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Mercy Radiologist Dr. Jean Warner discusses breast imaging and breast cancer detection.
Mercy personal physician, Dr. Jeffrey Landsman recently addressed questions from PARADE magazine regarding “Why Am I Losing Weight Without Trying?”
In response to a query from Happify.com, Dr. Shuster offers these insights concerning older women and bone health.
Mercy's Dr. Susan Dulkerian discusses pre-term birth risk and COVID-19.
BREASTFEST 2021 will feature both an "in-person" event as well as the "Breastfest in a Bag" option first offered last year due to the pandemic.
Mercy Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Kamala Littleton discusses outpatient joint replacement surgery.
Mercy Spinal Surgeon Dr. Charles Edwards II discusses dealing with sciatica.
Mercy OB/GYN Dr. Rachel Adams discusses high rate of cervical cancer among African-American women.
Part of Healthgrades 2021 Women’s Care Ratings and Awards, this 5-star recognition indicates that Mercy’s clinical outcomes for vaginal deliveries are statistically significantly better than expected.
Mercy's Dr. Ernestine Wright discusses women's brains more vulnerable to certain diseases.
One-time treatment option during surgery ideal for women over 70 with who may otherwise receive no radiation or endure side effects of six weeks of daily treatments.
Gastroenterologist Dr. Bryan Curtin discusses symptoms, treatment for gastroparesis.
This year marks the 8th time Dr. Dwight Im has been recognized as a “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly.
Mercy OB/GYN Dr. Teresa Hoffman discusses early menopause and heart disease.
Sports medicine expert Dr. Mark Slabaugh discusses female athletes and ACL injuries.
Mercy was rated as High Performing in Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Back Surgery (Spinal Fusion) and Colon Cancer Surgery.
Orthopedics expert Dr. Clayton Alexander discusses treating thumb arthritis.
Novel procedure uses smallest incision for spinal fusion.
Mercy's Dr. Elena Ghiaur discusses headache and migraine triggers.
Mercy's Dr. Falguni Patel discusses differentiating between a breast cyst and a tumor.
In response to a query from Salon.com, Dr. Nelson offers his insights into the disturbing trend of colorectal cancer rates rising among younger adults—what is behind these rising rates, what symptoms people should look out for, and promising treatments or prevention tips.
Mercy spinal surgeon Dr. Justin Park discusses shoulder and neck pain.
In response to a query from the health and wellness site, Eat This, Not That!, Dr. Slabaugh offered insights into questions concerning the efficacy of High Intensity Low Impact Training (HILIT).
In response to a query from Health magazine, orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Slabaugh offered insights into repercussions of heat exhaustion, given news of major league baseball pitcher and former Baltimore Oriole Dylan Bundy departing a game due to becoming sick from dehydration.
Bernard (Bernie) W. Chang, M.D., Director of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Mercy, and head of The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center at Mercy, and Craig A. Vander Kolk, M.D., Director, Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery, and Associate Director, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, have been named one of “America’s Best Plastic Surgeons 2021” by Newsweek.
Dr. Elena Ghiaur discusses why young adults are suffering heart attacks.
Mercy's board certified pain management specialists, Dr. Harrison A. Linder and Dr. William S. Raoofi, answer questions from Good Housekeeping about chronic pain and gardening.
Dr. Williams responded to questions from Healthline.com for a story concerning childhood weight gain during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mercy Pediatrician Dr. Ashanti Woods discusses kids and concussions.
Dr. Mark Slabaugh, an orthopedic sports medicine with Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy, offers insights on the potential dangers of over-exercising.
Mercy Medical Center has re-earned the coveted “Magnet®” recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC). Mercy is among the less than eight percent of all hospitals in the U.S. to have Magnet-certified programs.
Mercy's Dr. Robery Atlas, OB/GYN, discusses pregnancy and preeclampsia.
Mercy Medical Center has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, Dr. David N. Maine, President and CEO of Mercy Health Services, has announced. Mercy was one of only three hospitals in Maryland to be so honored.
