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Combination of larger, smaller brain infarctions in middle age associated with later-life cognitive decline

Over a 20-year period, cognitive decline was steeper in participants with a combination of larger and smaller infarctions versus no infarctions on MRI, meaning that the presence of both types was equivalent to 13.6 years of aging, researchers noted.

Omega-3 fatty acids safe, effective for reducing triglycerides

Use of omega-3 fatty acids for improving atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk in patients with hypertriglyceridemia is supported by a 25% reduction in major adverse cardiovascular events, according to the American Heart Association.

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for left lower extremity ulcer

A 50-year-old man is evaluated for a left lower extremity ulcer. He has a 15-year history of worsening arthritis for which he has never been evaluated. He takes ibuprofen as needed. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely diagnosis?

Bisphosphonates associated with lower fracture risk, not associated with mortality

Lower mortality rates linked to bisphosphonates in previous observational studies might be due to direct biological effects of treatment, authors of a recent meta-analysis noted.

Free ACP webinar on gender equality in the workplace to be held on Sept. 11

An upcoming Women in Medicine webinar on strategies for recognizing and addressing gender inequalities in medical institutions and physician practices is open to all ACP members.

Register now for “Point of Care Ultrasound: Foundational Skills for Internists”

The College will offer a two-day course on point-of-care ultrasound, including hands-on experience with live models and simulators, twice this November.

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.