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December Observer Contents

Disease Management

Better drugs, new devices help keep diabetes in check.
Dec. '06



Teamwork helps close the gaps in cardiovascular care
One internist's advice for getting lipid screenings to 100%—give up the idea that doctors have all the answers.
Dec. '06



Infectious Diseases

More people feel the bite of MRSA bug.
Dec. '06




Next weapon in war on AIDS: universal HIV screening
Aggressive testing may slow transmission but some say resources would be better spent elsewhere.
Dec. '06

Observer extra

Web Exclusive - Managing the post-MI patient
An overview of the most current thinking on post-MI care.
Dec. '06



Practice Management

New Feature - Practice Tips
More hands make light work
"PMC Tips" is a new regular feature on small-practice management from ACP's Practice Management Center.
Dec. '06

Medical Education

Internship programs connect students to primary care
Physician role models for minority students and hands-on experience help kindle students' interest early on.
Dec. '06

Physician Profile

Centenarian moved from healing people to saving forests
Internist turned conservationist Edgar Wayburn, FACP, led efforts to save 100 million acres of wilderness.
Dec. '06



Your Practice

Defining home visits
Plus, how location affects payments.
Dec. '06


Measuring performance

Patients examine doctors through online rating services.
Dec. '06

College Watch

Washington Perspective
How will the Democrat's resurgence affect Congress?
Dec. '06

President's Column
Charter calls physicians to work toward social justice.
Dec. '06



Trial registration can cure dangerous publication bias.
Dec. '06



Special focus

Community Acquired Pneumonia
Current recommendations about care.
Dec. '06


News Briefs

Women trail men in top academic posts.
Dec. '06

From charts to computers.
Dec. '06

CMS releases 2007 fees.
Dec. '06

Try more meds for depression.
Dec. '06

FDA speeds device response.
Dec. '06


Readers express views on dialysis alternatives, electronic medial record systems.
Dec. '06



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