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First COVID-19 vaccine receives interim recommendation, hydroxychloroquine ineffective for prophylaxis, and more

The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for the first mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, and the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made an interim recommendation for its use in those ages 16 years and older. Other research looked at postexposure prophylaxis, household SARS-CoV-2 transmission, and persistent COVID-19 symptoms.

Still time to register for COVID-19 Vaccine Forum II—Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination: What Physicians Need to Know

The virtual live event hosted by ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine on Wednesday, Dec. 16, will provide unique insight and practical information from a panel of experts on promoting COVID-19 vaccination confidence and uptake.

MKSAP Quiz: 1-year history of weight gain, fatigue, easy bruising

A 48-year-old woman who works the night shift presents with a one-year history of gaining 25 pounds, as well as fatigue, easy bruising, and difficulty remembering things. Medical history is significant for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and menopausal hot flushes. After medication review and physical exam, what is the most appropriate next step in evaluation?

Carcinoids contributed to recent increase in early-onset colorectal cancer rates

While colorectal carcinoid rates are increasing more quickly than colorectal adenocarcinoma rates in younger patients, adenocarcinomas are steadily increasing in almost all early-onset subgroups, including those in their 40s, a U.S. study found.

High-dose flu vaccine may not be more effective than standard dose in patients with high-risk cardiovascular disease

An industry-funded randomized trial in the U.S. and Canada found no significant difference between a high-dose group versus a standard-dose group in the time to first occurrence of all-cause death or cardiopulmonary hospitalization during three flu seasons.

Governor-elect Designee election results announced

The Executive Committee of the Board of Governors is pleased to announce the Governor-elect Designees representing the Class of 2026.

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