January 2024

Ask patients experiencing vertigo to describe their symptoms with as much detail as possible focusing on the timing and the triggers of their dizziness the coexistence of other symptoms and the epi

Sorting out vertigo

A shift in diagnostic approach for vertigo involves asking about the timing and triggers for episodes rather than a description of symptoms.

Problems with grateful patient programs

A recent position paper from ACP adds to the increasing scrutiny of institutions' current fundraising practices.

Looking ahead at the past

ACP membership inspires through its principles, opportunities, and relevance.

Be sure not to miss ACP's many health policy efforts

ACP recently released two important new policy papers on ensuring equitable access to elections and physician leadership of team-based models for patient care.

Buprenorphine, cannabis, and other periop challenges

An expert at a recent hospital medicine conference reviewed the latest on perioperative management of medications.

How, where, and why to get published

Publishing can be an important tool for early career physicians to establish credibility, solidify an area of expertise, and lay the groundwork for future promotions.

What to know about alpha-gal syndrome

Awareness about alpha-gal syndrome remains low, but the number of suspected cases of people bitten by ticks who develop this allergic reaction has risen sharply since 2010.

Urinalysis as a ‘liquid biopsy of the kidney’

Components of the urinalysis can really be helpful for a few specific diagnoses that sometimes might be ignored.

New series on Latinx health care from an ACP intern

Four Spanish-language interviews with ACP leaders discuss promoting equity and advocating for the rights of immigrants.

Tirzepatide for weight management, at-home STI tests

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.

Welcome to I.M. Matters from ACP

This issue announces our new name and includes lead stories on vertigo and grateful patient fundraising.

MKSAP Quiz: 6-month history of fatigue, joint and chest pain, sun sensitivity

A 25-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-month history of fatigue, joint pain, sun sensitivity, and pleuritic chest pain. Medications are an oral contraceptive pill and as-needed naproxen. Following a physical exam and other lab results, what is the most appropriate test?

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, I.M. Matters Weekly from ACP.

Upcoming Chapter meetings announced

The following are scheduled for early and mid 2024.


The College notes the passing of two former Chapter Governors.