In the Journals

Pregnant smokers who quit early may reduce risk for preterm birth vs later quitters

April 22, 2019
The earlier in pregnancy a woman quits smoking, the lower her risk for preterm birth, even if she was a high-frequency cigarette smoker, according to…
Meeting News

3 ways to reduce burnout

April 18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Data indicate that rates of physician burnout are declining, but it remains a significant issue for clinicians, a speaker at the…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Transparency improves patient care, builds just culture

April 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — While strategies such as public reporting, transparency and using clinical decision support and electronic health records are…
In the Journals

Medicaid could save $2.6 billion if 1% of smokers quit

April 17, 2019
A slight reduction in absolute smoking prevalence in the United States would result in “substantial” Medicaid savings the following year…
In the Journals

ACP recommends ways to strengthen ACA

April 15, 2019
In a new position paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the ACP offers seven comprehensive recommendations to improve the Patient…
Meeting News

Macitentan improves right ventricular function in PAH

April 15, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Interim data from the REPAIR study show significant improvement in right ventricular function, including reversal of RV…
Meeting News

E-cigarettes have uncertain role for smoking cessation

April 15, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The role e-cigarettes play on tobacco dependence, the morbidity and potentially mortality from tobacco is “unclear,”…
Meeting News

Things physicians need to know about medical marijuana

April 15, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — More than 150 years after the first medicinal use of marijuana was recorded, and there is still not an abundance of research…
Meeting News

How to engage in ‘curbside consultations’

April 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Curbside consultations are “desirable and well-accepted when used appropriately” according to a discussion held at…
Meeting News

3 recent FDA approvals PCPs need to know

April 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Within the past year, the FDA has approved three important new drugs for the treatment of common conditions that internists…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Physicians must nurture the engaged patient

April 13, 2019
VIENNA — In this exclusive video from the International Liver Congress 2019, Wayne Eskridge, founder and CEO of the Fatty Liver Foundation…
Meeting News

‘Modern’ approach to smoking cessation may increase chances of success

April 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — An approach to smoking cessation that treats nicotine addiction as a medical condition that must be controlled is usually more…
Meeting News

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…
Meeting News

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…
Meeting News

ACP: Telemedicine has potential to improve patient care, reduce costs

April 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Telehealth has the “tremendous potential” to improve access to care for patients, enhance patient-physician…
FDA News

FDA expands Keytruda approval for non-small cell lung cancer

April 11, 2019
The FDA expanded the approval of pembrolizumab to include the first-line treatment of patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer who are not…
Meeting News

Identifying, dispelling medical myths

April 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Physicians may inadvertently practice medicine that includes long-debunked myths, a speaker at the American College of…
Meeting News

ACP Opening Session stresses importance of friendships to combat burnout

April 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Positive, supportive relationships with others can help improve the well-being of both patients and physicians, according to the…
Feature

Battle over Affordable Care Act resurfaces

April 9, 2019
Legal and political battles have put the fate of the Affordable Care Act, and health care for millions of Americans, back into the spotlight and…
Feature

New York attorney general sues stem cell clinic for false, misleading claims

April 9, 2019
The New York attorney general, Letitia James, has filed a lawsuit against a Manhattan stem cell clinic and the physician running it for allegedly…
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