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Promoting second quit attempts right after relapse may improve rates of smoking abstinence

A randomized trial found that patients who wanted to quit smoking but relapsed after a first attempt were more likely to succeed if their primary care physicians encouraged them to try quitting again immediately.

Insomnia symptoms, short sleep duration in midlife women linked to CVD risk

Persistent insomnia symptoms, alone and combined with short sleep duration, in women ages 42 to 52 years were associated with a subsequent 70% to 75% increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation after an ED visit

A 27-year-old man is evaluated during a follow-up visit. He recently visited the emergency department for a burn sustained while setting off fireworks at a party while intoxicated. He has a history of depression but never followed up for treatment and reports that his mood has improved remarkably since then. Following additional medical history and a physical exam, what is the most likely diagnosis?

Decision support intervention for clinicians helped decrease low-value care

A tool to increase clinicians' attention to the possible harms of overtreatment among older adults, among other aims, was associated with a greater decline in prostate-specific antigen testing, unspecified urine testing, and diabetes overtreatment compared with an education-only approach.

ACP's identity campaign highlights internal medicine physicians in different settings

ACP's members are involved in clinical and nonclinical roles, including in government, research, education, and administration.

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.