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Dr. Matilda Hagan Joins Mercy Medical Center

August 27, 2014

Matilda N. Hagan, M.D., has joined The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases, The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center. Hagan specializes in inflammatory bowel disease and has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. Hagan completed her fellowship in gastroenterology and her advanced IBD fellowship...

Source: Daily Record - Online, The

Has Your Child Ever Had Growing Pains?

August 20, 2014

… complaining about crampy or achy pain on both the right and left legs during the evening or at night, there's a good chance it's growing pains, according to Dr. Ashanti Woods, attending pediatrician at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Growing pains can also affect the arms, again bilaterally or both sides. If the pain is gone…

Source: CafeMom

New treatment turns up heat on ovarian cancer

August 17, 2014

...that doctors said they couldn't even see her ovaries. "The doctor called me in the next day, he said, I need you to understand you have got a very serious kind of cancer," Szablya told ABC30. "80 percent of ovarian cancers are diagnosed very late," Armando Sardi, MD, Chief of Surgical Oncology, Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, told ABC30. Dr. Sardi offered Szablya a new and aggressive treatment called HIPEC. First, he removed all traces of her tumor along...

Source: KFSN-TV – Online, ABC Local – Online

7 Important Things To Understand About Suicide

August 16, 2014

...friends and families tend to feel as though they're ‘ratting' out their loved one, but more times than not, the friends and family can't help the person and they risk their loved one acting on their suicide,” says Dr. Ayesha Ashai, psychiatry specialist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. “The best thing the concerned party can do is be supportive after they alert the proper health care provider, and to be there even if their loved one is upset with them for bringing them to the hospital,...

Source: BuzzFeed

Exactly How to Crave Veggies & Healthy Food

August 16, 2014

... Another easy first step is to have your fruits and veggies on full display in pretty baskets or lovely ceramic plates on your kitchen counter or table. Fill up your refrigerator as well. The visual is a constant reminder of where is your focus. Dr. Dana Simpler at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland says: “One of the main ways that women can transition their family to more vegetables is simply to DO IT. Too often, women acquiesce to their family grumbling about...

Source: Care2 News Network

Match the Pain Reliever to the Pain

August 16, 2014

...or your symptoms worsen. 3. Back pain or strained muscles Ibuprofen and naproxen (aka non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs) are stronger and will last longer than other pain relievers, says Dr. Dana S. Simpler, an attending physician at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. They block the production of pain-causing prostaglandins and reduce inflammation in the strained muscles. If you have high blood pressure or stomach or kidney problems, however, NSAIDs may not be...

Source: Healthy Moms Magazine, The

Got Diabetes and High Blood Pressure? 9 Diet Tips

August 14, 2014

...eating something from a bag or box or off a restaurant menu, chances are you're getting too much sodium,” says Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RD, author of Blood Pressure Down. To get in the habit of having a balanced diet, “visualize your plate as a clock,” says Amber L. Taylor, MD, who directs The Diabetes Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables. A quarter gets lean protein like baked fish, beans, or chicken. The last quarter...

Source: WebMD

Mercy Medical Center Receives Women's Choice Award

August 14, 2014

Award Honors 140-Year-Old Baltimore Hospital as One of America's Best for Patient Experience Released: 13-Aug-2014 2:20 PM EDT Source Newsroom: Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore Newswise — Mercy Medical Center has received the Women's Choice Award from WomenCertified® distinguishing it as one of the 2014 America's Best Hospitals for Patient Experience, the third...

Source: Newswise

Smart Food Strategies for People With Diabetes and Hypertension

August 14, 2014

...eating something from a bag or box or off a restaurant menu, chances are you're getting too much sodium,” says Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RD, author of Blood Pressure Down. To get in the habit of having a balanced diet, “visualize your plate as a clock,” says Amber L. Taylor, MD, who directs The Diabetes Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Fill half your plate with . A quarter gets lean protein like baked fish, beans, or chicken. The last quarter holds grains, preferably...

Source: WebMD

Cancer patients get star makeup treatment

August 13, 2014

Maryland Many women who go through chemotherapy lose their hair, eyelashes and eyebrows, but an Anne Arundel County company is trying to make the experience better. Seeing a patient roll an IV down the hall is a common sight at outpatient chemotherapy at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. What's unusual is seeing a makeup cart roll in. A team of hair and makeup artists volunteer to brighten up the faces and the spirits of women who need it. Patty Groves hasn't been feeling great....

Source: WBAL-TV - Online

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