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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As people age, they just don't move as well, but more people are wishing to stay active later in life.
Pneumonia is a fairly common illness, but if left untreated, it can be very serious -- even fatal.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rebecca Cerrato, one 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.
Doctors say it's important to listen to your body for symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
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.
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.
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.
Most people don't think about what surrounds their joints until something goes wrong, and that's often the case with bursitis.
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.
A new study suggests a possible relationship between frequent skin cancer episodes and other cancers.
Feet tire easily, but when it comes to ongoing pain or discomfort, it's time to see a doctor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Women are twice as likely as men to tear their ACL.
There are a number of factors that increase a woman's chance of developing breast cancer. One of them is having dense breasts.
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.
Whether a woman has had a full or partial mastectomy or a lumpectomy, she has a variety of options.
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.
Most people spend one-third of their lives sleeping, and there is a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to sleep.
Nearly half of adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure and have no idea.
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.
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.
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 is the Only Community Hospital in Maryland to Achieve a National Ranking in Orthopedics
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.
The rate of Americans diagnosed with thyroid cancer has more often than tripled over the past four decades.
New MAKOplasty technology combines precision and accuracy with a state-of-the-art implant, allowing for natural range of motion following surgery.
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).
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.
Summer means time in the sun, but it also brings concerns about melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Joint replacement has come a long way as technology and surgical techniques have improved, yet there are still misconceptions.
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).
More than 50 million adults have some type of arthritis. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older.
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.
Eighty percent of women will develop uterine fibroids before they turn 50, and African-American women are particularly susceptible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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…
If you've ever met someone who has had a bunion, you may have heard how painful they can become.
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.
Every year, more than 3 million people in the United States get a staph infection.
The average age for natural menopause is 51, but sometimes it can occur much earlier for a number of reasons.
Treating chronic pain can be difficult. Pain relief medication isn't for everyone, and neither is surgery.
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.
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.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rebecca Cerrato, Institute for Foot & Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy, among first surgeons in U.S. to perform procedure.
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.
There is a new, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery used to treat a variety of gynecological conditions.
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.
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.
Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is the most common heart rhythm problem, but some people have no idea they are at risk.
The internationally recognized Forum for Shared Governance announced that it has awarded its shared governance accreditation to Mercy Medical Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Dr. Susan Besser offers tips regarding body image, diet and health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Probiotics in yogurt and supplements promise to help with digestion, but are they really necessary?
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.
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.
In a recent interview with PAIN-FREE LIVING national health magazine, Mercy’s Dr. Howie Zheng answered questions regarding migraines and their treatment.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
There's a lot to think about if you're a woman who is planning on getting pregnant.
Mercy's Dr. Harrison Linder recently addressed questions regarding proper usage of Ibuprofen, a leading OTC analgesic. Here are his responses...
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Harford County resident to compete in Ironman Triathalon to raise funds, awareness for charitable foundation.
Usually the lower your blood pressure reading, the better, but under certain conditions, there could be cause for concern.
Airing via public TV stations nationwide, “The Doctor Fix” was recently featured locally on Maryland Public Television (MPT).
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this Q&A, Dr. Kevin Audlin discusses the symptoms of menopause and how to best deal with it.
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.
Mercy’s Dr. Jonathan Rich, D.O., offers insights into what may be causing your skin to itch.
Ulcerative colitis is one of two types of inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn's disease is the other one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brain tumors come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their symptoms. Some signs and symptoms are more common than others.
Family medicine is specialized health care treating everything and everyone in the family, all under one roof.
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”.
Mercy’s Dr. Robert Atlas, OB/GYN, discusses the benefits of cord blood collection.
Mercy's Dr. Ruth Brocato offers insights to questions regarding the use of antibiotics.
Mercy’s Dr. Lindsay Appel, OB/GYN, discusses pregnancy rhinitis.
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.
Mercy Neurologist Dr. Mark Fehr explains the symptoms and treatment options for epilepsy.
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.
Dr. Sardi named Castle Connolly “Top Doctor” for second consecutive year.
Mercy’s Dr. Audrey Liu discusses women and sleep apnea.
Simple blood test can help with diagnosis, treatment, explains Mercy’s Dr. Anurag Maheshwari, Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease.
The award signifies that Mercy has been ranked within the top 100 hospitals of similar size based on number of beds.
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.
