The medical community and the world at large are looking at how physician-assisted suicide has played out in Washington, Oregon and Montana. Are these states a bellwether or a death knell for legalizing the issue elsewhere? And how should physicians respond when presented with such requests from their patients?
Chronic respiratory disease is projected to be the third most common cause of death by 2020, but it currently underestimated. This year's American Thoracic Society meeting focuses on issues to bring them to the attention of the rest of the medical community.
As many as 25% of apnea sufferers don't complain of daytime sleepiness. Compliance is a problem because these patients may not see the value of treatment, according to researchers at the American Thoracic Society.
Recalls, warnings, approvals and other regulatory news.
A look at rheumatoid arthritis finds that its risks aren't always recognized for the constellation of effects it can lead to.
A rapid deterioration in mental status confounds a gastroenterologist following a patient for colon cancer. Following a hospital admission, the internal medicine resident reviews the patient's history for the clue to the right diagnosis.
Physicians with widely disparate backgrounds and interests can function together and share a passion for expanding primary care under the auspices of a patient-centered medical home.
ACP will invite random members to provide feedback that could influence Medicare reimbursement on services common to internal medicine.
The deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the Spring 2011 Board of Governors Meeting is Monday, October 4, 2010.