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CDC calls for all U.S. adults to be screened for hepatitis B

All adults should undergo triple-panel screening at least once in their lives, and screening should be repeated during the first trimester of every pregnancy, the CDC said.

Yoga may help improve certain frailty markers in inactive older adults

Moderate-certainty evidence shows that yoga improves gait speed, lower-extremity strength, and endurance compared with education or inactive control, a systematic review of 33 studies found, although review authors noted other active interventions may work as well.

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for incontinence

An 88-year-old man is evaluated for incontinence. When he needs to urinate, he is very slow getting to the bathroom. He has dementia, and he uses a walker for ambulation. Following a physical exam and urinalysis, what is the most appropriate management?

Separate industry-funded studies find benefit to bempedoic acid as preventive medication, CRP as biomarker

Bempedoic acid reduced cardiovascular (CV) events among patients unwilling or unable to take statins, a trial found, while a review showed that high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) was a stronger predictor for risk of future CV events and death than cholesterol in patients on statins.

ACP, Annals of Internal Medicine host forum on overweight and obesity

A full recording of “Overweight and Obesity: Current Clinical Challenges” is available online.

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