Issue: Summer 2013 Vol. 8 - Issue 2
Scientific Reports
A Primary Care Perspective on U.S. Health Care: Part 1: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
–Thomas Gates, M.D., Corey Fogleman, M.D., and David O'Gurek, M.D.
Whence U.S. health care? This is the first of a series of articles that looks at the present and future of our health care system, and – as the system undergoes inevitable change – how primary care fits in.
The Cyberknife® M6TM Radiosurgery System
– Jeffrey S. Eshleman, M.D., Kenneth G. Berkenstock, M.D., Kishor P. Singapuri, M.D., and Charles Fuller, Ph.D.
The new LGH CyberKnife is the most advanced robotic system available today. It brings stereotactic precision to radiosurgery, and greatly increases its applicability for many small tumors and selected medical conditions.
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– Edward J. Purzycki, Ph.D.
This article complements our ongoing exploration of mind-body interactions. It describes the Mindfulness-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program at LGH, with particular focus on the treatment of Insomnia – a surprisingly common affliction.
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What is a Blood Management Program?
–Susan Bator, M.D. and Mary Bassalin, BS, RN, CCRN
Approximately 100 U.S. hospitals now have comprehensive blood management programs. LGH is developing such a program to enhance the safety and quality of blood product usage, by optimizing the patient’s own blood volume and assessing their tolerance for anemia before any transfusion.
The New Age of Medicine
–Jennifer L. Kegel, M.D.
The latest in our series on mind-body interactions expands our understanding of the field of Integrative Medicine. Its complementary and synergistic role alongside standard Western medicine makes health care truly “holistic.”
From the Editor’s Desk
The Oregon Study of Medicaid Expansion is Being Misinterpreted
– Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.
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Top Tips from Family Practice
Choosing Wisely IV and Other Top Tips
– Alan S. Peterson, M.D.
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