National Women Physician Day

by Medical Staff Office on February 5, 2016

Feb. 3 was the first National Women Physician Day. The date marked the 195th birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, a courageous woman who paved the path for females in healthcare. According to the 2014 Census of Actively Licensed Physicians in … learn more

AAMC Opens Crohn’s and Colitis Clinic

by Medical Staff Office on February 5, 2016

Anne Arundel Medical Center recently opened its patient-centered Crohn’s and Colitis Clinic. The clinic’s multidisciplinary team includes gastroenterologists, surgeons, nutritionists and other specialists—all with focused training and experience in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) management.

“With the entire team in one … learn more

Cardiac & Vascular Marketing Campaign

by Medical Staff Office on February 5, 2016

In February, you will begin to see and hear advertising promoting AAMC’s cardiac and vascular services. The campaign entitled “What’s Your Reason?” asks consumers to think about their personal reason for staying heart healthy, and encourages them to take … learn more

Participants Needed for Reflux Management Study

by Medical Staff Office on February 5, 2016

AAMC is participating in a clinical study. It compares treatment options for patients who have reflux symptoms, like heartburn and regurgitation, despite taking medication every day. The study compares a medical device, called LINX, against proton pump inhibitors. If you … learn more

Protecting Children from Identity Theft

by Medical Staff Office on February 5, 2016

Identity theft causes major financial damage and problems. But did you know the rate of child identity theft is 35 times higher than the rate for adults—and growing? Anne Arundel Medical Center is partnering with the Maryland Hospital Association to … learn more

Research Update: Patient Perspectives on Unplanned Cancer Admissions

by Medical Staff Office on February 5, 2016

Barry Meisenberg, MD, and the AAMC Research Institute are surveying 100 cancer patients. They hope to learn about the most common concerns or physical ailments that cause cancer patients to have unplanned admissions to the hospital. The research team will … learn more

Drugs past their expiration date

by jmiller on January 27, 2016

According to The Medical Letter (Dec. 7), “When no suitable alternative is available, outdated drugs may be effective.  How much potency they retain varies with the drug, the lot, the preservatives (if any), and the storage conditions, especially heat and … learn more

Comfort care for patients dying in the hospital

by jmiller on January 27, 2016

Great review article  (NEJM Dec 24, 2015) that reviews the need for comfort-care skills in hospital practice; setting goals at the end of life: the importance of communication; understanding comfort care; evidence-based management of symptoms in dying patients; pain; … learn more

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