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Top 10 medical myths, busted

Ten medical myths persist despite all the evidence.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/06/top-10-medical-myths-busted.htm
1 Jun 2019

MKSAP Quiz: progressive exertional fatigue and dyspnea

A 77-year-old man with a 5-year history of idiopathic cardiomyopathy is evaluated for progressive exertional fatigue and dyspnea. He has recently stopped carrying groceries in from the car because of his exertional dyspnea. He had an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator placed 3 years ago. Medical history is also significant for hypertension. Medications are lisinopril, 40 mg/d; metoprolol succinate, 25 mg/d; furosemide, 40 mg/d; and spironolactone, 25 mg/d. Following a physical exam and electrocardiogram, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2017/01/31/3.htm
31 Jan 2017

IM residency applications increased during pandemic

There are now more medical school applicants than ever, and internal medicine underwent its largest Match in history. Experts weigh in on what's driving the sudden surge.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2021/07/im-residency-applications-increased-during-pandemic.htm
1 Jul 2021

CDC proposes 12 draft recommendations for prescribing opioids

The agency is accepting public comment until Jan. 13.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2015/12/22/2.htm
22 Dec 2015

Doctors with disability reflect on challenges

Physicians with disabilities who applied to and eventually completed medical school reflect on the progress and accomplishments offered by the Americans with Disabilities Act during the past 30 years.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2020/02/doctors-with-disability-reflect-on-challenges.htm
1 Feb 2020

Frailty assessments may help predict outcomes after cardiac surgery in older adults

Frailty status as assessed by mobility, disability, and nutritional status may predict death at 6 months or more after major cardiac surgery and functional decline after minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2016/08/23/4.htm
23 Aug 2016

Dealing with dementia, Q&As on COVID-19

This issue also covers testosterone and men's health, as well as preconception care.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2020/05/dealing-with-dementia-qandas-on-covid-19.htm
1 May 2020

4 concepts can help bolster age-friendly care

Medical groups seek to implement the 4Ms—Medication, Mentation, Mobility, and What Matters—into practice when caring for elderly adults.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2020/03/4-concepts-can-help-bolster-age-friendly-care.htm
1 Mar 2020

Hip fractures among nursing home residents are associated with high mortality rates, functional decline

The frequently poor outcomes of nursing home residents who have a hip fracture were quantified by a new study.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2014/07/01/2.htm
1 Jul 2014

Advance care planning should be a standard

Good advance care planning should happen early in the treatment process to ensure that any treatment reflects the patient's values, goals, hopes, and fears.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2016/11/end-of-life.htm
1 Nov 2016

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