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Menopausal hormone therapy linked to breast cancer risk

An individual patient-level meta-analysis found that risk for breast cancer increased steadily with duration of use for all types of menopausal hormone therapy except vaginal estrogen and that risk was higher with estrogen-progestogen than estrogen-only formulations.

Text messages may improve glycemic control in patients with diabetes and coronary disease

Patients in a Chinese study received six automated text messages per week with educational and motivational information on glucose monitoring, blood pressure control, medication adherence, physical activity, and lifestyle.

MKSAP Quiz: 6-week history of chest pressure

A 52-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-week history of chest pressure that occurs during exercise and is relieved with rest. She also had chest pressure during a stressful work meeting last week. Medical history includes hypertension and hyperlipidemia, and medications are hydrochlorothiazide, lisinopril, and atorvastatin. After normal results on physical examination and electrocardiography, what diagnostic test should be performed next?

ACP supportive of ABIM plans to develop longitudinal assessment option

ACP looks forward to supporting the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in developing options that emphasize learning, offer flexibility and choice, and meet the needs of internal medicine specialists and subspecialists as well as the patients they serve.

ACP supports National Physician Suicide Awareness Day on Sept. 17

The Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine is leading a collaborative effort with ACP and other medical organizations to encourage grassroots activities that increase awareness of the issue of physician suicide.

ACP Women in Medicine webinar on Sept. 19 discusses “Negotiating Like a Woman”

A contract expert will discuss best practices for women in medicine negotiating salary, hours, and overall compensation packages during a one-hour webinar open to all ACP members.

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.