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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maryland physicians discuss how cardiovascular care is evolving to fit the individual, including development of ticagrelor, an alternative to clopidogrel; treatment of acute iliofemoral DVT with percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy/ thrombolysis; and better protection of women’s hearts.
Physicians play a key role in helping patients with terminal illnesses have a higher quality of life. Learn why you should not delay end-of-life conversations.
Maryland physicians describe advances in treating rectal, peritoneal and skin cancers and the role of cancer survivorship programs in caring for the increasing numbers of survivors.
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Joshua Sharfstein, M.D. describes where Maryland is today in sharing electronic healthcare data – including query portals and secure messaging – and the challenges that remain in using it to improve patients’ health.
These four Maryland women physicians have made a difference beyond their normal medical practices. Learn how screening mammograms got their start, how a surgeon is bringing her skills to repair fistulas in Rwanda and more.