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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

Your NEJM Group Today: Assigning Blame for Opioid Epidemic / HPV Tests vs. Cytology / California Psychiatry Opportunities
Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: Assigning Blame for the Opioid Epidemic: Dr. Rebecca Haffajee discusses the growing number... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Global Influenza Deaths May Be Underestimated
Seasonal influenza could be responsible for more respiratory deaths worldwide than previously estimated, according to a Lancet study. Researchers looked at rates of influenza-associated... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Zika-Related Microcephaly Outcomes at Age 1924 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 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New chronic kidney disease audit published
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Clinical Commissioning Groups and primary care practices must all work together to improve outcomes for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), according to the national Chronic Kidney Disease Audit published today. The Audit was commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and conducted by the Informatica Systems, the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine, UCL (University College London) and Queen Mary University of London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mixed Results with Regimens for Older AML Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Positive data with venetoclax, liposomal cytarabine-daunorubicin (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Not Quite a Fever, But Still A Mortality Risk Marker?
(MedPage Today) -- Observational data make the case in apparently healthy population (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Most GPs say financial security of their practice has fallen in the past year
Two thirds of GP partners in England say their practice feels less financially secure now than 12 months ago, suggesting most are yet to feel the impact of government pledges to reverse years of underfunding. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Specialists, Not Just PCPs, Are in Short Supply: Report Specialists, Not Just PCPs, Are in Short Supply: Report
Merritt Hawkins Associates white paper indicates the reasons for specialist shortages, including aging of the population and of physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Prospective validation of a screening tool to identify older adults in need of a driving evaluation - Betz ME, Haukoos JS, Schwartz R, DiGuiseppi C, Kandasamy D, Beaty B, Juarez-Colunga E, Carr DB.
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively validate and refine the 5-item "CRASH" screening tool for identifying older drivers needing a behind-the-wheel (BTW) test. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Geriatric and internal medicine primary care c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Impact of Scribes on Physician and Patient Satisfaction Impact of Scribes on Physician and Patient Satisfaction
Can the use of scribes to decrease clerical burden improve overall physician satisfaction without detracting from patient satisfaction?Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

A Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Tool for Low-Income Adults A Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Tool for Low-Income Adults
The authors developed a low-cost, easy to use screening tool based on a predictive model for early detection of diabetic retinopathy.Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Sexual Harassment in Medicine / Bivalent Meningococcal B Vaccine / NYC Primary Care Opportunity
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: New England Journal of Medicine: Perspective: A physician and researcher makes the case that sexual... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

10 Commandments of Hernia Repair: General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the impact of Hurricane Maria on medical supplies (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Approval to create a world-leading public health science campus
Richard Gleave, chief operating officer for PHE, reflects on this landmark decision Related items fromOnMedica Brexit: what ’s next for UK science and patients? National deal struck to boost medical science research Experts seek medical research prioritisation in Brexit talks Public Health England plans 'world-leading' science campus (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - December 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GMC approves model for Medical Licensing Assessment
UK and international graduates will take same applied knowledge test from 2022 Related items fromOnMedica PM indicates overseas trained doctors can stay in UK post Brexit Health workers ’ rights will be protected post Brexit Negativity could deter medical students from general practice New postgrad training standards to give doctors broader skills Students shun a career in medicine, figures show (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GMC to slash registration fees for doctors
Newly qualified doctors could save over £1,000 under the cuts announced Related items fromOnMedica Indemnity costs may lead GPs to quit general practice CQC fee hike plans will hobble frontline care, GP leaders warn Government promises to pay for GP indemnity fee rises Health watchdog ‘must demonstrate value for money’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS could save £200 million a year by managing staff well, research shows
Extensive use of good people management practices would also improve patient satisfaction Related items fromOnMedica Action needed to reduce tensions between clinicians and managers Huge cost of STPs and impact on patients revealed General Practice must be ‘properly supported’ ‘Smart’ rostering Making management work in practice (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General practice training may be extended by another year
Plan to align general practice training with other medical specialty training is included in Health Education England ’s draft workforce strategy Related items fromOnMedica RCGP raises concerns about GP training plans Chronic shortage of doctors jeopardising patient care Ring-fenced cash to help trainees get back into training after time out Investment in primary care leads to secondary care savings Excessive workload driving GPs to breaking point (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Managing frailty: online toolkit targeted specifically at general practice
The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) has developed a plain English online toolkit for primary care practitioners to support managing frailty in older people using comprehensive geriatric assessments (CGA). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New Hypertension Guideline: A Case of Guideline Creep? New Hypertension Guideline: A Case of Guideline Creep?
The new ACC/AHA guidelines for hypertension lowered the threshold for a diagnosis of hypertension. Are these changes justified?Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

