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More things you shouldn't do based on the lack of evidence

Unwarranted testing and use of resources make up the biggest chunk of unnecessary health care costs, estimated at between $250 and $325 billion per year, and include such items as folic acid tests for patients with altered mental status, creatine kinase muscle-brain testing, and 24-hour patient observation after switching from IV to oral antibiotics.
1 May 2014

HIV comes of age as disease of mid-to-late life

Protease inhibitors revolutionized HIV management, morphing it from a death sentence to a chronic, manageable condition. Medical issues have since grown more complex as doctors consider how HIV interacts with aging, and how aging interacts with these sometimes toxic drugs used to control the virus.
1 Nov 2011

Managing the elderly with cardiovascular disease

As patients are living longer, they're seeking more care for their cardiovascular diseases, as well as the accompanying comorbities such as diabetes. Effective therapy works in the older population, say the experts.
1 Oct 2011

Long-term follow-up of WHI indicates menopausal hormone therapy not helpful for chronic disease prevention

Hormone therapy after menopause is not effective for chronic disease prevention, according to a new analysis of long-term follow-up data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI).
8 Oct 2013

Shared visits improve access, productivity and satisfaction

Shared office visits provide groups of patients with more time with their doctors, not less, and come under the rubric of smart care. Learn how leading institutions have adopted them.
1 Oct 2009

Shared visits improve access, productivity and satisfaction

Shared office visits offer 90-minute blocks of time to groups facing common and chronic conditions. A few distinct models have gained broad acceptance by doctors and their patients.
1 Jul 2009

Antipsychotic drugs linked to VTE risk

Antipsychotic drugs linked to VTE riskScreening mammograms work, but effects are modest, study finds
28 Sep 2010

New thinking about Alzheimer's diagnosis

New technology and biomarkers have contributed to the detection of Alzheimer's disease, but clinicians are skeptical about the value of a diagnosis without the ability to treat the condition.
1 Nov 2019

Help from afar: telemedicine vs. telephone advice for stroke

Experts sparred over whether telephone advice or telemedicine is best during a session at February's International Stroke Conference 2009 in San Diego.
1 Apr 2009

Highlights in April from other ACP publications

ACP's staff in Washington, D.C., have years of experience in helping shape national health policy, but for them the dining is all local.
1 Apr 2008

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