NHS payments to general practice
NHS Digital has published its annual report on payments to general practice for 2017/18. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sign-ups for 2019 Obamacare Insurance Fall to 8.5 Mln People Sign-ups for 2019 Obamacare Insurance Fall to 8.5 Mln People
The number of Americans who signed up for 2019 insurance plans created by the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, fell by about 4 percent to 8.5 million people from 2018, the U.S. government said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Evening Workouts May Be Best for Men With High Blood Pressure Evening Workouts May Be Best for Men With High Blood Pressure
Men being treated for hypertension may find that exercising at night, rather than in the morning, helps reduce their blood pressure readings, a small experiment suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Bad Review Online? Social Media Presence May Lessen Effects Bad Review Online? Social Media Presence May Lessen Effects
Physicians who enhance their online presence may reduce the number of negative reviews that appear on the first page of a Google search, researchers found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Dennis Salisbury, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director
The Montana AFP announces the candidacy of Dennis Salisbury, M.D., of Butte, for AAFP director. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Steven Furr, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director
The Alabama AFP announces the candidacy of Steven Furr, M.D., of Jackson, for AAFP director. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Andrew Carroll, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director
The Arizona AFP announces the candidacy of Andrew Carroll, M.D., of Chandler, for AAFP director. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Violent crime, drug deaths pull Md. down in 2018 healthiest state rankings
Maryland is the 19th healthiest state in the country, according to a new report. The state fell three places this year in the United Health Foundation's annual America's Health Rankings report, largely due to increases in violent crime and drug deaths. The report details state and national data regarding key health indicators like smoking, access to primary care physicians and uninsured rates. Maryland had jumped up two spots in the rankings last year to No. 16 in 2017, after ranking at No. 18… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Robert Raspa, M.D., Runs for AAFP President-elect
The Florida AFP announces the candidacy of Robert Raspa, M.D., of Orange Park, for AAFP president-elect. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

