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Reassurance on ACE inhibitors, ARBs and COVID-19; new rules, advice from CMS and CDC

Also, ACP launched a new interactive CME program to help practices start and sustain telemedicine programs, and an ACP webinar on March 30 will offer advice from the front lines for maintaining physician well-being during the pandemic.

Middle-age adults getting less colorectal cancer screening than retirement-age adults

Specific population-based efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening are needed so that patients start at age 50 years and continue through age 75 years for the most benefit, study authors said.

MKSAP Quiz: 2-week history of gradually increasing pain

A 75-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-week history of gradually increasing pain in both shoulders and hips; the pain radiates down both arms to the elbows and down both hamstrings to the knees. She reports no headache, jaw claudication, or vision changes. She was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica 3 months ago. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate treatment?

Clinical decision rule identified patients with reported, but not actual, penicillin allergy

The rule may help identify patients with low-risk allergies at the point of care, without the need for penicillin skin testing by a specialist.

ACP's Clinical Skills Committee accepting proposals for Internal Medicine Meeting 2022

The Committee is most interested in workshops that have a high likelihood of changing physician behavior using proven teaching techniques or new and innovative teaching strategies that have yet to be tested.

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.