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Implicit Bias: It's in All of Us Implicit Bias: It's in All of Us
What are some strategies that can help to identify our own implicit biases and work to address them?Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

New National License Agreement Provides Brazil with Unlimited Access to the Cochrane Library
John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JW-A) (NYSE:JW-B), today announced a new license agreement with the country of Brazil that provides unlimited access to the Cochrane Library. From academics to clinicians to patients, the two-year agreement provides one-click access to 7,000 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions to more than 207 million Brazilians.The access was possible due to the contract signed by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES in Portuguese) and Wiley. CAPES offers a tool for accessing and sharing scientific information called the Portal de Peri &oac...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Too Many Drugs?
(MedPage Today) -- Complaints get louder about me-too proliferation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your Legal Risks When Patients Don't Speak English Well Your Legal Risks When Patients Don't Speak English Well
When patients don't speak English well -- or at all -- the physician should get a translator, or incur clinical and legal risks. Here's how to comply most efficiently.Medscape Business of 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

GP practices urged to order new flu vaccine for next winter
GP surgeries in England have been told to order a new adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV) to ensure the most vulnerable get “gold standard” protection against influenza next winter. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Volunteers could help ease pressure on GPs, think tank suggests
Volunteers working in and alongside general practice can reinforce GPs' links with local communities and could help to ease pressure on overstretched practices, a report says. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Exclusive: Burnout service helps more than 800 GPs stay in work in its first year
More than 1,100 GPs have sought help from the GP Health Service since it was set up a year ago to support doctors facing burnout, depression or addiction - and 75% are currently in work, GPonline can reveal. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Diabetes compromises the immune system: Study finds diabetics face increased risk of serious infections
(Natural News) A recent study published in the journal Diabetes Care revealed that patients with diabetes were at an increased risk of severe infections and infection-related death compared with the general public. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the University of St George’s London pooled data from 102,493 English primary care patients aged 40... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DO Match Day Yields Close to 1000 Primary Care Residents DO Match Day Yields Close to 1000 Primary Care Residents
Primary care specialties make up 62% of matches this year, with emergency medicine leading specialty placements.Medscape Medical News (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

Antidepressants and Incident Hypertension in Primary Care Antidepressants and Incident Hypertension in Primary Care
Might commonly prescribed antidepressants increase the risk of incident hypertension?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

The Growing Glaucoma Drug Landscape: Ophthalmology Times
(MedPage Today) -- Also, should we test new policies like we test new drugs? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Divided we fall: getting the best out of general practice
A report from Nuffield Trust finds that initiatives that offer faster and easier access to GPs for some patients risk undermining the ability of doctors to manage people with complex or unknown illnesses and keep them out of hospital. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Improving physical healthcare for people with severe mental illness in primary care: guidance for CCGs
This guidance highlights the responsibilities of CCGs to commission services that deliver comprehensive physical health assessments and follow up care to people on the severe mental illness register in primary care, addressing the premature mortality experienced by people with SMI compared to the general population. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Are You Scared to Show Warmth to a Patient? Are You Scared to Show Warmth to a Patient?
In light of the #MeToo movement, physicians may be wondering whether it is ever acceptable to hug a patient.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

CDC, AAFP Release 2018 Immunization Schedules
The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, together with the AAFP and other medical professional organizations, have released the 2018 adult and childhood immunization schedules. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Interdisciplinary Care Effective for Opioid Use Disorder
A rural health clinic in Scappoose, Ore., and an associated federally qualified health center are successfully using an interdisciplinary model to care for patients with opioid use disorder. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lung Disease Common in Late-Onset SLE (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Rates of interstitial lung disease more than doubled (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Do Patients with Diabetes Think of Health Coaching?
Brief examines the health coaching model of Harlem-based City Health Works. City Health Works coaches use an evidence-based curriculum and motivational interviewing to educate clients about their chronic disease and help them improve their nutrition, medication adherence, physical activity, stress management, and engagement with primary care providers. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

