December Observer Contents
Better drugs, new devices help keep diabetes in check.
Teamwork helps close the gaps in cardiovascular care
One internist's advice for getting lipid screenings to 100%—give up the idea that doctors have all the answers.
More people feel the bite of MRSA bug.
Next weapon in war on AIDS: universal HIV screening
Aggressive testing may slow transmission but some say resources would be better spent elsewhere.
Web Exclusive - Managing the post-MI patient
An overview of the most current thinking on post-MI care.
New Feature - Practice Tips
More hands make light work
"PMC Tips" is a new regular feature on small-practice management from ACP's Practice Management Center.
Internship programs connect students to primary care
Physician role models for minority students and hands-on experience help kindle students' interest early on.
Centenarian moved from healing people to saving forests
Internist turned conservationist Edgar Wayburn, FACP, led efforts to save 100 million acres of wilderness.
Defining home visits
Plus, how location affects payments.
Patients examine doctors through online rating services.
How will the Democrat's resurgence affect Congress?
Charter calls physicians to work toward social justice.
Trial registration can cure dangerous publication bias.
Community Acquired Pneumonia
Current recommendations about care.
Women trail men in top academic posts.
From charts to computers.
CMS releases 2007 fees.
Try more meds for depression.
FDA speeds device response.
Readers express views on dialysis alternatives, electronic medial record systems.
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