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AED Recall; Pregnancy-Style Test for MI; INR Testing Problems
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Value of Locum Tenens for Residents
(MedPage Today) -- A path to opportunities and experiences in a real-world setting (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Do Free Drug Rep Lunches Sway Doctors? See What Physicians Say Do Free Drug Rep Lunches Sway Doctors? See What Physicians Say
The Open Payments website requires physicians to report free lunches and some gifts. What do physicians say about whether these lunches and gifts influence their prescribing habits?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Four charts that highlight rising GP workload
Rising pressure on general practice over the past decade has brought the profession to a point where the vast majority now support a cap on workload. GPonline looks at the level of workload GPs face, and the factors behind it. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

GPs vote down CCG plan to take on primary care budgets
GPs in the East Midlands have rejected their commissioner’s bid to take on the primary care budget for its region. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why so many doctors in the UK are at risk of burnout
(Lancaster University) More than half of GPs in the UK are planning to leave general practice says the first look at the recruitment crisis.More than a thousand GPs have sought professional help from the NHS GP Health Service in the past year, with most cases involving stress, anxiety and depression and about 2% addiction.One in four have already left the profession but only one in five new medical graduates choose to become GPs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Volunteering in general practice
Approximately 1.7 million adults actively volunteer in the health and social care sectors in England, Scotland and Wales. Volunteering is one of the ways that new relationships could be forged with patients and communities, according to the NHS Five Year Forward View. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Identifying Youth at Risk for Suicide
(MedPage Today) -- Toolkit from the National Institute of Mental Health can help (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Family Physician Heads Women's Olympic Hockey Medical Team Family Physician Heads Women's Olympic Hockey Medical Team
Allyson Howe, from Portland, Maine, is living out her"ultimate goal" in Pyeongchang, South Korea, continuing a lifetime of service and passion for sports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Doc Leads US Women's Olympic Hockey Medical Team Doc Leads US Women's Olympic Hockey Medical Team
Allyson Howe, from Portland, Maine, is living out her"ultimate goal" in Pyeongchang, South Korea, continuing a lifetime of service and passion for sports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Policy Experts Share Predictions for Trump's Budget Proposal
(MedPage Today) -- Most don't expect to see ACA repeal mentioned (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Outlines Steps to Reduce Administrative Burden
The AAFP recently laid out concrete solutions to the problem of administrative burden in a letter to two federal agencies. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Inside Idaho's Efforts To Recruit Docs
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Time to Metastasis Prolonged in Castration-Resistant Prostate Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers found a 22-month improvement with enzalutamide (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

BP Guideline Group Responds to Charge of Undisclosed Conflicts
(MedPage Today) -- Mistaken identity largely to blame, say Kim Williams, Jackson Wright, others (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Must-Have Apps
(MedPage Today) -- Radiology, gastro, and decision-making apps are our top picks (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Patients urged to think 'pharmacist first' to save millions of GP appointments
NHS England is urging patients with minor illness to consider visiting a pharmacist rather than a GP practice, in a bid to save 18m GP appointments and 2.1m A&E attendances. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Keynote Spotlights Community Work on Social Determinants
A speaker at the National Health Policy Conference said effective health initiatives aimed at inequities must address social issues and community needs. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply. Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY – Learn about the ongoing outreach efforts of Central Library as they strive to eliminate resource barriers in their community. Is your organization working on a similar project? Te...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Trump Signs Budget Deal, Cuts Medicare Fee in 2019 Trump Signs Budget Deal, Cuts Medicare Fee in 2019
The package also extends many health programs that had expired, repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board, and adds $6 billion to address the opioid epidemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Trump Signs Budget Deal, Reduces Medicare Fee Cuts Trump Signs Budget Deal, Reduces Medicare Fee Cuts
The package also extends many health programs that had expired, repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board, and adds $6 billion to address the opioid epidemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Trump Approves Budget Deal, Reduces Medicare Fee Cuts Trump Approves Budget Deal, Reduces Medicare Fee Cuts
The package also extends many health programs that had expired, repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board, and adds $6 billion to address the opioid epidemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Volunteering in general practice: Opportunities and insights
This paper explores how volunteers can provide support for the role of general practice, and the opportunities for organisations that currently support volunteering to work more closely with general practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Game Changer': Treat Diabetes and Also Reduce CV Risk'Game Changer': Treat Diabetes and Also Reduce CV Risk
Drs Shubrook and Chamberlain discuss cardiovascular risk reduction associated with SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 agonists in T2D, and advise clinicians to'be aware. 'Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density
A deep-learning algorithm can provide fully automated analysis of breast density...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? Breast density laws mystify primary care providers AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hepatitis C: Toward New Public Health Models to Improve Detection and Treatment
A community health model based on direct treatment via primary care epxanded detection and treatment of HCV and also increased life expectancy.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Linda Peckel Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Pressure Rises for Right-to-Try Bill
(MedPage Today) -- Republican House members urge vote; advocates meet with Vice President Pence (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

General practice extended access data: March 2018
The next bi-annual general practice extended access collection will be open for submission from 1 March 2018 to 6 April 2018. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What does the latest planning guidance mean for primary care?
NHS England and NHS Improvement published new operational planning guidance last week. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

5 Key Biomarkers in CVD Prevention
Which CVD biomarker is most useful in what situation? Here are the top 5 most useful in primary care plus 3 key criteria to help choose the right one.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Free 360-degree Virtual Reality Videos for Medical Use
(MedPage Today) -- New study shows potential for immersive VR (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

