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Wyoming Boy with Rare Cancer Receives New Liver Operation to Cure Disease for First Time at MedStar Georgetown

When Jessica Fritz noticed an unusual yellowing tint to her then 6-year-old son Triton’s complexion one day in 2017, she was wary of the clinicians in her town in Wyoming who were dismissing her concerns.  “I demanded blood work to get to the bottom of it,” says Fritz. “I just knew something wasn’t right.” Testing showed that Triton’s jaundiced appearance was due to a cancerous liver tumor called Rhabdomyosarcoma.  The tumor was blocking one of the ducts that usually empties bile into the liver. The tumor was so extensive it involved the pancreas as well as the liver and bile…

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Athletic Trainers Practice Too, When it Comes to Saving the Lives of Student Athletes

Did you know a tarp, a bucket of ice water and the right training is all you need to start treating a student athlete suffering from heat stroke? MedStar Health athletic trainers, sports medicine physicians and local EMS partners hit the gym at Howard Community College; putting their skills to the test creating ice baths (and much more) to practice live-saving techniques before real medical emergencies happen on the field. During the annual, full-day class presented by MedStar Health, participants learned from healthcare leaders on topics such as clearing an athlete for play after heat illness, care of traumatic fractures and dislocations,…

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MedStar Emergency Physicians Selected as 2019-2020 Employer of Excellence by American Academy of Physician Assistant’s Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management

Columbia, Maryland – MedStar Emergency Physicians (MEP) has been selected as a top employer by the group that represents the nation’s 131-thousand physician assistants (PAs).  The American Academy of Physician Assistant’s Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management (CHLM) has announced the winners of the 2019-2020 Employer of Excellence Awards which are designed to showcase organizations that have implemented practices that create a positive work environment for PAs and encourage collaboration among provider teams. The program is the first and only PA-specific award program available to organizations. “MedStar Emergency Physicians has fostered a professional environment where physicians and physician assistants work…

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