Bigger Role for Pharmacists Can Help Primary Care Docs
(MedPage Today) -- Barriers to medication adherence can be better addressed (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Don't Loosen Short-term Insurance Rules, AAFP Warns HHS
A proposal to expand the definition of short-term, limited-duration insurance would hurt enrollees and destabilize the insurance market, the AAFP told HHS. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Comparison of mental health screening tools for detecting antenatal depression and anxiety disorders in South African women - van Heyningen T, Honikman S, Tomlinson M, Field S, Myer L.
BACKGROUND: Antenatal depression and anxiety disorders are highly prevalent in low and middle-income countries. Screening of pregnant women in primary care antenatal settings provides an opportunity for entry to care, but data are needed on the performance... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Primary care provider deregistered after 'fundamental' failings
A team of medical professionals had to review the notes of 3,200 patients registered at a Kent practice because of “significant” concerns over patient safety. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Quiz: 5 Questions for Primary Care
Get updated on the newest fibromyalgia research from the 2018 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting, the basis of this 5-question quiz. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Musculoskeletal Disorders Source Type: news

Raw Fruits and Veggies Best for Mental Health Raw Fruits and Veggies Best for Mental Health
Eating raw fruits and vegetables is more strongly associated with better mental health than eating cooked, canned, or otherwise processed foods, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

What to Say, How to Help a Hurting Colleague
(MedPage Today) -- Doctors, other clinicians seen as'second victims'in medical misadventures (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

T2D Diagnosis at Younger Age:'Scary Stuff'T2D Diagnosis at Younger Age:'Scary Stuff '
Aggressive management is the key to reversing this grim prognosis, says Dr Jim Chamberlain.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Was It Wrong for a Fertility Doc to Secretly Donate Sperm? Was It Wrong for a Fertility Doc to Secretly Donate Sperm?
A woman who sent a DNA sample to a genetic testing company learned that a fertility doctor was her father. What should you say to patients about genetic tests?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

'No immediate solution' to GP shortage behind Scottish out-of-hours shutdown
NHS officials have said there is 'no immediate solution' to Scotland's primary care staff shortages following the three-month closure of out-of-hours GP services in Fife. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Direct Provider Contracting Models - Request for Information
CMS is seeking broad input on direct provider contracting (DPC) between payers and primary care or multi-specialty groups to inform potential testing of a DPC model within the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) program (Medicare Parts A and B), Medicare Advantage program (Medicare Part C), and Medicaid. Comments are open through May 25, 2018. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Business as usual' for primary care support as Capita reveals £513m loss
Outsourcing firm Capita has sought to reassure GPs that primary care support services will not be affected after it reported a £513.1m annual loss and a plan to raise £701m. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Citizen Engagement in Primary Care Citizen Engagement in Primary Care
How can we effectively engage patients to help improve primary care? This brief report describes one large organization's approach.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Medicare ACOs Underused Primary Care Docs
(MedPage Today) -- What barriers might ACOs face in shifting visits to PCPs? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Woman'Embalmed Alive'?
(MedPage Today) -- It wasn't what the headlines said, but it was still horribly fatal (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

