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"Is this still true?" I wondered, having stumbled upon my
medical school application essay while searching my shelf for an
anatomy book. What I had written, three years ago at this point,
was undoubtedly similar to what most applicants had written: that I
think science is interesting, and I want to help people in my
career. That, I've been told, is the right reason to start down the
medical path. I meant it, back then, and I still believe it
With so much media coverage these days about the neurological
damage resulting from multiple concussions suffered by players in
the National Football League, it's hard to conceive that football
might also be a sport that can save lives.
"There's no denying that playing football is dangerous," admits
Dr. Victor Simms, a former high school linebacker whose own
football-incurred knee injury dashed his dreams of getting a
Division 1 college football scholarship. "But for kids in poor
neighborhoods, the streets are even more dangerous. For many,
football is a refuge."
This brief article provides an overview of health insurance
marketplaces (also known as exchanges), how they are meant to work,
and their implications for both patients and physicians.
The Internal Medicine Interest Group at University of Chicago is
traditionally run by 4th year medical students who are applying
into internal medicine with participation on the board open to all
four classes. The goal of the group is to spark an interest in
internal medicine in 1st and 2nd year medical students while
showing them the career options, to prepare 3rd year students for
their medicine clerkships and introduce them to various medicine
resources, and to prepare 4th year students going into medicine for
the residency application process and for their intern year.
We present a 64-year-old male with a past medical history of
hypertension who presented with diarrhea and 12 kilogram weight
loss over the preceding three months. He reported 3-10 daily
episodes of fatty, non-bloody diarrhea with associated abdominal
pain, bloating, and distention. He denied any changes in his diet
or medications (olmesartan 40mg daily and omeprazole 40mg daily)
within the last few years. He had a recent hospitalization for
prerenal acute kidney injury (AKI) secondary to intractable
Cardiology is the prevention, diagnosis, and management of
disorders of the cardiovascular system, including ischemic heart
disease, cardiac dysrhythmias, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart
disease, pericarditis and myocarditis, endocarditis, congenital
heart disease in adults, hypertension, and disorders of the veins,
arteries, and pulmonary circulation. Management of risk factors for
disease and early diagnosis and intervention for established
disease are important elements of cardiology.
Anxiety can be an appropriate response to stressful situations
but is considered a pathologic disorder when it is disabling and
difficult to control. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the
most common anxiety disorder seen in primary care, affecting
approximately 3% of adults in the United States (1, 2). This
disorder is characterized by at least 6 months of pervasive and
excessive anxiety; recurring worry about common events; and
physical symptoms, such as muscle tension, insomnia, and fatigue
(3). The disorder is associated with reduced global life
satisfaction, decreased work productivity, lower health-related
quality of life (4), and greater health care use and medical costs
(4, 5). Primary care physicians can effectively evaluate,
diagnosis, and manage most patients with GAD.
In the Clinic is a monthly feature in Annals of Internal
Medicine that focuses on practical management of patients with
common clinical conditions. It offers evidence-based answers to
frequently asked questions about screening, prevention, diagnosis,
therapy, and patient education and provides physicians with tools
to improve the quality of care. Many internal medicine clerkship
directors recommend this series of articles for students on the
internal medicine ambulatory rotation.
'two midnights': Understanding the new observation status
CMS' attempt to redefine the difference between inpatient and
observation status may create new problems.
care: Red flags for bariatric surgery complications
Hospitalists can help quickly identify various issues that arise
Notions: The new observation status
Here's the lowdown on the good, the bad and the ugly of the new CMS