Practicing medicine changes when homeless patients don’t have a phone, food or access to first aid. Free health care programs have been converting buses and vans into clinics on wheels as they discover that mobile care is an effective way to reach homeless patients.
A 61-year-old retired military officer presented to a local hospital in the Midwest with flank pain and E. coli bacteremia.
An 83-year-old woman of Russian descent is hospitalized with progressive dyspnea and a chest X-ray highly suggestive of metastatic cancer, which is confirmed on bronchoscopy.
Increasingly, food safety seems to be on the minds of patients.
Medicare’s vaccination payments covered in a variety of ways
Needlesticks happen. Patients have the same or similar names. OSHA inspectors visit. Drugs are recalled. Now what?
Following a successful first phase, the College’s diabetes programs reach out to a wider audience of members, residents and patients
First in a three-part series: Motivational interviewing is one technique for engaging patients and developing strategies that work
Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey, MACP
The College’s new guidelines recommend that clinicians regularly assess end-of-life patients for symptoms of pain, dyspnea and depression, and use proven therapies to treat these conditions
Morris Kliger, D.O., a physician in Lansdale, Pa., has patients tell him that they are overwhelmed by the price of prescription drugs.
What do an X-ray machine in Oregon and a shower chair in Bellmore, N.Y. have in common? Both are available for free on a Web site that matches U.S. donors of medical equipment to needy recipients
Money, money, money.
Warnings, recalls, label changes, and approvals.
E. Victor Adlin, FACP, an endocrinologist at Temple University School of Medicine, discusses how the rosiglitazone drama has affected internists’ prescribing habits
For the first time in 15 years, health care reform is back as a major campaign issue.
We all appreciate that studying and learning are lifetime essentials for being a good physician.