May 2024

To guide better blood pressure management physician practices need to be designed to facilitate accurate readings along with teaching patients to take home measurements Art by pingpao

Continue BP control, maintain benefits

Helping patients maintain normal blood pressure over the long haul pays off in cardiovascular and other health benefits, yet studies show that U.S. adults continue to backslide.

Making strides to stamp out HCV

While there's a goal of eliminating viral hepatitis globally by 2030, reports indicate a disproportionately high rate of infection and death in the United States among medically underserved populations.

Women's health rights drive expansion of ACP policy

ACP's positions on women's health policy have grown from a few paragraphs into position papers, policies, and most importantly, progress.

Pearls for lower-extremity cellulitis

A simple hands-on physical test can help rule out cellulitis in favor of other diagnoses.

Differentiating type 1 from type 2 diabetes in adults

Type 1 diabetes can be challenging to diagnose after childhood in part because the overt symptoms tend to be milder.

Keep current on the changing medicolegal landscape

An expert offers an overview of the changing medicolegal landscape and how physicians can navigate it.

Considerations about cannabis

As more states legalize recreational and medical cannabis, hospital physicians are finding themselves caring for regular users more frequently.

Remove stigma from licensure, credentialing applications

Applications often include vague questions about applicants' mental health diagnoses and treatment history, such as whether an applicant has ever received treatment for a mental health condition that could impair their ability to practice medicine.

Everyday symptoms could point to potential PTSD

A clinical practice guideline can help clinicians screen for, diagnose, and treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a related condition, acute stress disorder.

First NASH treatment, over-the-counter CGM approved

This column reviews 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, I.M. Matters Weekly from ACP.

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up evaluation of chronic anemia

A 32-year-old woman is seen for follow-up evaluation of chronic anemia that has been stable for at least the past 5 years. She has no history of transfusions. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely diagnosis?

Controlling hypertension, curing HCV, and more stories

Helping a patient get their hypertension under control is one thing, but helping them keep it there is quite another.