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The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dealing With Achilles Tendon Injury

September 17, 2019

It was her regular workout at the gym. When all of a sudden snap! April Baer tore her Achilles tendon.

The Breast Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy's Hoffberger Breast Center Features New Technology for Early Detection of Lymphedema

September 17, 2019

The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Medical Center now offers patient a new device designed to make screening for lymphedema-- a common side-effect following breast cancer surgery -- quick and easy.

Neurosurgery at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

New O-Arm Medical Technology for Surgery

September 3, 2019

A new piece of medical technology at Mercy Medical Center is changing patients' lives and helping surgeons get a clearer picture.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dealing With Electrolyte Imbalance

August 26, 2019

There are many reasons why people can get an electrolyte imbalance.

Mercy Personal Physicians Downtown - Baltimore, MD

Drug Allergies in Women

August 19, 2019

Simply being a woman is one of the risk factors of developing a drug allergy. Symptoms can start right away or even weeks later and may be mild or severe.

The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

What Does Your Stool Color Say About Your Health?

August 16, 2019

Jeffery Nelson, M.D., FACS, FASCRS, is an experienced colorectal surgeon who serves as Surgical Director of The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases, The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy. Dr. Nelson recently responded to a Huffington Post query regarding what the color of one’s stool may indicate about health and how to tell if it is time to see your doctor.

Bunting Center - Main Hospital

MedChi Awards Mercy's CME Program Accreditation with Commendation

August 15, 2019

MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, the statewide professional association for licensed physicians, has awarded Mercy Medical Center’s CME (Continuing Medical Education) Program Accreditation with Commendation status for a 6-year period...

Mercy Bunting Center

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Pregnancy

August 13, 2019

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, cardiovascular disease is now the leading cause of death among pregnant women and women who have recently had a baby.

The Neurology Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Neurologist Dr. James Bernheimer Discusses Cluster Headaches

August 12, 2019

James H. Bernheimer, M.D., is an expert neurologist with The Neurology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Bernheimer recently responded to questions about the nature of cluster headaches, here are his insights:

The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy's Dr. Clifford Jeng Expands Practice to New Location in Frederick, MD

August 6, 2019

Clifford L. Jeng, M.D., Medical Director of The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center and a board certified orthopedic surgeon has announced that he will begin seeing patients on Wed., Aug. 14th, at the new Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Frederick, 7820 Wormans Mill Road, Suite C.

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Relieving Painful Menstrual Cramps

August 5, 2019

For some women, period cramps are just part of the monthly routine, and for others, they can get pretty painful.

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Announces Opening of The Neil B. Rosenshein, M.D., Institute for Gyncecologic Care in Annapolis

August 2, 2019

As part of Mercy Medical Center’s ongoing efforts to bring the 144-year Sisters of Mercy tradition of quality health care to increasing numbers throughout the region, Mercy has announced the opening of The Neil B. Rosenshein, M.D., Institute for Gynecologic Care at Annapolis, located at 888 Bestgate Road, Suite 208, in Annapolis, MD.

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Coping With Endometriosis

July 30, 2019

For some women, painful periods are a given, but there could also be a bigger issue: Studies show at least one in 10 women has endometriosis but has yet to be diagnosed.

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy's Dr. Ann Peters Discusses Common Health Mistakes Even Doctors Make

July 30, 2019

Ann Peters, M.D., MS, is an experienced gynecologist and surgeon in The Gynecology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. She is specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of a wide range of GYN conditions including endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, uterine bleeding and fibroids. Dr. Peters recently responded to questions from The Remedy, a health content feed that appears on MSN.com, re: “Health Mistakes Even Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them.” Here are her responses:

America's 100 Best Hospitals - Orthopedic Surgery - Mercy

Mercy Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Orthopedics

July 29, 2019

Mercy has been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery by Healthgrades. The distinction places Mercy in the top two percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance. 

Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea - Overlea, MD

How Many Calories Should You Eat In A Day?

July 26, 2019

Dr. Susan Besser is a family practitioner Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and sees patients at Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea. Dr. Besser recently responded to Reader’s Digest regarding how many calories should one consume in a day. Here are her responses…

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Gynecologist Dr. Ann Peters Discusses Period Tracking Apps

July 24, 2019

Menstrual tracking apps have increased in popularity. Some are solely dedicated to women’s health while others are more general apps that have incorporated menstrual tracking into their features like Fitbit and Apple Watch. Ann Peters, M.D., M.S.,Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon with The Gynecologic Center at Mercy Medical Center was interviewed recently by Good Housekeeping magazine about the nature and efficacy of menstrual period tracking apps. Here are her responses…

Rheumatology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Signs of Lupus in Women

July 22, 2019

Hair loss, fatigue and skin rashes are very nonspecific symptoms that could eventually lead to a diagnosis of a chronic disease.

Neurosurgery Center - Mercy, Baltimore

The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy Adds New O-arm Imaging Tool

July 18, 2019

The O-arm Surgical Imaging System is a multi-dimensional surgical imaging platform for use in cranial, spine, and trauma-related surgeries.

 

The Center for Women's Imaging at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

3D Mammogarphy for Women Over Age 40

July 15, 2019

Breast cancer diagnoses are being made more precise with the use of 3-D technology that's allowing doctors to find certain cancers earlier, which is key to treatment.

Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

How Serious is HPV?

July 12, 2019

HPV stands for human papillomavirus, considered the most common sexually transmitted infection. While HPV is typically harmless and will go away by itself, certain types can lead to cancer (cervical), genital warts and other issues. How do you know if you may have HPV? There’s a vaccine—should you get it? If you have HPV, will you get cancer? Teresa P. Diaz-Montes, M.D., MPH, FACOG, a board certified gynecologic oncologist with The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy, recently responded to questions from WOMEN’S HEALTH magazine about HPV…

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

What is "Immersive Fitness"?

July 12, 2019

Immersive fitness, including swimming-pool-based resistance training, has received increasing attention from workout and fitness enthusiasts. What is immersive fitness? Is it for all ages? Why is it a good way to stay in shape? Mercy’s Dr. John-Paul Rue, a Board Certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon specializing in the prevention and treatment of injuries related to sports and exercise, recently responded to questions from Community Health magazine about this exercise trend…

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Why in the World Do I Sweat So Much?

July 12, 2019

Jessalynn Adam, M.D., CAQSM, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified physician specializing in Primary Care Sports Medicine with Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Adam recently responded to questions from RUNNER’S WORLD magazine for a feature, “Why in the World Do I Sweat So Much?” Here are her responses…

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Pap Smear Guidelines

July 9, 2019

Doctors recommend women start getting a Pap test at the age of 21 and then every three years until the age 65.

Radiation Oncology at Mercy

Brachytherapy For Cancer

July 2, 2019

Brachytherapy is a procedure that involves placing radioactive material inside the body to treat different cancers, including gynecological tumors.

Family Childbirth and Children's Center - Baltimore

What You Need to Know About Hormone Replacement Therapy HRT

June 25, 2019

Hot flashes, irritability and weight gain are symptoms of menopause caused by declining estrogen and progesterone levels. For some women, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help.

Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland

Mercy Receives An "A" For Patient Safety For the Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Guide

June 19, 2019

Mercy Medical Center has been awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Mercy was one of 10 hospitals in Maryland and one of only 4 hospitals in Baltimore to receive an “A,” ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Diet and Exercise Can Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

June 17, 2019

Diet and lifestyle choices can make all the difference when it comes to colorectal cancer. Kurtis A. Campbell, M.D., a board certified surgical oncologist at Mercy’s Institute for Cancer Care, noted that there's a direct link between what you eat and colorectal cancer.

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Named Among "Baltimore Sun's Best"

June 13, 2019

Mercy's Gynecology practice at Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville recognized by Baltimore Sun readers as the best in the region in a recently conducted readers’ poll.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dealing With Shin Splints

June 10, 2019

Do your shins ache after running? You may have medial tibial stress syndrome, better known as shin splints.

The Vascular Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Holds Ceremonies to Officially Unveil Resona 7 Ultrasound at Hospital's Vascular Center

June 6, 2019

Mercy Medical Center recently hosted a reception and ribbon-cutting to unveil five premium Resona 7 ultrasound systems from Mindray, Paul R. Lucas, M.D., FACS, RPVI, Director, The Vascular Center at Mercy has announced.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Concussions in Youth Athletes

June 3, 2019

Mercy sports medicine physician, Dr. Jessalynn Adam, discusses diagnosis and treatment of concussion in youth athletes.

Primary Care Doctors at Mercy

Dealing With Vitamin B12 Deficiency

May 31, 2019

Having vitamin B12 deficiency may sound harmless, but your body needs the vitamin to make red blood cells, nerves and DNA and to carry out other functions.

Dr. Vadim Gushchin - Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Melanoma Signs and Symptoms

May 20, 2019

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States than all other cancers combined, and one in five will develop it by age 70.

Downtown Personal Physicians - Baltimore, MD

All About Water

May 13, 2019

Dr. Jonathan Rich, D.O., of Mercy Medical Center, says there's a simple way to know if you're hydrated enough.

Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Ovarian Cysts: Should I Be Worried?

April 29, 2019

Learning you have ovarian cysts can be alarming news, but it's not always cancerous. Imaging can be telling about a growth, but there are other factors to consider.

Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland

Mercy Ranked Among America's Best Midsize Employers for 3rd Consecutive Year by FORBES Magazine

April 18, 2019

Mercy is one of only two health care organizations in Maryland to make the midsize list this year, and only one of three Baltimore-area medical facilities named among both large (over 5,000 employees) and midsize employers.
 

Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia - Columbia, MD

What's Causing My Headaches?

April 15, 2019

Most of the time, a headache goes away after a few hours, but sometimes, it seems to last forever. Those persistent headaches can be caused by taking too many over-the-counter painkillers, depression, anxiety, and sleep apnea (one of the most common causes) and other sleep issues.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia - Columbia, MD

The Low-Down On Aspirin

April 9, 2019

Aspirin thins the blood, so it can be helpful in preventing heart attack and stroke, but it also increases the risk of serious bleeding.

The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Lew C. Schon M.D., FACS, Joins The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center

April 3, 2019

With more than 35 years’ experience in medicine, and board certified in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Schon is an internationally recognized foot and ankle surgeon.

Mercy Personal Physicians Downtown - Baltimore, MD

Springtime is Allergy Time

March 29, 2019

Allergy season is kicking into full swing. For almost half of all Americans, that means sneezing, congestion, a runny nose and other bothersome symptoms.

The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Spine Surgeon Dr. Clayton Dean Discusses Treatment For Herniated Discs

March 25, 2019

Back pain can be miserable, but it can also be managed. Learn more.

Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland

12 Mercy Medical Center Physicians Named "Top Doctor" By Castle Connolly

March 19, 2019

Mercy Medical Center has announced that 12 physicians have been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a "Top Doctor” for 2019.

Center for Endocrinology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Early Menopause Linked to Diabetes

March 18, 2019

All women will face menopause at some point, but a new study reveals early menopause is linked to Type 2 diabetes.

Mercy Baltimore

Mercy Celebrates National Doctors' Day

March 8, 2019

March 30th is “Doctors’ Day,” a national annual holiday to honor doctors for the work they do for their patients and their communities. Learn more about honoring your doctor with a gift.

Neurology Center at Mercy - Baltimore

Elimination Diet For Migranes

March 4, 2019

Millions of people, about 10 percent of the world's population, suffer from migraine headaches. Migraines effect all kinds of people, though women tend to have the debilitating headaches more often than men.

Endocrinology Center- Bone Health, Thyroid, Diabetes Treatment - Baltimore

Mercy's Center For Endocrinology's Diabetes Prevention Program Receives Full CDC Recognition

February 28, 2019

The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy Medical Center has earned CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Full Recognition for its Diabetes Prevention Program, a distinction which remains valid through Oct. 31st, 2020. Reserved for programs that have effective delivered a quality, evidence-based program that meets all of the necessary CDC standards, the Full Recognition designation is one that payers and employers look for when selecting providers.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia - Columbia, MD

Mercy's Network of Primary/Specialty Care Sites Continues to Grow with Mercy Personal Physicians in Columbia

February 26, 2019

Providing primary care and award-winning specialty care to the Howard County region, Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia includes main offices at 6011 University Boulevard, off of Route 100 and Snowden River Parkway, with an additional location at 10700 Charter Drive, in the heart of Columbia.

