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Finding meaning in medicine via spirituality

Faith and spirituality can serve as a way to deal with stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic, the consequences of a diagnosis, or the difficulties of being a physician.

Primary care: When will we learn?

Primary care remains underfunded despite its association with decreased health care costs and improved health outcomes.

Congress passes historic health, climate change legislation

The Inflation Reduction Act allows Medicare to negotiate some prescription drug prices for the first time and includes provisions for climate change.

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Applying the ‘ketchup rule’ to diagnosing cirrhosis

Finding cirrhosis requires specifically looking for symptoms that can be easily missed unless a physician is primed to see them.

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Experts cover common COVID-19 challenges

A recent ACP/Annals of Internal Medicine forum on COVID-19 considered the timing of vaccination, outpatient treatment, and pre-exposure prophylaxis.

Consider whether a patient is ready for change before engaging in motivational interviewing When a person is ready for action planning or goal setting it can be a great use of clinical time Image by NiseriN

Encouraging change with motivational interviewing

Physicians can adopt these interviewing techniques to help patients accomplish goals like smoking cessation.

New category of OTC hearing aids; FMT and monkeypox

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.

Tackling administrative burdens one step at a time

ACP seeks to reduce and eliminate sources of administrative and regulatory burden and has developed significant policy recommendations to address the impact of these tasks.

Crunching the numbers in primary care

This issue outlines whether better billing is worth the increase time, more expert opinion on COVID-19, and motivational interviewing.

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for hidradenitis suppurativa

A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for hidradenitis suppurativa. She has had tender, foul-smelling, draining nodules in the axillary folds for 4 years. Doxycycline and topical clindamycin have not achieved satisfactory improvement. Following a physical exam and lifestyle support, what is the most appropriate additional treatment?

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