Mercy spinal surgeon Dr. Clayton Dean discusses treating spinal stenosis in women.
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.
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.
“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.
New research is now prompting the discussion of how old is too old for a mammogram?
Knowing what types of anesthesia are available can make a difference in a patient’s recovery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hospital names Wednesday, March 15th "Barbara Mikulski Day" at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. John-Paul Rue examines of the issue of whether too frequent use of a treadmill may cause knee problems.
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.
Mercy Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes offers insights into cervical cancer symptoms.
Mercy gynecologic oncologist and noted robotic surgery expert Dr. Dwight Im named Castle Connolly “Top Doctor” for 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.
Crohn's disease is a serious, chronic inflammatory bowel disease for which there is no cure.
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 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?
In this brief article, Dr. Ludmer offers her advice regarding the treatment of RA from the patient’s perspective.
Most people have had a sore throat at one time or another, but many wonder when to get treatment for it.
Dr. Dana S. Simpler discusses the effects dairy can have on the body.
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.
Mercy Neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Park discusses concussion in women.
Dr. Hwan Yoo recently addressed the question of what role Vitamin D may play in fatty liver disease.
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.
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.
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.
Mercy’s Leigh Tracy, RD, LDN, CDE, a dietitian in The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy, offers her insights into healthy meal prepping.
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).
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.
Drs. Armando Sardi and Teresa Diaz-Montes presented at the 16th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) in Lisbon, Portugal.
Ruth M. Brocato, M.D., offers her thoughts regarding the oft-heard claim, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”
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 lactation consultant Deedra Franke of The Family Childbirth and Children’s Center at Mercy Medical Center addresses the question, “Does breastfeeding hurt?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While the cause is not fully understood, there are options to manage overactive bladder, including a well-known cosmetic treatment.
Mercy physicians recognized represent 23 separate specialties, ranging from breast cancer surgery to varicose veins.
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.
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.
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.
Mercy Gynecologist Dr. Meghan Lynch discusses curbing menopausal symptoms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mercy Gastroenterologist Dr. Matilda Hagan discusses the causes and treatment of gut inflammation.
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.
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.
Medical experts say that half the population will experience sciatica. But in some cases it can be so painful that a person cannot function.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”?
Gardening helps de-stress because it is like a meditation of sorts.
When it comes to health, pay attention to feet from the heels to the toes. Feet can reveal some surprising health problems.
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.
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.
Endometriosis is a painful gynecological condition that, if left untreated, can lead to infertility, but new technology is leading to better outcomes for women.
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.
More women with breast cancer who undergo mastectomies are choosing to have both breasts removed, even if they don't have to.
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.
Fibroids are benign growths within the uterus, and a woman is often unaware that she has them.
Mercy officially opens Mercy Personal Physicians at Glen Burnie, 7927 Ritchie Highway, on Monday, June 6th, 2016.
While the symptoms of multiple sclerosis are not always obvious, treatments for the disease are improving.
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 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.
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.
Scientists have now confirmed what many women have suspected all along: They need more sleep than men.
The new da Vinci Xi Robot promises a less complicated surgery and an even better patient recovery for specific GYN surgeries.
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.
Mercy spinal surgeon and marathoner Dr. Charles Edwards II offers tips for runners.
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.
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.
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 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.
Dr. Im performed a partial hysterectomy, removing the patient’s uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes, while preserving the ovaries.
Teresa P. Diaz-Montes, M.D., MPH, FACOG, Associate Director of The Lya Segall Ovarian Cancer Institute, offers insights into ovarian cysts.
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.
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.
It is no secret that once you hit your 40s, it is harder to lose weight, something that is especially true for women.
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.
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.
There are strong differing opinions when it comes to “healthy oils.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Orthostatic hypotension occurs when there is a drop in blood pressure that makes you feel dizzy or light-headed after standing up quickly.
The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy has been granted a 3-year, Full Accreditation renewal by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
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.
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.
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.
Nearly half of women get hot flashes. While they can't be prevented, there are some things that trigger them.
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.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 20,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed every year with ovarian cancer.
Mercy was one of only two hospitals in Maryland to earn this distinction.
The area of fat between the chin and neck is an area of the body that many people are self-conscious about.
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.
Women diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer have a wide range of treatment options: treat it, have a mastectomy or do nothing.
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.
Eight Mercy Medical Center physicians were recognized in Baltimore magazine's November 2015 “Top Docs” issue.
