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ACP, others issue call to action on firearms injuries, deaths

Policy recommendations from the American College of Physicians and other physician and public health groups include comprehensive criminal background checks for all firearm purchases.

Naloxone is underprescribed to high-risk patients, CDC says

Naloxone prescriptions more than doubled between 2017 and 2018 but still only one in 69 patients receiving high-dose opioids gets a naloxone prescription.

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for episode of right arm weakness

A 49-year-old-man is evaluated 1 day after having an episode of right arm weakness without pain that lasted 5 minutes. He is now asymptomatic. Following a physical exam and electrocardiogram, what is the most appropriate initial imaging test?

Updated hearing loss guideline clarifies timing of interventions, changes terminology

For sudden hearing loss, urgent evaluation and initiation of treatment are important, according to a guideline update from the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

Learn history of medicine, earn CME/MOC with the Bedside Rounds podcast

Bedside Rounds is hosted by Adam Rodman, MD, FACP, and has tackled topics such as the connection between smoking and lung cancer, the mysterious demise of Spain's bloodless King Charles II, and Florence Nightingale and the power of reason and statistical thinking.

Embracing medical uncertainty

Not knowing everything should not be a sign of personal inadequacy or a source of shame, Philip A. Masters, MD, FACP, says in a KevinMD column.

Vote for your favorite entry

ACP Internist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.