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Drs. Armando Sardi, Vadim Gushchin and Kurtis Campbell of the Surgical Oncology Department at Mercy Medical Center are widely regarded for their training and skills in utilizing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat advanced stages of abdominal cancer (peritoneal surface malignancies). New findings by a prestigious organization of clinicians adds to this reputation, placing Mercy’s program among the nation’s best.
With all cancers, early diagnosis is key. Knowing what symptoms to look out for can literally be life-saving.
According to Robert O. Atlas, M.D., FACOG, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, pregnant and lactating women need to make sure they are taking in enough iodine in their diet.
Mercy Medical Center has been awarded an “A” in the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Mercy’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
In a recent issue of PLOS Biology, a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of biology, a Stanford scientist ranked and published the top 2% of scientists (~150,000) from all fields of science based on their publication records, impact factor of the journal and the citation rates by other prominent investigators. Mercy’s Sergey V. Kantsevoy, M.D (top 0.5% in the world) and Paul J. Thuluvath, M.D (top 0.15% in the world) of The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease (IDHLD) were noted (and ranked very high) among this 2% of all world scientists from all disciplines of science.
According to recent studies, an increase in the COVID-19 positivity rate correlates to an increase in mortality from non-coronavirus-related diseases. This includes breast cancer, and researchers believe fear of contracting the virus compels patients to stay home instead of completing their post-lumpectomy radiotherapy regimens.
Mercy Health Services Executive Board Chair Sister Helen Amos, RSM, announced that Beverly A. Cooper, Vice President of The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation, and Ashanti Woods, M.D., FAAP, board certified pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians, have been appointed to the MHS Board of Trustees. Members of the Board are chosen based on their professional and life experience, and their commitment to the Baltimore community.
Kathleen Perry, Senior Vice President and CIO of Mercy Health Services, has been named among the 2020 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award winners by CapitalCIO. CapitalCIO recognized chief information officers in seven key categories – Leadership, Global, Enterprise, Corporate, Public Sector, Healthcare, and Nonprofit.
Many patients who underwent treatment for melanoma of the skin understandably worry about the possibility of the cancer coming back. A common strategy to diagnose possible recurrence early and deal with the patient’s anxiety about recurrence is to frequently follow-up with the oncologist.
Heated chemotherapy is a treatment that can help ovarian cancer patients live longer.
Psoriatic arthritis is a double-whammy of autoimmune disorders. Not only do psoriatic arthritis symptoms mimic those of psoriasis, like patches of red, scaly skin, but they can also cause the painful swollen joints that are common with rheumatoid arthritis.
Carolyn Cokes, M.D., MPH, is an obstetrician-gynecologist with the Metropolitan OB-GYN group, a Baltimore based OB-GYN practice affiliated with Mercy. In responding to a media query about sports one can safely play while pregnant, Dr. Cokes offered these remarks:
Pain in the upper abdominal area could indicate a gallbladder problem, usually associated with nausea and vomiting. It comes intermittently and can come after eating a meal high in fat, lasts a few hours and then subsides.
WebMD.com recently reached out with questions about testing for hearing loss, what patients can learn from testing, and other questions. Rachel Raphael, a practicing audiologist with Mercy otolaryngologist Dr. Alan Oshinsky, offered her insights.
Mercy Medical Center is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
New data has pediatricians re-examining feeding guidelines for babies.
Previously, doctors waited until six months to start children on solid foods, waiting three to five days in between introducing each new food.
According to board-certified pediatrician Ashanti Woods, M.D., FAAP, of Mercy Family Care Physicians in Baltimore, data now suggests parents may be able to introduce solids as early as four months.
Dr. Jeffery Nelson, Surgical Director of The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases, part of The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy, was recently asked by VeryWell Health and Medical Daily to expound on the issue of home colon cancer testing kits. Here are his responses…
Nationally renowned gynecologic surgeon and leader of Mercy Medical Center's prestigious gynecology and robotic surgery programs, Dr. Dwight Im is one of 18 physicians recognized in minimally invasive surgical techniques to perform livestream surgeries as part of the annual AAGL Global Congress.