Mercy Radiologist Dr. Jean Warner discusses your COVID-19 vaccination and scheduling your mammogram.
After months of abstaining from alcohol, your baby is finally here and you're ready to celebrate with a glass of wine (or two)! But you're breastfeeding - so how do you imbibe safely?
Mercy Medical Center is among the best hospitals in the country, receiving a 5-star designation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Mercy's Dr. Rachel Adams, OB/GYN, discusses role of protein in diet during pregnancy.
Women delaying colo-rectal screening due to COVID-19.
Mercy nurse, Isatu Jalloh, MSN, RN named recipient of Daisy Foundation Award as Outstanding Nurse Leader.
Mercy urogynecologist Dr. R. Mark Ellerkmann discusses new FDA-approved treatment for stress incontinence.
Mercy’s Dr. Kathryn Boling Discusses COVID-19 “Long Hauler” Syndrome.
Pediatrician, Dr. Ashanti Woods Discusses Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccination to Kids
Sister Helen Amos, RSM, receives honorary degree doctorate of divinity from St. Mary's Seminary.
Dr. Vadim Gushchin discusses skin cancer and how to prevent it.
Dr. David N. Maine, President and CEO of Mercy Health Services has been included on The Daily Record’s Power 30 Health Care List, as chosen by the publication’s editorial team.
Dr. Robert Atlas, OB/GYN, discusses concerns of pregnant women regarding COVID-19 vaccine.
“As more kids return to schools and to daycare, one thing that pediatricians and teachers and parents can expect is the swapping of germs."
Mercy has received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Mercy’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections
Mercy's Dr. Kuldeep Singh discusses bariatric surgery and remission of type 2 diabetes.
Nine Mercy Medical Center nurses have been recognized as among “the best of the best” in the region by Baltimore magazine’s 7th annual “Excellence in Nursing Awards” survey, May 2021 issue.
National 3-year award with gold, silver, bronze designations marks a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and achieving a healthy work environment.
Mercy radiation oncologist Dr. Maria Jacobs, discusses reducing the need for in-hospital radiation treatments with intrabeam radiotherapy system.
Mercy's Dr. Rachel Adams, OB/GYN, discusses reasons for leg cramps during pregnancy.
Vicinity Energy, owner of the nation’s largest portfolio of district energy systems, has extended its contract with Mercy Medical Center into the next 20 years.
How poor gut health may impact COVID-19 outcomes.
Dr. Jeffrey Landsman discusses how duration of obesity can impact your health.
Most people have experienced heartburn or acid reflux, but if it's happening often, you might want to see a doctor.
Mercy’s Dr. Kathryn Boling Discusses Vitamin D and COVID-19.
The Neil B. Rosenshein, M.D., Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy presents the 6th Annual Women's Health Symposium, a premier medical education opportunity for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Spring allergies usually start up in March with tree pollen and then in May with grass pollen. So symptoms can last from March through June.
Mercy Medical Center will serve as Community Health Services Provider for Coppermine, the Baltimore-based sports group providing indoor and outdoor programs including soccer, lacrosse, baseball, football, gymnastics, etc., has announced.
Being pregnant is hard enough, but then to deal with acne can make it even more uncomfortable. But acne is actually common during pregnancy.
March 30th is “Doctors’ Day,” a national annual holiday honoring doctors for the work they do for their patients and their communities, and for society as a whole. Mercy Medical Center will celebrate by thanking our physicians for their lifelong commitment to serve the sick, and inviting patients and others to make gifts in their honor.
Mercy Medical Center was designated as a Magnet organization in 2011 and 2016 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. In April 2021, Mercy Medical Center is applying for re-designation.
Mothers who consume large amounts of sugar could be passing the added sugar to their infants through breast milk, which could hamper the child's cognitive development.
