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Little treatments, lots of time best for back pain

It's critical to spend time talking to patients about their history, check for red flags that could identify the etiology, and encourage patients not to stay bedridden.

Losing it: A rational approach to hair loss

When a patient mentions hair loss, don't panic. Instead, respond with a thoughtful history that addresses the “big five” questions.

Hints for preventive care in inflammatory bowel disease

Age-appropriate, up-to-date vaccination is key.

ACA, firearms among advocacy hot topics for ACP

The Affordable Care Act will be 10 years old next March.

Improving in-hospital handoffs

Any physicians who hand off patients may want to consider how well their messages are being understood, especially because patient safety is at stake.

ACP releases survey results about telehealth technology availability, use among internists

Fifty-one percent of internal medicine physicians and subspecialists who are ACP members work in a practice that has implemented at least one of five different telehealth services.

Session offers attendees a chance to go “Beyond the Guidelines”

A Saturday-morning session will look at glucose control and HbA1c goals in type 2 diabetes.

Talk about hospital medicine to be held today

Jamie S. Newman, MD, MHA, MACP, will deliver a 10-minute take on the latest in hospitalist practice.