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Featured Articles - April 2014


Hypertension

For hypertension, how low to go?

For hypertension, how low to go?

By Charlotte Huff

Updated blood pressure guidelines may have created more questions than closure, internists have found, as they try to determine how aggressively to treat hypertension and what goals to set for subpopulations of patients, such as those with diabetes. Experts react to the “paradigm shift” in lowering hypertension.

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Men’s Health

Maintaining men’s health in middle age

Maintaining men’s health in middle age

By Leah Lawrence

Adrenopause, somatopause, andropause … manopause? They all give internists pause when considering men’s health as they reach middle age. As men try to maintain optimum health, doctors need to define what exactly that is.

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Rehabilitation

Refine your referrals to physical rehab with thought, timeliness

Refine your referrals to physical rehab with thought, timeliness

By Stacey Butterfield

Internists can vastly improve outcomes for patients by referring more patients to physical rehabilitation earlier, more often, and for more conditions than they might think.

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Hospital Medicine

Unique state of payments as Maryland uses uniform prices

By Stacey Butterfield

Hospital charges in Maryland have been set by the state for 4 decades, and more reforms are on the way. The effort has led to all insurers paying the same price for the same services in the same hospitals, and now, the state is looking to improve facilities’ readmission rates and other quality metrics.

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Conference Coverage

Potential changes questioned for advanced cardiac life support

Potential changes questioned for advanced cardiac life support

By Jessica Berthold

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support guidelines are due out in 2015 and may pose some shocking changes: faster beats-per-minute chest compressions, a de-emphasis on hypothermia, and a new length of time for continuing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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Crossed Words

Spitting into the wind

ACP Internist’s puzzle feature challenges readers to find clues placed horizontally in rows to reveal an answer written vertically.

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