IL-1 Blocker Fails for Hand Osteoarthritis
(MedPage Today) -- Pain, function, and structural changes were similar to placebo (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Melatonin'Should Be a Last Resort' in Tackling Sleep Issues Melatonin'Should Be a Last Resort' in Tackling Sleep Issues
Individuals with disturbed sleep patterns should look at light exposure and sleep behaviors before reaching for melatonin, say experts who suggest a series of recommendations for taking the hormone.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Desperately Seeking More Primary Care Docs Desperately Seeking More Primary Care Docs
The PCP shortage is a looming public health emergency, says Dr Patel.Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Should Doctors Speak Out About Gun Violence? Should Doctors Speak Out About Gun Violence?
The NRA is telling physicians to'Stay in your lane!'Art Caplan says that's ridiculous.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Four people taken to hospital after stabbing attack at GP practice
Four people were injured in a stabbing incident that took place on Wednesday morning at a GP surgery and a nearby health centre in East London.  A 40-year-old man was arrested inside the health centre on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, and taken to hospital suffering from a minor injury where he was treated and then discharged.  He is currently in custody at an east London police station. No charges have been made against the man as yet. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 20, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Are group consultations the future of general practice?
Group consultations are said to save GP time and encourage patients to become more engaged with their practice. But how do shared appointments really work, and what are the pros and cons? Valeria Fiore reports.   In the last few years, a new approach in general practice has made it possible for several patients with the same health condition to jointly see a GP, nurse or pharmacist.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 20, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Interpretation and Management of Zika Virus Test Results Interpretation and Management of Zika Virus Test Results
This article aims to help clinicians understand the rationale for public health testing and screening guidance for Zika virus, the importance of appropriate testing, and how to interpret results.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Urine drug testing may be important in early phases of addiction treatment
(Boston Medical Center) A new study performed by Boston Medical Center shows that urine drug testing can be a useful tool to treat patients with opioid use disorder in a primary care setting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sutter Health debuts new clinics for speedy primary care
After a warm reception of its new walk-in clinic concept, Sutter Health is ramping up its number of convenient care clinics in the Sacramento region. The walk-in clinics welcome drop-in visits as well as appointments for patients who need non-urgent care, but still would like to see a medical professional. Patients typically come in seeking care for a cold, the flu, vaccinations or a strep throat swab. Sutter Health's fifth walk-in clinic in t he area opened on Dec. 11 in East Roseville. Plans are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Physicians Try CrossFit, Volunteerism to Aid Patient Fitness Physicians Try CrossFit, Volunteerism to Aid Patient Fitness
Physicians are seeking ways to persuade more patients to get regular exercise, seeking to combat a national epidemic of obesity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Hep C Screening, Surveillance, and Treatment: The Challenges for Primary Care
William M. Lee, MD, of the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas discusses the way forward for primary care. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - December 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Sutter Health debuts new clinics for speedy primary care
After a warm reception of its new walk-in clinic concept, Sutter Health is ramping up its number of convenient care clinics in the Sacramento region. The walk-in clinics welcome drop-in visits as well as appointments for patients who need non-urgent care, but still would like to see a medical professional. Patients typically come in seeking care for a cold, the flu, vaccinations or a strep throat swab. Sutter Health's fifth walk-in clinic in t he area opened on Dec. 11 in East Roseville. Plans are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Impact of Screen Time on Kids' Brains: Diverse Results Impact of Screen Time on Kids' Brains: Diverse Results
An initial report from the ABCD study, which is investigating how screen time such as watching television may affect structural changes in the adolescent brain, shows diverse findings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Opioid Expert Teams Stand Ready to Assist FPs
The State Targeted Response Technical Assistance Consortium is ready to assist family physicians with addressing chronic pain, opioid use disorders and delivery of medication-assisted treatment. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Voices Support for CMS Drug Transparency Proposal
In a Dec. 12 letter, the AAFP welcomed a proposed CMS rule that would require prices to be included in prescription drug commercials. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Familydoctor.org Adds New Writing Opportunity for Members
For the first time, the AAFP's award-winning consumer website familydoctor.org is accepting content submissions about patient care experiences from family physicians who are interested in authoring patient education materials. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Rural FP Finds Rewards With Full-scope Training, Deep Roots
Shelley Kohlleppel, M.D., has created a solo family medicine practice in rural Lakehills, Texas, not far from her hometown. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Do You Think of the Recent ACA Ruling? What Do You Think of the Recent ACA Ruling?
A Texas federal judge deemed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to be unconstitutional. States with Democratic leadership said they intend to appeal the federal court ruling.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: When'Normal' Test Results Get You Into Trouble Malpractice Case: When'Normal' Test Results Get You Into Trouble
Sometimes after a bad result, the only error a physician makes is trying to do too much without a specialist's assistance.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Val Hempsey:'the practice has been my life and has given me a fabulous career ’
Practice managerVal Hempsey talks to editor Nora Elias about her four decades in primary care, her dedication to general practice, and receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s General Practice Awards. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Could Pot Harm Men's Sperm?
Title: Could Pot Harm Men's Sperm?Category: Health NewsCreated: 12/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - December 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

J & J Moves to Limit Impact Of Reuters Report on Asbestos in Baby Powder J & J Moves to Limit Impact Of Reuters Report on Asbestos in Baby Powder
Johnson& Johnson on Monday scrambled to contain fallout from a Reuters report that the healthcare conglomerate knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder, taking out full-page newspaper ads defending its product and practices, and readying its chief executive for his first television interview since investors erased tens of billions of dollars from the company's m...Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

