This year’s annual feature story on women physicians who are exceptional leaders in their field includes the president of the D.C. medical society, the founding director of the Rodham Institute, and the critical care medical director for a major hospital system. Learn their secrets for success.
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.
Cardiovascular experts discuss new guidelines to lower blood pressure, improved transcatheter aortic valve replacement and implantable monitoring of arrhythmias after cryptogenic stroke are reducing risk and improving lives.
If anyone can take on Baltimore City residents’ many health issues, it’s Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen, MD. When she’s not giving TED talks, you can likely find her encouraging physicians to minimize opiate use, teaching people how to prevent heroin deaths, or seeking new ways to reduce violence.
While a magic bullet to treat cancer has never materialized, physicians today have a better understanding of their etiology and more advanced detection and treatment options. Experts from the Chesapeake region discuss the progress in treating these three carcinomas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.