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ACPM to host web-based conference on low carbohydrate diets and adolescents

Washington, D.C. The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) will host a web-based conference to present the latest evidence-based information on the key elements of a healthy diet for adolescents. The conference, Low Carbohydrate Diets and Adolescent Weight Control: Promising Option or Oxymoron? will be held September 9, 2004, beginning at 7 p.m. ET on . ...... Two of the nation's leadi...

Partnership for Prevention and ACPM commend expanded coverage of preventive services under Medicare

Washington, DC Partnership for Prevention, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping Americans prevent disease and injury, welcomes new proposed rules from the Department of Health and Human Services to expand coverage for preventive services under Medicare as "a step in the right direction." The proposed rules were also well received by the American College of Preventive Medicine, the profes...

ACP announces international medical fellowship

PHILADELPHIA (April 20, 2004) The American College of Physicians announces the launch of a new international exchange program that will bring physicians from around the world to the United States and Canada to participate in observational, short-term medical fellowships under the mentorship of senior physicians. ... ... The International Fellowship Exchange Program, sponsored by Pfizer Medica...

ACP guidelines: Many diabetics should be taking statins

All people with type 2 diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease (CAD), and all people with diabetes and any other risk for cardiovascular disease, should be taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, the American College of Physicians (ACP) said in new guidelines published in the April 20, 2004, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.... ...This is the second ACP guideline on aggress...

ACP Annual Session April 22-24, 2004

The ACP Annual Session, a medical education meeting, will feature more than 260 lectures, panels and workshops. Topics will include chronic pain, handling violence, evaluating disability, patient safety, managing the obese patient, tobacco's international toll, food safety, headaches, and medicinal herbs. ... ...Physicians will also refine techniques in biopsy, casting and splinting, and speciali...

ACPM to host web-based conference on emergency contraception and adolescents

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) will host a web-based conference to present the latest information on providing emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) to adolescents. Emergency Contraceptive Pills and Adolescents: A Live Web Conference, will be held January 28, 2004, beginning at 7 p.m. ET at Medscape from WebMD.... ...Two of the nation's leading experts on reproductive health...

ACP and AAFP release joint clinical guidelines to manage common heart condition

PHILADELPHIA (December 16, 2003) The American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians today released joint guidelines to manage new onset atrial fibrillation, a common arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) that occurs most often in older adults. ...According to the new guidelines, control of heart rate (not heart rhythm) with chronic anticoagulation medication is the recom...

ACPM recommends reproductive health care benefits for adolescents

Washington, D.C. - The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) recommended today that state health insurance programs pay for comprehensive reproductive health services for adolescents. Among ACPM's highest recommendations, State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP) should cover reproductive health assessments during periodic health examinations and cover the prevention, detection,...

ACP publishes 'Medical Meanings,' second edition

"SARS," "nutriceuticals" and "hospitalist" are among 300 new entries in "Medical Meanings: A Glossary of Word Origins," second edition, published by the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of doctors of internal medicine. "Medical Meanings," by William S. Haubrich, MD, explores the history of medical terms, tracing some back to classical roots and describing the recent...

ACP Foundation health communication conference to discuss literacy, technology, & ethnic disparities

The American College of Physicians Foundation (ACP Foundation) will convene a national conference on November 17, 2003, in Washington, DC, at the Academy of Sciences to discuss the relationship of health to communication, literacy, technology, diversity, and funding. With rapidly improving treatments and developments in medicine, health concerns of today center on low levels of public health lite...

ACP hosting summit to address the future of internal medicine and patient care

PHILADELPHIA -- Leaders from nearly 30 medical organizations will convene in Philadelphia ...Nov. 1-2, 2003, to address the challenges in today's health care environment that affect patient care and compromise the future of primary care. Participants at the "Revitalization of Internal Medicine Summit" will assess educational, professional, financial, legislative and quality-of-life issues that ne...

ACPM recommends research priorities for child and adolescent immunizations

Washington, D.C. - The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) recommended today research priorities that aim to encourage the development of new vaccines and increase immunization rates. Developing new combinations of vaccines and needleless vaccine delivery systems are among the key recommendations. If implemented on a population-wide basis, such improvements would increase immunizatio...

ACPM issues recommendations to address severe shortage of preventive medicine physicians

Washington, DC - The American College of Preventive Medicine issued a series of recommendations today to increase the number of physicians qualified to assume leadership positions in state and local public health agencies. An article in the latest issue of Health Affairs ("A Prescription for Change: The Need For Qualified Physician Leadership in Public Health") calls attention to this critical s...

ACP-ASIM books program publishes 'Osteoporosis'

PHILADELPHIA -- (July 3, 2002) "Osteoporosis -- An Evidence-Based Guide to Prevention and Management" has been published by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM), the national organization of internal medicine specialists....... Edited by Steven R. Cummings, MD, Felicia Cosman, MD, and Sophie A. Jamal, MD, "Osteoporosis" has been endorsed by the Amer...

'Practical gynecology' book published by ACP-ASIM

A more unified structure of health care delivery has resulted in more patients bringing gynecologic issues to their primary care physicians. However, clinical experience in gynecology during residency training has often been insufficient. A new book, "Practical Gynecology, A Guide for the Primary Care Physician," has been published by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Interna...

ACP-ASIM releases plan to eliminate uninsured by 2009

(Washington, DC): The American College of Physicians- American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) has released a comprehensive plan ( ) to ensure that all Americans have health insurance within seven years. ... ...Weve all learned that changing the health insurance system cannot be accomplished overnight, but it is abundantly clear that it will never be accomplished without an established fr...

ACP-ASIM updates ethical advice for relationships between physicians and industry

(PHILADELPHIA, March 5, 2002) The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) has released guidelines for ethical business relationships between physicians, medical education providers, medical professional societies and for-profit entities. The article appears in the March 5, 2002, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. ... The two-part paper, which updates a...

ACP-ASIM issues guidelines for precribing antidepressant drugs

. . .New guidelines for drug treatment of depression, released today by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM), say that both older and newer antidepressant drugs are effective, and that St. John's wort may be effective in treating mild depression in the short term, but with caveats. "Depression strikes all ages, races, and income brackets. It's a ver...
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