The Breast Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Receives Renewal of NAPBC Accreditation

February 5, 2019

The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy has been granted a 3-year, Full Accreditation renewal by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), marking 10 years Mercy’s center has held this designation.

The Heart Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Women and Symptoms of Heart Disease

February 4, 2019

Time is critical when a person experiences a heart attack, but studies indicate women wait longer than men to call for help. One possible reason is they may not know they're having a heart attack.

The Vascular Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Medical Center Earns Vascular Testing Reaccreditation By The IAC

January 31, 2019

Mercy Medical Center has received an additional 3-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vascular Testing in the area(s) of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing, Paul R. Lucas, M.D., FACS, RPVI, Director of The Vascular Center at Mercy, has announced.

Mercy Bunting Center

Pregnancy Can Bring Physical Emotional Changes Well After Birth

January 28, 2019

When you're pregnant, your body goes through incredible change, and it doesn't stop after delivery. From the physical to the emotional, there are many changes that take a new mom by surprise.

Baltimore Mercy Breast Center

Body Changes After Hysterectomy

January 21, 2019

Hysterectomy, the removal of a woman's uterus, is a fairly common procedure. It is the most commonly performed gynecological surgery. But even so, it can still be unsettling to patients who may have questions about what to expect.

Medical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Cooling Cap to Reduce Chemo-Induced Hair Loss

January 18, 2019

Terri Buckler has a full, thick head of hair. You'd never know she's a breast cancer survivor. Even when she was going through chemo, hair loss never gave her away.

The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Jeffery Nelson Offers Minimally Invasive Outpatient Treatment for Hemorroids

January 8, 2019

Jeffery Nelson, M.D., FACS, FASCRS, Surgical Director of The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases, Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center, now offers patients a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure for treating hemorrhoids.

The Lung Center at Mercy Baltimore

Acute Vs. Chronic Bronchitis

January 4, 2019

Around this time of year, it seems like many people have a cough or nasal congestion. Sometimes, it's a simple cold that will go away quickly, but other times the viruses that cause the colds can trigger an additional problem -- bronchitis.

Mercy Baltimore

Joint Replacement An Option for Seniors on the Go

December 26, 2018

As people age, they just don't move as well, but more people are wishing to stay active later in life.

Mercy Personal Physicians Downtown - Baltimore, MD

How Serious is Pneumonia?

December 17, 2018

Pneumonia is a fairly common illness, but if left untreated, it can be very serious -- even fatal.

The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Medical Center Expands Staff Skilled in New Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

December 17, 2018

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rebecca Cerratoone of the first surgeons in the United States to offer a new minimally invasive bunion surgery, is now joined by colleague Dr. Patrick Maloney, as top rated orthopedic surgeon skilled in the procedure.

Rheumatology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Do You Have Early Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

December 10, 2018

Doctors say it's important to listen to your body for symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Mourns the Passing of Sister Elizabeth Anne Corcoran, RSM

December 10, 2018

Sister Elizabeth Anne Corcoran, RSM, a Sister of Mercy for more than 65 years and the former Vice President of Nursing at Mercy Medical Center, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was born at Mercy Medical Center and had lived there for the past 53 years. Sister Elizabeth Anne was 88 years old.

Functions of the Liver

Itching Common Early Sign of Liver Disease

December 3, 2018

Too often, patients with liver disease say they wish they had known about it sooner. There are symptoms, but many are unknown or often dismissed. As a result, liver disease can go undetected for a long time, making later treatment challenging.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Nurse Residency Graduation

November 27, 2018

Congratulations to Mercy Nursing which recently celebrated 5 years as members of the Maryland Nurse Residency Collaborative with ceremonies held in Mercy’s McAuley Conference Center in downtown Baltimore.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Could it Be Bursitis?

November 26, 2018

Most people don't think about what surrounds their joints until something goes wrong, and that's often the case with bursitis.

Urinary System Abnormalities

Am I At Risk of A Kidney Stone?

November 19, 2018

If you've ever passed a kidney stone, you know how painful it can be. Approximately 19 million people experience kidney stones every year, and research shows people with kidney stones have a significantly higher risk of reoccurrence.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Mercy's Dr. Vadim Gushchin Discusses Skin Cancers and Cancer Risk

November 11, 2018

A new study suggests a possible relationship between frequent skin cancer episodes and other cancers.

The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dealing With Flat Feet, Raised Arches

October 29, 2018

Feet tire easily, but when it comes to ongoing pain or discomfort, it's time to see a doctor.

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

21 Mercy Physicians Named Top Docs in November Issue of Baltimore Magazine

October 24, 2018

A total of 21 Mercy Medical Center physicians were recognized in Baltimore Magazine’s November 2018 “Top Docs” issue, representing 19 separate specialties, ranging from breast cancer surgery to pediatrics to urogynecology.

The Vascular Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

VenaSeal for Varicose Veins

October 24, 2018

More than 18 million people in the United States, mostly women, deal with varicose veins. For some, it's mild or a cosmetic concern. For others, it brings on swelling and discomfort.

Sister Helen Amos

Mercy Recognized with Downtown Baltimore Award for Role in Renovation of Historic Preston Gardens

October 19, 2018

Mercy Medical Center was recognized for the hospital’s role in the renovations of historic Preston Gardens at the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore’s annual meeting.

The Vascular Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Treating May-Thurner Syndrome

October 15, 2018

Pain and swelling in the leg, particularly someone's left leg, is not something that should be ignored. It could be a condition called May-Thurner Syndrome.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Jessalynn Adam Discusses Knee Ligament Injuries in Women

October 8, 2018

Women are twice as likely as men to tear their ACL.

The Breast Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dense Breast = Greater Cancer Risk?

September 26, 2018

There are a number of factors that increase a woman's chance of developing breast cancer. One of them is having dense breasts.

The Vascular Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

The Vascular Center at Mercy Now Offers VenaSeal Procedure

September 21, 2018

Mercy Medical Center now offers the VenaSeal™ procedure as a new option for treating venous reflux disease and varicose veins, Paul R. Lucas, M.D., FACS, RPVI, Director, The Vascular Center at Mercy, has announced.

Breast Surgery

Creating A Breast Prosthesis With Virtual Body Cast

September 17, 2018

Whether a woman has had a full or partial mastectomy or a lumpectomy, she has a variety of options.

Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Dr. Mahashwari

Dealing With Recurrent C-Diff Infection

September 10, 2018

Antibiotics can knock out an illness, but for some people, these drugs can trigger a potentially life-threatening infection, caused by bacteria commonly known as clostridium difficile, or C. diff.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville - Lutherville, MD

Mercy's Carol Thelen, CRNP, Addresses Sleep Myths

September 4, 2018

Most people spend one-third of their lives sleeping, and there is a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to sleep.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville

How Does High Blood Pressure Affect Your Body?

August 27, 2018

Nearly half of adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure and have no idea.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Treating Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

August 27, 2018

More than a dozen outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease have been reported statewide this year. The virus, commonly seen in children, causes mouth or throat pain, and a rash on hands and feet. A doctor shared some information to keep your family safe.

The Vascular Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Vascular Center at Mercy Unveils New Resona 7 Ultrasound Systems for Circulatory Diseases

August 23, 2018

Mercy Medical Center, a nationally recognized medical facility, has announced the installation of five premium Resona 7 ultrasound systems from Mindray for the hospital’s Vascular Center, Paul R. Lucas, M.D., FACS, RPVI, Director, The Vascular Center at Mercy has announced.

The Vascular Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Alain Tanbe Discusses Treatment for Edema or Leg Swelling

August 20, 2018

Many women ignore edema or swollen legs, until they can't take it anymore. Most of the time, it's not serious, but it can be uncomfortable.

Mercy Medical Center - A Best Regional Hospital - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Ranked a Top Maryland Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

August 14, 2018

Mercy is the Only Community Hospital in Maryland to Achieve a National Ranking in Orthopedics

The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Colon Cancer On The Rise in Younger Adults?

August 13, 2018

When it comes to colorectal cancer, at-risk patients are typically defined as people who are 50 or older.

However, recent studies from the American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute indicate a rise in rates of colorectal cancer in young adults -- 20 to 50 years old.

Dr. Armando Sardi

Thyroid Cancer Triples

July 30, 2018

The rate of Americans diagnosed with thyroid cancer has more often than tripled over the past four decades.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Surgeons Now Offer Robotic-Assisted MAKO Total Knee Replacement Surgery

July 23, 2018

New MAKOplasty technology combines precision and accuracy with a state-of-the-art implant, allowing for natural range of motion following surgery.

The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. John Campbell Named to American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Board Of Directors

July 23, 2018

Dr. John Campbell, Director of Research for The Institute for Foot & Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center, has been named a Member-at-Large for the Board of Directors of the 2,200-member American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS).

Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Dr. Mahashwari

Hepatitis C: The Silent Killer

July 23, 2018

The most common infectious disease in the United States is hepatitis C. Three to 4 million Americans have it and many of them don't know.

Dr. Vadim Gushchin - Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Melanoma Prevention Starts in Childhood

July 17, 2018

Summer means time in the sun, but it also brings concerns about melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore

Dr. Kamala Littleton Discusses Misconceptions About Joint Replacement

July 9, 2018

Joint replacement has come a long way as technology and surgical techniques have improved, yet there are still misconceptions.

The Vascular Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Kurtis Kim Weighs In on Wearing Compression Socks When Traveling

July 3, 2018

Kurtis Kim, MD, FACS, RPVI,  Director of Vascular Laboratory at Mercy, responded to questions from Health magazine regarding the need to wear compression socks when traveling given concerns of DVT, Deep Vein Thrombosis. A board certified vascular surgeon, Dr. Kim is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI).

Primary Care Doctors at Mercy

Foods For Arthritis Pain

July 2, 2018

More than 50 million adults have some type of arthritis. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older.

Urogynecology Center at Mercy - Baltimore

Dr. Mark Ellerkmann Explains Pelvic Floor Disorders

June 20, 2018

More than one-third of the 129 million women in the U.S. suffer from a pelvic floor dysfunction, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In an interview with U.S. News & World Report, Mark Ellerkmann, MD, Directory of Urogynecology, Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center, explains what pelvic floor dysfunction is and provides advice on how to diagnose and treat it.

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy's Dr. Latasha Murphy Discusses Dealing With Uterine Fibroids

June 18, 2018

Eighty percent of women will develop uterine fibroids before they turn 50, and African-American women are particularly susceptible.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy's Dr. Armando Sardi Hosted "Building Bridges" Gala and Fund Raiser

June 13, 2018

On Thursday, July 7th, 2018, Dr. Armando Sardi, Medical Director of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy, and The Partners for Cancer Care and Prevention (PFCCP), hosted the “Building Bridges Gala” at the residence of Camilo Reyes, the Ambassador of Colombia in Washington, D.C.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea - Overlea, MD

Could it Be Epstein-Barr?

May 29, 2018

When you're sick, you may rarely think about what kind of virus you have. They're not all alike, even though they may have similar symptoms.

Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Dr. Mahashwari

Early Detection Critical for Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)

May 21, 2018

A rare and chronic disorder known as primary biliary cholangitis, or PBC, impacts more women than men. There is no clear cause or cure, but detecting it early, can make a big difference.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville

Caffeine Sensitivity

May 14, 2018

Caffeine is the most commonly used stimulant in the world. Eight of 10 people consume it. It can improve alertness and enhance concentration, but for some people, the effects can be not so positive.

