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Telemedicine's time has arrived

As the need for remote health care expands, medical educators and residents continue to refine the best ways to teach and learn telemedicine.
1 Sep 2022

ACP issues position paper on patient-physician-caregiver relationships

More than 30 million people in the U.S. act as caregivers for individuals with acute and chronic illness.
26 Jan 2010

Internists interacting with retail clinics

Primary care physicians are seeing more patients after they've already been to a retail health clinic. Experts say that a more patient-centered model needs to evolve to combat the ease of seeking care outside the doctor's office.
1 Feb 2016

Advance care planning should be a standard

Good advance care planning should happen early in the treatment process to ensure that any treatment reflects the patient's values, goals, hopes, and fears.
1 Nov 2016

ACP offers solutions to problem of increased cost sharing for patients

Among other positions, ACP says that the health care system must accelerate its efforts to reduce overall health care spending in ways that do not rely principally on shifting the cost burden onto insured persons who cannot afford to pay more for their medical care.
19 Jul 2016

Helping older patients 'age in place'

Internists can help patients live at home as they age by assessing physical functioning, watching for changes in functioning, and directing them to available resources.
1 May 2017

Prepping IM residents for primary care

Although most patient visits and more than 60% of procedures now occur in the outpatient setting, most of the focus on residency training is on critically ill patients in the hospital.
1 May 2017

Testosterone treatment may help sexual function, but not walking or vitality

Testosterone supplementation can improve sexual function, but the benefits were modest, tended to wane later in treatment, and were not as robust as those of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors.
23 Feb 2016

Fibromyalgia characterized by controversy

There is very clear, objective evidence that fibromyalgia is a real problem. But there remains considerable dissent among the medical community about the condition's cause.
1 Sep 2016

The best self-management is ‘specific, do-able and realistic’

Second in a three-part series: Simple ways to engage patients in their own health care.
1 Apr 2008

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