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Smartphone apps compared for smoking cessation

Patients using a smartphone application for smoking cessation based on coping skills had a nearly 1.5 times higher odds of quitting smoking compared with those who used an app that teaches avoiding triggers for smoking.
29 Sep 2020

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
1 Feb 2023

Smoking cessation study supports ‘never too early, never too late’

Smoking cessation was consistently related to lower risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease (PAD), although a significantly elevated risk for PAD persisted up to 30 years after smoking cessation.
23 Jul 2019

MKSAP Quiz: Risks of gender dysphoria treatment

A 37-year-old transgender woman (genetic male, identifies as a female) requests feminizing hormone therapy. She was diagnosed with gender dysphoria by her psychiatrist in accordance with DSM-5 criteria. Following lab studies, what treatment risks should be reviewed with the patient?
6 Jun 2023

Is mastering coding worth the time?

While Medicare has added new codes to increase the reimbursement available to primary care practices, they can be difficult to implement and may not align with the integrated flow of a visit.
1 Oct 2022

For effective smoking cessation, turn ambivalence into action

Smokers sometimes want to want to quit. The ambivalence is the effect of nicotine, which rewires the brain. Instead of being wary of the patient's mixed feelings, use them as a sign to try nicotine replacement therapy systems that make the cravings more manageable.
1 Jun 2014

Smoking cessation therapies may have similar quit rates

Compared with the nicotine patch, both varenicline and combination nicotine replacement therapy significantly reduced withdrawal and craving symptoms early, but the effect did not translate into superior 26- or 52-week abstinence.
2 Feb 2016

Encouraging change with motivational interviewing

Physicians can adopt these interviewing techniques to help patients accomplish goals like smoking cessation.
1 Oct 2022

Loss aversion most effective incentive for smoking cessation, but rewards yield more participation

Deposit-based monetary incentives may have higher success rates for smoking cessation, but rewards-based monetary incentives may yield more patient participation, according to a new study.
19 May 2015

Lung screening's benefits, challenges

In March 2021, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) expanded eligibility for lung cancer screening by setting the benchmark at a 20 pack-year smoking history for those ages 50 to 80 years who are current smokers or former smokers who have quit within the past 15 years.
1 Mar 2022

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