American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting

The latest news from the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting along with researcher interviews and clinician insight.

Meeting News

ACP leadership discusses advocacy, regulatory issues including ‘public health epidemic’ of gun violence

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Leaders of the American College of Physicians discussed a variety of topics related to public health policy that are “of…
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VIDEO: Reduce prescribing in patients with dementia

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – Clinicians should consider nonpharmacological options when managing geriatric patients with advanced dementia, according to a…
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HIV prevention, management in primary care: What you need to know

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The primary care setting provides an opportunity to prevent, identify and treat patients with HIV, according to a presentation…
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Rethinking some hypertension medications

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Nitroprusside has been a component of CVD management for more than 40 years, but a speaker at the American College of Physicians…
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Identifying patients who are truly allergic to penicillin, other medications

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — About 95% of patients who say they are allergic to penicillin are really not, according to a presentation at the American…
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‘Safety more important than efficacy’ in HbA1C reduction

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Primary care physicians have a variety of pharmacologic options to reduce HbA1C in patients with diabetes, but safety is more…
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Socioeconomic barriers limit successful cervical cancer screening

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Screening for cervical cancer has been a “great success,” according to a speaker at the American College of…
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Sleep apnea common, but underdiagnosed: How to spot the disease

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — While obstructive sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed, known risk factors, symptoms and assessment tools can help primary care…
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Most teen smoking prevention efforts ‘on wrong track’

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Most health care providers are “blind” to the proper way of preventing and stopping smoking among teenagers…
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When initial treatment for low back pain fails

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The opioid crisis has prompted many physicians to seek alternatives to treating low back pain, a condition thathas affected…