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Enhancing Our Well-Being

By now, this is not news to you: burnout among physicians is common. A 2017 Medscape survey indicated that 55% of internists experienced burnout, defined in this context as a loss of enthusiasm for work, feelings of cynicism, and a … Continue reading

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What next?

Every day brings more unbelievable news. I started out writing this entry focusing on what we might expect in the upcoming weeks regarding the Affordable Care Act following the Senate and House votes to begin repeal. Connecticut could see a … Continue reading

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MedChallenge 2016: The CT Chapter’s knowledge competition for internal medicine residents

For 19 years, the Connecticut Chapter has been conducting a Jeopardy-style medical knowledge tournament for internal medicine residents in the state. This is a rousing event, one of the best the chapter has to offer. Since 2011, the final round … Continue reading

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Join us at this year’s CT ACP Chapter Meeting for an introduction to the arts of physician wellness

This entry is submitted by Lisa Sanders, MD, FACP, chair of the chapter wellness committee.  RJN Physician wellness is part of the solution to the problem of burnout. We’ve heard so much about burnout lately. But what, you might ask, … Continue reading

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The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

Deaths due to opioids are reaching epidemic proportions.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of deaths attributable to overdose on prescription drugs increased from approximately 9,000 in 2001 to nearly 26,000 in 2014.  This includes … Continue reading

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Stemming the Escalating Cost of Prescription Drugs

Back in October, I wrote about escalating drug prices.  Last week, ACP President Nitin Damle was testifying before Congress about the CREATES Act (“Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act of 2016”).  This bill, if it were to … Continue reading

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Annals This Week: Physicians, Patients and Firearms

Last December, I wrote about ACP activity to counteract firearm violence.  This week, the Annals of Internal Medicine published a review on physician practice regarding asking about firearms. It is striking that 40% of Americans are worried they could be … Continue reading

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