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ACP President: SGR repeal ‘extraordinary and historic’

On April 16, President Obama signed a bill repealing Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and transitioning to a new value-based payment system.

Afib recurrence more than halved after sleep apnea treatment

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) was associated with a significant reduction in the recurrence of atrial fibrillation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who received pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) or medical management, a study found.

MKSAP Quiz: 1-year history of fatigue, headaches

A 30-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-year history of fatigue, headaches, poor sleep, depression, intermittently blurred vision, and weakness when climbing stairs. She takes no medication.

ACP issues policy position paper on e-cigarettes

The American College of Physicians issued a policy position paper this week calling for greater regulation and oversight of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes.

Updated HIV guidelines issued

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued updated guidelines April 8 on use of antiretroviral treatment in HIV-infected adults and adolescents.