In the News


Patients more eager to have open records than physicians

Most patients would like electronic access to their medical records, and a substantial proportion would also like to share that access with others, according to two new studies.

ADHD drugs appear to present no cardiovascular risks in adults

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications were not associated with an increased risk of serious cardiovascular events among young and middle-aged adults, researchers found.

MKSAP Quiz: Confusion and agitation secondary to malignant hypertension

This week's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 67-year-old man who presents to the emergency department for confusion and agitation secondary to malignant hypertension.

LABAs but not statins associated with leg cramps

Patients who begin taking a long-acting beta2-agonist or certain kinds of diuretics may have an increased risk of experiencing nocturnal leg cramps, a new study concluded.

Muscular dystrophy patients appear more prone to some cancers

Patients with myotonic muscular dystrophy were at increased risk of cancer, both overall and specifically from malignancies of the endometrium, brain, ovary and colon, according to a Scandinavian registry study.

ACP launches Depression Care Guide

ACP's new free Depression Care Guide is an evidence-based, online resource that provides concise, practical information and strategies to enable physicians and other health professionals to reduce the treatment gaps that exist for depression care.

College joins Choosing Wisely campaign

ACP has joined other leading professional medical organizations in the Choosing Wisely campaign, which complements the College's High-Value, Cost-Conscious Care effort.

Vote for your favorite entry

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

Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP