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Women's Imaging

Importance of Mammography in Breast Cancer Detection

October 5, 2021

Mercy Radiologist Dr. Jean Warner discusses breast imaging and breast cancer detection.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville - Lutherville, MD

Why Am I Losing Weight?

October 1, 2021

Mercy personal physician, Dr. Jeffrey Landsman recently addressed questions from PARADE magazine regarding “Why Am I Losing Weight Without Trying?” 

Institute for Gynecologic Care - Mercy, Baltimore MD

What Can Women Do To Protect Their Bone Health

September 29, 2021

In response to a query from Happify.com, Dr. Shuster offers these insights concerning older women and bone health.

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

COVID-19 and Risk of Pre-Term Birth

September 28, 2021

Mercy's Dr. Susan Dulkerian discusses pre-term birth risk and COVID-19. 

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Breastfest 2021 Supports the Efforts of Mercy's Hoffberger Breast Center

September 16, 2021

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.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore

Am I A Candidate for Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgery?

September 14, 2021

Mercy Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Kamala Littleton discusses outpatient joint replacement surgery.

The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Treating Sciatic Pain

September 8, 2021

Mercy Spinal Surgeon Dr. Charles Edwards II discusses dealing with sciatica.

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

African-American Women and Cervical Cancer

August 31, 2021

Mercy OB/GYN Dr. Rachel Adams discusses high rate of cervical cancer among African-American women.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Named 5-star Recipient In Vaginal Delivery for 4th Year in a Row By Healthgrades

August 25, 2021

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.

Primary Care Doctors at Mercy

Women More Prone To Brain Disorders Than Men?

August 24, 2021

Mercy's Dr. Ernestine Wright discusses women's brains more vulnerable to certain diseases.

Radiation Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Single-Dose Breast Cancer Radiotherapy For Older Americans

August 19, 2021

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. 

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

Women and Gastroparesis

August 17, 2021

Gastroenterologist Dr. Bryan Curtin discusses symptoms, treatment for gastroparesis.

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Gynecologic Oncologist and Robotic Surgeon Dr. Dwight Im Named a Castle Connolly "Top Doc"

August 11, 2021

This year marks the 8th time Dr. Dwight Im has been recognized as a “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly.

Hoffman and Associates - OB-GYNs in Baltimore, MD

Early Menopause and Heart Disease Link

August 10, 2021

Mercy OB/GYN Dr. Teresa Hoffman discusses early menopause and heart disease.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Women and ACL Injuries

August 2, 2021

Sports medicine expert Dr. Mark Slabaugh discusses female athletes and ACL injuries.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Recognized In US News and World Reports "Best Hospital 2021-2022" Edition

July 28, 2021

Mercy was rated as High Performing in Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Back Surgery (Spinal Fusion) and Colon Cancer Surgery.

The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dealing With Thumb Arthritis

July 27, 2021

Orthopedics expert Dr. Clayton Alexander discusses treating thumb arthritis. 

Neurosurgery at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Park Pioneers New, Minimally Invasive Procedure

July 20, 2021

Novel procedure uses smallest incision for spinal fusion.

Mercy Personal Physicians Downtown - Baltimore, MD

What is Causing Your Headache?

July 20, 2021

Mercy's Dr. Elena Ghiaur discusses headache and migraine triggers.

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

Is It a Simple Breast Cyst or a Tumor?

July 13, 2021

Mercy's Dr. Falguni Patel discusses differentiating between a breast cyst and a tumor.

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

Colorectal Cancer Rates Rising In Young People

July 9, 2021

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.

The Maryland Spine Center - Baltimore, MD

Is It Shoulder or Neck Pain?

July 6, 2021

Mercy spinal surgeon Dr. Justin Park discusses shoulder and neck pain.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement, Mercy Baltimore MD

Is High Intensity Low Impact Training Effective?

July 1, 2021

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).

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dealing with Heat Exhaustion

June 30, 2021

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.

 

Cosmetic Medicine at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Newsweek Names Mercy's Dr. Chang and Dr. Vander Kolk Among America's Best Plastic Surgeons for 2021

June 30, 2021

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.

Mercy Personal Physicians Downtown - Baltimore, MD

Heart Attack on the Rise in Young People

June 28, 2021

Dr. Elena Ghiaur discusses why young adults are suffering heart attacks.

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

Gardening When Dealing with Chronic Pain Issues

June 25, 2021

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.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Childhood Weight Gain Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 24, 2021

Dr. Williams responded to questions from Healthline.com for a story concerning childhood weight gain during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Managing Concussions in Children

June 22, 2021

Mercy Pediatrician Dr. Ashanti Woods discusses kids and concussions.

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dangers of Over-Exercising

June 17, 2021

Dr. Mark Slabaugh, an orthopedic sports medicine with Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy, offers insights on the potential dangers of over-exercising.

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Mercy Medical Center's Nursing Excellence Once Again Honored With Magnet Recognition

June 17, 2021

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 Bunting Center

What is Preeclampsia?

June 15, 2021

Mercy's Dr. Robery Atlas, OB/GYN, discusses pregnancy and preeclampsia.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Medical Center Awarded 2021 "Outstanding Patient Experience Award"

June 10, 2021

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.

Women's Imaging - Baltimore

How the COVID-19 Vaccination Can Complicate Mammogram Readings

June 8, 2021

Mercy Radiologist Dr. Jean Warner discusses your COVID-19 vaccination and scheduling your mammogram.

Mercy Bunting Center Rooftop Garden

Alcohol and Breastfeeding

June 2, 2021

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 - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Receives 5-Star Rating for Medicare and Medicaid Services

June 2, 2021

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).