Urogynecology Center at Mercy - Baltimore

Treating Urinary Tract Infections In The Elderly

May 8, 2018

People who have ever had a urinary tract infection know how miserable it can be. They are more common in women than in men, especially women of a certain age.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Recognized by Forbes Magazine

May 2, 2018

Mercy Medical Center has been ranked as one of the top 500 midsize employers (1,000-5,000 employees) in the United States for 2018 by Forbes magazine, a leading national business publication, the second consecutive year Mercy has been so honored. 

Sister Helen Amos

Sister Helen Amos, RSM, Receives 2018 CBNB Catholic Business Leadership Award

April 30, 2018

Catholic Business Network of Baltimore (CBNB) Honors Mercy Medical Center’s Sr. Helen Amos, RSM, with Leadership Award
The Catholic Business Network of Baltimore (CBNB) has announced that Sister Helen Amos, RSM is the recipient of the 2018 CBNB Catholic Business Leadership Award.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Drs. Armando Sardi and Teresa Diaz-Montes Discuss HIPEC as First Line Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

April 23, 2018

Ovarian cancer is particularly deadly -- 75 to 80 percent of women are at an advanced stage by the time they're diagnosed, but there's a promising new approach to treatment that's currently under study.

Center for Endocrincology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Leigh Tracy, RD, LDN, CDE, Explores Foods Best for the Brain

April 16, 2018

Leigh Tracy, RD, LDN, CDE, a dietitian at The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy Medical Center, focuses on helping patients with various chronic conditions make healthy and manageable diet choices. In this recent email interview with Woman’s World, Leigh explores the importance of certain foods for facilitating brain health…

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery Performed at Mercy

April 16, 2018

If you've ever met someone who has had a bunion, you may have heard how painful they can become.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Medical Center Receives The 2018 AONE Prism Award

April 10, 2018

Mercy Medical Center has been named the recipient of the 2018 AONE (American Organization of Nurse Executives) Prism Diversity Award. This award recognizes a nurse leader or organization which has advanced diversity efforts within the nursing profession, community or organization.  AONE is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association.

Mercy Personal Physicians Downtown - Baltimore, MD

How Serious Is a Staph Infection?

April 9, 2018

Every year, more than 3 million people in the United States get a staph infection.

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dealing with Early or Premature Menopause

April 2, 2018

The average age for natural menopause is 51, but sometimes it can occur much earlier for a number of reasons.

The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy

Implantable Spinal Cord Stimulator for Chronic Pain Relief

March 26, 2018

Treating chronic pain can be difficult. Pain relief medication isn't for everyone, and neither is surgery.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Family Care Physicians Opens New $4 Million Facility In Mercy's McAuley Tower Building

March 19, 2018

The new state-of-the-art 14,675 square foot location features a total of 33 exam rooms (8 adult primary care, 25 pediatric care, including 4 sick child care examination rooms), a blood draw lab including an infant station, EKG, a play area for children, and expansive waiting areas comprising nearly 70 seats.

Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. David Riseberg Discusses Avoiding Chemotherapy For Early Breast Cancer Patients

March 15, 2018

For many breast cancer patients, one of the toughest things to deal with are the side effects of chemotherapy. In the past, many patients went through chemo they didn't need. A test can now determine whether a patient really needs it.

The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Rebecca Cerrato Among First in U.S. to Perform New Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

March 9, 2018

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rebecca Cerrato, Institute for Foot & Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy, among first surgeons in U.S. to perform procedure.

The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Clifford Jeng Discusses Ankle Fractures

March 5, 2018

Whether it's the result of a slip on the ice or some other type of fall, ankle fractures are no fun and need to be treated right away. It's important to know what type of break it is in order to avoid complications later on.

Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy

Dr. Kevin Audlin Discusses New "Low Impact" Surgery

February 26, 2018

There is a new, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery used to treat a variety of gynecological conditions.

Center for Endocrinology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Supneet Saluja Discusses Continuous Glucose Sensor Monitoring

February 21, 2018

Technology has changed many aspects of our lives, and now it's changing the way diabetes patients manage their disease. Continuous glucose monitoring systems help patients track their blood sugar levels in real time.

Mercy Breast Center

Mammojam Music Festival Raises Funds for Mercy's Hoffberger Breast Center

February 12, 2018

The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, is pleased to be a beneficiary of this year’s Mammojam Music Festival to be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018.

The Heart Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Mark Goldstein Discusses Afib

February 12, 2018

Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is the most common heart rhythm problem, but some people have no idea they are at risk.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Medical Center Receives Accreditation From The Forum of Shared Governance

February 12, 2018

The internationally recognized Forum for Shared Governance announced that it has awarded its shared governance accreditation to Mercy Medical Center. 
 

The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Justin Park of The Maryland Spine Center Discusses Causes and Treatments for Leg Pain

February 5, 2018

Leg pain is fairly common, and often the cause is obvious, like a pulled muscle or sprain, but sometimes it has to do with a different part of the body.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea - Overlea, MD

Taking Too Many Over-The-Counter Pain Meds?

February 5, 2018

Dr. Susan Besser, responding to a query from Healio.com, answered questions concerning how physician can know if patients are taking too many NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) what the risks are, and what may be safer alternatives to dealing with pain.

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

Staying Active in Your Surgical Cast or Boot

January 31, 2018

Clifford L. Jeng, M.D., is Medical Director of The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center and an award-winning foot and ankle surgeon. In this response to a U.S. News & World Report query, Dr. Jeng offers tips on how people can remain physically active if they have to wear a cast on an arm/leg or a restrictive boot on their foot.

Neurology Center at Mercy - Baltimore

Dr. Howie Zheng Discusses Botox Treatments for Migraines

January 29, 2018

Botox isn't just for wrinkles anymore. Ten percent of the world's population suffers from migraine headaches, and they can find relief with Botox.

Center for Endocrincology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Can Certain Foods Help Reduce Cancer Risk?

January 23, 2018

Are there certain foods that can actually help prevent cancer, or at least reduce your risk for developing the disease? Mercy registered dietitian Leigh Tracy, RD, LDN, CDE, recently answered questions on this issue from NEWSMAX HEALTH…

Downtown Personal Physicians - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Jonathan Rich Discusses Symptoms of and Treatment For Anemia

January 17, 2018

Shortness of breath or being more tired than usual could be signs of anemia. Anemia is a medical condition caused by a decrease in the number of red blood vessels in the body that are responsible for carrying oxygen.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea - Overlea, MD

Five Things to Understand About "Right-Sizing" Your Body

January 10, 2018

Dr. Susan Besser offers tips regarding body image, diet and health.

The Lung Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Kieran Brune of The Lung Center Discusses Rising Lung Cancer Rates

January 8, 2018

Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths in the United States and around the world. Cigarette smoking is by far the No. 1 risk factor for lung cancer, but those who have never smoked can also develop the disease.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea - Overlea, MD

Skin Tag 101: Mercy's Dr. Susan Besser Offers Insight

January 8, 2018

Dr. Susan Besser, responding to a query from EverydayHealth.com, answered questions concerning “What You Need to Know About Skin Tags.” Dr. Besser is a primary care provider specializing in Family Medicine and sees patients at Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. John Paul-Rue Provides Insights Regarding Cracking Your Knuckles and Joints

January 5, 2018

In a response to a query from Bustle.com, Mercy orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist John-Paul Rue, M.D., provided insights regarding what can occur when “cracking” one’s joints. Dr. Rue is a fellowship-trained, board certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon specializing in the prevention and treatment of injuries related to sports and exercise, including complex knee and shoulder reconstructions.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Ashanti Woods Answers Questions About Pneumonia in Children

January 3, 2018

Board certified in Pediatrics, Ashanti Woods, M.D., FAAP, is an attending pediatrician at Mercy Medical Center. In a recent interview with SELF Magazine (online), Dr. Woods answered questions about pneumonia in kids given news of celebrity Kim Kardashian’s child being hospitalized with the condition.

Mercy Breast Center

Dr. Jennifer Joh Addresses Triple Negative Breast Cancer

January 2, 2018

A breast cancer diagnosis can be complex. There are varying types of the disease. Dr. Jennifer Joh of Mercy's Breast Center discusses a rare type of breast cancer.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. John Paul-Rue Discusses High Rate of ACL Injuries Among Women

January 2, 2018

Females are four to six times more likely to suffer an injury to their ACL than their male counterparts. More and more, young female athletes are playing on artificial turf instead of grass.

Dr. Matilda Hagan - Mercy Medical Center

Dr. Matilda Hagan and Registered Dietitian Leigh Tracy Discuss Gluten Sensitivity

December 30, 2017

There are a lot of people choosing to eat a gluten-free diet. For some, it's because they have a gluten sensitivity, and others have celiac disease. So what's the difference?

Downtown Personal Physicians - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Jonathan Rich Talks About Probotics

December 26, 2017

Probiotics in yogurt and supplements promise to help with digestion, but are they really necessary?

Influenza

Influenza 101 – Dr. Susan Besser Offers Insights Into Treating the Flu

December 20, 2017

Dr. Susan Besser, responding to a query from Reader’s Digest, answered questions concerning “The Flu—What Is It, How to Treat It?” Dr. Besser is a primary care provider specializing in Family Medicine and sees patients at Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea - Overlea, MD

Getting 8 Hours, But Still Tired?

December 14, 2017

Dr. Susan Besser, responding to a query from Bustle.com, answered questions concerning “Why You Wake Up Tired Even If You Get Enough Sleep.” Dr. Besser is a primary care provider specializing in Family Medicine and sees patients at Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea.

Neurology Center at Mercy - Baltimore

Dr. Howie Zheng Discusses Dealing With The Debilitating Migrane

December 12, 2017

In a recent interview with PAIN-FREE LIVING national health magazine, Mercy’s Dr. Howie Zheng answered questions regarding migraines and their treatment. 

Mercy Baltimore

Dr Susan Besser Talks About Motion Sickness While Traveling

December 6, 2017

Dr. Susan Besser, responding to a query from Reader’s Digest, responded to questions for a story concerning “Why Do We Get Motion Sickness?” Dr. Besser is a primary care provider specializing in Family Medicine and sees patients at Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea - Overlea, MD

Dr. Susan Besser Discusses What Happens To Your Body When You Overeat

December 1, 2017

Dr. Susan Besser, responding to a query from SheKnows.com, responded to questions for a story concerning what happens to your body when you eat too much. Dr. Besser is a primary care provider specializing in Family Medicine and sees patients at Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea.

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction - Mercy, Baltimore

Importance of Eating Properly After a Workout

November 29, 2017

In terms of not eating after a workout, this can apply to people doing intermittent fasting with morning workouts and then not eating for hours or people who workout late at night and then go straight to bed without eating until morning. What are the pros and cons?

 

The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Harrison Linder Discusses Back Pain Treatments

November 27, 2017

Back pain is one of the most common physical ailments. Many adults will experience it at some point in their life. For most part, the pain will go away on its own, but if it doesn't, it can be debilitating.

Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Dr. Desi

Don't Fret the Colonoscopy Prep

November 20, 2017

Getting a colonoscopy is the best way to prevent colon cancer. But many people avoid the procedure because the prep they have to do the day before to clean out their colon can be unpleasant.

The Vascular Center at Mercy

Varicose Vein Basics: What You Should Know

November 13, 2017

Kurtis Kim, M.D., FACS, RPVI, Director of The Vascular Laboratory at The Vascular Center at Mercy, was recently interviewed by the health and well-being website, HealthyWay, for a story about the nature of varicose veins. Here are his responses…

Mercy Bunting Center

Umbilical Cord Blood Could Save Lives But Few Know Of Donation Process

November 9, 2017

The umbilical cord blood of a newborn baby is rich with stem cells that can be used for transplantation to treat dozens of diseases, including leukemia, lymphoma and sickle-cell disease.

Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy's Institute For Foot And Ankle Reconstruction Participates in National Effort to Help Homeless

November 7, 2017

Mercy Medical Center and The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy will take part in a national effort to help provide routine foot care to the less fortunate people of Baltimore City. Mercy has participated in the program since 2007.

