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ACP releases policy to address disparities, discrimination in health care

ACP lays out a framework that confronts the various, interconnected, and compounding aspects of U.S. society that contribute to poorer health outcomes for persons based on their race, ethnicity, religion, and/or cultural identities.

Anaphylaxis appears rare with COVID-19 vaccine, alternative administration strategies considered

The CDC's monitoring system found low rates of anaphylaxis after a first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, peer-reviewed data were published on the Moderna vaccine, and alternate vaccine administration strategies were evaluated.

New research looks at COVID-19 quarantine length in asymptomatic contacts, convalescent plasma for mild disease, related health issues

Seven-day quarantine may be sufficient for contacts without symptoms, older adults with mild disease may benefit from convalescent plasma, and cardiovascular deaths increased during the early stage of the pandemic.

MKSAP Quiz: Episodic nausea, bloating, epigastric pain

A 45-year-old woman is evaluated for episodic nausea, bloating, and epigastric pain of 5 years' duration, with occasional vomiting in the past 3 months, as well as near-daily heartburn symptoms that have not responded to daily omeprazole. She has a 10-year history of type 2 diabetes mellitus treated with metformin and glyburide. After physical exam, laboratory tests, and upper endoscopy, what is the next appropriate step in management?

Fluoroquinolones associated with aortic aneurysms compared to other antibiotics

The association was present across all age groups (≥35 to <65 years) and was consistent across sex and comorbidities.

New ACP case study examines ethics, professionalism, and the physician social media influencer

Social media influencers are common, but what's at stake if a physician attempts that role?

Put words in our mouth

ACP Internist Weekly 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.