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Register now for ACP's and Annals of Internal Medicine's forum on controversies in colorectal cancer screening

A panel of experts will discuss colorectal cancer screening options based on diagnostic test accuracy, effectiveness, and potential harm during the virtual live event on Dec. 6 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET.
21 Nov 2023

The human right to health

The intrinsic connection between health and life's quintessential pursuits is undeniable.
1 Nov 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Advice before beginning chemotherapy regimen

A 73-year-old woman seeks advice before beginning a new chemotherapy regimen for metastatic adenocarcinoma of the colon. What can the patient reasonably expect with the new chemotherapy regimen?
10 Oct 2023

Universal health care: Why not?

The College recommends universal coverage, independent of a person's health status, income, employment, or place of residence, with essential benefits, adequate access, and lower administrative costs.
1 Jun 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Management of metastatic cancer

A 68-year-old man is evaluated for early satiety and right upper quadrant discomfort. CT scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis shows hepatomegaly with multiple metastatic lesions and abdominal carcinomatosis with a small amount of ascites. What is the most appropriate management?
1 Aug 2023

Mitigate potential workplace violence

Physicians should consider violence prevention measures that they can adopt, such as regular training in de-escalation techniques, more routine documentation of worrisome encounters, and seeking guidance from law enforcement or a threat assessment consultant.
1 Sep 2023

Childhood cancer survivors at higher long-term risk for major surgery

In a study that compared survivors with their siblings, the 35-year mean cumulative count of major surgical interventions at least five years after diagnosis was 206.7 per 100 versus 128.9 per 100, respectively.
23 May 2023

New COVID-19 boosters, DNA test for cancer risk OK’ed

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Nov 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for intermittent, bright red blood per rectum

A 51-year-old man is evaluated for intermittent, bright red blood per rectum of 10 weeks' duration. Following a physical exam and other tests and imaging of a nonobstructing lesion at 10 cm from the anal verge, what is the most appropriate treatment?
9 May 2023

Silent epidemic: Alcohol and preventable death, despair

Alcohol use disorder is often linked to poverty, unemployment, social isolation, and other social determinants of health, and medicine must address these underlying factors to genuinely reduce the risks associated with alcohol.
1 Jul 2023

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