April 2024

Primary care physicians should know that sickle cell patients might have pain after treatment due to preexisting joint damage or chronic pain linked to years of living with the disease Image by Sebas

Too early to tell on sickle cell 'cures'

New therapies for sickle cell disease create an opportunity for primary care physicians to ensure that their adult patients are regularly meeting with a specialist to review treatment options.

Treat COPD symptoms, solve problems

Effectively managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease means staying up to date on medications, devices, and delivery techniques.

Taking action to bridge the physician shortage

Addressing the critical physician shortage requires a comprehensive strategy focused on empowering physicians, revamping training models, and reshaping incentives to prioritize patient-centered care.

ACP commits to finding health care for unhoused people

Amid an increasing housing crisis, ACP developed a policy paper to address this population's health care needs.

ACP/Annals forum addresses adult vaccinations

Patient hesitation and physician uncertainty are two barriers to achieving optimal vaccination rates, according to expert panelists.

Top tips to nail your next presentation

Early career physicians can follow several tips and tricks for delivering engaging, impactful presentations.

Civil surgeons can help pave the way to citizenship

An FACP explains what a civil surgeon does and why he thinks more internal medicine physicians should consider doing it.

Digoxin still used, but toxicity not appreciated

Add digoxin toxicity to your checklist of diagnostic suspicions, and consider standing orders to check serum levels in certain populations.

Potential problematic prescribing in older women

Prescription of systemic estrogen therapy after menopause could be a red flag for use of other medications linked to dementia.

First medication for severe frostbite approved

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.

More contributors to medicine

A reader responds to a recent President's Message column.

MKSAP Quiz: New lesion on the side of the face

A 29-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-month history of acne that worsens during menses. She has been using topical benzoyl peroxide wash and topical tretinoin cream, but there has been no improvement. What is the most appropriate management?

Treating sickle cell, managing COPD, more stories

This issue covers stories on sickle cell disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other stories.

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.


ACP notes the passing of two former College leaders.