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Telehealth visits may improve outcomes for opioid use disorder

A cross-sectional study of U.S. insurance claims found that buprenorphine initiation during a telehealth visit was associated with a 36% lower overdose rate than in person and that patients in the former group were more likely to refill their prescriptions.

‘Night owls' more likely to have unhealthy lifestyles, higher diabetes risk

In a retrospective cohort study, people with an evening chronotype were more likely to smoke, sleep poorly, and be physically inactive and had a 72% higher risk for diabetes than those with a morning chronotype.

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for β-thalassemia intermedia

A 35-year-old man is evaluated during a routine visit for β-thalassemia intermedia. One year ago, he began requiring erythrocyte transfusions every 4 to 6 months for symptomatic anemia. He has no other symptoms or medical problems, and his only medication is folic acid. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate additional management?

Falls common among older adults, CDC reports

New data indicate that more than one in four U.S. adults ages 65 years and older reported falling at least once in the previous year in 2020 and that 38,742 died due to an unintentional fall in 2021.

ACP supports National Physician Suicide Awareness Day on Sept. 17

The College encourages physicians and their colleagues and loved ones to create and nurture a culture that prioritizes solving system issues surrounding burnout, safeguarding professional fulfillment, and normalizing mental health treatment.

ACP's Washington, D.C., office seeks applicants for spring 2024 Health Policy Internship Program

The annual internship program provides an opportunity for ACP Resident/Fellow and Medical Student Members to assist with researching and analyzing current issues in health and medical education policy, promoting ongoing advocacy initiatives, and developing advocacy materials.

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