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COVID-19 continues spread in U.S., CDC issues recommendations for high-risk patients

Those at higher risk from COVID-19 should take everyday precautions to keep space between themselves and others and avoid crowds as much as possible, the CDC said. Updated resources on COVID-19 for health care professionals are available from ACP and the CDC.

USPSTF expands hepatitis C screening recommendation to most adults

All adults ages 18 to 79 years should now be screened at least once, but people who use injection drugs and pregnant women may require screening more often.

MKSAP Quiz: Difficulty holding head upright

A 71-year-old woman is evaluated for difficulty holding her head upright. She notes that her head feels heavy and reports intermittent difficulty with swallowing and speech that is worse in the evening. She has had no pain, sensory changes, weakness in the extremities, or cognitive or visual symptoms. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and other testing, what is the most likely diagnosis?

Apixaban may be safer, more effective than rivaroxaban for afib

Patients taking rivaroxaban had higher rates of stroke or systemic embolism and gastrointestinal or brain bleeding compared to those taking apixaban, according to a retrospective cohort study.

Register now for March 18 webinar on impostor syndrome and women in medicine

Impostor syndrome, a form of self-doubt characterized by a fear of being discovered as a fraud, disproportionately affects women and may negatively impact their professional growth.

Updated ACP case study examines ethical challenges of being a family caregiver and physician

Developed by ACP's Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee and the Center for Ethics and Professionalism, the case study is available on Medscape and a login is required.

And the winner is …

ACP Internist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.