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Health Leaders Applaud MD's Seven Year Improvement In Preterm Birth Rate

November 7, 2014

...testament to the hard work of its state and local health departments, our hospital partners and health care providers. It shows that when a health problem, as complex as preterm birth, is challenged with strong policies and bold leadership, babies benefit,” said Robert Atlas, M.D., chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Mercy Medical Center. The national preterm birth rate fell to 11.4 percent in 2013 – the lowest in 17 years – meeting the federal Healthy...

Source: TheBayNet.com

Beat Your Sugar Addiction to Manage Diabetes

November 6, 2014

… need to take to achieve success. “Studies have shown that people who eat a lot of sugar tend to crave more of it — it actually changes the brain chemistry to make us desire more,” says Amber Taylor, MD, director of the Diabetes Center at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore. “Most people who change their diets to avoid starch and sugar have a hard time for the first few weeks.” Easier said than done, though, right? To beat sugar addiction...

Source: Everyday Health

Life Lessons: Escape Domestic Violence With An App

November 6, 2014

...16 to 24 are the most likely group to experience an abusive relationship. So what can young women to do protect themselves? A push, a shove, a punch. Domestic violence comes in many forms but they all cause fear and pain. Now, forensic nurses at Mercy Medical Center have developed an app to help young victims. They say age-old informational brochures just don't work. Debra Holbrook, forensic expert at Mercy Medical Center says, “If seen by the perpetrators,...

Source: WFMZ-TV – Online

BME Launches The Hammerlock® 2 Intramedullary Nitinol Fixation System Designed For Hammertoe Deformities

November 3, 2014

Dr. Mark Myerson, Medical Director, The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD stated, "I have used numerous intramedullary devices for stabilization of the proximal interphalangeal joint and the HL2 is by far the most predictable, versatile and reliable in my hands”…

Source: WFLX-TV - Online

Apps Designed To Help Protect Against Domestic Violence

November 3, 2014

...adult problem. Domestic violence is becoming more prevalent in teens and young women. In fact, females ages 16 to 24 are the most likely group to experience an abusive relationship. So what can young women to do protect themselves? Some forensic nurses at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland have developed one particular app to help young victims. They say age-old informational brochures just don't work. “If seen by the perpetrators, their abusive spouses or boyfriends…

Source: WJXT-TV – Online

Sneaky High-Salt Foods

November 3, 2014

… a nutritionist and certified diabetes educator at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. The next time you're craving a sandwich, reach for low-sodium rye bread — the reduced-calorie version contains only 93 mg per slice, significantly less than the 170 mg in the average slice of white bread. Another good choice is whole-grain bread, which has about 127 mg per slice. Forget…

Source: American Diabetes Association - American Diabetes Association Community – Ame

Helping Out in Health Emergencies: What You Need to Know About 4 Chronic Conditions

October 31, 2014

...is keeping blood sugar levels stable. Hypoglycemia occurs when blood sugar levels are too low, and it can happen when a person takes too much insulin or other diabetes medications, and doesn't eat enough to balance out that insulin infusion. According to Stephen Schenkel, MD, chair of the department of emergency medicine at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, hypoglycemia is called "the great masquerader" because its varied symptoms can mimic those of many other maladies and include...

Source: QualityHealth.com

50 Women to Watch 2014 - Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes

October 31, 2014

When Mercy Medical Center offered Teresa Diaz-Montes the chance to help lead a new ovarian cancer center, she jumped at the chance to find new ways of tackling the deadly disease.

Source: The Baltimore Sun

HealthWatch: Erase Those Wrinkles

October 30, 2014

...first place people look when they see you - and the first place you notice signs of aging. But what if you could tighten your face without major surgery? "It's the first FDA-approved treatment and technology to actually lift and tighten your tissue." Craig Vander Kolk, M.D., Plastic Surgeon and Director of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy Medical Center told Ivanhoe. This is Ultherapy. It uses ultrasound energy to heat up layers of tissue - causing...

Source: WFRV-TV – Online

Holiday Baking Without Gluten

October 29, 2014

...Avoiding gluten involves staying clear of all wheat flours, including white flour, whole wheat flour, durum wheat, graham flour, kamut, semolina, triticale, spelt, wheat germ and wheat bran, says Leigh Tracy, RD, a dietitian at The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Barley and rye also contain gluten. Oats may or may not be safe. “Some commercialized oats have been in contact with gluten,” Tracy says, “but those that have not will be clearly labeled gluten-free.”...

Source: Energy Times – Online

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