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Annual mammography may result in many false positives

After 10 years of annual mammography, more than half of women will receive at least one false-positive screen, and 7% to 9% will receive a false-positive biopsy recommendation, according to a study.

Risk for esophageal adenocarcinoma with Barrett's esophagus may be lower than originally thought

Patients with Barrett's esophagus may have a lower risk for esophageal adenocarcinoma than originally thought, according to a new study.

MKSAP Quiz: 6-month history of dry eye

This week's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 68-year-old man with a 6-month history of dryness in his eyes.

Diabetes education programs show mixed results

Educational programs for patients with uncontrolled diabetes showed some success but overall had mixed results in three recent trials.

Little evidence supports interventions to reduce hospital readmissions

There's no definitive evidence that any single intervention reduces 30-day hospital readmissions, a literature review concluded.

Upcoming conference examines patient-centered policy, practice

The ERCI Institute and the FDA will co-organize an upcoming conference titled “Patient-Centeredness in Policy and Practice,” to be held Nov. 29-30 in Silver Spring, Md.

Clarification to a previous issue

The “Test yourself” item from the Oct. 4 ACP InternistWeekly needs clarification.

Remembering and fostering long-term relationships with patients

Fred Ralston Jr., MD, MACP, ACP's immediate past president and a practicing internist in Fayetteville, Tenn., blogs this month at KevinMD.com on remembering and fostering long-term relationships with patients as we make modifications to our health care system.

New online Special Interest Groups discussion forum launched

ACP members are invited to participate in ACP's Special Interest Groups, a private online community that allows members to share experiences, questions, and creative solutions with like-minded physicians at their own convenience.

ACP Foundation begins atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention initiative

The ACP Foundation held a National Stakeholder Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 to address gaps in the management of atrial fibrillation and the prevention of stroke.

Vote for your favorite entry

ACP InternistWeekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.

Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP