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Major Loss of Wealth Increases Mortality Risk, Study Finds Major Loss of Wealth Increases Mortality Risk, Study Finds
Clinicians should realize patients'financial losses may affect their health, study authors warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Residency Leaders Encourage Training in Opioid Prescribing
A session on prescribing opioids appropriately that was presented during the 2018 AAFP Residency Program Solutions conference included tips for educating patients and spotting red flags. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Subclinical Amyloid: Next Target for Alzheimer ’s Trials?
(MedPage Today) -- Research suggests negative PET amyloid may identify presymptomatic patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: The Meaning of Life and Death
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the consequences of limiting opioid doses (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affect GPs?
From 25 May 2018 all organisations in the UK will be subject to new data protection regulations, but what do the changes mean for GPs? (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP Practice Source Type: news

Your Office Is Being Recorded Your Office Is Being Recorded
More patients are recording office and clinic visits on their smartphones, raising many questions doctors hadn't thought about before.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Billing Costs, Complexities for Physicians Called'Absurd'Billing Costs, Complexities for Physicians Called'Absurd '
This study pegs the annual total cost of challenged revenue from all payers at perhaps as much as $54 billion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

NHS England pilots 'one-stop shops' for cancer diagnosis
GPs in parts of England will be able to refer patients they suspect of having cancer to new 'one-stop shops' for cancer diagnosis, under a pilot scheme launched today. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diagnosis & treatment Source Type: news

UCLA receives $8.4-million award to improve advance care planning
A UCLA-led team has received a five-year, $8.4-million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to develop effective approaches to improve advance care planning for seriously ill patients treated in primary care clinics.The award, one of seven granted nationally by the research institute, an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, is intended to fund a research project that addresses the needs of both patients and caregivers.UCLADr. Neil WengerUCLA, in collaboration with UC San Francisco and UC Irvine, will compare three planning approaches that could be used in primary care clinics among pe...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Neurostimulators & amp; Migraine Headaches: What the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know
Neurostimulators are an emerging treatment option for migraine patients who want non-pharmacologic treatment, find out what you know about the three devices approved for use in the US. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan Hutchinson, MD Tags: Headache and Migraine Source Type: news

NPs Gravitate to Low-Income Areas: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, medical device company pays $33M millions in false claims settlement (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ASCO Supports New Options for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Docetaxel, abiraterone plus ADT for non-CRPC (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Drug Doesn't Work? Get Your Money Back!
(MedPage Today) -- Think outcomes-based pricing is a great deal? Dr. Perry Wilson says think again (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Synthetic Opioids Fuel Spike in U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths
Drug overdose deaths killed 63,632 Americans in 2016, and nearly two-thirds of those deaths involved opioids, according to a CDCMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released March 30. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Happiness 101: Psychology Course Strikes Chord With Yale Students Happiness 101: Psychology Course Strikes Chord With Yale Students
The search for life's sweetest but most elusive treasure - happiness - brings nearly 1,200 Yale University undergraduates twice a week into an enormous hall on the Connecticut school's campus for its most popular class ever.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Biologics Differ in Safety Risks (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Infection risks higher for tocilizumab (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Soup, Beer and Soap From Food Waste? Dutch Shoppers Say Yes Soup, Beer and Soap From Food Waste? Dutch Shoppers Say Yes
First it was a supermarket aisle free of plastics, now the Netherlands has notched up another novel solution in its fight against waste and pollution - products made with food that otherwise would be chucked in the bin.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Under Armour Says 150 Mln MyFitnessPal Accounts Breached Under Armour Says 150 Mln MyFitnessPal Accounts Breached
Under Armour Inc said that data from some 150 million MyFitnessPal diet and fitness app accounts was compromised in February, in one of the biggest hacks in history, sending shares of the athletic apparel maker down 3 percent in after-hours trade.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Walmart Talking With Humana on Closer Ties; Acquisition Possible Walmart Talking With Humana on Closer Ties; Acquisition Possible
U.S. retailer Walmart Inc is in early-stage talks with health insurer Humana Inc about developing closer ties, with the acquisition of Humana being discussed as one possibility, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Iranian Given Visa to Aid Brother With Cancer Despite Travel Ban Iranian Given Visa to Aid Brother With Cancer Despite Travel Ban
The U.S. State Department granted a visa to a man in Iran hoping to donate bone marrow to his U.S. citizen brother with blood cancer, obtaining a rare waiver to President Donald Trump's travel ban, the family's lawyer said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Hawaii Lawmakers Approve Medical Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Hawaii Lawmakers Approve Medical Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill
Hawaii would become the seventh U.S. state to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients under legislation passed by the state Senate on Thursday and sent to the governor.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Closing the Gap Between Public Health Goals and Reality
Norman Oliver, M.D., M.A., wanted to influence health on a large scale. He found that opportunity as Virginia's deputy commissioner for population health. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Do Patients Deserve to Know if You Drink? Do Patients Deserve to Know if You Drink?
Should you disclose your own personal alcohol use to your patients? Physicians debated the issue in response to a recent article.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Academy, STFM Launch Shots by AAFP/STFM
The Academy and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine are excited to announce that the new Shots by AAFP/STFM applet is now available in the AAFP mobile app and as a stand-alone app, as well. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Simple Lung Function Tests in Primary Care Help ID Early COPD
Peak flow meter, microspirometry are optimal, with full spirometry for positive results (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Simple Lung Function Tests in Primary Care Help ID Early COPD
FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 A peak flow meter or microspirometer can be used routinely in primary care among patients with suspected chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for early case identification, according to a study published online March... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Payment Model Deserves Quick Approval, AAFP Tells HHS
After being greenlighted by a panel of experts Congress convened last year, testing for a new payment model created by the AAFP and tailored for primary care is only awaiting federal approval, the Academy recently reminded HHS. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Should Clinicians With Conscientious Objections Be Protected? Should Clinicians With Conscientious Objections Be Protected?
HHS'Conscience and Religious Freedom Division is intended to protect healthcare professionals who want to opt out of performing certain procedures or providing certain medications. Is this necessary?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

