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  • Quiz: Top Medical News from 2017 2017 has been a year of ups and downs for medicine, with new drug approvals and treatment guidelines, turmoil in Washington, and the continuing opioid epidemic. Test your knowledge about the most-read news stories of the year.

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  • Fast Five Quiz: Nicotine Addiction and Cessation Nicotine addiction is the second-leading cause of death worldwide and the leading cause of preventable death. As 'New Year's resolution' season approaches, test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Holiday Decorating Injuries Although decorating for the holidays can be fun, injuries associated with festive displays are common. Are you prepared for this season's injuries? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Infective Endocarditis Infective endocarditis is a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge that is nearly always fatal if left untreated. What do you know about this challenging condition? Test yourself with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Headaches Many different types of headaches are recognized, including migraine, cluster, and tension. Test yourself on the diagnosis, workup, and treatment of various headache types with this short quiz.

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  • Chronic Alcohol Abuse: Complications and Consequences People who chronically abuse alcohol are at increased risk for cirrhosis, GI bleeding, pancreatitis, cardiomyopathy, trauma, mental health disorders, and a wide variety of cancers. Learn more about the potentially devastating complications of excessive, long-term alcohol use.
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis IPF is a chronic, progressive fibrosing interstitial pneumonia of unknown cause that primarily occurs in older adults. How do you identify and manage this frequently fatal condition?
  • Obesity: How to Diagnose and Treat an Epidemic The adverse consequences of obesity are much more complex than simply being an imbalance between energy intake and energy output. Learn the pathophysiology behind this epidemic and how to diagnose and treat this multifactorial disease.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Facts and Misconceptions Popular misconceptions notwithstanding, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is not a separate disease but a manifestation of the seasonality of affective illness. It is part of a mood cycle that also includes manic symptoms. How can you most effectively manage this cycle?

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  • The Year in Medicine 2017: News That Made a Difference Read the medical news that got the most attention this year, including multiple hurricanes, the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the opioid crisis (again), and much more.

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  • Eric J. Topol, MD Eric J. Topol, MD Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Executive Vice President and Professor of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute; Senior Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape