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Sting Finds Predatory Journals Welcome Fake Editor to Board Sting Finds Predatory Journals Welcome Fake Editor to Board
Investigation finds many controversial journals offered to put a made-up, unqualified applicant on their board of directors, sometimes on condition of payment or with an offer of profit sharing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Carbon Health gets $6.5M to begin rollout of digital platform to integrate multiple parts of healthcare
San Francisco startup Carbon Health is a lot of things. In a small part, it is a primary care clinic, but that is mainly the testing ground for its much larger ambition: to be the largest virtual health system – 100 percent mobile – by integrating with provider networks and their payers as well as pharmacies, labs and all the backend technology that goes into healthcare delivery. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 29, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Saint Luke's expands JoCo footprint with first multispecialty clinic
Saint Luke's Health System is expanding its clinical footprint with a new specialty care clinic in Overland Park. Located at 4061 Indian Creek Parkway, the 35,000-square-foot facility at the Mission Farms mixed-use development opened to patients Wednesday. The facility, Saint Luke's CEO Dr. Melinda Estes said, would be the first of its kind in the Kansas City area. In addition to a nine-physician primary care office, the facility hosts specialty services, such as dermatology, GI, endocrinology and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

NOAC ' Reasonably ' Cost-Effective in Afib (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Apixaban analysis shows about $54k per QALY vs warfarin (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Many EHR Vendors, Providers Block Information Exchange: Study Many EHR Vendors, Providers Block Information Exchange: Study
New Milbank Quarterly study finds that electronic health record (EHR) developers aim to increase revenues, while hospitals and health systems block data flow to enhance competitive position.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

We Want to Know: What ' s Your Favorite Vacation Destination? We Want to Know: What ' s Your Favorite Vacation Destination?
It ' s time to think about your next vacation. Is there a place you would like to recommend that was unforgettable? Or maybe you ' re thinking of a unique travel destination. We ' d like to know.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Does the Hippocratic Oath Promote Burnout? Does the Hippocratic Oath Promote Burnout?
Some doctors contend that by honorably swearing to live up to the unattainable ideals of patient care in the Hippocratic Oath, they are sowing the seeds of their own destruction.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Many EHR Vendors and Providers Block Information Exchange Many EHR Vendors and Providers Block Information Exchange
New Milbank Quarterly study finds that electronic health record (EHR) developers aim to increase revenues, while hospitals and health systems block data flow to enhance competitive position.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Governement triggers Brexit amid concerns for general practice
General practice staff show concern for workforce levels and NHS budgets as the Government sets in motion the UK ' s departure from the EU.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 29, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: aharrold Tags: *** AskTheExpert: Finance *** AskTheExpert: Legal/HR *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Latest News Source Type: news

Cut NIH Budget and Pay the Price?
(MedPage Today) -- What will NIH budget cuts mean for the research in the US? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Abnormal vaginal discharge - red flag symptoms
Red flag symptoms in patients with vaginal discharge, including possible causes and how to identify these. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - March 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 10.1 Women's Health Source Type: news

Practice nurse numbers see 3% rise
Practice nurse numbers are beginning to rise, the latest figures for the general practice workforce have shown.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: aharrold Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Drop in GP numbers 'a huge blow' that shows crisis is deepening, say GP leaders
GP leaders have warned that the crisis facing general practice is deepening after 'incredibly disappointing' workforce data revealed a sharp drop in GP numbers in the final months of 2016. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Places in England where HALF the GPs are failing revealed
The analysis by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) looked at the inspection reports of 6,476 GP surgeries - the majority of the 7,700 in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brexit business has become real – the NHS must keep watch
With Article 50 now triggered and Brexit negotiations to begin in fervour, Elisabetta Zanon considers what lies ahead for the NHS and social care over the next two years and beyond Related items fromOnMedica Brexit and cancer research UK must retain and attract ‘scientific talent’ post Brexit, insist Peers Brexit could bar child patients from cancer trials Brexit fears prompting EU nurses to desert UK, says RCN Brexit white paper unveiled: what next for the NHS? (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - March 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Higher Lead Levels in Childhood Linked to Lower IQ, Socioeconomic Status in Adults (FREE)
By the Editors Greater childhood lead exposure is tied to slightly lower cognitive function and socioeconomic status in adulthood, according to a JAMA study. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements Fail to Prevent Cancer in 4-Year Trial (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Supplementation with vitamin D and calcium doesn ' t help prevent cancer in healthy older women, a JAMA study finds.Some 2300 healthy women aged 55 … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF Finalizes Recommendation on Celiac Disease Screening (FREE)
By the Editors The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has concluded that the available evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against screening for celiac disease in asymptomatic … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Updated Guidelines on Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The American Society of Clinical Oncology and Cancer Care Ontario have issued a joint updated guideline on … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Niraparib Approved for Maintenance Therapy of Ovarian Cancer (FREE)
By Kristin J. Kelley Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The FDA has approved niraparib … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Injectable Dupilumab Approved for Eczema (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The FDA has approved dupilumab (Dupixent) to treat moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. It is indicated … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Sciatica Management / Antenatal Glucocorticoids for Preterm Birth / Louisiana Emergency Medicine Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here ' s today ' s offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical decisions: This interactive feature on the management of sciatica offers a case … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Knee Replacement Should Be Reserved for More Severe Osteoarthritis, Study Suggests (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Total knee replacement for knee osteoarthritis should be reserved for patients with more severe OA symptoms, according to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Acute Kidney Damage Common in Marathon Runners
(MedPage Today) -- Runners should allow time between marathons (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Physicians, Patients Collaborate to Generate Visit Notes
Researchers at a safety-net county hospital in Seattle found benefits to asking patients to type their visit agenda into the electronic health record before seeing the clinician. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Another Look at the Surge in EpiPen Costs Another Look at the Surge in EpiPen Costs
Soaring prices and out-of-pocket costs for EpiPens to treat severe allergic reactions haven ’ t halted a surge in the number of children and adults filling prescriptions for the devices, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CDC: Stronger Effort Needed to Fight Tuberculosis
Preliminary tuberculosis (TB) surveillance data for 2016 indicate that despite slight declines in TB case numbers and rates in the United States since 2015, more needs to be done to eliminate the disease. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pelzman ' s Picks: Safe to Exercise While Pregnant?
(MedPage Today) -- Also, first patient experience for one med student (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Do Physicians ' Beards Endanger Patients ' Health? Do Physicians ' Beards Endanger Patients ' Health?
A bioethicist notes that physicians ' choices on attire and personal appearance could have negative consequences for their patients.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

