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
Patients with this condition can have no symptoms at all, and it's often detected as an incidental finding on a blood test. ... We feature rural medicine in this issue with a look at the federal government's Indian Health Service in New Mexico.
Although none of these measures have yet been put into practice—both the Texas and Florida laws have been stayed by federal injunction, and California's governor vetoed the mammogram ... Paula S. Katz examines how primary care physicians can help
Smartphones and tablets can put medical information at a doctor's fingertips, making it easier to calculate drug dosages, look up symptoms or side effects, and explain complicated diseases to patients. ... Paula S. Katz surveys the current technological
It's not always easy to attract medical professionals to practice in rural areas, so incentive programs, such as loan forgiveness, are relatively commonplace. ... Patients whose cases are accepted undergo a rigorous examination by a panel of physicians
A patient's statement of “I can't sleep” can be a frustrating presentation for an internist to untangle. ... members. Here is some practical advice from ACP's Center for Practice Improvement and Innovation on how to adapt the rule seamlessly into
It's easy enough for patients to act as if they understand the nuances of their diagnoses and the resulting treatment instructions, but that apparent comprehension may be superficial or, in ... In late May, as part of the College's annual Leadership Day,
Communication is valuable in all areas of patient care, but it's especially crucial for cancer survivors transitioning from specialists back to primary care physicians. ... Doherty, ACP's senior vice president for governmental affairs and public policy,
What's more, patients who are ingesting, smoking, or inhaling marijuana or related products may not be telling their physicians about them. ... Sincerely,. Jennifer Kearney-Strouse. Executive Editor.
First, Janet Colwell's story on treatment for chronic pain, a common and frustrating issue for internists, offers advice on how to start therapy, measure progress, and modify treatment when necessary. ... the cause of a patient's problem because he was