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March Observer Contents

Clinical Medicine

HPV vaccine raises questions and debate
Supply, cost issues and ethical controversies are having a major impact on internists.
March '07





Merits of group visits can be tough sell for small practices
March '07



New Care Models

Vermont pilot tries home care for frail elderly and disabled
March '07


Internal Medicine 2007 Preview

New hands-on programs, expert debates top busy agenda
March '07



Many tempting dining options are an easy stroll away
March '07



Out and about: Visit San Diego's outdoor attractions
March '07



Infectious Diseases

U.S. looks at 'social distancing' response to pandemic
March '07


Scan can speed chest pain diagnosis in ER, study finds
March '07

Research News

Research unwinds women's DNA to predict disease
Three-way collaboration seeks genetic associations to many diseases, with patient benefits possible by 2015
March '07



Practice Management

Physicians adapt offices to cope with Medicare Part D
Many practices have appointed 'Part D specialists' to handle prior authorizations and drug formulary plans.
March '07


Health Care Act creates way to bill for VZV vaccine
Also, get an early look at changes to medically unlikely edits and the Physicians Quality Reporting Initiative.
March '07

Practice Tips: Waived Testing—What is that??
March '07


For Residents

Exchanging medical school debt for a chance to serve
March '07



National Trends

The American Lung Association grades anti-smoking efforts
March '07

College Watch

President's Column
46 million uninsured present an intolerable situation
March '07


Washington Perspective

Federal Policies should support patient-centered care
March '07

Regents outline new strategic plan at winter meeting
March '07


March '07

News Briefs

Doctors' values may affect treatment.
March '07

Mammogram results misunderstood.
March '07

MRI beats CT for stroke.
March '07

Pollution raises risk of heart disease.
March '07

Special focus

HIV screening
Evidence-based recommendations about care.
March '07



Readers express views on kidney disease, principals for reform, and the proper use of a stethoscope.
March '07




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