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Archive - May 2015


Cardiovascular Health

Preventive aspirin inflames opinions

Preventive aspirin inflames opinions

By Charlotte Huff

Aspirin's long-standing role in cardiovascular health does not resolve its precise benefit in terms of cardiovascular prevention, specifically in patients who haven't had a myocardial infarction or stroke.

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Conference Coverage

Conference offers advice on palliative care

Conference offers advice on palliative care

By Stacey Butterfield

Sessions at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's annual meeting addressed the need for treating hip fractures, the pros and cons of withholding treatment, and preserving opportunities for organ donation.

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Long-Term Care

Physicians step up as initiatives change nursing home care

Physicians step up as initiatives change nursing home care

By Terri D’Arrigo

Internists who work with and in nursing homes can participate in and perhaps lead national efforts underway to improve the quality of care for patients with dementia.

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Law and Medicine

Mental health issues, addiction concerns of legal marijuana

Mental health issues, addiction concerns of legal marijuana

By Leah Lawrence

Physicians in states that have legalized marijuana should begin to educate and prepare themselves for discussing the perils of recreational use and related illnesses, some of which can be severely debilitating.

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Computers and Medicine

Frustrations with EHRs rampant as development slows

Frustrations with EHRs rampant as development slows

By Elizabeth Gardner

Frustrations have skyrocketed as physicians adopt EHRs, leading 2 major physician organizations to demand changes that make the systems easier to use.

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Medical Education

Growth of free clinics driven by students

Growth of free clinics driven by students

By Beth Thomas Hertz

The number of medical schools with student-run free clinics has more than doubled in the past decade. Much of that growth is motivated by students who want experience with patients earlier in their training and have a desire to help people in need.

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Patient Communication

Survey finds some patients hate pills more than others

Survey finds some patients hate pills more than others

By Stacey Butterfield

Physicians prescribing and talking to patients about medication should keep in mind their patients' disdain for taking pills and the lengths they will go to not have to take them.

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President's Message

Celebrating ACP's history, embracing its future

By Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP

By taking note of how far the American College of Physicians has come in the past 100 years, one can get a better sense of how much farther the organization needs to go.

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Washington Perspective

How Medicare fee-for-service is like a 1965 Ford Mustang

By Robert B. Doherty

Fee-for-service reimbursement is a half-century old, and despite its staying power is now facing demands that it be modernized, if not traded in altogether.

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Editor's Note

Aspirin's use, effectiveness debated

By Jennifer Kearney-Strouse

This issue covers topics including aspirin's role in cardiovascular health, conference coverage for palliative care, and the growth of free clinics in medical education.

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Practice Tips

Taking the mystery out of care coordination

By Margo Williams

Care coordination isn't new, but value-based payment, patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, and other alternate delivery and payment programs have moved the topic into the forefront of many conversations and policy discussions.

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FDA Update

Warnings on testosterone, new antibiotic approved

Warnings on testosterone, new antibiotic approved

By Stacey Butterfield

This update covers a label change on testosterone products clarifying that they are approved only for men who have low testosterone levels, as well as the approval of ceftazidime-avibactam (Avycaz) to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections.

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ACP's Centennial

1955-1964: ACP becomes cosmopolitan

By Stacey Butterfield

ACP's fourth decade was a time of internationalism and glamour.

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Chapter Awards

Chapter awardees

Chapters honor Members, Fellows, and Masters of ACP who have demonstrated by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research, or service to their community, their chapter, and ACP.

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Obituary

Obituary

An obituary for Irwin Schatz, MD, MACP, a former College Governor and pioneer who objected to the Tuskegee study.

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Test Yourself

From the MKSAP case studies

From the MKSAP case studies

A 60-year-old man is evaluated for new-onset monocular cloudy vision of the left eye that began 4 hours ago. He has type 2 diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease. His current medications are aspirin, simvastatin, lisinopril, metoprolol, and metformin. Following a physical and eye exam, what is the most likely diagnosis?

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