2nd-Line Tofacitinib OK for Rheumatoid Arthritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Effectiveness and safety similar to biologics in real-world use (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Victim of'Catfishing'?
(MedPage Today) -- Online scammers masquerading as healthcare providers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sexual Risk Assessment Lax in Many Sexually Active Youths Sexual Risk Assessment Lax in Many Sexually Active Youths
Fewer than half of females and fewer than a quarter of males who had recently engaged in sexual activity received a sexual risk assessment from a physician or other healthcare provider in the past year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Brand-Name Prescription Drug Prices Skyrocketing for Seniors Brand-Name Prescription Drug Prices Skyrocketing for Seniors
The cost of popular brand-name drugs commonly used by older adults has grown at 10 times the rate of inflation over the last 5 years, a new report shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Non-Emergencies in the ER: Here's a Fix
(MedPage Today) -- Michael Kirsch, MD, offers his tips (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Doctors, Nurses Give Lifestyle Advice, Are Skeptical It's Heeded Doctors, Nurses Give Lifestyle Advice, Are Skeptical It's Heeded
A new poll shows 61% of physicians and 53% of nurses say they always give such advice. Confidence that patients are paying attention to it, though, is low for both groups.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

' You Don't Know Me, You Don't Know My Pain '
(MedPage Today) -- ZDoggMD and Kathy Travnicek, MD, on managing patients on opioids (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

RPS response to NHS England guidance on over the counter medicines
Responding to NHS Englandguidance published todayon over the counter items that should not routinely be prescribed in primary care, RPS English Pharmacy Board Chair Sandra Gidley said:“All p (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 29, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

NHS 'winter crisis' will continue through summer, BMA warns
Pressure on the NHS through summer 2018 could match levels that prompted the Red Cross to warn that the health service faced a 'humanitarian crisis' last winter, the BMA has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

PTAC OKs New Nursing Facility Payment Model
(MedPage Today) -- Proposal provides 24/7 access to care team, mentors nursing home staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Top Medical Apps for iPhone and Android
(MedPage Today) -- A weekly round-up of apps medical professionals should consider (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Potential for reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in English primary care
Analysis of primary care data from 2013 –15 found that 8.8% of all systemic antibiotic prescriptions in English primary care were identified as inappropriate, and in the least conservative scenario 23.1% of prescriptions were inappropriate. It concludes that better diagnostic coding, more precise prescribing guidelines and a deeper unde rstanding of appropriate long-term uses of antibiotics would allow identification of further potential for reductions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ex-Dean Who Oversaw Larry Nassar Charged With Sexual Misconduct Ex-Dean Who Oversaw Larry Nassar Charged With Sexual Misconduct
William Strampel was charged with a felony and several misdemeanors for failing to properly oversee former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

GPs should not prescribe OTC medicines for minor ailments, NHS England says
GPs should no longer prescribe OTC medicines for 35 minor ailments and short-term self-limiting illnesses, NHS England has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

NHS bodies agree 'overarching principles' for quality in general practice
NHS regulators and other organisations have agreed key principles that define quality general practice, as part of a drive to ease workload for practices. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

New report suggests 5.7m UK adults are living with undiagnosed hypertension
Millions of UK adults could be suffering from undiagnosed high blood pressure (BP), increasing the risk of heart disease or stroke by up to three times, according to a new report from the British Heart Foundation. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.1 Cardiovascular Problems Source Type: news

Obesity, T2DM: Risk Factors Underlying Undiagnosed Cirrhosis Obesity, T2DM: Risk Factors Underlying Undiagnosed Cirrhosis
This study used transient elastography to screen for cirrhosis in a primary care setting.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Abrupt Onset of a Tender Rash on the Extremities Abrupt Onset of a Tender Rash on the Extremities
A 54-year-old patient presented with a painful rash on her upper and lower extremities, accompanied by fever. What was the underlying cause?American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Trump Ousts VA Sec. Shulkin for Personal Physician Ronny Jackson Trump Ousts VA Sec. Shulkin for Personal Physician Ronny Jackson
The president made the announcement this evening by tweet after a tumultuous few months for the current VA secretary.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Canvas Medical bumps total funding above $3M, launches administrative platform
Alongside the launch of its administrative software designed specifically for independent primary care practices, San Francisco-based Canvas Medical has announced that it has raised more than $3 million in total funding with its most recently closed round. The latest fundraising was led by Upfront Ventures, with participation from iSeed Ventures, Village Global, and other unnamed angel investors. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Adalimumab's Benefits Persist for Spine Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Improvements continued for clinical, functional, and MRI effects (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Speaker Plants'Seeds of Possibility' for True Well-being
During a Residency Program Solutions plenary session, Mark Greenawald, M.D., sought to help colleagues understand how to be well while leading well. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news