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Q&A with ACP's President on COVID-19 vaccines

George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, MACP, ACP's President, recently discussed the difference between third shots and boosters and other complexities of vaccination, as well as offered advice to internists on getting more patients vaccinated.

Register now for ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine's COVID-19 Forum VII: Challenging Clinical Questions

During the Dec. 8 virtual live event, a panel of experts will provide answers to common questions about COVID-19 that physicians face today.

MKSAP Quiz: Mass in right axilla

A 63-year-old woman is evaluated for a mass in her right axilla. She first noticed the mass 2 months ago. She has also had a persistent cough. She was diagnosed 3 years ago with stage IIB right breast cancer for which she underwent lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and breast irradiation. Following a physical exam, chest radiograph, and CT scan, what is the most appropriate management?

Annual mammography after age 75 may not be beneficial; every other year has better cost/benefit ratio

A modeling study found that the very small number of deaths averted from breast cancer may be offset by costs and potential harms of overdiagnosis with mammography done annually after age 75 years.

Injection drug use rare among patients taking opioids for noncancer pain, study finds

Potential for injection drug use should not be used as a reason to support involuntary tapering or discontinuation of long-term prescription opioid treatment for noncancer pain, the authors noted.

ACP hosts webinar Dec. 9 on telemedicine for chronic disease management

The free, one-hour webinar will teach internists how to choose appropriate patients and a suitable platform to optimize remote monitoring as part of chronic disease management.

Put words in our mouth

ACP Internist Weekly wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program, or service.