' Outside the Box' Solutions Needed for Seniors' Care
(MedPage Today) -- More coordination needed between medical, non-medical organizations, speakers suggest (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Staff Raises Safety Issues Over Trevena Opioid Injection FDA Staff Raises Safety Issues Over Trevena Opioid Injection
Trevena Inc's opioid injection to treat acute pain could be abused and potentially lead to overdose, staff reviewers of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday, sending the drugmaker's shares down 66 percent.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Two Mu Opioids Set for FDA Advisory Review
(MedPage Today) -- Oliceridine abuse potential raises concern; outlook better for sufentanil sublingual tablets (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

COD Addresses Medical Aid in Dying, Institutional Racism
Delegates to the 2018 Congress of Delegates in New Orleans addressed a number of clinical and patient-oriented issues, including medical aid in dying and institutional racism in health care. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Frontier Medicine Honed AAFP President's Leadership Skills
Newly installed Academy president John Cullen, M.D., sat down withAAFP News to talk about himself, his upcoming presidential year and practicing family medicine in a remote small town. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

UK Clinical Trials Fall as Brexit Clouds Drug Approval Process UK Clinical Trials Fall as Brexit Clouds Drug Approval Process
The number of new clinical trials started in Britain last year was 25 percent lower than the average for 2009-16, as anxiety about Brexit's impact on future medicines regulation made companies hesitate about running studies in the country.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2018-19
On Oct. 10, the AAFP Congress of Delegates elected leaders to guide the Academy through the coming year and beyond. Gary LeRoy, M.D., of Dayton, Ohio, was named the AAFP's president-elect. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FPs Make a Difference Volunteering in'The Big Easy '
Community service opportunities drew 220 family physicians and their families Oct. 9 during the Family Medicine Experience in New Orleans. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

No More Secrets: Congress Bans'Gag Orders' on Drug Prices No More Secrets: Congress Bans'Gag Orders' on Drug Prices
Pharmacists will no longer be prohibited from telling customers when they can save money by paying the pharmacy's lower cash price instead of the price negotiated by their insurance plan.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

AAFP Breaks From AMA, Adopts Neutral Aid-in-Dying Stance AAFP Breaks From AMA, Adopts Neutral Aid-in-Dying Stance
American Academy of Family Physicians delegates took a neutral stance, opting to let families, physicians, and states make aid-in-dying decisions, in opposition to American Medical Association policy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Can Pharmacists Help Reinvent Primary Care in the United States?
The United States has a looming primary care crisis. Could pharmacists be the answer? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sachin H. Jain, Contributor Source Type: news

Ascension Wisconsin will add 100 primary care physicians as part of growth strategy
Ascension Wisconsin is embarking on a growth phase that will add primary care, urgent care and ambulatory clinics as well as 100 primary care physicians over the next two to three years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Will You Get the Flu Vaccine This Year? Will You Get the Flu Vaccine This Year?
Despite a relatively severe influenza season last year, clinician vaccination rates remain flat.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Alternative to 10-Year MOC Exam Coming in 2019 Alternative to 10-Year MOC Exam Coming in 2019
Early next year, a pilot program will allow family physicians to answer 25 open-book questions every quarter on any computer, at no charge, instead of the 10-year maintenance of certification exam.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Alternative to 10-Year Certification Exam Coming in 2019 Alternative to 10-Year Certification Exam Coming in 2019
Early next year, a pilot program will allow physicians to answer 25 open-book questions every quarter on any computer, at no charge, instead of the 10-year maintenance of certification exam.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Addressing SDoH: Finally, Tools for PCPs Addressing SDoH: Finally, Tools for PCPs
AAFP has created a wealth of resources to allow primary care practices to identify and address social determinants of health.American Academy of Family Physicians (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

