TELUS Health Picks Babylon to Bring Virtual Healthcare to Canada TELUS Health Picks Babylon to Bring Virtual Healthcare to Canada
Canada's TELUS Health is joining forces with London-based AI company Babylon to bring virtual medical services, including video consultations, to Canadians who do not have a family doctor or are in rural locations far from a clinic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Swedish Doctor-Patient Video App Kry to Expand Into France Swedish Doctor-Patient Video App Kry to Expand Into France
Kry, the best-funded digital health care start-up in Europe, said on Friday it would expand into France later this month with its smartphone-based app that connects patients to doctors for advice, prescriptions and medical referrals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Beyond the hype - what digital disruption has in store for primary care
With a plethora of online medical consultation services and health apps, there ’s no doubt that the digital disruptors have arrived in healthcare. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Questions on Health Economics and commissioning
Public Health England publishes the answers to a number of questions they received from professionals across the UK Related items fromOnMedica Public urged to check their ‘heart age’ to prevent premature death Sexual health services 'at tipping point' Put community services at heart of improving care in 10-year plan, NHS chiefs urged Next steps set out for shaping ambitions for NHS over coming decade Adult social care saved NHS £60m in past year (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - September 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Prescribing antibiotics for children with cough in general practice does not reduce hospitalisation risk
Doctors and nurses often prescribe antibiotics for children with cough and respiratory infection to avoid return visits, symptoms getting worse or hospitalisation. In a study published in the British Journal of General Practice today [Tuesday 11 September], researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Southampton, Oxford and Kings College London found little evidence that antibiotics reduce the risk of children with cough ending up in hospital, suggesting that this is an area in which unnecessary antibiotic prescribing could be reduced. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Cutting Oral JAK 1/2 Inhibitor Dose an Option in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Baricitinib dose reduction successful in patients with sustained disease control (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Patient Psychology Called Key in Pain Management
(MedPage Today) -- " Pain is fundamentally more than just biology, " says Beth Darnall of Stanford (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Long-Term NRT Doesn't Improve COPD Patient Smoking Quit Rates (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Cessation similar to standard NRT in randomized trial (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Last Cancer Patient
(MedPage Today) -- The following story was found in a newspaper dated September 9, 2048 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ARBs from India Safe; Aspirin Primary Prevention; Energy Pill Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Expanding the Primary Care Pipeline
Julie Phillips, M.D., M.P.H., is using research to understand the factors that influence student choice and, ultimately, improve the family physician pipeline. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

D.C. Rap Up: Woke on Smokes; Power to the Druggist
(MedPage Today) -- MedPage Today's weekly summary of policy news gets a hip-hop reboot from Cleavon Gilman, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Exercise Doesn't Affect Timing of Menopause, Study Finds
Title: Exercise Doesn't Affect Timing of Menopause, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - September 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Persson, Knight Hired at Saline Internal Medicine (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. David Persson, an internal medicine physician, and Katherine Knight, an advanced practice registered nurse specializing in adult primary care and gerontology, have joined Saline Memorial Hospital’s new clinic, Saline Internal Medicine Associates. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Fully Integrating Medical Acupuncture Into Family Medicine Fully Integrating Medical Acupuncture Into Family Medicine
A family physician relates his experience successfully integrating acupuncture into his daily practice.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Primary care is an untapped resource for depression screening
(University of California - San Francisco) A new study has identified at-risk populations for whom depression screening combined with hazardous alcohol use screening could detect depressive symptoms that might otherwise go untreated. These populations include non-White and more medically ill patients, and men in general, for whom screening rates are particularly low. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Campaign aims to cut £256 million prescription fraud
New website will allow patients to check if they can get free scripts Related items fromOnMedica Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine NHS provides £15m for pharmacists in GP surgeries Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services Emergency admissions at end of life set to sky rocket Practice sees huge benefits from integration (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ankylosing Spondylitis: No Special Infection Risk from Treatment
(MedPage Today) -- DMARDs, TNF inhibitors appear safe in this regard (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Button battery and magnet ingestions in the pediatric patient - Bolton SM, Saker M, Bass LM.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pediatric foreign body ingestion is a common occurrence that presents a challenge both to pediatric gastroenterologists and primary care providers. Increasing prevalence of smaller, more technologically advanced toys in the household has... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

