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Aging Artfully: Three Retirement Community Residents Still Testing Talents

September 17, 2014

...Mercy Ridge Retirement Community. (Tom McCarthy Jr. | CR Staff) Painter James Drake Iams, 86 Mercy Ridge Retirement Community, Timonium James Drake Iams' watercolors are on display in galleries in Bel Air, Connecticut and Oregon, as well as at Mercy Ridge, a joint venture of Mercy Health Services and the Archdiocese of Baltimore. An accomplished painter and retired high school art teacher, Iams spends hours each day in his studio creating the landscapes and seascapes...

Source: Catholic Review – Online

Diabetes Patients Suffer Unregulated and Commercially Unnecessary Insulin Price Hikes

September 13, 2014

...advantage of being the only version of its kind available, Eli Lily has spent zero additional dollars on research and development. The price increase led to pure profits at no cost to the company. Amber Taylor, MD, director of The Diabetes Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, told the medical news service MedPage Today about the impact of the hike on her patients: “I've had patients with a $2,500 deductible who can't put down $1,200 for a bottle of insulin. … For them, it's...

Source: Truthdig

Snack on Hummus, Slim Your Waist

September 12, 2014

….Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, revealed a connection between women who made regular snacks of hummus and slimmer waistlines. Apparently, it's all about the fiber. Doctors and nutritionists have long known that...

Source: Delish

Unauthorized Use Of Adderall Concerns Health And Sports Officials

September 12, 2014

...recommended dose. There is also the risk of addiction. The long-term consequences on mental health are not known. "When people go outside of the normal channels, they don't know what they're getting," said Dr. Kathryn Boling, a family medicine doctor at Mercy Medical Center . "They don't know the pharmaceutical grade. They're making their own dosing decision. There's no way to monitor for real risks." Adderall generally stimulates neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine and dopamine. In the...

Source: Baltimore Sun – Online

The 5th Annual Heat It To Beat It Event

September 11, 2014

...originate from tumors of the appendix, colon, rectum, ovary, stomach, and small bowel, and from primary peritoneal tumors as well as from mesothelioma. The organization was founded in 2010 by Amando Sardio, M.D., Director of the Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center. Vadim Gushchin, M.D. and Kurtis Campbell, M.D. along with Dr. Sardi are among the few experts in the world in the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis. Since the organization and the walks...


Have Your Kids Had Any Of These Symptoms? Which Ones?

September 11, 2014

... Other red flags that indicate breathing problems are panting, flared nostrils and a "pulling in" around the ribs with each breath, called "retractions," says Dr. Ashanti W. Woods, a pediatrician at Mercy Medical Center, Family Health Centers of Baltimore…

Source: CafeMom

Old Insulin Price Soars, Newer Ones Not Too Cheap Either

September 11, 2014

…Mary Smith was having\ntrouble controlling her type 2 diabetes on her regular insulin regimen, so\nher doctor decided to put her on something stronger. Amber Taylor, MD,\ndirector of The Diabetes Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, wrote\nSmith a prescription for Humulin U-500 insulin…

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Prostate Cancer Month Events, Resources

September 11, 2014

...Cancer Center 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air. 443-643-1000 or Urologic Oncology Center at GBMC's Berman Cancer Institute, 6535 N Charles St. #625, Towson. 443-849-2000 or Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center 301 St. Paul Place, Baltimore. 410-332-9654 or mdmercy

Source: Morning Call - Online

What Men Should Know About Side Effects Of Prostate Cancer Treatment

September 11, 2014

...after treatment, which may be a deterrent to obtaining care or even discussing the matter with a doctor. But early diagnosis and appropriate treatment will provide the best outcomes, according to Dr. Ira E. Hantman, a urologist with Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. He said men should discuss the pros and cons of screening with their doctors as they approach 50. What long-term effects do men typically suffer after prostate cancer treatment?...

Source: Baltimore Sun – Online

New Procedure Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Return To Normal

September 10, 2014

A lumpectomy and radiation cured her cancer - but left her with a deformed breast. “I just shrunk up my breast, completely inverted the nipple," Patricia explained. Patricia had a breast reconstruction procedure. But instead of implants, Dr Craig Vander Kolk used her own fat. "It's very natural,” Dr. Vander Kolk of Mercy Medical Center said. “It feels natural. It stays where it's put." Dr. Vander Kolk performs liposuctions to remove fat stem cells from...

Source: WNDU-TV – Online

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