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Physical therapy may reduce fall risk in patients who report dizziness

A study of 805,454 U.S. adults suggested that physical therapy after presentation for dizziness was associated with a reduction in fall risk over the next year.
19 Sep 2023

CDC recommends COVID-19 booster; ACP updates practice points for outpatient treatment

Everyone ages 6 months and older should get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against a potentially serious outbreak this fall and winter, the CDC said last week.
19 Sep 2023

Manage symptoms of menopause

As a clinical diagnosis with several effective treatments, genitourinary syndrome of menopause falls within the internal medicine physician's broad domain.
1 Jul 2023

Falls common among older adults, CDC reports

New data indicate that more than one in four U.S. adults ages 65 years and older reported falling at least once in the previous year in 2020 and that 38,742 died due to an unintentional fall in 2021.
12 Sep 2023

Upcoming Chapter meetings announced

The following are scheduled for summer and fall 2023.
1 Jun 2023

Exercise intervention not effective in early dementia

A randomized trial in the U.K. found that outcomes did not differ in patients with early dementia or cognitive impairment assigned to a dementia-specific rehab program compared to those who received usual care.
5 Sep 2023

Which decongestant when?

This month's expert discusses decongestant use and some of the myths and misperceptions around what is commonly available.
1 Jun 2023

Call for fall 2023 Board of Governors resolutions

Initiating a resolution provides ACP members an opportunity to focus attention at the ACP national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them. The deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the fall 2023 Board of Governors Meeting is March 30.
24 Jan 2023

Multicomponent fall prevention programs no more effective than mailed information alone

Researchers in England compared fracture rates over 18 months among elderly participants who received advice about fall reduction by mail alone and those who received advice by mail plus an exercise-based or multifactorial intervention.
10 Nov 2020

Daily low-dose aspirin associated with falls in healthy older people

A substudy of a randomized controlled trial found no improvement in risk for first fracture but a higher risk for serious falls in healthy patients ages 70 years and older taking 100 mg of aspirin per day versus those who were not.
15 Nov 2022

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