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January Internist Contents

News Features

New look for ACP’s newspaper
Readers will notice many changes in our January 2008 issue, which will relaunch as ACP Internist with a new look and expanded content. ACP Internist will feature the same high-caliber reporting that readers have come to expect from ACP Observer, with some notable additions and improvements.



Mindful Medicine

Send in your cases of medical diagnosis
Jerome Groopman, FACP, author of the bestselling "How Doctors Think," and his wife, endocrinologist Pamela Hartzband, ACP Member, discuss the art of medical diagnosis and decision making through a series of case studies suggested by readers.

Ethical Dilemmas

Examining the ethical dilemmas that occur in everyday practice, by Lachlan Forrow, FACP
A Harvard expert moderates a new column on ethical case studies and suggests some practical strategies for handling and preventing conflicts
Case study: How should a physician react when an elderly patient refuses life-saving treatment contrary to the wishes of her family?
January '08

Practice Management

Staffing can make or break a small practice
In a quest to unveil common problems for small practices and offer solutions, the College's Center for Practice Innovation visited 34 practices across the U.S. over a two-year period. Part one of the six-part series looks at the unique staffing issues faced by small offices.
January '08

Career Balance

Physicians practice putting mind over matter
Meditation techniques help physicians maintain an open outlook
January '08



Disease Management

Gastroenterologists face consequences of obesity epidemic
January '08

Assessing BMI, waist size vital to preventing worsening obesity
January '08


National Trends: Obesity
January '08

Conference Coverage

Infectious disease doctors tackle bad bugs with fewer drugs
Annual meeting unveils research, techniques that could help stem the tide of resistance and disease, particularly with the increase of 'C-diff'
January '08

The Colonoscopy Conundrum: Studies suggest the importance of screening, but convincing patients is another matter
January '08

New research evaluates RA patients’ cardiovascular risks
January '08


In-office research can trip up even the most ethical doctors
January '08


Letters to the Editor
January '08

Cartoon Caption Contest
January '08




Practical Genomics
Personalized medicine with a genomic twist
January '08


Practice Management

Practice Rx
January '08

PMC Tips
January '08


FDA Review
The latest drug alerts and approvals.
January '08



Campaign Trail
Where do the presidential hopefuls stand on health care?
January '08



Web Watch
The brave new world of medical wikis
January '08

College Watch

Perspectives on the College's much-anticipated report, "Achieving a High-Performance Health Care System with Universal Access: What the United States Can Learn from Other Countries."

Dr. DalePresident’s Message
January '08




Washington Perspective
January '08

Regents and Governors News
January '08


January '08

Special Focus

Diagnosing Pulmonary Embolism
Evidence-based recommendations about care
January '08

CME Bulletin Board



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