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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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Diagnosing Dementia: Why It Matters

With limited treatment options for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, why should you be sure to get a definitive diagnosis? Our Maryland experts explain how to obtain an accurate diagnosis and why supportive care is critical.

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New Hope for the Top Three Cancers

Learn who should receive genetic testing for breast cancer or consider prophylactic mastectomy; what new radiation therapies treat non-operable, early stage lung cancer; and who derives the greatest benefit from prostate screening and active surveillance.

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Orthopaedic Update

Learn how real-time ultrasound can improve joint fluid aspiration and pain injections, why carpal tunnel syndrome is often overdiagnosed, and why Carticel Autologous Cartilage Implantation for some articular cartilage defects is a great option for younger patients.

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