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What Medical Practitioners Can Learn From Retailers

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Real estate brokers representing medical clients have become experts in both medical office and retail lease transactions. The lesson for physicians is to borrow sophisticated mapping tools from retailers to make sure their practice thrives.

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Maryland Wine Country: A Blend of Scenery and Tastes

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I’ve called home for over 30 years, and in that time I’ve been regularly amazed at the history, natural beauty and destination this great state keeps showing me. Most recently, I wanted to develop my wine palate and knowledge. I also needed some easy, outdoor-focused day trips. [...]

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Start Palliative Care Consult at Time of Cancer Diagnosis

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Cheryl is a 55-year-old woman in good health with no significant medical history, who presented with low back pain radiating to her legs that has failed six weeks of conservative treatment with physical therapy and NSAIDS. She attributed a 20-pound weight loss over two months to increased exercise and a new dietary supplement [...]

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How to Stay on the “Right” Side of the Maryland Board of Physicians

NATALIE MCSHERRY Practicing physicians should make sure to avoid licensing issues and potential disciplinary actions from the Maryland Board of Physicians by taking a few simple measures. Failure to follow these steps could result in drastic consequences for your practice. The Board is composed of 22 members, 14 of whom are practicing licensed physicians (including […]

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Creating Systems of Support for Young Adults with Cancer

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When a young person is diagnosed with cancer, their list of questions, wonders and worries can seem never-ending. What are my chances of beating this? How sick will I get? Am I going to lose my hair? What about my work; how will I pay my bills? How will my family cope? [...]

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Shaping the Future of Healthcare in Delivery and Scope

Borrowing a line from Secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, “Maryland is a state where people are coping with their anxiety about the future of healthcare by putting in place structures that will actually work.” This issue is full of advances on both the clinical and practice […]

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Is Private Practice Dead?

HIT Article, September/October 2014

Don’t want to be employed by a health system or government agency, but fear that private practice is no longer viable? Learn new alternatives, from large single-specialty ‘mega’ groups to models focused on population health.

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Tomosynthesis: Better Detection of Breast Cancer

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Maryland mammographers discuss how their experience and a recent study indicate that tomosynthesis, the newer 3D approach to mammography, detects more crucial breast cancers while reducing callbacks.

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Reflection and Forward Thinking

September/October 2014

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Secretary Joshua Sharfstein, MD, reflects on his challenges and accomplishments and where his next position will take him.

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Clinical Trials Propel Cancer Breakthroughs

Cover Article, September/October 2014

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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