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MKSAP: 22-year-old woman is evaluated for a flare of Crohn disease

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 22-year-old woman is evaluated for a flare of Crohn disease. A colonoscopy performed 6 months ago showed moderate, patchy, left-sided colitis extending from the descending colon to the splenic flexure. Show More Summary

Here’s how to be a good mom and good doctor

Go to college, go to medical school, start and finish residency and fellowship, get married, settle down and have children … There is a certain expectation of what a “successful life” would look like for a physician mom. Some may even choose to stop work and become a full-time stay-at-home mom. Even when my spouse, […]

Large proportion of patients experiencing acute exacerbations of COPD are skipping out on pulmonary rehabilitation or not being referred all together

(American College of Chest Physicians) Researchers from Imperial College London set out to determine the effect of PR on COPD exacerbation rates.

New clinician resource available explains biological impact of aging on immunity

(American College of Physicians) The American College of Physicians, the American Pharmacists Association, and The Gerontological Society of America, representing 220,000 clinicians, today released Aging and Immunity: The Important Role of Vaccines, a new resource highlighting the biological impact of aging on immunity.

$250 million gift to Columbia med school will fund research and scholarships

A $250 million gift to the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons will support medical research and provide free tuition to a fifth of its medical students, the university said... To view the full story, click the title link.

Glasgow's Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons chooses first female leader

Dr Jackie Taylor is the first female president-elect of the professional organisation in its 418-year history A woman has been chosen as the president-elect of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow for the first time...Show More Summary

MKSAP: 25-year-old man positive for hepatitis B surface antigen

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 25-year-old man is evaluated in follow-up after recently testing positive for hepatitis B surface antigen. He underwent testing as part of the immigration process from Somalia. Show More Summary

American College of Physicians urges Senate to vote no on tax bill

Washington (November 30, 2017)-- Provisions in the Senate tax bill that would eliminate the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) requirement that persons purchase qualified health insurance coverage (individual mandate) and lead to deep cutsShow More Summary

American College of Physicians urges Senate to vote no on tax bill

(American College of Physicians) Provisions in the Senate tax bill that would eliminate the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual mandate and lead to deep cuts to Medicare and other federal health programs will do great harm to tens...Show More Summary

Naloxone administered in the field by EMS personnel safe for reversing opioid overdose

(American College of Physicians) Naloxone administered in the field by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, either by nasal spray or injection, is safe and effective for reversing opioid overdose symptoms. However, research is needed to understand the optimal dose and route of administration of naloxone. Show More Summary

MKSAP: 40-year-old woman with amenorrhea

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 40-year-old woman is evaluated for amenorrhea of 4 months’ duration. She has had weight gain, facial hair, alopecia, and debilitating fatigue. Her medical history is significant for psoriasis. She seems to be gaining weight in her face, abdomen, and neck. […]

Physicians share same mission across cultures and countries

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com. As part of my role in International Programs at the American College of Physicians (ACP), I have a unique opportunity to travel frequently and engage with internists around the world. In fact, I am writing this while almost 7,000 miles away from home, […]

ACP and CDC issue recommendations for hepatitis B screening, vaccination, and care

(American College of Physicians) Reducing chronic hepatitis B infections by screening at-risk adults, increasing hepatitis B vaccination rates, and linking infected persons to care is a public health priority, the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise in a new paper published today in Annals of Internal Medicine.

ACP says efforts to increase health care price transparency are vital

(American College of Physicians) Efforts to improve health care price transparency through increasing access to meaningful information can work to mend the fragmentation of health care, said the American College of Physicians (ACP) in a new policy paper released today. Show More Summary

MKSAP: 45-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 45-year-old man is evaluated during an annual routine health maintenance visit. History is notable for type 2 diabetes mellitus (diet controlled) diagnosed 3 months ago. Show More Summary

The American College of Physicians does not support assisted suicide

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SAP Ariba on the Future of Procurement – Should We Fear the Robots?

Categories: We mentioned in our Friday round-up the SAP Ariba "Future of Procurement” event at the impressive Royal College of Physicians in London last week. There […] (Read more...)

Physical impairment common in middle age and often progresses to further decline or death

(American College of Physicians) A study of middle-aged adults found that functional impairment, or difficulty performing basic daily activities, was common among the cohort and often progressed to further physical decline or death over 10 years' follow up. Show More Summary

What really works to fight a stubborn cough?

If you're looking for a cough remedy this cold season, you might be out of luck. Nothing has been proven to work that well, according to a new report from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). After reviewing clinical trials testing everything from cough syrups to zinc, an ACCP panel...

Internists say that all health care payers should support innovative payment models

(American College of Physicians) An internal medicine physician and fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) detailed for the House Energy and Commerce Committee his medical practice's experience participating in the CPC+ program. Show More Summary

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