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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

Your NEJM Group Today: New Emergency Medicine Rotation / Late-Life BP Trajectories / Oregon Primary Care Opportunities
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Resident 360: New Emergency Medicine Rotation: Emergency medicine is a fast-paced practice caring... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How an IPA in Washington Collaborates with the Local EMS
Bringing primary-care physicians in touch with the local EMS is enabling team-based care in Washington. In turn, they can reduce unnecessary utilization of the ED. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 29, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Population Health Partnerships Productivity Source Type: news

Ensuring Quality of Point-of-Care Testing in Ambulatory Care Ensuring Quality of Point-of-Care Testing in Ambulatory Care
This report details one large health-care system's experience.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

A Community Clinician Discovers Primary Care Research A Community Clinician Discovers Primary Care Research
A rural family physician relates how one young cancer patient was the catalyst that started her down the path of practice-based research--and she's never looked back.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: The'GOLD' Standard for COPD Apps
(MedPage Today) -- GOLD Guideline 2017 Pocket Guide reviewed (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Self-care: a win-win scenario
With patients open to taking a more active role in managing their health, self-care provides a win-win scenario for patients and an NHS under unprecedented pressure, explains GP Dr Farah Jameel Related items fromOnMedica GPs in Northern Ireland ask patients to self-treat over winter Nurse Coaching Self-care and health literacy, part and parcel of a viable NHS Over 90% of people recognise importance of self-care (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - December 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CDC Advisory: Flu Increasing, Be Ready With Antivirals CDC Advisory: Flu Increasing, Be Ready With Antivirals
The agency recommends heightened attention to NAI antivirals because of expected low efficacy of this year's vaccine and this strain's elevated death risk in young children and seniors.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Ex-lawyer for Shkreli Convicted of Aiding Fraud Scheme Ex-lawyer for Shkreli Convicted of Aiding Fraud Scheme
A New York corporate lawyer who once advised Martin Shkreli was convicted on Wednesday of charges he helped the former pharmaceutical executive steal millions of dollars from a drug company to pay back investors in two failed hedge funds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Tofacitinib for PsA: From Phase III to Approval
(MedPage Today) -- In mid-December, tofacitinib was approved for use in active psoriatic arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tofacitinib a Winner in PsA
(MedPage Today) -- Results with oral drug similar to biologics (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Business Where Human Bodies Were Butchered, Packaged and Sold A Business Where Human Bodies Were Butchered, Packaged and Sold
Sam Kazemi stood over the old man ’ s corpse. Nearby lay pliers, a scalpel and a motorized saw designed to cut drywall and pipe.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Decreasing Market Competition Driving Up Generic Drug Costs Decreasing Market Competition Driving Up Generic Drug Costs
According to a recent study, the cost of generic drugs is linked to market competition levels among manufacturers of these drugs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Physicians' experiences of SBIRT training and implementation for SUD management in primary care in the UAE: a qualitative study - Pflanz-Sinclair C, Matheson C, Bond CM, Almarzouqi A, Lee AJ, Batieha A, Ghaferi HA, El Kashef A.
The objective of this paper is to present a qualitative study of introducing substance misuse screening using the Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model, in primary care in Abu Dhabi. BACKGROUND: Substance misuse i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Evidence use in decision-making on introducing innovations: a systematic scoping review with stakeholder feedback
Cultural and organisational factors often prevent the translation of evidence for innovations into health care practice. A review of the health literature (24 studies) found that preferences vary by professional group and health service setting. Commissioners favoured evidence derived from contact with colleagues or professional'networking', combined with service user involvement and assessment of local needs rather than research evidence. Doctors in acute settings preferred research evidence, while those working in primary care emphasised clinical and experiential knowledge of patients'needs. (Source: Current Awareness Se...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Healthcare Providers See Gun Violence as Public Threat Most Healthcare Providers See Gun Violence as Public Threat
In a Medscape Medical News poll, most respondents said they have a responsibility to discuss gun safety with patients, but 26% of physicians and 29% of nurses said they are not prepared to do so.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Exploring Attributes of High-Value Primary Care Exploring Attributes of High-Value Primary Care
This study identified 6 statistically significant attributes.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

