Caring for Olympic Team a Golden Opportunity
Allyson Howe, M.D., wanted a career that included caring for athletes. She achieved that goal as the head physician for the Olympic champion U.S. women's hockey team. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Diplomatic Way to End the Patient Visit The Diplomatic Way to End the Patient Visit
There is no shortage of time pressure in today's visit, How can you end each visit in a clear and effective, but appropriate, manner?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Does Tort Reform Affect Patient Care?; More Does Tort Reform Affect Patient Care?; More
The role of tort reform in patient care; grieving parents reach settlement with VA; medical malpractice boundary set in case involving deaf student; quadruple amputee argues to exceed state damages cap.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Doctor Pay Tops $257K For Primary Care, $425K For Specialists
Primary care physician compensation rose 2% to $257,000 a year while specialist pay is flat at $425,000, the Medical Group Management Association 2018 compensation report shows. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI NYSE:HUM Source Type: news

Primary Care Doctor Pay Tops $257,000 Amid Shift To Value
Primary care physician compensation rose 2% to $257,000 a year while specialist pay is flat at $425,000, the Medical Group Management Association 2018 compensation report shows. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI NYSE:HUM Source Type: news

Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital expanding in Indiana
Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital is looking to expand its operations in Indiana, according to the Batesville Herald-Tribune. The hospital system has operated a primary care practice, called Children’s Health Care, in Margaret Mary Physician Center in Batesville, Ind. As Margaret May Health is looking to expand in its own building, Cincinnati Children’s is looking to develop a 10,000-square foot medical office building on a 1-acre site. Verus Partners will develop the medical office building… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Primary care home: community pharmacy integration and innovation.
This guide is intended to further the integration of community pharmacy within primary care homes (PCHs) to improve patients'health and support them to manage their conditions. It looks at ways local pharmaceutical committees, community pharmacies and PCHs can make greater use of pharmacists'skills as part of a whole population health approach. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs hit hardest by increased workload in 'worst winter on record'
GPs were more likely than any other group of doctors to report increased workload through last winter, according to a BMA report that found it was the worst on record for the NHS. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Pain Assessment in the Older Population Pain Assessment in the Older Population
This commentary summarizes the revised evidence-based Guidelines on the Assessment of Pain in Older Adults which have been developed by the British Pain Society and British Geriatrics Society.Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

You Will Have a New Life You Will Have a New Life
A deeply personal account of a physician's difficult journey after a total colectomy, and how she was able to build the"new life" she was promised--but not quite in the way she expected.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

General and personal medical services, England: final statistics, 31 December 2017 and provisional 31 March 2018
This publication includes a high-level overview of the numbers and details of all general practice staff groups in England, including by type, gender, and age, for provisional March 2018 data. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Quick reference guide to over the counter items not to be prescribed in primary care
NHS England has published a quick reference tool for health professionals summarising the guidance on conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mental Health in RA Affects Flare Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- During anti-TNF tapering, factors such as depression are influential (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Improving Healthcare Awareness
(MedPage Today) -- What role do nurses play? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Smoking and Parenting; Afib and Stroke: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the Ebola vaccine, stroke risk and resolved a-fib, an antibody for migraine prevention, and cannabis and tobacco smoking by parents (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Assay May Help Avoid Needless Prostate Biopsies
(MedPage Today) -- Distinguishes clinically significant from insignificant/benign disease (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

UC Davis Health names new CEO
UC Davis Health is under new leadership. David A. Lubarsky was named as the system's new CEO and as vice chancellor of human health sciences for University of California Davis, the university said in a news release Friday. He will start July 2. Lubarsky will be responsible for overseeing the schools of medicine and nursing, UC Davis Me dical Center and the hospital’s primary care network. He will work closely with UC Davis Medical Center CEO Ann Madden Rice, the university said. Prior to joining… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

UC Davis Health names new CEO
UC Davis Health is under new leadership. David A. Lubarsky was named as the system's new CEO and as vice chancellor of human health sciences for University of California Davis, the university said in a news release Friday. He will start July 2. Lubarsky will be responsible for overseeing the schools of medicine and nursing, UC Davis Me dical Center and the hospital’s primary care network. He will work closely with UC Davis Medical Center CEO Ann Madden Rice, the university said. Prior to joining… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

AAFP Unveils Principles for Fair Measurement, Payment in APMs
The AAFP has unveiled five principles that show how and why the social determinants of health must be accounted for in alternative payment models. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' Kind of Socialized Medicine': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Synthetic Cannabinoid Poisoning Outbreak Poses Challenges
A physician who treated some of the recent cases of severe bleeding linked to contaminated synthetic cannabinoids says the outbreak highlighted the advantages of taking a family medicine approach to a public health crisis. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Celiac Testing Paradigm Underdetects Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Case-control study highlights need for more physician awareness and a new strategy for detection (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Afib Post-Stroke OAC Tied to Fewer Long-Term Events
(MedPage Today) -- No increased risk of bleeding complications in Danish registry (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Science, Religion, and Pop Culture -- A Surprisingly Healthy Mix
(MedPage Today) -- A conference at the Vatican brings together a diverse group (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Show Me Where to Sign
(MedPage Today) -- Precious gems are buried in a morass of paperwork (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens for 2018 Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens for 2018
Despite concerns about chemical sunscreens, they protect you better from the sun than “ natural ” sunscreens, Consumer Reports ’ latest sunscreen report finds.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

