Featured Articles - October 2014
The challenge in diabetes treatment used to be getting patients’ blood glucose low enough. But recent evidence has shown that, at least for elderly diabetics, hypoglycemia may be as much or more of a problem as hyperglycemia.
The release of a massive amount of data about how much physicians had received from Medicare in 2012 was a sign of price transparency to some and an unwelcome intrusion to others. The raw data didn’t tell the entire tale, critics said.
Palliative care doctors are working on introducing the concept of palliative care across disciplines, with a particular focus on primary care. The goal is to introduce it earlier in the process of patient care, and earlier in the educational process of the physicians themselves.
Physicians should focus not only on influenza vaccinations but on treating patients who will get the disease whether they have been vaccinated or not.
Disaster and Recovery
After a tornado in 2011 destroyed St. John’s Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., a new facility will open that will focus on a patient-centered experience, from the aesthetics to the wayfinding to storage and security.
Physicians have a few new drugs in their armamentarium for skin and soft-tissue infections.
One hospital sought a way to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile infections in patients unwilling or unable to undergo fecal transplantation.
Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, FACP, used her year as president of the American Medical Association to bolster the role of primary care physicians across the field of medicine.
ACP Internist’s puzzle feature challenges readers to find clues placed horizontally in rows to reveal an answer written vertically.
ACP Internist Weekly
From the October 28, 2014 edition
- Expenditures may be higher in hospital-owned versus physician-owned organizations
- Benefits of thyroid screening unclear, Task Force says
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