November Observer Contents
From bench to bedside: Does race count?
With 'ethnic' drugs on the horizon, there is growing controversy over how race affects treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
College names nominees for ACP officers and Regents.
New College brochures educate patients on heartburn and cholesterol.
Free patient education videos benefit minority groups.
ACP creates site for recertification resources.
College launches "Recruit-a-Colleague" program.
Chapters present Laureates, volunteer awards.
College posts revitalization information online.
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.
College urges House leaders to enact patient safety bill.
White House responds to ACP's prison abuse concerns.
College calls on Senate to support full Title VII funding.
ACP urges USP to draft less restrictive drug lists.
College Masters pay tribute to Walter L. Henry, medical pioneer and mentor.
The MSKAP Challenge
An elderly woman has had a headache for eight days and blurring and double vision have begun.
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