Medical students enjoy their internal medicine clerkships but are less likely than ever to become general internists, citing educational debt, perceived workloads and stress as disincentives, according to a comparison of students in 1990 and 2007.
Major medical organizations last week released an expert consensus document to help clinicians manage older patients with or at risk for hypertension.
A 67-year-old businessman is evaluated during a routine health examination. He has a 30 pack-year history of smoking, but quit 5 years ago. An abdominal ultrasound for screening purposes demonstrates an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm measuring 4 cm in diameter. What is the best management option?
Long-acting inhaled beta-agonists were associated with lower mortality than anticholinergics in a new study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Omalizumab may help control severe allergic asthma when added to standard therapy, a new study suggests.
Levothyroxine, especially at higher doses, may be associated with increased fracture risk in older adults, according to a new study.
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Valerie Stone, FACP, a member of ACP's Board of Regents, has been named a full professor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.
ACP recently joined Physicians for Human Rights in a call for Bahrain to cease attacks on hospitals, patients and medical professionals.
The Governance Committee oversees the process for nominating and electing Masters and Fellows of the College to the Board of Regents and is beginning the process of seeking Regents to join the Board in May 2012.