' Goldwater Rule' Under Fire Again
(MedPage Today) -- Psychiatrist calls APA dictum'paternalistic'and'outdated'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Diabetes Medications: Deprescribe Them in the Elderly? Diabetes Medications: Deprescribe Them in the Elderly?
A new set of guidelines and an algorithm help clinicians decide when to pull back on antihyperglycemic drugs, including insulin.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Using Social Media to Attract New Patients and Build Loyalty Using Social Media to Attract New Patients and Build Loyalty
Whether or not you personally use social media, chances are your patients do. Here's how to reach them and keep them connected to your practice.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Anti-IL17 Benefits Persist in Spine Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Rapid responses seen for secukinumab in ankylosing spondylitis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Physical Activity May Predict Neovascular AMD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study authors suggest caution as'there is no strong biological rationale for this finding'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Young Gardeners Eat More Greens in First Year at College Young Gardeners Eat More Greens in First Year at College
First-year college students who have gardening experience eat more fruits and vegetables while they ’ re away at school compared with peers who don ’ t have green thumbs, U.S. researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Geriatric Anorexia Nervosa Geriatric Anorexia Nervosa
This case of a 66-year-old woman with anorexia nervosa underscores the need to recognize eating disorders among older people, which can be associated with significant psychiatric comorbidities.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Racial Disparities in Trauma Deaths Not Seen With Tricare Racial Disparities in Trauma Deaths Not Seen With Tricare
With the same health insurance and access to the same medical providers, black trauma patients may be no more likely to die than their white counterparts, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Iran Confirms Upholding Death Sentence for Academic Over Spying Iran Confirms Upholding Death Sentence for Academic Over Spying
Iran's Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence against a Sweden-based Iranian academic convicted of spying for Israel, the Tehran prosecutor was quoted as saying on Monday, confirming reports by Amnesty International and his family.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Israel's Super-Pharm in Talks to Buy Teva Pharm Plant Israel's Super-Pharm in Talks to Buy Teva Pharm Plant
Israel's largest pharmacy chain Super-Pharm (Israel) Ltd is in talks to acquire Teva Pharmaceutical Industries'plant in the coastal city of Ashdod, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday, confirming media reports.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Child Climbers in Georgia Risk Lives for Christmas Child Climbers in Georgia Risk Lives for Christmas
As European families gather round the twinkling lights and evocative woody aroma of their Christmas trees this festive season, few will think about where they came from.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA: Device Makers to Report Malfunctions Less Frequently FDA: Device Makers to Report Malfunctions Less Frequently
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it plans to let medical device makers report less serious malfunctions of some devices on a quarterly basis to cut down on repeated reviews of common problems.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Matching Multifocal IOL to Patient: Ophthalmology Times
(MedPage Today) -- Also, more injections associated with greater subfoveal choroidal thickness (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: It Takes a Team to Optimize Hypertension Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Strategies for nonphysicians, patients also effective (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Clinicians Brace for AI to Transform Medicine
(MedPage Today) -- Artificial intelligence is coming ... perhaps for your job? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Zamboni Stands By CCSVI Theory of MS
(MedPage Today) -- His own RCT turns up negative, but he vows to fight on as MS community moves on (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Again Warns on Balloon Angioplasty for Neurologic Disorders
(MedPage Today) -- Says transvascular autonomic modulation is off-label and dangerous (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Rebuilding Medical Care Worldwide
(MedPage Today) -- Also, why physician well-being is important from a business perspective (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Push Continues for Medical Liability Reform — Slowly
(MedPage Today) -- Groups working toward Senate action now that bill has passed House (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

House Passes Restrictions on Some Malpractice Awards
(MedPage Today) -- Measure would set nationwide limit of $250,000 on non-economic damages (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Who Gets What Biologic in RA? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Choice may bias outcomes in studies (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Three Hospital CEOs to Watch in 2018
(MedPage Today) -- These influencers will have a major impact on the U.S. healthcare system (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: WHO on Addictive Gaming; Cheating Primary Care; Futuristic Physicians
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Looking North: Can a Single-Payer Health System Work in the US? Looking North: Can a Single-Payer Health System Work in the US?
How do the healthcare systems of the United States and Canada compare in terms of results? For all of the political talk, in many ways it is still an open question.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Traumatic tympanic membrane perforations diagnosed in emergency departments - Carniol ET, Bresler A, Shaigany K, Svider P, Baredes S, Eloy JA, Ying YM.
IMPORTANCE: Tympanic membrane perforations (TMPs) are frequent events leading to evaluation in the primary care and otolaryngology offices or the emergency department (ED). Despite specific warning labels on packaging of cotton-tipped applicators regarding... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

After Individual Mandate Repeal, Who ’ll Pay for Rise in Uncompensated Care?
(MedPage Today) -- Millions expected to drop insurance coverage (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mixed Data for Fatty Acid Intake and Glaucoma (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lower risk with higher EPA, DHA intake but not total PUFA (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

D. C. Week: GOP-Led Congress Scuttles Individual Mandate
(MedPage Today) -- But keeps Children's Health Insurance Program afloat, for 3 more months (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Immune Function Has Key Role in OA
(MedPage Today) -- Monocytes influence pain and disease progression (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: More Forbidden Words and Phrases?
Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around: HIV and ID... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Guidelines for Medical Care of Postbariatric Patients Guidelines for Medical Care of Postbariatric Patients
New guidelines from the European Association for the Study of Obesity provide recommendations targeting primary care clinicians who manage patients after bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: OBGYN Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Biologics Reduce Total Knee Replacements in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Population-based registry study confirms patient-centered benefit (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Finalizes Ban on Triclosan, Other OTC Antiseptics
The FDA finalized a rule Dec. 20 that said triclosan and 23 other active ingredients aren't safe and effective for use in OTC antiseptic products. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news