Mercy Bunting Center

Diabetes and Pregnancy

November 6, 2017

There's a lot to think about if you're a woman who is planning on getting pregnant.

The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Okay To Take Ibuprofen Regularly?

November 3, 2017

Mercy's Dr. Harrison Linder recently addressed questions regarding proper usage of Ibuprofen, a leading OTC analgesic. Here are his responses...

Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy

Dr. Sergey Kantsevoy Named Castle Connolly "Top Doctor" for 2017

November 1, 2017

Mercy Medical Center has announced that Sergey V. Kantsevoy, M.D., Director of The Center for Therapeutic Endoscopy, Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy, has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a "Top Doctor” for 2016.  Dr. Kantsevoy is a specialist and regional authority in interventional endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound.

Medical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Latest Breast Cancer Therapies

November 1, 2017

A new class of drugs is helping women with advanced breast cancer live their lives more normally without progression of the disease.

 

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Adds State-of-the-Art CT Scanner

October 25, 2017

Mercy Medical Center has acquired the Toshiba Aquilion One 640 Genesis CT scanner as part of the hospital’s ongoing efforts to enhance medical services for patients, Brad M. Cogan, M.D., Chair, Director, Department of Radiology at Mercy, has announced.

Top Doctors - Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Physicians Named Among Region's "Top Doctors" in Baltimore Magazine

October 17, 2017

A total of 33 Mercy Medical Center physicians were recognized in Baltimore magazine’s November 2017 “Top Doctors” issue, representing 25 separate specialties, ranging from surgical oncology to urogynecology.

Medical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Adjuvant Breast Cancer Treatments

October 16, 2017

Many women who have survived breast cancer live with the fear that the cancer will come back. Thanks to advances in post-surgery medications, some of that fear can be eased.

Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy - Baltimore

Dealing With Hernias

October 9, 2017

Chances are you know someone who has had a hernia, or perhaps you've had one yourself. If so, you know how uncomfortable it can be, but did you know there are various kinds of hernias and different kinds of people are at risk?

The Vascular Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy First To Utilize New Approved Drug Coated Balloon Catheter For Arteriovenous Fistulas

October 3, 2017

Alain Tanbe, M.D., a fellowship-trained vascular surgeon at The Vascular Center At Mercy Medical Center, recently utilized the FDA-approved Lutonix® 035 Drug Coated Balloon (DCB) Catheter 035 To Treat Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula.

Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy - Baltimore

Dr. Craig Vander Kolk Named Castle Connolly "Top Doctor" for 2017

October 1, 2017

Mercy Medical Center has announced that Craig A. Vander Kolk, M.D., Director, Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy, has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a "Top Doctor” for 2016.

Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy

Mercy’s Dr. Kevin Audlin First Physician in the Mid-Atlantic Region to Use New Low-impact Laparoscopic Surgery to Treat GYN Conditions

September 28, 2017

Kevin M. Audlin, M.D., FACOG, Co-Director of The Endometriosis Center in the Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center, is the first physician in the mid-Atlantic region to use the new groundbreaking low impact laparoscopic surgery to treat GYN conditions.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville - Lutherville, MD

Are You Ready for the Flu Season?

September 27, 2017

Carol Thelen, CRNP, family nurse practitioner with Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville, recently responded to questions from the health/wellness website, GetOld.com, regarding preparations for the flu season. Here are Carol’s responses…

Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Biocartilage for Ankle Repair

September 25, 2017

A lot of people, especially those who are involved in sports, suffer ankle injuries. They can be painful, frustrating and debilitating, but there are some new procedures that can make a world of difference.

Urogynecology at Mercy - Baltimore

How Can Women Prevent Urinary Tract Infections?

September 21, 2017

R. Mark Ellerkmann, M.D., is Director of The Urogynecology Center at Mercy in The Institute for Gynecologic Care. The Urogynecology Center specializes in the treatment of urinary incontinence in women of all ages.

The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Spinal Surgery Patient Takes On Ironman Competition in October to Benefit Griffith Never Give Up Foundation

September 18, 2017

Harford County resident to compete in Ironman Triathalon to raise funds, awareness for charitable foundation.

Primary Care Physicians - Mercy Medical Center

Dealing with Low Blood Pressure

September 18, 2017

Usually the lower your blood pressure reading, the better, but under certain conditions, there could be cause for concern.

Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center Featured In National Documentary

September 14, 2017

Airing via public TV stations nationwide, “The Doctor Fix” was recently featured locally on Maryland Public Television (MPT).

The Vascular Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dangers Of Too Much Sitting: Venous Insufficiency

September 12, 2017

Kurtis Kim, M.D., Director of The Vascular Laboratory at The Vascular Center at Mercy, recently answered questions regarding whether sitting for prolonged periods can be dangerous to one’s health.

Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy - Baltimore

Dr. Armando Sardi Raises Funds, Awareness For Partners For Cancer Care And Prevention

September 6, 2017

In 2006, when he first returned to Cali, Colombia with 28 volunteers to provide medical services, surgical oncologist Dr. Armando Sardi, Medical Director of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center, could not imagine the journey he would begin.

Joint Commission Accreditation - Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center Earns Joint Commission Certification in Uterine and Ovarian Cancer

September 6, 2017

Mercy is the first hospital in Maryland to achieve Uterine and Ovarian Cancer certification, and is only one of five institutions nationwide to be so honored.

Gynecologic Oncology at Mercy

Dr. Neil Rosenshein Named Castle Connolly "Top Doctor" for 2017

September 1, 2017

Mercy Medical Center has announced that nationally recognized gynecologic oncologist and surgeon Dr. Neil B. Rosenshein has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a "Top Doctor” for 2016.

Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy

How Do I Know if it’s Menopause?

August 25, 2017

In this Q&A, Dr. Kevin Audlin discusses the symptoms of menopause and how to best deal with it.

The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dealing with Pancreatitis

August 22, 2017

Pancreatitis can happen to anyone. It's an inflammation of the pancreas gland and can occur suddenly or chronically over years. The disease's symptoms can include a change in appetite, weight loss, pain, nausea and dark urine.

Downtown Personal Physicians - Baltimore, MD

What’s Making You Itch?

August 14, 2017

Mercy’s Dr. Jonathan Rich, D.O., offers insights into what may be causing your skin to itch.

Dr. Matilda Hagan - Mercy Medical Center

Dealing with Ulcerative Colitis

August 8, 2017

Ulcerative colitis is one of two types of inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn's disease is the other one.

Mercy Medical Center - A Best Regional Hospital

Mercy Ranked a Top Maryland Hospital By U.S. News & World Report

August 8, 2017

Mercy Medical Center has been ranked third best hospital (tied) in Baltimore and all of Maryland for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Hospitals” edition.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Whipple Procedure for Pancreatic Cancer

August 8, 2017

The Whipple Procedure is a surgical procedure to remove a pancreatic tumor and some of the normal tissue around it. It's difficult to do, but it can offer patients with pancreatic cancer more time.

Neurosurgery at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Charles Park Named Castle Connolly "Top Doctor" for 2017

August 1, 2017

Mercy Medical Center has announced that neurosurgeon Charles C. Park, M.D., Ph.D., Director of The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy, has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a "Top Doctor” for 2016.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Treating Torn Meniscus

July 31, 2017

The meniscus is a rubbery cartilage that acts like a shock absorber in your knee. You can tear your meniscus playing sports, or even just doing everyday activities.

Neurosurgery at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Signs of a Brain Tumor

July 17, 2017

Brain tumors come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their symptoms. Some signs and symptoms are more common than others.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville - Lutherville, MD

What Your Family Medicine Doctor Wants You To Know

July 10, 2017

Family medicine is specialized health care treating everything and everyone in the family, all under one roof.

The Lung Center at Mercy

Mercy's Dr. Audrey Liu Named Castle Connolly Top Doctor

July 1, 2017

Mercy Medical Center has announced that pulmonologist Audrey H. Liu, M.D., Director of The Sleep Center at Mercy, has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a "Top Doctor”. 

Family Childbirth and Children's Center - Baltimore

Importance of Cord Blood Collection

June 27, 2017

Mercy’s Dr. Robert Atlas, OB/GYN, discusses the benefits of cord blood collection.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville

Be Smart About Antibiotics

June 21, 2017

Mercy's Dr. Ruth Brocato offers insights to questions regarding the use of antibiotics.

Family Childbirth and Children's Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dealing With Pregnancy Rhinitis

June 19, 2017

Mercy’s Dr. Lindsay Appel, OB/GYN, discusses pregnancy rhinitis.

Rue, M.D., John-Paul

Seniors: Preparing for Exercise and Avoiding Injury

June 14, 2017

In this Q&A, Dr. John-Paul Rue discusses the challenges senior males may encounter as they seeking to continue to sports and exercise of their younger years.

Neurology Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Things To Know About Epilepsy

June 13, 2017

Mercy Neurologist Dr. Mark Fehr explains the symptoms and treatment options for epilepsy.

Dr. Neil Friedman - Breast Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Fight Breast Cancer Recurrence

June 6, 2017

Any woman who has breast cancer worries about the cancer coming back.  Recurrence happens in a small percentage of cases, but it does happen, usually within five years of the initial treatment.

Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy - Baltimore

Mercy's Dr. Armando Sardi Named Castle Connolly Top Doctor

June 1, 2017

Dr. Sardi named Castle Connolly “Top Doctor” for second consecutive year.

The Lung Center at Mercy

Dealing With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

May 22, 2017

Mercy’s Dr. Audrey Liu discusses women and sleep apnea.

Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Dr. Mahashwari

Early Screenings Urged for Hepatitis C

May 15, 2017

Simple blood test can help with diagnosis, treatment, explains Mercy’s Dr. Anurag Maheshwari, Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease.

Mercy Women's Health Virtual Tour

Mercy Receives The 2017 Women’s Choice Award

May 10, 2017

The award signifies that Mercy has been ranked within the top 100 hospitals of similar size based on number of beds.

Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Launches Hepatitis C Awareness Campaign

May 8, 2017

Nationally recognized gastroenterologist and liver health expert Paul J. Thuluvath, M.D., Medical Director for The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center, is encouraging the Maryland health care community to raise awareness about hepatitis C (HCV) and hepatitis C screening in light of recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations about the disease.

Spine Center - Baltimore

Diagnosis and Treatment of Spinal Stenosis

May 2, 2017

Mercy spinal surgeon Dr. Clayton Dean discusses treating spinal stenosis in women.

Medical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Mercy's Dr. Sandy Kotiah Named Castle Connolly Top Doctor

May 1, 2017

Mercy Medical Center has announced that Sandy D. Kotiah, M.D., Director, The Neuroendocrine Tumor Center at Mercy, has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a "Top Doctor” for 2017. Dr. Kotiah was also so honored in 2016.

Mercy Bunting Center

“Shrinking Cervix” As Risk Factor for Pre-Term Birth

April 17, 2017

Preventing a preterm birth is very important during pregnancy. That is why prenatal care is so crucial. One way doctors monitor mothers-to-be is by measuring their cervical length, because a shrinking cervix can make a woman give birth too soon.

Mercy Baltimore Bunting Nurses Desk

Mercy Uses Virtual Reality Gaming To Train Nurses

April 13, 2017

“You can go in as a clinician and actually go through code simulation in virtual reality and really have a chance to perfect your skills without being in that urgent patient situation,” said Susan Finlayson, DNP, RN, Senior Vice President of Operations for Mercy Medical Center.

Women's Imaging - Baltimore

Never Too Late For A Mammogram?

April 10, 2017

New research is now prompting the discussion of how old is too old for a mammogram?

The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy

What You Need to Know About Anesthesia

April 3, 2017

Knowing what types of anesthesia are available can make a difference in a patient’s recovery.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy's Dr. Marc Hungerford Named Castle Connolly Top Doctor

April 1, 2017

Mercy Medical Center has announced that orthopedic surgeon Marc W. Hungerford, M.D., Chief, Division of Orthopedics, and Medical Director of Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy, has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a "Top Doctor” for 2017. Dr. Hungerford was also recognized by Castle Connolly in 2016.

