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ACP's updated depression guideline recommends CBT, second-generation antidepressants

ACP stressed the importance of informing patients and taking their preferences into account when deciding between the recommended first-line therapies of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or an antidepressant.

CDC and FDA weigh in on safety of bivalent vaccine; research examines COVID-19 sequelae, omicron variants

The CDC and FDA said an observed association of ischemic stroke with the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent booster is very unlikely to represent a true clinical risk. New studies reported on symptoms a year after mild COVID-19 and estimated protection against the omicron variants.

MKSAP Quiz: 3-month history of daily headaches

A 64-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-month history of daily headaches of sudden, spontaneous onset. Following a physical exam and MRI, what is the most appropriate treatment of this patient's headaches?

Telemedicine appears effective for recurrent benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

In a South Korean trial of patients with previous cases of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, 72.4% of those randomized to a web-based diagnostic questionnaire and a video explaining the canalith repositioning maneuver reported vertigo resolution.

Call for fall 2023 Board of Governors resolutions

Initiating a resolution provides ACP members an opportunity to focus attention at the ACP national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them. The deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the fall 2023 Board of Governors Meeting is March 30.

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.