Heavy Drinking, Abstinence Both Tied to Higher Dementia Rates
(MedPage Today) -- No evidence that 1 to 14 drinks/week was associated with increased dementia risk (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment for Primary Care
Cardiovascular risk assessment is mostly science but also an art, in part. Get an at-a-glance review here of the risk factors and algorithms that combine both. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Disease Source Type: news

AI for Adverse Drug Events: Pharmacy Practice News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, common causes for medication errors (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

HBV Treatment Improves Liver Ca Surgery Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Microvascular invasion, early tumor recurrence reduced (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Short-Course Tx Feasible for Preventing Active TB
(MedPage Today) -- Four months of rifampin non-inferior to standard 9-month isoniazid regimen (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mobile AED for Runners' Cardiac Arrest Yields Full Recovery for Most
(MedPage Today) -- Japanese strategy for marathons, road races saw CPR start within a minute (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Copeptin Testing Tops Water-Deprivation for Diabetes Insipidus Dx (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But adverse effects were more common with plasma-based diagnostic (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Academy Sends MACRA Concerns, QPP Advice to Congress
In a recent letter to Congress, the Academy expressed support for the overall goals of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act while outlining key strategies to improve its Quality Payment Program. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Trump Administration Loosens Restrictions on Short-term Health Plans Trump Administration Loosens Restrictions on Short-term Health Plans
The administration says these plans, which can now last as long as 12 months and be renewed for two years, will give consumers another less-pricey insurance option. Critics say the new rule is yet another swipe at the Affordable Care Act.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Study Examines Role of Various Factors in Hearing Aid Use
A new study examines the socioeconomic factors that determine whether a person with hearing loss owns or uses hearing aids, while recent legislation aims to make it easier for people to afford these types of devices. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Association between a national primary care pay-for-performance scheme and suicide rates in England: spatial cohort study - Grigoroglou C, Munford L, Webb RT, Kapur N, Doran T, Ashcroft DM, Kontopantelis E.
BACKGROUND: Pay-for-performance policies aim to improve population health by incentivising improvements in quality of care.AimsTo assess the relationship between general practice performance on severe mental illness (SMI) and depression indicators under a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

How to Help Your Partner Through Their Depression
When your spouse has depression, you might be very worried, and feel utterly helpless. After all, depression is a stubborn, difficult illness. Your partner might seem detached or deeply sad. They might seem hopeless and have a hard time getting out of bed. They might be irritable with a swiftly shrinking fuse. They might be tired all the time and say really negative things about everything. You also might be confused. “[M]any symptoms of depression can be poorly understood, particularly irritability or apathy, which partners can mistakenly label as ‘being crabby’ or ‘lazy,’” said Melissa...
Source: Psych Central - August 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders General Relationships & Love Self-Help Clinical Depression depression and relationships depression support Marriage Mood Disorder Source Type: news

Enroll Now for 2019 Program, Ensure Accurate Lab Results
On Aug. 1, the AAFP Proficiency Testing Program opens its 2019 program enrollment with online ordering for new clients and nine new modules. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Rise Of Concierge Medical Practices
Concierge medicine is the solution for a growing number of primary care physicians to be able to practice the highest quality medical care. This trend is only likely to intensify going forwards. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Russ Alan Prince, Contributor Source Type: news

CCG pilots app to help patients with diabetes self-manage their condition
A new pilot scheme encouraging people with diabetes to self-manage their condition using an interactive website and smartphone app has been launched across a CCG area. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - August 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

New app helps victims of domestic violence in the privacy of their doctors' office
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Primary care practices in Rochester, N.Y., are pilot testing an app that screens patients for domestic violence and makes actionable recommendations for victims and their doctors. A team of researchers and advocates at Rochester Institute of Technology and Resolve of Greater Rochester (RESOLVE) developed the software program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Policy book for eye health
This document provides commissioners of primary care services the information and tools to commission and manage primary eye health contracts. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Top 5 Immunization Apps for Primary Care Providers
Which immunization apps should you put on your mobile device today? Our app reviewer offers the complete rundown.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 31, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Vaccines Source Type: news

