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CDC study shows uptick in C. auris infections in recent years

Cases and transmission of Candida auris have continued to rise since the multidrug-resistant fungus was first reported in the U.S. in 2016. Reports of cases to the CDC rose by 44% in 2019 and 95% in 2021.

Changes in cardiorespiratory fitness accurately predict mortality, study finds

An editorial called for more clinicians to use cardiorespiratory fitness as a key health indicator, based on this study of repeat treadmill testing among adults ages 30 to 95 years.

MKSAP Quiz: Motivating lifestyle change

A 28-year-old man is evaluated during a follow-up visit for hypertension and diabetes mellitus. He works two jobs and eats fast food for most meals. Which of the following is the most appropriate management?

Colonoscopies often recommended to patients with limited life expectancy

A study of patients ages 65 years and older found that 58.1% of those with life expectancy of less than five years and no polyps or only small hyperplastic polyps were told to return for future surveillance, as were 74.8% of those with life expectancy of five to 10 years.

ACP joins new coalition for firearm injury prevention

The College is coming together with other leading medical and public health care organizations across the U.S. to push for a comprehensive public health approach to advance firearm injury prevention efforts through education, advocacy, and community-centered strategies.

Register for spring or summer 2023 ACP Board Review Courses

The spring course will be held May 22 to 26 in Greater Chicago. The summer course will be held July 10 to 14 in the Washington, D.C., area. Virtual formats are available for both courses.

And the winner is …

ACP Internist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.