Current Issue - September 2015
The need for improvements in the prevention of obesity and diabetes rates in poor and underserved communities has driven new outreach programs that range from smoking cessation in high school to dietary support in grocery stores.
New guidelines that change the recommendations for practices such as pelvic exams are leading to changes in the mindsets of physicians and patients.
ACP seeks to educate and encourage shared decision making with patients, rather than have physicians order screening tests out of habit.
Data breaches are costly, but there are simple ways to bolster electronic security.
This update covers a strengthened warning on NSAIDs and a new drug to treat schizophrenia.
Controversies about health care policy and pharma advertisements divided College leadership.
ACP Internist Weekly
From the September 1, 2015 edition
- Discontinuing antihypertensive drugs did not appear to improve function in older patients with cognitive deficits over the short term
- Arthroplasty associated with increased risk of heart attack in early postoperative period
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