Category Archives: Features

New Insights Into Autism


The CDC estimates that 1% of the world population has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and its prevalence is growing at an alarming rate. New studies highlight the importance of early screening and intervention, and indicate that those with ASD may lack the normal pruning of neural connections.

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Managing Pain, Avoiding Addiction

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With opiate abuse and deaths a growing problem, physicians have a responsibility to help patients manage pain without contributing to the trend. Physicians discuss how Maryland’s PDMP can help flag abuse and they offer alternatives to opioids.

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Tomosynthesis: Better Detection of Breast Cancer


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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Enhancing Diagnostic Accuracy

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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.

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Eating Disorders: The Illness of Secrets

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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.

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Women’s Health Update


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.

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Managing The Inflamed Gut


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.

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Genomics Advances: The Quest for Personalized Medicine


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.

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Stopping Infectious Diseases


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.

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Harnessing the Power of Imaging to Fight Cancer

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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.

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