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States step in on opioid prescribing

This issue covers such topics as legislative issues regarding prescribing, potential overdoses by patients taking narcotics, and a new way to look at overall health.
October 2016

Climate change and clinical practice

Finally, this month, Darilyn Moyer, MD, FACP, takes the helm as the College's new EVP/CEO, replacing Steven E. ... Sincerely,. Jennifer Kearney-Strouse. Executive Editor, ACP Internist.
September 2016

Retail clinics increasingly popular option

Retail clinics have become a growing part of the U.S. health care landscape over the past few years, with a projected number of 3,000 nationwide this year. ... Our conference coverage is from the American Epilepsy Society's annual meeting, held in
February 2016

Incentives research must balance carrots and sticks

Change is hard, and maintaining change can be even harder. It's well known that even the most motivated patient can have a difficult time sticking to a healthy eating plan ... Please also meet ACP's new President, Nitin S. Damle, MD, FACP, and read his
May 2016

Educators can help with trainees' depression

In particular, HIPAA's rules regarding patients' access to their medical records continue to be the subject of some particularly pervasive myths.
April 2016

SPRINT prompts new debate on BP targets

Communication with and good handoff from a patient's oncologist is often another key to quality follow-up care, as our story explains. ... Alzheimer's disease can be one of the more frustrating diseases to manage, because, as experts explain in our story
March 2016

Successful bariatric surgery requires planning, prep

Right up front, it's important to develop a good patient-physician relationship to make it easier to discuss potential surgery and its pros and cons. ... Speaking of public health, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may be even more pervasive than reported
January 2016

Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 breaks records

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,
July 2015

Chronic fatigue syndrome gets new criteria

For our feature story on the topic, our writer talked to 3 U.S. ... Read one expert's top 10 pearls on atrial fibrillation, and learn how to give a great talk to any audience.
June 2015

Rural prevention efforts face specific hurdles

ACP has issued guidance in several areas of women's health over the past year, including pelvic exams, cervical cancer screening, and breast cancer screening. ... As Bob Doherty, ACP's senior vice president for governmental affairs and public policy,
September 2015

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