Obesity Associated With Risk of Early-onset CRC in Women
A study published online in JAMA Oncology found a connection between obesity and an increased risk of early-onset colorectal cancer among women younger than age 50. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical Society Consortium Reacts to Climate Report, EPA Proposal
The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, of which the AAFP is a founding member, echoed the alarm sounded in a recent report on climate change. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

HHS Secretary Says Opioid Deaths Starting to Plateau HHS Secretary Says Opioid Deaths Starting to Plateau
Alex Azar cited interim CDC data that show a flattening trend for overdose deaths from opioids and other drugs in the first few months of 2018.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Program for New Type of Physician Licensure Raises Concerns Program for New Type of Physician Licensure Raises Concerns
A Missouri program designed to increase access to care may lead to inferior care, researchers warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

A Day in the Life of a New York City Community Health Worker
October 23, 2018Rosaura guides her clients through a challenging health system during the most vulnerable moments in their lives.Last week I shadowed Rosaura Polanco, a community health worker in the South Bronx in New York City, where she provides underserved women with health education and essential health services. Having only seen examples of community health workers operating in sub-Saharan Africa, I asked Rosaura what unites them around the world, despite their differing roles and contexts.“Empathy,” she replied. “I practice empathy, for everything, all the time.”Rosaura works forGrameen Prima...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

New Assistant Physician Licensure Program Raises Concerns New Assistant Physician Licensure Program Raises Concerns
A Missouri program designed to increase access to care may lead to inferior care, researchers warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Resistant Spine Disease Responds to Ixekizumab
(MedPage Today) -- Improvements were rapid and significant (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Is Primary Care Really Under Siege?
A panel during the Cleveland Clinic 2018 Medical Innovation Summit addressed the possible future of primary care. The concept of the primary care physician is under siege from a number of things. An uneven payment system, millennials seeking out other options; and the rise of wearable devices all play a role in the way primary care will be delivered in the future. “I think we would all agree, and if we were to ask ourselves, when we had our last primary care experience, that it wasn’t particularly ideal,” Anil Jain, MD, VP & Chief Health Information Officer, IBM Wat...
Source: MDDI - October 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Big Change for Small Biz With Proposed HRA Rule
(MedPage Today) -- Administration expects nearly 1 million uninsured people to gain coverage (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Politicians Hop Aboard'Medicare-for-All' Train Politicians Hop Aboard'Medicare-for-All' Train
Medicare-for-all and single-payer health care are suddenly popular, but what these proposals mean to many of the people who say they support them remains unclear.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Primary Care Doctors'Not Doing Enough' to Curb STDs Primary Care Doctors'Not Doing Enough' to Curb STDs
As rates of sexually transmitted infections steadily rise nationwide, public health officials and experts say primary care doctors need to step up screening and treatment. (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

DHS Awarded Federal Grant to Expand Child Psychiatry Consultation Program
Wisconsin will receive a $445,000 Pediatric Mental Health Care Access grant to expand the state ’s Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (CPCP), which provides consultation and referral services to primary care providers working with children and adolescents with behavioral health concerns, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today. Wisconsin was one of 18 states to r eceive the funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration. “Mental health services are...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 23, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Trump Says Transgender Policy Seeks to'Protect the Country'Trump Says Transgender Policy Seeks to'Protect the Country '
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that transgender issues were in flux and he aims to protect the country after a report that his administration was considering defining gender as male or female based on genitalia at birth drew widespread condemnation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How Remote Afib Monitoring Has Reshaped My Practice
(MedPage Today) -- The Skeptical Cardiologist outlines the benefits of a mobile ECG device (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Boy, six, 'looked like he was dying' after doctors failed to diagnose his appendicitis
Kayne Oughton, from South Tyneside, had to visit three different hospitals and a GP surgery in less than two weeks as his mother desperately tried to get help to stop his agony. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regroup helps healthcare providers offer virtual mental health services
To help address the shortage of mental health services available to patients across the country, a Chicago startup is offering a virtual mental health service that healthcare providers can integrate directly into their own facilities. Regroup, which launched in 2011, provides healthcare institutions with the software and equipment to access their on-staff clinicians remotely. The model allows patients to receive mental health services at the same place they already go to see their primary care doctor,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katherine Davis Source Type: news

