June 2008

A patient finds that his treatment is worse than the disease

A case study addresses ways to handle turning off an implanted cardioverter-defibrilator when a patient finds the shocks worse than the prospect of dying.

Carrier screening makes risk-benefit analysis more complex

Screening for pre-clinical disease is a core feature of primary care medicine.

Letters to the Editor

Readers react to the generation gap in internal medicine, and other issues

ACP Highlights: What's new in other College publications

ACP Doctor’s Dilemma™ comes to mobile devices

Improving access tops list of small-office tips

Every internal medicine practice has its own unique set of problems and strengths

Medicare expands its private contractor audits nationwide

The final part of a series on small practice issues advises tackling practice improvements one at a time and putting one person in charge of the process.

PMC Tips: Hold to a higher standard on hiring

Medical schools don’t teach management skills, but every physician needs them.

A warmer, wetter world will mean more work for internists

But what does this environmental crisis mean for internists?

Internists work on Russian health and international relations

When ACP members first began traveling to Russia in the late 1990s, the weather wsa chilly, but the reception was anything but.

New test detects MRSA within 24 hours

Approvals, alerts, warnings, and recalls.

Today's medical news, brought to you by the king of blogs

If there were such a thing as royalty in the medical blog world, Kevin, MD might well be king.

Democrats' health plans not much help to undecided voters

Senators Clinton’s and Obama’s split over mandating coverage distinguishes them from one another, but does that difference matter?

Federal health care spending per capita, by state

The U.S. spends more than $2 trillion annually on health care, but public health experts debate where that money should go to produce better results.

Amid D.C.'s din, ACP makes sure internists' voices are heard

Amid D.C.’s din, ACP makes sure internists’ voices are heard

Progress creates pushback as ACP moves ahead on reform

Recent events show how much progress we are making, and the growing level of controversy that has resulted.