To Err Is Homicide in Britain: The Case of Dr Bawa-Garba To Err Is Homicide in Britain: The Case of Dr Bawa-Garba
Saurabh Jha, a US-based, British-trained medic who worked in the NHS for 4 years, discusses the case of a UK trainee pediatrician convicted of homicide for the death of a child from sepsis. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Blood Test for Alzheimer ’s? CTE in Woodpeckers; Comeback for NGF
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GPs advised on flu vaccines for 2018/19 as NHS promises extra funds
GPs, pharmacists and CCGs have been reminded of official advice on the most effective vaccines for patients in at-risk groups and over-65s, as NHS England pledged extra funding for the 2018/19 flu season. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Influenza Source Type: news

Opting Out of Medicare: How to Get Out and Stay Out Opting Out of Medicare: How to Get Out and Stay Out
Is opting out of Medicare a viable option for family physicians? It can be, but only if you do it correctly--and doing it wrong can be costly.Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

New National License Agreement Provides Brazil with Unlimited Access to the Cochrane Library
John Wiley and Sons Inc. today announced a new license agreement with the country of Brazil that provides unlimited access to the Cochrane Library. From academics to clinicians to patients, the two-year agreement provides one-click access to 7,000 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions to more than 207 million Brazilians. The access was possible due to the contract signed by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES in Portuguese) and Wiley. CAPES offers a tool for accessing and sharing scientific information called the Portal de Periódicos—a v...
Source: News from STM - February 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Jeremy Hunt launches review of manslaughter in healthcare after Bawa-Garba case
Jeremy Hunt has told MPs that his senior clinical advisor will lead a review to draw a clear line between manslaughter and basic human error in healthcare following the controversial case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

GP share of NHS funding in England drops to 7.1%
The share of NHS spending in England allocated to GPs will drop to 7.1% in 2018/19 following a £2.14bn hike to the funding uplift for the health service for the coming financial year. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Practices must implement two 'high impact actions' by March 2019
Every practice in England should have implemented at least two of NHS England's 10 'high impact actions' by March 2019, according to an update of NHS plans for 2018/19. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Deadline for extended GP access to cover England brought forward
NHS England has brought forward the deadline for providing extended access to GP services to every patient in the country after CCGs exceeded the target set for 2017/18. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Menopause May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
Title: Menopause May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis SymptomsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - February 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Update on government scheme for birth injury cases
Solicitor Sezan Taner explains what healthcare professionals need to know Related items fromOnMedica All pregnant women with type 1 diabetes should be offered continuous glucose monitoring Toddler and maternal fructose intake linked to asthma Women happier with maternity care, national survey shows First trimester exposure to antithyroid drugs linked with birth defects Premature births linked to bacterial changes in vagina (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - February 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medicare Wellness Visits Up Physician Pay, Miss Key Patients Medicare Wellness Visits Up Physician Pay, Miss Key Patients
Study finds practices increase income and have a healthier patient mix when they adopt the annual Medicare visits, but only half are providing them. Authors urge changes to increase motivation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

AAFP to FCC: Improve Rural Telehealth to Support Primary Care
The AAFP has responded to a proposed rule on rural telehealth from the Federal Communications Commission by offering suggestions for supporting physicians and improving patient care. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

RCGP hits back at Donald Trump after NHS jibe
RCGP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard has hit back at US president Donald Trump after he claimed the NHS was 'not working and going broke'. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Workforce Grand Rounds Webinar Series: Successful Models and Examples of Inter-Professional Oral Health and Primary Care Training Programs
Februrary 26, 2018 2:00-3:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

After the Big Game, Don't Forget About CV Risk in Football
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiologists react to new study of NFL player mortality (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GPs leave practices for three main reasons, research has found
A research has found that practices are losing their GPs because of three reasons in particular and encourages policymakers to start from these findings to improve the state of primary care.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

