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Quitting smoking after early-stage lung cancer diagnosis associated with improved survival

Patients who quit smoking after being diagnosed with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer had a 33% decrease in all-cause mortality and a 28% reduction in disease progression compared with those who continued smoking, a Russian prospective study found.

Scientific statement addresses primary care's role in poststroke care

Effective communication by primary care clinicians can improve adherence to necessary interventions after stroke, boost patient motivation, and reduce barriers to care, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association advised.

MKSAP Quiz: Intractable pruritus during pregnancy

A 22-year-old woman is evaluated for intractable pruritus that keeps her awake at night. She is in her 25th week of pregnancy. Following a physical exam, lab studies, tests for hepatitis, and an ultrasound, what is the most appropriate next step in management?

ACP joins call for COVID-19 vaccine mandates for all health workers

ACP and 50 health care professional societies call for all health care and long-term care employers to require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

ACP Governance Committee seeks Regent, Treasurer nominees for 2022

All candidates for Regent and Treasurer must declare their intent to become a candidate by Aug. 1, 2021.

Reflections on caring for parents with dementia

In a recent column at KevinMD, Philip A. Masters, MD, FACP, described how dealing with cognitive decline in his own family led to greater appreciation of the sustained emotional impact of this condition, not only on patients but also on their loved ones and those who care for them.

Vote for your favorite entry

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