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Genetic Lung Variants May Identify COPD Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Airway biomarker could also lead to targeted therapy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Chronic conditions driving A & E visits 'not lack of primary care'
Rising accident and emergency attendance rates are being driven by long-term health conditions, rather than a perceived lack of GP provision, according to East London researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Morning Break: HHS Div. of Religious Freedom; Trump's Heart Health; Minister of Loneliness
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Access...A Critical Benefit Of Concierge Medicine
With the traditional healthcare system under pressure, patients can lose out having to wait to see primary care physicians as well as specialists. Many of the concierge medical practices eliminate this obstacle providing expeditious access to high-quality healthcare. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Russ Alan Prince, Contributor Source Type: news

Capita problems affecting practice funding, workforce and patients, say GPs
Some 89% of GP partners report problems with Capita-run primary care support in the past 12 months, with doctors' ability to work undermined for months at a time and practices facing long waits for payments, a GPonline poll reveals. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Joint framework: commissioning and regulating together: a practical guide for staff
This framework, produced in partnership with NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners, aims to help staff working in CQC, NHS England and CCGs reduce duplication in the regulation and oversight of general practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Linking Data From Health Surveys and Electronic Health Records: A Demonstration Project in Two Chicago Health Center Clinics
Study assesses whether data from self-administered surveys could be collected electronically from patients in urban, primary-care, safety-net clinics and subsequently linked and compared with the same patients'electronic health records (EHRs). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ashfield are shortlisted for a PM Award
Ashfield Digital & Creative, alongside our colleagues at Watermeadow Medical and our clients at Edwards Lifesciences, are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for a PM Society Award in the Primary Care Campaign category for ‘Listen to the Heart’. A campaign focused on the lifesaving opportunity available to GPs through the early identification of aortic stenosis. Speaking about the collaboration, which led to this campaign, Ashfield Digital & Creative Senior Vice-President Andrew Binns said, “This entry demonstrates the impact that can be achieved when strategic insights and cre...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Daniel Goodwin Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Cycling Won't Sabotage a Man's Sex Life: Study
Title: Cycling Won't Sabotage a Man's Sex Life: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - January 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Trends in Patient-Perceived Shared Decision Making Trends in Patient-Perceived Shared Decision Making
How has shared medical decision making between patient and clinician changed over time, and how has sociodemographics influenced these trends?Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Patient Reminders Improve Vaccination Rates in Primary Care
Patients reminders such as postcards and text messages improve vaccination rates, according to an updated Cochrane review. The review included data from 75 studies on... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Health Programs Threatened by Possible Government Shutdown Health Programs Threatened by Possible Government Shutdown
A shutdown would force federal agencies to furlough workers, which could lead to interruptions in health programs, drug approvals, and flu surveillance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Oak Street Health Appoints David Buchanan M.D., M.S. as Executive...
Accomplished clinician and healthcare leader will lead primary care, APN, and complex care teams(PRWeb January 18, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/01/prweb15104901.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New care models in practice
Primary care is crucial to the success of accountable care systems. In this interactive event we will showcase models that are working already, as well as hearing about the contractual options. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trump's Work-for-Medicaid Rule Puts Work on States ’ Shoulders Trump's Work-for-Medicaid Rule Puts Work on States ’ Shoulders
States that opt to change their Medicaid program must figure out how to delineate who is covered by the new mandate, how to enforce the rules and how to handle the people seeking exemptions.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Senate Committee Approves Alex Azar to Head HHS Senate Committee Approves Alex Azar to Head HHS
Only one Democrat on the committee joined the Republicans in confirming Alex Azar. The former HHS deputy secretary and pharmaceutical executive now goes to the Senate for a full vote.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Senate Committee Confirms Alex Azar to Head HHS Senate Committee Confirms Alex Azar to Head HHS
Only one Democrat on the committee joined the Republicans in confirming Alex Azar. The former HHS deputy secretary and pharmaceutical executive now goes to the Senate for a full vote.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Can Crystals Heal? Separating Facets from Facts Can Crystals Heal? Separating Facets from Facts
Do alternative therapies really work?WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Flu Vaccination Still Recommended During Current Epidemic
As the 2017-18 flu season peaks, CDC officials and the AAFP's current Vaccine Science Fellows offer insight and guidance. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

