Category Archives: Features

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


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


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


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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Women’s Health Roundup


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.

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Bariatric Surgery: An Underutilized Tool

March/April 2015

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.

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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.

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