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Data support targeted approach to cholesterol screening in young adults

The 10-year risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease was less than one half of 1% in nonsmoking, nondiabetic women younger than age 50 years and men younger than age 40 years.

Web-based rehabilitation may improve dizziness symptoms

Patients in the intervention group accessed an automated, six-session intervention to be completed over six weeks that taught specific exercises, such as nodding and shaking the head, as well as cognitive behavioral management strategies.

MKSAP Quiz: pregnant woman evaluated for cardiac murmur

A 28-year-old pregnant woman is evaluated for a cardiac murmur identified on examination by her obstetrician. She is asymptomatic. She is in her 24th week of pregnancy. Medical history is unremarkable, and there is no family history of heart disease. She takes prenatal vitamins and no other medications. Following physical and cardiac examinations, what is the most likely diagnosis?

As little as 1 week of NSAID use may be associated with increased risk of acute MI, review finds

Use for eight to 30 days was particularly harmful with more than 1,200 mg of ibuprofen per day, more than 750 mg of naproxen per day, and more than 25 mg of rofecoxib per day.

ACP and the American Academy of HIV Medicine collaborate on new guide to hepatitis C testing

The new guide includes a summary of the latest testing recommendations; diagnostic, billing, and laboratory codes for testing; resources for referrals to HCV-experienced clinicians; and information on patient interactions, education, conversations, and case examples.

Register for the Practical Playbook National Meeting

The meeting will bring together leaders and stakeholders in population health to share strategies on improving population health, implementing best practices, and developing action plans.

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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.

Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP