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Hepatitis B vaccine now recommended for adults ages 19 through 59 years

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has changed its guidance to encourage clinicians to offer the vaccine to adult patients, rather than target those with risk factors or wait for it to be requested.

Cardiac societies issue new joint guideline on management of heart failure

The updated guideline recommends sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors for many heart failure patients, regardless of their diabetes status, among other changes.

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for systemic lupus erythematosus

A 30-year-old woman is seen in follow-up. She was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus 12 years ago. She was treated for lupus nephritis, which is now quiescent. What health risk assessment should be performed now?

Adding psychological interventions to physical therapy for low back pain may boost effectiveness

The authors of a new systematic review urge clinicians to consider strategies that promote both structured exercise and psychological interventions, such as pain education, for patients with chronic, nonspecific low back pain.

ACP financial profit paper wins John A. Benson Jr., MD Professionalism Article Prize

“Financial Profit in Medicine: A Position Paper from the American College of Physicians” was recognized as one of the best articles written in peer-reviewed journals on pressing issues facing the medical profession in 2021.

Clinical Skills Committee accepting proposals for ACP's Internal Medicine Meeting 2023

The committee is seeking proposals for interactive workshops that focus on the acquisition or improvement of procedural, physical examination, and communication skills and have a high likelihood of changing physician behavior.

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