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Little evidence supports nutritional supplements for protection against cardiovascular disease, death

A large review found some evidence of benefit from reduced salt intake and polyunsaturated fatty acid consumption, but most of the studied vitamins, supplements, and dietary strategies did not have evidence support.

Financial incentives associated with increased FIT uptake but not increased CRC screening overall

A three-arm trial of incentives for fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) and colorectal cancer screening (CRC) tested mail-only, mail and monetary, and mail and lottery interventions.

MKSAP Quiz: Dysphagia of 3 months' duration

A 52-year-old man is evaluated for dysphagia of 3 months' duration. He reports regurgitating undigested food soon after eating solid food, occasional coughing and choking after swallowing, and chronic halitosis. Following a physical examination, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?

Antidepressants associated with decreased mortality rates in patients with diabetes and depression

A retrospective cohort study in Taiwan found that antidepressant use was associated with a significantly reduced risk for death, and after adjustment, total mortality decreased as total cumulative antidepressant dose increased.

New Curbsiders podcast episode: Strategies for teaching in the hospital

The Curbsiders, a podcast hosted by internists focusing on internal medicine-related topics, offers CME credit and MOC points to ACP members.

Call for spring 2020 Board of Governors resolutions

The deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the spring 2020 Board of Governors meeting is Oct. 10, 2019.

Vote for your favorite entry

ACP Internist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.