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ACP Internist® Weekly

Welcome to this week's issue of ACP Internist Weekly, an update for internists published every Tuesday by the American College of Physicians.

In the News for the Week of July 28, 2015

Blood pressure

Wide variations in blood pressure linked to CVD and death

Data from ALLHAT showed a strong association between wide fluctuations in systolic blood pressure and fatal coronary heart disease or nonfatal myocardial infarction, all-cause mortality, stroke, and heart failure. More...

Mental health

Study underscores prevalence of PTSD, comorbid depression among Vietnam vets

Researchers concluded that about 271,000 Vietnam war-zone veterans have current full PTSD plus subthreshold war-zone PTSD, and one-third of them have current major depressive disorder. More...

Test yourself

MKSAP Quiz: evaluation for diarrhea, weight loss

This week's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 22-year-old man for diarrhea and weight loss. More...

Physician certification

Physician time a main driver of MOC costs, analysis indicates

General internists were estimated to have the lowest 10-year costs for Maintenance of Certification, while hematologists/oncologists were estimated to have the highest costs. More...


About 7 in 10 with existing atherosclerotic CVD take aspirin, survey finds

Respondents age 65 and older, men, non-Hispanic whites, and those with at least 2 risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease were more likely to use aspirin than other groups. More...

Cartoon caption contest

Vote for your favorite entry

ACP Internist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner. More...

Physician editor: Philip Masters, MD, FACP

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