Weighing options for mid-life women
Talking about diet and exercise habits in mid-life can help guard against incremental weight gain.
Improving celiac disease diagnosis
Celiac disease should be part of the differential diagnosis for several classic clinical presentations, but atypical symptoms, including constipation, can cause doctors to overlook some patients.
Relationships and return on investment
ACP membership offers medical education, advocacy and evidence-based policy, and a community of colleagues.
Hear, hear for audio-only health care access
Audio-only telemedicine has improved patient care, especially for rural and disadvantaged patients. ACP is seeking member feedback on their use of the practice.
How to handle uncertainty
Studies have yet to tease out how physicians' tolerance of uncertainty affects their behavior and decision making, and even their sense of burnout.
More clarity on myocarditis with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines
The classic presentation for COVID-19 vaccine-associated myocarditis is chest pain one to seven days after vaccination, with a median time of three days after vaccination, particularly after the second dose.
Being deliberate about spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
Physicians all use diagnostic criteria when trying to determine a patient's condition, but it's important to remember the patients in whom those diagnostic criteria have been validated.
Medicare's wellness coverage offers critical services
Physicians must understand the requirements for billing for Medicare-covered preventive services, such as the “Welcome to Medicare” exam and Annual Wellness Visit (AWV).
New drugs approved for C. diff, HIV
This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
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.
MKSAP Quiz: Lower extremity edema, rash
A 31-year-old woman is evaluated for lower extremity edema, a rash over both legs, and fatigue that have worsened during the past 3 months. She has no other medical problems and takes no medications. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what viral study will support the most likely diagnosis?
Watching weight for women
This month's issue addresses weight gain in women, celiac disease, and mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and myocarditis.
The College notes the passing of James (Jim) Foody III, MD, FACP; Marcus Boyd Shook, MD, MACP; C. Anderson (Andy) Hedberg, MD, MACP; and George Goldsand, MD, MACP.