Involved in one-third of all deaths from prescription drug overdoses, methadone requires expert management to prescribe safely. Learn that latest guideline recommendations and when it's best used.
1 Sep 2014
The High Value Care Task Force of the American College of Physicians released advice today on cardiac screening with electrocardiography, stress echocardiography, and myocardial perfusion imaging, concluding that none of these tests are warranted in asymptomatic, low-risk adults.
17 Mar 2015
Controversy about implementing new mammography guidelines shouldn't cloud talks between doctors and the women they counsel. Clarify what the guidelines really say, and share the decision-making with patients, experts counsel.
1 Feb 2010
Supplemental imaging may not be necessary for all women with dense breasts on mammography, according to a new study.
19 May 2015
Electronic health communication in health care must be secure. Text messaging is not, but it's how many patients want to talk with their doctors. Consider the ramifications of a message that gets misplaced, and then consider other ways of communicating.
1 Oct 2014
Four new articles in Annals of Internal Medicine address the practice implications and controversy surrounding recent cholesterol treatment guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
28 Jan 2014
Physicians in Haiti face a new set of challenges as they stem the spread of infectious diseases and restore medical care to a country that had little before a devastating earthquake struck.
1 May 2010
The International AIDS Society-USA released clinical guidelines on preventing and treating HIV, noting that the 2 approaches should complement each other on reducing the spread of the disease.
29 Jul 2014
ACP presented Evergreen Awards to 10 chapters at Internal Medicine 2010. The Evergreen Program provides recognition and visibility to chapters that have successfully implemented programs to increase membership, improve communication, increase member involvement, enhance diversity, foster careers in internal medicine and improve management of the chapter.
1 May 2010
SPRINT finds lower systolic BP targets associated with better outcomes in nondiabetic adults at high CV risk
The trial was stopped early because of a significantly lower rate of myocardial infarction, other types of acute coronary syndromes, stroke, heart failure, or death from CV causes in the intensive treatment group (systolic blood pressure target <120 mm Hg).
17 Nov 2015