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Effects of heart failure therapies on quality of life compared

Sacubitril/valsartan may improve limitations in physical and social activities that are important to patients with heart failure, researchers noted.

Preventive cognitive therapy is an effective alternative and addition to antidepressants for preventing depression relapse, study finds

Maintenance treatment with antidepressants was not superior to preventive cognitive therapy after remission or recovery of major depressive disorder, but adding preventive cognitive therapy to antidepressant therapy was superior to antidepressant therapy alone.

MKSAP Quiz: Severe cramps associated with menstrual periods

A 24-year-old woman is evaluated for severe cramps associated with her menstrual periods. The cramps have worsened over the past year, and the discomfort is severe enough that she has periodically missed work. Following a physical exam and negative pregnancy test, what is the most appropriate treatment for this patient's dysmenorrhea?

Prioritize physical activity assessment in all patient visits, AHA recommends

If physical activity time is less than the guideline-recommended 150 minutes per week, clinicians should advise patients of the associated health benefits and encourage them to gradually increase either their frequency or duration of activity.

ACP encourages input on board certification survey

Participation will help inform the future of board certification.

Annals of Internal Medicine to host story slam at Internal Medicine Meeting 2018

Several physicians will share personal stories based on Annals' “On Being a Doctor” series.

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.