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Guidance issued for long-term bisphosphonate use

The authors noted that the risk of atypical femoral fractures is low, with an incidence of up to 50 per 100,000 person-years during the first 5 years of bisphosphonate use, resulting in a clear positive benefit/risk ratio within this time frame.

ACP issues high-value care advice on evaluating hematuria

Among other recommendations, clinicians should include gross hematuria in their routine review of systems and specifically ask all patients with microscopic hematuria about any history of gross hematuria.

MKSAP Quiz: slowly enlarging 1-cm plaque

A 53-year-old woman is evaluated for a slowly enlarging, telangiectatic, pearly, ulcerated 1-cm plaque on the left temple. It bleeds periodically when traumatized. Medical history is significant for atrial fibrillation. She takes warfarin daily. She is otherwise in good health. Following a physical exam, cardiac exam, and biopsy of the lesion, what is the most appropriate treatment for this lesion?

New ACP competition focuses on transforming clinical practice

The session at Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 will give physicians and medical students an opportunity to showcase ideas with the potential to transform clinical practice on a national level.

Patients more likely to accept ‘opt-out’ HIV screening in ED than other testing offers, study finds

Opt-out consent appeared to be the best of the 3 approaches in terms of overall acceptance, even in patients who were most at-risk, supporting the use of this kind of consent even in settings that use targeted screening, according to an editorial.

Call for fall 2016 Board of Governors resolutions

Initiating a resolution provides ACP members an opportunity to focus attention at the ACP national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them.

ACP Leadership Academy offers free webinars on leadership topics

Registration is now open for “Sink, Swim, or Go for the Gold? How MACRA Changes the Way Internists are Paid,” scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 pm EST.

Put words in our mouth

ACP Internist Weekly wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program, or service.