Health care reform, the patient-centered medical home, and the impact of environmental change on global health are just a few of the topics to be discussed at the Internal Medicine 2009 Medicine 2009 in Philadelphia this week.


In your effort to achieve a perfectly healthy body, you wind up hurting your health

A new study finds that in obese college students with significant visceral adipose tissue, specific brain regions are vulnerable to becoming insulin resistant.

USPSTF released a draft recommendation statement on breast cancer screening; little has changed since the last statement in 2009.

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Use the technology your practice likely already has to improve your patient collection rate.

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Managing an ongoing relationship with your EHR vendor takes time, but it is well worth it. Here are some tips on managing this key relationship.

While nurse practitioners seek practice autonomy, physician assistants work to ensure greater state-by-state consistency in scope of practice laws.

“Doctor” comes from the Latin docēre, “to teach.”

Desire to succeed at work can easily eclipse family obligations. But this physician found a way to integrate both goals into her life.

Suicide, Violence, and Mental Illness

Professions, psychiatry included, do not have a stellar record of protecting those they serve. Do we have reason to believe that professional organizations or corporate entities can be trusted to protect their clientele?

The PBS documentary is an excellent example of how a patient's mindset leads them to healthcare ownership, not just placing that burden on the physician.

PET/MR has a promising future, but radiology practices will need deep pockets to implement the systems.


Quick, how many of the following—eslicarbazepine, ezogabine, parampanel—do you recognize? These new entries into the medical armamentarium were highlighted at the AAN 2015 Annual Meeting.

A Chicago-area physician is found dead, an apparent suicide. Health care–professional neighbors in the building get the media’s attention—but not because they knew Dr Azkue.

A new study suggests that inpatient statin use is linked to improved outcomes after intracranial hemorrhage.

An Italian study detects a high prevalence of inflammatory abnormalities in the knee joints of older adults, usually absent clinical signs of osteoarthritis.

Consultants and health IT experts share their top advice for physicians participating in the EHR incentive program.

Research shows that pediatricians are at higher risk than other physician groups for financial loss as they transition to ICD-10. Here, 8 areas you can focus on now.

Two new analyses throw cold water on the usefulness of acetaminophen for osteoarthritis or back pain, and of steroid shots for knee osteoarthritis.


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