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CDC recommends COVID-19 booster; ACP updates practice points for outpatient treatment

Everyone ages 6 months and older should get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against a potentially serious outbreak this fall and winter, the CDC said last week.

Subclinical eGFR associated with cardiovascular disease in younger patients

A retrospective cohort study in Canada found that the relative risk for major cardiovascular events with or without heart failure increased in adults ages 18 to 39 years with an eGFR below 80 mL/min/1.73 m2.

MKSAP Quiz: 2-day history of diarrhea

A 29-year-old man is evaluated for a 2-day history of diarrhea and crampy abdominal pain. Medical history is significant for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Following a physical exam and other tests, what is the most appropriate empiric treatment for this patient?

Physical therapy may reduce fall risk in patients who report dizziness

A study of 805,454 U.S. adults suggested that physical therapy after presentation for dizziness was associated with a reduction in fall risk over the next year.

ACP, Annals of Internal Medicine host forum on contraception

A full recording of “What Internal Medicine Physicians Need to Know about Contraception” is available online.

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.