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November/December Observer Contents

News Features

New look for ACP’s newspaper
Readers will notice many changes in our January 2008 issue, which will relaunch as ACP Internist with a new look and expanded content. ACP Internist will feature the same high-caliber reporting that readers have come to expect from ACP Observer, with some notable additions and improvements.



Send in your cases of medical diagnosis
Jerome Groopman, FACP, author of the bestselling "How Doctors Think," and his wife, endocrinologist Pamela Hartzband, ACP Member, will discuss the art of medical diagnosis and decision making through a series of case studies suggested by readers.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Proof or promise? Get the facts on CAM
Growing evidence base helps doctors advise patients about alternative therapies
November/December '07

If physicians don't ask, patients won't tell about CAM
Reassuring patients that they won't be judged or dismissed can help open up the lines of communication
November/December '07

Clinical Medicine

More teens are on drugs—the legal kind
Survey shows increases in adolescent prescriptions for chronic and mental illness
November/December '07

Sleep disorder rise is wake-up call for internists
November/December '07





E-mail in demand but cost, security worry physicians
November/December '07



Physician Profile

Universal coverage priority for AMA's next president
November/December '07




Family history may be primary care's best genetic test
November/December '07




Readers express views on dialysis, micropractices and other issues
November/December '07

Practice Management

Practice RxTamper-resistant Medicaid prescriptions, billing for PAs
November/December '07


Practice Tips Practice Tips
Mind your reminders
November/December '07


FDA News

FDA review: new blood tests and blood-loss products.
November/December '07



National Trends

Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project finds increasing resistance


Special Focus

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Evidence-based recommendations about care
November/December '07



College Watch

Washington Perspective
Awaiting the next chapter of SCHIP, Medicare saga
November/December '07

Dr. DalePresident’s Message
Rigorous review goes into ACP's clinical guidelines
November/December '07



College announces nominees for Officers and Regents
November/December '07

College announces chapter awards
November/December '07

Call for Spring 2008 Board of Governors Resolutions
November/December '07

Chapter Meetings


CME Bulletin Board


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