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Yoga noninferior to physical therapy for treating chronic low back pain, study finds

At 12 weeks, the mean change on a disability questionnaire in the yoga group was noninferior to a physical therapy group, and both groups were less likely than participants in an education-only group to use pain medication after 12 weeks.

ACR guideline recommends customized approach for prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

Recommendations include treating only with calcium and vitamin D in adults at low fracture risk, and adding an additional osteoporosis medication (oral bisphosphonate preferred) in adults at moderate to high fracture risk.

MKSAP Quiz: Management of joint pain

A 67-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine examination. She has a history of hip and knee pain related to degenerative joint disease. The joint pain is now well controlled with diclofenac, which was started 3 months ago. She does not have any gastrointestinal symptoms, and she takes the diclofenac with food most of the time. What is the most appropriate management?

Study evaluates concordance between internal medicine MOC exam and common office and hospital diagnosis codes

Editorialists said that this study from the American Board of Internal Medicine is an important effort to provide evidence on the recertification process's validity and relevance, but noted that additional independent analysis and replication of the results are needed.

Participate in QPP feedback research, earn $150 to $200

CMS is seeking physicians or health care providers who look at Medicare feedback reports, as well as administrative staff and office managers who interact with Medicare systems and complete tasks related to Medicare quality data submission.

New Annals Consult Guys video addresses syncope

Annals Consult Guys videos are available to view for free online, and ACP members and Annals of Internal Medicine subscribers can earn CME for each video.

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.