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Featured Articles

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Women's Health

Incontinence can hide in middle age

Incontinence can hide in middle age

By Kathy Holliman

Women may suffer debilitating quality-of-life issues from urinary incontinence yet never mention it to their primary care physicians. The condition can be successfully managed by nonsurgical and nonpharmacological means, if physicians can tactfully bring up the subject first.

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Diabetes Management

SGLT2 inhibitors change glucose dynamic

By Stacey Butterfield

The kidney's role in glucose production is as a producer and consumer of it, as well as filtering and reabsorbing it. SGLT2 inhibitors change that dynamic, creating new mechanisms, benefits and risks, and uncertainties that internists should know about this new drug class.

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Perspectives

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Guest President's Message

Excellent internal medicine takes time

By Robert Centor, MD, MACP

Internists often feel pressured to see patients in less time than patients need, creating dissatisfaction on both sides. The American College of Physicians is advocating for that time, to enhance the quality of each visit and allow for thoroughness and for reflection on the encounter.

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Washington Perspective

How will the new Congress affect ACP's priorities?

By Robert B. Doherty

ACP outlines its legislative agenda for the year, including resisting changes to the Affordable Care Act, preserving the Medicare primary care bonus program, and repealing the Medicare sustainable growth rate.

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Practice Management

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Practice Rx

ICD-10 changes looming amid a modern medical landscape

By Brian Outland

While some clinicians view the transition to ICD-10 as costly and burdensome, others feel that there are benefits for more accurately recording diagnoses. No matter which side of the issue, the conversion is likely to happen Oct. 1.

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Practice Tips

Getting patient consent for chronic care management

By Margo Williams

Medicare now reimburses internists for chronic care management services, but a few criteria need to be met. Learn more about how to recoup payment for services that many physicians are already providing.

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College Watch

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ACP's Centennial

ACP history: Moving to Philly, dealing with the Depression

By Stacey Butterfield

ACP's second decade saw upheaval, multiple moves, and a reluctant president accepting the office. Then, the Great Depression struck.

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Obituaries

Obituaries

Obituaries for C. Burns Roehrig, MD, MACP, and Charles Turner, MD, MACP, are noted.

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