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ACP Internist® Weekly

Welcome to this week's issue of ACP Internist Weekly, an update for internists published every Tuesday by the American College of Physicians.



In the News for the Week of June 30, 2015




Health care reform

Supreme Court upholds federal subsidies for health insurance

ACP acted in support of the subsidies to ensure the health and well-being of all Americans. More...


Behavioral health

ACP offers 6 strategies for integrating behavioral health, primary care

The strategies were developed because behavioral and physical health care providers have a long history of operating in different care silos, according to a position paper. More...


Test yourself

MKSAP Quiz: evaluation for a laceration on the leg

An 80-year-old woman is evaluated for a laceration on her leg. On the previous day, she hit the corner of her bed, tearing the skin. She would like recommendations regarding wound care. Medical history is remarkable for polymyalgia rheumatica for which she takes prednisone daily. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate treatment? More...


Cardiology

ICDs may be underused among older patients after heart attack

Implantation may be overlooked during transitions of care, but an ICD was associated with lower 2-year mortality rates. More...


High-value care

Study shows high-value care knowledge lacking among most internal medicine residents

ACP has a High Value Care Initiative that includes a curriculum for residents to help doctors and patients understand the benefits, harms, and costs of tests and treatment options. More...


College governance

Governance Committee seeks Regent and Treasurer candidates for 2016

All candidates for Regent and Treasurer must declare their intent to become a candidate by Aug. 1. More...


Cartoon caption contest

Vote for your favorite entry

ACP Internist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner. More...


Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP



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An 80-year-old woman is evaluated for a laceration on her leg. On the previous day, she hit the corner of her bed, tearing the skin. She would like recommendations regarding wound care. Medical history is remarkable for polymyalgia rheumatica for which she takes prednisone daily. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate treatment?

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