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   ISSN (Print) 0020-9546
   Published by American College of Physicians Homepage  [4 journals]
  • From the MKSAP case studies
    • Abstract: A 62-year-old woman is evaluated for multiple areas of scaling and rough skin on her forehead and cheeks, the backs of her hands, and forearms. These areas are painless but persist despite application of moisturizer. She is in good overall health and takes no medications. She has a history of multiple sunburns. On physical examination, vital signs are normal. Skin findings are shown. The remainder of the physical examination is unremarkable. What is the most likely diagnosis?
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
  • Warning on medication confusion, recalls due to sterility
    • Abstract: This update covers possible confusion between an antidepressant and an anti-clotting drug, as well as 2 sterility warnings.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
  • 1995-2004: The big merger
    • Abstract: After years of effort and negotiation, ACP and the American Society of Internal Medicine officially merged in 1998.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
  • ACP issues telemedicine recommendations
    • Abstract: ACP released a position paper on the use of telemedicine, offering more than a dozen policy statements and recommendations for practice and reimbursement.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
  • Obituaries
    • Abstract: ACP recognizes former College officials who have passed.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
  • Mandated flu vaccines may be ‘new norm’ in health care
    • Abstract: Mandated influenza vaccinations for employees of health care facilities are improving safety for vulnerable patients. Properly implementing such rules is the key to a successful outcome.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
  • Peer-led education requires strategy to be effective
    • Abstract: Peer education, in which patients guide each other through the course of care, can be a cost-effective way of closing care gaps and encouraging patient empowerment.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
  • Mobile apps no ‘magic pill’ for maintaining health
    • Abstract: Health maintenance and lifestyle apps could reach a new generation of patients, but there are challenges that could limit their overall success.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
  • Latest diabetes drugs have a learning curve
    • Abstract: The onus is on internists to understand the newer classes of incretins such as sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. They hold promise for better treatments, but they are new and not as well understood as older treatments.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
  • Custom comic strip helps residents hand off patients
    • Abstract: The handoff to a new doctor is a risky time for patients, who may not return for care or see the right resident. A team at the University of Chicago developed a packet of information intended to smooth the transition and reduce gaps in care.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
  • Firearm-related injuries, deaths in Charleston and beyond
    • Abstract: A reflection on recent tragedies leads to embracement of initiatives meant to stem the tide of gun violence.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
  • How do physicians really feel about health care today'
    • Abstract: Despite grumblings on social media, physicians are upbeat on the topics of health information technology, value-based payments, and the Affordable Care Act.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
  • General internists crucial to raising adult immunization rates
    • Abstract: The single most important factor in promoting adult immunization is strong advocacy from a physician, and the recommendation of a general internist is a vital factor in whether patients receive needed vaccines.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
  • Alcohol treatment may be shifting to primary care
    • Abstract: This issue covers topics such as the uptick of alcohol misuse treatment in primary care, the mind-body connection between mental health and heart disease, and ways in which patients can educate each other more effectively about lifestyle maintenance.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
  • Flexible plans for ICD-10 implementation
    • Abstract: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will allow for flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting processes while the medical community gains experience using the new ICD-10 code set.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
  • Internists can help with alcohol misuse
    • Abstract: New legislation in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that insurance plans cover alcohol treatment as an essential health care benefit, prompting internists to integrate care for alcohol use disorders into their practices.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
  • Mind-body role may matter in heart disease
    • Abstract: Research is increasingly indicating a relationship, if not a causal link, between depression and anxiety and heart disease.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:00 EDT
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