How Small NYC Primary Care Practices Avoid Burnout Blues
Researchers recently found that health care professionals in small independent primary care practices in New York City reported much lower burnout rates than the national average. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ethnicity Matters in Sjogren's Syndrome
(MedPage Today) -- Incidence was highest among Asian women, and lowest among Latinas (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ECRI Report: Health IT Solutions to Reduce Errors in Medicine ECRI Report: Health IT Solutions to Reduce Errors in Medicine
A new report identifies ways health information technology (IT) can reduce missed, delayed, and incorrect diagnoses on diagnostic testing results as well as errors involving changes in medication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Insulin Pens, Muscle Relaxants Prominent on New FDA Watch List Insulin Pens, Muscle Relaxants Prominent on New FDA Watch List
The updates alert physicians to new safety information or possible signs of serious risk with a drug or drug class. Making the list, however, does not mean that the FDA has determined that a drug has the risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New FDA Watch List Has Insulin Pens, Muscle Relaxants, and More New FDA Watch List Has Insulin Pens, Muscle Relaxants, and More
The updates alert physicians to new safety information or possible signs of serious risk with a drug or drug class. Making the list, however, does not mean that the FDA has determined that a drug has the risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Service Area Needs Assessment Methodology (SANAM) prototype webinar
August 6, 2018 1:00-2:30pm ET. HRSA is exploring the feasibility of developing a Service Area Needs Assessment Methodology (SANAM) that would leverage public data sources to calculate an unmet need score that considers access to primary care services and the health status of a given ZIP code and/or service area. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Docs' Beliefs Guide Prescribing of Glucose Monitoring in T2D Docs' Beliefs Guide Prescribing of Glucose Monitoring in T2D
Many primary care physicians still prescribe routine self-blood glucose monitoring to patients with type 2 diabetes not on insulin, despite evidence that it increases cost without improving outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

ENDS Not Effective as Tobacco Cessation Method, Says Study
According to a study recently published in PLOS ONE, users of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) who also smoke cigarettes are no more likely to quit smoking than are smokers who don't use ENDS. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Really? Must Doctors Now Prepare for ICD-11? Really? Must Doctors Now Prepare for ICD-11?
Another revision to the coding standards is coming, after the 2015 updates. But the good news is that it will probably be years before the new standards are fully implemented in the United States.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Low-cost test could help GPs diagnose cancer at an early stage, study shows
GPs could help to speed up diagnosis of patients with colorectal cancer and other serious bowel diseases through the use of a safe, low-cost test, research has shown. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Bowel Source Type: news

$30M medical complex set to open, create over 100 jobs
Kettering Health Network plans to open a $30 million medical complex in Warren County Aug. 8, which will create about 110 jobs. It will be the base for the Kettering Physician Network Primary Care-Middletown. New hires include registered nurses, respiratory therapists, imaging and lab technicians as well as support staff. The complex at 6147 W. State Route 122 in the city of Middletown is just east of Interstate 75.  A n open house will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 5, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

$30M medical complex set to open, create over 100 jobs
Kettering Health Network plans to open a $30 million medical complex in Warren County Aug. 8, which will create about 110 jobs. It will be the base for the Kettering Physician Network Primary Care-Middletown. New hires include registered nurses, respiratory therapists, imaging and lab technicians as well as support staff. The complex at 6147 W. State Route 122 in the city of Middletown is just east of Interstate 75.  A n open house will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 5, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Drugs for heart failure are still under-prescribed, years after initial study
UCLADr. Gregg FonarowFINDINGSA UCLA-led study found that many people with heart failure do not receive the medications recommended for them under guidelines set by the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and Heart Failure Society of America.The research also found that doctors frequently prescribe medications at doses lower than those recommended by the guidelines, especially for older people, those with kidney disease, those with worsening symptoms or those who were recently hospitalized for heart failure. Further study is needed to determine why people in those four groups specifically were prescri...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NHS England spells out general practice pay awards
The head of primary care contracts at NHS England has written to commissioners with details of the general practice pay awards 2018/19. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Website addresses primary care needs of migrants
The Health Foundation, a think tank, has funded the development of a website for people working in primary care who want to find out more about how to provide high-quality care for migrant patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

