Cancer patients want information, but not in a way that makes them lose hope. Effective shared decision making and risk communication strategies can help.
Health care reform, pricing transparency and the movement away from fee-for-service payments mean the times are changing for American medicine.
This issue includes stories on vaccination, handling difficult patients, and communicating about cancer care.
New codes will allow billing for the complicated and far-reaching services that are provided as part of chronic complex care.
A new online registration tool may help internists avoid looming penalties by helping them to enroll in the Physician Quality Reporting System.
This regulatory update covers approval of the first nonhormonal treatment for hot flashes associated with menopause, a label change for olmesartan causing intestinal problems, and more.
Two candidates are seeking election as Chair-elect Designee of the Board of Governors.
A 46-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-month history of pain and swelling of the hands, dyspnea, and wheezing. She has no other pertinent personal or family medical history. She takes naproxen as needed for pain relief. Following a physical exam and laboratory studies, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next in this patient?