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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Our experts discuss the growing options for breast reconstruction, including free tissue transfer, as well as non-surgical options for cosmetic procedures. They also discuss why pelvic pain, which affects nearly half of women, should not be dismissed.
Obesity has proven one of the least tractable health issues, with only about 1% of those using traditional medical and lifestyle changes to lose weight able to keep it off long term. Studies show that bariatric surgery not only can maintain weight loss, but also can positively impact metabolic syndrome and other associated conditions.
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.