November/December 2023

The US Preventive Services Task Force first recommended PrEP in 2019 and recently published updated recommendations with more medication options

PrEPare for HIV care

Internal medicine physicians are already trained to care for complex medical conditions, and HIV is no different, especially as adults age and develop diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions.

New findings on antiviral flu treatment

A recent study raises doubts about whether oseltamivir should be promoted as a way to prevent hospitalization in low-risk patients.

The human right to health

The intrinsic connection between health and life's quintessential pursuits is undeniable.

Handling the hassle of administrative hurdles

CMS released a proposed rule to address the administrative hassles of prior authorizations in Medicare Advantage plans, calling for automated processes, shorter decision-making time frames, and more transparency about the services subject to prior authorizations.

Becoming a physician and a parent

Through research and advocacy, physician-parents are pushing for changes to the challenges of starting a family during training.

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.

Better ways to evaluate, negotiate employment contracts

Before signing an employment contract, reflect on the life you want and what is most important to you.

Dyspnea should lead to testing for every patient

An expert discusses why every individual with dyspnea should have pulmonary function tests and every individual with fixed airflow obstruction on pulmonary function tests should be tested for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

New COVID-19 boosters, DNA test for cancer risk OK’ed

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.

Nominees named for College Officer and Regent positions

The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians places in nomination the following candidates for College governance.

MKSAP Quiz: 3-day history of headaches, low-grade fever

A 17-year-old woman is evaluated in the emergency department in September for a 3-day history of headaches, low-grade fever, sore throat, cough, and stiff neck. She is otherwise well and takes no medications. Following a physical exam and other tests, what is the most likely cause of this patient's findings?

A new name for ACP Internist, and other issue highlights

This issue announces an upcoming new name for the publication, as well as stories on HIV as a chronic disease and on treating the flu.

16th annual Global Forum discusses threat of rising drug prices

At ACP's Global Forum in San Diego, attendees discussed how pharmaceutical pricing constitutes an overall health threat to patients.

Upcoming Chapter meetings announced

The following are scheduled for late 2023 and early to mid-2024.