An explosion in the types and complexity of diagnostic tests makes it challenging for physicians to order and interpret with confidence. Here’s a guide for ensuring more accurate diagnoses without running into reimbursement issues.
Category Archives: Features
Millions of Americans are estimated to have an eating disorder, a serious constellation of conditions that entail extreme attitudes and behaviors related to food and weight. Experts explain why these disorders are trending younger and how treatment has evolved.
Preconception planning for diabetic women, growing data on the value of prophylactic oophorectomies and the DNA test as a possible alternative to the Pap test are featured in this issue’s women’s health update.
Maryland gastroenterologists explain how to better manage the inflammation in Crohn’s and celiac disease and how to help women with inflammatory bowel disease through pregnancy and childbirth.
Personalized medicine is hardly new, but major advances in are paving the way for a more sophisticated approach to personalized medicine. Learn how these developments may affect your medical practice.
Learn why the CDC recommends that all baby boomers be tested for Hepatitis C, how fecal transplants can effectively treat C. diff, and why providers should address MRSA in the clinic or exam room, not just in nursing facilities and hospitals.
Maryland radiologists describe advances in 3T MRI and PET/CT, including new radioisotopes, improving oncologic imaging – detecting metastatic disease, more targeted prostate biopsies and treating brain tumors.
Learn why experts recommend making questions about sleep habits part of the physical. Get latest advice for treating common sleep problems: sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome and circadian rhythm disturbances.
A trio of Maryland women’s health experts provide the latest medical information to treat common issues in middle-aged women – osteoporosis, hormone replacement therapy and pelvic prolapse.
Two experts explain how Maryland children are benefiting from national and local initiatives that promote better treatment of concussions and that limit unnecessary tests and procedures through a new Choosing Wisely initiative.