ACP's legislative wins include changing CMS reimbursement rules, boosting research into firearm injuries and deaths, and spurring development of generic drugs.
Medical heuristics are strategies that lead in quicker fashion to decisions or conclusions, but they can also lead us to using only part of the information that a clinician might need.
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Mammography may not benefit healthy women older than age 75
Cardiovascular events similar, adverse effects worse with chlorthalidone compared to hydrochlorothiazide
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This column reviews details on recent recalls, warnings, and approvals.
Some rural hospitals and palliative care programs are using telehealth to reach distant patients in an environment of clinician scarcity or budget constraints.
A 72-year-old man is evaluated for a 1-year history of bilateral lower extremity edema and abdominal distention. Eight years ago he had esophageal carcinoma treated with radiotherapy. Medical history is otherwise significant for hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and hypercholesterolemia. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and chest radiographs, what is the most likely diagnosis?
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