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Health care reform, the patient-centered medical home, and the impact of environmental change on global health are just a few of the topics to be discussed at the Internal Medicine 2009 Medicine 2009 in Philadelphia this week.

A second biomarker panel shows promise in distinguishing osteoarthritis from rheumatoid arthritis early enough to prevent joint damage. This one relies partly on lack of antibody response to citrullinated proteins in early osteoarthritis.

A switch to a second-line drug in a patient receiving first-line therapies likely will be effective at decreasing disease activity.

Exercise boosts both of these functions, regardless of race. Give your male patients more reasons to engage in this healthy behavior.

You can boost your payment stream significantly by using rejected claims as a learning opportunity. Here's how.

Think coding is hard now? ICD-10 will require far greater specificity and documentation. Here are two ways to start preparing.

If you're looking to combat rising business costs at your medical practice your best bet is effective coding. Here's how to get started.

Although studies of ultrasound diagnosis for gout are scarce, the authors of two reviews maintain the evidence is good that it is a useful option--and may be leading to some revisions in the way the condition is detectedl.

Use peer review in radiology as an opportunity for improvement, said David A. Koff, MD at ECR 2015.

This short slide show summarizes results of 8 phase III clinical trials, revealing favorable class efficacy and also differences that should be considered before treatment selection.

The ability to document in the EHR is a blessing and a curse. My fear is to produce a note that has a lot of words, but says nothing of substance.

About 30% of rheumatologists don't pre-test patients for hepatitis B before prescribing immunosuppressant medications. These authors offer new guidance for screening.

Patients with breast cancer and very low mammographic breast density have a poorer prognosis.

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Under the proposed rule, all providers, regardless of prior program participation, would attest to Stage 3 in 2018. Here's what that means for physicians.

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Here are a few of the objectives and measures in the Stage 3 proposed rules to meet meaningful use that could be most challenging for physicians.

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Have you had a chance to read through the proposed rule for Stage 3 of the government's EHR incentive program? If not, we've got you covered.

optimizing care in a team setting: a program for people with schizophrenia

A look at a multidisciplinary team -- and its focus on meaningful recovery -- for patients with schizophrenia.

QUIZ: These images are of the jugular area in a first-trimester fetus. What do they tell you?

Tech Tips: In Part I, Dr. Bhana gave advice about sorting through the barrage of clinical journal articles that rheumatologists face every month. Here, in Part II, he shows how to save and file your choices for easy access in the future.

COPD challenges, asthma in children, smoking deaths—highlights of recent research findings in these key areas of respiratory disease.

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