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< 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

Protect Health Care in Tax Reform Bill, Coalition Cautions
Physician organizations warned Congress that tax legislation being considered could reduce access to care, and increase costs for patients and medical students. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Approves " Follow-On " Human Insulin Product to Treat Diabetes
Another short-acting insulin lispro injection has been approved by the FDA to treat adults and children with diabetes. The drug, marketed as Admelog, is... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cannabis for Dry Eye?: Ophthalmology Times
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the pros of corneal epithelial thickness mapping (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Decides to Not Endorse AHA/ACC Hypertension Guideline
After a rigorous review, the AAFP has chosen to not endorse the recent hypertension guideline from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other health professional organizations. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Using Virtual Reality to Battle Amblyopia
(MedPage Today) -- New technology shows promise for those with " lazy eye " (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hospital Readmission Penalties: Helpful or Harmful?
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers take a closer look (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Retirement Linked to Longer, Better Sleep Retirement Linked to Longer, Better Sleep
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Shared Decision-making Limits Unnecessary Transport of Assisted Living Residents Who Fall Shared Decision-making Limits Unnecessary Transport of Assisted Living Residents Who Fall
Shared decision-making between paramedics and primary care physicians (PCPs) can reduce unnecessary transport to the emergency department (ED) for assisted living residents who fall, according to results from a prospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Early Atherosclerosis Defies'Normal' Cholesterol (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Subclinical plaque rampant even in healthy people with LDL-C in range (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

DOACs Prevail in Cancer VTE Trials (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Bleeding data complicate efficacy benefits (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: How Relevant is Race in Medicine?
(MedPage Today) -- Also, using AI to improve EHR (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Tells FDA to Stay Vigilant on Public Health Issues
The AAFP told the FDA in a recent letter that no move to modify or repeal any regulation should come at the expense of public health. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dementia Case Studies
Case studies taken from 2 External 0 0 0 link-external Dementia Good Care Planning false https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/dementia-good-care-planning-information-for-primary-care-and-commissioners/ false true%> for primary care and commissioners (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Rising Admission Thresholds Good Medicine? Are Rising Admission Thresholds Good Medicine?
ED admission thresholds have changed over time, but what are the implications?Emergency Medicine Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Five Things in the GOP Tax Plan That Threaten Medicine Five Things in the GOP Tax Plan That Threaten Medicine
Some of the items in the House and Senate's tax plans could have a negative effect on those in the medical profession and those receiving healthcare.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Final big KC hospital lands ACA coverage option
Days after Olathe Health announced it would be included on Centene Corp.'s Affordable Care Act plans, the area's third-biggest hospital also joins the plan. According to a press release, Shawnee Mission Health signed an agreement to be included on Centene's marketplace plans. The health system signed an agreement on Monday that would add providers with Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission Primary Care, Centra Care Shawnee Mission Urgent Car e, Shawnee Mission Physicians Group and the health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andrew Vaupel Source Type: news

Guidance update: NICE guidelines on depression in adults
Dr Toni Hazell explains NICE guidance on depression in adults. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 13 Care of People with Mental Health Problems Source Type: news

Marked Disability Present Early in SSc (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Hand function compromised in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

For Freedom from Poverty, Universal Health Coverage Is a Must
Nearly one million Kenyans are pushed below the poverty line and remain poor as a result of healthcare expenses. Credit: Paul NevinBy Siddharth Chatterjee and Dr Githinji GitahiNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 2017 (IPS)Today is 12 December 2017 is an auspicious day, as it marks Kenya’s independence from colonial rule in 1963. Today is also Universal Health Coverage Day. It is the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide affordable, quality health care to every person, everywhere. In Kenya illness can mean financial ruin.Every day families are forced to sell their assets, re...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee and Githinji Gitahi Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Good News, Guys: Viagra Prices Start to Tumble Today
Title: Good News, Guys: Viagra Prices Start to Tumble TodayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Creating Interest in Primary Care for Med Students
Medical schools are having a hard time getting students to go into primary care. One school is trying to reverse this trend. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 12, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Physicians Practice Staff Tags: Healthcare Careers Mentoring Residents Source Type: news

