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Highlights from ACP Internist and ACP Hospitalist
ACP Internist September 2015
Improving rural health takes effort, energy
The need for improvements in the prevention of obesity and diabetes rates in poor and underserved communities has driven new outreach programs that range from smoking cessation in high school to dietary support in grocery stores.
ACP revises advice on women's health
New guidelines that change the recommendations for practices such as pelvic exams are leading to changes in the mindsets of physicians and patients.
A 2-pronged approach to advance care planning
With prior planning, physicians can ensure that their patients' wishes are followed at the end of life.
Internists likely to see unprovoked first seizure
It's common for internists to see and receive referrals back for unprovoked first seizures, leading to considerations of treatment versus waiting.
ACP Hospitalist August 2015
Open records come to the hospital
Hospitalists explore increasing inpatient access to medical records.
Stressing about superbugs
Experts discuss crisis of antimicrobial resistance.
Treating PE in the ED
Outpatient treatment of pulmonary embolism on the rise.
Differentiating disorders of consciousness
Communication may be helpful to patients' recovery.