Fighting the battle against PTSD
While the military screens soldiers leaving Iraq and Afghanistan for mental health problems at least twice within six months of returning from combat, PTSD can show up several months or years after a person leaves the battlefield. Internists in community and Veterans Affairs hospitals alike must be able to spot and treat PTSD in patients, even when the disorder isnâ€™t immediately apparent.
Letter from the Editor
As combat casualties mount in Iraq and Afghanistan, hospitalists are beginning to see the mental health consequences of the wars here on the home front.
Caring for sexual minorities: Readers respond
Caring for sexual minorities: Readers respond.
Cartoon caption contest: Put words in our mouth
Put words in our mouth.
In hopeless cases, providers have a right to refuse to continue
Discontinuing treatment: In hopeless cases, providers have a right to refuse to continue.
In the News
More hospitals employing physicians, survey finds.
A remedy for medical waste
Hospitals send unused supplies to needy facilities overseas.
Artificial pancreas closer to reality
Closed-loop system holds promise for in-hospital glucose control.
One size does not fit all
Which hospitalist model is right for you?.
New job? Ask 4 questions before signing on
An attorney offers tips on contract negotiation.
Hospitalist is Michigan medical society's Woman Physician of the Year
Carole Montgomery, ACP Member, has been a hospitalist since the early â€™90s.
Measure of the month
Measure of the month: Heart failure.
Hospitalist doesn't hold back on blog about rural medicine
Hospitalist doesnâ€™t hold back on blog about rural medicine.
Dozens of generic drugs recalled
Dozens of generic drugs recalled.
Test yourself: Mental health
Journal Watch: Recent studies of note
Recent studies about poor blood sugar control, predicting heart failure, and other topics.