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Women's health groups recommend screening all women for urinary incontinence annually

Given the prevalence of urinary incontinence, that women do not volunteer symptoms, and the multiple and frequently changing risk factors associated with incontinence, annual testing is reasonable, a clinical guideline concluded.

Personalized videos may improve knowledge of breast density after mammography

A brief personalized video after mammography can help improve knowledge of personal breast density and breast cancer risk, while including information on breast density in a letter with mammography results did not appear to be associated with improved knowledge.

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for severe COPD

A 55-year-old man is evaluated in follow-up for severe COPD, which was diagnosed 2 years ago. He has had two exacerbations in the past year requiring hospitalization, and his baseline exercise tolerance is low. Following a physical exam and other tests, what is most likely to benefit this patient?

Mailing fecal immunochemical tests to patients due for colorectal cancer screening increased screening uptake

Compared with usual care clinics, intervention clinics had a significantly higher adjusted clinic-level proportion of participants who completed a mailed fecal immunochemical test, and more participants at intervention clinics than usual care clinics completed any colorectal cancer screening.

New ACP-Curbsiders podcast episode, “Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Internist,” available

ACP has partnered with The Curbsiders, a podcast hosted by internists focusing on internal medicine-related topics, to launch a CME-accredited series.

ACP offers new Practice Advisor module, webinars on use of opioids for chronic pain

The module, Opioid Risk Management, helps assess a practice's ability to successfully develop a treatment plan for chronic pain and track and monitor use of opioids if prescribed.

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