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Half-listening to the agenda items of the Arizona House Health
and Human Services Committee, I flipped hurriedly through one-page
papers about the issues important to the American College of
Physicians. In a few hours, I would be face-to-face with a state
senator, then a district representative - I had no clue what I
would say to either of them. I thought I'd arrive at the state
capitol to learn how to advocate for my chosen profession by
shadowing seasoned lobbying physicians. It never crossed my mind
that I'd be chatting up state politicians with the hope of
educating them about matters important to the more than 3,000
doctor and medical student members of the Arizona Chapter of the
Dr. Robert Holman was exposed to the field of medicine and the
importance of helping others at an early age. His grandfather, Dr.
Edward W. Hayes, Sr., was a retired physician specializing in the
treatment of tuberculosis and dedicated his retirement to treating
underprivileged children suffering from cleft lips and palates. His
grandfather would transport children, who would otherwise not be
able to afford medical care, from Mexico to Los Angeles Children's
Hospital for corrective surgery. "I remember standing at my
grandfather's funeral and being astonished that a former child he
had helped showed up at his funeral. That had a profound impact on
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Internal
Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) was revitalized in 2009 after a
hiatus of a few years when the group went inactive. Since 2009, the
group has grown in size and popularity, starting off with only one
officer in 2009. It now has four officers, as well as class
representatives from each of the four classes at the UAMS College
of Medicine. The officer positions include president,
vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. Officers and class
representatives are elected by general election conducted via the
UAMS e-mail listserver. This year, we have also added an appointed
position for a community service coordinator, which will transition
to being an elected position in the following years.
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At Internal Medicine 2012 in New Orleans the College released
two new policy papers. Reforming
Medicare in the Age of Deficit Reduction looks at what
changes ACP feels need to be made to the Medicare program to ensure
that it remain solvent and effective for beneficiaries.
Strengthening the Public Health Infrastructure calls for
adequate resource allocation and funding to sufficiently protect
the public health of U.S. residents
Are you interested in attending professional conferences to help
further your education or career? Are you a novice to attending
professional meetings? ACP Council of Student members recollected
their experience at Internal Medicine 2012 in order to compile
helpful tips for future professional conferences.
Introduction: Bezoars are accumulations of
indigestible material such as vegetable matter, hair or medications
in the gastrointestinal tract. These concretions are most
frequently found in the stomach and can cause serious medical
problems such as bowel obstruction, impaction and perforation.
Gastroenterology encompasses the evaluation and treatment of
patients with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas,
biliary tract, and liver. It includes disorders of organs within
the abdominal cavity and requires knowledge of the manifestations
of gastrointestinal disorders in other organ systems, including the
skin. Additional content areas include nutrition and nutritional
deficiencies, and screening and prevention, particularly for
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common
gastrointestinal disorders in Western industrialized countries. Men
and women develop GERD with equal frequency, but complicated GERD
occurs more frequently in men and with advanced age. It is
typically the result of prolonged exposure of the esophagus to
gastric acid due to impaired esophageal motility, defects in the
lower esophageal sphincter, and impairments in the antireflux
barrier at the gastroesophageal junction. The acid exposure can
damage the esophageal mucosa, potentially leading to Barrett's
esophagus and esophageal cancer. GERD is a chronic disease, and
many patients require lifelong therapy. Treatment helps to reduce
symptoms, promote esophageal healing, and reduce the risk for
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.
Shortages: Drugs come up short for doctors, patients
Drug shortages, especially among injectables and cancer
medications, have left physicians and patients alike wondering
where their next doses will come from. Even simple antibiotics have
become scarce commodities.
Education: Programs start early to promote health careers
Rural facilities are recruiting their next generation of doctors
early-from high school. They're offering paid, entry-level jobs to
immerse the youngest scholars in a health care environment with the
hope they'll pursue careers in the field.
there, but not everywhere: Localized fungi complicate pneumonia
diagnosis and treatment
What do a bat with a white nose, rust-colored wheat and your
pneumonia patient who winters in Arizona have in common? The answer
might be fungus.
Analysis: Sepsis and fluid management
Early, aggressive fluid use can mitigate effects of tissue