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John J. Hoesing, FACP, and Stephen M. Ayres, FACP.
1 Feb 2010

In this together

Correcting medical errors in a systematic manner has come a long way, but have we made progress in helping our colleagues and ourselves deal with mistakes?
1 Nov 2017

How to manage sinusitis, CAP in outpatients

It might require a little detective work before offering a cure to patients with common outpatient infections such as sinusitis and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).
1 Jul 2016

Tools to screen for alcohol abuse

Medicare now reimburses for problem drinking as part of its Annual Wellness Visit, and a few easy-to-follow tips can help doctors screen for alcohol abuse and get paid for doing so.
1 Sep 2012

Letters to the Editor

Readers react to ACP Internist's coverage, offering more resources for alcohol screening and ways to rethink first-line treatment for hypertension.
1 Apr 2013

Taking a drink: what patients should know

Alcohol is associated with so many benefits and harms that it's hard to know where to start talking to patients about using it. One place might be alcohol misuse and abuse. Teach patients where they fall on the continuum of drinking behavior.
1 Jan 2013

Broad efforts needed to reduce alcohol-related traffic deaths

Internists can intervene in alcohol-related traffic deaths by counseling patients against riding with impaired drivers, promoting local sobriety checkpoints, and supporting mass-media campaigns against alcohol-impaired driving, among other measures.
1 May 2018

Long-term view for chronic pancreatitis

Unlike acute cases of pancreatitis, chronic cases present with varying degrees and types of pain, and without other clinical indicators such as calcification or damage to pancreatic ducts. It's best to refer to a gastroenterologist early to clarify the diagnosis, so the internist can better manage the patient.
1 Jan 2014

Post-war, vets face new battle with PTSD

While the military screens soldiers returning from combat, post-traumatic stress disorder can show up months or years after, when the person may have left the military health system and returned to private care.
1 Sep 2008

Asking right questions key to detecting abuse

Unexplained bruising or injuries are red flags for intimate partner violence, but less obvious signs might include chronic pain, depression or anxiety. Experts advise how to help victims at risk.
1 Mar 2009

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