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MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation after a fall and surgery

A 72-year-old man is evaluated following surgical fixation of a right distal radius fracture after a fall. A dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry scan performed 2 years ago showed low bone mineral density. Alendronate weekly was initiated after the scan, and he has been adherent to therapy. What is the most appropriate management?
30 Apr 2024

Upcoming Chapter meetings announced

The following are scheduled for fall 2024 and winter 2025.
1 Jul 2024

Call for fall 2024 Board of Governors resolutions

Initiating a resolution provides members an opportunity to focus attention at the national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them. The deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the fall 2024 Board of Governors meeting is March 29.
30 Jan 2024

Internal medicine's role in abortion care

Primary care internal medicine physicians explained to Internal Medicine Meeting 2024 attendees how they can help patients understand their options with an unintended pregnancy.
1 Jul 2024

Falls common among older adults, CDC reports

New data indicate that more than one in four U.S. adults ages 65 years and older reported falling at least once in the previous year in 2020 and that 38,742 died due to an unintentional fall in 2021.
12 Sep 2023

Troubleshooting tips for cervical cancer screening

Two experts advise physicians on cervical cancer screening, dealing with issues from sampling technique to confusing guidelines.
1 Jul 2024

Muscle relaxants compared for fall risk in older patients

Among new users ages 65 years and older, baclofen was associated with a higher risk of fall compared to tizanidine but no significant increase in risk versus cyclobenzaprine, a study found.
14 Nov 2023

Physical therapy may reduce fall risk in patients who report dizziness

A study of 805,454 U.S. adults suggested that physical therapy after presentation for dizziness was associated with a reduction in fall risk over the next year.
19 Sep 2023

Bringing postpartum care to primary care

To improve maternal outcomes in the United States, increased collaboration and communication between obstetrics/gynecology and primary care are crucial, experts stress.
1 Jun 2024

Considerations about cannabis

As more states legalize recreational and medical cannabis, hospital physicians are finding themselves caring for regular users more frequently.
1 May 2024

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