Caroline Senatore has been named the new Chief Philanthropy Officer for Mercy Health Services (MHS), Dr. David N. Maine, MHS President and CEO, and Sister Helen Amos, RSM, Executive Chair, Mercy Board of Trustees, have announced.
Women ages 50 or younger who suffer a heart attack are more likely than men to die over the following 11 years, according to a new study published in the European Heart Journal.
The triceps and biceps are the arm's two main muscles. The bicep is located in the front upper arm. The triceps are located behind the upper arm between the shoulder and elbow.
Varicose veins can cause tenderness and discomfort. They often appear as dark and prominent lines on the surface of the skin. They're caused by overworked valves in your veins. When the valves that help push oxygenated blood back to your heart are overworked, they can stop functioning properly. Weak valves can lead to a backup of blood, causing your veins to twist and swell.
Mercy has performed its first TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) procedure this week, a clinically proven, minimally invasive and safe approach for high surgical risk patients who need carotid artery treatment. Mercy vascular surgeons Drs. Paul Lucas, Vincent Noori, and Gabriel Pereira performed the procedure.
Cervical disc replacement surgery replaces a worn-out disc in the neck that can cause pain both in the neck as well as nerve pain going down the arm.
Drs. Armando Sardi, Vadim Gushchin and Kurtis Campbell of the Surgical Oncology Department at Mercy Medical Center are widely regarded for their training and skills in utilizing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat advanced stages of abdominal cancer (peritoneal surface malignancies). New findings by a prestigious organization of clinicians adds to this reputation, placing Mercy’s program among the nation’s best.
There's a special treatment for liver and pancreatic cancers called NanoKnife and it kills cancer cells.
With all cancers, early diagnosis is key. Knowing what symptoms to look out for can literally be life-saving.
Treatment of rotator cuff injuries depends on the type of injury.
According to Robert O. Atlas, M.D., FACOG, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, pregnant and lactating women need to make sure they are taking in enough iodine in their diet.
Mercy Medical Center has been awarded an “A” in the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Mercy’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
In a recent issue of PLOS Biology, a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of biology, a Stanford scientist ranked and published the top 2% of scientists (~150,000) from all fields of science based on their publication records, impact factor of the journal and the citation rates by other prominent investigators. Mercy’s Sergey V. Kantsevoy, M.D (top 0.5% in the world) and Paul J. Thuluvath, M.D (top 0.15% in the world) of The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease (IDHLD) were noted (and ranked very high) among this 2% of all world scientists from all disciplines of science.
According to recent studies, an increase in the COVID-19 positivity rate correlates to an increase in mortality from non-coronavirus-related diseases. This includes breast cancer, and researchers believe fear of contracting the virus compels patients to stay home instead of completing their post-lumpectomy radiotherapy regimens.
Mercy Health Services Executive Board Chair Sister Helen Amos, RSM, announced that Beverly A. Cooper, Vice President of The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation, and Ashanti Woods, M.D., FAAP, board certified pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians, have been appointed to the MHS Board of Trustees. Members of the Board are chosen based on their professional and life experience, and their commitment to the Baltimore community.
Kathleen Perry, Senior Vice President and CIO of Mercy Health Services, has been named among the 2020 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award winners by CapitalCIO. CapitalCIO recognized chief information officers in seven key categories – Leadership, Global, Enterprise, Corporate, Public Sector, Healthcare, and Nonprofit.
Many patients who underwent treatment for melanoma of the skin understandably worry about the possibility of the cancer coming back. A common strategy to diagnose possible recurrence early and deal with the patient’s anxiety about recurrence is to frequently follow-up with the oncologist.
Heated chemotherapy is a treatment that can help ovarian cancer patients live longer.
Psoriatic arthritis is a double-whammy of autoimmune disorders. Not only do psoriatic arthritis symptoms mimic those of psoriasis, like patches of red, scaly skin, but they can also cause the painful swollen joints that are common with rheumatoid arthritis.
