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Lifestyle modification may outperform medications over time for diabetes prevention in at-risk adults, meta-analysis finds

The risk difference between lifestyle modification and medication studies was 4 cases per 100 person-years, and 25 people would need to be treated with lifestyle modification to prevent one diabetes case.

Recurrence of estrogen-receptor-positive early-stage breast cancer after endocrine therapy associated with TN status at diagnosis

Patients with stage T1 disease had a 13% risk of distant recurrence with no nodal involvement, 20% risk with involvement of one to three nodes, and 34% risk with involvement of four to nine nodes.

MKSAP Quiz: 2-week history of left-sided headaches

An 82-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-week history of left-sided headaches with pain on chewing, accompanied by achiness in the shoulders and hips. She has no other pertinent personal or family history. She takes no medications. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate immediate next step in management?

Perioperative aspirin may improve short-term outcomes after noncardiac surgery in patients with prior PCI

Seventeen patients with prior percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) would need to be treated with aspirin to prevent one myocardial infarction during the perioperative period, an accompanying editorial noted.

New story slam videos offer personal insight ‘On Being Doctor Mom’

Seven women physicians shared stories about balancing doctoring with parenting at an Annals of Internal Medicine event.

Deadline approaching for ACP travel grants

The Travel Grants Program is open to all domestic early-career ACP Members, with special consideration given to first-time meeting attendees, physicians who serve rural or underserved populations, physicians of diverse backgrounds, and those without a significant source for CME funding.

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.