BWC harbor

Mercy Medical Center To Serve as Title Sponsor for Baltimore Women's Classic 5K

March 30, 2017

Charm City Run welcomes Mercy Medical Center in Baltmore, MD, as the official title sponsor of the Baltimore Women’s Classic, the largest all women’s 5K race in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Hoffman & Associates - OB-GYNs - Baltimore, MD

Having Babies Later in Life

March 28, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over the last several decades, there has been an increasing trend in delaying pregnancy past the age of 40.

Dr. Susan Doran Finlayson named Mercy?s Senior Vice President of Operations

Mercy Senior Vice President of Operations, Susan Finlayson, Named One of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women”

March 22, 2017

Susan Doran Finlayson, DNP, RN, Senior Vice President of Operations for Mercy Medical Center, has been named one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women” by the Maryland Daily Record newspaper.  

Institute for Gynecology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month - Combatting This Disease

March 21, 2017

Endometriosis is one that affects women of all races and ethnic backgrounds, but many women suffer with it for years because it can be difficult to diagnose.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Former U.S. Senator Barbara Milkulski to Address Mercy Social Workers in Honor Of National Professional Social Work Month

March 15, 2017

Hospital names Wednesday, March 15th "Barbara Mikulski Day" at Mercy Medical Center.

Restorative Therapies - PT, OT, Speech - Mercy - Baltimore

Can Using the Treadmill Too Much Hurt Your Knees?

March 8, 2017

Dr. John-Paul Rue examines of the issue of whether too frequent use of a treadmill may cause knee problems.

Hemorrhagic Stroke

Can You Prevent a Stroke?

March 6, 2017

Each year about 55,000 more women than men suffer a stroke. It occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off and recovery can take a long time.

Gynecologic Oncology at Mercy

Sneaky Signs of Cervical Cancer

March 3, 2017

Mercy Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes offers insights into cervical cancer symptoms.

The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Dwight Im Named Castle Connolly “Top Doctor” For 2017

February 20, 2017

Mercy gynecologic oncologist and noted robotic surgery expert Dr. Dwight Im named Castle Connolly “Top Doctor” for 2017.

The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Treating Non Alcohol Related Liver Disease

February 13, 2017

Many people don't think about taking care of their livers because liver disease is often associated with alcohol. But liver disease can hit anyone for different reasons.

Dr. Matilda Hagan - Mercy Medical Center

Understanding Crohn’s Disease

February 13, 2017

Crohn's disease is a serious, chronic inflammatory bowel disease for which there is no cure.

Family Childbirth and Children's Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

On Vaginal Atrophy, Ovarian Cysts and Related Issues

February 9, 2017

Mercy OB/GYN Dr. Lindsay Appel offers her insights on several questions raised relative to gynecologic health issues, including vaginal atrophy and ovarian cysts.

The Heart Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Women’s Heart Attack Symptoms Different from Men’s

February 6, 2017

The risk of a heart problem increases significantly with age. By age 65, one in three women will have heart-related symptoms. But do you know what they are?

Rheumatology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dealing With A Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Diagnosis

February 6, 2017

In this brief article, Dr. Ludmer offers her advice regarding the treatment of RA from the patient’s perspective.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville

Is it Sore Throat or Strep?

January 31, 2017

Most people have had a sore throat at one time or another, but many wonder when to get treatment for it.

Milk

Effects Dairy Can Have On Your Body

January 20, 2017

Dr. Dana S. Simpler discusses the effects dairy can have on the body.


Endocrinology Center- Bone Health, Thyroid, Diabetes Treatment - Baltimore

Women Shunning Osteoporosis Treatment

January 9, 2017

Osteoporosis is a very common problem for women as they age. There are medications available that can help stop bone density loss, or even build bone density. But some patients may be reluctant to use them.

Neurosurgery at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Women More Prone to Concussion Than Men

January 5, 2017

Mercy Neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Park discusses concussion in women.

Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Does Vitamin D Deficiency Lead to Fatty Liver Disease?

January 5, 2017

Dr. Hwan Yoo recently addressed the question of what role Vitamin D may play in fatty liver disease.

Urogynecology at Mercy - Baltimore

Dr. R. Mark Ellerkmann Named Castle Connolly “Top Doctor”

December 30, 2016

Mercy Medical Center has announced that R. Mark Ellerkmann, M.D., FACOG, Director, The Urogynecology Center, part of the The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy, has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a "Top Doctor” for 2016.

Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Liver and Hepatobiliary Disease

Mercy’s Liver Transplant Clinic Celebrates Organ Donors, Recipients

December 21, 2016

The Center for Liver and Hepatobiliary Diseases at Mercy features a Liver Transplant Clinic which prepares patients both prior to and following liver transplant surgery. Each holiday season, the Clinic recognizes the patient participants with a special reception and dinner.

Robotic Surgery at Mercy - Baltimore

Chemotherapy Prior to Advanced Ovarian Cancer Surgery

December 12, 2016

Ovarian cancer often goes undetected, and when it reaches a late stage, it can be difficult to treat, but treatments have improved for many patients.

Center for Endocrincology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Tips For Healthy Meal Prepping

December 12, 2016

Mercy’s Leigh Tracy, RD, LDN, CDE, a dietitian in The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy, offers her insights into healthy meal prepping. 

Mercy General Virtual Tour

Mercy's ICU Honored With Gold Level Beacon Award

December 9, 2016

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has conferred a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence to Mercy Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 

Dr Ashanti Woods - Mercy Medical Center

When Might My Child Benefit From A Walking Boot?

December 9, 2016

In a recent interview, Mercy attending pediatrician Dr. Ashanti W. Woods discussed why a child might need a walking boot and what purpose they serve.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Mercy Physicians Present at International Gynecologic Cancer Society Meeting in Lisbon Portugal

December 6, 2016

Drs. Armando Sardi and Teresa Diaz-Montes presented at the 16th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) in Lisbon, Portugal.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville

Why is Breakfast the “Most Important Meal”?

December 2, 2016


Ruth M. Brocato, M.D., offers her thoughts regarding the oft-heard claim, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Presents the 20th Annual Preston Gardens Holiday Lights Exhibit

December 1, 2016

A cooperative effort between Mercy, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, and the Downtown Partnership, the Preston Gardens Holiday Lights Exhibit is now on display and will continue through early 2017.

Mercy Bunting Center

Does Breastfeeding Hurt?

November 30, 2016

Mercy lactation consultant Deedra Franke of The Family Childbirth and Children’s Center at Mercy Medical Center addresses the question, “Does breastfeeding hurt?”

Dr Ashanti Woods - Mercy Medical Center

Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism

November 29, 2016

While autism is a developmental disorder and is not yet curable, it is believed that early intervention has consistently demonstrated improvement in the developing child's brain.

Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Link Between Talc and Ovarian Cancer?

November 18, 2016

The recent news headlines about multi-million dollar settlements regarding baby powder and its connection to ovarian cancer continues to raise more questions than answers.

Center for Endocrincology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

November 17, 2016

Typically, people only gain about one to two pounds over the holidays, but these pounds can add up over the years. Here’s a few tips on how to control holiday weight gain.

Gynecologic Oncology at Mercy

Don’t Ignore Potential Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

November 14, 2016

Medical experts warn that some signs of ovarian cancer mimic symptoms of other diseases or conditions, which can make it so easy to brush them aside.

Healthy Cooking

Having a Healthy Relationship with Food

November 11, 2016

Mercy internist Dr. Dana Simpler who has a special interest in diet/nutrition/fitness, explains how people can achieve and maintain a healthy relationship with food.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Partners for Cancer Care and Prevention Receives $25,000 Grant

November 11, 2016

The American Cancer Society’s Global Cancer Control department has awarded a $25,000 grant to Partners for Cancer Care and Prevention established by Mercy surgical oncologist Dr. Armando Sardi.

Jennifer Taylor

Weight Issues During Pregnancy

November 9, 2016

Any woman who has been pregnant knows how challenging it can be to keep her weight in check, but for women who are overweight or obese before conception, it is critical to a healthy pregnancy.

Dr. Neil Rosenshein

Dr. Neil B. Rosenshein Named Castle Connolly “Top Doctor”

November 9, 2016

Mercy Medical Center has announced that nationally recognized gynecologic oncologist and surgeon Dr. Neil B. Rosenshein has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a "Top Doctor” for 2016.

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore

Surgeons of Mercy’s Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Participate in Cutting Edge Clinical Education Course

November 2, 2016

Dr. Rebecca Cerrato of The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy served as chairperson for the Advanced Masters Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Course and Basic Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Course held at the VISTA Labs on North Charles Street in Baltimore, October 28-30, 2016.

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Mercy First Hospital in Maryland to Utilize New FDA Approved Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implant

November 1, 2016

Earlier this October 2016, Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore became the first hospital in Maryland to utilize the new Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implant (SCI) in a surgical procedure, the first synthetic cartilage device approved by the FDA.

Interventional Pain Management - Mercy - Baltimore

OsteoCool for Treating Spinal Tumor Pain

October 31, 2016

Sometimes, when a patient has advanced cancer, it spreads to the spine, causing painful tumors. But a new procedure removes the spinal tumors and the pain that comes with it.

Urogynecology at Mercy - Baltimore

Using Botox to Treat Overactive Bladder Syndrome

October 28, 2016

While the cause is not fully understood, there are options to manage overactive bladder, including a well-known cosmetic treatment.

Top Doctors of Baltimore - Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Physicians Recognized in Baltimore Magazine 2016 Top Docs Issue

October 24, 2016

Mercy physicians recognized represent 23 separate specialties, ranging from breast cancer surgery to varicose veins.

Mercy Breast Center

BRCA 1 & 2 Mutation and Cancer Risk

October 17, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about one in every 500 women in the country carries the BRCA gene mutation, which can lead to breast cancer.

ACL, MCL Ligament Tear

Understanding Runner’s Knee

October 10, 2016

Every fall, area marathoners prepare for the Baltimore Running Festival. Whether you are new to running or a seasoned veteran, there are many common injuries people encounter when they hit the pavement, including runner's knee.

Center for Endocrinology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Pre-Diabetes a Growing Concern

October 3, 2016

It's no surprise that overweight people often struggle with diabetes. But recent studies show that nearly one in five Americans of healthy weight are pre-diabetic.

Gynecologic Care at Mercy Baltimore Dr. Lynch

Understanding Menopause

September 26, 2016

Mercy Gynecologist Dr. Meghan Lynch discusses curbing menopausal symptoms.

Mercy Bunting Center

Maternal Mortality on the Rise in U.S.?

September 22, 2016

Mercy’s Dr. Robert Atlas, Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, recently replied to questions on this issue from online SELF Magazine.

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What You Should Know About Testosterone

September 20, 2016

Mercy's Dr. John-Paul Rue examines the issue of testosterone-enhancing supplements and other issues to keep in mind when it comes to this particular hormone.

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Coffee: Love It or Leave It?

September 19, 2016

People have been drinking coffee for centuries. The popular drink is the number one stimulant in the developed world. Research shows that coffee has antioxidants, which are good for people, but other research shows coffee can cause cancer.

Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Dr. Kantsevoy

Mercy Medical Center Study Reveals Efficacy of Endoscopic Closure of Colon Perforations

September 12, 2016

Dr. Sergey V. Kantsevoy of The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy conducted a study to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of closing full-thickness colonic perforations endoscopically.

Dr. Matilda Hagan - Mercy Medical Center

What Causes Gut Inflammation?

September 12, 2016

Mercy Gastroenterologist Dr. Matilda Hagan discusses the causes and treatment of gut inflammation.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore

Is Double Knee Replacement Surgery Right for You?

September 6, 2016

Knee replacement surgery is becoming more common in the U.S. Doctors perform more than 700,000 procedures a year. Now some patients are opting to have both knees done in back-to-back procedures.

