June 2023

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Earn trust, counter misinformation

Physicians are on the front lines of addressing medical misinformation, increasingly figuring out what to address and how.

A living guideline for depression treatment

ACP recommends choosing between a second-generation antidepressant or cognitive behavioral therapy for adults in the acute phase of moderate to severe major depressive disorder.

Family illness brings palliative care, other policies into focus

Personal experiences play out amid public health policy debates.

Universal health care: Why not?

The College recommends universal coverage, independent of a person's health status, income, employment, or place of residence, with essential benefits, adequate access, and lower administrative costs.

3 ways to improve workplace culture

Three high-yield strategies apply to health care when creating a thriving work environment.

Finding financial well-being

Among many competing priorities, early career physicians often don't know where to begin with personal finance.

Staying safe on social media

Despite the risks of impersonation or harassment, physicians say participating in social media has considerable professional and personal benefits.

What to say when sharing serious news

When delivering bad news to patients, physicians should avoid wordiness and instead follow some other tactics.

Which decongestant when?

This month's expert discusses decongestant use and some of the myths and misperceptions around what is commonly available.

Pandemic enters new phase with end of PHE

COVID-19 isn't gone, but the end of the U.S. public health emergency does mark some significant changes.

RSV vaccine approved; several actions on opioids

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for recurrent syncope

A 25-year-old man is evaluated for recurrent syncope. The syncopal episodes are abrupt and without prodrome and have occurred several times during the past year. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and ECG, what is the most likely diagnosis?

The epidemic of misinformation

This month's issue addressed fighting misinformation, major depressive disorder, and an ACP/Annals of Internal Medicine forum on the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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.

Upcoming Chapter meetings announced

The following are scheduled for summer and fall 2023.