Hepatitis C is a silent disease and most times patients have no symptoms.
Sister Ruth Handren, who served from 1959 to 1963 as Administrator for Mercy Medical Center – Mercy Hospital at the time – reaches the century mark as she celebrates her 100th birthday on Friday, Nov. 13th, 2020.
According to gynecologic oncologist Dr. Beman Khulpateea of The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy says the ovarian cancer doesn't present until it's more advanced than a lot of other cancers because the symptoms are subtle and can be misinterpreted.
A total of 47 Mercy Medical Center physicians were recognized in Baltimore Magazine’s November 2020 “Top Doctors” issue, representing 38 separate specialties, ranging from orthopedic surgery to weight management, specifically:
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty or ESG is a non-surgical weight loss procedure that is ideal for many patients who do not qualify for bariatric surgery due to body mass index or other health conditions.
Cutting edge, less invasive treatment offers hope for patients with pancreatic and liver cancers.
Experienced colon and rectal surgeon Dr. Jeffery Nelson, Surgical Director of Mercy's Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases, recently responded to a query from VeryWell Health concerning the efficacy of home colon cancer screening tests. Here are his insights…
After 22 years of in-person annual events, The Tyanna Foundation is presenting a new concept in 2020 whereby people can show their support in the battle against breast cancer by purchasing “BreastFest in a Bag.”
When is leg pain serious enough to consult a doctor?
There are many reasons for lower back pain. Doctors say to listen to your body.
The ACL is a key ligament that helps stabilize the knee. It's typically torn during contact sports or sports with a lot of stopping and starting, which are tough on the knees.
A new study finds women develop Alzheimer's-related brain changes earlier than men. For every man suffering with Alzheimer's, there are two women.
Parents often struggle with when to take their child to the doctor and when to wait a situation out. This is especially true during this time of pandemic, as families try to avoid unnecessary exposure to COVID-19. Board certified pediatrician Dr. Ashanti Woods recently shared his thoughts with FORBES magazine regarding certain common childhood symptoms and complaints that should no longer be managed at home and warrant a visit to the doctor, such as fever, rash, and headache:
Six Mercy Medical Center nurses have been recognized as among “the best of the best” in the region by Baltimore magazine’s 6th annual “Excellence in Nursing Awards” survey, September 2020 issue.
Stella Maris, a top-rated nursing and long-term care facility located in Timonium, MD, and part of Mercy Health Services, has officially opened the new $30 million Sister Mary Karen McNally, RSM, Rehabilitation Center, Regina Figueroa, Chief Administrative Officer for Stella Maris has announced.
Studies show diabetes is associated with an increased risk of hip fractures.
Cramping is a normal occurrence for most women, but how do you know if it's something more serious?
Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic arm or leg pain developing after injury, surgery, stroke or heart attack. The exact cause isn't well understood but may involve abnormal inflammation or nerve dysfunction.
Mercy Medical Center today announced that it is a 5-star recipient for both gynecologic procedures and for vaginal delivery for 3 years in a row (2018-2020) as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. The 5-star rating indicates that Mercy’s clinical outcomes in both categories are statistically significantly better than expected.
(From the Baltimore Business Journal) When Dr. David Maine dons the necessary personal protective equipment, and visits with his patients who have painful or terminal conditions, it reminds him that the challenges of Covid-19 go well beyond those who contract the virus.
Skin is made up of different types of cells. When the DNA inside these cells becomes damaged, they can become cancerous.
Mercy Medical Center has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.
Anytime someone undergoes weight loss surgery, their intake of nutrients and food goes down. It is imperative they take supplemental vitamins and nutrients so that they don't get deficient.
