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E-cigarettes can open doors into the subject of quitting tobacco use. Although the devices lack any hard data to support their use, they can offer doctors a chance to explore with patients other options for smoking cessation.
Latest Blog Posts
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- Posted Mar 10 at 11:00 AM by David L. Katz, MD
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- Posted Mar 10 at 9:00 AM by Toni Brayer, MD
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- Posted Mar 10 at 7:00 AM by Ryan DuBosar
Lung Cancer Screening
New screening recommendations for low-dose CT for smokers will prove to be trickier to follow than most preventive care guidelines, experts say. Learn what issues to consider, where to refer patients, and how to deal with the results.
Because not all presentations of lung diseases include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)’s more commonly recognized symptoms, such as heartburn and regurgitation, it is easy to miss GERD as a contributing factor. Internists should be on the lookout for “red flags” such as dysphagia or weight loss.
Learning is a progressive, contextual, social and active process. Time spent at ACP’s Internal Medicine 2014 meeting is well spent.
Access to health care can collide with controlling costs. Balance, transparency and real choice will help not only the success of the Affordable Care Act, but Medicare Advantage and employer-based health plans.
ACP’s practice management staff answers questions about coverage of and coding for preventive services mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
There are several ways to increase practice revenue, including patient volume, better collections, or better contract rates.
The election of Officers and Regents has been completed. Terms become effective at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at Internal Medicine 2014 in Orlando, Fla.
Internal Medicine 2014
The College’s annual meeting returns to Florida, birthplace of the extremely popular Doctor’s Dilemma® competition.
From the MKSAP Case Studies
A 50-year-old man is evaluated for a 6-month history of dysphagia. He describes a sensation of both solids and liquids sticking in the midesophageal area. This sensation has slowly worsened over time. He also describes intermittent midsternal discomfort that is nonexertional and is usually precipitated by swallowing food. He has lost 4.5 kg (10.0 lb). He has had no history of heartburn or acid regurgitation. Following a physical exam and barium swallow, what is the most appropriate management?
ACP Internist Weekly
From the March 11, 2014 edition
- New guidelines on valvular heart disease released
- Warfarin associated with better 1-year outcomes for patients with CKD who experience acute MI with afib
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