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I’ll admit I was a little nervous to attend the annual American College of Physicians (ACP) meeting this year, what with the MOC snafu and the fall out.

Novel oral anticoagulant myths debunked

No monitoring necessary; don't use them before electrical cardioversion; and count them out for periprocedural use during AF ablation. Really?

Guidelines say “no” to anticoagulation for young, otherwise healthy persons with atrial fibrillation. New research finds that clinical practice looks quite different.

Pamela Wible, MD, will stop taking commercial insurance on 6/1/2015. She gave her patients the option to leave or stay.

Heart scans to ID stroke risk, insomnia reduces quality of life, air pollution may be a cause, women think of stroke as a man’s disease—see these and other developments in stroke science and patient care.

Ablation therapy may be an option for these two patients with heart disease. What is your recommendation? And, does the evidence support it?

What brings patients to your office—and not the specialty office down the street? Insights in this slideshow.

The ADA provides an abridged version for PCPs of its annual Standards of Medical Care. Our slides summarize 6 updates important to primary care.

This diagnosis is a relative dermatologic emergency; presumptive treatment with antivirals should at least be considered if any suspicion exists.

Only one-third of patients with eating disorders are ever asked about their problems with food. Screening in primary care is essential.

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