DIY Artificial Pancreas: Patients Aren't Waiting for Us DIY Artificial Pancreas: Patients Aren't Waiting for Us
Are you familiar with the DIY artificial pancreas? Drs Shubrook and Rayhan Lal discuss this growing movement.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Advance care planning in general practice: does policy match reality?
This report reveals the mismatch between clinical commissioning group policies concerning advance care planning and the reality faced by patients. Patients report doctors being ill-equipped to support them in planning ahead for their future care and treatment (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Approval for Bose Hearing Aid a Blow to Traditional Makers U.S. Approval for Bose Hearing Aid a Blow to Traditional Makers
The U.S. approval of audio products maker Bose Corp's new hearing aid, which can be used without a doctor's assistance, could pressure traditional makers of the devices struggling to keep up with demands from more tech-savvy users.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Making Sense of MACRA: The AAFP's Top 10 FAQs Making Sense of MACRA: The AAFP's Top 10 FAQs
Confused about the Quality Payment Program? The answers to these 10 frequently asked questions can help you successfully participate.Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Advance care planning in general practice: does policy match reality?
This report by an end of life care charity reveals the mismatch between clinical commissioning group policies concerning advance care planning and the reality faced by patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Physicians Voice Frustration Over Uncompensated Work Physicians Voice Frustration Over Uncompensated Work
Physicians say they are spending considerable hours on documentation that they don't get paid for, but they differ on how to fix the problem.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

ABFM to Pilot Longitudinal Assessment Alternative to Exam
The American Board of Family Medicine is set to launch a continuing certification pilot in January 2019. Diplomates eligible to participate will have the option of completing a longitudinal assessment alternative to the 10-year certification exam. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

World Mental Health Day: IOM Honours Migrants ’ Resilience During and After Difficult Journeys
Image courtesy of the World Federation for Mental Health. Source: Twitter @WMHDayBy International Organization for MigrationGENEVA, Oct 9 2018 (IOM)Today, on World Mental Health Day, IOM would like to honour all the migrants who stand strong in the face of adversity and uphold human rights and values. Migration should be a positive experience, but often isn’t. As people move in search of opportunity, or in pursuit of new adventures, too often their journeys are characterized by insecurity and sometimes physical danger, especially for those who are pushed to leave their countries of origin due to abuse or human rights...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: International Organization for Migration Tags: Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

What Could the Midterm Elections Mean for Physicians? What Could the Midterm Elections Mean for Physicians?
The November 6 midterms could support the Trump administration's healthcare policy or further the government's gridlock. Experts weigh in on the election's potential effects.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Could the Midterm Elections Lead to Healthcare Chaos? Could the Midterm Elections Lead to Healthcare Chaos?
The November 6 midterms could support the Trump administration's healthcare policy or further the government's gridlock. Experts weigh in on the election's potential effects.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Immigrant, refugee youth most likely to visit the ED with a new mental health problem
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Refugee and immigrant youth in Ontario may face barriers to accessing mental health services through primary care, say the authors of a study of emergency department visits published in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sexual Abuse and Bariatric Surgery: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, what you need to know about the forecasted nursing shortage (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