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

Protein and Pregnancy

June 1, 2021

Mercy's Dr. Rachel Adams, OB/GYN, discusses role of protein in diet during pregnancy.

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

COVID-19 Causing Colon Screen Delays

May 25, 2021

Women delaying colo-rectal screening due to COVID-19.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Nurse Named Recipient of Daisy Foundation Award

May 19, 2021

Mercy nurse, Isatu Jalloh, MSN, RN named recipient of Daisy Foundation Award as Outstanding Nurse Leader.

Urogynecology at Mercy - Baltimore

Bulkamid for Stress Urinary Continence

May 18, 2021

Mercy urogynecologist Dr. R. Mark Ellerkmann discusses new FDA-approved treatment for stress incontinence.

Lutherville Personal Physicians

COVID-19 "Long Haulers"

May 11, 2021

Mercy’s Dr. Kathryn Boling Discusses COVID-19 “Long Hauler” Syndrome.

 

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccination to Kids

May 6, 2021

Pediatrician, Dr. Ashanti Woods Discusses Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccination to Kids

Sister Helen, Honorary Degree 2021 - Mercy, Baltimore MD

Sister Helen Receives Honorary Doctorate of Divinity

May 6, 2021

Sister Helen Amos, RSM, receives honorary degree doctorate of divinity from St. Mary's Seminary.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore

Skin Cancer Prevention

May 4, 2021

Dr. Vadim Gushchin discusses skin cancer and how to prevent it.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Dr. David Maine Named to the Daily Record's "Power 30 Health Care" List

May 3, 2021

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.

The Bunting Center at Mercy Baltimore

Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine

May 3, 2021

Dr. Robert Atlas, OB/GYN, discusses concerns of pregnant women regarding COVID-19 vaccine.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Of Kids, School and Germs: What You Need to Know

April 29, 2021

“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 Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Nationally Recognized With an 'A' for the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

April 29, 2021

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

The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Weight Loss Surgery and Diabetes Remission

April 27, 2021

Mercy's Dr. Kuldeep Singh discusses bariatric surgery and remission of type 2 diabetes.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Nurses Recognized in Baltimore Magazine

April 22, 2021

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.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Critical Care Nurses Recognized with Gold Beacon Award for Excellence

April 21, 2021

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.

Radiation Oncology at Mercy

Reducing Need for Multiple Radiation Treatments

April 12, 2021

Mercy radiation oncologist Dr. Maria Jacobs, discusses reducing the need for in-hospital radiation treatments with intrabeam radiotherapy system.

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

Leg Cramps and Pregnancy

April 6, 2021

Mercy's Dr. Rachel Adams, OB/GYN, discusses reasons for leg cramps during pregnancy.

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Vicinity Energy Extends 20 Year District Energy Contract with Mercy

March 30, 2021

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.

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

Gut Health and COVID-19

March 29, 2021

How poor gut health may impact COVID-19 outcomes.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville - Lutherville, MD

Obesity's Duration Can Increase Disease Risk

March 24, 2021

Dr. Jeffrey Landsman discusses how duration of obesity can impact your health.


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

When Heartburn Can Lead to Something More Serious

March 23, 2021

Most people have experienced heartburn or acid reflux, but if it's happening often, you might want to see a doctor.

Lutherville Personal Physicians

COVID-19 and Vitamin D Deficiency

March 15, 2021

Mercy’s Dr. Kathryn Boling Discusses Vitamin D and COVID-19.

Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

The Neil B Rosenshein, M.D., Institute for Gynecologic Care Presents The Women's Health Symposium

March 11, 2021

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.

Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville - Lutherville, MD

Dealing With Springtime Allergies

March 9, 2021

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 - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Medical Center to Serve as Community Health Services Provider for Coppermine

March 5, 2021

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.

Mercy Bunting Center

Acne During Pregnancy

March 2, 2021

Being pregnant is hard enough, but then to deal with acne can make it even more uncomfortable. But acne is actually common during pregnancy.


Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Celebrates National Doctors' Day On March 30th

March 1, 2021

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.

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Magnet Recognition Program - Site Visit

February 24, 2021

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.

The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Periods:How Long is Too Long

February 22, 2021
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Baby's Brain May Be Affected By Sugar in Breast Milk

February 15, 2021

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.

Mercy Health Foundation - Baltimore, MD

Caroline Senatore Named Chief Philanthropy Officer For Mercy Health Services

February 8, 2021

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.

The Heart Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Women Who Suffer Heart Attack More Likely to Die Over Next Decade Than Men

February 8, 2021

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 Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dealing With Biceps and Triceps Injuries

February 2, 2021

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.

The Vascular Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Can Varicose Veins Be a Sign of Something Serious?

January 25, 2021

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.

The Vascular Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy's Vascular Surgeons Perform Innovative TCAR Procedure to Treat Carotid Artery Disease

January 25, 2021

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.

The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Relieving Neck, Arm Pain with Cervical Disc Replacement

January 18, 2021

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.

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.

Surgical Oncology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

NanoKnife for Liver and Pancreatic Cancers

January 11, 2021

There's a special treatment for liver and pancreatic cancers called NanoKnife and it kills cancer cells.

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.

The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Dealing With Rotator Cuff Injury

January 4, 2021

Treatment of rotator cuff injuries depends on the type of injury.

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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.


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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.


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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:


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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. 

Mercy Bunting Center

Mother's Exercise Can Enhance Breast Milk for Babies

September 8, 2020

A new study validates a belief that breast milk is a better option for infants.


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.


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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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…


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.

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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.