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.
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.
Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury to the back of the heel. It's a common injury for runners.
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.
The unique, high-tech suite is located on the 2nd floor of Mercy’s Mary Catherine Bunting Center at 345 St. Paul Place.
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.
It's a disease linked to drug use and tattoo needles, but Hepatitis C is also transmitted through infected blood and blood products.
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.
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.
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.
From Fitbits to pedometers, many people are now tracking how many steps they take each day.
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.
David D. Kim, M.D., has been named Director of Echocardiography for The Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center.
A recent Canadian study reveals that sleep apnea can be unhealthy for a pregnant woman and her baby.
More and more, 3-D technology is being integrated into almost every aspect of our lives.
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.
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."
Mercy Endocrinologist Dr. Supneet Saluja discusses research linking stress to sugar cravings.
OTC (Over The Counter) decongestants are very effective at managing congestion associated with the common cold, sinusitis and allergies.
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.
For some women, UTIs are a frequent problem traditionally treated with antibiotics. But now doctors are turning to probiotics to prevent them.
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.
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.
Cortisone injections can relieve inflammation and pain from conditions like arthritis and injuries, but despite their effectiveness, they're not for everyone.
Mercy Medical Center has announced the opening of The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy, effective July 1, 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.
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.
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."
Reconstructive surgery may help restore the appearance of skin after cancer is removed.
Studies indicate that moderate amounts of coffee intake (three to four eight-ounce cups of black coffee) are considered safe to drink.
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.
Mercy pediatrician Dr. Ashanti Woods details child safety tips for summertime swimming.
For women trying to conceive, there are certain things one should avoid, like drugs, alcohol, smoking.
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.”
It's been a longtime debate in the medical community and now there's scientific research that seems to answer the question.
Studies show joint replacement can relieve pain and increase mobility in about 90 percent of patients.
There's only one of you, but two of them. How do you handle breastfeeding your new twins?
Cervical cancer is a curable disease, but the key is catching it early. The most common screening tool is a Pap test.
Stryker Corporation recognizes Mercy for excellence in Orthopedic healthcare.
For patients dealing with the symptoms of endometriosis, getting the proper diagnosis can be a game changer.
Age related hearing loss, usually starting in a person’s late 70’s, is almost a certainty, and hearing aids are usually an option.
Dr. Swope earned EpiCenter status as a result of his experience, expertise and quality outcomes.
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) and QVC® has announced that Mercy Medical Center has received a Woman to Woman grant.
Patients with diabetes may now have another way of getting their much-needed insulin other than having to inject it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new pilot program for hospitals to better identify potential victims of human trafficking (e.g. juvenile, adult, labor) launched in January 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.
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.
A recent study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center revealed that more American women diagnosed with early cancers are now choosing to have mastectomies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Irregular menstrual periods can leave women wondering if something is wrong, but it's often an issue that can be addressed, typically with medication.
The disorder is more common in women under 40; as doctors work to discover why, living with it is better than ever before.
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.
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.
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.
A new Food and Drug Administration-approved device is helping surgeons perform benign hysterectomies with better precision.
The Baltimore Sun canvassed readers, sources and opinion leaders to determine the region’s most intriguing movers and shakers of the year.
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.
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 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.
There’s a new type of low-risk surgery for herniated discs and neck nerve problems that is showing promising results.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Anemia is the most common blood disorder in the U.S., and it's easily diagnosed with a simple blood test.
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."
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.
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.
While thyroid cancer is one of the most treatable, according to doctors, it's also the fastest growing cancers, especially among women.
While Americans rarely develop gastric cancer anymore, new immigrants from Asia, Eastern Europe and South America remain at high risk for the disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
World Hepatitis Day is an annual event on the 28th of July that provides international focus for patient groups and people living with hepatitis.
Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a progressive loss of memory. Mercy Geriatrics Specialist Dr. Ernestine Wright explores Alzheimer’s Disease and related issues.
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.
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.
If you have varicose veins like many Americans do, you may want to check to make sure you don't have venous reflux disease.
Breast reconstruction after a lumpectomy is becoming more routine these days because breast conservation has become more sophisticated.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Dr. Paul Lucas shares some of the risks and signs of stroke in this short video.
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.
Mercy endocrinologist and weight management expert Dr. Supneet Saluja discusses the role probiotics may play in weight loss.
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.
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.