10% of patients have no access to GPs out-of-hours
Additional access must be resourced, say lead GPs Related items fromOnMedica General practice has ‘serious structural faults’ GPs ‘too exhausted’ to provide out-of-hours care GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years 1 in 10 areas left without GP out-of-hours cover (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Legal lessons from Gosport
Three perspectives on what should be learned from the events at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital Related items fromOnMedica Cost of clinical negligence continues to spiral out of control GMC to lose fitness to practise appeal rights New regulations promise better protection for whistleblowers Inquests - an insight for care providers Clinical negligence: does clerical staff bear responsibility? (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - July 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Improving Home Care Options for COPD: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, Medicare Advantage plans may enhance care for very ill (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Older Adults Not Counseled on HandlingLeftover Opioids
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers urge discussion on disposal of unused prescription pain meds (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Approves Drug for Rare Adrenal Tumors
(MedPage Today) -- Iobenguane I 131 active in pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nearly One in 10 Ultramarathoners Reports Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs Nearly One in 10 Ultramarathoners Reports Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Title X Change Would Threaten Evidence-based Care, AAFP Warns
A proposed revision to Title X would force family physicians to withhold important information from patients, the AAFP told HHS. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Do More Genetic Testing for Familial High Cholesterol
(MedPage Today) -- Expert panel makes recommendations on cascade screening, specific genes to test (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Behavioral-health startup Praestan raises $12 million
Praestan started out embedding behavioral-health clinics inside primary care clinics. Now it's developing a software product. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

The effect of interpersonal counseling for subthreshold depression in undergraduates: an exploratory randomized controlled trial - Yamamoto A, Tsujimoto E, Taketani R, Tsujii N, Shirakawa O, Ono H.
BACKGROUND: Subthreshold depression and poor stress coping strategies are major public health problems among undergraduates. Interpersonal counseling (IPC) is a brief structured psychological intervention originally designed for use in primary care to trea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Addressing adolescent depression in Tanzania: positive primary care workforce outcomes using a training cascade model - Kutcher S, Wei Y, Gilberds H, Brown A, Ubuguyu O, Njau T, Sabuni N, Magimba A, Perkins K.
BACKGROUND: This is a report on the outcomes of a training program for community clinic healthcare providers in identification, diagnosis, and treatment of adolescent Depression in Tanzania using a training cascade model. METHODS: Lead trainers ada... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

$30M medical complex set to open, create over 100 jobs
Kettering Health Network plans to open a $30 million medical complex in Warren County on Aug. 8, which will create about 110 jobs. It will be the base for the Kettering Physician Network Primary Care-Middletown. New hires include registered nurses, respiratory therapists, imaging and lab technicians as well as support staff. The complex at 6147 W. State Route 122 in the city of Middletown is just east of Interstate 75.  A n open house will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 5, and a ribbon-cutting… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Mentoring, Providing Opportunities for Next Generation
Volunteering in a health care outreach clinic as a teenager helped Juan Robles, M.D., find the mentors he needed in health care. Now he is creating similar opportunities for college students. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dame Clare Marx appointed first woman chair of GMC in its 160-year history
Dame Clare Marx has been named as the new chair of the GMC - the first woman in history to hold the position since the regulator was established 160 years ago. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: People News Source Type: news

Medico-legal: Declaring patients fit to fly
As we hit peak holiday season, GPs may find themselves asked to declare patients 'fit to fly'. Dr Rachel Birch from Medical Protection presents two case scenarios, illustrating what GPs can do to support patients while minimising potential risks. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Medico-legal Source Type: news

Whittier Street Health Center to close urgent care despite staff concerns
Some current and former staff members say patients have already been struggling to get primary-care appointments due to high staff turnover. Closing the urgent-care center will only make matters worse, they said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Health Tip: Manage Hot Flashes
Title: Health Tip: Manage Hot FlashesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news