U.S. Healthcare Uninsured Rises Most in Near Decade - Gallup U.S. Healthcare Uninsured Rises Most in Near Decade - Gallup
The number of Americans without healthcare insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, or 1.3 percentage points to 12.2%, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, the biggest jump in the uninsured rate in nearly a decade.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Key Health Programs Need Funding Now, AAFP Tells Congress
The AAFP is keeping pressure on Congress to quickly reauthorize long-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program and three other vital health programs. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Treatment and Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder: Challenges and Opportunities (December 2017)
Article focuses on treatment models, approaches for addressing opioid use disorder in primary care and specialty care settings, and interventions to prevent overdose and reduce health risks.(Annual Review of Public Health) (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AAFP Steers CMS on Proposed Changes to Medicare Advantage
The AAFP recently gave CMS detailed suggestions on how the agency could improve a proposed rule covering the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Benefit programs. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Treating Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Primary Care Treating Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Primary Care
New treatment guidelines aim to support primary care clinicians in the treatment of hepatitis C infection.Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Burnout Might Really Be Depression; How Do Doctors Cope? Burnout Might Really Be Depression; How Do Doctors Cope?
Medscape asked physicians whether they experienced burnout, depression, or both. Some experts say that burnout is really a form of depression. Would that change the recommended treatment?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Do You Agree With the Idea of Medicaid Work Requirements? Do You Agree With the Idea of Medicaid Work Requirements?
New guidelines would require some Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer in order to be eligible for Medicaid benefits.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Don't Rely on Just One BP Test for Kids: Study
They found that nearly 25 percent of children and teens who had their blood pressure checked by their primary care doctor had readings in the high range, but less than half of those readings were confirmed when their blood pressure was checked again. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Working together to reduce duplication in general practice
This framework is designed to help these organisations work more effectively together and reduce duplication in the regulation of general practice (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving QoL with an App?
(MedPage Today) -- An app may help patients manage their IBD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Survey: 42% of Physicians Report Burnout, Some Cite Depression Survey: 42% of Physicians Report Burnout, Some Cite Depression
Physicians in a Medscape survey contradicted themselves on whether their depression had an effect on patient care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

GPs told to test all patients with one or more blood cancer symptoms
GPs should ensure all patients presenting with one or more symptoms of blood cancer are given a blood test, a cross-party group of MPs has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 12 Care of People with Cancer and Palliative Care Source Type: news

What are effective approaches for recruiting and retaining rural primary care health professionals? (December 2017)
AcademyHealth undertook this review from the perspective of a regional policymaker or funder considering interventions to improve the recruitment and retention of health professionals who provide primary care services to rural populations. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Primary Care Providers' Perspectives on Errors of Omission Primary Care Providers' Perspectives on Errors of Omission
How important are errors of omission to patient safety? What factors within practices can lead to these omissions, and how can they be prevented?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Rapidly Progressive Respiratory Failure / Adherence to ADHD Meds in College / Mass. Primary Care Opportunities
Take a gander at today's selections from NEJM Group: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 39-year-old woman who had a history of... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Trump's Doctor Says Health Excellent, Attributes'Good Genes'Trump's Doctor Says Health Excellent, Attributes'Good Genes '
Along with his overall health the president had a perfect score on the MoCA test, showing excellent cognitive health, said the White House physician.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

FDA, DoD Collaborate to Expedite Lifesaving Products for Combat FDA, DoD Collaborate to Expedite Lifesaving Products for Combat
Joint FDA, Department of Defense (DoD) program will expedite development and approval of medical devices and therapeutics for US military personnel.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

AAFP Adopts Principles for Administrative Simplification
The AAFP has released a set of principles dedicated to reducing the administrative burden on family physicians so they can spend more time caring for patients. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Improving Glaucoma Care: Ophthalmology Times
(MedPage Today) -- Also, telemedicine for boosting ROP screening (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Patients Really Want to Hear (and See)
(MedPage Today) -- Suneel Dhand, MD gives tips on verbal and nonverbal communication (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

For Anemia in RA, Target IL-6 (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Increases seen at 2 years in both hemoglobin and hematocrit (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cells to Society: New Hypertension Guidelines / Caregiver-Researcher/ Research News
This study investigates whether improved communication and evidence-based recommendations for handover yield positive patient outcomes.     Read more   Family ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - January 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Psoriasis Improved Following Hepatitis C Treatment
One man's psoriasis lesions cleared following treatment for chronic hepatitis C infection with direct-acting antivirals. The case report appears in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Heart Failure: Are Sodium and Fluid Restriction Necessary? Heart Failure: Are Sodium and Fluid Restriction Necessary?
Drs Ileana Pi ñ a and Charles Vega discuss the latest information on management of heart failure patients in the primary care setting.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Gary LeRoy, M.D., Runs for AAFP President-elect
The Ohio AFP announces the candidacy of Gary LeRoy, M.D., of Dayton, for AAFP president-elect. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NIH Striving to Avoid False Hope in Chronic Fatigue
(MedPage Today) -- Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, talks about his agency's priorities (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Registration now open for the RCGP Annual Conference 2018
The RCGP's Annual Conference& Exhibition is now open for delegate registrations, with GPonline again chosen as media partner for the tenth consecutive year. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Morning Break: The Real Black Death Culprit; All Healthcare is Political; How Sweet is Honey?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Practice mergers or closures affect 500,000 patients in just six months
GP practices serving more than 500,000 patients closed or merged in the six months to January 2018, data from NHS England reveal. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: People News Source Type: news

The Increasing Use of Cannabis Among Older Americans The Increasing Use of Cannabis Among Older Americans
Might cannabis substitution be a viable policy alternative in the fight against the misuse of opioids as well as the under-treatment of pain at the end of life?The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news