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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

Bristol-Meyers Squibb Grant Expands Access to Lung Screenings

by Medical Staff Office on March 21, 2016

The Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute was awarded a three-year, $1.25 million grant for lung cancer prevention and screening from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation.

This grant enables us to expand our lung cancer prevention services. These services will … learn more

Community Health Needs Assessment Report Sets 3-Year Direction for Anne Arundel County

by Medical Staff Office on March 21, 2016

In February 2016, the Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition released the latest community health needs assessment. Conducted every three years, the report is a joint effort led by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, AAMC and University of Maryland Baltimore … learn more

Bayhawks Name AAMC as Team’s Official Hospital and Orthopedic Surgeons

by Medical Staff Office on March 21, 2016

AAMC will be the official team hospital and Anne Arundel Medical Group (AAMG) Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists will be the orthopedic surgeons for the Chesapeake Bayhawks.

“We are proud of our Bayhawks team and thrilled to be their partner. … learn more

AAMC docsTALK Hosts Casting Call

by Medical Staff Office on March 21, 2016

Calling all health experts! Want to position yourself as a thought leader and gain recognition from the public? Starting in May, we’re holding auditions for our next two AAMC docsTalk hosts. These hosts will be the face of docsTalk, AAMC’s … learn more

Research: Can New Medicine Help Patients Who Have Major Bleeding?

by Medical Staff Office on March 21, 2016

Hospitalist James Welker, MD, and the Research Institute are conducting a clinical trial studying the effectiveness of Andexanet Alfa. This drug reverses the effects of some medicines that prevent blood from clotting normally. This medicine could benefit patients who … learn more

Research: Evaluating New Treatment Possibilities for HER-2 Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

by Medical Staff Office on March 21, 2016

The AAMC Research Institute is enrolling participants with HER-2 positive metastatic breast cancer in a clinical research trial evaluating Margetuximab, a new investigational medication. Participants enrolled in the SOPHIA clinical trial will receive either Margetuximab or Herceptin in combination with … learn more

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