< i > FPM < /i > Offers Tutorial on New Quality Payment Program Rules
An article in the January/February issue ofFamily Practice Management lays out six key points to help family physicians succeed in the 2018 Quality Payment Program. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Report points to physician shortages in Florida
Florida hospitals have seen a 29 percent increase in the number of residency slots since 2013, but the state still faces physician workforce challenges, a report on graduate medical education released Wednesday shows. The report, “Training Tomorrow's Doctors: Graduate Medical Education in Florida 2017,” shows that Collier, Lee and Sarasota counties face a severe shortage of primary-care physicians. Moreover, despite the state adding 1,113 residency slots in the last four years, the report shows… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: CHRISTINE SEXTON Source Type: news

Report points to physician shortages in Florida
Florida hospitals have seen a 29 percent increase in the number of residency slots since 2013, but the state still faces physician workforce challenges, a report on graduate medical education released Wednesday shows. The report, “Training Tomorrow's Doctors: Graduate Medical Education in Florida 2017,” shows that Collier, Lee and Sarasota counties face a severe shortage of primary-care physicians. Moreover, despite the state adding 1,113 residency slots in the last four years, the report shows… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: CHRISTINE SEXTON Source Type: news

CDC: 2017-18 Flu Season in U.S. Dominated by H3N2 Viruses
So far this flu season, influenza A (H3N2) viruses have been predominant in the United States, according to a newly released CDCMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ID Break: Bad Flu Rising; Bacterial Hunger Games; Say Cheese
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Learning the Lessons of FluMist
(MedPage Today) -- Andrew Pavia, MD, on what went wrong and what went'right'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Spending the Holidays Working Spending the Holidays Working
Many physicians who work through the holidays find that it's still a special time of the year.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

FDA Panel Gives Thumbs Down to Spine Device
(MedPage Today) -- Vote was 5-8 that risks of Barricaid device outweighed benefits (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Senate HELP Panel Debates How to Lower Drug Prices Senate HELP Panel Debates How to Lower Drug Prices
Hearing testimony on a new National Academy of Sciences report on drug prices, senators discuss government price negotiations, faster entry of generic drugs, and curbs on drug advertising.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Exclusive: GPs told to reduce hospital referrals as winter pressure hits NHS
GPs have been ordered to reduce hospital referrals and patients have been diverted back to practices from A&E as winter pressures start to drive up primary care workload. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

The Integration of Behavioral Health into Pediatric Primary Care Settings (November 2017)
Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health), an initiative of SAMHSA, provides grants to states, tribes, and local communities to support behavioral health integration into primary care settings, among other activities. This issue brief highlights selected promising behavioral health integration strategies that the Project LAUNCH grantees used to improve the delivery and quality of care for children and families. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Post-Thrombotic Syndrome Clinical Pearls / Scarlet Fever in U.K. / Florida Primary Care Opportunities
Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Resident 360: Clinical Pearls: How common is the post-thrombotic syndrome among patients with prior... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Women Should Still Steer Clear of HRT: Task Force
Title: Postmenopausal Women Should Still Steer Clear of HRT: Task ForceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - December 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Living near exercise facilities linked to lower BMI and smaller waists
People who live near gyms, pools and playing fields also have a lower body fat percentage Related items fromOnMedica Managing obesity in primary care - Part 2 Managing obesity in primary care - Part 1 Losing weight by exercise alone does not protect knees Children order fast food from schools, report shows High streets 'saturated' with fast food shops (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news