Boy, 6, 'looked like he was dying' after doctors failed to diagnose his appendicitis
Kayne Oughton, from South Tyneside, had to visit three different hospitals and a GP surgery in less than two weeks as his mother desperately tried to get help to stop his agony. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poll: Is the CVS-Aetna Merger Good for You and Your Patients? Poll: Is the CVS-Aetna Merger Good for You and Your Patients?
Pharmacy chain CVS and health insurer Aetna are combining their companies. Will the new entity help or hurt healthcare?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Morning Break: More AFM Cases; UnitedHealth Goes Digital; STDs and Primary Care
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Is the CVS-Aetna Merger Good for You and Your Patients? Is the CVS-Aetna Merger Good for You and Your Patients?
Pharmacy chain CVS and health insurer Aetna are combining their companies. Will the new entity help or hurt healthcare?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

An MD/Attorney Reveals: 5 Top Reasons Patients Sue Doctors An MD/Attorney Reveals: 5 Top Reasons Patients Sue Doctors
Malpractice lawsuits don't just happen randomly. Here are the major reasons patients reach out to attorneys to seek a legal resolution.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Patients who can’t get an emergency dental appointment are turning up to GP surgeries instead
Every year family doctors see 380,000 patients with dental problems, the British Journal of General Practice reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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. Changes in recent years have made them more important than ever. More and more services are subject to a procurement process, rather than being simply directly awarded by commissioners. These include many of the “enhanced” services that GP practices could once expect to win almost by default. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Four factors to deal with the problem of long-term health conditions
Long-term conditions consume 70% of the UK ’s NHS budget and is a challenge across the world. Graeme Currie, Professor of Public Management, cites four factors important in improving effectiveness and reducing the financial burden. Related items fromOnMedica Urging GPs towards prevention and self-care Building an inclusive digital health and care service Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets Ministers risk putting money before health, BMA warns Long-term NHS plan must be honest, realistic, achievable and clear (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - October 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nurse Pay Rates Flag: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, helping family caregivers discuss patient care concerns (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS Gives States More Clout for Waiver Process
(MedPage Today) -- Pre-exisiting conditions still protected under " extension of flexibility to states, " says Verma (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pennsylvania Law Makes Hazing a Felony, Prison Time Possible Pennsylvania Law Makes Hazing a Felony, Prison Time Possible
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation on Friday that raised the maximum penalty for fraternity hazing to a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

USC Agrees to $215 Mln Settlement in California Gynecologist Case USC Agrees to $215 Mln Settlement in California Gynecologist Case
The University of Southern California has reached a $215 million proposed settlement with former patients of a gynecologist at the school who was accused of sexual abuse, the president of the university said in a letter on Friday seen by Reuters.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Get Need-to-Know Facts on Ordering Durable Medical Equipment
Turn to new resources from Medicare administrative contractors for tips on prescribing and ordering durable medical equipment. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Get Need-to Know Facts on Ordering Durable Medical Equipment
Turn to new resources from Medicare administrative contractors for tips on prescribing and ordering durable medical equipment. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Do Children Have Vaccination Rights? Do Children Have Vaccination Rights?
Dr Art Caplan discusses the need to shift the focus on vaccines from parents to children.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Self-harm in a primary care cohort of older people: incidence, clinical management, and risk of suicide and other causes of death - Morgan C, Webb RT, Carr MJ, Kontopantelis E, Chew-Graham CA, Kapur N, Ashcroft DM.
BACKGROUND: Self-harm is a major risk factor for suicide, with older adults (older than 65 years) having reportedly greater suicidal intent than any other age group. With the aging population rising and paucity of research focus in this age group, the exte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

