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     ISSN (Print) 0020-9546
     Published by American College of Physicians Homepage  [4 journals]
  • Treating glycemic control in the elderly
    • Abstract: The challenge in diabetes treatment used to be getting patients' blood glucose low enough. But recent evidence has shown that, at least for elderly diabetics, hypoglycemia may be as much or more of a problem as hyperglycemia.
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
  • Release of Medicare pay data raises questions
    • Abstract: The release of a massive amount of data about how much physicians had received from Medicare in 2012 was a sign of price transparency to some and an unwelcome intrusion to others. The raw data didn't tell the entire tale, critics said.
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
  • A doctor seeks ways to encourage earlier palliative care talks
    • Abstract: Palliative care doctors are working on introducing the concept of palliative care across disciplines, with a particular focus on primary care. The goal is to introduce it earlier in the process of patient care, and earlier in the educational process of the physicians themselves.
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
  • Data drive debate over antivirals, theory vs. practice
    • Abstract: Physicians should focus not only on influenza vaccinations but on treating patients who will get the disease whether they have been vaccinated or not.
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
  • Joplin hospital rebuilds, better than before
    • Abstract: After a tornado in 2011 destroyed St. John's Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., a new facility will open that will focus on a patient-centered experience, from the aesthetics to the wayfinding to storage and security.
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
  • New antibiotics may change inpatient skin infection treatment
    • Abstract: Physicians have a few new drugs in their armamentarium for skin and soft-tissue infections.
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
  • Going viral
    • Abstract: ACP Internist's puzzle feature challenges readers to find clues placed horizontally in rows to reveal an answer written vertically.
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
  • Government dysfunction: It's enough to make a grown man cry
    • Abstract: A host of issues highlight the dysfunctional approach that federal and state governments have taken toward issues with a direct impact on health care.
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
  • Managing diabetes meds more complicated in elderly patients
    • Abstract: This issue covers topics including management of diabetes in the elderly, the public release of Medicare payments to physicians, and new approaches to antivirals as flu season begins.
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
  • Accurate coding of the Initial Preventive Physical Examination
    • Abstract: It is important for internists to understand and plan for the Initial Preventive Physical Examination, a one-time visit for new Medicare beneficiaries.
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
  • Is 'secure' texting an oxymoron or a possibility'
    • Abstract: Electronic health communication in health care must be secure. Text messaging is not, but it's how many patients want to talk with their doctors. Consider the ramifications of a message that gets misplaced, and then consider other ways of communicating.
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
  • New diabetes drug, LABA for COPD, skin antibiotic approved
    • Abstract: This update covers approval of a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor for diabetes, a once-daily long-acting beta-adrenergic agonist (LABA) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and a new intravenous drug for bacterial skin and skin-structure infections.
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
  • AMA's immediate past president reflects on medicine's future
    • Abstract: Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, FACP, used her year as president of the American Medical Association to bolster the role of primary care physicians across the field of medicine.
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
  • Institute of Medicine report falls short on primary care training
    • Abstract: Organized medicine reacted with concern to a proposal to restructure graduate medical education that did not take into account the looming shortage in primary care.
      PubDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT
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