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December 2015

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There are many factors worth considering when attempting to make the best possible first impression.

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Medical Student Perspective: Can We Talk About Death?

Seeing a live patient pass away is completely different. There is no scientific curiosity, just a breathless sense of sadness and confusion.

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My Kind of Medicine: Nominate an Internist

Is there an internist or internal medicine subspecialist that has inspired you? Do you know of someone who has a really interesting or unique career in internal medicine?

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Analyzing Annals: Policy Recommendations to Guide the Use of Telemedicine in Primary Care Settings

This American College of Physicians position statement and review of available evidence outlines the potential benefits and limitations of telemedicine.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2015 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Colorectal Cancer Screening Health Education Materials - How Effective are Online Education Sources?

Colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States, with approximately 136,830 new cases being diagnosed annually.

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Subspecialty Careers: Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent medicine focuses on the physical, psychological, social, and sexual development of adolescents and young adults. Multidisciplinary and comprehensive in approach, this specialty encompasses the full spectrum of acute, chronic, and preventive health care.

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In the Clinic

Acne

Acne (also known as acne vulgaris, true acne, or teenage acne) affects 85% of U.S. adolescents but also occurs in up to 78% of preadolescents, 12% of adult women, and 3% of adult men. In addition to cosmetic effects, which can include permanent scarring, acne can have detrimental effects on self-image and social interactions.

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