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Featured Articles - October 2014


Diabetes

Treating glycemic control in the elderly

Treating glycemic control in the elderly

By Stacey Butterfield

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.

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Medicare

Release of Medicare pay data raises questions

By Charlotte Huff

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.

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Palliative Care

A doctor seeks ways to encourage earlier palliative care talks

By Ryan DuBosar

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.

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Flu Season

Data drive debate over antivirals, theory vs. practice

Data drive debate over antivirals, theory vs. practice

By Stacey Butterfield

Physicians should focus not only on influenza vaccinations but on treating patients who will get the disease whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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Disaster and Recovery

Joplin hospital rebuilds, better than before

Joplin hospital rebuilds, better than before

By Stacey Butterfield

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.

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Infectious Diseases

New antibiotics may change inpatient skin infection treatment

New antibiotics may change inpatient skin infection treatment

By Stacey Butterfield

Physicians have a few new drugs in their armamentarium for skin and soft-tissue infections.

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Infectious Diseases

A tasty potential solution to recurrent Clostridium difficile

A tasty potential solution to recurrent Clostridium difficile

By Stacey Butterfield

One hospital sought a way to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile infections in patients unwilling or unable to undergo fecal transplantation.

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Physician Profile

AMA’s immediate past president reflects on medicine’s future

By Ryan DuBosar

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.

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Crossed Words

Going viral

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

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