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Bariatric Surgery: Safe and Effective

Barry Greene, MD, FACS, FASMBS, medical director of Bariatric Surgery at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and a surveyor for the MBSAQIP, describes how bariatric surgery overwhelmingly has been proven to be effective and safe when performed at an MBSAQIP-accredited center. He describes the case of a 66 year old man whose BMI went from 54 to 29 following bariatric surgery, and advocates for offering bariatric surgery to suitable patients who have not achieved and maintained significant weight and comorbidity improvement with nonsurgical treatment.

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Using Evidence-Based Healthcare Design To Make Buildings Work for Patients

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Evidence-based medical practice began in the 1970s, but it wasn’t until 2006 that evidence-based design was introduced to facility guidelines to begin basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes. Chase Brexton Health Service’s Clinic is an example of this approach, with exam rooms designed through extensive research to maintain client privacy, provide interaction between various medical service providers and save time and resources.

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A Champion for a Healthier Virginia

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In addition to spending three to four days per week practicing pediatric neurology, and serving as the medical director of Edmarc Hospice for Children, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam has pushed an ambitious healthcare agenda, as he describes in this interview.

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Connected Health and the Internet of Things

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Bringing you the latest on mobile healthcare technology from this year’s Connected Health Conference, we explain the Internet of Things (IoT), describe a new smoking cessation app called SmokeBeat that identifies in real time when users are smoking, and explore an app developed by a local physician for diagnosing and treating concussions.

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Helping Patients Breathe Easier

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Learn about the latest diagnostic and treatment approaches for two common conditions that affect your patients’ ability to breathe – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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Advancing Digestive Disease Detection and Care

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The Western lifestyle has contributed to a higher incidence of digestive tract diseases. Our medical specialists discuss the latest approaches in treating three common digestive conditions – ulcerative colitis, food allergies, and rectal cancer.

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Innovation In Healthcare: From Care Delivery to Policy

Whether you’re an independent physician or part of a regional healthcare enterprise, you’re feeling the pressure for better outcomes and improved care delivery costs. Innovation helps physicians meet those challenges and comes in a variety of forms, from better diagnostic tools to access to critical data to a more patient and user-friendly space in which […]

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MedChi’s 2016 Legislative Agenda: Focused on Medicaid, Insurance,Tort Reform

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The 2016 General Assembly Session is under way, and MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, and many physicians in the Chesapeake Physician community have common legislative goals which align with the mission of MedChi — to serve as Maryland’s foremost advocate and resource for physicians, their patients, and the public health.

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AMA Launches Silicon Valley Integrated Innovation Company, Health2047

Opens Opportunities for Physicians to Engage in the Innovation of Products That Improve the Delivery of Care to Patients Building on its historic commitment to advance the practice of medicine and improve public health, the American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that it is investing $15M to become founding partner of a healthcare innovation company – Health2047, Inc. […]

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New Technology Means Better Management and Lower Costs

In 2014, the Affordable Care Act expanded health coverage to millions of Americans. In 2015, healthcare spending in the U.S. grew an average of 6% each quarter. In 2016, the demand for healthcare services will continue to rise as more people have insurance. Along with the increased demand for services, you’re also experiencing increased pressure to deliver high quality patient […]

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