Also, our report from the American Society of Nephrology's annual meeting provides a snapshot of the current state of kidney transplantation in the U.S. ... ACP's Washington office offers helpful information on the easiest ways to make the most of the
Our featured stories this month tackle 2 controversial topics. In our first story, Paula S. ... Our second story updates readers on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's latest recommendations on lung cancer screening.
But while new hepatitis C cases are on the decline in the U.S., the number of long-term cases is increasing. ... Complicating matters, many patients begin taking statins and start an exercise program at the same time, making it harder to determine what's
Senator Tom Daschle, multiple events celebrating ACP's 100th anniversary, and, of course, the high-quality scientific sessions and learning opportunities for which ACP is well known. ... In our Perspectives section, ACP's president, Wayne J. Riley, MD,
Internists caring for RA patients should be aware of the disease's constellation of effects so they can provide targeted screening and treatment. ... In March 2009, Washington became the second U.S. state after Oregon to permit physician-assisted suicide.
With Arizona [Editor's note: After the story appeared, the state passed a medical marijuana ballot measure by 4,300 of 1.6 million votes cast], there are now 15 states ... Robert A. Murden, FACP. Columbus, Ohio. The letters to the editor in the
But it's an assessment that's important, since malnutrition can have a deleterious effect on all areas of a patient's overall health.
Earlier this year, the Alzheimer's Association and the National Institute on Aging issued long-awaited guidelines on Alzheimer's diagnosis, a welcome step forward for science that may present clinical ... Have you needed to interpret the new Alzheimer's
Learn how doctors can best spot pulmonary hypertension, a disease for which treatments have improved dramatically but inclusion in the typical internist's differential hasn't. ... There's more than one reason to make an effort to do so, though, as good
codes and levels of specificity, and our Practice Tips column discusses what's needed to obtain patient consent for chronic care management.