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Studies look at COVID-19 vaccine boosters; ACP, Annals forum tackles challenging clinical questions

Two Israeli studies showed that vaccine boosters reduced rates of infection and severe disease. Experts gathered for the seventh ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine virtual forum on COVID-19. The FDA authorized a monoclonal antibody for pre-exposure prophylaxis in certain patients.

Phentermine-topiramate most effective drug for weight loss, meta-analysis finds

Among glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, semaglutide appeared to be the most effective for weight loss, with a higher likelihood of weight loss of 5% or more and percentage body weight change and a similar risk of adverse events.

MKSAP Quiz: Treatment of elevated cholesterol levels

A 58-year-old man is evaluated during a routine visit. He has psoriatic arthritis and hypertension. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate treatment?

Meta-analysis compares mortality benefits of heart failure treatment combinations

Patients taking an angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor, beta-blocker, mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist, and sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor showed the greatest reduction in risk of death, the analysis of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction found.

ACP launches new mentoring program to foster career development for mentors and mentees

The College's Mentoring Resource Library is now available for all members, and a monthly online Peer Mentoring Session series is specifically geared toward early-career physicians and ACP Resident/Fellow Members.

ACP's Executive Committee of the Board of Governors announces Class of 2027 Governor-elect Designees

The Governor-elect Designees will start their terms as Governors-elect after the College's Annual Business Meeting on April 30, 2022, and will take office as Governors in April 2023.

And the winner is …

ACP Internist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.