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February 2008

My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: John Eisold, MC USN, FACP

The Office of the Attending Physician to Congress is a well-oiled machine. Each day, underneath the tall dome of the U.S. Capitol, a team of physicians, nurses, technicians, ambulance crews, and assistants take on the job of keeping America’s governing body in good health.


Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: University of Nevada

The Internal Medicine Student Interest Group at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno attracts about half of the medical school’s first and second year students to each of its monthly lunchtime meetings. Nobody ever turns down a free lunch!


Winning Abstract from the 2007 Medical Student Abstract Competition: An Association between Cardiovascular Risk and Cognitive Status in Non-Demented, Elderly Women with a Family History of Alzheimer's Disease.

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the commonest form of dementia in the elderly population, with an estimated prevalence in 2050 of 8.6 million cases in the US alone. Prevention or even delay of cognitive decline would significantly decrease caregiving hours and costs.


Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Allergy and Immunology

Allergy is derived from the Greek word allo, meaning "other or different" and ergon, meaning, "work." In this sense, allergy is something that "works differently" from normal.


Advocacy Brief: Update on Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

On February 7, the House of Representatives passed "The College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007" (H.R. 4137) to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA) through 2012. H.R. 4137 contains several changes, new programs, and studies of importance to medical education.


The ACP Internal Medicine Report: Team-Based Approach Improves Diabetes Care; Diabetes Initiative Extended for Two More Years

Due to the success of the first three years of the ACP and ACPF Diabetes Initiative, the program has received an additional unrestricted educational grant from Novo Nordisk to continue for an additional two years through December 2009.


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