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ACP issues guideline on testosterone treatment for age-related low testosterone levels

Clinicians should prescribe testosterone for men with this condition only to treat sexual dysfunction, not to improve energy, vitality, physical function, or cognition, the guideline said.

Alcohol abstinence may reduce secondary atrial fibrillation, randomized trial finds

An editorial noted the potential difficulty of convincing patients who drink regularly to abstain from alcohol long enough to make a difference.

MKSAP Quiz: 2 weeks of painful lumps on legs

A 23-year-old woman is evaluated for 2 weeks of painful lumps on her legs. The lumps persist for several days and make it difficult for her to go to work as a waitress. She is a college student in Ohio where she has lived her whole life. She has not traveled outside of the state for the last 2 years. Following a physical exam and change in contraception, what test should be done next?

Certain factors associated with higher mortality risk in invasive group B strep infection

In a study of patients with invasive group B Streptococcus infections, all-cause 30-day mortality was highest for those with peritonitis and pneumonia or empyema and lowest among those with osteomyelitis or joint infection.

Jan. 14 webinar covers “Mindfulness in Medicine: What Physicians Need to Know”

The free one-hour webinar begins at 3 p.m. ET and is open to all ACP members.

Seeking mastery in medicine

In his latest KevinMD column, ACP's Vice President of Membership and Global Engagement, Philip A. Masters, MD, FACP, analyzes what pursuing mastery in medicine might look like in physicians' daily lives.

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.