Fourteen states have legalized medical marijuana. Internists who have issued the controversial prescriptions describe how they sort out legitimate uses from trivial requests.
1 Nov 2010
This issue includes stories centered on various aspects of hypertensions, as well as topics specific to mean's health, electronic health records and physical rehabilitation referrals.
1 Apr 2014
This column reviews details on recent recalls, warnings, and approvals.
1 Oct 2019
Despite all the best evidence and guidelines, patients with low back pain are still spending time, effort and money on things that aren't helping them in the long run.
1 Nov 2013
Warnings, recalls and updates from the Food and Drug Administration.
1 Apr 2010
A new Chronic Pain Management module has been added to the Medical Home Builder 2.0, ACP's online tool that enables clinicians and staff members to measure and, where needed, improve patient care and office workflow based on the Patient-Centered Medical Home model.
31 Jul 2012
It's important to protect your practice by documenting opioid management in the medical record and adhering to extra regulatory requirements.
1 Jul 2013
Placebo use is common in internal medicine. But is it ethical? Experts examine the disconnect between the standards of medicine, and how it's actually practiced in the office.
1 Apr 2009
A patient-centered medical home model lets one physician focus on a proactive, holistic approach of preventive care. The reward was recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
1 Sep 2010
Would you pass “the eyeball test” if the patient in this case study presented in your hospital's emergency room? Find out how one physician pressed for a better answer on a patient who presented with cardiac pain but no evidence of a heart attack.
1 Mar 2009