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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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Advances in Lower Extremity Repair

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Exceptional Character and Commitment

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Continuing our yearly tradition, Maryland Physician interviewed female physicians we admire for their exceptional commitment to leadership. They remind us of the importance of mentors, family support and following your passion.

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The Evolution of Emergency Care: Beyond Fast Track

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In the midst of exploding volumes, ED providers have gotten creative – from creating standalone EDs and separate psychiatric EDs, to improving care delivery through Rapid Medical Evaluation and bedside rounding at change of shift.

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