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Aspirin didn't reduce recurrent VTE but did reduce major vascular events

Low-dose aspirin may have therapeutic benefit for patients who have completed initial anticoagulant therapy for an unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) even though the rate of recurrent VTE was not significantly reduced in a recent study.

Statins may be associated with reduced cancer-related mortality

Statins may be associated with reduced cancer-related mortality, a new study has found.

MKSAP Quiz: recurring pain and swelling of the knee

A 42-year-old woman is evaluated for recurring pain and swelling of the left knee and right ankle that began 5 months ago. Based on a physical exam, lab results and radiographs, what is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?

Probiotics reduced C. diff infections, review finds

Giving probiotics to patients taking antibiotics reduced the risk of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD), according to a new review.

Stroke risk may be higher up to 12 weeks after hip replacement, study finds

Risk for stroke is elevated up to 12 weeks after total hip replacement, according to a new study.

ACP supports acetaminophen awareness and education campaign

The College has lent its support to Know Your Dose, a public awareness campaign from the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition that educates patients on how to appropriately use medicines containing acetaminophen to prevent unintentional overdose.

ACP and WellPoint provide free access to Medical Home Builder 2.0

ACP and WellPoint are collaborating to provide free licensed access to Medical Home Builder 2.0 to physician practices in 14 states that participate in WellPoint's affiliated health plan's patient-centered primary care programs, beginning in January 2013.

Poster competition announced for ACP Medical Student Members and Associates at Internal Medicine 2013

ACP will feature a National Poster Competition for ACP Medical Student Members and Associates at Internal Medicine 2013, which will be held in San Francisco April 11-13.

And the winner is …

ACP InternistWeekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.

Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP