Erin N. Marcus, FACP, authors a practical health column directed to readers who don't have enough financial resources or access to care.
Recalls, warnings, approvals and other regulatory news.
ACP's international membership has much to offer the domestic roster, and vice versa.
A serious bi-partisan discussion is needed to make serious decisions about health care reform.
An outpatient family practice clinic tries to reduce wait times by letting patients direct themselves to open exam rooms. As a result, wait times fell by half and patient satisfaction rose to its highest levels in 11 months.
The White House's national coordinator for health information technology offers advice on implementing and using electronic health records, and specifics on the incentive program that promises more reimbursement for adopters.
Developments at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will benefit those who want to quit smoking, but will also increase audit scrutiny over physician and facility claims.
ACP announces the nominations for candidates.
A 44-year-old man is evaluated for a 2-year history of joint pain in the wrists, hands, knees, ankles, and feet. He also has a 12-year-history of plaque psoriasis. There are large erythematous plaques with an overlying silvery scale on the elbows, knees, sacrum, and scalp. The wrists are swollen and warm bilaterally, and there is bilateral synovitis of the metacarpophalangeal joints. There are effusions on both knees. The appearance of the toes is shown. The patient refuses to begin therapy with tumor necrosis factor ##alpha; inhibitors because of concern about possible side effects. What is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?.