July-August Observer Contents
Tips for weaning your patients off PPIs
Cutting back on medications can save patients money—and reduce side effect risks.
Physicians prepare for a busy flu season
Officials say last year's vaccine shortages could boost this season's demand.
To improve patient safety, try treating problem physicians
A patient safety expert paints a pervasive picture of problem physicians.
Should vaccinations be required for health care workers?
A look at Medicare's kinder, gentler auditing process
Last year's Medicare reform bill and a new CMS program give physicians some relief from onerous audits.
Dual-doctor couples learn to make time for each other
While juggling the demands of career and children, many physicians pay too little attention to their spouse.
|College members arrive in force to lobby on Capitol Hill
Physicians take top issues—including health care technology and payment reform—directly to their legislators.
On ACP's policy agenda: Medicare fees, access, more.
Chapter's success shows how advocacy can work at home
National College policy on ending racial disparities recently served as the model for state legislation in Florida.
Why the College voiced its concerns on prison abuse.
New College book targets screenings and prevention.
ACP offers savings on full MKSAP 13.
PIER debuts for PDAs.
ACP comments on CMS' chronic care pilot programs.
College endorses recommendations to expand physician workforce.
ACP supports debt relief for geriatricians in training.
The MKSAP Challenge
A 20-year-old college student is experiencing a rapid pounding in her chest and neck and recently the episodes have been longer and more frequent.
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