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Doctor: Remain Vigilant For Ebola Amid Outbreak

July 30, 2014

...doctors feel Americans still need to be vigilant. According to the World Health Organization, this is now the largest Ebola outbreak in history. It is believed to have killed nearly 700 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February. Dr. Michael Zimring, director of travel medicine for Mercy Medical Center, specializes in preparing people to travel to developing countries around the world based on their medical history. Zimring said it's important to know the facts...

Source: WBAL-TV – Online

Don't Avoid This Lifesaving Test

July 30, 2014

...put under sedation so you'll be feeling no pain. Truthfully, by the time you're done preparing for the test-especially drinking that liquid you're given beforehand-the most uncomfortable part is over. So schedule that appointment, and go through with it." -Armando Sardi, M.D., surgical oncologist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore "Friends of mine who haven't had a colonoscopy worry about how uncomfortable the procedure is. But I tell them that's no reason to gamble...

Source: Greenwich Time – Online, Newstimes.com

A Trusted Healthcare Team Can Help Manage And Treat Ovarian Cancer

July 28, 2014

By Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes, Mercy Medical Center. Ovarian cancer is the most feared gynecologic cancer. It represents the second most common gynecologic cancer with an estimated of 22,000 women diagnosed this year in the United States. It is the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers with an estimated 14,000 women in the United States dying of this disease during 2014. Ovarian cancer survival rates are much lower than other cancers that affect women. Survival rates vary depending on the stage of disease at diagnosis.

Source: Expert Beacon

Mercy Medical Center's 4th Annual Minimally Invasive Robotics Conference to be held Aug. 1-2nd

July 28, 2014

Mercy Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Dwight Im leads CME course at Four Seasons Released: 28-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT Source Newsroom: Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore Newswise — (Baltimore, MD) -- The 4th Annual Minimally Invasive Robotics Conference being held...

Source: Newswise

Lytics May Hike Early Risks in DVT

July 25, 2014

...strategy compared with $28,164 with anticoagulation (P<0.001). The lytic group also stayed longer in the hospital on average (7.2 versus 5.0 days, odds ratio 2.27, P<0.001) These findings came as no surprise, given the time frame for outcomes, according to Paul R. Lucas, MD, director of the Mercy Medical Center Vascular Laboratory in Baltimore, who was not involved with the study. "What the study doesn't encompass is the long-term outcome in patients treated for DVT," he...

Source: MedPage Today

14 Ways To Avoid Getting Screwed Over By Your Health Care

July 25, 2014

...if you feel hesitant to share potentially embarrassing information, this could be a sign that you need a different doctor that you're more comfortable with — and do some prep work before you meet. Stacey Huber, American Cancer Society patient manager at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, recommends drafting a list of questions and concerns you want to address, and then taking precautions against forgetting the responses. “It is helpful to have someone else go with you as a second set of ears,”...

Source: BuzzFeed

DOCTOR: 'We Completely Got Ahead Of Ourselves' By Saying Antioxidants Fight Cancer

July 25, 2014

...said. Future studies should examine the exact pathways of antioxidants within cancer cells, to find more effective ways to prevent and treat cancer, the researchers said. So does this mean that all antioxidants are useless or even harmful? No, said Dr. Dana Simpler, an internal medicine specialist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Getting antioxidants from natural sources, such as fruits and vegetables, is still safe, Simpler said. But caution is...

Source: Business Insider

Mercy Ranked Nationally In Three Medical Specialties, Named No. 2 In Maryland By U.S. News And World Report (2014-2015)

July 24, 2014

...in the region. To be recognized nationally in gynecology, orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery is a reaffirmation of the Mercy mission to provide high quality medical and health care services for our patients,” said Thomas R. Mullen, President and CEO, Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Health Services. Mercy was one of only four Maryland hospitals to achieve a national ranking for specialty care. Mercy achieved national rankings in Gynecology (37th), Neurology/Neurosurgery...

Source: Newswise, BioPortfolio, News-Medical.net

Dr. Elizabeth J.K. Kochman Joins The Lung Center At Mercy

July 23, 2014

Albert Polito, M.D., Director of The Lung Center at Mercy, Joseph Costa, M.D., Director of the Intensive Care Unit and George Boyer, M.D., Chair of the Department of Medicine, have announced the arrival of Elizabeth J.K. Kochman, M.D. to Mercy...

Source: Citybizlist Baltimore

What Doctors Tell Their Friends About Preventing Cancer

July 23, 2014

...put under sedation so you'll be feeling no pain. Truthfully, by the time you're done preparing for the test-especially drinking that liquid you're given beforehand—the most uncomfortable part is over. So schedule that appointment, and go through with it.” -Armando Sardi, M.D., surgical oncologist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore...

Source: Susan's Special Needs

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