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Nonprescription antibiotic use may be prevalent in the U.S. population

A scoping review of 31 studies found that up to 66% of patients reported using antibiotics without a prescription and that up to 48% were storing antibiotics for future use.

Systolic, diastolic blood pressures show independent effects on MI, stroke risk

Although systolic blood pressure was the more significant factor, the finding that both measures independently predict adverse outcomes suggests that diastolic pressure should not be ignored, study authors said.

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for an elevated globulin fraction

A 67-year-old woman undergoes follow-up evaluation for an elevated globulin fraction of total serum protein level. She has no symptoms. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate management?

Smoking cessation study supports ‘never too early, never too late’

Smoking cessation was consistently related to lower risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease (PAD), although a significantly elevated risk for PAD persisted up to 30 years after smoking cessation.

Fatal overdoses may be declining in the U.S.

The number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. appears to have dropped from 2017 to 2018, according to the latest CDC estimates, although counts have not been finalized.

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The ACP Advance Quality Improvement Curriculum was developed by physicians for physicians and their clinical teams and includes four online interactive modules.

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