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News on Internal Medicine continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

9 hrs ago | MedicineNet

Cortisone Injection

Catherine Burt Driver, MD, is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Related Topix: Medicine, Rheumatology, Mission Viejo, CA, University of Notre Dame, Saint Louis University, UC Irvine

14 hrs ago | Ruidoso News

Internist joins LCMC medical complex

Dr. John Michael Benavidez, MD, has joined the hospital's medical group as an internist.


Related Topix: Medicine, Lincoln County, NM, University of Arizona, Ruidoso, NM, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

16 hrs ago | Newswise

Marshall Chin, MD, New President-Elect of Society of General Internal Medicine

Marshall Chin , MD, MPH, the Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics in the Department of Medicine, is the new president-elect of the Society of General Internal Medicine for the 2014-2015 year.


Related Topix: Medicine, University of Chicago, Health Insurance, Health, Health Care Policy

22 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

Sick, ill, cold, flu, allergies, blowing nose

From noon to 1 p.m. today, ask your questions about seasonal allergies and get advice from two Mayo Clinic physicians who specialize the the field.


Related Topix: Medicine, Allergy and Immunology

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Wikipedia: what it is and why it matters for healthcare

Engaging with WikipediaOutside of Wikipedia's own volunteer community initiatives, the first attempt to conduct a health educational campaign by guiding the improvement of some Wikipedia articles began in 2012 when the ABIM Foundation, a non-profit organization established by the American Board of Internal Medicine, launched the Choosing Wisely ... (more)


Related Topix: Non-Profit, Medicine

It's Worse To Be A Chemist -- And Other Responses To Unhappy Physicians

Yesterday's post , trying to reconcile heartfelt physician concerns about the evolving practice of medicine with data suggesting more students than ever are pursuing medicine as a career, clearly touched a nerve, drawing a range of thoughtful responses, many from Twitter.


Related Topix: Twitter, Healthcare Industry

Business Wire

NEJM Group Launches New Adaptive Learning Platform, First-of-its-Kind in Medicine

The product is designed specifically for Internal Medicine and Internal Medicine subspecialists.


Related Topix: Medicine

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Knowmedge Announces Agreement to Publish Internal Medicine Board...

The partnership allows each party to connect with a broader audience while continuing their mission of enhancing and improving medical education.


Related Topix: Medicine

PhysOrg Weblog

Internists favor public policy to reduce gun violence

Most internists believe that firearm-related violence is a public health issue and favor policy initiatives aimed at reducing it, according to research published online April 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine .


Related Topix: Medicine, Guns

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Seniors and Sleeping Pills: Empowered Patients Choose Wisely

Newswise - The US Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act encourages patients to act as their own advocates for reducing unnecessary prescriptions that increase the risk of harm.


Sun Apr 13, 2014

New board certification method requires perpetual evaluation

In a lawsuit filed in 2010, the American Board of Surgery said the American Board of General Surgery wasn't a medical board at all, but a sham created by a Las Vegas man with a history of selling bogus medical certificates to physicians.


Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery

Thu Apr 10, 2014


The Diseases Doctors Miss Most

In a perfect world, you'd walk into the doctor's office with a medical question and walk out with a diagnosis, a treatment plan, and a ride home from Channing Tatum .


Related Topix: Magic Mike, Channing Tatum

Retired doc's thoughts

More internists are failing the MOC exam-why could that be? Resistance to ABIM's MOC grows.

Why are more internists failing the Maintenance of Certification exam? Kevin Pho on his medical blog offers two suggestions.


Related Topix: Medicine

Wed Apr 09, 2014


Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Doctor Receives Grant to Help Adolescents ...

Baltimore, MD - Oscar Taube, M.D., director of the Pediatric Outpatient department and the coordinator of Adolescent Medicine at the Herman & Walter Samuleson Children's Hospital at Sinai, has been awarded a grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics to provide adolescents, young adults and their family members with the tools to make a smooth ... (more)


Related Topix: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Pediatrics

Kevin, M.D.

The alarming decline of internal medicine recertification pass rates

I recertified back in 2011 , and it was an onerous process capped off with a challenging exam.


Related Topix: Medicine

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Colorado Springs Business Journal

Wallace leads medical campus growth and future

Erik Wallace, M.D., is one of the newest staff members at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.


Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Medicine, University of Oklahoma, University of Alabama


Study examines criteria for 'choosing wisely' lists of least beneficial medical services

In the creation of lists by specialty societies of medical services deemed least beneficial , inclusion was often justified by evidence suggesting no additional benefit with higher risk, higher cost, or both, compared with other options, according to a study in the April 9 issue of JAMA .


Related Topix: Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Dr. Anibal F. Herrera, 78, internist, gastroenterologist

Anibal F. Herrera, 78, of Media, a physician who came to the United States from Cuba and practiced for more than three decades in the Philadelphia area, died Wednesday, April 2, of Lewy body dementia at Riddle Village.


Related Topix: Gastroenterology, Medicine, Media, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Ridley Park, PA, Taylor, PA

Thu Apr 03, 2014


Hepatitis B

Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Gastroenterology, Cedars Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Vaccinations

Health Care Renewal

Finally, An Article in a Large Circulation Medical Journal with...

Background - a New Species of Conflict of Interest Since 2006 , we have posted repeatedly about what was then a new species of severe conflicts of interest .


Related Topix: Medicine, Duke University, Biotech, Sirna Therapeutics, Healthcare Industry