Gynecologic Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Dwight Im Named a Castle Connolly “Top Doctor” for 2016

September 1, 2016

Dwight D. Im, M.D., FACOG, renowned gynecologic cancer surgeon and leader of Mercy Medical Center’s prestigious gynecology and robotic surgery programs, has been named a “Top Doctor" for 2016 by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

The Maryland Spine Center - Baltimore, MD

Treatment for Sciatic Pain

August 29, 2016

Medical experts say that half the population will experience sciatica. But in some cases it can be so painful that a person cannot function.

Center for Endocrincology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Buying Healthy Frozen Meals For Families with Kids

August 25, 2016

With the school year about to start, families are busier than ever, and the time-saving measure of serving frozen foods often comes into play.

Lutherville Personal Physicians

Treating Atrial Fibrillation in Women

August 16, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that as many as 6 million Americans have atrial fibrillation, a condition that increases the risk of stroke and other serious heart problems. 

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Mercy Presents 6th Annual Minimally Invasive Robotics Conference

August 8, 2016

The National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy Medical Center  presents “Pelvic Anatomy Through the Eyes of the Robot,” the 6th annual Minimally Invasive Robotics Conference, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12th, 2016.

Mercy Medical Center - A Best Regional Hospital by US News and World Report

Mercy Medical Center Ranked #3 Hospital in Maryland by U.S. News & World Report

August 2, 2016

Named a Best Regional Hospital, Mercy Medical Center has been ranked nationally for Orthopedic Care and designated ‘High Performing’ for seven procedures and conditions.

Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland

Mercy Opens New Crane Surgery Suite at Bunting

August 2, 2016

Mercy Medical Center has announced the opening of the new $27 million Crane Surgery Suite at Bunting, eight new operating rooms dedicated to orthopedic specialties, located on the 1st floor of Mercy’s Mary Catherine Bunting Center.

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A Breath of Fresh Care Patient Education Campaign

July 28, 2016

Mercy Medical Center has joined hospitals throughout Maryland in the A Breath of Fresh Care campaign designed to help patients become more engaged in their health care, introducing them to hospital wellness and chronic disease management initiatives.

Family Childbirth and Children's Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dealing with Iron Deficiency

July 26, 2016

The most common type of anemia is caused by a lack of iron in the body. And for women of child-bearing age, there's a big reason why iron-deficiency anemia can happen to them.

Mercy Bunting Center

Three Time Cancer Survivor Discuss Benefits of Cord Blood Donation

July 25, 2016

On Thursday, August 4th, 2016, The Save the Cord Foundation visited Baltimore with 3-time cancer survivor, Nathan Mumford, to spotlight the wonderful opportunity expectant mothers have to donate umbilical cord blood.

Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Portal Hypertension

Myths vs. Facts About Hepatitis C

July 18, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 3 million Americans have hepatitis C and three out of four of them are baby boomers.

Endocrinology Center- Bone Health, Thyroid, Diabetes Treatment - Baltimore

New Drug Combo for Treating Type 2 Diabetes

July 12, 2016

Patients with Type 2 diabetes often use combination or combo drugs to manage their disease, and these medications help cut down on the amount of pills patients need to take, but now some combo drugs offer an even better option, which is a single pill a day.

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Concussions in Contact Sports

July 8, 2016

In an analysis of how physical activity, whether it is football, boxing, or other sport, may lead to injury such as concussion, it is important to first define terms. What are the physics of concussion? What is actually occurring to the brain when we say, “concussion”?

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Health Effects of Gardening

July 8, 2016

Gardening helps de-stress because it is like a meditation of sorts.

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore

What Your Feet Say About Your Health

July 8, 2016

When it comes to health, pay attention to feet from the heels to the toes. Feet can reveal some surprising health problems.

Urogynecology at Mercy - Baltimore

Dealing with Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women

June 27, 2016

Urinary tract infections or UTIs are extremely common, but women are more prone to them. About half of all women will suffer from a UTI, many deal with recurring infections.

Interventional Pain Management - Mercy - Baltimore

Pain Management Specialist Dr. David Maine Provides Osteocool for Patients

June 27, 2016

Painful metastatic bone tumors affect about 50% of patients with advanced cancers, and up to 30% of patients with spinal metastases receive no relief with radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, etc.

Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy

Latest in Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis

June 22, 2016

Endometriosis is a painful gynecological condition that, if left untreated, can lead to infertility, but new technology is leading to better outcomes for women.

Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center’s Nursing Excellence Once Again Honored with Prestigious Magnet® Recognition

June 17, 2016

The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes the top health care organizations in the nation for providing nursing excellence. Mercy first earned the Magnet credential in 2011 when it first joined a select group of about 400 of nearly 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations.

Dr. Neil Friedman - Breast Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

More Women Opting for Mastectomy

June 13, 2016

More women with breast cancer who undergo mastectomies are choosing to have both breasts removed, even if they don't have to.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Treating Complicated Grief

June 10, 2016

Complicated Grief or CG is a chronic condition that occurs in about 7 percent of bereaved people, and approximately 2-3% of the general population. 

Gynecologic Care at Mercy Baltimore Dr. Lynch

Diagnosing and Treating Fibroids

June 8, 2016

Fibroids are benign growths within the uterus, and a woman is often unaware that she has them.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Glen Burnie

Mercy Opens New Personal Physicians Health Center in Glen Burnie

June 3, 2016

Mercy officially opens Mercy Personal Physicians at Glen Burnie, 7927 Ritchie Highway, on Monday, June 6th, 2016.

Neurosurgery at Mercy Baltimore

Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

May 31, 2016

While the symptoms of multiple sclerosis are not always obvious, treatments for the disease are improving.

Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Dr. Mahashwari

Screening for Hepatitis C

May 31, 2016

Doctors are trying to encourage baby boomers, people born between 1945 and 1965 to get a one time blood test to determine if they have the disease.

The Lung Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Preventing Pulmonary Embolism

May 29, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that blood clots in the lungs, also called pulmonary embolisms affect hundreds of thousands of Americans each year old and young alike.

Lutherville Personal Physicians

Dealing with Adult Asthma

May 16, 2016

Coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath are all symptoms of adult asthma. Women are more likely to have it. Experts said one reason may explain why women get adult asthma more than men.

Primary Care Doctors at Mercy

Women Need More Sleep Than Men?

April 25, 2016

Scientists have now confirmed what many women have suspected all along: They need more sleep than men.

Robotic Surgery at Mercy - Baltimore

Mercy’s Dr. Dwight Im Performs GYN-Surgery With New da Vinci Robot

April 18, 2016

The new da Vinci Xi Robot promises a less complicated surgery and an even better patient recovery for specific GYN surgeries.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Dr. Armando Sardi Makes Presentation about International Outreach at Colombia Embassy

April 13, 2016

From its humble beginnings, Dr. Sardi's "Mission to Colombia" evolved into Partners for Cancer Care and Prevention, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is now making a sustainable impact on health access in Cali.

Spine Center at Mercy - Baltimore

Preparing for a Marathon? Here’s a Few Tips

April 8, 2016

Mercy spinal surgeon and marathoner Dr. Charles Edwards II offers tips for runners.

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore

Dealing with Flat Feet

April 4, 2016

Many adults have flat feet that remain flexible and pain-free throughout their lives. But there are some common conditions that create painful flat feet, although doctors say that these problems that can be treated.

Primary Care Physicians - Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore

Unhealthy Foods You Wouldn’t Keep In Your Home

April 1, 2016

What foods do some doctors think are so unhealthy, they wouldn’t keep them in their own homes? We asked Mercy’s Dr. Dana Simpler, a board certified internist with a special interest in diet/nutrition issues.

Rosemary

Can Rosemary Help You Live A Longer Life?

April 1, 2016

Researchers from University of California, San Diego, and the University of Rome La Sapienza are working together to solve a mystery: why are residents of a remote Italian village living for so long? 

Mercy Women's Health Virtual Tour

Mercy Medical Center Receives Women’s Choice Award for 5th Consecutive Year

April 1, 2016

Mercy Medical Center has received the Women’s Choice Award distinguishing it as one of the 2016 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience, the fifth consecutive year Mercy has been so honored.

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Mercy’s Dr. Dwight Im Performs World’s First Gynecologic “Single Site” Robotic Surgery Using Da Vinci Xi Robot

March 28, 2016

Dr. Im performed a partial hysterectomy, removing the patient’s uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes, while preserving the ovaries.

Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

What Are Ovarian Cysts and How Can They Be Treated?

March 23, 2016

Teresa P. Diaz-Montes, M.D., MPH, FACOG, Associate Director of The Lya Segall Ovarian Cancer Institute, offers insights into ovarian cysts.

Endocrinology Center- Bone Health, Thyroid, Diabetes Treatment - Baltimore

Can Natural Supplements Safely Lower Your Blood Sugar?

March 23, 2016

A recent study out of Louisiana State University suggests that some natural supplements can lower blood sugar levels and prevent someone who is pre-diabetic from developing full-flown diabetes.

Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Lynparza for Ovarian Cancer

March 7, 2016

Each year thousands of women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In the treatment of this disease, the Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new type of drug, which is showing promise for specific patients with advanced ovarian cancer.

Lutherville Personal Physicians

Tackling Weight Gain After Age 40

February 29, 2016

It is no secret that once you hit your 40s, it is harder to lose weight, something that is especially true for women.

Gynecologic Oncology at Mercy

Mercy Medical Center Now Home to the New da Vinci Xi Surgical System

February 23, 2016

Mercy Medical Center is now one of only three hospitals in the mid-Atlantic region to offer the new Intuitive da Vinci Xi Surgical System for a variety of surgical procedures (e.g.  gynecologic, urologic, colon-rectal, and general surgeries) through an enhanced, minimally invasive approach.

Interventional Pain Management - Mercy - Baltimore

Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen? Which to Choose?

February 22, 2016

When people are in pain, whether it's from a headache or a sore back, they often reach for over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

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Mercy’s Dr. Dana Simpler Discusses “Healthy Oils”

February 18, 2016

There are strong differing opinions when it comes to “healthy oils.”

Dr. Matilda Hagan - Mercy Medical Center

Low FODMAP Diet for IBS Symptoms

February 8, 2016

Millions of people suffer with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which is a very common affliction. Medical experts say there is a new diet that could help. The diet is called a low FODMAP diet.

Primary Care Physicians - Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore

Zika Virus Causes Concern For International Travelers

February 5, 2016

The World Health Organization declared a "public health emergency of international concern" Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 over the Zika virus and the health problems that doctors fear it is causing.

Primary Care Doctors at Mercy

Memory Loss Not Always First Alzheimer’s Symptom

January 26, 2016

According to the Alzheimer's Association, nearly two-thirds of Americans with the disease are women, with memory loss as the most common symptom. But some medical experts say that memory loss isn't always the first sign of the disease.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore

Dealing with Hip Pain

January 18, 2016

If you have experienced hip pain, chances are you have probably told yourself that it is just part of getting older. It can happen to women of all ages. But you shouldn't walk around in pain.

Downtown Personal Physicians - Baltimore, MD

That Dizzy Feeling: Orthostatic Hypotension?

January 11, 2016

Orthostatic hypotension occurs when there is a drop in blood pressure that makes you feel dizzy or light-headed after standing up quickly.

Breast Surgery

Mercys Hoffberger Breast Center Receives Renewal of NAPBC Accreditation

January 8, 2016

The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy has been granted a 3-year, Full Accreditation renewal by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

The Maryland Spine Center - Baltimore, MD

Treating Lower Back Pain

January 5, 2016

According to Mercy spinal surgeon Dr. Justin J. Park, lower back pain can be due to issues with surrounding soft tissues, bones, and/or the discs of the lumbar spine.

Lutherville Personal Physicians

Deep Vein Thrombosis Can Be Life-Threatening

January 4, 2016

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs in about a million people in the United States each year. Doctors warn that it can be fatal, so they encourage patients to know the signs.

Neurosurgery at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Awareness of Danger of Concussions on the Rise

January 4, 2016

The 2015 Will Smith film, "Concussion," has called a lot of attention to this form of brain trauma that doctors have known about for a long time. Doctors are now taking a new approach for dealing with many of these common head injuries.

