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Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Mercy Medical Center's HIPEC Program Exceeds Standards, Positions Mercy as National Leader in Field

January 15, 2021

Drs. Armando SardiVadim 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.

Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Cancer Symptoms Every Woman Should Know

January 4, 2021

With all cancers, early diagnosis is key. Knowing what symptoms to look out for can literally be life-saving.

Mercy Bunting Center

Iodine Deficiency, Pregnancy, and Your Baby

December 15, 2020

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.

Leapfrog Patient Safety Grade A

Mercy Medical Center Awarded An "A" For Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

December 14, 2020

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.

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

Mercy's Drs. Sergey Kantsevoy and Paul Thuluvath Acclaimed As Among "Top 2 Percent of World's Scientist"

December 14, 2020

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. 

The Breast Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Single Dose Radiation Can Offset Breast Cancer Treatment Concerns During Pandemic

December 14, 2020

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

Beverly A. Cooper and Ashanti Woods, M.D., FAAP, Named to the Mercy Health Services Board of Trustees

December 8, 2020

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.

Mercy Health Services - Baltimore, MD

Mercy's Kathleen Perry Named A Winner in the 2020 CIO of the Year Orbie Awards Competition

December 7, 2020

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.

The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Weight Gain and Arthritis

December 7, 2020
Dr. Vadim Gushchin - Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Mercy's Dr. Vadim Gushchin Discusses Following Up After Melanoma Treatment

December 2, 2020

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.

Gynecology Oncology at Mercy Baltimore

Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) as Frontline Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

November 30, 2020

Heated chemotherapy is a treatment that can help ovarian cancer patients live longer.

Rheumatology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis

November 23, 2020

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.

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

Okay to Play Sports When Pregnant?

November 16, 2020

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:

The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Symptoms of Gallbladder Disease

November 16, 2020

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.


McAuley Plaza

Testing for Hearing Loss

November 12, 2020

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.


Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand Center - Baltimore

Mercy Named America's 100 Best For Orthopedic Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)

November 10, 2020

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.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Starting Your Baby on a New Food

November 9, 2020

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.


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

What's The Deal With Home Colon Cancer Tests?

November 6, 2020

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…


The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Dwight Im One of Only Two U.S. Surgeons to Perform Livestreamed Surgery at International AAGL Conference

November 4, 2020

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.


Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Dr. Mahashwari

What Women Need to Know About Hepatitis C

November 2, 2020

Hepatitis C is a silent disease and most times patients have no symptoms.


Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Sister Ruth Handren, Former Mercy Medical Center Administrator, Celebrates 100th Birthday

October 27, 2020

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. 

The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Is It Indigestion or Ovarian Cancer?

October 26, 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.


Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

47 Mercy Physicians Named Among Region's "Top Doctors"

October 21, 2020

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:


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

Non-Surgical Weight Loss Alternative for Those Who Dont Qualify for Bariatric Surgery

October 19, 2020

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.


Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

NanoKnife Technology at Mercy

October 16, 2020

Cutting edge, less invasive treatment offers hope for patients with pancreatic and liver cancers.

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

How Valid Are Home Screening Tests For Colon Cancer?

October 9, 2020

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…

 

The Breast Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Tyanna Foundation Kicks Off 2020 Breast Cancer Awareness Month with NEW CONCEPT - BreastFest in a Bag

October 6, 2020

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.”


Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

When is Leg Pain a Sign of Something Serious

October 5, 2020

When is leg pain serious enough to consult a doctor?


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

Dealing With Lower Back Pain

September 28, 2020

There are many reasons for lower back pain. Doctors say to listen to your body.


Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Returning to Sports After ACL Injury

September 21, 2020

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.


Mercy Personal Physicians Downtown - Baltimore, MD

Mercy's Dr. Ernestine Wright Discusses Women and Alzheimer Disease

September 14, 2020

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.


Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

When Do These Common Kid Symptoms Warrant a Trip to the Doctor?

