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MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up of osteoporosis

A 70-year-old woman is evaluated for follow-up of osteoporosis, diagnosed 5 years ago. What is the most appropriate management?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/11/22/3.htm
22 Nov 2022

Helping more patients quit smoking

Asking patients about smoking and advising them to quit is not enough to set them up for success.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/06/helping-more-patients-quit-smoking.htm
1 Jun 2022

Guideline suggests prescription medications when lifestyle change ineffective for weight loss

For adults with obesity or overweight with weight-related complications, the American Gastroenterological Association found moderate certainty of benefit for four medications: semaglutide, liraglutide, phentermine-topiramate ER, or naltrexone-bupropion.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/10/25/1.htm
25 Oct 2022

Understand obesity before treating it

The central nervous system regulates a person's weight, with many variables in play, and both internal and external factors can increase or decrease calorie intake and expenditure.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2021/06/understand-obesity-before-treating-it.htm
1 Jun 2021

Collaborative and referral models of remote mental health care appear viable, study finds

The trial of adults with post-traumatic stress disorder and/or bipolar disorder compared having remote specialists provide direct telehealth treatment to having specialists consult with primary care teams via an onsite care manager, who also provided brief psychotherapy.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/02/08/2.htm
8 Feb 2022

For tobacco dependent, pharmacotherapy is the best medicine

Evidence is mounting that most smokers will require some sort of pharmacotherapeutic intervention to help them quit. Experts parse out prescriptions, but don't discount behavioral strategies for quitting.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2009/07/smoking.htm
1 Jul 2009

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for dyspnea

This week's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate treatment for a 42-year-old man with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who is experiencing dyspnea.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/04/12/3.htm
12 Apr 2022

Be wary of benzodiazepines' side effects

Alternative strategies are increasingly recommended when managing conditions like insomnia and anxiety in elderly patients.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/02/be-wary-of-benzodiazepines-side-effects.htm
1 Feb 2022

ATS guideline strongly recommends varenicline for smoking cessation

A new clinical practice guideline from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) made five strong recommendations and two conditional recommendations regarding medications to treat adults with tobacco dependence.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2020/07/21/3.htm
21 Jul 2020

New resources available on how to improve treatment of patients with obesity

Three new web-based interactive learning activities from ACP's Online Learning Center address treatment of patients with obesity and offer free CME/MOC credit.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/01/26/2.htm
26 Jan 2021

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