How Would You Replace the ACA? How Would You Replace the ACA?
President Trump ' s vow to repeal and replace the ACA has been a contentious issue. Now it ' s time for physicians to propose a plan that will improve America ' s healthcare and lower costs.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

New Prescribing Regulations Bring Challenges for Doctors New Prescribing Regulations Bring Challenges for Doctors
Prescribing controlled substances has become more regulated. But stymied patients may not always abide by the new laws, thereby putting practices in jeopardy. Should doctors dismiss these patients?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

'Unclear' how GP services can be maintained in face of workforce crisis, warns DDRB
It is unclear how general practice services can be delivered five to 10 years from now given the growing workforce crisis facing the profession, the independent doctors and dentists review body (DDRB) has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

GP quality: The best and worst areas in the South
East Berkshire and bordering areas in Hampshire and Surrey have the majority of worst rated GP surgeries in the South, exclusive HSJ analysis has shown. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP quality – North: Greater Manchester and surrounds lags rest of region
Exclusive analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that the majority of the worst performing areas for primary care are within a 40 mile radius of Manchester. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP quality: Best and worst CCGs in the Midlands and East
In-depth analysis of Care Qquality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows pockets of good and bad primary care performance scattered across the England Midlands and East region. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP quality - London: CQC ratings confirm challenge in East London
HSJ ’s analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that east London is underperforming against the rest of the capital. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Telemedicine Cuts Wait Time for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Telemedicine Cuts Wait Time for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
A primary-care-based telemedicine program has cut waiting time and improved screening rates for diabetic retinopathy in a large public-safety-net health system in LA County.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Patient Experience of Primary Care
This Highlight shares insights obtained from research using this general practice survey data. We share findings about what patients really think about their care, how this varies for different patient groups and how practices can act on patient feedback. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting the most out of your appraisal
Advice to help GPs prepare for their annual appraisal. By Dr Marika Davies from Medical Protection. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP careers Source Type: news

GP indemnity costs 'could double' as Scotland matches discount rate cut
GP indemnity costs are set to rise sharply in Scotland after ministers followed England in deciding to slash the discount rate applied to personal injury payouts. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

RCGP support scheme for special measures practices to end in October
An RCGP scheme that has helped over 100 practices in special measures will be axed in October - six months later than planned - to coincide with the launch of the CQC's revamped GP inspection regime. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

GP practice oesophageal cancer test in final trial stage
GPs could soon test high-risk patients for oesophageal cancer without having to refer them to hospital, as final trials began on a test to diagnose Barrett's oesophagus that could be rolled out to practices. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 12 Care of People with Cancer and Palliative Care Source Type: news

NHS prescribing overhaul must not create postcode lottery to cut costs, GPs warn
GP leaders have called for a 'fundamental review' of prescribing rules to ensure patients are treated fairly after NHS England said it would issue new restrictions on prescribing 'low-value items'. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Mapped: CCGs and STPs with the best and worst GPs
HSJ analysis shows for the first time which clinical commissioning groups and sustainability and transformation plans have the highest proportion of the worst and best rated GP surgeries. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

EU Recommends Suspending Hundreds of Drugs Tested by Indian Firm EU Recommends Suspending Hundreds of Drugs Tested by Indian Firm
WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Viagra could soon become available in pharmacies
Public consultation launches today on switch from prescription only medicine status Related items fromOnMedica CQC finds safety concerns with online primary care Man jailed for selling super-strength 'herbal' impotence drug ED drugs unlikely to increase malignant melanoma risk Warning on buying unlicensed erectile dysfunction drugs Give pharmacists more prescribing rights to ease GP burden (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tackling hepatitis C
Helen Harris outlines the firm foundation for working towards eliminating hepatitis C as a major public health threat in England Related items fromOnMedica GPs should administer Hep C therapy, says WHO Half of people with hepatitis C don ’t know they have it Widespread hepatitis C screening may do more harm than good Hepatitis C screening Hepatitis C - where do we stand on the road to elimination? (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening: Primary Care-Based Telemedicine Program Shows Promise (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD An innovative strategy for diabetic retinopathy screening in primary care could significantly increase screening rates, cut screening wait times, and reduce unnecessary referrals to specialty care, a JAMA Internal … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Heritage Foundation Alum Critical of Transgender Rights to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office Heritage Foundation Alum Critical of Transgender Rights to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office
Roger Severino, the new head of the Office for Civil Rights within Health and Human Services, has opposed transgender patients ’ rights, same-sex marriage and Planned Parenthood.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Want To Do Business With Britain ' s NHS? - Then Make It Easy For Doctors And Decision Makers
Launched to the public this year, UK startup Echo provide an app-based prescription renewal/medicine managements service. So how did a young company succeed in providing a service covering 90% of GP surgeries in England? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Trevor Clawson, Contributor Source Type: news