Rebecca Cerrato, MD’01, and A. Holly Johnson, MD’01, check an X-ray to verify the correct placement of implants during bilateral bunion surgery in September 2019 in Chengdu, China
People have put off important cancer screenings because of COVID-19, and doctors say it's time to take care of them.
Dr. Susan Besser, Family Medicine specialist with Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea, and Dr. Michael Billet, Mercy Emergency Department, were asked their opinion relative to patient exposure to poison ivy. Here are their responses.
David N. Maine, M.D. is the new President & CEO of Mercy Health Services. In January 2020, the Mercy Health Services Board of Trustees named Dr. Maine as Mercy’s future President & CEO following Thomas R. Mullen’s decision to retire after 28 years of successful service. Dr. Maine’s appointment marks the first time a physician has led the hospital and health system in its 145-year history.
The coronavirus has disrupted immunization programs worldwide, but doctors warn it's important to make sure your children are vaccinated.
The coronavirus takes a significant toll on the lungs, which makes feeling 100% back to normal a long process for those who have recovered from the virus.
Mercy Medical Center’s newly constructed 32-bed acute care unit, developed in response to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s call to increase bed capacity in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been named in honor of Mercy president and CEO Thomas R. Mullen, and his wife, Rosemary, Executive Vice President Dr. David Maine and Sister Helen Amos, RSM, Executive Chair of Mercy’s Board of Trustees, have announced.
As the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations fall and restrictions are lifted in different parts of the country, daycare facilities are beginning to open. But what should parents keep in mind when it comes to bringing their kids back to daycare? Mercy pediatrician Dr. Ashanti Woods responded to questions from WhatToExpect.com on the subject…
Doctor recommendations remain fluid when it comes to people returning to activities following the coronavirus. There is a huge variability depending on each person's individual medical problems, as Mercy sports medicine physician Jessalynn Adam, M.D., CAQSM, explains.
Doctors say vitamins can help boost your immune system to fight off the coronavirus, and what you eat is key. While researchers are still looking into how vitamin deficiency affects COVID-19, there is some evidence that people who are deficient in vitamin D and contract the disease will have better outcomes if they have vitamin supplementation.
It is known that some of the more common symptoms of coronavirus are coughing and respiratory conditions, but now there's some concern about strokes.
The new state-of-the-art unit was completed in record time, ahead of schedule, in partnership with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. The 32-bed acute care unit became fully operational, with staff and equipment, and has treated patients diagnosed with COVID-19 as of June 1st.
Patients with severe obesity are a more challenging population to manage in the intensive care setting and may struggle to recover if they develop the coronavirus, doctors say.
People undergoing cancer treatments have immunosuppressed systems, making it harder to fight off infections, like the coronavirus. That puts them at a higher risk for serious complications, like pneumonia and hospitalization.
Much remains unknown about the heart and coronavirus, but many studies already have indicated that people with cardiovascular disease are at greater risk of coronavirus complications.
Spring is here, and so is pollen and COVID-19.
Mercy pulmonary expert and Director of The Lung Center at Mercy, Dr. Albert Polito, discusses chronic lung disease and coronavirus risk. Learn more.
Kuldeep Singh, M.D., FACS, MBA, FASMBS, is a top weight loss surgeon in Maryland, serves as Director of The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy. In a recent response to questions posed by WEBMD.com, Dr. Singh explores the issues of weight loss surgery, diet, and exercise, in achieving long-lasting results for patients.
Hwan Y. Yoo, M.D., Ph.D., is an experienced liver specialist at The Center for Liver and Hepatobiliary Diseases, part of The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Yoo was recently interviewed for an article regarding liver cancer and diet for the website, LiveStrong.com. Here are his insights…
Mercy Telemedicine brings convenience and flexibility to your health care — provided by your Mercy doctors, at your location, with no extra cost to you. Primary care doctors as well as specialists across Mercy's comprehensive network offer telemedicine options for patients.
