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An evolving understanding of urinary tract infections has led one expert to describe them as an “ambiguous, expansive, overused diagnosis” that can lead to the myriad harms of antibiotic overtreatment.
1 Feb 2018
An important and emerging need for medical students is developing the ability to apply knowledge and use it to determine the correct diagnoses for individual patients. Diagnostic reasoning has only recently begun to be specifically taught in medical school and residency.
1 Nov 2015
An evidence-based clinical information resource lets ACP members get fast, reliable information.
1 Sep 2015
More doctors in a practice can lead to higher hospital readmission rates, a study found. Small practices can take big steps in keeping their patients healthy after discharge.
1 Mar 2015
If your idea of a stimulating vacation involves unsafe destinations, bribing foreign officials for a medical license and practicing resource-limited hospitals, then there's an organization willing to set it all up for you. (You also get to meet kings and see beautiful scenery.).
1 Apr 2012
From television news producer to internist to columnist to advisor to one of the most popular medical dramas, Lisa Sanders, ACP Member, explains how a career spent considering the stories behind every diagnosis has led her to become one of the real physicians behind House, M.D.
1 Mar 2010
The estimate that 25 million people have thyroid problems would double if the normal range was adjusted, as some medical societies suggest. In this Web-only feature, Victor Bernet, FACP, the author of MKSAP 15's chapter on disorders of the thyroid gland, offers his insights into management.
1 Jan 2010
More than 100,000 pilots annually can now request a comprehensive physical examination and medication review from any state-licensed physician. What should internists look for when faced with such a request?
1 Jul 2017
An expert counsels internists to consider screening their elderly patients for financial abuses, from investment scams to pressure from family members. Doctors can partner with financial experts to prevent financial exploitation.
1 Jul 2012
A rheumatologist with 25 years of fibromyalgia research experience questions the current paradigm surrounding the elusive illness.
1 May 2009