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Should Doctors Hug Their Patients? Should Doctors Hug Their Patients?
Many physicians feel close to their patients and sometimes want to offer support or comfort. But in today's environment, is that wise?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

What Makes for Successful Registry Implementation What Makes for Successful Registry Implementation
What factors--and in what combination--are necessary for successful implementation of a patient registry for a patient-centered medical home?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Adult Hearing Loss Review / New Cognitive Screening Tool? / New Mexico Hospitalist Opportunity
Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review Article: Half of adults in their seventh decade and 80% who... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Use of Long-Acting Bronchodilators in COPD Tied to Increased Cardiovascular Risk
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who begin treatment with a long-acting beta agonist (LABA) or long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) face significantly increased... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine Cost-Effective
The new two-dose, adjuvanted herpes zoster subunit vaccine, approved in 2017, is cost-effective when compared with the live attenuated vaccine or with no... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

RCGP campaign to help combat winter pressures in general practice
Patients are being asked to adopt a new three-step mantra to help relieve pressures on GP services this winter. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New care models in practice
Primary care is crucial to the success of accountable care systems. In this interactive event we will showcase models that are working already, as well as hearing about the contractual options. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Journals Should Improve Risk Communication
(MedPage Today) -- Relative risk is a troublesome way to convey treatment benefits (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Top Healthcare Stories in 2017: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, Kmart settles lawsuit with govt (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Guide To Managing RVO: Ophthalmology Times
(MedPage Today) -- Also, adding corticosteroid implant may not improve visual acuity (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Physician Well-being a Focal Point for Academy in 2018
Physician Health First, the physician well-being initiative the Academy launched in 2017, will expand in 2018 with a new event and more resources. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Winter pressure forces NHS to halt elective care until end of January
NHS hospitals have been told to extend the deferral of all non-urgent inpatient elective care until 31 January to free up capacity for the 'sickest patients' as winter pressures affect services into the new year. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

GP flu consultations spiked in run-up to Christmas
GP consultations for flu-like symptoms rose by two thirds in England over the week leading up to Christmas, official figures show. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Influenza Source Type: news

Should You Honor a DNR Tattoo? Should You Honor a DNR Tattoo?
If an incapacitated patient has a'do not resuscitate'request tattooed on his or her body, should a physician comply with the request?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Gastroenterology Data That Primary Care Teams Need to Know Gastroenterology Data That Primary Care Teams Need to Know
This year's World Congress of Gastroenterology at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting featured several studies whose findings affect primary care. Dr David Johnson highlights the results.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Doctors Billing Medicare for Most Complicated, Expensive Visits Doctors Billing Medicare for Most Complicated, Expensive Visits
For years, internal government watchdogs have been warning the federal Medicare program that some doctors were overcharging for office visits. And for years, federal health officials have been promising to focus on the problem.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Rural GPs vote against Scottish contract amid call for ballot to be annulled
The ballot on a new GP contract for Scotland should be annulled because of a 'lack of due process and fair procedures', a Scottish primary care academic has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Christ Hospital ready to open Butler County medical center
Christ Hospital will begin seeing patients on Jan. 8 at the health system ’s new $62 million medical complex in Butler County’s Liberty Township. All services will be available upon the opening of the Christ Hospital Medical Center-Liberty Township at 6939 Cox Road.  In addition to a family birthing center, the Liberty Township location will include an emergency ro om and offer surgical services, radiology and imaging, dermatology, endocrinology, podiatry, primary care, orthopedics, cardiology,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Full list of GPs awarded MBE in 2018 New Years Honours list revealed
Eight GPs including an LMC leader who helped develop the multispecialty community provider (MCP) contract have been awarded an MBE in the 2018 New Year's Honours list. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

NP Leadership in Promoting Access to Rural Primary Care NP Leadership in Promoting Access to Rural Primary Care
Rural citizens often have difficulty accessing primary care services. What can nurse practitioner leaders do to help close the gap?Nursing Economics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk-Based Screening for Lung Cancer May Save More Lives Than USPSTF-Based Screening
Lung cancer screening based on a smoker's individual risk — rather than on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force screening criteria — would prevent more deaths, according to... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Legal Action to Address Opioid Crisis / Sax's ID On-Service Digest / New Hampshire FM Opportunities
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Audio Interview: Declaring an Opioid Emergency: Dr. Lainie Rutkow discusses legal action taken by... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Calcium, Vitamin D Supplements Don't Prevent Fractures in Community-Dwelling Elders
Supplementation with calcium or vitamin D — either alone or in combination — does not reduce fracture risk in community-dwelling older adults, according to a meta... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Safety Events Rare in Patients with " Legacy " Pacemakers and ICDs Undergoing MRI
Long-term adverse events are rare in patients with " legacy " pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator devices (ICDs) who undergo MRI, according to a prospective study... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA News: Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Severe Hypotension, and Breast Cancer
Here is some of the latest news from the FDA: Diabetic foot ulcers: The agency has cleared for marketing the first shock wave system to... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

