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July 2018

Feature

Internal Medicine Heads to Outer Space

(from the June 2018 ACP Internist)

Astronaut. Aquanaut. Arctic explorer. Internist. Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor, MD, FACP, has done it all. “Since I was a small child, five or six, I wanted to be an astronaut,” she said.

ACP Internist provides news and information for internists about the practice of medicine and reports on the policies, products, and activities of ACP.


My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists

Spotlight: Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, FACP

Watching his father work as the neighborhood pharmacist in Chicago, Dr. Jay Bhatt was exposed “to the challenges of vulnerable populations and how a safety net delivery environment works.” His father's work inspired him, shaped his decisions, and influenced the outcome of his life.


Medical Student Perspectives

Reaching Our Full Potential as Providers: The Importance of Patient-Directed Care

Patients come to doctors because we are experts in medical conditions. We spend years studying and training to familiarize ourselves with the manifestations and treatments of all types of ailments.

Would you like to see your article published here? Review the general guidelines for submission and send your essay as a Word document attachment to impact@acponline.org We look forward to hearing from you.


Advocacy Update

Leadership Day Draws Hundreds and a Call for Action

(from the June 8, 2018 ACP Advocate)

A clear message of legislative priorities was presented to more than 100 senators, House representatives and dozens of staff members by the American College of Physicians during its annual Leadership Day event in the nation's capital in May.


Analyzing Annals

On Being a Doctor: The Persian Poet

How often do our patients teach us? Dr. Fitzgerald's patient teaches us just how much can be lost in translation.

Annals of Internal Medicine is the premier internal medicine academic journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It is one of the most widely cited and influential specialty medical journals in the world.


Winning Abstracts

A Digital Health Tool Aimed at COPD in High-Risk Individuals Reduces All-Cause Hospitalization via Effect on Other Co-Morbidities: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Due to its capacity to perform remote assessments, telemedicine is rising as a new force in COPD management. Patients with COPD often have multiple comorbidities, including heart failure, diabetes, hypertension.

Want to have your abstract featured here? ACP holds a National Abstracts Competition as part of the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting every year. Find out more at ACP Online.


Subspecialty Careers

Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric medicine is a type of practice within internal medicine that focuses on the care of older patients. Those who practice geriatric medicine (“geriatricians”) are specifically trained in the normal and abnormal physiologic and psychosocial changes associated with aging, and to recognize the differences in presentation of disease relative to normal aging. Geriatricians also recognize the importance of maintaining functional independence in older patients and focus on providing preventive interventions.


In the Clinic

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than 20 million Americans, and over 500,000 have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) (1-2). The most common causes of CKD are diabetes and hypertension. CKD is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, cognitive dysfunction, hospitalization, and all-cause mortality.


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