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Nonopioids effective for acute low back pain, review finds

Myorelaxants and NSAIDs with or without acetaminophen were all effective at reducing pain and disability from acute, nonspecific low back pain lasting less than 12 weeks, according to an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, although the authors stressed that medications for this condition should always be a second-line strategy.

ACP calls for policies to protect reproductive health care

New recommendations in a policy brief oppose government restrictions that would erode equitable access to reproductive health care services, including family planning, sexual health information, the full range of medically accepted forms of contraception, and abortion.

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation of gynecomastia

A 29-year-old man is evaluated for gynecomastia present for the past 2 years. He also has fatigue, low libido, weight gain, and erectile dysfunction. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test?

Register now for ACP's and Annals of Internal Medicine's forum on overweight and obesity

During the virtual live event “Overweight and Obesity: Current Clinical Challenges” on March 8, a panel of experts will discuss the treatment of patients struggling with health complications associated with overweight and obesity.

Antibiotic stewardship improved prescribing for suspected UTI in frail older adults

Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for suspected urinary tract infections (UTIs) was reduced in practices and facilities assigned to use a decision tool instead of usual care, particularly for patients with dementia, a randomized trial in Europe found.

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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.