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July-August Observer Contents

Internal Medicine

Not all sports injuries need specialist care
More internists are learning how to tackle musculoskeletal complaints in-house.
July-Aug. '05



Clinical Medicine

Deciphering the telltale signs of osteoarthritis
Physicians need to distinguish this common condition from other joint disorders.
July-Aug. '05

New advisory on antipsychotics may limit care options
If the drugs' risks now outweigh their benefits, where do physicians and patients go for help?
July-Aug. '05

Special focus

Easy to diagnose, but a challenge to cure.
July-Aug. '05


Your Practice

Medicare revamps how it answers physician questions
Under the new Medicare drug benefit, contractors must improve their methods of communication.
July-Aug. '05

The CMS is now accepting new provider ID applications.
July-Aug. '05

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.
July-Aug. '05

For Residents

Reviving the medical autopsy as a valuable training tool
By examining the dead, residents learn essential tips about treating—and communicating with—the living.
July-Aug. '05



Readers discuss clinical research, drug safety reporting, and access to health care.
July-Aug. '05

College Watch

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.
July-Aug. '05

President's Column
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.
July-Aug. '05

College Briefs

Online editorial addresses performance measurement.
July-Aug. '05

Chapters present Laureate Awards, others.
July-Aug. '05

Free patient education video focuses on African-American health.
July-Aug. '05

What's new in PIER.
July-Aug. '05

Washington Perspective

What makes medicine stronger: diversity or consensus?
Pay for performance is a complicated, controversial topic, and no one organization has it all figured out.
July-Aug. '05

Policy Briefs

College supports new information technology bills.
July-Aug. '05

ACP issues recommendations on redesigning Medicaid.
July-Aug. '05

Member news

Marcel Alter Baltzan, MACP
Maxwell G. Berry, MACP
John H. Moyer II, FACP
Joseph P. Murphy, FACP
Alwyn A. Shugerman, FACP
July-Aug. '05


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.
July-Aug. '05



Chapter Meetings


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