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Teens of the week: Where are they now? Featuring Helen Selonick, daughter of Dr. Stu Selonick and wife of AAMC’s emergency room doc, James Prevas

by jmiller on December 27, 2016

This is a beautiful piece, published December 26th in the Capital,  revisiting a 2003 Teen of the week:  Helen Selonick, daughter of Dr. Stu Selonick, who also became (and married) a physician.  This is a delightful piece to share.  To … learn more

Meaning and the nature of physicians’ work by Abraham Verghese, M.D.

by jmiller on December 8, 2016

This excellent Perspective from the Nov.10th issue of NEJM, written by Dr. Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting For Stone, is a very insightful piece on the timeline of where we are now in medicine, versus where we were.  He poignantly … learn more

The Collaborative Care Network: Promoting the Success of Our Members through Payment Transformation and Care Redesign

by Medical Staff Office on November 25, 2016

In recent months, the Collaborative Care Network (CCN) has sponsored two events to provide updates to our medical community on MACRA, MIPS and Advanced Alternative Payment Models, and how these programs affect Maryland providers. We learned that we can expect … learn more

Pathology Update: New Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (Multiplex PCR testing)

by Medical Staff Office on November 25, 2016

From Sanford H. Robbins, MD, chief pathologist; Jacqui Kozireski, microbiology lab manager; and Mary Clance, MD, hospital epidemiologist

The era of molecular microbiology is here. We are pleased to announce that Multiplex PCR testing will be available for the detection … learn more

Mindfulness Meditation-Based Intervention is Feasible, Acceptable, and Safe for Chronic Low Back Pain Requiring Long-Term Daily Opioid Therapy

by jmiller on November 3, 2016

“Findings of this study indicate that the targeted mindful meditation-based intervention is feasible and safe in patients with opioid-treated chronic low back pain.  Mindful meditation-based interventions are particularly attractive for the treatment of chronic disabling conditions because they promote an … learn more

“Interventions to Prevent and Reduce Physician Burnout: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” and Accompanying Editorial “Doing Something about Physician Burnout”

by jmiller on November 3, 2016

“Physician burnout has reached epidemic levels, as documented in national studies of both physicians in training and practicing physicians. The consequences are negative effects on patient care, professionalism, physicians’ own care and safety, and the viability of the healthcare systems. … learn more

In the News: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Outbreaks Resulting in Childrens’ Deaths across the Country

by jmiller on November 3, 2016

Several articles attached related to acute flaccid myelitis, which has been a topic in the news this past week. Several articles are attached. Click here to read full text.… learn more

Hearing without Listening: NEJM Perspective Piece

by jmiller on November 3, 2016

Jeffrey Drazen, MD, takes us through a scene of “pre-rounding” in an ICU unit, in which the attending physicians are rounding with their computers, giving the latest data on each patient without connecting with the patient. The residents who really … learn more

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