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Using Lifestyle Factors to Treat Cardiovascular Disease

Western medicine emphasizes medications and procedure-based approaches to treat cardiovascular diseases. Learn how lifestyle approaches such as nutrition and Transcendental Meditation may help prevent or reduce these diseases, and how Peripheral Arterial Disease is best diagnosed and treated.

PAs Expand Their Reach and Their Roles

Physician assistants (PAs) have long been on the frontlines of healthcare, serving as trusted medical professionals to patients in areas where healthcare providers are in short supply. Legislation that took effect this past fall will further increase access to these practitioners.

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Michael Busch: 11 Years as Maryland’s House Speaker

Despite his 28 years in the Maryland state legislature, Speaker Michael Busch has never taken the splendor of the House chamber for granted. The chamber is an inspirational setting for the years of legislative wrangling that have taken place within its walls.

Caring for Advanced Complex Illnesses

As U.S. life expectancy increases, so does the number of those living with disabilities. As a result, physicians are treating more patients with advanced complex illnesses (ACI). Our experts discuss how to provide compassionate, anticipatory care for these patients and their families.

The Impact of Insurance Changes on Patients and Physicians

U.S. healthcare insurance involves a byzantine set of policies and structures. Decades of rising costs have resulted in patients paying a higher share out of their own pockets. Our experts examine the latest trends and their impact on your practice.

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False Claims Act Investigations: Ten Best Practices for Complying with DOJ Subpoenas

The Obama administration has made healthcare fraud cases a top priority for the past five years. In 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius established an interagency task force, the Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team, to increase coordination and optimize civil and criminal enforcement. […]


Chesapeake Culture, Chesapeake Life

Starting at Havre de Grace, Md., where the Susquehanna River empties its fresh water into the Chesapeake Bay, waters flow 200 miles south to Virginia Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. This is the Chesapeake, a region that’s supported indigenous people, colonizing Europeans, thinkers and leaders who have changed the course of human history […]


30 Years of Progress in Treating Cardiovascular Disease

I first met ‘Fred’ when he was 32 years old, with his first inferior myocardial infarct (MI). We treated him with streptokinase within two hours of chest pain onset. His ejection fraction (EF) remained intact. However, this tale really started many years before that MI. Fred remembers going to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) [...]

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