Archive - September 2015
The need for improvements in the prevention of obesity and diabetes rates in poor and underserved communities has driven new outreach programs that range from smoking cessation in high school to dietary support in grocery stores.
New guidelines that change the recommendations for practices such as pelvic exams are leading to changes in the mindsets of physicians and patients.
Experts are looking at ways to prevent the world's next superbug before it actually causes an epidemic.
Advance Care Planning
With prior planning, physicians can ensure that their patients' wishes are followed at the end of life.
Genomic targeted therapies may finally deliver the full promise of knowing the family medical history or considering environmental factors during a clinical examination.
Transitions of Care
Physicians and health care researchers are looking at the effectiveness of the post-discharge visit and how best to implement it for maximum results.
It's common for internists to see and receive referrals back for unprovoked first seizures, leading to considerations of treatment versus waiting.
ACP seeks to educate and encourage shared decision making with patients, rather than have physicians order screening tests out of habit.
ACP has scored major victories in Medicare's proposal to pay for advance care planning, a grace period for converting to ICD-10 coding, and access to affordable coverage.
This issue covers topics such as programs that improve rural health, effective advance care planning, and new tools such as precision medicine in clinical medicine.
Data breaches are costly, but there are simple ways to bolster electronic security.
This update covers a strengthened warning on NSAIDs and a new drug to treat schizophrenia.
Controversies about health care policy and pharma advertisements divided College leadership.
An evidence-based clinical information resource lets ACP members get fast, reliable information.
Two candidates are seeking election as Chair-elect Designee of the Board of Governors.
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