ACP InternistSM / May 2008
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.
Make 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Letters to the Editor
Readers react to lawsuit over prior authorization requests
Cartoon Caption Contest: May’s winning entry
Practical Genomics, by W. Gregory Feero, MD, PhD
Even the rarest cancer syndromes exist among your patient panel
A look at ACP Journal Club Plus, an electronic digest of customizable alerts.
In-office lab tests augment patient self-education efforts
Fifth in a six-part series on small practice issues.
Medicare implements new advanced beneficiary notice form
Dividing the pie by keeping it simple
Improving access key to reform, says Commonwealth Fund VP
Community projects rely on local doctors for larger success
It takes work to design an office with patients at the center
ACG president seeks bigger role for women in health care
Montelukast examined for link to suicidal thoughts, actions
Retooled CMS ratings may inspire hospitals’ improvement
The Campaign Trail
John McCain touts his plan for the U.S. health care system
Adults fare worse without a usual source of health care
What will it take to restore the primacy of primary care?
New president outlines ACP’s novel approaches to timeless issues
CME Bulletin Board.
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