New Survey Shows Best and Worst Places to Practice in US New Survey Shows Best and Worst Places to Practice in US
The Medscape survey shows that there are many factors that go into why a state may be the best -- or worst-- place to practice. Some of the states may surprise you.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

International tech firm brings health app into Alabama
An Alabama primary care practice has partnered with a tech company to launch a new health and wellness app in the Rocket City. Integrity Family Care in Madison is working with K Health Inc. to use artificial intelligence to offer free health information to customers in Huntsville, according to AL.com. A provider at Integrity Family Care can look at a user's information if so desired. The app generates a report that provi des advice, a prescription or a visit. K Health is based in New York City… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

System-wide change is needed to tackle GP burnout, warns leading GP
The 'epidemic' of burnout among GPs is indicative of the current state of the NHS and system-wide change is needed to tackle the problem, a leading GP has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Older Americans Having Sex, Just Not Talking About It -- to Docs Older Americans Having Sex, Just Not Talking About It -- to Docs
Sex is important for many older adults, but only about half of those in a relationship remain sexually active, and sex is often not discussed with partners or clinicians, a new poll shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Migraine in Primary Care: Which Patients are at Risk?
Results from a recent analysis show different trends in the prevalence of migraine/severe headache burden in the US. Are any of your patients at risk?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan Hutchinson, MD Tags: Headache and Migraine Source Type: news

Preventing Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular Events With Niacin Preventing Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular Events With Niacin
Should niacin be used either as monotherapy or in addition to statin therapy for primary or secondary prevention of cardiovascular or cerebrovascular events?American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

New study to explore personalised care for people with shoulder pain
A collaboration is being launched by UK scientists to develop new clinical tools to offer personally-tailored interventions for people withshoulder pain. Led by Keele University with joint funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) andArthritis Research UK, the programme will be one of the largest ever research efforts that NIHR has jointly funded with a charity, and will help to ensure that people receive the treatments from which they are most likely to benefit. One in five adults in the UK experiences shoulder pain. Although around 1.5 million people visit their GP for shoulderpain each year, 40 per ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 2, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Periop Care Benefits Older Patients but Uncommon: Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, communication failures contribute to liability (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Big Medical Tourism Boom? Actually, Not So Much
(MedPage Today) -- The industry has worked out as its supporters expected (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FPs Take on Technology, Burnout, Patient Care Issues
At the 2018 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, family physicians in the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement heard testimony on issues related to technology, telemedicine, physician wellness and many other important topics. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FPs Discuss Underserved Populations, Reproductive Health
During the 2018 National Conference of Constituency Leaders April 26-28, AAFP members acted on resolutions considered by the Reference Committee on Education. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NCCL Delegates Tackle Wide Range of Advocacy Issues
The Reference Committee on Advocacy at the AAFP's 2018 National Conference of Constituency Leaders discussed more than a dozen wide-ranging issues aimed at protecting family physicians and their patients. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sexual health cuts 'driving up health inequalities and NHS costs', warns RCGP
Funding cuts and inconsistent commissioning across England have left sexual health services in crisis, the RCGP has warned in a letter to the health minister responsible for primary care. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Sexual health Source Type: news

Have You Changed Your Drinking Habits? Have You Changed Your Drinking Habits?
Even modest alcohol consumption has been linked to higher risk for mortality.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Pared-back QOF could be retained in England following review
A pared-back QOF could be retained in England following the current review of the framework, according to the RCGP's vice chair. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Delegates Focus on Sexual Education, Preventing STIs
During the 2018 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, AAFP members acted on resolutions considered by the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Common and Not-so-Common Rashes in Kids Common and Not-so-Common Rashes in Kids
A family physician and a dermatologist talk through the differential diagnosis for two children presenting with a primary complaint of rash.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Clinical Case Source Type: news

Pelvic Exams Done on Anesthetized Women Without Consent: Still Happening Pelvic Exams Done on Anesthetized Women Without Consent: Still Happening
In many teaching hospitals, students doing their gynecology rotation"practice" a pelvic exam on a surgical patient without their consent. An ethics expert says this is unethical.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