In Lupus, Time on Dialysis Matters
(MedPage Today) -- Survival in lupus nephritis worsens after 24 months of dialysis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Primary care home: community pharmacy integration and innovation
This report aims to inspire further integration of community pharmacy within primary care homes to improve patients'health and support them to manage their conditions. The paper concludes that by learning from those leading the way and exploring innovative ways of working together they could have a bigger impact on improving the health and care needs of their local population. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How e-consultation helped us revolutionise our practice
As part of the General Practice Forward View,£45m has been invested to help practices purchase online consultation systems.  Practice manager Mark Thomas was looking for a better way to manageChelston Hall Surgery in Torquay, South West England when he came across e-consultation. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

NHS England's management of the primary care support services contract with Capita
This report finds neither NHS England nor Capita fully understood complexity/variation of service being outsourced and thus service to primary care practitioners has fallen long way below acceptable standard, which has had impact on service delivery and potential to harm patients (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GMC to tell doctors how to avoid reflective notes being used against them
Advice on how doctors can avoid reflective notes being used against them will be published this autumn jointly by the GMC and leading medical organisations, following the damaging Bawa-Garba case. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Primary Care News: Highlights from 7 Must-Read Studies
At-a-glance: Research on opioid addiction, exergaming for Alzheimer patients, medical cannabis for chronic pain, and more.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Source Type: news

Sepsis: the silent killer
Felicity Cottle discusses the impact of sepsis and what trusts can do to continue improving early recognition and treatment Related items fromOnMedica New drive to reduce sepsis deaths unveiled Treat sepsis with same urgency as suspected heart attacks, clinicians told Emergency sepsis care improving but treatment still not given fast enough Pneumonia or sepsis linked to increased risk of CVD New drive to fight ‘silent killer’ sepsis (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Approves First-in-Class Drug for Migraine Prevention FDA Approves First-in-Class Drug for Migraine Prevention
The human monoclonal antibody erenumab has become the first anti-calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP) treatment to receive FDA approval for the prevention of migraine.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Patients Appreciate Our Honest Concern
(MedPage Today) -- And that takes time, says Robert Centor, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NIH Funding Needs to Keep Rising, Senators Say
(MedPage Today) -- But concerns raised about ethics issues (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Publicly Lists Drugmakers It Says May Be Delaying Generics FDA Publicly Lists Drugmakers It Says May Be Delaying Generics
The list includes both brand name and generic companies that the agency said were potentially illegally preventing generic competition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Tries Shaming Drugmakers that Block Generic Competition
(MedPage Today) -- Agency lists companies refusing to give samples to generic manufacturers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Blue Cross, UAB launch plan to tackle primary care shortage
Blue Cross of Alabama is making a serious focus on rural health with a new scholarship initiative at UAB (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Vermont Signs Law to Allow Import of Prescription Drugs From Canada Vermont Signs Law to Allow Import of Prescription Drugs From Canada
Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed a law on Wednesday that will allow the import of prescription drugs from Canada into the U.S. state in a move that would help tackle rising drug prices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Turf Wars: Can MDs, NPs, and PAs Learn to Get Along? Turf Wars: Can MDs, NPs, and PAs Learn to Get Along?
Reader response to a recent article about the pros and cons of working with NPs and PAs was voluminous, contentious, and--occasionally--insightful.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

CMS Publicizes Costliest Increases for Medicare, Medicaid Drugs CMS Publicizes Costliest Increases for Medicare, Medicaid Drugs
Medicare and Medicaid have faced persistent double-digit increases in the prices of insulin products, as well as notable jumps in the cost of other well-established medicines dating to the 1990s.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Capita GP support contract'potentially compromised patient safety', find auditors
The National Audit Office has said NHS England's decision to outsource primary care support services to Capita'potentially compromised patient safety', and has instructed it to consider taking services back in house.  Pulse has reported on GPs suffering severe disruptions to services - including with payments, pensions, performers list registrations, records movement and medical supplies - since the contract was awarded in 2015. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 17, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Genetic Predisposition to Obesity Related to Smoking Habits
(MedPage Today) -- Is there a genetic component to smoking? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Men Do Better than Women on Cancer Immunotherapies
(MedPage Today) -- Overall survival improvement twice as great, meta-analysis finds (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Team Up to Manage IBS: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, deciding who gets liver transplant takes emotional toll (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Senators Focus on Hospital Drug Discount Program
(MedPage Today) -- Safety-net hospitals say 340B program fills a crucial need (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Six Months ofTrastuzumab Equal to 12 in Breast Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Similar outcomes and less cardiotoxicity, but more research needed (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Better Diet Tied to Bigger Brains
(MedPage Today) -- Dutch study shows association between food and brain structure (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news