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FDA to Get More Aggressive on Homeopathic Meds FDA to Get More Aggressive on Homeopathic Meds
The FDA is adopting a more aggressive stance when it comes to regulating homeopathic remedies.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Sacrifice required from NHS doctors 'neither right nor sustainable', says GMC
The UK's medical workforce has reached a 'crunch point', with doctors working in the NHS facing a level of sacrifice to keep services going that is 'neither right nor sustainable', the GMC has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

‘I remain a frontline GP, so I know the pressures we face’
As NHS England’s head of primary care, Dr Arvind Madan is faced with the mammoth task of implementing the changes set out in theGeneral Practice Forward View(GPFV). After only two years in the role, the east London GP has made quite an impression. With experience in turning around a dozen struggling practices, he has been working hard on achieving everything set out in the GPFV. His ambitions to build a new version of general practice partly came from the frustration he felt about the devaluation of patients.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Ask The Expert Featured Articles Source Type: news

Ginkgo Biloba Use After Stroke Tied to Less Cognitive Decline
Ginkgo biloba extract plus aspirin is associated with less cognitive decline following stroke, compared with aspirin alone, according to a study in Stroke and Vascular... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why Primary Care is a Good Second Career
In the last of a three-part interview series, the Dean of the Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine talks about primary care being a second career option. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Physicians Practice Staff Tags: Healthcare Careers Mentoring Training Source Type: news

HHS Says It Gave No'Directive' to Ban Seven Words at CDC HHS Says It Gave No'Directive' to Ban Seven Words at CDC
However, healthcare leaders and biomedical ethicists decry what they see as the'chilling effect'of political interference on science.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Collaborative arrangements for general practice
General practices are working more collaboratively. However, once the purpose, vision and function of the collaboration are clear there are a number of routes to consider. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical profession at ‘crunch point’ warns GMC
Annual report calls for action on workforce Related items fromOnMedica PM indicates overseas trained doctors can stay in UK post Brexit NHS ‘workforce gap’ is harming the quality of care General practice training may be extended by another year NHS workforce strategy GMC warns of 'state of unease' amongst doctors (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Caught on camera
The medicolegal risks of police officers wearing body cameras in hospitals Related items fromOnMedica Beware risks of using smartphones for clinical photos GMC urges against covert recording of patients Recorded GP consultations could help improve care Use video consultations to boost access for patients, GPs urged (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - December 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Less-Is-More Crusade / Asymptomatic Mumps & Viral Shedding? / Pittsburg ID Opportunity
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Medicine and Society: Although reducing unnecessary care is important, the missionary... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

" No Magic Bullet " for Preventing Dementia in Older Age
There's " no magic bullet " for preventing late-life dementia, an editorialist concludes in the Annals of Internal Medicine. His comments follow analysis of four evidence... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

At a Hotel Near You: Cadavers in the Banquet Room At a Hotel Near You: Cadavers in the Banquet Room
Just outside the operating theater, the organizers of a medical conference wore Minnie Mouse ears.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Deadline Looms for Essential Community Provider Filing
CMS has alerted medical organizations that physicians only have until Dec. 22 to submit clinic names for inclusion as essential community providers in 2019. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Final Tax Bill Set to Eliminate Mandate to Buy Insurance Final Tax Bill Set to Eliminate Mandate to Buy Insurance
Medical societies and consumer advocates warn that the move will drive up the cost of insurance and increase the number of uninsured.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Metastasis-Directed Tx Improves PFS in Prostate Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Nearly doubled survival time without androgen deprivation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Primary Care - Mental Health Integration: Improving Mental Health Care Access for VA Primary Care Patients
January 17, 2018 12:00-1:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Censoring the CDC Is Scary and Crazy, Says Ethicist Censoring the CDC Is Scary and Crazy, Says Ethicist
It's been claimed that the Trump administration has told the CDC to avoid using seven particular words in its budget formulation process. Bioethicist Art Caplan says this is a terrible move.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Cherry picking fears confirmed as 7,000 new patients join GP at Hand
Almost 7,000 patients registered with the London practice that runs the controversial GP at Hand video consultation service in the month to 1 December - and almost nine out of 10 are aged between 20 and 45 years old, official data show. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Do Plaintiffs Have a Right to Get Adverse-Incident Reports? Do Plaintiffs Have a Right to Get Adverse-Incident Reports?
Do plaintiffs have a right to adverse-incident reports, or would that enable litigants to access information that was not intended for them? A doctor who is a serial complainant strikes again.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Two OTC Remedies No Help for Sore Throat
Neither xylitol chewing gum nor probiotic capsules appear to relieve symptoms of pharyngitis, according to a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Researchers first... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fewer Vaccine Exemptions in Wash. State After Requiring Counseling from Clinicians
Requiring that parents receive clinician counseling before obtaining an exemption for kindergarten vaccination is associated with a decrease in exemption rates, according to a Pediatrics... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Northern Ireland GPs welcome £3.9m funding boost
GP funding in Northern Ireland will rise £3.9m under a deal intended to deliver a 1% rise in GP income. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