10-minute GP consultations are a 'disaster', says RCGP vice chair
The 10-minute consultation is a 'disaster' and unable to meet the demands placed on general practice, the RCGP's vice chair has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

In Heart Failure, Initial ICU Care by Cardiologist Differs by Race
WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 -- Among heart failure patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), African-Americans are less likely than Caucasians to receive primary care by a cardiologist, according to a study published in the May 1 issue of JACC:... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CMS Mulls Direct-Provider-Contracting Model Test Program CMS Mulls Direct-Provider-Contracting Model Test Program
CMS seeks feedback on whether to test an approach intended to more closely connect patients with medical practices that participate in programs meant to peg reimbursement to quality judgment and spending.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Former police officer to become CQC chief executive
The CQC has appointed former police officer Ian Trenholm - currently boss of the NHS Blood and Transplant authority - to take over as its chief executive from July. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: People News Source Type: news

' All of Us' Trial Opens Public Enrollment Sunday'All of Us' Trial Opens Public Enrollment Sunday
The aim is to collect health and lifestyle data from one million or more US volunteers, especially adults from underrepresented groups, to advance research. Events will be held in seven cities and online.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

' All of Us' Precision Medicine Opens Public Enrollment Sunday'All of Us' Precision Medicine Opens Public Enrollment Sunday
The aim is to collect health and lifestyle data from one million or more US volunteers, especially adults from underrepresented groups, to advance research. Events will be held in seven cities and online.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Acute Stroke: From Prehospital Care to In-Hospital Management
Early recognition of stroke by clinical presentation and prehospital stroke assessment tools facilitate rapid prehospital and ED diagnosis. CanStockPhoto/focalpoint   Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and requires prompt recognition by prehospital providers to ensure rapid transport. Stroke can present in a variety of different ways, some more readily apparent than others. Delays in diagnosis and treatment can have devastating effects on the outcomes for these patients. In this article, we describe a patient who initially presented with altered mental status and was subsequent...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Henry G. Colmer IV, MD Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Individual Benefit versus Social Responsibility
(MedPage Today) -- The profound ethical dilemma of medicine today (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FPs Focus on Empowering Physicians, Protecting Patients
The Reference Committee on Organization and Finance discussed and voted on dozens of issues at the AAFP's 2018 National Conference of Constituency Leaders. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FPs Ask AAFP to Empower Physicians, Protect Patients
The Reference Committee on Organization and Finance discussed and voted on dozens of issues at the AAFP's 2018 National Conference of Constituency Leaders. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CIHR funds two DFCM projects to support Canadian primary care
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - May 1, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

98point6 launches its chat-based telemedicine platform for primary care
Seattle-based 98point6 today announced the launch of its on-demand primary care platform. Through the smartphone app, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Doctor Convicted in U.S. of Obstructing Warner Chilcott Kickback Probe Doctor Convicted in U.S. of Obstructing Warner Chilcott Kickback Probe
A Massachusetts doctor was convicted on Monday of obstructing an investigation into kickbacks paid by the drugmaker Warner Chilcott and of wrongly giving one of its sales representatives access to her patients'information.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Gout Admissions Escalate in the U.K.
(MedPage Today) -- A 59% increase since 2006, while rheumatoid arthritis hospitalizations halved (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Type 2 DM: The Case for the ADA Standards in Primary Care Type 2 DM: The Case for the ADA Standards in Primary Care
A member of the American Diabetes Association's Primary Care Advisory Group describes the evidence-based process underpinning the annual document guiding care for patients with type 2 diabetes.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

American Well acquires Virginia-based hospital telehealth company
American Well has announced it will acquire telehealth company Avizia, broadening its telehealth business to acute care. Boston-based American Well has specialized in connecting patients to physicians, whether for urgent care or connecting a patient to his or her primary care physician. With the addition of Virginia-based Avizia, American Well will be able to connect doctors from one hospital to other doctors in ano ther, whether for behavioral health, stroke, intensive care units or pediatrics.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

