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CDC asks physicians to report cases of vaping-related respiratory illness

Three hundred eighty possible cases of pulmonary disease related to e-cigarette use in 36 states and one U.S. territory had been reported as of Sept. 12, and six patients have died.

Signs of congestion on physical exam accurately predict heart failure hospitalizations, death

The new analysis of a randomized trial reinforces the significant, ongoing clinical relevance of the physical exam in heart failure, as well as the notion that measuring natriuretic peptides does not substitute for a comprehensive physical exam for risk stratification, study authors said.

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for a firm, flesh-colored lesion

A 40-year-old man is evaluated for a firm, flesh-colored lesion that has been growing on the back for several months. Foul-smelling material can be expressed from the lesion. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?

Aspirin may benefit some people without cardiovascular disease, new analysis finds

An editorial accompanying the study concluded that it is reasonable to recommend aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in select patients, including those who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease with low bleeding risk.

ACP travel grants available for early-career members to attend Internal Medicine Meeting 2020

To be eligible for a grant, an applicant must be a dues-paid, post-training member of the College, must have graduated from medical school within the past 16 years, and must be living in the United States. Applications are due Oct. 14.

Proud to be an internist? Tell ACP why

Winners of ACP's I.M. Proud contest receive one of six I.M. Proud prize packs awarded throughout the year. One winner in each category (essay and video) will be announced on Oct. 28, 2019; Feb. 28, 2020; and June 28, 2020.

Put words in our mouth

ACP Internist Weekly 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.