart problems, a U.S. study suggests this doesn't significantly shorten their lives.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

U.S. Drug Developer Capricor Places Duchenne Drug Trial on Hold U.S. Drug Developer Capricor Places Duchenne Drug Trial on Hold
Capricor Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday it had put on hold a clinical trial of its drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a muscle-wasting disorder, citing a safety review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Combo Biologics in RA? Be Cautious
(MedPage Today) -- Risk of adverse events appeared to be less with tapered doses (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

VA Medical Center Staffing Still Seems to Be Lagging
(MedPage Today) -- " The big issues have not been addressed, " says head of watchdog group (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Staffing Shortages Still Loom Large in VA Health
(MedPage Today) -- Medical center directors, physicians in short supply (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CV Risks Elevated in Sjogren's Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Risk was highest for heart failure in meta-analysis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GP surgeries: the next generation
In October, NHS Property Services crowned the winner of its competition to find a design vision for the GP practice of the future. Valeria Fiore talks to Oliver Salway, director of Softroom, the firm behind the winning pitch  Online consultations and the new NHS App: these are just some of the technologies that are reshaping general practice. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 27, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Case study: ‘Our pharmacist is invaluable – we couldn’t do without her’
Practice manager Val Denton discusses the positive difference employing a clinical pharmacist has made to patients and staff at Hillview Family Practice in Hartcliffe, Bristol.  The employment of clinical pharmacists in general practice is the focus of a recent programme run by NHS England– the Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice programme– but the benefits of such an initiative are something practice manager Val Denton began to realise as early as nine years ago. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 27, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Risk of Trauma With Glucose-Lowering Drugs in Older Persons Risk of Trauma With Glucose-Lowering Drugs in Older Persons
Do older patients on glucose-lowering drugs have an increased risk of hospitalization for trauma? How does the risk vary with different categories of GLDs?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Loss of Usual Source of Care Among Older Adults Loss of Usual Source of Care Among Older Adults
This study aimed to identify factors associated with older adults'loss of usual source of care.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Kauai Medical Clinic breaks ground for new location at Kauai Village Shopping Center
Kauai Medical Clinic recently broke ground on its new 7,900-square-foot facility at the Safeway-anchored Kauai Village Shopping Center. The new clinic, located in Kapaa, is expected to be completed by the fall of 2019. “Our mission is to create a healthier Hawaii, and this new clinic will help us achieve that by providing more space to help us expand our primary care services so we can support more patients,” Jen Chahanovich, president and CEO of Wilcox Medical Center and CEO of Kauai Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Kauai Medical Clinic breaks ground for new location at Kauai Village Shopping Center
Kauai Medical Clinic recently broke ground on its new 7,900-square-foot facility at the Safeway-anchored Kauai Village Shopping Center. The new clinic, located in Kapaa, is expected to be completed by the fall of 2019. “Our mission is to create a healthier Hawaii, and this new clinic will help us achieve that by providing more space to help us expand our primary care services so we can support more patients,” Jen Chahanovich, president and CEO of Wilcox Medical Center and CEO of Kauai Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

New Jersey Urges Patients At Facility to Check for HIV Infections New Jersey Urges Patients At Facility to Check for HIV Infections
New Jersey health officials have urged more than 3,700 former patients of a surgical facility to get blood tests"out of an abundance of caution," because they may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Was Hospital Water Culpable in a Cluster of Rare HAIs?
(MedPage Today) -- S. koreensis bacteria identified in sinks, faucets of patient rooms (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More Insights Into Transformed Lung Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- New information about mutations, treatment history, clinical course (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news