April 2021

Some dietary factors such as consumption of refined sugar and high-fructose corn syrup are especially important to address in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease NAFLD experts said Im

Watch out for NAFLD, treat ASAP

While nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis are dynamic processes that can progress and regress, lifestyle modification, including diet, is a must for all patients, wherever they are in their disease.

Exercise a fitting path to improved health

Some physicians tout successes in getting patients moving more by suggesting incremental changes in their activity levels, and also by highlighting the more immediately visible payoffs.

A little girl's dream: The path to becoming ACP President

ACP's outgoing President reflects on her life, her career, the past year, and the lessons it has taught her.

ACA may soon be ‘bigger deal’ for uninsured Americans

The Affordable Care Act is here to stay, and the new administration and Congress are taking steps to reverse policies that created barriers to coverage and expand it where they have necessary legal authority.

Allergy may not be absolute obstacle to COVID-19 vaccine

Allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines are rare but remain a source of concern. Experts at a recent conference offered some advice on management.

Primary care's role in COVID-19 vaccination

Patients report that they trust their primary care practitioner the most, because a physician can address their problems in a real, personal way.

FDA OKs marketing of devices for snoring, brain protection

This column reviews details on recent recalls, warnings, and approvals.

New rules change handling of patient data

Under new rules, patients must have access to their electronic health information as soon as it is available. But there are also a few exceptions that allow some flexibility on what is released when.

Outgoing College leaders reflect on unprecedented year

As their terms come to a close this month, Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, MACP, and Heather E. Gantzer, MD, MACP, ACP's President and Chair of the Board of Regents, respectively, talked to ACP Internist about the unique challenges and opportunities of 2020.

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.

MKSAP Quiz: 4-month history of cough, chest pressure

A 49-year-old man is evaluated for a 4-month history of cough, chest pressure, and double vision. He has no fever, night sweats, or weight loss. He has never smoked. Following a physical exam and a CT scan of the chest, what is the most appropriate test to perform next?

NAFLD needs new attention in primary care

This issue also covers counseling patients about exercise, COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination, and reflections by College leaders about their terms of office during the pandemic.