July-August Observer Contents
Not all sports injuries need specialist care
More internists are learning how to tackle musculoskeletal complaints in-house.
Deciphering the telltale signs of osteoarthritis
Physicians need to distinguish this common condition from other joint disorders.
New advisory on antipsychotics may limit care options
If the drugs' risks now outweigh their benefits, where do physicians and patients go for help?
Easy to diagnose, but a challenge to cure.
Medicare revamps how it answers physician questions
Under the new Medicare drug benefit, contractors must improve their methods of communication.
The CMS is now accepting new provider ID applications.
Redesigning an office? Opt for simplicity and comfort
You don't have to spend a lot of money to create a calmer, more attractive and productive office.
Reviving the medical autopsy as a valuable training tool
By examining the dead, residents learn essential tips about treating—and communicating with—the living.
At Leadership Day, payment issues, IT, top busy agenda
A record number of College members descend on Capitol Hill to discuss key legislative issues with their representatives.
How the changing face of CME will affect internists
What modifications must be made to CME to make sure physicians stay on top of their game, and patients get high quality care.
Online editorial addresses performance measurement.
Chapters present Laureate Awards, others.
Free patient education video focuses on African-American health.
What's new in PIER.
What makes medicine stronger: diversity or consensus?
Pay for performance is a complicated, controversial topic, and no one organization has it all figured out.
College supports new information technology bills.
ACP issues recommendations on redesigning Medicaid.
The MKSAP Challenge
A 40-year-old woman, treated five years ago for breast cancer, is evaluated for pain in her back, a nagging cough and fatigue.
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