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November Observer Contents

Clinical Medicine

From bench to bedside: Does race count?
With 'ethnic' drugs on the horizon, there is growing controversy over how race affects treatment.
Nov '04


Strategies for coping with the flu vaccine shortage
Health officials say some vaccine may still arrive in time to help with the worst of the flu season.
Nov '04

For Residents

Tips to help you recognize delirium in elderly patients
Physicians need to pick up on key diagnostic clues like inattention, disorganized thinking and acute onset.
Nov '04


Talking to healthy patients about flu shot alternatives
A Mayo internist and vaccine researcher comments on the country's fifth straight year of scarce flu vaccine.
Nov '04

Your Practice

Counseling diabetic patients? Here's how you should bill
With the number of patients with diabetes on the rise, internists are placing a growing emphasis on preventive and counseling services for diabetic patients.
Nov '04


Readers discuss the presidential candidates, eye exams for diabetic patients, health plan data and chronic stable angina.
Nov '04

College Watch

President's Column
Is there a business case for information technology?
With financial incentives, physician investment in information technology could prove to be a sound business choice, as well as a key clinical tool.
Nov '04

Governors discuss Medicare fees, expert panels, more
According to the meeting's keynote speaker, the push is on to wire the nation's primary care practices.
Nov '04

College names nominees for ACP officers and Regents.
Nov '04

College Briefs

New College brochures educate patients on heartburn and cholesterol.
Nov '04

Free patient education videos benefit minority groups.
Nov '04

ACP creates site for recertification resources.
Nov '04

College launches "Recruit-a-Colleague" program.
Nov '04

Chapters present Laureates, volunteer awards.
Nov '04

College posts revitalization information online.
Nov '04

Washington Perspective

Next year's big debate: the politics of cost containment
Next year may be remembered as the year that health care cost containment came roaring back as a major public policy issue.
Nov '04

Policy Briefs

College urges House leaders to enact patient safety bill.
Nov '04

White House responds to ACP's prison abuse concerns.
Nov '04

College calls on Senate to support full Title VII funding.
Nov '04

ACP urges USP to draft less restrictive drug lists.
Nov '04

Member News

College Masters pay tribute to Walter L. Henry, medical pioneer and mentor.
Nov '04

Craig W. Borden, MACP
Leighton E. Cluff, MACP
James J. Feffer, FACP
Charles C. Johnson, FACP
Nov '04


The MSKAP Challenge
An elderly woman has had a headache for eight days and blurring and double vision have begun.
Nov '04



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