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Lack of coordination between health care systems associated with fatal opioid overdoses

Veterans who received opioid prescriptions from both inside and outside the Veterans Affairs health system had two to three times the risk for fatal overdose versus those who received prescriptions from only one source.

Warfarin-aspirin therapy associated with increased bleeding compared with warfarin only

Patients with atrial fibrillation or venous thromboembolism who received aspirin without a clear therapeutic indication in addition to warfarin had higher rates of bleeding and similar rates of thrombosis.

MKSAP Quiz: 1-month history of malaise, myalgia, weight loss

A 65-year-old man is evaluated for a 1-month history of progressive malaise, myalgia, a 3.6-kg (8.0-lb) weight loss, and numbness and weakness of the right foot; left testicular pain for 1 week; and a painful rash on his legs for 2 days. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and other tests, what is the most likely diagnosis?

AHA issues updated statement on measurement of blood pressure

A validated automated device that can be programmed to take an average of at least three readings should be considered the preferred approach for evaluating blood pressure in the office, according to the statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).

ACP partners with TIME’S UP Healthcare, Women's Wellness through Equity and Leadership Project to promote safety, equity in health care

TIME’S UP Healthcare is linked to a network of leading health care institutions committed to increasing safety and equity in the industry, while the Women's Wellness through Equity and Leadership Project fosters the development of female physician leaders to build a healthier, more equitable work experience.

ACP discusses transition to adult health care in recent report and audio presentation

The audio presentation features guidance from ACP, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians, on a clinician's role in transitional health care, among other topics.

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.