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New guideline recommends low-dose aspirin for many fewer patients

Changes to the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guideline include no longer routinely giving low-dose aspirin for primary prevention to adults older than age 70 years or to younger patients who are not at high risk.

Screening, treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria not needed for most, guideline states

The Infectious Diseases Society of America recommends screening and treatment only in pregnant women and in patients undergoing endoscopic urologic procedures associated with mucosal trauma.

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for extremely pruritic skin

A 40-year-old man is evaluated during a follow-up visit for an extremely pruritic skin eruption for several months that was recently diagnosed as dermatitis herpetiformis. He has no gastrointestinal symptoms and is otherwise healthy and takes no medications. In addition to a gluten-free diet, what is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?

Annals of Internal Medicine to host ‘On Being a Doctor’ story slam

The event at Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 on Wednesday, April 10, is free to attendees and their guests, but tickets are required.

New ACP learning activity focuses on socioeconomically disadvantaged patients

The online curriculum Caring with Compassion helps clinicians use team-based skills and biopsychosocial models of care to provide personalized care for at-risk patients.

New Curbsiders podcast: Evolving trends in the primary care workforce

The episode discusses physician supply and demand, the access gap, the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and other evolving trends.

And the winner is …

ACP Internist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.