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MKSAP Quiz: gradual memory loss

MKSAP Quiz: gradual memory loss

Prior aspirin use a marker for recurrent events post-ACS, but not mortalityDental procedures may pose transient, minimal cardiovascular risk

Prior aspirin use a marker for recurrent events post-ACS, but not mortality

Peer support lowered A1cs in male veterans

Dental procedures may pose transient, minimal cardiovascular risk

Follow up lowers readmissions, return ED visits for COPD patients

Peer support lowered A1cs in male veterans

Sibutramine pulled from the marketBisphosphonates to carry warning about femur fractures

Follow up lowers readmissions, return ED visits for COPD patients

The next issue is online and coming to your mailbox

Sibutramine pulled from the market

ACP Members receive QuantiaMD Community Choice AwardsNew ACP Online medical students pageProminent speakers addressed Board of Governors at fall meetingLatest issue of ACP International newsletter online

Bisphosphonates to carry warning about femur fractures

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The next issue is online and coming to your mailbox

The October issue of ACP Hospitalist is online. Don't miss stories on:

ACP Members receive QuantiaMD Community Choice Awards

Sixteen physicians and medical leaders have been chosen by the 100,000+ member QuantiaMD® community to receive the inaugural QuantiaMD Community Choice Award for innovation and excellence in sharing knowledge.

New ACP Online medical students page

The newly reorganized medical student landing page of the ACP Web site offers unique and useful resources to students in an interactive, easy-to-navigate setting.

Prominent speakers addressed Board of Governors at fall meeting

The September meeting of the ACP Board of Governors featured Don Berwick, MD, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, who spoke about health care and delivery system reform. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addressed the Governors through a video message and introduced Dr. Berwick. David Blumenthal, FACP, MPP, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, also spoke to the Governors about fostering the meaningful use of electronic health records.

Latest issue of ACP International newsletter online

The October edition of the ACP International newsletter was recently released. Articles of interest include:

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ACP InternistWeekly wants readers to create captions for this cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program or service.

Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP