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Make screening for prostate cancer an individual choice, USPSTF says

Prostate-specific antigen-based screening programs in men ages 55 to 69 years may prevent approximately 1.3 deaths from prostate cancer over approximately 13 years per 1,000 men screened, as well as approximately three cases of metastatic prostate cancer per 1,000 men screened, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found.

Four risk prediction models found most accurate for guiding lung cancer screening

These models picked similar numbers of patients who had ever smoked, showed better agreement on size of the screening population, and achieved consensus on 73% of persons chosen, while the other five models generally overestimated risk.

MKSAP Quiz: Dark-colored urine for 2 days

A 25-year-old man is evaluated for dark-colored urine for 2 days, swelling of the face and hands for 1 day, and severe headaches this morning. He reports having an upper respiratory tract infection 1 week ago with fever, sore throat, and swollen glands, but had otherwise felt well. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely diagnosis?

In older adults, psychological therapies have small benefits for treating chronic pain, review finds

Psychological interventions such as group therapy were associated with significant improvements in pain intensity and catastrophizing beliefs.

Website launched for ACP partner program to help combat opioid crisis

ACP will offer expertise on using a quality improvement framework to reduce opioid use, support local and regional participation in the program, and serve in an advisory capacity for the broader program.

ACP observes National Women's Health Week

ACP is a national supporter for the official National Women's Health Week organized by the Office on Women's Health.

Vote for your favorite entry

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