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HbA1c levels may overestimate mean glucose in black type 1 diabetes patients, study finds

HbA1c levels may overestimate mean glucose concentration in black people compared to white people, potentially because of differences in hemoglobin glycation.

Some traditional Chinese medicine may provide benefits in cardiovascular conditions

Some traditional Chinese medications might be used as a complementary and alternative approach for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, but further long-term study is needed.

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for episodic palpitations

A 34-year-old man is evaluated for episodic palpitations of 8 months' duration, usually associated with sweating and anxiety. Medical history is significant for thyroidectomy for medullary thyroid carcinoma diagnosed at 12 years of age. Following a physical exam and lab studies, in addition to the presenting diagnosis, which of the following disorders is this patient most likely to develop?

Quarter-dose combinations of antihypertensive meds appear safe, effective versus placebo, standard doses

Low-dose antihypertensive regimens could have a broader role in clinical practice, as they yield similar reductions in blood pressure but are better tolerated.

Maximize your reimbursement with ACP's Quality Payment Advisor

A free, web-based tool will help determine whether a practice should pick the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System or advanced Alternative Payment Model pathway.

“Sharing Our Stories” spotlights internists' careers, lives, and advice

Highlights include a series of videos featuring Faith T. Fitzgerald, MD, MACP, who has been honored and recognized for her diagnostic, patient care, and teaching skills.

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.