September 11, 2020

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:


Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Medical Center Nurses Recognized in Baltimore Magazine's 2020 "Excellence in Nursing" Edition

September 9, 2020

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 Rehabilitation Center

Stella Maris Announces Opening of The Sister Mary Karen McNally RSM Rehabilitation Center

September 9, 2020

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. 

Lutherville Personal Physicians

Diabetes and Hip Fractures

August 31, 2020

Studies show diabetes is associated with an increased risk of hip fractures.


The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

When to Seek Medical Attention for Painful Periods

August 24, 2020

Cramping is a normal occurrence for most women, but how do you know if it's something more serious?


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

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

August 17, 2020

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 - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Recognized 5-Star Recipient - Gynecologic Procedures & Vaginal Delivery for 3rd Consecutive Year

August 11, 2020

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. 

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

What Mercy's New CEO Learned About COVID-19 from His Patients

August 5, 2020

(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.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy's Dr. Vadim Gushchin Discusses Different Types of Skin Cancer

August 3, 2020

Skin is made up of different types of cells. When the DNA inside these cells becomes damaged, they can become cancerous.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT Names Mercy a "High Performing" Hospital for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery

July 28, 2020

Mercy Medical Center has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.

The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Bone Health and Weight Loss Surgery

July 27, 2020

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.

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

Mercy's Dr. Rebecca Cerrato, A Pritzker Alumni, Blaze Trail in China

July 21, 2020

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

Medical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

COVID-19 Fears Should Not Delay Important Cancer Screenings

July 20, 2020

People have put off important cancer screenings because of COVID-19, and doctors say it's time to take care of them.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea - Overlea, MD

Summer Health Woes: Dealing With Poison Ivy

July 15, 2020

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 Maine, MD - President & CEO, Mercy Health Services

David N. Maine, M.D., Becomes President & CEO of Mercy Health Services

July 6, 2020

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.  

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Kids Not Getting Needed Vaccinations?

July 6, 2020

The coronavirus has disrupted immunization programs worldwide, but doctors warn it's important to make sure your children are vaccinated.

The Lung Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Lung Damage May Hamper COVID-19 Recovery

June 29, 2020

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.

Thomas R. Mullen

Mercy Medical Center's New Acute Care Unit Named in Honor of Hospital President & CEO Thomas R. Mullen

June 24, 2020

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.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Considering Daycare for Your Child As COVID-19 Restrictions Lift

June 23, 2020

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…


Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Jessalyn Adam Discusses Returning to Exercise After COVID-19

June 22, 2020

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.

Endocrinology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Can Vitamin Deficiency Impact Coronavirus Risk?

June 15, 2020

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.

Neurology Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Can COVID-19 Lead to Strokes?

June 8, 2020

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.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Medical Center Completes Newly-Constructed Hospital Floor Ahead of Schedule

June 5, 2020

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.

The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Can Obesity Impact Risk of COVID-19?

June 1, 2020

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.

Medical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Cancer Treatment and COVID-19

May 18, 2020

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.

The Heart Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Heart Issues and COVID-19

May 11, 2020

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.

Lutherville Personal Physicians

Is It a Cold, Allergies or COVID-19?

May 4, 2020

Spring is here, and so is pollen and COVID-19.

The Lung Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Lung Issues & Coronavirus

April 29, 2020

Mercy pulmonary expert and Director of The Lung Center at Mercy, Dr. Albert Polito, discusses chronic lung disease and coronavirus risk. Learn more. 


Foot and Ankle Reconstruction - Mercy, Baltimore

Weight Loss Surgery vs. Diet and Exercise: Which Has Better Long-term Results?

April 29, 2020

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.

Dr. Hwan Yoo - Mercy Medical Center

Diet and Liver Cancer

April 23, 2020

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 Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Medical Center Launches Telemedicine Program

April 22, 2020

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.


Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy - Portal Hypertension

Digestive Issues & Coronavirus

April 20, 2020

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.

Radiation Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Foundation Donates Thousands Of N95 Masks To Mercy Medical Center

April 20, 2020

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.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Your Kids & Coronavirus

April 13, 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. 

The Bunting Center at Mercy Baltimore

Pregnancy & Coronavirus

April 6, 2020

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.

 

Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Cancer & Coronavirus

March 30, 2020

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.

Endocrinology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Choosing Healthy Options When Eating Out

March 27, 2020

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 in Baltimore, Maryland

Mercy Receives Emergency State Approval to Construct a New Hospital Floor in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

March 18, 2020

Mercy Medical Center & Whiting-Turner partner to invest $12.5 million in hospital capacity, constructing a new 32-bed inpatient acute/critical care unit.

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore

New Technology Helps Mercy Physicians Study Your Gait

March 10, 2020

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.

National Doctors' Day - Mercy - Baltimore

Mercy Medical Center Honors Physicians on National "Doctor's Day," March 30th

March 3, 2020

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. 

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Blessing Ceremonies Held as Mercy Officially Recognizes Opening of Its Annapolis Site

February 28, 2020

Mercy Medical Center recently celebrated the opening of The Neil B. Rosenshein, M.D., Institute for Gynecologic Care at Annapolis, in Annapolis, MD.


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

Can Probiotics Help With Bloating and Diarrhea?

February 21, 2020

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.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Does My Child Have High Blood Pressure?

February 17, 2020

One in five children has high blood pressure, so pediatricians are starting to screen for high blood pressure at age three.

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

Early On-Set Colorectal Cancer on the Rise?

February 14, 2020

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- Baltimore, MD

Mercy Medical Center Recognized Among Best Hospitals in the Nation

February 12, 2020

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.

Family Childbirth and Children's Center - Baltimore

"Peanut" Ball to Shorten Labor

February 10, 2020

A peanut-shaped ball can really help a woman in labor.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Receives 5-Star Medicare Rating for Safety, Quality, & Patient Experience

January 30, 2020

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.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Common Causes of Hip Pain

January 27, 2020

Hip pain is an ailment that women tend to suffer more often than men. There are many causes and a variety of treatments.

Downtown Personal Physicians - Baltimore, MD

Women, Gout and Diet

January 20, 2020

While men get gout more, women are not immune and those who have ever had it know it's extremely painful.

Thomas R. Mullen

Mercy Health Services President & CEO Thomas R. Mullen Announces Pending Retirement

January 16, 2020

Board of Trustees selects David N. Maine, M.D. as future President & CEO effective July 2020.

Mercy Personal Physicians Downtown - Baltimore, MD

How Blood Donation Also Benefits Donor

January 15, 2020

January is National Blood Donor Month. Not only does blood donation save lives, it’s good for those who donate as well.

Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy - Baltimore

Why is Ovarian Cancer So Difficult to Diagnose?

January 6, 2020

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.

Lutherville Personal Physicians

Dealing With Childhood Diseases in Adulthood

January 4, 2020

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.

The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dealing with Spinal Stenosis

January 4, 2020

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.

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Common Symptoms Women Should Never Ignore

December 18, 2019

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.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville - Lutherville, MD

Sudden Heart Attack - Way to Predict?

December 16, 2019

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.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Okay For Baby To Sleep in a Crib?

December 5, 2019

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.

The Lung Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Lung Cancer Can Strike Non-Smokers Too

November 12, 2019

Lung cancer isn’t just affecting smokers, research shows about 10-15% of lung cancer is found in non-smokers.

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dealing With Stress Urinary Incontinence

November 11, 2019

As many women know firsthand, particularly those who have given birth, bladder leakage is a very common problem.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Medical Center Nationally Recognized With An A Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

November 11, 2019

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.

The Lung Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Rise of COPD in Women

November 4, 2019

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.

The Breast Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Now What?

October 28, 2019

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.

Mercy - Top Doctors

28 Mercy Physicians Named Among Region's "Top Docs" in November 2019 Issue of Baltimore magazine

October 23, 2019

A total of 28 Mercy Medical Center physicians were recognized in Baltimore magazine’s November 2019 “Top Docs” issue, representing 22 separate specialties.

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

Total Ankle Replacement Can Be Life Changing

October 21, 2019

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.

The Heart Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Breastfeeding May Reduce Heart Disease Risk

October 7, 2019

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 Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center Now Offers Patients MRI Trus Fusion Biopsy

October 4, 2019

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).

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

What is the 4th Trimester?

September 30, 2019

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 - Baltimore

Mercy Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Nationally Acclaimed Center For Women's Health and Medicine

September 24, 2019

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.

Henrietta Akintoye, M.D. - The Family Childbirth & Children’s Center at Mercy

Rib Pain in Pregnancy

September 24, 2019

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.

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Dealing With Achilles Tendon Injury

September 17, 2019

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

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

September 17, 2019

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

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New O-Arm Medical Technology for Surgery

September 3, 2019

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

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Dealing With Electrolyte Imbalance

August 26, 2019

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

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Drug Allergies in Women

August 19, 2019

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

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What Does Your Stool Color Say About Your Health?

August 16, 2019

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

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MedChi Awards Mercy's CME Program Accreditation with Commendation

August 15, 2019

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

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Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Pregnancy

August 13, 2019

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

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Mercy Neurologist Dr. James Bernheimer Discusses Cluster Headaches

August 12, 2019

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

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

August 6, 2019

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

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Relieving Painful Menstrual Cramps

August 5, 2019

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

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

August 2, 2019

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

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Coping With Endometriosis

July 30, 2019

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

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

July 30, 2019

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

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Mercy Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Orthopedics

July 29, 2019

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

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How Many Calories Should You Eat In A Day?

July 26, 2019

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

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Mercy Gynecologist Dr. Ann Peters Discusses Period Tracking Apps

July 24, 2019

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

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Signs of Lupus in Women

July 22, 2019

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

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

July 18, 2019

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

 

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3D Mammogarphy for Women Over Age 40

July 15, 2019

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

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How Serious is HPV?

July 12, 2019

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

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What is "Immersive Fitness"?

July 12, 2019

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

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Why in the World Do I Sweat So Much?

July 12, 2019

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

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Pap Smear Guidelines

July 9, 2019

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

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Brachytherapy For Cancer

July 2, 2019

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

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What You Need to Know About Hormone Replacement Therapy HRT

June 25, 2019

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

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

June 19, 2019

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

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Diet and Exercise Can Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

June 17, 2019

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

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Named Among "Baltimore Sun's Best"

June 13, 2019

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

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Dealing With Shin Splints

June 10, 2019

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

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

June 6, 2019

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

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Concussions in Youth Athletes

June 3, 2019

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

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Dealing With Vitamin B12 Deficiency

May 31, 2019

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

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Melanoma Signs and Symptoms

May 20, 2019

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

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All About Water

May 13, 2019

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

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Cosmetic Procedures on The Rise

May 6, 2019

There has been a steady increase in all kinds of cosmetic procedures.

 

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Ovarian Cysts: Should I Be Worried?

April 29, 2019

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

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Common Causes of Hip Pain

April 22, 2019

More women experience hip pain than men, doctors say. There are ways to relieve that pain, but first you have to determine the cause.

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

April 18, 2019

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

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What's Causing My Headaches?

April 15, 2019

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

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The Low-Down On Aspirin

April 9, 2019

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

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

April 3, 2019

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

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Springtime is Allergy Time

March 29, 2019

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

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

March 25, 2019

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

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

March 19, 2019

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

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Early Menopause Linked to Diabetes

March 18, 2019

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

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Mercy Celebrates National Doctors' Day

March 8, 2019

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

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Elimination Diet For Migranes

March 4, 2019

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

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

February 28, 2019

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

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

February 26, 2019

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

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The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Receives Renewal of NAPBC Accreditation

February 5, 2019

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

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Women and Symptoms of Heart Disease

February 4, 2019

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