E-cigarettes controversy

by Medical Staff Office on May 1, 2014

By Stephen Cattaneo, MD, Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology
In recent years, e-cigarettes have increased in popularity. They are often advertised as a “healthier” and cheaper alternative to cigarette smoking. While this may be true, without large scale research studies it … learn more

Should doctors care about cost?

by Medical Staff Office on May 1, 2014

Barry Meisenberg, MD, chair for quality improvement and healthcare systems research, recently submitted a letter to the editor to the New York Times regarding “Treatment Cost Could Influence Doctors’ Advice” article (April 18, 2014). His letter was published in the … learn more

Weight Loss & Metabolic Surgery Program receives national accreditation

by Medical Staff Office on May 1, 2014

Less than two years after opening, the Weight Loss & Metabolic Surgery Program at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) recently became a Level 1 Facility, nationally accredited by the American College of Surgeons for providing high quality care and excellent … learn more

FDA now discourages use of morcellator

by Medical Staff Office on May 1, 2014

By Henry Sobel, MD, Chair, Women’s and Children’s Services

The FDA recently issued an advisory strongly discouraging the use of uterine power morcellators. Read the MedPage article with the advisory and ACOG comment here.  The FDA’s specific recommendation to … learn more

Advertise your practice in AAMC’s Patient Guide

by Medical Staff Office on May 1, 2014

Once again, we would like to introduce an opportunity to inform patients and visitors at Anne Arundel Medical Center about your practice and services. We strive to provide our patients with essential information during their admission, but also want to … learn more

Summer student clinical research internship

by Medical Staff Office on May 1, 2014

Interested in having a clinical research student intern in your practice this summer? Complete a request here.… learn more

Surgeons for Smiles

by Medical Staff Office on May 1, 2014

The year was 1997 when Edward Zebovitz, DDS, first learned about the crucial need for medical and dental care in developing regions of the world such as the Philippines, Caribbean, East Africa, and Bangladesh.

“A colleague of my father’s was … learn more

Obstetric care consensus: safe prevention of the primary Cesarean delivery

by jmiller on April 24, 2014

The rapid increase in cesarean birth rates from 1996 to 2011 without clear evidence of concomitant decreases in materna or neonatal morbidity or mortality raises significant concern that cesarean delivery is overused.  Changing the local culture and attitudes of obstetric … learn more

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