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New guideline offers recommendations for older patients with diabetes or prediabetes

The Endocrine Society's new clinical practice guideline recommends lifestyle therapy, then metformin, then second-line drugs (but not sulfonylureas and glinides) or insulin for diabetes patients ages 65 years and older, among other advice.

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea perceived as looking younger after CPAP treatment

Data showed that perceived age of sleep apnea patients was six years younger after one month of using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for irregular menstrual cycles

A 19-year-old woman is evaluated for irregular menstrual cycles since menarche at 12 years of age, increasing amount of coarse facial hair, and acne. Symptoms have worsened since she stopped playing high school sports and subsequently gained weight. Following a physical exam and lab studies, in addition to exercise and weight loss, what is the most appropriate next step in management?

Guideline recommends pharmacologic treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high fracture risk

Bisphosphonates are recommended for initial treatment, although ibandronate is not recommended for reducing nonvertebral or hip fracture risk, the clinical practice guideline from the Endocrine Society stated.

Nevada internist wins I.M. Proud contest, free one-year ACP membership

Tsung-Hsien Justin Lin, MD, a general internist with Renown Health in Carson City, Nev., received the contest's grand prize.

Have a question for ACP leaders? Attend ACP's Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall

The Annual Business Meeting features a presentation of the Annual Report of the Treasurer and a discussion of ACP's priorities for the coming year from Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP.

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