Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – 37-year-old woman with fever

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Bedside Diagnostic Skills Challenge on chest pain

Today’s Bedside Diagnostic Challenge question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Internal Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Paul F. Griner, MD, MACP. Test your bedside diagnostic skills with this review question. A 37-year-old woman presents to a local hospital with the complaint of a high fever. She is visiting from another state and has not been ill until the onset of cough and … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Osteoporosis

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Internal Medicine Guidelines Knowledge Check on Osteoporosis

Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks. Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Internal Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Paul F. Griner, MD, MACP. … is estrogen now more strongly recommended for treating post-menopausal osteoporosis as compared to the last (2008) ACP osteoporosis guideline? Yes or No? The following case presentation provides the … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Life-Threatening Tension Pneumothorax

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Emergency Medicine Guidelines Knowledge Check Pneumonia

Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks. Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Emergency Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Andrea Eberly, MD, FAAEM. Try this review question and find out if you’re following the most current guideline. A 36-year old female bicyclist weighing about 160 lbs. is brought in by EMS after being … Read More

Clinical Pearl of the Month – Urine Drug Testing

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Clinical Pearl of the Month

Today’s Clinical Pearl of the Month question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Family Medicine Editor, Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHM. Test your skills with this review question. A 48-year-old man presents as a new patient, transitioning from a colleague who is retiring. He had a motor vehicle crash ten years prior, and, since then, has suffered from chronic low … Read More

ABIM Knowledge Check In MOC Exam Information

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ABIM MOC exam changes knowledge check in

ABIM now offers a two-year assessment option to provide physicians more choice, relevance and convenience in meeting the assessment requirement of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. This assessment option, called a Knowledge Check In, was first available for Internal Medicine and Nephrology in 2018. Knowledge Check In is now available to the below specialties for 2019 – with more specialties … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – Atrial Fibrillation

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internal-medicine-guidelines-knowledge-check atrial fibrillation

Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks. Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Internal Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Paul F. Griner, MD, MACP. For patients with atrial fibrillation, has the recommended stroke risk-stratification tool changed since the 2014 American Heart Association guidelines on the same subject? Yes or No? In November 2018, … Read More

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – 20-year-old college student with chest pain

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Bedside Diagnostic Skills Challenge on chest pain

Today’s Bedside Diagnostic Challenge question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Internal Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Paul F. Griner, MD, MACP. Test your bedside diagnostic skills with this review question. A 20-year-old college student presents to the student health service with the complaint of chest pain. The patient was in good health until 10 hours ago when he developed sudden sharp chest … Read More

Clinical Pearl of the Month – Mild Cognitive Impairment

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Clinical Pearl of the Month

Today’s Clinical Pearl of the Month question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Family Medicine Editor, Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHM. Test your skills with this review question. A 73-year-old woman complains of worsening memory, and reports that her husband and adult children have been worried about her recall as well. She denies depression. Her medical history includes hypertension and … Read More

Federal Government Updates Recommendations for Physical Activity for First Time in Ten Years

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Updated physical activity guidelines

According to recent studies, adults need a bare minimum of 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity physical activity. The kicker? Only about 20% of Americans meet these recommended guidelines. Leading a physically active lifestyle is key in reducing anxiety and depression, improving sleep, and keeping bones strong, as well as reducing your risk of high blood pressure, Type 2 … Read More

Know Your Guidelines – What Kind of Pneumonia?

Kelly SeagravesEmergency Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Medical News

Emergency Medicine Guidelines Knowledge Check Pneumonia

Stay in step with current national guidelines with Med-Challenger Guideline Knowledge Checks. Today’s Guideline Knowledge Check question comes from the desk of Med-Challenger Emergency Medicine Editor-in-Chief, Andrea Eberly, MD, FAAEM. Try this review question and find out if you’re following the most current guideline. A 78-year-old resident of a nursing home was discharged from the hospital after a brief admission … Read More