WHO to Create Global Advisory Panel on Human Gene Editing WHO to Create Global Advisory Panel on Human Gene Editing
Some say international guidelines are urgently needed. Others say the question should not be how and when to edit human genes, but whether to do it at all.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Pharmacists in general practice: ‘Once you try it you won’t go back’
To kick off our series on the wider primary care team, Rachel Carter speaks to four practice managers about employing a clinical pharmacist and the positive difference it has made to their practice and patients.   The idea of employing clinical pharmacists in general practice has been bubbling under the surface for a long time– but it has really come to the fore in the past few years, after a funding commitment in the General Practice Forward View to support an extra 1,500 pharmacists working in practices by 2020. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Ethical Questions Vex Physicians in Surveys Ethical Questions Vex Physicians in Surveys
Random drug testing, physician-assisted dying, abortion, and what to do about vaccine refusers are among topics physicians wrestle with daily.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Duke Primary Care Recognized as Primary Care Medical Home
Treatment TermsPrimary care Author Debbe Geiger Overview Duke Primary Care has earned formal recognition as a Primary Care Medical Home by The Joint Commission, an independent accrediting organization recognized for its quality standards in health care. Its Primary Care Medical Home certification acknowledges our continued commitment to providing comprehensive, coordinated care in an unhurried, patient-focused environment. Content Blocks CTA ButtonDuke Primary Care CTA Header Learn More Hero Imagejointaccredidation.jpg Preview ImageDisplay in Announcement Section:  Reviewer John Anderson, MD, Scott Byerly...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

AAFP Opposes ACA Ruling, Sees'Profoundly Negative' Impact
In a Dec. 15 statement, the AAFP highlighted the harms that could follow a court's ruling that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Final Farm Bill Addresses AAFP's Concerns
The Academy has reason to applaud Congress'reconciled farm bill, which jettisons challenges to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nation's Deadliest Drug; Severe Autism Exclusions; Stem Cells for MS
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Two-Drug Regimen Fails to Stem Psoriasis Relapse
(MedPage Today) -- Study looks at costimulatory blockade with abatacept after stopping ustekinumab (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Majority of Healthcare Professionals Back Single-Payer System Majority of Healthcare Professionals Back Single-Payer System
Supporters cited better health outcomes and lower costs in countries with single-payer care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Evening and weekend GP appointments come into force in England
Routine access to general practice appointments in the evening and weekends has been introduced across England more than three months ahead of schedule, it has been announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Inclusive primary care improves people's health, finds UBC-Western study
(University of British Columbia) Respectful, inclusive practices in primary care clinics can significantly improve the health of low-income, marginalized people who may have previously experienced trauma or discrimination, a new study from the University of British Columbia and Western University has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Evening and weekend general practice appointments available across England
All patients in England can now access general practice appointments in the evening and weekends, NHS England has announced. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mental health: Vital next steps on the path to parity
Sean Duggan,chief executive of the Mental Health Network, urges for a cross-governmental approach to taking crucial steps towards achieving parity of esteem Related items fromOnMedica Recoveries after psychological therapy rise to record levels Children with mental health crises get raw deal in emergency care departments Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Major trauma linked to higher risk of mental illness and suicide High rates of poor mental health among children and young people (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - December 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Topical Agents for Eczema Show Promise in Small Trials
(MedPage Today) -- Specialists await creams, ointments that effectively treat common condition (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Caring for People Affected by War
Ranit Mishori, M.D., M.H.S., spent a decade covering wars as a journalist. Now she cares for those fleeing from such conflicts. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why Barbershops May Be Key to Improving Black Men ’s Health
Despite everything we know about how important it is to get regular health checkups, not many people like going to the doctor — so some physicians are coming up with creative ways to bring health care directly to their patients. In a study published in the journal Circulation, researchers led by the late Dr. Ronald Victor, a professor of medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, found that stationing pharmacists in barbershops significantly lowered the rates of hypertension among African-American men in the community. Over a year, men who got their hair cut at barbershops, where they could also see pharmacists who pre...
Source: TIME: Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Heart Disease Source Type: news

estrogens conjugated synthetic (Cenestin)
Title: estrogens conjugated synthetic (Cenestin)Category: MedicationsCreated: 6/6/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - December 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

esterified estrogens (Menest)
Title: esterified estrogens (Menest)Category: MedicationsCreated: 7/23/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - December 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Tripartite Function of Mindfulness in Adjustment to Aging A Tripartite Function of Mindfulness in Adjustment to Aging
How might mindfulness help older persons adjust to aging? The author posits that mindfulness has the potential to perform a tripartite function of acceptance, integration, and transcendence.The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news