American Well acquires Virginia-based hospital telehealth company
American Well has announced it will acquire telehealth company Avizia, broadening its telehealth business to acute care. Boston-based American Well has specialized in connecting patients to physicians, whether for urgent care or connecting a patient to his or her primary care physician. With the addition of Virginia-based Avizia, American Well will be able to connect doctors from one hospital to other doctors in ano ther, whether for behavioral health, stroke, intensive care units or pediatrics.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Impact of revalidation remains unclear, finds GMC-backed review
More than five years after it was launched, the impact of revalidation and the extent to which it has achieved intended outcomes remains unclear, a review backed by the GMC has found. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Half of GPs expect their practice to merge within five years
Almost half of GPs expect their practice to merge or restructure within the next five years amid mounting financial pressure, a report warns. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

7 Ways Physicians Can Save Money Using the Patient Portal 7 Ways Physicians Can Save Money Using the Patient Portal
Patient portals offer many benefits, but many physicians are still unenthusiastic about them. Are they worthwhile for you? If you already have a patient portal, how can you make it more useful?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

HRSA | PCA and HCCN Do It Together Resource Learning Collaborative | June 2018
June 14, 2018 12:00-1:15pm ET. CSH is hosting a series of open calls with Primary Care Associations and Health Center Controlled Networks to explore, critique and design a range of training resources to build quality health and housing partnerships. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seattle startup aims to disrupt primary care, begins nationwide rollout
The company is finally launching out of beta to grow its subscriber base, which receive affordable, digital primary care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

600 mental health workers and 700 pharmacists added to GP practices
NHS England has recruited nearly 600 mental health workers and more than 700 clinical pharmacists to GP practices as of December 2017.  While GP leaders said the new staff members are'welcome' additions, they warned GPs have'big concerns' about the schemes with no recurrent funding planned beyond 2020.  This comes as NHS England is two years into its five-year plan to rejuvenate general practice by 2020 with the GP Forward View. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Why it's time to see locums as part of the solution to the GP crisis
Locum GPs are an 'immense, forgotten resource' that can play a vital role in supporting a struggling general practice system, says GPC sessional subcommittee chair Dr Zoe Norris. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Jackson Staying Put at White House, Official Claims Jackson Staying Put at White House, Official Claims
Amid reports that Ronny Jackson, MD, is no longer Trump's personal physician, the White House claims that he is still'deputy assistant to the president. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

What Foods Can Hasten, or Delay, Menopause?
Title: What Foods Can Hasten, or Delay, Menopause?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - May 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Automated breast density assessment informs cancer risk
Can software that calculates breast density perform as well as a radiologist...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Wis. enacts breast density law Is screening breast MRI being used in the wrong women? Cancer history in relatives boosts breast cancer risk Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density Breast density laws mystify primary care providers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Digitech Sponsors EMS Industry Speaker at Community Paramedicine Conference
Chappaqua, NY – Digitech, a leading provider of EMS billing and technology, is proud to announce that the company will be sponsoring Lieutenant Kevin Spratlin of the City of Memphis Fire Department to speak at the Atrium Health 2018 Community Paramedicine Conference. The educational event, held May 7-8 in Charlotte, North Carolina, offers programming aimed at promoting community-based healthcare. Lt. Spratlin is one of a select group of speakers covering topics that support the event’s mission. Lt. Spratlin’s presentation, “How Memphis Fire Uses Data and Innovation to Navigate Patients to Better ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Digitech Tags: Industry News Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

GP recruitment and retention - top tips
Sarah Want gives advice for getting it right for your healthcare practice as we are seeing an increase in the number of experienced GPs retiring early leading to an increase in recruiting less experienced salaried GPs Related items fromOnMedica General practice bucks trend in increasing NHS workforce College welcomes plans for overseas GP recruitment Policy and planning for NHS workforce - ‘not fit for purpose’ Social media could deter people from becoming GPs GPs welcome contract boost (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - May 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Suicidality in Primary Care: The Risk You Never Want to Miss Suicidality in Primary Care: The Risk You Never Want to Miss
Mental health experts offer guidance for caring for patients at risk for suicide in the primary care setting.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news