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Low testosterone levels in men associated with mortality risk

Data from this new systematic review support the hypothesis that hypogonadism is associated with higher cardiovascular and/or all-cause mortality, an accompanying editorial stated.

Melatonin not associated with increased diabetes, cardiovascular disease risk

Researchers reviewed data from three longitudinal studies of health care professionals to parse out potential effects of self-reported melatonin use on overall health.

MKSAP Quiz: 6-month history of low back pain

A 58-year-old man is evaluated for a 6-month history of persistent low back pain. The patient is a postal employee who first developed pain after lifting a heavy mailbag onto a truck. The pain is localized to the lumbar back, is bilateral, and does not radiate. After review of a previous MRI and a physical exam, what is the most appropriate treatment?

SGLT-2 inhibitors more effective than sulfonylureas, DPP-4 inhibitors as second-line therapy

Patients with type 2 diabetes who added a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor to metformin had greater reductions in HbA1c level and body mass at one year than those who added a sulfonylurea or dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor, a U.K. study found.

ACP updates obesity learning series

The Obesity Management Learning Series from the College offers insights and strategies to help treat patients with obesity and includes patient education materials.

Put words in our mouth

I.M. Matters Weekly from ACP wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program, or service.