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Weekly Progress Notes September 11


Philip Corcoran, M.D. Interviewed About Dangers of Vaping

Congratulations to Philip Corcoran, M.D. for his recent interview with Montgomery Community Media regarding the dangers of vaping. A short clip of that interview is included below. Dr. Corcoran also spoke with NBC4 on this topic last week and will be participating in an on-air panel discussion next week!




Suburban Hospital Diabetes Symposium


Don’t forget to join us this Saturday, Sept. 14 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Suburban Hospital Auditorium for the Diabetes Symposium. This symposium will offer practitioners an opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in diabetes, hyperlipidemia and diet and features endocrinologists from Johns Hopkins Medicine, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and Suburban Hospital. Click here to register.


Seventh Annual Suburban Hospital Cardiovascular Symposium


Don’t forget to join us on Saturday, September 28 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Suburban Hospital Auditorium for the Cardiovascular Symposium. The symposium offers providers an opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in heart disease prevention, imaging and interventions. Mark E. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., the “William Osler Professor of Medicine,” “Physician in Chief” at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Director of Medicine at JHM will present the Annual Mark F. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Future of American Medicine: What to Expect.  Click here to register. Download this flyer to learn more.


Construction Update


From now through Sept. 23, construction on the second floor and ED elevator is underway. This activity will include saw cutting on the second floor through slab. Additionally, saw cutting of the ED slab is scheduled for Sept. 11 – Sept. 23 from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This construction will result in a high-pitched sound with limited vibration. We are exploring the use of a sound barrier to minimize impact. Contact Cindy Notobartolo at regarding any issues as they arise.


Mandatory Flu Vaccines

With flu season just around the corner, Suburban Hospital has again mandated flu vaccination as a condition of employment. Beginning Oct. 7, we will offer free flu vaccine clinics for employees, physicians and volunteers. Download this handout for more information and the necessary documentation.



Click here for the September 2019 calendar.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

Sept. 11: Translational Research Conference—to access click here.

Sept. 11: Fundamentals of Cancer Conference—to access click here.

Sept. 12: Surgical Grand Rounds “When a Patient Dies”—to access click here. Text CME Code 21836 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.

Sept. 13: Oncology Grand Rounds—to access click here.

Sept. 13: Medical Grand Rounds—to access click here.

Sept. 13: Informatics Grand Rounds “A Network Model of Clinical Decision Support for Medication Price Transparency”—to access click here.



Deep Brain Stimulation Eases Parkinson’s Symptoms


A new study shows that using deep brain stimulation may increase dopamine levels in the brain, reducing tremors and muscle rigidity that are the hallmark symptom of Parkinson’s disease. Read more about this research.


Antibiotic Exposure Linked to Colon Cancer Risk


Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center recently found that taking even a single course of antibiotics might boost, even slightly, the risk of developing colon cancer a decade later. Learn more about this research and how it supports the need for taking another look at how frequently antibiotics are prescribed.



Physical Medicine

For a list of Physical Medicine Specialists practicing at Suburban Hospital, click here.



Ordering Investigational Drugs in Epic

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