September 2021

Image by David Cutler

After a physician dies by suicide

Doctors are paying more attention to the issue of suicide within their profession. The full scope of the problem is unknown, but increased awareness and access to resources can encourage physicians to reach out for help.

Be on alert for CRC in younger patients

Medical groups are coming to consensus about expanded screening guidelines for colorectal cancer that lower the age to begin screening.

Inclusivity that calls for embracing: The importance of IMGs

International medical graduates are crucial to the practice of health care in America and around the world.

ACP's vision for U.S. health care, 20 months later

More than a year and half after ACP proposed its vision of health care reform, the organization is viewing how close it is to achieving a health care system that is available and affordable to all.

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.

Protective equipment for physicians' mental health

The Emotional PPE Project is a nonprofit directory that connects health care workers with licensed mental health professionals, which has become particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pollution hurts health, may pose pandemic risk

Medical groups are increasingly addressing the relationship between the climate and health, and how predominantly lower-income, Black, or Hispanic/Latino communities have taken the brunt of pollution's impact.

Candidates announced for Board of Governors Chair-elect

David R. Hilden, MD, FACP, and Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP, are seeking election as Chair-elect Designee of the Board of Governors.

Changes to contraindication for statins in pregnancy

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


Obituaries note the passing of former ACP leaders.

MKSAP Quiz: Pain in left great toe

A 70-year-old woman is evaluated for pain in the left great toe that has been present for 5 years and has steadily worsened. Following a physical exam, what is the most likely diagnosis?

Editor's Note

This issue addressed physician death by suicide, physician mental health and well-being, and early onset colorectal cancer.

Upcoming ACP Chapter meetings announced

The following are scheduled for fall 2021.