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Current Issue - October 2015

Featured Articles

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Substance Abuse

Internists can help with alcohol misuse

Internists can help with alcohol misuse

By Mollie Durkin

New legislation in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that insurance plans cover alcohol treatment as an essential health care benefit, prompting internists to integrate care for alcohol use disorders into their practices.



Mind-body role may matter in heart disease

By Paula S. Katz

Research is increasingly indicating a relationship, if not a causal link, between depression and anxiety and heart disease.



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President's Message

Firearm-related injuries, deaths in Charleston and beyond

By Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP

A reflection on recent tragedies leads to embracement of initiatives meant to stem the tide of gun violence.



General internists crucial to raising adult immunization rates

By Bernard M. Rosof, MD, MACP, and William Schaffner, MD, MACP

The single most important factor in promoting adult immunization is strong advocacy from a physician, and the recommendation of a general internist is a vital factor in whether patients receive needed vaccines.


Practice Management

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Practice Tips

Flexible plans for ICD-10 implementation

By Margo Williams

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will allow for flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting processes while the medical community gains experience using the new ICD-10 code set.


FDA Update

Warning on medication confusion, recalls due to sterility

By Mollie Durkin

This update covers possible confusion between an antidepressant and an anti-clotting drug, as well as 2 sterility warnings.


College Watch

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ACP's Centennial

1995-2004: The big merger

By Stacey Butterfield

After years of effort and negotiation, ACP and the American Society of Internal Medicine officially merged in 1998.



ACP issues telemedicine recommendations

ACP released a position paper on the use of telemedicine, offering more than a dozen policy statements and recommendations for practice and reimbursement.



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Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, 2nd Edition

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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