January 2022

Experts weighed in on Dry January explaining the potential benefits and risks of quitting alcohol for a month as well as the internists role in supporting patients who want to try goi

Evaluating alcohol use in ‘Dry January’

With the pandemic's effects on drinking as a backdrop, public health initiatives like “Dry January” may be enticing to patients who want to pause their drinking and examine their habits.

Physicians as patients with COVID-19

Physicians who contracted COVID-19 share their perspectives on how the disease has changed their personal and professional lives.

Diagnosis at 10 paces for bitemporal wasting

In a new series, Pearls from I.M. Peers, Paul Dallas, MD, MACP, explains how making a simple observation in a patient could indicate a serious diagnosis.

Optimism on outpatient COVID-19 treatment options

ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine's seventh forum on COVID-19 tackled new and existing treatments amid a rising number of cases from the omicron variant.

Pandemic provides impetus for POLSTs

ACP Advance: COVID-19 Recovery Program helps practices use team-based quality improvement to improve systems of care for patients with or at risk for COVID-19.

Improving HCV treatment and screening in primary care

Amid global calls to eliminate viral hepatitis, efforts are underway to screen asymptomatic adults for hepatitis C and overcome barriers to treatment.

Resolve to get involved in advocacy in 2022

While ACP has achieved several advocacy wins over the past year, physicians and their practices face ongoing challenges, and physicians themselves are needed to fight for changes.

The journey to equity includes health equity

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and exaggerated many health and health care disparities, including access to telemedicine, to mental health services, and to substance use disorder treatment.

FDA proposes new category of OTC hearing aids

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

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: 6-week history of weight loss

A 24-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-week history of weight loss, fever, night sweats, and productive cough, with recently increasing malaise and fatigue. She works in a state prison. She takes no medications. Following a physical exam and other tests, what is the most appropriate initial treatment?

The pros and cons of 'Dry January'

This issue includes stories on how to manage alcohol use and how COVID-19 affected physicians who contracted it, as well as a new feature showcasing the clinical wisdom of ACP Members.


ACP remembers College leaders.

Upcoming Chapter meetings announced

The following are scheduled for winter and spring 2022.