UCLA medical students face their futures at Match Day
 Just before 9 a.m. on March 16, the scene was tense inside UCLA ’s Geffen School and across town atCharles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.It was Match Day 2018 and 150David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA graduates, along with 25 of their counterparts at  Drew, who were watching via simulcast, were about to learn which hospital has accepted them for residency, or advanced training in their chosen specialty.After the clock struck 9, the scene erupted in a mad scramble for the blue and gold envelopes, as young doctors tore them open with their families and friends. Screams of joy pierced t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Bones in Postmenopausal Women Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Bones in Postmenopausal Women
Preliminary study suggests that adopting this acknowledged healthy eating pattern might help women protect their joints and bones after menopause.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

A Different Opioid Crisis
(MedPage Today) -- Hospitals struggle with shortages of key painkillers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medicine in the'Middle of Nowhere '
(MedPage Today) -- An on-the-ground look at rural healthcare (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Stem Cell Tx: New Hope in Premature Ovarian Failure
(MedPage Today) -- Autologous human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell engraftment also helps restart menstruation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Caring for the Underserved Where They Need It
Ravi Grivois-Shah, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., set out to care for the underserved. Directing a mobile health program and a clinic with a large refugee population have allowed him to do it. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Beer Raises Heart Rate; KardiaBand Hyperkalemia Test; CHD Clinics
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Docs in AMA Survey Really, REALLY Hate Prior Authorizations
(MedPage Today) -- They have a role, but insurers aren't getting it right, says Perry Wilson, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hospital Ownership of MD Practices Keeps Growing, Study Shows Hospital Ownership of MD Practices Keeps Growing, Study Shows
A new analysis shows continued growth in trend toward hospital employment of physicians, while a federal panel separately highlights the extra costs generated for Medicare and consumers through this approach to care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Welsh government unveils near £12m GP contract uplift for 2018/19
GP leaders in Wales have backed an £11.67m uplift to the GMS contract in Wales for 2018/19, in a deal that includes an interim 1% pay rise, funding for indemnity costs and cuts to QOF. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

What is the BMA's advice on dropping unfunded work?
A GPonline investigation has found that practices are providing care worth millions of pounds for free every year. In a bid to control workload many are considering dropping this work, so what is the advice on doing this? (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP Practice Source Type: news

Primary care providers' discussion of fall prevention approaches with their older adult patients-DocStyles, 2014 - Burns ER, Haddad YK, Parker EM.
This study describes the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Do rates of depression vary by level of alcohol misuse in Australian general practice? - Hobden B, Bryant J, Sanson-Fisher R, Oldmeadow C, Carey M.
This study examined the prevalence of depression by level of alcohol misuse, and the sociodemographic factors associated with depression and increased ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Moving away from the tip of the pyramid: screening and brief intervention for risky alcohol and opioid use in underserved patients - Venner KL, Sanchez V, Garcia J, Williams RL, Sussman AL.
This study aimed to describe SBI-related attitudes, practic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Primary care-mental health integration in the Veterans Affairs Health System: program characteristics and performance - Cornwell BL, Brockmann LM, Lasky EC, Mach J, McCarthy JF.
OBJECTIVES: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has achieved substantial national implementation of primary care-mental health integration (PC-MHI) services. However, little is known regarding program characteristics, variation in characteristics acro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Human trafficking: a health and human rights agenda - Lachapelle Henry AM, Grodin MA.
The lack of empirical evidence regarding the physical and psychological effects of human trafficking and how to care for survivors presents challenges for primary care and mental health care practitioners (1). Often, clinicians are unaware of the proble... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Low Sperm Count May Signal Serious Health Risks for Men
Title: Low Sperm Count May Signal Serious Health Risks for MenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - March 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GPs block pilot of new Babylon service
A clinical commissioning group has dropped a plan to pilot an asthma service with the controversial online primary care company Babylon Health, after opposition from its GPs. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Primary care physicians report feeling unprepared for role in prenatal oral health
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that primary care physicians may feel underequipped to provide adequate oral health counseling to pregnant women. Poor maternal oral health can have significant impacts on a woman's overall health and the health of her children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Optimizing Sham Acupuncture: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, silly rhymes cross cultural boundaries (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bone Marrow Edema Found in SI Joint of Athletes
(MedPage Today) -- New study helps refine thresholds for defining sacroiliitis in young and elite athletes (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Stress Isn't All Bad
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Best Medical Apps for iPhone and Android
(MedPage Today) -- A weekly round-up of the new apps for medical professionals (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Match Day Celebrates Biggest Numbers Ever
(MedPage Today) -- Primary care remains a less popular residency choice among U.S. seniors (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Family Medicine Reaches New High in 2018 NRMP Match
Results from the 2018 National Resident Matching Program show family medicine residency programs gained ground for the ninth straight year. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GMC announces terms of reference for gross negligence manslaughter review
The GMC has announced the terms of reference for a UK-wide independent review into how gross negligence manslaughter is applied to medical practice, following the Bawa-Garba case. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Are Physicians--Let's Face It--Getting Clinically Lazy? Are Physicians--Let's Face It--Getting Clinically Lazy?
Drs Vega and Faustinella discuss evidence of deteriorating history and physical exam skills in clinicians, young and old.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Black HCV-1 Patients May Not Need 12 Weeks' Therapy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 8 weeks of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir just as effective in those clinically eligible (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A New Prostate Cancer Screening Trial--Anything to See Here? A New Prostate Cancer Screening Trial--Anything to See Here?
Yet another trial on risks and benefits of widespread PSA screening. Dr Kenny Lin puts it in perspective.Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Low-dose Naltrexone Explored as Option for Chronic Pain Low-dose Naltrexone Explored as Option for Chronic Pain
A panel of clinicians who treat myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome selected low-dose naltrexone as one of their top choices of drugs with potential benefit in that population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Docs to the Rescue?
(MedPage Today) -- Many don't offer to help during in-flight emergencies (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

