Category Archives: Features

Complex Conditions in Children

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Rising rates of children with ADHD and other complex conditions are challenging physicians who care for children to raise the bar in their management practices. Area pediatric specialists offer their advice.

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Women’s Health Update: Better Detection of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Endometriosis

Alan Weiss, MD, FAAAM, FACP

Often considered in the past to be psychosomatic conditions, and challenging to diagnose, the medical profession is now getting a better handle on detecting chronic fatigue syndrome and endometriosis – two common conditions affecting women’s health.

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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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Addictions Under Attack

Physicians have created a new medical subspecialty to tackle growing addiction rates

Addictions are beginning to overshadow other chronic diseases. The rise of addiction in American society underscores the need for medical professionals who are fully trained to diagnose, treat and be agents of change for substance and comorbid abuse.

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Under Vaccinated! Teens & Seniors at Risk

Susan Peeler, MD, recommends all boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 26 receive the HPV vaccine

In addition to ensuring that patients are receiving vaccines for infectious diseases like chicken pox and measles, physicians can encourage many more teens and seniors to take advantage of newer vaccines to combat HPV and shingles. Our experts explain.

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Proactive Approaches for Treating Diabetes

Adam Spector, a podiatric doctor, believes in a proactive and multidisciplinary approach to diabetes

An astonishing 29 million Americans have diabetes, although a decline in the incidence of new cases since 2009 provides hope for progress. Our medical experts discuss how technology can be harnessed to provide better monitoring and care, the role of wound care centers, and effective treatments for lower extremity ulcers.

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Tailoring Healthcare to Seniors

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Today’s healthcare providers are increasingly aware of effective strategies to deal with the special needs of older adults. Specialized emergency departments and surgical screenings for seniors do a better job detecting and treating issues, while physicians are seeking to prevent common keep their patients healthier.

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The State of Transplants

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Medical experts from the Chesapeake region discuss how pre-clinical trials are benefiting a wide range of transplants, and what’s new and exciting in liver transplantation.

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Evolution in Orthopaedic Treatment

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Orthopaedic experts explain the advantages of zero profile devices for cervical fusion, discuss new challenges and therapies in pediatric bone health and describe how to get the most from physical therapy referrals.

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Rethinking Proper Splinting and Concussion Treatment

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A recent University of Maryland study found that 93% of splints for pediatric fractures are applied improperly, and a neurologist explains that a uniform clinical algorithm doesn’t exit for treating concussions, with a discussion on why rest may not be the best approach.

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