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Guideline Watch

Position Statement on Feeding Tubes for Patients with Advanced Dementia

The AGS does not recommend tube feeding for older adults with advanced dementia.

Screening Asymptomatic Patients for Carotid Artery Stenosis

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force continues to recommend against such screening.

Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The American College of Physicians recommends polysomnography over portable monitors.

Insights on Residency Training

"Cynicism in Medicine” Free

Dr. Akhil Narang (University of Chicago Chief Resident) comments about the path to cynicism and wonders whether we can better prepare young physicians to navigate the U.S. healthcare system.

Recent Audio Interviews

Position Statement on Feeding Tubes for Patients with Advanced Dementia

Listen to our interview with Dr. Caroline Vitale, in which she discusses issues raised by these clinical guidelines.