' Moving the Needle' on Student Choice
Michelle Roett, M.D., M.P.H., is working on both local and national initiatives to expand the family medicine pipeline. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Eating More Organic Food Tied to Lower Cancer Risk Eating More Organic Food Tied to Lower Cancer Risk
A huge observational study from France surveyed adults online about food consumption and then followed them for a mean of 5 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Health expansion projects underway in Erie, Niagara
A series of health care expansions in the region are moving from the planning stages to reality. All projects have previously been reported in Buffalo Business First and are intended to address ongoing need and growth in patient volume for a variety of services, including addictions services, cardiac care, skilled nursing and primary care. •Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, dedicate d its new cardiac surgical suites Oct. 16, housed in a 24,000-square-foot addition. The $12.5 million project… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Health expansion projects underway in Erie, Niagara
A series of health care expansions in the region are moving from the planning stages to reality. All projects have previously been reported in Buffalo Business First and are intended to address ongoing need and growth in patient volume for a variety of services, including addictions services, cardiac care, skilled nursing and primary care. •Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, dedicate d its new cardiac surgical suites Oct. 16, housed in a 24,000-square-foot addition. The $12.5 million project… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

PI3K Inhibitor Doubles PFS in HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Benefit limited to patients with PIK3CA mutations (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Physicians Are Talking:'Happy Doctors' and Suicide Physicians Are Talking:'Happy Doctors' and Suicide
Readers weigh in on the factors of shame and guilt that physicians face when seeking treatment for their personal and professional stress.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

General Practice Awards 2018: Meet the GP Team of the Year finalists
GP Team of the Year - sponsored by MPS   The finalists for the General Practice Awards, which celebrate leading examples of innovation, hard work and leadership within primary care, were revealed at the end of August. The awards, which will be held on 30 November at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel in London, are in their tenth year and, in the run-up to next month’s awards ceremony, Management in Practice is profiling the shortlisted candidates. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 22, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Tapping Into Telehealth
MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 -- With the national shortage of primary care doctors and -- in certain areas -- specialists, and with a quarter of the population living in rural areas without easy access to care, telehealth has stepped in to help fill the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Understanding functional and social risk characteristics of frail older adults: a cross-sectional survey study - Lee DR, Santo EC, Lo JC, Ritterman Weintraub ML, Patton M, Gordon NP.
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a condition of increasing importance, given the aging adult population. With an anticipated shortage of geriatricians, primary care physicians will increasingly need to manage care for frail adults with complex functional risks and s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Community Health Workers Can Reduce Hospitalizations by 65 Percent and Double Patient Satisfaction with Primary Care
Details the results of a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. It found that Community Health Workers (CHWs) can help reduce hospital stays by 65% and double the rate of patient satisfaction with primary care. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 22, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Professional Loneliness and Loss of the Doctors' Dining Room Professional Loneliness and Loss of the Doctors' Dining Room
The loss of informal conversation and connections between physicians can lead to a sense of professional loneliness.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Social Isolation and Patient Experience in Older Adults Social Isolation and Patient Experience in Older Adults
Social isolation among elderly patients may have a negative impact on the patient experience of primary care.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

The Long Loneliness of Primary Care The Long Loneliness of Primary Care
In this editorial, the author comments on recent studies regarding the impacts of loneliness and social isolation among patients and physicians.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

The Confident Leader
programme is designed for those who have, or aspire to, a leadership role in primary care, accountable care systems, sustainability and transformation partnerships (STP) or as commissioners of services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Implementation toolkit for local systems published
Good organisation of care between general practice and secondary care is crucial in making the best use of clinical time and NHS resources in both settings and in ensuring that patients receive high-quality care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Assessing Systemic Lupus Erythematous-Scleroderma Combo
(MedPage Today) -- What are outcomes for patients with both conditions? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Adding Radium-223 to Abiraterone No Help in Prostate Ca
(MedPage Today) -- More fractures, deaths in patients with mCRPC and bone mets (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Trump's'Public Charge' Plan'Jeopardizes' Health, Groups Say Trump's'Public Charge' Plan'Jeopardizes' Health, Groups Say
One official said the plan goes after things"essential to human survival" and that advocates will sue to overturn the proposal if it is not withdrawn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news