FDA Review Confirms Risk from Power Morcellators in Spreading Uterine Cancer
The FDA confirms that power morcellation used for laparoscopic myomectomy or hysterectomy for uterine fibroids is associated with increased risk for spreading cancer. The review... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fracture Risk Screening Might Lower Risk for Certain Fractures
A community-based program for fracture risk screening is associated with fewer hip fractures in older women, but not a reduction in overall fractures, suggests... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: HIV-Associated Kidney Diseases / More Forbidden Words and Phrases? / Ohio Hospitalist Opportunities
Here's what we chose for you today: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review: Kidney disease, which is a common complication of HIV infection and its treatment... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Extra cash for GPs in Northern Ireland
Department of Health says £2.2m will increase the value of the GP contract Related items fromOnMedica Doctors seek assurances on extra funding for health in Northern Ireland Act now on health reform in Northern Ireland demand doctors ’ leaders GPs ’ goodwill and resilience propping up NI general practice (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Key Questions Nurses Should Ask in Interviews
(MedPage Today) -- It's vital to find out if the job is right for you (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Word Ban Harms CDC Work to Protect Public Health, AAFP Warns
Restricting precise communication for political purposes will make it more difficult to protect the public health, the AAFP warned the Trump administration. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Parabens and Phthalates: What Patients May Want to Know
(MedPage Today) -- Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, addresses common skincare questions (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lungs Commonly Involved in ANCA Vasculitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Bronchiectasis seen frequently -- but only with one vasculitis subtype (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Zika-Related Microcephaly Outcomes at Age 19-24 Months Detailed
Most children born with Zika-related microcephaly will have severe motor impairment and other functional and medical difficulties as they age, according to an analysis... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Sexual Harassment in Medicine
Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group in the past week, in case you missed it the first time around: New... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Screening could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen
Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women – according to new research involving researchers from the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol and local hospitals, and led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Year in Review: Ophthalmology
(MedPage Today) -- Insights, progress for macular edema, AMD, infections, IOP, gene therapy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Telemedicine for Addiction Treatment? Telemedicine for Addiction Treatment?
One Indiana addiction specialist doesn ’ t shy away from telemedicine, but he still requires in-person visits to begin and maintain his patients ’ Suboxone prescriptions.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

ASH: Frailty Screening Tool Guides Therapy in Elderly (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Multiple myeloma treatment reductions among physically weaker patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Don't Use HRT for Chronic Conditions in Postmenopausal Women
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has posted a final recommendation against the use of combined estrogen and progestin to prevent chronic conditions in postmenopausal women. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA OKs Eskata for Raised Seborrheic Keratoses FDA OKs Eskata for Raised Seborrheic Keratoses
Eskata is a proprietary, high-concentration hydrogen peroxide-based topical solution applied by a healthcare provider directly to raised seborrheic keratoses using a penlike applicator.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

Adjunctive Cytologic Testing for Oral Cavity Lesions Adjunctive Cytologic Testing for Oral Cavity Lesions
An oral health clinician who elects to use cytologic testing should be keenly aware of the limitations of each brand of test, especially in primary care dental settings.Medscape Dental & Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Half of patients visiting GP with cancer diagnosed within 40 days
Half of patients presenting to their GP with cancer are diagnosed within 40 days, but one in five encounter delays, according to 'the most detailed and accurate picture to date' on cancer diagnosis in the UK. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 12 Care of People with Cancer and Palliative Care Source Type: news

Closing the Loop: A Guide to Safer Ambulatory Referrals in the EHR Era
The recommendations outlined in this publication are designed to help standardize the ways in which primary care practitioners activate referrals to specialists, and then keep track of the information over time. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Take Action on MIPS by Dec. 31 to Avoid Medicare Penalty
Physicians need to collect at least one point of data by Dec. 31 to avoid a Medicare penalty in 2019 related to the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Leadership Skills for the Non-Leader Leadership Skills for the Non-Leader
All doctors have leadership skills, whether they realize it or not. Dr Clif Knight discusses with Drs Melissa Hemphill and Vu Kiet Tran how family physicians can develop these skills and reduce burnout.American Academy of Family Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

EndoBreak: 2018 Diabetes Care Standard; Toujeo Trial Success
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Declines to Endorse New 130/80 BP Treatment Guidelines AAFP Declines to Endorse New 130/80 BP Treatment Guidelines
It will stick with the higher-threshold 2014 Eighth Joint National Committee guidelines. AAFP cites concerns about methodology and perceived conflicts of interest with the AHA/ACC recommendation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Gym vs Fast Food Proximity; Radiation for VT Ablation; hs-TnT in the U.S.
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Latest in Hypertension Guidelines: What Is a PCP to Do? The Latest in Hypertension Guidelines: What Is a PCP to Do?
Will the new BP guidelines bring more people under the hypertension umbrella?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Get Ready for a Tsunami of ECGs
(MedPage Today) -- " I think we are going to be seeing a lot of this, " says Ethan Weiss, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Voices: Millennial Health Professionals and the Future of Cross-Sector Partnerships
The Practical Playbook is inviting students and recent graduates of any health discipline to add their voice to the movement and discuss what they see as the future of cross-sector partnerships and the collaboration of health care (especially primary care) and public health. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Six key figures that question fairness of CQC ratings for GPs
Are CQC inspections fair for GP practices? GPonline looks back at data from the first round of CQC GP inspections to investigate how factors outside practices' control influence their ratings. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news