MIPS Could Slow Move Away From Fee-for-Service Pay, Panel Says MIPS Could Slow Move Away From Fee-for-Service Pay, Panel Says
Influential panel cites drawbacks of past Medicare models for physician pay in pressing Congress to scrap MIPS and create a new voluntary value-based reimbursement plan.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

MIPS Could Slow the Move Away From Fee-for-Service Pay, Panel Says MIPS Could Slow the Move Away From Fee-for-Service Pay, Panel Says
Influential panel cites drawbacks of past Medicare models for physician pay in pressing Congress to scrap MIPS and create a new voluntary value-based reimbursement plan.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

MIPS Could Slowly Move Away From Fee-for-Service Pay, Panel Says MIPS Could Slowly Move Away From Fee-for-Service Pay, Panel Says
Influential panel cites drawbacks of past Medicare models for physician pay in pressing Congress to scrap MIPS and create a new voluntary value-based reimbursement plan.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

'March Madness' a Peak Time for Vasectomies
Title: 'March Madness' a Peak Time for VasectomiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - March 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Health Tip: Vasectomy Has Some Risks
Title: Health Tip: Vasectomy Has Some RisksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - March 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

East Baton Rouge EMS offers med students pre-hospital EMS experience
East Baton Rouge EMS offers a new pre-hospital EMS experience to medical students and Family Medicine Physicians. This is a unique program that exposes a group of individuals to the EMS field that would not typically have this opportunity. Dr. Dan Godbee is the Medical Director for East Baton Rouge EMS, and has played an important role in implementing this program. According to Dr. Godbee, there are no other Emergency Medicine, pre-hospital or EMS clinicals offered to them as Medical Students. The response to this new program has been extremely positive and beneficial to the participants. Family Medicine Physician Dr. M...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: East Baton Rouge EMS Tags: Training Industry News Source Type: news

Is the legal bar for convicting HCPs of manslaughter 'too low'?
While the MPS seems to think so, Hannah Travis at Bolt Burdon Kemp looks at the implications Related items fromOnMedica RCGP raises concerns over Bawa-Garba case Rapid review ordered into medical manslaughter laws Call to change manslaughter charges to culpable homicide Bawa-Garba case: was the GMC biased? Confidence intervals (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - March 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Puerto Rico's Doctors, Patients, Students Remain in Need
With Puerto Rico still struggling to recover nearly six months after two hurricanes hit, medical student James Eggert offers his perspective on recovery efforts. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP, Missouri Chapter Warn State About Opioids Overreach
By treating voluntary recommendations based partly on insufficient evidence as a firm rule, state officials are undermining physicians and may harm patients. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Patients Overpay for Prescriptions 23% of the Time, Analysis Shows Patients Overpay for Prescriptions 23% of the Time, Analysis Shows
Researchers at the University of Southern California analyzed millions of prescriptions and concluded that close to a quarter paid copays that exceeded the cost of the drugs.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

One in three GPs have dropped unfunded services in the past year
Some GPs are hitting back at heavy workload affecting the profession by dropping non-core services that they are not being paid to provide, GPonline can reveal. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

OncoBreak:'I Was Normal Once'; Ending Cervical Cancer; Mammo Controversy
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Exclusive: GPs deliver services worth millions of pounds for free
GP practices are continuing to provide services worth many millions of pounds per year for which they receive no funding, a GPonline poll reveals. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

High-Tech and High-Touch: Consider a Career in Family Medicine High-Tech and High-Touch: Consider a Career in Family Medicine
Why should students consider family medicine? Maureen Murphy, MD, explains how those with wide-ranging interests may particularly enjoy the never-ending diversity of this specialty.American Academy of Family Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

ENDO 2018: Celebrating 100 Years of Education
(MedPage Today) -- Latest research will take Endocrine Society meeting attendees into new era (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Solution for Medication Adherence
(MedPage Today) -- Look to the private sector, says Sloane Salzburg, MS (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nursing by association
Elizabeth Bayliss and Kareema McCarthy. Pictures: Marcus Rose ALTHOUGH Elizabeth Bayliss and Kareema McCarthy work at the same hospital, Kettering General in the East Midlands, they have only recently become friends – not on the wards, but at university. That’s because the pair, who a few months ago were both healthcare assistants in different parts of the hospital, are now part of the pilot scheme to create a new breed of healthcare professional – the nursing associate. Posited as a role that sits between the healthcare assistant and the registered nurse, with its own level of knowledge and skills, it in...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article Magazine NHS NHS bursary NHS staff recruitment nursing associates Source Type: news

Refer more women with heavy menstrual bleeding for hysteroscopy, NICE says
GPs should refer more women with heavy menstrual bleeding for hysteroscopy, according to new NICE guidance. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Menstrual disorders Source Type: news

US Adult Obesity Rate Jumped Over Last 20 Years US Adult Obesity Rate Jumped Over Last 20 Years
In the latest report from the National Center for Health Statistics, diagnosed diabetes increased from 5.1% to 9.5% of the population from 1997 to 2017. Smoking rates have taken a sharp drop.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news