10 Questions to Challenge Your Medical News Savvy
(MedPage Today) -- Weekly Quiz: April 13-19 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ABIM Continues Maintenance of Certification Exam Push
(MedPage Today) -- Lower-stakes exam can be taken every 2 years (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Alcohol and Death; Falls and Exercise: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include preventing falls in the elderly, ambulatory versus clinic blood pressures, statin use benefit, and how much alcohol is okay to consume (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Time for Gender Equity Is Now, Says ACP The Time for Gender Equity Is Now, Says ACP
New recommendations could help eliminate gender bias related to compensation and the career advancement of physicians, a longtime goal of the American College of Physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Focus on Less Recruitment, More Retention
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Multi-Use Thermometers Linked to MDR Hospital Infection (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Two studies examine hospital infection risks and control procedures (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Docs Behind Screen Seen as Less Compassionate (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Are better solutions 3 to 5 years away? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Best Apps for iOS this Week
(MedPage Today) -- Medical apps you might want to check out (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' Like the Early Days of VCRs': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Docs Press CMS for Shorter MIPS Reporting Period
(MedPage Today) -- Seeking 90 consecutive days instead of a full year (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACP: Root Gender Bias Out of Medicine
(MedPage Today) -- More attention needed to parental leave, other policies (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lupus Subgroup Responds to Anti-CD22 (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with concomitant Sjogren's syndrome improved with epratuzumab (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Path to Leadership Started as Volunteer
Jay Lee, M.D., M.P.H., said lessons learned as a medical volunteer in El Salvador have served him well as a family physician leader and advocate. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NHS England invests millions into North of England primary care since GPFV launch
More than£75m has been invested to transform primary care services across the North of England since the General Practice Forward View (GPFV), NHS England has announced.  More than£45m has been invested to transform primary care across Cheshire and Merseyside, while£30m has been spent across Lancashire and South Cumbria, NHS England said today (20 April). Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 20, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care
Early research findings about how to help small- and medium-sized primary care practices with cardiovascular disease prevention are available in anAnnals of Family Medicine supplement. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Weight loss as a predictor of cancer in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This Systematic Review covers 25 studies, positive links between weight loss (WL) and cancer (CA) were found for 10 CA sites. The positive predictive value for CA in patients with WL for all age groups ≥60 years exceeded 3% risk threshold that UK guidance proposes for further investigation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Journal of Rural Health Call for Submissions - integration of U.S. rural oral health care into primary care
The Journal of Rural Health is soliciting articles on the integration of U.S. rural oral health care into primary care for a special section of an upcoming issue. The submission deadline is August 15, 2018. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UK general practice 'envied around the world', says health minister
A health minister has dismissed claims that the structure of general practice is 'no longer fit for current demand', telling parliament the service is 'envied around the world' in part because of the partnership model. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Exercise Alters Gut Microbiota Composition and Function Exercise Alters Gut Microbiota Composition and Function
A new study explores the impact of exercise training on gut microbiota composition and function.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

NHS Employers GMS negotiator roles available
Applications are now open for General Medical Services (GMS) negotiator roles within the NHS Employers primary care contracting team. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mastering Rheumatoid Arthritis: 5 Key Challenges for Primary Care Practice
RA can be managed in primary care but comes with unique challenges. Here, strategies outlined at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Musculoskeletal Disorders Source Type: news

PCPs Have Mixed Reactions to Electronic Consult Systems PCPs Have Mixed Reactions to Electronic Consult Systems
Electronic consult (eConsult) systems are associated with improved access to specialists but also add to primary care physicians'workloads, leading to variations in PCPs'enthusiasm for the systems, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

EMRs Bring Reminder of Bad Old Days of Videotape Players
(MedPage Today) -- Hans Duvefelt, MD, bemoans the lack of interoperability (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Treatment-resistant Depression: 5 Steps to Follow for Primary Care
Five tips for PCPs on managing treatment-resistant depression were offered at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 today. Patient Care offers a summary. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Family Medicine Cares USA Supports Free Medical Clinics
The AAFP Foundation's Family Medicine Cares USA program awards grants to free health clinics in the United States to help purchase needed medical equipment. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Respect the Needle in OA
(MedPage Today) -- Patients may be experiencing placebo effect, but it's still an effect, rheumatologist says (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Americans Are Filling Fewer Prescriptions for Opioids Amid Rising Fear of Addiction
(TRENTON, N.J.) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a 9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwide. ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda A Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

GPs demand investment to cope with rising multimorbidity
GP leaders have called for better funding for generalist care after a report warned that most health services worldwide - including the NHS - are 'not designed to care for patients with multiple illnesses'. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

GP trainee £20,000 incentive scheme widened as uptake rises
The government has expanded a scheme that offers £20,000 incentive payments to GP trainees who take up posts in underdoctored areas, with 265 places on offer in 2018. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

CCG forced to change GP plans after NHS England director intervenes in row
NHS England’s primary care director has intervened in local dispute over the provision of extended GP opening hours in Derbyshire. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Journal of Rural Health Call for Submissions - Integration of U.S. Rural Oral Health Care Into Primary Care
The Journal of Rural Health is soliciting articles on rural oral healthcare for a special section of an upcoming issue. Topics may include access to or quality of care, integration into primary care, and innovation in reimbursement or collaboration models, among other things. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2018. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 19, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AAFP Launches PSA Campaign to Educate Patients
The AAFP will launch a national public service announcement campaign on May 1 to help prepare patients for important conversations. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vera Whole Health raises $5 million to expand its at-work clinics into new markets
The new funding comes just one year after landing $24 million to also help fund the national expansion of Vera's at-work primary care facilities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Vera Whole Health raises $5 million to expand its at-work clinics into new markets
The new funding comes just one year after landing $24 million to also help fund the national expansion of Vera's at-work primary care facilities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

First-Ever Suicide Prevention Recommendations Released First-Ever Suicide Prevention Recommendations Released
Evidence-based guidance for behavioral health, primary care, and emergency department settings is aimed at making healthcare safe for people at high risk for suicide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news