Featured Articles - November/December 2013
Patients increasingly checking ‘Dr. Google’
More than a third of patients have gone online to identify a medical condition, raising concerns about “cyberchondria” and requiring physicians to adapt to help patients differentiate the helpful websites from the misleading ones.
Managing Back Pain
Coping skills, counseling best for low back pain
Despite all the best evidence and guidelines, patients with low back pain are still spending time, effort and money on things that aren’t helping them in the long run.
Q&A: Doctors have an online presence, even if they don’t know it yet
Patients are using physician rating websites to find their doctors and find out more about them. ACP Member Kevin Pho, MD, of KevinMD.com, explains why doctors need a plan in place to make sure that accurate and positive information makes its way to the top of a search engine.
One doctor trying to cure a country
Aziz Kamali, MD, FACP, seeks to rebuild his homeland of Afghanistan by restoring medical care.
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 December 10, 2013 edition
- ACP policy paper calls for tighter management of prescription drugs
- IDSA issues vaccination guideline for immunocompromised patients
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