Search results for "Smoking Cessation"
New options no panacea for depression
Internists can have the greatest impact by continuing to be the first point of contact, treating mild to moderate depression, and explaining what may be available if first-line options fall short.
1 Sep 2019
Making space for preconception counseling in primary care
Internists have an obligation to provide care that aligns with patients' reproductive goals.
1 May 2020
More active clinician interventions may help smokers quit
The intensity of treatment, in terms of number and length of sessions, is associated with quitting success; more intensive treatments result in greater rates of abstinence.
23 Jun 2015
Evidence evolving on aspirin as prevention
Practice-changing points may influence how internists prescribe aspirin for the primary prevention of heart disease.
1 Mar 2019
Clearing up confusion over Medicare coverage for vaccines
Medicare's vaccination payments covered in a variety of ways.
1 Mar 2008
Chronic disease model helps improve smoking cessation efforts
Smoking cessation programs are traditionally treated as discrete, standalone attempts. One program applied dedicated counselors who could form a relationship with the patient over long stretches of time, resulting in better success.
1 Jul 2012
Catch up on new COPD guidelines
Updated guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease revised the definition and staging of the condition, and an expert offers tips for optimal care.
1 Jun 2018
System-wide changes improve diabetes care
To improve metrics of diabetes care, 4 employed primary care practices at a health system in Texas worked to systematically improve HbA1c testing and started a “Saving Toes” campaign.
1 Sep 2016
DTC screening tests a source of concern
With the proliferation of the number and scope of direct-to-consumer tests, ACP is concerned about the unnecessary costs and undue anxiety for patients when results lead to follow-up testing to rule out a medical concern.
1 Jun 2018
Study finds mobile text message reminders may help reduce LDL cholesterol, heart disease risk factors
At 6 months, levels of LDL cholesterol (the primary end point) were modestly but significantly lower in intervention participants. The intervention group also saw reductions in systolic blood pressure and body mass index.
29 Sep 2015