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ACIP adult vaccine schedule updated for 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) just announced its recommended 2014 adult immunization schedule.

Home stool test will detect most colorectal cancers

Fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) have high accuracy, high specificity and moderately high sensitivity and can detect about 4 out of 5 colorectal cancers, according to an evidence review.

MKSAP Quiz: persistent heartburn and regurgitation

A 50-year-old man is evaluated for persistent heartburn and regurgitation despite taking a high-dose proton-pump inhibitor twice a day for 6 months. His symptoms have improved, but he continues to have symptoms many times a week. He has not had dysphagia, chest pain or weight loss. He has significantly modified his diet. His only medication is esomeprazole, 40 mg twice a day, which he takes as directed. Endoscopy reveals persistent esophagitis and a moderately large hiatal hernia. His BMI is 34. What is the most appropriate next step in treatment?

Memory problems common, under-recognized in older heart failure patients

Many more elderly patients with heart failure have cognitive impairment than their treating cardiologists realize, a recent study found.

Postmenopausal HRT associated with higher acute pancreatitis risk, study finds

Postmenopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be at higher risk for acute pancreatitis, according to a new study.

Three medical societies offer expert advice online to treat hepatitis C

A new website offers up-to-date guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, including sections on testing and linkage to care; initial treatment and retreatment options, and unique populations such as individuals with HIV, cirrhosis or liver transplant.

Submit a profile to the ACP Job Placement Center by March 8

Looking for a job? ACP's Job Placement Center offers career opportunities during Internal Medicine 2014.

ACP Annual Business Meeting to be held during Internal Medicine 2014

All members are encouraged to attend ACP's Annual Business Meeting to be held during Internal Medicine 2014.

The next issue of ACP Internist is online

The next issue of ACP Internist is online and coming to your mailbox, including stories on patients refusing treatment and addressing psoriasis symptoms.

Share your story or recommend a mentor or colleague

Each month, in ACP's Medical Student Member newsletter IMpact, the My Kind of Medicine article features the career of an internal medicine specialist or subspecialist. Share your own story.

Put words in our mouth

ACP InternistWeekly 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.