WHO Proposes Adding Video-Game Addiction to Mental Health Disorders
The World Health Organization has proposed adding gaming disorder to its list of disorders due to addictive behaviors. The draft document describes gaming disorder as... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACC Offers Expert Guidance on Treating Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction
The American College of Cardiology has released an expert consensus decision pathway on optimizing treatment for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Published in the... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

High Court quashes Ombudsman ’s decision on complaint against GP practice
PHSO should not have entertained out-of-time complaint, High Court says Related items fromOnMedica Families of older patients struggle to complain Complaints to primary care rose by 9.7% in past year Hospitals failing to learn from patient deaths Patients ’ champion accuses ombudsman of poor service NHS eating disorder services badly failing patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Screaming Your Lungs Out: That ’s Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, taking candy from a baby (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Book Review: Dreamland
(MedPage Today) -- The true tale of America's opiate epidemic (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease is Stable Over Time (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Disease conversion is rare, but so is durable remission (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Targets, Diseases for CAR T-Cell Therapy
(MedPage Today) -- But expansion to solid tumors remains problematic (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Thumbs Up for Latest CAR T-Cell Approval
(MedPage Today) -- New era for lymphoma, leukemia, possibly other cancers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How To Become A Better Leader
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS Okays 10-Year Medicaid Waiver for Mississippi
(MedPage Today) -- Extends family planning services to low-income patients in non-expansion state (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Involvement of Innate Immune System Seen in Some RA Cases (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Five patients had symptoms and gene variants seen in systemic autoinflammation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Christ Hospital ready to open massive medical center
Christ Hospital will begin seeing patients on Jan. 8 at the health system ’s new $62 million medical complex in Butler County’s Liberty Township. All services will be available upon the opening of the Christ Hospital Medical Center-Liberty Township at 6939 Cox Road.  In addition to a family birthing center, the Liberty Township location will include an emergency ro om and offer surgical services, radiology and imaging, dermatology, endocrinology, podiatry, primary care, orthopedics, cardiology,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Christ Hospital ready to open massive medical center
Christ Hospital will begin seeing patients on Jan. 8 at the health system ’s new $62 million medical complex in Butler County’s Liberty Township. All services will be available upon the opening of the Christ Hospital Medical Center-Liberty Township at 6939 Cox Road.  In addition to a family birthing center, the Liberty Township location will include an emergency ro om and offer surgical services, radiology and imaging, dermatology, endocrinology, podiatry, primary care, orthopedics, cardiology,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Yoga Helps Ease Vasomotor Symptoms of Menopause Yoga Helps Ease Vasomotor Symptoms of Menopause
Menopausal women who practice yoga may experience more relief from symptoms like night sweats and hot flashes than their peers who don ’ t do this type of exercise, a review of existing research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Why Do Some Docs Rake in More Cash Than Others? Why Do Some Docs Rake in More Cash Than Others?
From business know-how to choosing high-paying cases, Medscape physicians have thoughts on why some make more money than others.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

The Good And, Too Often, The Bad Of Primary Care In The U.S.
Physicians and the healthcare organizations they work for need to focus on ways to simultaneously improve the quality of care while reducing the burden of documenting such care. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

The Good And, Too Often, The Bad Of Primary Care In The USA
Physicians and the healthcare organizations they work for need to focus on ways to simultaneously improve the quality of care while reducing the burden of documenting such care. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Updated Obamacare Enrollment Figure Dips to 8.7 Million Updated Obamacare Enrollment Figure Dips to 8.7 Million
About 8.7 million people enrolled in healthcare plans for 2018 using the federal Obamacare marketplace, according to updated government figures released on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

5 ways primary care helps patients and the community
Primary care has long been viewed as the backbone for an effective healthcare system and helps make the community healthier, too. Proactive steps to manage your wellbeing can help you remain in good health. Below are five ways primary care impacts your health. To learn more about Blue KC’s network of primary care providers and find a doctor in your area, visit BlueKC.com. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is the only not-for-profit commercial health insurer in Kansas City,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Source Type: news

5 ways primary care helps patients and the community
Primary care has long been viewed as the backbone for an effective healthcare system and helps make the community healthier, too. Proactive steps to manage your wellbeing can help you remain in good health. Below are five ways primary care impacts your health. To learn more about Blue KC’s network of primary care providers and find a doctor in your area, visit BlueKC.com. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is the only not-for-profit commercial health insurer in Kansas City,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Source Type: news

FDA OK's Device for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Therapy
(MedPage Today) -- Dermapace System stimulates wound healing with shockwave energy pulses (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Adding Enzyme to Chemo Combo Improves Outcomes in Pancreatic CA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Works best for HA-high tumors, suggesting patient selection key (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Calories: Do You Do Menu Math?
(MedPage Today) -- Adding calorie counts to menus seems like a good idea, or does it? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Practice management — a changing game
Primary care and the role of the practice manager have changed radically in the past decade. Reforms in healthcare and wider spheres of life, together with operational considerations mean that the job calls for an increasing set of professional skills— and even personal qualities.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 29, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Ask The Expert Source Type: news

Top Clinical Conversations Podcast of 2017
Has primary care been Amazon-ized? " was the most listened-to Clinical Conversations podcast in 2017. In it, Joe Elia interviews Professor Timothy Hoff, author... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news