ACP InternistSM / June 2008
Osteoporosis no longer just a woman’s disease
New ACP guidelines urge internists to assess their older male patients for osteoporosis risk factors, especially those over the age of 65.
Small-practice series highlights day-to-day stuggles
Ethical Dilemmas, by Paul S. Mueller, FACP
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.
Practical Genomics, by W. Gregory Feero, MD, PhD
Carrier screening makes risk-benefit analysis more complex
Letters to the Editor
Readers react to the generation gap in internal medicine, and other issues
Cartoon Caption Contest: June’s winning entry
ACP Doctor’s Dilemma™ comes to mobile devices
Improving access tops list of small-office tips
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.
Medicare expands its private contractor audits nationwide
Hold to a higher standard for hiring
Medicine and the Environment
A warmer, wetter world will mean more work for internists
Internists work on Russian health and international relations
Edith Irby Jones, MACP: Pioneering internist is still outworking her peers at age 80
Donna Sweet, MACP: Jet-setting Kansas doc stays grounded through patient care
New test detects MRSA within 24 hours
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The Campaign Trail
Democrats’ health plans not much help to undecided voters
Summary of federal health care spending per capita, by state
Amid D.C.’s din, ACP makes sure internists’ voices are heard
Progress creates pushback as ACP moves ahead on reform
CME Bulletin Board.
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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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