Despite the attention being paid to developing a vaccine for COVID-19 many adults dont stay up to date with the preexisting vaccine regimen for other diseases Image by FotoDuets

Raising vaccine rates requires some selling

Physicians and others in their practice can boost their odds of vaccination success by the way they frame conversations with patients.

Getting to the new normal

A new way of conducting office visits in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic seems frightening at first, but the precautions taken instill in patients confidence that they are safe visiting their doctor.

When will it be safe to resume economic and social activities?

ACP's guidance on easing social distancing suggests that “Is it time to reopen the economy?” is the wrong question to ask.

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To establish a diagnosis of adult attention deficitslashhyperactivity disorder there should be evidence of continuing symptoms over time from childhood through schooling and into adult life Image by gorodenkoff

ADHD more than a ‘condition of childhood’

Untreated adult patients with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a higher rate of consequences that may result in underachievement. Proper detection can give internists a way to improve their patients' quality of life.

The history and physical examination is the primary way to assess most patients seen for chronic pain Image by SARINYAPINNGAM

Get comfortable with pain assessment

There are many methods for evaluating pain in the primary care setting, many of which can be completed by patients in the waiting room and have diagnostic value during the clinical encounter.

Prevalence estimates of diabetic foot ulceration in the US and Canada are 130percent and 148percent respectively according to a recent systematic review and meta-analysis Image by fstop123

Treating skin ulcers in the office

In addition to five principles of wound care, an expert addresses pearls that can aid with all types of skin healing and antimicrobial efforts.

COVID-19 vaccine development must balance speed, safety

Multiple methods and numerous trials are underway in an attempt to develop a vaccine to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

Testing offers hope, no panacea for COVID-19 control

A Q&A offers expert advice on the latest information about testing for COVID-19 from Elisa I. Choi, MD, FACP, Governor for ACP's Massachusetts Chapter and a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Ranitidine pulled from market; COVID-19 updates

This column reviews details on recent recalls, warnings, and approvals.

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.

MKSAP Quiz: 2-day history of painful rash

A 22-year-old man is evaluated in the emergency department for a 2-day history of painful rash on the left side of his posterior chest. Medical history is unremarkable, and he takes no medications. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate test to perform next?

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Following up on breast density

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