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University of Maryland Children’s Hospital Announces New Board of Advisors Chair, Stephen Lazinsky

April 05, 2023
The University of Maryland Children's Hospital (UMCH) announced today that Maryland business owner Steve Lazinsky has been named chair of its Board of Advisors. Lazinsky, who has served on the board since 2017, replaces George "Chip" Doetsch III, who has stepped down after a decade holding the board leadership role. Doetsch recently joined the University of Maryland School of Medicine Board of Visitors.
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Aspirin as Effective as Blood Thinner Injections to Prevent Deadly Complications in Patients Hospitalized with Bone Fractures

January 18, 2023
Patients hospitalized with fractures typically receive an injectable blood thinner, low-molecular-weight heparin, to prevent life-threatening blood clots. A new clinical trial, however, found that inexpensive over-the-counter aspirin is just as effective. The findings, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, may lead surgeons to change their practice and administer aspirin to these patients.