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The Medical Home Gets a Neighborhood

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The Patient-Centered Medical Home concept has become part of a neighborhood that includes specialists and urgent care centers. Learn about the Patient-Centered Specialty Practice and Patient-Centered Connected Care recognition programs, as well as changes to PCMH.

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Blazing a New Trail: Four Women Who Created New Paths in Healthcare

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From the first female to win the Charles F. Kettering Prize (2005) for uncovering the role of aromatase inhibitors in treating breast cancer, to an African-American female hospital CEO, this year’s female honorees have forged new trails in healthcare.

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GI Game Changers

March/April 2015

From exciting new hepatitis C treatments that may even include a vaccine to DNA stool tests that can help detect colorectal cancer and a rise in laryngo-pharyngeal reflux (LPR), physicians have more tools and challenges to treat common gastrointestinal disorders than ever before.

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Using Lifestyle Factors to Treat Cardiovascular Disease

January/February 2015

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.

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Primary Care in the Driver’s Seat

Two new care models recently launched in Maryland reveal how physician leadership of care models can benefit physicians and patients. Farzad Mostashari, MD, and Peter Beilenson, MD, the physicians behind a new ACO and Co-operative, describe how their ventures are taking off.

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Clinical Trials Propel Cancer Breakthroughs

While a vast array of mutations make it impossible to find one treatment approach that suits all cancers, clinical trials improve our understanding and use of the genome and immune system for more customized therapies. NIH’s Steven Rosenberg, MD, and other cancer experts explain.

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Advances in Lower Extremity Repair

While living longer has its advantages, lower extremity joints often can’t withstand the stress we place on them. Our orthopaedic surgeons discuss the latest in complex ankle repair, plus robot-assisted total hip and cementless knee arthroplasty.

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Maryland Women Healthcare Trailblazers

Four amazing women. Four different career paths – pediatrician and JAMA editor, ophthalmologist, internist, and head of the Maryland Hospital Association. Their stories underscore the fact that Maryland has more than its share of outstanding leaders who just happen to be women.

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The Unmentionables: Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction

Many of your patients may still be reluctant to mention that they have incontinence or erectile dysfunction. That’s why our experts advise physicians to ask patients about these common, but still ‘unmentionable’ disorders.

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Advances in Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Treatment

With limited treatment options, studies demonstrate new hope for treating paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and ischemic strokes, and find that depression is an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease.

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