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ACP InternistSM / May 2008

Internal Medicine 2008 News Spotlight

Internal Medicine 2008 News

ACP Internist provided online coverage of Internal Medicine 2008. In addition to the onsite daily newspaper distributed throughout the convention center, our Web site was updated daily with a synopsis of news and events from the meeting. Also, visit our blog where you can read our staff postings and add your own comments.

Internal Medicine 2008 News

Cover Feature

Make path to health one of least resistanceMake path to health one of least resistance
Behavioral economics explains why patients sacrifice their long-term health for short term rewards, and suggests ways that internists can easily convince them to change.
May '08



Stroke Management

Is your staff prepared to respond to a stroke?Is your staff prepared to respond to a stroke?
Education about symptoms should target office staff with patient contact, as well as patients and relatives of those at risk.
May '08



Latest in stroke research is both suspected and surprising
Conference coverage focuses on studies about abdominal obesity, symptoms and the importance of dialing 911 first.
May '08


Editor’s Note
Physicians not content to stick with the status quo May '08

Mindful Medicine, by Jerome Groopman, FACP, and Pamela Hartzband, FACP
An initially missed diagnosis warns of succumbing to "search satisfaction," a common cognitive error
May '08

Ethical Dilemmas, by Neil J. Farber, FACP
A physician's refusal to turn over the records of a patient with an outstanding bill may be seen as abandonment.
May '08

Letters to the Editor
Readers react to lawsuit over prior authorization requests
May '08

Cartoon Caption ContestCartoon Caption Contest: May’s winning entry
May '08



Practical Genomics, by W. Gregory Feero, MD, PhD
Even the rarest cancer syndromes exist among your patient panel
May '08

ACP Highlights
A look at ACP Journal Club Plus, an electronic digest of customizable alerts.
May '08

Practice Management

Fifth in a six-part series on small practice issuesIn-office lab tests augment patient self-education efforts
Fifth in a six-part series on small practice issues.
May '08



Practice Rx
Medicare implements new advanced beneficiary notice form
May '08

PMC Tips
Dividing the pie by keeping it simple
May '08

Health Disparities

Improving access key to reform, says Commonwealth Fund VP
May '08

Community projects rely on local doctors for larger successCommunity projects rely on local doctors for larger success
May '08



Patient Communication

It takes work to design an office with patients at the center
May '08

Physician Profile

ACG president seeks bigger role for women in health care
May '08

Regulatory Review

Montelukast examined for link to suicidal thoughts, actions
May '08

Web Watch

Retooled CMS ratings may inspire hospitals’ improvementRetooled CMS ratings may inspire hospitals’ improvement
May '08



The Campaign Trail

John McCain touts his plan for the U.S. health care system
May '08

National Trends

Adults fare worse without a usual source[PDF] of health care
May '08


Washington Perspective
What will it take to restore the primacy of primary care?
May '08

President’s Message
New president outlines ACP’s novel approaches to timeless issues
May '08

College News
May ’08

CME Bulletin Board



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Chapter Meetings

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