No easy ‘off switch’ for low back pain
There's no easy way to cure low back pain, but recommending a mix of therapies along with a dose of reassurance can often provide patients a measure of relief.
Monkeypox: 5 key points
An expert panel convened by ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine provided five key takeaways about diagnosing and managing monkeypox.
Intimate partner violence: An epidemic hiding in plain sight
Despite a recommendation to screen for intimate partner violence and the many tools available to physicians, barriers to implementation remain.
Sustained action, not just words, needed to address gun violence
ACP has an extensive and longstanding policy in place on reducing firearms injuries and deaths in the United States.
Bedside tests for a ‘slam-dunk’ delirium diagnosis
Tests for delirium involve a stepped approach of progressively more difficult questions in an attempt to provoke disorganized thinking.
A changing landscape: The trajectory of Medicare Advantage
Medicare Advantage is changing the landscape of how care is delivered and reimbursed, and the number of enrollees in such plans is quickly growing.
Nominees named for College Officer and Regent positions
The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians places in nomination candidates for College governance.
Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives
ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
Mixing and matching can work for back pain
This issue details management of back pain, a forum on monkeypox, and pearls about diagnosing delirium.
BiPAP machines, masks recalled
This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for fatigue
A 42-year-old woman is evaluated for several months of fatigue. She reports a normal diet and no gastrointestinal symptoms. Medical history is notable for hypothyroidism and vitiligo. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate initial diagnostic test?