Gynecologic Care at Mercy Baltimore Dr. Lynch

Hot Flash Triggers

December 14, 2015

Nearly half of women get hot flashes. While they can't be prevented, there are some things that trigger them.

Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease - Baltimore, MD

FibroScan New Non-Invasive Way to Study Liver

December 9, 2015

Experts say about one in 10 Americans have some form of liver disease like hepatitis, cirrhosis or cancer. Many of those patients would have to undergo a core needle biopsy procedure, which is invasive and can be painful. Now there's another option.

Gynecologic Oncology at Mercy

Ovarian Cancer Warning Signs

November 17, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 20,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed every year with ovarian cancer.

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Becker's Names Mercy Among 100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs

November 12, 2015

Mercy was one of only two hospitals in Maryland to earn this distinction.

Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy - Baltimore

Kybella Injectable For “Double Chins”

November 2, 2015

The area of fat between the chin and neck is an area of the body that many people are self-conscious about.

Mercy Bunting Center

New Steps Taken to Encourage Breastfeeding in Maryland

November 2, 2015

The debate over breastfeeding versus formula feeding heats up. Maryland hospitals will no longer give out free formula samples. The goal is to promote breastfeeding.

Dr. Neil Friedman - Breast Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Treatment For Stage Zero Breast Cancer?

October 28, 2015

Women diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer have a wide range of treatment options: treat it, have a mastectomy or do nothing.

Baltimore Doctor Brendan Collins

Latest Breast Reconstruction Techniques

October 21, 2015

These days breast reconstruction after cancer surgery isn't just limited to implants. Procedures removing a woman's own tissue from her abdomen or back can be used to rebuild her breasts.

Top Doctors of Baltimore - Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Physicians Named Among Baltimore’s “Top Docs”

October 21, 2015

Eight Mercy Medical Center physicians were recognized in Baltimore magazine's November 2015 “Top Docs” issue.

Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Hemochromotosis

Mercy Liver Health Expert Dr. Paul J. Thuluvath Authors New Book

October 14, 2015

According to Dr. Thuluvath, the book serves as a comprehensive guide to hepatitis C, which affects about 3 percent of the world’s population―upwards of four million people in the U.S. 

Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy

Narrow Band Imaging to Better Detect Endometriosis

October 14, 2015

Mercy gynecologists Drs. Fermin Barrueto and Kevin Audlin of The Endometriosis Center at Mercy have published research on the evaluation of NBI in tandem with white light imaging to best detect and remove endometriosis lesions.

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

Dealing With Achilles Tendinitis

October 12, 2015

Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury to the back of the heel. It's a common injury for runners.

Breast Surgery

Genetic Testing After Breast Cancer

October 6, 2015

For women with breast cancer, genetic testing can be an important tool. It can indicate a risk for developing other cancers, or the likelihood a family member could develop cancer. 

Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Medical Center Announces Opening of the New Bunting Endoscopy Suite

October 2, 2015

The unique, high-tech suite is located on the 2nd floor of Mercy’s Mary Catherine Bunting Center at 345 St. Paul Place.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Diagnosing and Treating Adrenal Cancer

September 28, 2015

According to Dr. Kurtis Campbell, a surgical oncologist at Mercy’s Institute for Cancer Care, the adrenal gland has two parts, and the outer part is where most tumors develop.

Functions of the Liver

Hepatitis C Screening Important For Baby Boomers

September 28, 2015

It's a disease linked to drug use and tattoo needles, but Hepatitis C is also transmitted through infected blood and blood products.

Marian House 5K

Mercy’s Dr. Charles Edwards II Discusses His Commitment To The Mercy Way

September 22, 2015

On Sept. 26th, 2015, the 7th annual Marian House 5K Run and Walk, to support and celebrate the women of Marian House, will be held at 9 a.m. from Lake Montebello in Baltimore City. 

Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy - Baltimore

Ear Lobe Repair

September 14, 2015

Long, dangling earrings are very much in style right now, but they can be heavy on the ears. Over time, the earrings can pull down your earlobe and even cause a tear. That's one of the reasons earlobe repair surgery has become so common.

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Mercy Backs New Jobs Program for Those in Need

September 10, 2015

Mercy Health Services' Mercy Medical Center is one of several Baltimore hospitals which has proposed a change to state regulations to create up to 1,000 new positions for statewide residents from ZIP codes facing poverty and high unemployment.

Lutherville Personal Physicians

How Many Steps Should You Take A Day?

September 8, 2015

From Fitbits to pedometers, many people are now tracking how many steps they take each day.

Medi-Spa Services Including Massage and Acupuncture

Mercy’s Medi-Spa Earns Angie’s Spa Cancer Foundation Grant

August 26, 2015

The Medi-Spa at Mercy was has been recognized by Baltimore magazine as "Best Medi-Spa" and as “Best Medical Program” in Spa Finder Magazine.

Heart Center - Baltimore, MD

Dr. David D. Kim Named Director of Echocardiography at Mercy

August 17, 2015

David D. Kim, M.D., has been named Director of Echocardiography for The Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center. 

Mercy Bunting Center

Sleep Apnea and Pregnancy

August 17, 2015

A recent Canadian study reveals that sleep apnea can be unhealthy for a pregnant woman and her baby.

Dr. Mark Hungerford

3-D Printing For Tailor-Made Knee Implants

August 10, 2015

More and more, 3-D technology is being integrated into almost every aspect of our lives.

Medical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Cancer Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

August 3, 2015

If you notice something different about your body, get it checked out. It sounds obvious, but doctors say sometimes those things patients dismiss can be the sign of something more serious.

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Mercy Presents Advanced GYN/GYN Cancer Robotic Surgery Conference

July 31, 2015

Dr. Dwight Im, Medical Director, The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy, and Director of The National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy, will serve as Course Director for “Advanced Gyn/Gyn Oncology Robotic Surgery: Back to Basics."

Center for Endocrinology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Stress Linked to Sugar Cravings

July 27, 2015

Mercy Endocrinologist Dr. Supneet Saluja discusses research linking stress to sugar cravings.

Mercy General Virtual Tour

Winter Colds Mean Nasal Congestion

July 27, 2015

OTC (Over The Counter) decongestants are very effective at managing congestion associated with the common cold, sinusitis and allergies.

Best Regional Hospital - Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” 2015-16 Edition

July 22, 2015

Ranked the #1 Community Hospital in Maryland, Mercy was named a “high performing” hospital in five areas including: Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics. 

Urogynecology at Mercy - Baltimore

Probiotics Effective For Preventing Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

July 20, 2015

For some women, UTIs are a frequent problem traditionally treated with antibiotics. But now doctors are turning to probiotics to prevent them.

Hoffman & Associates - OB-GYNs - Baltimore, MD

Counting Calories During Pregnancy A Good Idea?

July 17, 2015

Sheri Somerville is expecting her second child next month. So far, she's gained about the same amount of weight she did with her first child, but she doesn't count calories.

Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Now Offers New, ‘No-Needle’ Option for Liver Disease Testing

July 10, 2015

Mercy Medical Center continues to take a leadership role in the battle against liver disease by providing patients with a FibroScan --  a new painless and non-invasive technique to assess liver stiffness which can indicate fibrosis, or scarring.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore

Are Cortisone Injections Right For You?

July 7, 2015

Cortisone injections can relieve inflammation and pain from conditions like arthritis and injuries, but despite their effectiveness, they're not for everyone.

Neurosurgery at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Charles Park Leads Minimally Invasive Brain & Spine Center

July 1, 2015

Mercy Medical Center has announced the opening of The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy, effective July 1, 2015. 

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Treating Post-Mastectomy Pain

June 23, 2015

When a woman undergoes breast cancer surgery the goal, of course, is to eliminate the disease, but sometimes a debilitating side effect after surgery is chronic pain that can last for years.

Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy - Baltimore

Appendix Cancer Difficult to Diagnose

May 27, 2015

It's the type of cancer that took the life of iconic actress Audrey Hepburn, but not a lot of people know about cancer of the appendix and it's often misdiagnosed. But there is now a surgery with a very high success rate.

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Dr. Cyrus Lawyer, III of Mercy Family Childbirth And Children’s Center to Be Honored

May 22, 2015

Family Health Centers of Baltimore (FHCB)  presents the inaugural Dr. Lewis H. Richardson, JR., Community Fellowship Award to honor Cyrus J. Lawyer, III, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG, for “outstanding contributions in shaping the health and wellness of thousands of infants and children in Baltimore."

Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy - Baltimore

Reconstructive Surgery After Skin Cancer

May 11, 2015

Reconstructive surgery may help restore the appearance of skin after cancer is removed.

Center for Endocrincology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

The Java Jive: A Few Thoughts About Coffee

May 7, 2015

Studies indicate that moderate amounts of coffee intake (three to four eight-ounce cups of black coffee) are considered safe to drink.

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Fitness Trackers, Health Monitoring Devices — Do They Make a Difference for Good Health?

April 28, 2015

Whether you wear it on your wrist or strap it to your chest, fitness devices have become great motivators when it comes to getting healthy.

Dr Ashanti Woods - Mercy Medical Center

Swimming Safety Tips for Your Kids

April 27, 2015

Mercy pediatrician Dr. Ashanti Woods details child safety tips for summertime swimming.

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Chemicals to Avoid When Trying to Conceive?

April 24, 2015

For women trying to conceive, there are certain things one should avoid, like drugs, alcohol, smoking.

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Mercy Named to “100 Great Hospitals in America” List

April 22, 2015

Becker's Hospital Review, a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems, has named Mercy Medical Center to its 2015 list of “100 Great Hospitals in America.”

Lutherville Personal Physicians

Are Multi-Vitamins Effective?

April 20, 2015

It's been a longtime debate in the medical community and now there's scientific research that seems to answer the question.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore

Are You a Candidate for Hip or Knee Replacement?

April 16, 2015

Studies show joint replacement can relieve pain and increase mobility in about 90 percent of patients.

Mercy Bunting Center

On Breastfeeding Twins

April 6, 2015

There's only one of you, but two of them. How do you handle breastfeeding your new twins?

Gynecologic Oncology at Mercy

New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

March 31, 2015

Cervical cancer is a curable disease, but the key is catching it early. The most common screening tool is a Pap test.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore

Mercy Receives Designation for Orthopedic Excellence

March 18, 2015

Stryker Corporation recognizes Mercy for excellence in Orthopedic healthcare.

Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy

Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis

March 18, 2015

For patients dealing with the symptoms of endometriosis, getting the proper diagnosis can be a game changer.

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Dealing with Age-Related Hearing Loss

March 18, 2015

Age related hearing loss, usually starting in a person’s late 70’s, is almost a certainty, and hearing aids are usually an option.

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Mercy’s Dr. Thomas J. Swope Named EpiCenter Surgeon for the da Vinci Robot

March 16, 2015

Dr. Swope earned EpiCenter status as a result of his experience, expertise and quality outcomes.

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Mercy Receives Woman to Woman Program Grant

March 16, 2015

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) and QVC® has announced that Mercy Medical Center has received a Woman to Woman grant.

Center for Endocrinology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

New Inhalable Insulin Now Available

March 11, 2015

Patients with diabetes may now have another way of getting their much-needed insulin other than having to inject it.

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Mercy Joins Advanced Health Collaborative

February 24, 2015

Mercy Medical Center has joined with area hospitals to create the Advanced Health Collaborative, LLC, (AHC) an organization that will offer its members the ability to share ideas and explore opportunities to enhance the quality of health care in Maryland.

Lutherville Personal Physicians

Stress More Harmful to Women's Hearts than Men's?

February 23, 2015

Doctors are learning more about how heart disease in women differs from the same problem in men. One major difference concerns the effect of emotional stress on the heart.

Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Barrett's Esophagus

Dealing with Reflux Disease

February 18, 2015

While many people have had a meal that's left them with heartburn, it's important to know the difference between food that doesn't agree with you and a common ailment known as gastroesophageal reflux disease.

