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January 2016

Feature: ACP Concludes Year-Long Centennial Celebration

As 2015 comes to a close, the College is marking the conclusion of its Centennial year with a new video.

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Medical Student Perspective: Submit to ACP IMpact

Share your experience as a medical student. Submit an essay to IMpact.

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My Kind of Medicine: Video Profiles

Did you know that My Kind of Medicine also has video profiles on the real lives of practicing internists?

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Analyzing Annals: Beyond the Guidelines: Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention

Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention is recommended for those at high risk for HIV infection. What happens when the care of a patient for whom the application of current clinical care recommendations is not clear-cut?

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Advocacy Update: ACP takes part in "Moving from Crisis to Action: A Public Health Approach to Reducing Gun Violence"

ACP President Wayne Riley, MD, MACP, represented ACP in Charleston, SC, at commemoration of the six month anniversary of the shootings at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church. His remarks focused on the recommendations from the College and the American Bar Association published in a policy paper on fire-arm related death and injury.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2015 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Understanding the Stories of "Super-Utilizer" Patients through Hotspotting on Tobacco Road: An Interprofessional Narrative-Based Approach to Reduce Rehospitalizations and Provide High Value Cost Conscious Care

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the top 1% of patients with multiple rehospitalizations-the "super-utilizers" of the healthcare system-account for 20% of the total $2.9 trillion spent annually on U.S. healthcare costs.

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Subspecialty Careers: Pulmonary Disease

From the word pulmo, Latin for "lung." Pulmonary medicine is the diagnosis and management of disorders of the lungs, upper airways, thoracic cavity, and chest wall.

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In the Clinic

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a treatable, preventable, and partially reversible disease characterized by progressive airflow obstruction documented by spirometry; it is associated with an abnormal inflammatory response of the lungs to noxious particles or gases (1-4).

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Reader Submissions

IMpact welcomes submissions from its readers. If you are an ACP Medical Student Member and have comments about IMpact, would like to submit an article for the newsletter, or if you have questions about joining ACP, send them via e-mail to impact@acponline.org.

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