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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.

Answers from our coding expert on questions regarding benchmarking resources; 92225 vs. 92226; procedures in visit notes; and chronic care management.

It's no secret that patient financial responsibilities are higher than ever. So why wait until after the insurance company pays to collect a big balance from patients?

The American College of Physicians Best Practices lay out criteria for when to begin screening, screening intervals, and when to stop.

(OARSI2015) Researchers can now describe how osteoarthritis patients may become sensitized to feel pain beyond the affected joint. Different brain areas are triggered than in fibromyalgia, and biochemical studies offer clues to new kinds of pain relief.

Find the latest developments in epilepsy research on the pages that follow and test your knowledge by answering some of the difficult questions.

A slideshow about current strategies for managing osteoporosis.

Bisphosphonates, teriparatide, vitamin D, calcium, raloxifene, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty: here's the latest on osteoporosis.

Coverage and reporting requirements for influenza vaccine in Medicare beneficiaries has recently changed. Here's what you need to know.

A systematic review finds the technique highly sensitive and specific in diagnosing giant cell arteritis, especially useful when biopsy results are equivocal.

Using low-tube voltage CTC provides adequate image quality at lower radiation doses.

Promoting commercial products, like television's Dr. Oz, can present a conflict of interest for physicians.

Coauthor of study discusses the costs of overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer.

The Paradox: Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors should cause 100% inhibition of SGLT2 at doses used in humans--but only inhibit by 30%-50%. Why?

Advanced practitioners have various qualifications, but be sure you understand your state's scope of practice laws.

Congratulations, you've hired a new NP or PA. Now be sure your patients know and understand who they'll be seeing.

Advanced practitioners can deliver significant value, but recruiting must be driven by economics and a commitment to team-based care.

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Graph theory applied to epilepsy, an abbreviated QOLCE, promising new interventions for neonatal seizures, a minipump to deliver drugs—the latest developments in epilepsy diagnosis and patient care.

While we wait for results from FDA-mandated CV outcomes studies by SGLT2I makers, there is plenty of (positive) speculation.

(OARSI2015) A new systematic review found intra-articular hyaluronic acid mildly effective for knee osteoarthritis pain, despite significant weaknesses and risks of bias in the trials. Another study using a large database found that the injections delay knee replacement.

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Intriguing research is helping to shape our understanding of the functional connectivity and brain structure of migraineurs.

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