Carolyn Cokes, M.D., MPH, is an obstetrician-gynecologist with the Metropolitan OB-GYN group, a Baltimore based OB-GYN practice affiliated with Mercy. In responding to a media query about sports one can safely play while pregnant, Dr. Cokes offered these remarks:
Pain in the upper abdominal area could indicate a gallbladder problem, usually associated with nausea and vomiting. It comes intermittently and can come after eating a meal high in fat, lasts a few hours and then subsides.
WebMD.com recently reached out with questions about testing for hearing loss, what patients can learn from testing, and other questions. Rachel Raphael, a practicing audiologist with Mercy otolaryngologist Dr. Alan Oshinsky, offered her insights.
Mercy Medical Center is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
New data has pediatricians re-examining feeding guidelines for babies.
Previously, doctors waited until six months to start children on solid foods, waiting three to five days in between introducing each new food.
According to board-certified pediatrician Ashanti Woods, M.D., FAAP, of Mercy Family Care Physicians in Baltimore, data now suggests parents may be able to introduce solids as early as four months.
Dr. Jeffery Nelson, Surgical Director of The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases, part of The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy, was recently asked by VeryWell Health and Medical Daily to expound on the issue of home colon cancer testing kits. Here are his responses…
Nationally renowned gynecologic surgeon and leader of Mercy Medical Center's prestigious gynecology and robotic surgery programs, Dr. Dwight Im is one of 18 physicians recognized in minimally invasive surgical techniques to perform livestream surgeries as part of the annual AAGL Global Congress.
Hepatitis C is a silent disease and most times patients have no symptoms.
Sister Ruth Handren, who served from 1959 to 1963 as Administrator for Mercy Medical Center – Mercy Hospital at the time – reaches the century mark as she celebrates her 100th birthday on Friday, Nov. 13th, 2020.
According to gynecologic oncologist Dr. Beman Khulpateea of The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy says the ovarian cancer doesn't present until it's more advanced than a lot of other cancers because the symptoms are subtle and can be misinterpreted.
A total of 47 Mercy Medical Center physicians were recognized in Baltimore Magazine’s November 2020 “Top Doctors” issue, representing 38 separate specialties, ranging from orthopedic surgery to weight management, specifically:
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty or ESG is a non-surgical weight loss procedure that is ideal for many patients who do not qualify for bariatric surgery due to body mass index or other health conditions.
Cutting edge, less invasive treatment offers hope for patients with pancreatic and liver cancers.
Experienced colon and rectal surgeon Dr. Jeffery Nelson, Surgical Director of Mercy's Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases, recently responded to a query from VeryWell Health concerning the efficacy of home colon cancer screening tests. Here are his insights…
After 22 years of in-person annual events, The Tyanna Foundation is presenting a new concept in 2020 whereby people can show their support in the battle against breast cancer by purchasing “BreastFest in a Bag.”
When is leg pain serious enough to consult a doctor?
There are many reasons for lower back pain. Doctors say to listen to your body.
The ACL is a key ligament that helps stabilize the knee. It's typically torn during contact sports or sports with a lot of stopping and starting, which are tough on the knees.
A new study finds women develop Alzheimer's-related brain changes earlier than men. For every man suffering with Alzheimer's, there are two women.
Parents often struggle with when to take their child to the doctor and when to wait a situation out. This is especially true during this time of pandemic, as families try to avoid unnecessary exposure to COVID-19. Board certified pediatrician Dr. Ashanti Woods recently shared his thoughts with FORBES magazine regarding certain common childhood symptoms and complaints that should no longer be managed at home and warrant a visit to the doctor, such as fever, rash, and headache:
Six Mercy Medical Center nurses have been recognized as among “the best of the best” in the region by Baltimore magazine’s 6th annual “Excellence in Nursing Awards” survey, September 2020 issue.
Stella Maris, a top-rated nursing and long-term care facility located in Timonium, MD, and part of Mercy Health Services, has officially opened the new $30 million Sister Mary Karen McNally, RSM, Rehabilitation Center, Regina Figueroa, Chief Administrative Officer for Stella Maris has announced.
