Increasing awareness of the harmful effects of under- and overnutrition can in turn increase nutritional assessments in primary care.
1 Apr 2015
A 29-year-old man is evaluated for gynecomastia present for the past 2 years. He also has fatigue, low libido, weight gain, and erectile dysfunction. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test?
28 Feb 2023
A 42-year-old woman is evaluated for several months of fatigue. She reports a normal diet and no gastrointestinal symptoms. Medical history is notable for hypothyroidism and vitiligo. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate initial diagnostic test?
1 Nov 2022
A 25-year-old pregnant woman is evaluated in the emergency department for chest pain after a belted motor vehicle accident. Laboratory studies are significant for a low serum sodium level. What is the most likely cause?
6 Aug 2019
Two ACP members toured Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities near the Texas/Mexico border to evaluate the processes and environmental conditions affecting human health at the facilities.
1 Jan 2023
A 77-year-old woman is evaluated 4 months following a left middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke. The severity of her stroke required prolonged initial hospitalization and a 3-month stay in a rehabilitation center before returning home. Residual deficits include dense right-sided hemiparesis and dysphagia requiring oral feeding with thickened liquids. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely cause of this patient's decreased serum creatinine level?
8 Mar 2016
In a new series, Pearls from I.M. Peers, Paul Dallas, MD, MACP, explains how making a simple observation in a patient could indicate a serious diagnosis.
1 Jan 2022
Among 5 recommendations is encouragement for physicians to become educated about climate change, its effect on human health, and how to respond to future challenges.
19 Apr 2016
Internists are well positioned to spot eating disorder symptoms in older adults, who can suffer more serious consequences of the condition.
1 Feb 2021
A multidimensional frailty score helped predict postoperative mortality risk in elderly patients, according to a new study.
13 May 2014