Practically Packed With Practical Practice Information
THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 32 - NO. 1 - JANUARY 2004
Those of us in primary care sports medicine love variety. Where else could you treat, in the course of a workday, a 14-year-old gymnast with back pain, an elite college soccer player with a perplexing stress fracture—and potential eating disorder—a 50-year-old heart patient, and a sedentary widow with knee pain? We have the wonderful opportunity to treat the whole patient, and to treat members of the whole patient population.
This year THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE will reflect that practice diversity as never before. In addition to our usual fine mix of clinical topics and practical departments, we're introducing several new features.
Most visible—literally—of these additions is our Foldout Feature section. This eye-catching monthly department will feature timely topics such as joint exams and imaging, the preparticipation physical exam, public health topics, bone health, and knee and shoulder injection. We'll also capitalize on our relationship with McGraw-Hill's healthcare information technology magazine, Healthcare Informatics, to keep you on the cusp of high-tech medicine with topics like handhelds and software for reducing medical errors. This month's Foldout Feature (PDF) is on the metabolic syndrome, which nicely complements a review article on type 2 diabetes by Krishna Bhaskarabhatla, MD, MSc, and Richard Birrer, MD, MPH.
Looking further ahead, we'll be covering (not literally, of course) the largest organ in the body when we launch our dermatology series. Series editor William Dexter, MD, has created a lineup that explores every facet of skin conditions in active patients, from abrasions, acne, bacteria, and contact dermatosis to urticaria, viruses, wind, yeast, and zootoxins.
We'll also highlight the biggest 2004 sports event outside of political smackdowns: the Summer Olympic Games. Stay tuned for a huge August issue that will cover every medical aspect of the Greek Games—and what Olympic-caliber sports medicine means for your patients.
All this supplements our continuing slate of quality clinical articles. So sit back and enjoy our new features along with the familiar quality standbys. Once you get into the articles, you'll want to start putting all this helpful information into practice as soon as possible. It's our way of pointing you and your practice toward a fabulous new year.