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Medical error – the third leading cause of death in the US

by jmiller on May 5, 2016

In the news, (BMJ, May 3) .  The article explains that the 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM report is limited and outdated.  The results were contested by Leape in 1993, a chief  investigator of the 1984 Harvard study which published … learn more

Which oral anticoagulant for atrial fibrillation?

by jmiller on April 21, 2016

Direct-to-consumer advertisements continue to urge patients who take warfarin for atrial fibrillation to ask their doctors about the benefits of one or another of the newer anticoagulants.  This review  (Medical Letter, April 11) addresses the efficacy, bleeding and … learn more

Zika Virus and Pregnancy – Online First – NEJM

by jmiller on April 14, 2016

In a series of “online first” articles, and also reported in this weeks news, the NEJM has made the following articles available:  Zika virus infection in pregnant women in Rio de Janeiro – preliminary report; Zika virus and birth defects … learn more

Zika Virus

by jmiller on April 14, 2016

In an “online first” series from the NEJM this week, this segment includes general information:  Zika Virus; The Zika Challenge; Zika Virus in the Americas: Yet another arbovirus threat.  Click here to read full text.learn more

Zika virus as a cause of neurologic disorders

by jmiller on April 14, 2016

In a series of “online first: articles published in the NEJM this week, the focus is on Zika virus in the United States.  The articles in this set include:  Zika virus as a cause of neurologic disorders and Zika virus … learn more

Mediterranean diet and fracture risk in postmenopausal women

by jmiller on March 29, 2016

This early online article and editorial (JAMA Intern Med) concludes, “Higher adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with a lower risk for hip fractures.  These results support that a healthy dietary pattern may play a role in maintaining bone … learn more

Effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction vs. cognitive behavioral therapy or usual care on back pain

by jmiller on March 22, 2016

From this week’s JAMA (Mar 22/29), article concludes, “Among adults with chronic low back pain, treatment with MBSR or CBT, compared with usual care, resulted in greater improvement in back pain and functional limitations at 26 weeks, with no significant … learn more

Celebrating National Doctors’ Day on March 30

by Medical Staff Office on March 21, 2016

On Wednesday, March 30, Anne Arundel Medical Center is celebrating National Doctor’s Day as a way to say “thank you” to our doctors. At Anne Arundel Medical Center, we are proud to have you as valued members of the medical … learn more

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