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Campaign Expands to Ensure OB, Prenatal Care for Women

February 18, 2015

The Maryland Maternity Access Coalition, which aims to protect access to maternity  care for women, has announced the launch of an Internet advertising campaign in support of legislation to create a statewide Maryland No-Fault Injured Baby Fund.

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Mercy Pilots New Program to Fight Human Trafficking

February 9, 2015

A new pilot program for hospitals to better identify potential victims of human trafficking (e.g. juvenile, adult, labor) launched in January 2015.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore

Neck Pain? Could Be “Texting Neck”

February 2, 2015

Looking down to read a book or use a laptop for hours at a time can lead to a sore neck and spinal pain, and a recent study claims using a smartphone can do the same.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Funds Raised for Fight Against Appendix Cancer

January 29, 2015

Told he had no more than 2 years to live, Tim, along with his wife, Denise, and  daughters Skyler and Mackenzie began researching PMCA, thus laying the groundwork for Be UninTIMidated.

Breast Surgery

Breast Removal Surgeries on the Rise?

January 23, 2015

A recent study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center revealed that more American women diagnosed with early cancers are now choosing to have mastectomies.

Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Advances in Hepatitis C Treatment Provide Incentive for Screening

January 21, 2015

The most common blood-borne viral infection in the United States, Hepatitis C (HCV), can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer. It impacts more than 4 million people, the vast majority “baby boomers,” those born 1945-1965, who are encouraged to undergo a simple HCV blood test as significant breakthroughs have been made recently to successfully treat this disease. 

Lutherville Personal Physicians

Treating Tinnitus in Women

January 6, 2015

A variety of things can cause tinnitus, which is ringing in the ears that won't go away, but there are ways to treat it.

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Mercy Named Among 100 Hospitals with “Great Women’s Health Programs”

January 6, 2015

Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2014 edition of its annual list, "100 Hospitals with Great Women's Health Programs,” including Mercy Medical Center.

Medical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Dr. David Riseberg Named Chief - Division of Hematology & Oncology at Mercy

January 6, 2015

A top rated oncologist who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology, Dr. Riseberg treats patients with many types of cancers and blood disorders including breast cancer, colon and rectal cancer, gynecologic cancers, lung cancer, leukemia and lymphoma.

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Dealing with Irregular Periods

January 6, 2015

Irregular menstrual periods can leave women wondering if something is wrong, but it's often an issue that can be addressed, typically with medication.

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Surgical Treatment For Painful Bunions

December 15, 2014

According to Dr. Clifford Jeng of The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy, people who have bunions that are painful may want to consider a bunionectomy.

The Neurology Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Treating Myasthenia Gravis in Women

December 8, 2014

The disorder is more common in women under 40; as doctors work to discover why, living with it is better than ever before.

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Everseat Means Faster Access to Care for Mercy Patients

December 3, 2014

Mercy Medical Center has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Everseat to employ an all new mobile scheduling platform for its Women’s Services, including: Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Breast Disease and Breast Cancer, Imaging Services such as mammograms, and Endocrinology, including diabetes, thyroid and bone health.

Interventional Pain Management - Mercy - Baltimore

Nerve Blocks Block The Pain

December 1, 2014

According to the American Academy of Pain Management, millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain, and when medication and other treatments don't work, doctors may turn to nerve blocks to diagnose the cause and relieve the pain.

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Mercy Docs Provide Free Foot Exams to Homeless

November 28, 2014

Mercy Medical Center and the nationally renowned Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy recently took part in a national effort to help relieve the foot problems experienced by area homeless.  

Gynecologic Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

New Advance in Robotic Technology for Benign Hysterectomy

November 24, 2014

A new Food and Drug Administration-approved device is helping surgeons perform benign hysterectomies with better precision.

Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes Named Among "50 Women To Watch"

November 20, 2014

The Baltimore Sun canvassed readers, sources and opinion leaders to determine the region’s most intriguing movers and shakers of the year.

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Mercy Doctors Named to Baltimore Magazine's 2014 Top Docs

November 4, 2014

A number of Mercy Medical Center physicians were recognized in Baltimore magazine’s November 2014 “Top Docs” issue and Mercy spinal surgeon Dr. Charles Edwards II was also featured on the edition cover.

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Mercy’s Sr. Helen Amos, RSM & Hospital Leadership Honored

November 4, 2014

The leadership of Mercy Health Services receives Loyola’s Business Leader of the Year Award. This is only the second time in the 30-year history of the award that a team of leaders has been recognized.

The Vascular Center at Mercy

Dr. Paul Lucas Performs New Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty to Treat PAD

October 30, 2014

The Lutonix 035 Drug Coated Balloon PTA Catheter allows medication to be released onto the inner surface of the artery to limit the amount of scarring that occurs following the procedure.

Dr. Charles Edwards - Maryland Spine Center - Baltimore

Low-Risk Surgery For Neck Pain

October 27, 2014

There’s a new type of low-risk surgery for herniated discs and neck nerve problems that is showing promising results.

Women's Imaging at Mercy

Mercy Offers 3D Screening Mammography

October 16, 2014

Cutting-edge breast cancer screening technology known as Digital Tomosynthesis or 3D-Mammography is available at Mercy Medical Center.

Dr. Rebecca Cerrato - Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore

Ankle Replacement Surgery For Severe Arthritis

October 14, 2014

As baby boomers age, the amount of joint replacement surgeries they get has grown in number, and a total ankle replacement has become a promising option to eliminate the pain.

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Mercy’s Dr. Dwight Im First to Use New Robotic Instrument in GYN Surgery

October 10, 2014

Dwight D. Im, M.D., FACOG, Director of The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy and The National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy in Baltimore, became the first surgeon in the world to successfully perform a minimally-invasive hysterectomy via robotic surgery using the new Single-Site Wristed Needle Driver, developed by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG).

Medical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Hormone Therapy For Breast Cancer

October 6, 2014

When Monica Lovins and her oncologist, Mercy’s Dr. David Riseberg, Director of Breast Medical Oncology, discussed how they would fight her breast cancer, they had a plan of attack.

Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy - Baltimore

Mercy Opens New Ovarian Cancer Institute

September 30, 2014

Mercy Medical Center has become one of a few hospitals in the nation to develop a dedicated Ovarian Cancer Institute, focused solely on elevating the standard of care for ovarian disease.

Primary Care Physicians - Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore

Odd Food Cravings? Could Be Anemia

September 30, 2014

Anemia is the most common blood disorder in the U.S., and it's easily diagnosed with a simple blood test.

Institute for Gynecology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Celebrates “The Year of the Woman”

September 24, 2014

Show your support for endometriosis awareness! Join Mercy's Gynecology Center staff and wear yellow in the month of March as Mercy highlights one condition affecting women each month to celebrate the "Year of the Woman."

Urogynecology at Mercy - Baltimore

Dealing With Urge Incontinence

September 22, 2014

According to Mercy urogynecologist Dr. R. Mark Ellerkmann, having an overactive bladder, which is also known as urge incontinence, is a common problem that can be treated in a variety of ways.

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“Dial-A-Downtown Doctor” Returns To Baltimore’s Airwaves

September 19, 2014

Over the past 20+ years, aficionados of Baltimore radio have gotten to know “Downtown Dave,” the alliteration-obsessed phone operator for Mercy Medical Center who helps the dyspeptic and distressed find a Mercy doctor.

Dr. Vadim Gushchin - Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Thyroid Cancer More Prevalent Among Women?

September 8, 2014

While thyroid cancer is one of the most treatable, according to doctors, it's also the fastest growing cancers, especially among women.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Gastric Cancer Difficult To Diagnose Early

August 18, 2014

While Americans rarely develop gastric cancer anymore, new immigrants from Asia, Eastern Europe and South America remain at high risk for the disease.

Gynecologic Oncology at Mercy

Mercy Receives Women’s Choice Award

August 13, 2014

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 consecutive year Mercy has been so honored.

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Beauty Services For Chemotherapy Patients

August 12, 2014

Volunteer stylists from beauty studio “Up Do’s For I Do’s,” a professional wedding hair and makeup company servicing the mid-Atlantic region, recently visited Mercy’s Weinberg Outpatient Chemotherapy Unit to provide free hair and makeup services for interested Mercy chemotherapy patients.

Robotic Hysterectomy

Preserving Ovaries In Hysterectomy

August 11, 2014

According to Mercy gynecologic oncologist Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes of The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy, the decision of whether or not to remove a woman's ovaries during a hysterectomy depends on a woman's age, risk factors and the reason for the procedure.

Mercy Bunting Center

Body Changes During Pregnancy

August 4, 2014

When women become pregnant their body goes through many changes. Some symptoms are familiar to women, like weight gain, nausea and vomiting, but there are other changes that can happen during pregnancy that women may not expect.

Mercy Bunting Center

Avoiding Alcohol Prior To Conception

July 28, 2014

Eating well is important for a healthy pregnancy, but experts said the same advice holds true even before women become pregnant, especially when it comes to drinking alcohol.

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Mercy Ranked Nationally by U.S. News & World Report

July 15, 2014

Mercy Medical Center has been ranked nationally in three adult medical specialties, named a high performer in six key adult specialties for 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report

Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Liver and Hepatobiliary Disease

July 28th is "World Hepatitis Day"

July 1, 2014

World Hepatitis Day is an annual event on the 28th of July that provides international focus for patient groups and people living with hepatitis.

Primary Care Doctors at Mercy

Dealing With Alzheimer’s Disease

June 23, 2014

Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a progressive loss of memory. Mercy Geriatrics Specialist Dr. Ernestine Wright explores Alzheimer’s Disease and related issues.

Dr Ashanti Woods - Mercy Medical Center

Children And Growing Pains

June 19, 2014

While there is no consensus definition for growing pains, they are a recurrent, self-limited pain in the arms and legs usually with no good explanation of how they started.

Mrs Maryland 2014

“Blue Carpet” Charity Event To Benefit Mercy’s NICU

June 17, 2014

Fashion and fundraising join hands for the 2nd annual “Blue Carpet Fashion Show for the Blue Rose Project” for charity, Sat., June 28, 2014, 6 p.m. at the Minker Banquet Hall, 920 Principio Furnace Rd in Perryville, MD.

The Vascular Center at Mercy

Dr. Kurtis Kim Addresses Varicose Veins And Venous Reflux Disease

June 16, 2014

If you have varicose veins like many Americans do, you may want to check to make sure you don't have venous reflux disease.

Dr Craig Vander Kolk

Dr. Craig Vander Kolk Discusses Correcting Lumpectomy Defects

June 10, 2014

Breast reconstruction after a lumpectomy is becoming more routine these days because breast conservation has become more sophisticated.

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Are You At Risk For Stroke?

May 19, 2014

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Dr. Paul Lucas shares some of the risks and signs of stroke in this short video.

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Tips To Maintain Skin Between Facials

May 16, 2014

Licensed medical esthetician Christine Gayski of Mercy’s MediSpa is among the professionals who work under a physician’s supervision, individualizing treatments in accordance with both non-surgical or surgical treatments patients may have performed.

Endocrinology Center- Bone Health, Thyroid, Diabetes Treatment - Baltimore

Can Probiotics Help You Lose Weight?

May 14, 2014

Mercy endocrinologist and weight management expert Dr. Supneet Saluja discusses the role probiotics may play in weight loss.

Dr Ashanti Woods - Mercy Medical Center

How To Deal With Baby’s Teething

May 8, 2014

Teething can be both an exciting and a frustrating issue for many families. Mercy attending pediatrician Dr. Ashanti Woods offers insights on how to deal with baby’s teething.

Dr Craig Vander Kolk

Dr. Craig Vander Kolk Discusses a Non-invasive Approach to Revitalizing Skin: Ultherapy

May 6, 2014

Many people are looking for non-invasive ways to push back the aging process, and a Food and Drug Administration-approved procedure promises to do that by using sound waves aimed beneath the skin.