Reminder! UpToDate is available remotely and has an app available as well!

by jmiller on June 10, 2014

If you would like to know more about accessing UpToDate remotely through our Intranet, click here to learn more!… learn more

Succinct review of the new VTE prevention and management guidelines

by jmiller on June 10, 2014

VTE is a major source of morbidity and mortality in the United States.  The American College of Chest Physicians Antithrombotic Guidelines, 9th Edition, includes a large number of clinical practice recommendations regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of venous thromboembolism.  … learn more

Primary care interventions to prevent tobacco use in children and adolescents: USPSTF recommendation statement

by jmiller on June 10, 2014

The USPSTF recommends that primary care clinicians provide interventions, including education or brief counseling, to prevent initiation of tobacco use in school-aged children and adolescents.  Click here to read full text.… learn more

Infectious diseases specialty intervention is associated with decreased mortality and lower healthcare costs

by jmiller on June 10, 2014

This article concludes ” ID interventions are associated with improved patient outcomes.  Early ID interventions are also associated wtih reduced costs for Medicare beneficiaties and select infections.  (CID, Jan)  Click here to read full text.… learn more

Celebrate the Career of Errol Phillip, MD

by Medical Staff Office on June 9, 2014

Dr . Phillip started practicing family medicine in 1972 at South County Health Center.  He was instrumental in establishing the center, which was set up to serve patients in an area where there was a lack of physicians.

Dr. Phillip … learn more

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

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