Incontinence affects one in four pre-menopausal women and nearly half of post-menopausal women. But it's treatable at any age, and treatment is associated with far less morbidity.
E-mail can improve communication with patients##mdash;it's even reimbursable##mdash;but it's effective only if it's used properly. One physician discusses the do's and some very important don'ts.
Allergies and all the “As” of asthma, aspirin and anaphylaxis get considered in a session on conditions that affect one-fifth of the population.
In an already overwhelming time period of residency, international medical graduates face extra burdens: confusing slang from patients, questioning authority when needed, and interacting with more knowledgeable subordinates. Cultural barriers have to be crossed to adapt to life in a U.S. residency.
In addition to complete coverage of the American College of Physicians' Internal Medicine meeting, readers can find coverage from the Society of Hospital Medicine's annual meeting, including a digest of palliative care, consulting as a career and infectious disease control.
Recalls, warnings, approvals and other regulatory news.
ACP Internist digests events at Internal Medicine 2010, and garners an award for the year for general excellence.
The human genome is not only known, but owned, to a certain extent. The effect is a chill on medical research, impaired diagnostic testing and companies unwilling to risk research ##amp; development funds for projects with no payoff.
Pilot studies of the patient-centered medical home show success and satisfaction for the doctors willing to make the change. ACP's president begins his own conversion, and shares the results with the entire membership.
The American College of Physicians begins an educational campaign to introduce health care reform to its members.
The Drug Enforcement Administration released an interim final rule outlining how doctors can begin to fulfill narcotic prescriptions electronically. ACP's practice management staff outline how physicians can begin the process.
The Governance Policy Committee oversees the process for nominating and electing Masters and Fellows of the College to the Board of Regents and is beginning the process of seeking Regents to join the Board in May 2011.