CMS Expands MIPS Reporting Relief in Disaster-Hit Areas CMS Expands MIPS Reporting Relief in Disaster-Hit Areas
Medicare will allow more physicians affected by 2017 hurricanes and wildfires to escape potential penalties for failing to submit MIPS data on their performances.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Legal fund for Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba raises more than £300,000
A crowdfunding appeal in support of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba - struck off after what campaigners have called an 'unforgivable' High Court ruling last month - has raised more than £300,000. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Can we set workload limits in general practice?
According to a poll by GPonline, 81% of GPs believe the number of patient consultations they undertake in a day should be capped. But could a workload limit in general practice work? (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Analysis Source Type: news

Divided we fall: getting the best out of general practice
This report examines the effects of recent policy to segment general practice into different types of service tailored to the needs of different patients. It looks at the tensions between this new approach and the traditional GP role of'medical generalism'in a service with constrained resources and argues that if medical generalism is undermined, the value that general practice achieves for the NHS will reduce. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does posttraumatic stress predict frequency of general practitioner visits in parents of terrorism survivors? A longitudinal study - Haga JM, Stene LE, Thoresen S, Wentzel-Larsen T, Dyb G.
This study investigated frequency of GP visits in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Comparison of unmanned aerial vehicle technology versus standard practice in identification of hazards at a mass casualty incident scenario by primary care paramedic students - Jain T, Sibley A, Stryhn H, Hubloue I.
Introduction The proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) has the potential to change the situational awareness of incident commanders allowing greater scene safety. The aim of this study was to compare UAV technology to standard practice (SP) in ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Primary Care Spending in Oregon: A Report to the Oregon State Legislature (February 2018)
Report on the percentage of medical spending allocated to primary care for prominent carriers offering commercial or Medicare Advantage plans, health insurance plans offered to state employees, and Medicaid coordinated care organizations. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults -- US, 2016 Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults -- US, 2016
This report shows that while the prevalence of cigarette smoking among U.S. adults declined significantly from 2005-2016, there was little overall change in 2016. Have we hit an impasse?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Autism might be better detected using new two-minute questionnaire
(Rutgers University) Researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have developed a two-minute questionnaire for parents that could help pediatricians and other primary care providers detect autism in toddlers, at a time when intervention might be crucial. The Psychological Development Questionnaire (PDQ-1) had an 88 percent likelihood of correctly identifying which of the youngster that screened positive because of the questionnaire had autism spectrum disorder (ASD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint Commission Launches New Stroke Certificate
(MedPage Today) -- Identifies hospitals that meet standards for performing mechanical endovascular thrombectomies (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Torsemide Fails to Stem Post-Partum Hypertension
(MedPage Today) -- Diuretic didn't help women with preeclampsia during pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Interface of Public Health and Health Care: Population Health through Improved Infectious Disease Prevention and Management
Region IV Public Health Training Center. 03/20/2017 This one-hour, 30-minute webinar introduces the national dialogue about public health and healthcare system integration, and how infectious diseases have helped demonstrate the significant need to strengthen the collaboration between public health and healthcare. It defines the regional differences in outcomes and inputs, specifically as they relate to infectious diseases and how they affect patient care and population health; and describes the national framework for integration of public health and primary care. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Sou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

So men are dying because they don ’t have women’s brains? Show me the evidence
Mortality rates for prostate cancer are rising, but not because of any neurological determinismIt is the crossover moment. For the first time, more men are dying of prostate cancer than women are from breast cancer. Any GP surgery will offer a blood test to check a man ’s prostate-specific antigen (PSA) indicating cancer. All men have to do is ask.The trouble is that, as we all know, men are from Mars. They don ’t go to GPs, don’t talk about illness and believe in their own invincibility. Men with their compartmentalised brains are inherently greater risk-takers and believe they will beat the odds. In any...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Will Hutton Tags: Neuroscience Gender World news Women UK news Cancer Health Society Cancer research Medical research Life and style Feminism Source Type: news

Treating Molluscum Contagiosum Infection?
(MedPage Today) --'Natural resolution'-- that is, no treatment --'remains a reasonable approach'(Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Portland mental health provider expands into primary care, aims for 1,000 patients
Cascadia wants to build on the trust it has built with clients in mental health care to engage them in primary care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news