3 Tips for Making Staff Feel Valued
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

PTAC Expects Action Soon on Payment Models
(MedPage Today) -- Members see effort faltering if HHS doesn't move by end of year (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Low Medicare Pay Rates Haven't Affected Access, MedPAC Told
(MedPage Today) -- Commission members puzzled by survey results (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Long-Term Attention Needed to Maintain Blood Pressure Reductions (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Benefit did not persist after completing 12-month intensive intervention (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Interferon Blocker Disappoints in SLE
(MedPage Today) -- Anifrolumab failed to meet the primary endpoint in a phase III trial (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Social Determinants Linked to Provision of Primary Care
Strong link for social complexity with primary care indicators for prevention, chronic dz management (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Trinity Medical adding sites north, south of Buffalo
The primary care practice group of Trinity Medical WNY is expanding with the opening of three more sites in Amherst, Kenmore and Derby. Trinity, the physician practice group affiliated with Catholic Health, has been expanding regionally through the acquisition of both primary care and specialty practices. Earlier this summer, Trinity Medical OB/GYN opened a site in Lockport, while other additions last year came in the areas of ca rdiology as well as bariatrics, endocrinology and internal medicine. Mark… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Get a first look a ChenMed's West Philadelphia Dedicated Senior Care Center
The Miami company has opened three primary care centers for seniors in Philadelphia, a fourth will open later this month. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Get a first look a ChenMed's West Philadelphia Dedicated Senior Care Center
The Miami company has opened three primary care centers for seniors in Philadelphia, a fourth will open later this month. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Making the Most of the Office Visit
(MedPage Today) -- We need to make better use of the health team and technology (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Social Determinants Linked to Provision of Primary Care
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 -- Social determinants are associated with provision of primary care services, according to a study recently published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Alan Katz, M.B.Ch.B., from the University of Manitoba in Canada, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Texas Judge Weighing Arguments in Case Seeking to Halt ACA Texas Judge Weighing Arguments in Case Seeking to Halt ACA
The US District Court judge reportedly was sympathetic to a bid to invalidate the law.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Taking the Tapeworms Out of Healthcare
(MedPage Today) -- Is direct primary care the cure for parasitic healthcare entities? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NHS England continues push to reduce prescribing of over-the-counter items in primary care
NHS England has published further advice to help CCGs implement its guidance on which over the counter items should no longer be prescribed in primary care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Confident Practice Manager
Thriving general practice is a vital ingredient of local NHS sustainability and transformation plans, yet the people most likely to make change happen are often overlooked. Practice managers are involved in and often responsible for business development, workforce planning, finance, IT, premises, quality, safety, procurement, reporting, communications, legal and contractual matters, and more besides. Running larger scale practices and working successfully in primary care networks and the integrated care systems of the future will demand new leadership skills. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hawaii Pacific Health to open $3.1M clinic at Ward Village
Hawaii Pacific Health plans to open a $3.1 million medical clinic in the Aeo residential tower in Kakaako.   The not-for-profit health care system said it finalized a lease agreement with Ward Village developer The Howard Hughes Corp. (NYSE: HHC) and expects to open the 4,800-square-foot facility next summer. Hawaii Pacific Health said the clinic will house four to five internal medicine physicians an d between 15 to 20 support staff. It will provide primary care and walk-in services with extended… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Hawaii Pacific Health to open $3.1M clinic at Ward Village
Hawaii Pacific Health plans to open a $3.1 million medical clinic in the Aeo residential tower in Kakaako.   The not-for-profit health care system said it finalized a lease agreement with Ward Village developer The Howard Hughes Corp. (NYSE: HHC) and expects to open the 4,800-square-foot facility next summer. Hawaii Pacific Health said the clinic will house four to five internal medicine physicians an d between 15 to 20 support staff. It will provide primary care and walk-in services with extended… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

AMA Releases 335 CPT Code Changes for 2019 AMA Releases 335 CPT Code Changes for 2019
New codes will help physicians bill for population healthcare, care coordination services, and at-home patient monitoring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

AMA Releases Updated CPT Codes for 2019 AMA Releases Updated CPT Codes for 2019
New codes will help physicians bill for population healthcare, care coordination services, and at-home patient monitoring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

AAFP Digs In, Gives CMS Comprehensive Comments on MPFS
The AAFP sent a 92-page letter to CMS with recommendations on how to improve the proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule so it better supports family medicine. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CDC Releases Guidance for 2018-19 Influenza Season
On Aug. 24, the CDC released aMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report summarizing recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the 2018-19 influenza season. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Premier Health to add four new Dayton-area facilities
Premier Health plans to add four new facilities throughout the Dayton region. The hospital network will open two 45,000-square-foot facilities in Vandalia and Beavercreek, along with two smaller health centers in Liberty Township and Monroe. The new offices will serve as primary care hubs while also offering a variety of specialized services, including orthopedic, cardiolog y, endocrinology, rheumatology, and CompuNet laboratory services, according to a Premier Health spokesperson. The Beavercreek… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cecilia Salomone Source Type: news

Negative Memories of Gym Class May Impact Adults' Lifestyle Negative Memories of Gym Class May Impact Adults' Lifestyle
Negative childhood experiences in physical education (PE) classes may have long-term effects on adult physical activity, a large study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Recognition and Diagnosis of OSA in Older Americans Recognition and Diagnosis of OSA in Older Americans
This study aimed to characterize the national scope of OSA risk and likelihood of evaluation in older Americans.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Hyperlipidemia: Management With PCSK9 Inhibitors Hyperlipidemia: Management With PCSK9 Inhibitors
This article reviews the mechanism of action of PCSK9 inhibitors, as well as their efficacy, safety, costs, and limitations. For which patients are they recommended?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Extubation and Delirium: Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the pros and cons of a cuff leak test (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Most NHS dentists ‘often think about leaving’ practice
A survey of primary care dentists shows that nearly two thirds of principal dentists and over half of associate dentists “often think about leaving general dental practice”. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pan London practice team quality improvement programme
Practice teams in London are invited to attend a series of free workshops designed to assist with the delivery of the General Practice Five Year Forward View objectives. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Proposed House Bill Seeks to End Drug Price'Gag Clause '
(MedPage Today) -- Pharmacists should be able to freely tell patients that a drug will cost less out-of-pocket (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Hosts Launch of 25 x 2030 Student Choice Collaborative
A new initiative will work to ensure that by 2030, 25 percent of U.S. medical school seniors will select family medicine as their specialty. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NDEP Updates Guiding Principles for Diabetes Care
The National Diabetes Education Program has released an update to itsGuiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes, which was first published in 2014. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news