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MKSAP Quiz: 1-year history of insomnia

An 87-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-year history of bothersome insomnia. She reports taking up to 2 hours to fall asleep. She also feels that her sleep is less refreshing. What is the most appropriate treatment?
21 Nov 2023

Updated advice on anxiety screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently concluded that for adults up to age 65 years, including those who are pregnant or postpartum, screening for anxiety is beneficial and should be conducted routinely in primary care.
1 Oct 2023

Muscle relaxants compared for fall risk in older patients

Among new users ages 65 years and older, baclofen was associated with a higher risk of fall compared to tizanidine but no significant increase in risk versus cyclobenzaprine, a study found.
14 Nov 2023

Nominees named for College Officer and Regent positions

The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians places in nomination the following candidates for College governance.
1 Nov 2023

Register now for Internal Medicine Meeting 2024 precourses

Twelve one- and two-day courses cover a variety of internal medicine topics and provide an opportunity to earn more CME and MOC credits.
10 Oct 2023

Combating the crisis of loneliness

While the COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on loneliness, social engagement with friends and family has been falling for the past two decades as feelings of social isolation have increased.
1 Oct 2023

NPs, physicians appear equally likely to prescribe potentially inappropriate medications to seniors

Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physicians prescribed medications not recommended under Beers Criteria at very similar rates: 1.63 versus 1.69 per 100 prescriptions, respectively, a new analysis of Medicare Part D data found.
24 Oct 2023

10 tips for inpatient geriatric care

Optimizing inpatient geriatric care is a common priority for physicians, according to a speaker at the Society of Hospital Medicine's 2016 meeting, held in San Diego in March.
1 Jun 2016

Updated Beers criteria highlight medications that are risky in older patients

The American Geriatrics Society has added warfarin as a medication to avoid and urged caution with sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors in the latest update of its guidance on prescribing for U.S. adults ages 65 years and older.
16 May 2023

USPSTF newly recommends screening adults for anxiety

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) states that patients who screen positive should be examined further for a diagnosis and receive evidence-based care.
27 Jun 2023

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