Centralized population health coordinators improve care for patients with chronic disease
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A centralized chronic disease management program produced significant improvements in the care of patients with diabetes, hypertension or cardiovascular disease treated at practices in the Massachusetts General Hospital primary care network. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PCP-Paramedic Partnership Could Help Reduce ED Trips for Falls in Assisted-Living Facilities
A partnership between paramedics and primary care providers in assisted-living settings could help reduce unnecessary emergency department trips after falls, suggests an Annals of... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Peppa Pig might inspire unrealistic expectations of GPs
Dr Brown Bear makes inappropriate home visits and is suffering from burnout, claims Sheffield GP Related items fromOnMedica Doctors unveils plan to ‘save’ general practice GPs encouraged to do home visits only in mornings New support for GPs to fight antimicrobial resistance NHS pressures could cause staff ‘burnout’ General Practice must be ‘properly supported’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS workforce strategy
Will it address the challenges facing nursing? Related items fromOnMedica Action plan to revive general practice nursing Plans to scrap nurse bursaries will lead to staff shortages Nurses and midwives are leaving the profession in droves NHS pay cap contributed to workforce crisis, says think tank Policy and planning for NHS workforce - ‘not fit for purpose’ (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' Concussion' Doctor Omalu Quits as Coroner; Claims Interference'Concussion' Doctor Omalu Quits as Coroner; Claims Interference
The chief coroner said that the sheriff had asked him to change an officer-involved death from a homicide to an accident.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Three simple ways we can all help prevent gun violence
We are coming up on the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, in which a young man opened fire on a classroom of first-graders, killing 20 of them and 6 adults — after having killed his mother at home. While nothing can eclipse this tragedy, since then there have been many more tragedies, such as the shooting in Las Vegas, the church shooting in Texas and the recent shooting in Northern California where, thanks to the quick actions of the staff of a local elementary school, the shooter’s attempts to enter the school were foiled. He shot through the windows instead, injuring a child. In 2014, more than 3...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Claire McCarthy Tags: Ask the Expert Kids' Safety Claire McCarthy MD Gun safety Source Type: news

Quiz: Top Medical News from 2017 Quiz: Top Medical News from 2017
2017 has been a year of ups and downs for medicine, with new drug approvals and treatment guidelines, turmoil in Washington, and the continuing opioid epidemic. Test your knowledge about the most-read news stories of the year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The Complex Road Ahead for PrEP: A Primary Care Perspective The Complex Road Ahead for PrEP: A Primary Care Perspective
The author highlights the challenges facing the primary care physician in delivering PrEP to their patients--many of which may stem from the physician's own discomfort in addressing the issues.American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

GPs urged to step up MMR vaccination as measles outbreaks spread
Public Health England (PHE) has urged patients to ensure they have received the MMR vaccine from their GP, after declaring an outbreak of the disease is underway across England. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Viral infections Source Type: news

Partners hand back contract at 17,000-patient Bristol practice
GP partners at an inner-city Bristol practice serving 17,000 patients have handed in their notice, warning that six-figure funding cuts will leave them unable to maintain 'a fair and adequate service to our patients'. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Doxycycline After Condomless Sex Lowers STI Risk in High-Risk Men
Use of doxycycline after condomless sex lowers the risk for some sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medication Prices Often Lower Without Insurance
The cost of prescription drugs — in particular, generics — is increasingly lower when patients purchase the medications directly from online suppliers and leave their insurance cards... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Researchers: Window Blind Cords as Dangerous to Young Children as Bodies of Water
Strangulation by window blind cords accounts for an estimated 10 deaths per year among young U.S. children, a Pediatrics study finds. Using two national databases... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Necrotizing Fasciitis Review / Poll: Are You Seeing More Drug UseRelated HIV? / Alaska Hospitalist Opportunity
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review: The hallmarks of necrotizing fasciitis are friable superficial fascia, gray... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Research offers guidelines to improve patient care for sexual assault survivors
(American Osteopathic Association) Disclosing personal history of sexual assault and other forms of abuse to a primary care physician can have a profound impact on the patient's experience in the doctor's office as well as the quality of care, according to a review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news