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Statins not associated with intracerebral hemorrhage, meta-analysis indicates

A recent meta-analysis found no evidence of an association between statins and intracerebral hemorrhage.

Essential tremor treatment guidelines updated

Propranolol and primidone remain the most successful and most frequently used drugs to treat essential tremor, while levetiracetam, 3,4-diaminopyridine, and flunarizine should not be used, according to updated guidelines by the American Academy of Neurology.

MKSAP Quiz: infertility

This week's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 25-year-old man with a 2-year history of infertility.

Guidelines recommend continuous monitoring for patients with type 1 diabetes

Continuous glucose monitoring is recommended for adults and children with type 1 diabetes in the outpatient setting, but not in the hospital, according to new guidelines from The Endocrine Society.

Men, women present differently for their reflux symptoms

Significant differences exist between how men and women experience symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux, and consequently, how they might present their diseases to their physicians.

U.S. hospitalizations for heart failure have declined, study finds

Hospitalizations for heart failure in the U.S. declined considerably from 1998 to 2008, according to a new study.

Medicare will require clinicians to re-enroll

Due to new risk-screening criteria established as part of the Affordable Care Act, clinicians who enrolled in Medicare prior to March 25, 2011 will be required to re-enroll.

New Medicare ABN forms required Jan. 1

Beginning on Jan. 1, CMS will require physicians and other health care professionals to use the updated version of the Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) form that was released in May 2011.

CMS looking for innovation advisors

CMS is now accepting applications for a new Innovation Advisors Program to be run by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

Free resources available to ACP members for prescribing opioid medications

The National Institute on Drug Abuse offers free educational programs and resources on the prescribing of opioid medications for health care professionals.

And the winners are …

ACP InternistWeekly 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.

Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP