Then there's the related issue of how much “one drink” really is. ... in his first year of residency, including the importance of one's peers to a high-quality medical education.
Cultural and spiritual beliefs haven't always played a large role in U.S. ... In our story, Paula S. Katz discusses why physicians who are comfortable with their own spirituality may find it easier to incorporate patients' beliefs into clinical practice.
Finally, this issue's Q&A delves into the details of a large medical home pilot in Colorado.
This month's Conference Coverage section brings you news from the American Diabetes Association's annual meeting, held earlier this year in Philadelphia. ... Finally, our Letters to the Editor section features readers' reactions to a recent column on
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
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
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 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,