April Observer Contents
To conquer depression, try and try again
The majority of depression sufferers are initially seen by primary care doctors.
Making drug labels say what they mean
With drug in hand, patients wonder: Does red mean danger? How much is plenty?
California initiative gives new life to stem cell research.
Protect vulnerable seniors by vaccinating their juniors.
Skeptics want to see real evidence for virtual imaging.
Use or abuse? Health plans erect barriers to imaging
Insurers cite costs while doctors decry delay, denial and deterrent to procedures that might improve outcomes.
This Issue: PSA Screening
PSA debate: Will lower thresholds risk overdiagnosis?
CMS changes rules on inpatient exams, documentation.
Practice Tips: This clause should give you pause before taking the job.
Sled dogs exert powerful pull on these northern docs
To unwind, they spend their free time training to race across the Alaskan wilderness in subzero temperatures.
ACP Governor tapped for top advisory post in Japan
Kiyoshi Kurokawa, MACP, is the first physician to serve as counsel to the Prime Minister on science issues.
Taking an evidence-based approach to getting dressed
How residents dress influences patients, colleagues and their chances at success–try for neat but avoid 'slick.'
Declining deaths from heart disease.
College looks to the horizon and plans for the future
ACP's advocacy for patient-centered care garners support, concern.
ACP launches a team approach to managing diabetes.
New ACP Fellows.
Renew your ACP membership
ACP releases new care guide
MedPAC calls for SGR repeal
Alcohol abuse and related disorders
Evidence-based recommendations about care.
PAC seeks SGR changes, pushes for medical home
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Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, 2nd Edition
This new edition reflects recent clinical and social changes and continues to present the important issues facing practitioners and their LGBT patients. Read more about the Guide. Also see ACP’s recent policy position paper on LGBT health disparities.
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