An insider's guide to procurement for primary care providers
Understanding procurement and how to prepare a bid are critical to the future of primary care providers. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Building an inclusive digital health and care service
Digital health expert Roz Davies discusses the development of national digital inclusion programme fit for the 21st century Related items fromOnMedica NHS needs GPs more than tech, RCGP tells Hancock Futureproofing our NHS: Innovations and their benefits The end is nigh for paper prescriptions Digital transformation of health must involve nurse input New digital technology code 'will protect patients' (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - October 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Payment Tops FPs' Agenda at Town Hall
During a Town Hall meeting before the 2018 Congress of Delegates convened, AAFP leaders discussed the need to double the nation's investment in primary care. A few states already have moved to do so. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Bans Seven Artificial Food Flavorings FDA Bans Seven Artificial Food Flavorings
The FDA has banned the use of seven synthetic substances used to flavor or enhance flavor in baked goods, ice cream, candy, beverages, and chewing gum.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Allows Sales of First Self-Fitting Hearing Aid FDA Allows Sales of First Self-Fitting Hearing Aid
The FDA has approved the sale of the first hearing aid that users can buy, fit, and use themselves without the help of an expert.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Practical Resources From AAFP for Addressing SDoH Practical Resources From AAFP for Addressing SDoH
Physicians know that social determinants of health are important. AAFP now provides the tools to be able to address them in a meaningful way.American Academy of Family Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Seeing Red: Can Excessive Viagra Dose Permanently Damage Vision?
(MedPage Today) -- Report describes case of persistent colored vision disturbance (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Personalize Diabetes Therapy, New EASD-ADA Guidelines Stress Personalize Diabetes Therapy, New EASD-ADA Guidelines Stress
Newly published document recommends treatment based on individual patient characteristics and preferences.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Is BPA Dangerous? Scientists, FDA Divided Is BPA Dangerous? Scientists, FDA Divided
In a large government study, low doses of bisphenol A (BPA) caused an increase in breast cancers in lab animals. Yet for years, the FDA has ruled that BPA is safe in small amounts.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Tailoring His Practice for Community, Trainees
Residency program director Jim Campbell, M.D., practices in a wide variety of settings so he can show students and residents the full scope of family medicine. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Will Insurers Drop Health, Life, and Disability Policies? Will Insurers Drop Health, Life, and Disability Policies?
Dr Art Caplan discusses the challenges that face policymakers and the medical community when it comes to the potential effects of direct-to-consumer genetic testing.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Genetic Testing as Part of Primary Care and Precision Medicine is Underway at NorthShore University HealthSystem and Geisinger Health
Both health systems will use their EHRs to track genetic testing data and plan to bring genetic data to primary care physicians Clinical laboratories and pathology groups face a big challenge in how to get appropriate genetic and molecular data into electronic health record (EHR) systems in ways that are helpful for physicians. Precision medicine […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 8, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology Andrew Faucett Clinical Data Repository clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Source Type: news

Background and clinical knowledge of intimate partner violence: a study of primary care residents and medical students at a United States medical school - Carlson M, Kamimura A, Al-Obaydi S, Trinh HN, Franchek-Roa K.
Purpose: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health issue that affects the physical and mental health of victims. However, residents and medical students may not receive adequate training to effectively identify and intervene wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The Integrator: What the long term NHS plan will - and won't - do for integration
Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping policy, providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Believing Her Pain: My Education in Interpersonal Violence Believing Her Pain: My Education in Interpersonal Violence
Are we too quick to disbelieve and dismiss patients'complaints of persistent pain? In this essay, the author recounts troubling, missed opportunities to recognize victims of interpersonal violence.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Eruemulor Seeing CHI St. Vincent Patients in Scott (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Aleobe Eruemulor has joined CHI St. Vincent Primary Care in Scott as a primary care physician. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Doctors advised to avoid using jargon
New guidelines will help clinicians understand priorities from a patient's perspective Related items fromOnMedica Language matters – part 2 Doctors given guidance on how to write to patients Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Poor investment in general practice risks patient safety Wealthy tech companies creating ‘digital divide’ in health (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sick doctors to get new mental health support
National initiative covering 110,000 doctors builds on success of GP support programme Related items fromOnMedica Juniors offered 11% pay rise on eve of strike ballot GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse GP recruitment time-bomb ‘ready to explode’ GPs set to be balloted on willingness to take industrial action Scottish government pledges ‘significant investment’ in primary care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Team communication within integrated primary care in the context of suicide prevention: a mixed methods preliminary examination - Funderburk JS, Levandowski BA, Wittink MN, Pigeon WR.
Direct and indirect communication through the electronic medical record play a vital role in helping medical home primary care teams implement suicide prevention efforts. The purpose of this study is to examine how communication related to suicide preventi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Most Physicians Disenchanted With Their Profession: Survey Most Physicians Disenchanted With Their Profession: Survey
Seven out of 10 physicians would not recommend a career in medicine to their loved ones and many are thinking of retiring early, a new national survey shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

MedPAC Mulls Ways to Encourage More Primary Care Doctors
(MedPage Today) -- PA'completion'program, more scholarships among the suggestions (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Chronic Pain Treatment Coverage Varies Widely
(MedPage Today) -- Insurers may be missing opportunities to give patients non-opioid options (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news