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Research model supports strategies that increase PSA screening interval and age-specific thresholds for biopsy

Using higher thresholds for biopsy referral for older men and screening men with initially low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels less frequently seem to reduce harms of screening while preserving lives, a study found.
5 Feb 2013

Rethinking the value of the annual exam

Patients expect it and internists won't let it go. But does the evidence support the need for the periodic health exam? Experts weigh in on the value of regularly seeing a patient on a preventive basis.
1 Jan 2010

Tailor prostate screening based on life expectancy, ASCO recommends

A provisional clinical opinion from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recommends against prostate-specific antigen screening for men with a life expectancy of 10 years or less.
24 Jul 2012

Experts debate pros, cons of vitamin D

An obscure nutrient is now being hailed as a link to prevention of diseases as disparate as diabetes, schizophrenia, cancer, strokes and heart attacks. Experts square off on how much vitamin D can be associated with illnesses, the proper amount that people should get, and how they can get it.
1 Nov 2009

Clarification to a previous issue

In last week's ACP InternistWeekly, the first sentence of the item on reimbursement cuts and prostate drugs should have read “Medicare reimbursement cuts were associated with reduced use of androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer, particularly among men for whom the benefits of such therapy were unclear.” The item has been updated.
16 Nov 2010

Proposed warnings on cigarettes would be first in 35 years

This column reviews details on recent recalls, warnings, and approvals.
1 Oct 2019

Benefit of PSA screening diminished in an analysis of ERSPC data using QALYs

A new analysis quantified the effects of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening on men's quality of life.
21 Aug 2012

Taking a drink: what patients should know

Alcohol is associated with so many benefits and harms that it's hard to know where to start talking to patients about using it. One place might be alcohol misuse and abuse. Teach patients where they fall on the continuum of drinking behavior.
1 Jan 2013

Annual PSA follow-ups not needed in low-risk cases

Medicare expands tobacco cessation coverage
31 Aug 2010

Recall of generic drugs, acne cream; depression device OK'd

A summary of approvals, recalls and a record number of deaths and serious injuries reported.
1 Jan 2009

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