A recent study shows digestive issues might be an early symptom for people who have come down with the coronavirus. Learn more from Dr. Paul Thuluvath, Medical Director, The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center.
A Rockville-based foundation has donated thousands of N95 masks to health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. The Daofeng and Angela Foundation unloaded a van filled with more than 8,000 masks at Mercy Medical Center on Friday, April 17th, 2020.
For parents, keeping kids safe from the coronavirus is a top priority. Board Certified pediatrician, Dr. Ashanti Woods, of Mercy Family Care Physicians, discusses coronavirus and kids.
Should pregnant women should be concerned about coronavirus? Dr. Robert Atlas provides information about the potential effects of coronavirus on expectant mothers and their children.
According to Dr. Vadim Gushchin of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy, cancer patients with compromised immune systems are at increased risk for complications if they become infected with the coronavirus. Learn more.
Kristian Morey, RD, LDN, is a clinical dietitian at The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy Medical Center. Kristian is committed to providing nutritional and lifestyle guidance to patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes. Recently, Kristian responded to questions from OpenFit for a feature regarding “tips for how to order healthier options from Chipotle -- specifically for delivery items amid the COVID-19 crisis.”
Mercy Medical Center & Whiting-Turner partner to invest $12.5 million in hospital capacity, constructing a new 32-bed inpatient acute/critical care unit.
New technology is helping doctors take a closer look at feet. There's a machine that can measure the pressure of your foot hitting the ground, one step at a time.
March 30th is “Doctors’ Day,” a national annual holiday honoring doctors for the work they do for their patients and their communities, and for society as a whole.
Mercy Medical Center recently celebrated the opening of The Neil B. Rosenshein, M.D., Institute for Gynecologic Care at Annapolis, in Annapolis, MD.
Bryan Curtin, M.D., MHSc, is a Board Certified gastroenterologist with The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy. Dr. Curtin provides diagnosis and treatment for patients with common and complex digestive health conditions including chronic abdominal pain, GI bleeding, bowel disorders, gastric cancer and GI motility disorders.
One in five children has high blood pressure, so pediatricians are starting to screen for high blood pressure at age three.
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 with The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy. Dr. Nelson recently responded to questions from the online publication, HEALTHLINE, regarding colorectal cancer screenings in light of news that early-onset colorectal cancer rates have been increasing.
Mercy Medical Center has achieved the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award, a distinction that places the hospital in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for superior clinical performance.
A peanut-shaped ball can really help a woman in labor.
Mercy Medical Center has received a 5-Star Overall Hospital Rating, the highest possible, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the quality of care. Mercy is among the top hospitals in the nation to achieve the highest quality rating for their stellar care.
Hip pain is an ailment that women tend to suffer more often than men. There are many causes and a variety of treatments.
While men get gout more, women are not immune and those who have ever had it know it's extremely painful.
Board of Trustees selects David N. Maine, M.D. as future President & CEO effective July 2020.
January is National Blood Donor Month. Not only does blood donation save lives, it’s good for those who donate as well.
A 48-year-old woman is lucky to be alive. The Baltimore native was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer-- a disease known as the silent killer. Now, she's doing well and has a message to share.
There are a number of illnesses that are common in childhood that generally aren't very serious. But should you come down with them as an adult, recovery is much more difficult.
There are more than 200,000 cases of spinal stenosis diagnosed every year. It commonly occurs in the neck and lower back. It can put pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves within the spine, causing pain, numbness and weakness.
There are common symptoms women should never ignore when it comes to gynecological health. Among them are painful periods, heavy periods and pain during sex, which could be signs of fibroids, which are noncancerous tumors, or endometriosis, where the lining of the uterus grows outside the organ.
We've all heard of people who appeared to be healthy dying suddenly of a heart attack in their 50s or 60s. They had no idea they had heart disease. A new test can reveal a heart attack waiting to happen.