James Ellzy, M.D., M.M.I., Runs for AAFP Director
The Uniformed Services AFP announces the candidacy of James Ellzy, M.D., M.M.I., of Washington, D.C., for AAFP director. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

WHO calls for sustainable solution to health sector power shortages in Gaza
8 February, 2018, Gaza Strip – Gaza’s health sector was on the verge of collapse due to dwindling fuel supplies until the United Arab Emirates stepped in this week with a US$2 million grant to sustain hospital backup generators for critical health services. The donation will provide enough fuel to keep facilities running for several months.  “The UAE’s timely support will save lives, but a more sustainable solution is required to address the chronic fuel and power shortages in Gaza that leave health facilities consistently on the verge of closure,” says Dr. Gerald Rockenschaub, Head of W...
Source: WHO EMRO News - February 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

USPSTF Recommends Screening Pregnant Women for Syphilis
On Feb. 6, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation statement recommending that all pregnant women be screened for syphilis. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

High flu rate continues to put pressure on GPs
GP practices are continuing to face high rates of consultations for flu, official NHS data confirm. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Influenza Source Type: news

New 3-Drug Combo for HIV OK'd
(MedPage Today) -- Gilead's Biktarvy includes bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: New HIV Drug Combo; Asparagus-Cancer Link; Celeb-Suicide Effect?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Targeted training leads to significant increase in the delivery of alcohol interventions in primary care, new study shows
New research published today (8 February) shows a marked increase in the delivery of alcohol brief interventions in primary care settings where nurse mentors are specifically trained, bringing significant benefits to those at risk of alcohol harm. The research, funded by Alcohol Research UK and conducted by Substance Misuse Management Good Practice (SMMGP), highlights the key role that nurse mentors can play in leading the implementation of alcohol brief interventions. By offering brief advice to those at risk, clinicians are able to advise patients on effective strategies to reduce their drinking. Key findings from the st...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - February 8, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Julie Symes Tags: News brief interventions identification and brief advice Source Type: news

Hospitals almost full for fourth week in a row as NHS winter pressure continues
Hospitals experienced average bed occupancy rates of 95% in the week to 4 February - the fourth week in a row that they have been around 10% above the target limit. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Supporting nurse mentors to reduce the barriers to implementing alcohol Interventions and Brief Advice (IBA) in primary care
Conclusion This project indicates that by supporting nurse mentors in leading on the implementation of IBA there is potential for reducing alcohol-related harm within the existing resources of the surgery. This could support primary care in the practical implementation of an evidence based cost effective intervention which has experienced patchy uptake. References 1 Her Majesty’s Government (2012) The Government’s Alcohol Strategy -2012 2 House of Commons Health Committee, 29012, Government’s Alcohol Strategy 3 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2012) Alcohol-use disorders: prevention Guid...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - February 8, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

How To Pick a New Primary Care Doctor
THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 -- There are times in life when you need to pick a new doctor, or primary care provider. A primary care provider is your health gatekeeper, offering wellness visits, evaluating problems and suggesting specialists when... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Larval Therapy for Chronic Cutaneous Ulcers Larval Therapy for Chronic Cutaneous Ulcers
Larval debridement has been historically used in the management of chronic ulcers, but does it still have a place in modern wound healing?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

ADHD Medication Claims Among US Women Aged 15-44 Years ADHD Medication Claims Among US Women Aged 15-44 Years
ADHD medication prescriptions are increasingly common among privately insured, reproductive-aged women. Are they being counseled on the risks of ADHD medication exposure before and during pregnancy?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Do We Need a Religious Freedom Division at HHS? Do We Need a Religious Freedom Division at HHS?
The Trump administration has created a new division at HHS to protect medical professionals'right to claim that certain procedures violate their personal and religious beliefs. Do we need it?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Primary Care Compensation: Incomes are Up, Job Satisfaction Not So Much
What does primary care compensation look like these days? Would you choose primary care all over again? Here: key highlights that shed light from a Medscape Physician Compensation Report. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 7, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan Kweskin Tags: Primary Care Compensation Source Type: news

Humana to consolidate clinics into new company, beats on 4Q EPS, revenue
Humana announced it will consolidate its primary-care clinics under one company as it continues to grow its clinical footprint nationally. That's according to comments made by Humana Inc. CEO Bruce Broussard on the company's 2017 year-end and fourth quarter earnings call. Humana (NYSE: HUM) will merge its subsidiaries MCCI Medical Group, CAC-Florida Medical Centers, Continucare Medical Centers and MetCare of Florida into one compan y called Conviva that will continue to focus on operations in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Get Comfortable With Advance Care Planning
The AAFP will host a webinar on March 6 that aims to help physicians initiate advance care planning discussions with their patients and ensure that they are paid properly for the service. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Should Hospitalists Pursue the Focused Practice Option? Should Hospitalists Pursue the Focused Practice Option?
Will the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine pathway solve the hospitalist branding problem and define the specialty? Are there any downsides to consider?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Are You Facing an Increase in Medical Necessity Claims Denials? Are You Facing an Increase in Medical Necessity Claims Denials?
Medicare and private insurers are supposed to cover medically necessary services, but an increasing number of physicians and patients are receiving coverage denials for these treatments.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news