Late-Onset Epilepsy Tied to APOE Status (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Modifiable vascular, lifestyle risk factors also play a role (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Preparing Primary Care Residents for Geriatric Patients
Researchers at Yale University detail outcomes of a project that explored innovative ways to help primary care residents enhance their ability to care for geriatric patients. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Similar A1c Effect for Intermittent vs Continually Restricted Diets (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- However, somewhat more weight loss with intermittent semi-fasting (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bush's Heart Doc Shot; Cooling Flops in Shock; Bad News on HDL, Omega-3s
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GP social prescribing to receive £4.5m funding boost
The government is to invest nearly £4.5m in social prescribing schemes in England such as walking clubs, gardening and arts activities. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commissioning News Source Type: news

More Frequent Anti-VEGF Therapy, Better Vision
(MedPage Today) -- Consistent vision gain with seven or more injections per year (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Online tool offers support to GPs caring for vulnerable migrant patients
An online information tool offering practical advice and support to GPs and other healthcare professionals on how to provide high quality care for migrant patients has been launched. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

PEARLS for an Ultrasound Physical PEARLS for an Ultrasound Physical
The authors describe an approach to a core physical examination augmented with point-of-care ultrasound which can be routinely used by the generalist in both hospital and primary care settings.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Mandate patient access to primary care medical records
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Canada's provincial governments should mandate patient access to their electronic medical records, argue authors of a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Addressing inequalities in access to general practice
An animation by the University of East Anglia highlights inequalities of access to GP general practice services and offers advice to CCGs on how to tackle the issue. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Guidelines for Primary Care Announced
(MedPage Today) -- Take concerns seriously, communicate results clearly, guidelines recommend (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AMD Drug Shows Benefits with Fewer Doses
(MedPage Today) -- Brolucizumab noninferior to aflibercept with 12-week dosing (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ticks and Illness; Stool Tests and Mortality: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include tick-borne illness, late life blood pressure and stroke, a simple ED intervention to reduce suicidality, and fecal occult blood and mortality. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Much of an Issue is Biologic-Refractory RA?
(MedPage Today) -- Nonresponders more likely to be women with shorter disease duration (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Should Docs Be Responsible for Patients' Care Costs?
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Can Hint Health revolutionize primary care by taking insurance out of the equation?
A growing national movement led by providers is looking to create a direct relationship between primary care physicians and patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Can Hint Health revolutionize primary care by taking insurance out of the equation?
A growing national movement led by providers is looking to create a direct relationship between primary care physicians and patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Methotrexate in RA: Can Response Be Predicted?
(MedPage Today) -- Yes, using easily available clinical and psychological factors, say researchers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pharmacy Technician Charged in Case Tied to U.S. Meningitis Outbreak Pharmacy Technician Charged in Case Tied to U.S. Meningitis Outbreak
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged a pharmacy technician who worked at a hospital with making false statements during an investigation related to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Low Back Pain: Do Guidelines Get it Right?
Are you up-to-date on current LBP guidelines for primary care? Find out with our 11-question quiz. ©Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 20, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: news

Nurses ‘at least as good’ as doctors for primary care provision
Nurses delivering primary care obtain the same or better health outcomes as doctors and achieve higher levels of patient satisfaction, suggests a new review of research evidence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Technology like Babylon's GP at Hand should be available to all, says health secretary
The NHS should harness new technology like Babylon's GP at Hand app, and make it available to everyone, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has said in his first speech since taking up the post. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Technology Source Type: news

AAFP Updates Its PSA Screening Recommendation
The AAFP has issued an updated clinical preventive service recommendation on prostate-specific antigen-based screening that differs from that of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in its level of specificity. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Reducing health risk behaviors and improving depression in adolescents: a randomized controlled trial in primary care clinics - Bai S, Zeledon LR, D'Amico EJ, Shoptaw S, Avina C, LaBorde AP, Anderson M, Fitzpatrick OM, Asarnow JR.
OBJECTIVE: Primary care (PC) is a major service delivery setting that can provide preventive behavioral health care to youths. To explore the hypothesis that reducing health risk behaviors (HRBs) would lower depressive symptoms, and that health risk and de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Identification and tracking of Addictovigilance signals in general practice: which interactions between the general practitioners and the French Addictovigilance Network? - Gentile G, Jego M, Spadari M, Griffiths K, Jouanjus E, Micallef J.
Addictovigilance is a health vigilance dedicated to the survey of medicinal or illicit psychoactive substance use disorders (SUDs). France is the only European country to have a vigilance system specifically dedicated to substances with an abuse/addiction ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Gout in the Elderly: A Risk Factor for AFib
(MedPage Today) -- The risk was increased by more than 70% in a Medicare cohort (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Oak Street Health reveals sites of first 3 Philadelphia-area Medicare primary care centers
Two of the centers geared for older adults will be in Philadelphia. The third will be in Montgomery County. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Medicaid Fee Bump Did Not Increase Primary Care Participation Medicaid Fee Bump Did Not Increase Primary Care Participation
Physician participation in Medicaid has remained relatively stable despite the primary care fee increase and expansion of the Medicaid program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

