Featured Articles - 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 Internist Weekly
From the September 1, 2015 edition
- Discontinuing antihypertensive drugs did not appear to improve function in older patients with cognitive deficits over the short term
- Arthroplasty associated with increased risk of heart attack in early postoperative period
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