June Observer Contents
Annual Session Coverage
The pros and cons of screening for three cancers
New research calls into question the assumption that detecting cancers earlier saves lives.
The trouble with vaccines to fight bioterrorism
While vaccines seem like an obvious line of defense against bioterrorism, available drugs are not viable options.
Are most chronic illnesses really infectious diseases?
Experts now have a much greater understanding of how microorganisms may cause, trigger or increase the risk of getting a disease.
Strategies to tackle outpatient errors
Tracking test results, referrals and even no-shows can help keep you out of trouble.
College unveils new seven-year plan to expand access
The College's new plan would bring health care coverage to all Americans within seven years by building on the nation's public and private health care systems.
Working with a tough patient? Try these strategies
Changing your interviewing style can go a long way to improving even the most difficult encounter.
College to expand recertification negotiations
The College will endorse multiple pathways for recertification and advocate for less onerous requirements for dual recertification.
Tips to treat the psychological fallout of trauma
When treating patients who have endured a traumatic event, physicians must heal them both physically and psychologically.
How does ACP-ASIM help practicing internists?
ACP-ASIM provides a wealth of practical services for members that would cost a fortune in the private sector.
Regents approve recertification strategies, new access plan
The Regents discussed recertification, approved positions on universal coverage and the nursing shortage and extended funding for PIER.
Governors vote on reimbursement issues, name change
The Governors discussed strategies to improve physician reimbursement and restore a visa waiver program, as well as a new name for the College.
New College leaders to focus on access, recertification
The College's newly elected leaders share their goals for the coming year.
A look back at seven years of leading internal medicine
As he steps down, the College's CEO talks about professionalism, the merger and ACP-ASIM's future.
Coming soon: new bioterror pocket guides.
Regents nominations due Aug. 1.
How Medicare legislation is made in the real world
In the real world, lawmakers must decide whether to accept a compromise or risk everything by holding out for better legislation.
College seeks support for collective bargaining bill.
ACP-ASIM seeks further changes to privacy rule.
College recommends ways to head off nursing shortage.
ACP-ASIM supports Medicare incentive program.
Internist Archives Quick Links
Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, 2nd Edition
This new edition reflects recent clinical and social changes and continues to present the important issues facing practitioners and their LGBT patients. Read more about the Guide. Also see ACP’s recent policy position paper on LGBT health disparities.
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