In a recent interview for WhatToExpect.com, Mercy Medical Center board certified pediatrician Dr. Ashanti Woods responded to questions concerning whether it is safe for a baby to sleep in a crib, when to make the transition from crib to bed, and on other related topics. Here are the highlights from Dr. Woods’ interview.
Lung cancer isn’t just affecting smokers, research shows about 10-15% of lung cancer is found in non-smokers.
As many women know firsthand, particularly those who have given birth, bladder leakage is a very common problem.
Mercy Medical Center has been awarded an ‘A’ in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Mercy’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
More than 7 million American women live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and research shows more women are being diagnosed with and dying of COPD in recent years.
If you heard the words, "You have breast cancer," what would you do? That diagnosis can be very scary, with lots of feelings and information to sort through.
A total of 28 Mercy Medical Center physicians were recognized in Baltimore magazine’s November 2019 “Top Docs” issue, representing 22 separate specialties.
If you know anyone who suffers from chronic pain, you know it can affect just about every aspect of their life, but ankle replacement surgery turned things around for a woman determined to keep moving.
It's widely known that breastfeeding can be beneficial for a baby's health, but now doctors are learning breastfeeding is also good for the mother's heart.
The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center now offers patients MRI TRUS Fusion Biopsy, a new method to biopsy suspected prostate tumors by fusing MRI images of the gland with information gathered through transrectal ultrasound (TRUS).
Most pregnant women can’t wait to get to the third trimester it means baby is almost here. But what about the fourth trimester? It’s one you don’t hear much about.
Mercy Medical Center is celebrating as the 144-year-old hospital recognizes the 25th anniversary of The Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine. The Center first opened on Sept. 23, 1994 with ceremonies led by CBS-TV “Sixty Minutes” anchor/reporter Leslie Stahl.
Pregnancy does not come without some aches and pains. As 11-news reports, rib pain is one of those uncomfortable issues expecting moms must deal with.
It was her regular workout at the gym. When all of a sudden snap! April Baer tore her Achilles tendon.
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.
A new piece of medical technology at Mercy Medical Center is changing patients' lives and helping surgeons get a clearer picture.
There are many reasons why people can get an electrolyte imbalance.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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:
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.
For some women, period cramps are just part of the monthly routine, and for others, they can get pretty painful.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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…
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…
Hair loss, fatigue and skin rashes are very nonspecific symptoms that could eventually lead to a diagnosis of a chronic disease.
The O-arm Surgical Imaging System is a multi-dimensional surgical imaging platform for use in cranial, spine, and trauma-related surgeries.
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.
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…
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…
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…
Doctors recommend women start getting a Pap test at the age of 21 and then every three years until the age 65.
Brachytherapy is a procedure that involves placing radioactive material inside the body to treat different cancers, including gynecological tumors.
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 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.
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.
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.
Do your shins ache after running? You may have medial tibial stress syndrome, better known as shin splints.
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.
Mercy sports medicine physician, Dr. Jessalynn Adam, discusses diagnosis and treatment of concussion in youth athletes.
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.
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.
Dr. Jonathan Rich, D.O., of Mercy Medical Center, says there's a simple way to know if you're hydrated enough.
There has been a steady increase in all kinds of cosmetic procedures.
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.
More women experience hip pain than men, doctors say. There are ways to relieve that pain, but first you have to determine the cause.
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.
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.
Aspirin thins the blood, so it can be helpful in preventing heart attack and stroke, but it also increases the risk of serious bleeding.
With more than 35 years’ experience in medicine, and board certified in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Schon is an internationally recognized foot and ankle surgeon.
Allergy season is kicking into full swing. For almost half of all Americans, that means sneezing, congestion, a runny nose and other bothersome symptoms.
Back pain can be miserable, but it can also be managed. Learn more.
Mercy Medical Center has announced that 12 physicians have been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a "Top Doctor” for 2019.
All women will face menopause at some point, but a new study reveals early menopause is linked to Type 2 diabetes.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.