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New info, resources on novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

ACP is offering an updated online learning activity and a podcast to help physicians learn about coronavirus. CME credit is free for members upon completion of either activity.

Isolated flu vaccination of elderly may not decrease hospitalization or mortality rates

Vaccination programs focusing on elderly patients may require supplemental strategies focused on vaccinating children and other high-risk populations to effectively reduce morbidity and mortality, the authors wrote.

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for back pain 1 week ago

A 26-year-old man is evaluated during a follow-up visit after presenting to an urgent care clinic for back pain 1 week ago. Laboratory studies at that time were significant for a serum creatinine level of 1.4 mg/dL (123.8 µmol/L); other laboratory studies, including urinalysis, were normal. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate management?

No tests, medications recommended for acute cough with suspected acute bronchitis in immunocompetent adults

Antibiotic therapy may be considered if acute bronchitis worsens and a complicating bacterial infection is thought to be likely, according to the CHEST Expert Cough Panel.

Lung nodules and cancer screening in latest podcast episode from The Curbsiders

Denitza Blagev, MD, addresses recommendations for lung cancer screening as well as some of the terms used by pulmonologists and radiologists.

Treating the patient, not the disease

In his latest KevinMD column, ACP's Vice President of Membership and Global Engagement, Philip A. Masters, MD, FACP, shares his personal experience of the health care system as a caregiver.

Vote for your favorite entry

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