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Examining ethical dilemmas that occur in everyday practice

A Harvard expert moderates a new column on ethical case studies and suggests some practical strategies for handling and preventing conflicts. Case study: How should a physician react when an elderly patient refuses life-saving treatment contrary to the wishes of her family?.
1 Jan 2008

Adding cosmetic procedures lifts internists' sagging incomes

Stagnating incomes encourage some primary care physicians to add botulinum toxin injections and chemical peels to their menu of services.
1 Feb 2008

Rapid blood test to detect MRSA

The latest drug alerts and approvals.
1 Feb 2008

Internists taking primary care to the streets

Practicing medicine changes when homeless patients don't have a phone, food or access to first aid. Free health care programs have been converting buses and vans into clinics on wheels as they discover that mobile care is an effective way to reach homeless patients.
1 Mar 2008

Telemedicine connects remote areas with care

Modern medicine is dramatically cutting the distance that patients must travel, even for severe injuries. Consulting by telemedicine reduces delays, improves patient outcomes and brings health care to areas that otherwise wouldn't have it.
1 Apr 2008

Highlights in April from other ACP publications

ACP's staff in Washington, D.C., have years of experience in helping shape national health policy, but for them the dining is all local.
1 Apr 2008

Is your staff prepared to respond to a stroke?

Education about symptoms should target office staff with patient contact, as well as patients and relatives of those at risk.
1 May 2008

In-office lab tests augment patient self-education efforts

Fifth in a six-part series on small practice issues.
1 May 2008

Community projects rely on local doctors for larger success

More than 40 million American adults don't receive health-related services.
1 May 2008

Physician should transfer records regardless of patient's bill

A physician's refusal to turn over the records of a patient with an outstanding bill may be seen as abandonment.
1 May 2008

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