American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting

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

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ACP advocates for gender equity for physicians

April 20, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — ACP recently published a position paper in Annals of Internal Medicine offering recommendations on how to promote and achieve…
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PCPs on ‘frontline’ for reducing polypharmacy

April 20, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — The high prevalence of taking — and negatively reacting — to many medication types among the elderly necessitates…
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How to use food as medicine to prevent, reverse chronic diseases

April 20, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Encouraging a healthful diet in patients promotes the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases, such as CVD, diabetes, cancer…
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Recent cardiology trials raise questions about percutaneous coronary intervention

April 20, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — The ORBITA trial has “thrown the cardiology world upside down,” a presenter here at the American College of…
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VIDEO: Even small measures to increase geriatric patients’ activity in the hospital can improve outcomes

April 20, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – Geriatric patients in the hospital spend as much as 93% of their time in bed, significantly increasing their risk for…
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Debate persists in treating older patients with diabetes

April 20, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — A one-size-fits-all approach on reaching glycemic targets will not work in older patients with type 2 diabetes, according to…
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VIDEO: ACP highlights efforts to address physician burnout

April 19, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – Programs to address physician burnout have taken a number of strategies, including developing chapter-level champions to serve as…
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Communication between PCP, oncologist crucial in treating breast cancer survivors

April 19, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — In breast cancer follow-up, primary care physicians must consult with and maintain good communication with the oncology team…
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VIDEO: Avoid measures that may mask etiology of chronic cough

April 19, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – For patients with a cough lasting longer than 8 weeks, clinicians should obtain an x-ray, stop ACE inhibitors if the patient is…
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VIDEO: Clinicians should watch for 'red flags' of abuse in treating the elderly

April 19, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – Clinicians can play an important role in stopping elder abuse by looking for signs of trauma or neglect during examinations…