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Current Issue - January 2017



osteoporosis

Act early to counter rise in osteoporosis

Act early to counter rise in osteoporosis

By Charlotte Huff

Recent studies indicate that late-life bone resiliency has been eroding, and newly released guidelines suggest diagnostic and treatment strategies to counteract that slide among women.

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Nutrition

Feeding nutrition into your practice

Feeding nutrition into your practice

By Mollie Durkin

Internists routinely ask patients about smoking and drinking, but should they also ask about eating habits?

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Latest Blog Posts

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What we know about diet, and why time is of the essence
Posted Jan 17 at 9:00 AM by David L. Katz, MD
Prevention paradox
Posted Jan 16 at 9:00 AM by Ira Nash
Government employed physician--no thanks
Posted Jan 13 at 9:00 AM by Suneel Dhand



Neurology

Differentiating ‘dizziness' and vertigo

Differentiating ‘dizziness' and vertigo

By Terri D’Arrigo

Because patients use these two terms to describe a broad range of sensations, the symptom can pose a diagnostic challenge.

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Medical Education

Medical schools respond to the opioid epidemic

Medical schools respond to the opioid epidemic

By Amy Karon

Until very recently, medical schools offered little or no training in addiction medicine.

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Conference coverage

Advice for physicians requesting air medical transport

Advice for physicians requesting air medical transport

By Stacey Butterfield

When picturing air medical transport, many people think of helicopters, but there are often other options.

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Corticosteroids have fallen out of favor for COPD care

Corticosteroids have fallen out of favor for COPD care

By Stacey Butterfield

A single study has gone a long way toward changing clinical practice.

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President's Message

After the election, a time for reflection

By Nitin S. Damle, MD, MS, MACP

The new administration the Congress will force us to rethink our priorities, values, and approach to economic, geopolitical, environmental, educational, religious, and social issues.

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Washington Perspective

What the Trump administration can learn from Obama

By Robert B. Doherty

The idea that the GOP can come up with a quick and easy plan to replace the ACA is just not realistic. It is going to be a hard slog, not a sprint.

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Editor's Note

Vigilance needed to combat osteoporosis

By Jennifer Kearney-Strouse

This issue covers such topics as osteoporosis, nutrition, vertigo, and opioids and medical education.

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Letters to the editor

Climate change, consultation debated

Readers weigh in on climate change and the best way to prepare med students as future consultants.

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FDA Update

Warning on steroids; approval for soft-tissue sarcoma drug

Warning on steroids; approval for soft-tissue sarcoma drug

By Mollie Durkin

This column reviews a warning on testosterone and other anabolic androgenic steroids and approval of a new drug to treat certain adults with soft-tissue sarcoma.

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Practice Tips

Handling MACRA's advancing care information component

By Blair R. Hedgepeth, MPA, CPHIMS

The ACI final score is composed of three categories: base score, performance score, and bonus score.

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Test Yourself

DynaMed Plus image quiz: CT scan

DynaMed Plus image quiz: CT scan

What is the most likely cause of the findings in this high-resolution CT scan?

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