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Assess for noncardiac complications in congenital heart disease survivors, AHA says

Physicians who care for adult patients with congenital heart disease should be mindful of the effects that the condition has on other organs, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

Every-other-day iron supplementation may offer better absorption

Two open-label randomized controlled trials assessed iron absorption in iron-depleted women.

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up after HIV testing

A 25-year-old man is evaluated in follow-up after HIV testing. He states he has sex with other men and usually uses condoms. He had a negative HIV test result 1 year ago. He feels well today but reports having a flulike illness last week with mild fever, headache, myalgias, and fatigue; these symptoms have resolved. Following a physical exam and immunoassays, what is the most appropriate next step in management?

Frail elderly account for majority of potentially preventable Medicare spending

Among the many steps needed to provide high-value care for every high-need, high-cost older adult are a faster shift toward value-based health care; new data collection, analysis, and treatment planning; and new models for payment and patient assignment, an editorial stated.

ACP, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine produce case-based resource to improve diagnosis

Cases were designed to encourage thinking around diagnostic decision-making, identify problems that may occur in the diagnostic process, and demonstrate how diagnostic errors may affect both patients and the daily practice of medicine.

ACP updates climate change toolkit

The Climate Change and Health Action Plan includes an updated overview, as well as a PowerPoint presentation for chapter meetings, grand rounds, and other educational opportunities and regional talking points for discussing how climate change impacts health in each region of the U.S.

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.