A new study validates a belief that breast milk is a better option for infants.
Studies show diabetes is associated with an increased risk of hip fractures.
Cramping is a normal occurrence for most women, but how do you know if it's something more serious?
Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic arm or leg pain developing after injury, surgery, stroke or heart attack. The exact cause isn't well understood but may involve abnormal inflammation or nerve dysfunction.
Mercy Medical Center today announced that it is a 5-star recipient for both gynecologic procedures and for vaginal delivery for 3 years in a row (2018-2020) as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. The 5-star rating indicates that Mercy’s clinical outcomes in both categories are statistically significantly better than expected.
(From the Baltimore Business Journal) When Dr. David Maine dons the necessary personal protective equipment, and visits with his patients who have painful or terminal conditions, it reminds him that the challenges of Covid-19 go well beyond those who contract the virus.
Skin is made up of different types of cells. When the DNA inside these cells becomes damaged, they can become cancerous.
Mercy Medical Center has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.
Anytime someone undergoes weight loss surgery, their intake of nutrients and food goes down. It is imperative they take supplemental vitamins and nutrients so that they don't get deficient.
Rebecca Cerrato, MD’01, and A. Holly Johnson, MD’01, check an X-ray to verify the correct placement of implants during bilateral bunion surgery in September 2019 in Chengdu, China
People have put off important cancer screenings because of COVID-19, and doctors say it's time to take care of them.
Dr. Susan Besser, Family Medicine specialist with Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea, and Dr. Michael Billet, Mercy Emergency Department, were asked their opinion relative to patient exposure to poison ivy. Here are their responses.
David N. Maine, M.D. is the new President & CEO of Mercy Health Services. In January 2020, the Mercy Health Services Board of Trustees named Dr. Maine as Mercy’s future President & CEO following Thomas R. Mullen’s decision to retire after 28 years of successful service. Dr. Maine’s appointment marks the first time a physician has led the hospital and health system in its 145-year history.
The coronavirus has disrupted immunization programs worldwide, but doctors warn it's important to make sure your children are vaccinated.
The coronavirus takes a significant toll on the lungs, which makes feeling 100% back to normal a long process for those who have recovered from the virus.
Mercy Medical Center’s newly constructed 32-bed acute care unit, developed in response to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s call to increase bed capacity in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been named in honor of Mercy president and CEO Thomas R. Mullen, and his wife, Rosemary, Executive Vice President Dr. David Maine and Sister Helen Amos, RSM, Executive Chair of Mercy’s Board of Trustees, have announced.
As the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations fall and restrictions are lifted in different parts of the country, daycare facilities are beginning to open. But what should parents keep in mind when it comes to bringing their kids back to daycare? Mercy pediatrician Dr. Ashanti Woods responded to questions from WhatToExpect.com on the subject…
Doctors say vitamins can help boost your immune system to fight off the coronavirus, and what you eat is key. While researchers are still looking into how vitamin deficiency affects COVID-19, there is some evidence that people who are deficient in vitamin D and contract the disease will have better outcomes if they have vitamin supplementation.
It is known that some of the more common symptoms of coronavirus are coughing and respiratory conditions, but now there's some concern about strokes.
The new state-of-the-art unit was completed in record time, ahead of schedule, in partnership with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. The 32-bed acute care unit became fully operational, with staff and equipment, and has treated patients diagnosed with COVID-19 as of June 1st.
Patients with severe obesity are a more challenging population to manage in the intensive care setting and may struggle to recover if they develop the coronavirus, doctors say.
People undergoing cancer treatments have immunosuppressed systems, making it harder to fight off infections, like the coronavirus. That puts them at a higher risk for serious complications, like pneumonia and hospitalization.
Much remains unknown about the heart and coronavirus, but many studies already have indicated that people with cardiovascular disease are at greater risk of coronavirus complications.