This Provider Completely Avoided Burnout: Here's How
(MedPage Today) -- Art compliments medicine in this primary care clinic (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Obesity Drug Belviq Is Heart Safe in Cardiovascular Outcome Study Obesity Drug Belviq Is Heart Safe in Cardiovascular Outcome Study
Top-line'ground-breaking'results from the CAMELLIA-TIMI 61 post-marketing study show no increased risk of cardiovascular events with lorcaserin. Full results will be reported at ESC and EASD meetings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How could your practice become dementia friendly?
Around 850,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with dementia, with the number set to increase to one million by 2021, according to the Alzheimer’s Society.  As artificial intelligence (AI) advances, it will become easier to predict undiagnosed dementia in primary care and offer early access to treatment and support to those affected by different types of dementia. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Why should your practice become dementia-friendly?
Around 850,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with dementia, with the number set to increase to one million by 2021, according to the Alzheimer’s Society.  As artificial intelligence (AI) advances, it will become easier to predict undiagnosed dementia in primary care and offer early access to treatment and support to those affected by different types of dementia. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 19, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

GMC provides detail of its review into fitness-to-practise referrals for BME doctors
The GMC has published the terms of reference for its investigation into why a disproportionate number of black and minority ethnic (BME) doctors are subject to fitness-to-practise referrals. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Professional regulation Source Type: news

Three charts that show why GPs need state-backed indemnity
Rising indemnity costs have forced GPs to reduce the work they take on and have driven some doctors out of the profession. As the government prepares to roll out state-backed indemnity from April, GPonline looks at why it's vital the deal is a success. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

New GPs could delay starting work amid doubts over state indemnity
Hundreds of GP trainees due to qualify next month could delay starting work because of doubts over state-backed indemnity, the BMA has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

84% of UK GP training posts filled after one recruitment round
A total of 84% of UK GP training posts for 2018 have already been filled, figures released by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) suggest. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Burnout: Resilience Training Is Only Part of the Solution Burnout: Resilience Training Is Only Part of the Solution
Is resilience training always the right approach to combating physician burnout? When does it make sense, and what might be better alternatives?Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Family Medicine and Obstetrics: Let's Stop Pretending Family Medicine and Obstetrics: Let's Stop Pretending
Is delivering babies still one of the core activities of family medicine--and should it be? This editorial comments on the changing role of family physicians in providing maternity care.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Wait, just a second, is your doctor listening?
(Springer) On average, patients get about 11 seconds to explain the reasons for their visit before they are interrupted by their doctors. Also, only one in three doctors provides their patients with adequate opportunity to describe their situation. The pressure to rush consultations affects specialists more than primary care doctors says Naykky Singh Ospina of the University of Florida, Gainesville and the Mayo Clinic in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Increasing physical activity in older adults: walking by prescription in primary care - Morais VP, Encantado J, Santos MI, Almeida P, Leal IP, Carvalho C.
AIM: The present study (PTDC/SAU-SAP/110799/2009) funded by the Portuguese Government (Funda ção para a Ciência e Tecnologia - FCT) aimed to test the effectiveness of a behaviour based intervention combined with a cognitive based one, designed to increas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The real general practice forward view: what practices can do now
As the GP forward view passes its second anniversary, PCC is planning events to help practices understand the practical steps they can take to ease workload and improve sustainability. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Metformin Beats Sulfonylureas for Heart Safety in T2D
(MedPage Today) -- MI risk seen with switch to sulfonylurea monotherapy or add-on treatment (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

'If Dr Bawa-Garba was white she wouldn't have landed in such deep trouble', says BAPIO
Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba may not have been struck off if she had been white, a doctors' organisation that has raised concerns about discrimination in the medical profession has suggested. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

One in four full-time GPs pay more than £10,000 a year for indemnity
More than a quarter of full-time GPs pay more than £10,000 a year for indemnity and nearly two thirds pay more than £7,500, according to a GPonline poll that reveals the extent of rising costs. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Changes Needed to Stark Law, House Members Told
(MedPage Today) -- But witnesses, lawmakers disagree on how much change is needed (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FPs Share Best Practices at Adolescent Immunization Summit
Family physicians and other participants at the AAFP's Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit held July 14-15 shared stories of specific changes that helped practices improve immunization rates for adolescents ages 11-18. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NIH director Collins touts AF detection capabilities of iRhythm ’ s Zio ECG patch
iRhythm Technologies‘ Zio ECG patch won praises from NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins this week for its ability to aid in the detection of atrial fibrillation. In an NIH Director blog post, Dr. Collins warned that while the dangers of atrial fibrillation are known, many individuals do not know they have atrial fibrillation and therefore cannot receive appropriate care. While doctors mainly screen for AFib by checking pulse, Dr. Collins recommended new mobile health technologies for detecting AF, including iRhythm’s Zio patch. Results from the mSToPS trial of the patch, which Dr. Collins referenced, indicated th...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular iRhythm Technologies Inc. Source Type: news

How Bad Is Sleep Problems for Hospital Patients?
(MedPage Today) -- Pretty bad, say Dutch researchers, but fixable with " simple changes " in nightly routines (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Community Colleges Hold Key to Family Medicine Diversity
New research published inAnnals of Family Medicine suggests that attending community college increases the odds that U.S. medical school graduates will choose family medicine. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: HIV Quad Pill OK'd; Hep A Outbreak Simmers; Attack of the Angry Bees
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news