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Ask an Oncology Expert with Dr. Daniel Aronson

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Tips for Year-end Charitable Giving

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Facebook Live "Breast Cancer"

Sara Fogarty, DO, FACS, Director, Sandra & Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center at GBMC, discusses breast cancer early detection, prevention, and treatment.

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Know a Compassionate Caregiver at GBMC?

The Compassionate Caregiver Award was created to honor those who deliver exceptional care and service to the patients and family members at GBMC

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Check this appointment off your to-do list as your kids go back to school

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What you need to know about prostate cancer

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Matching Fund Created by Two Former GBMC Volunteer Auxiliary Presidents

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Download the New GBMC Mobile App!

The GBMC HealthCare app is designed to help you and your loved ones navigate the hospital, offer step-by-step directions to help you find your exact appointment location, and more!

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Sept. 24: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John. B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on September 24, 2021.

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GBMC Health Partners Drive-Thru Flu Vaccinations

GBMC Health Partners is offering its annual Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination program starting September 21, 2020

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Ask an Oncology Expert with Dr. Geoffrey Neuner

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Creating Space for You and Your Loved Ones

The next step in realizing GBMC's vision is to improve our inpatient facilities and our cancer center.

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GBMC Board Members Achieve 25 Percent of Campaign Goal

For an organization, there can be no greater showing of commitment and confidence than the strong financial support of its board members. The Promise Project is where it is today because 100 percent of the GBMC Board of Directors stepped forward to give.

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One Location, One Team, One Transformational Donor

Sandy Berman watched numerous friends and family members go through a cancer journey at GBMC. And while her respect for the team, gratitude for positive outcomes, and support of services only grew stronger with time, there was one thing that wouldn’t leave her mind.

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New Cancer Center Coming to GBMC

Thanks to a transformational lead gift from Sandra and Malcolm Berman, GBMC HealthCare will begin construction on the Sandra R. Berman Pavilion in spring 2023 to create a new home for the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC.

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WATCH: The Promise Project Groundbreaking Ceremony

Fueled by the overwhelming generosity of our community, The Promise Project will bring two historic advancements to GBMC.

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Three Leaders Behind The Promise Project

Being patient-centered means taking the needs of patients, families, and those who care for them into account at every turn – including in construction and building design. For The Promise Project, a dedicated team is focusing on listening to those needs, incorporating them into the design, and ensuring communication is streamlined across the process.

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A New Face of GBMC

Patients today face complex conditions, requiring the expertise of a team of medical specialists, but also a holistic approach where patients benefit from the presence and support of family, caregivers, and spiritual advisors. The approach of The Promise Project starts with understanding who our patients are now and who they will be in the future, then building a facility to respond to that need.

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Kahlert Foundation Continues Commitment to Community

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Why in-person learning is vital for children’s health

A new school year is starting, and the uncertainty that accompanied 2020 continues. Anthony Chico, DO, Medical Director of Emergency Psychiatry at GBMC HealthCare, says while the transition from virtual to in-person learning might not be easy for everyone, it is vitally important for children.

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Planning Team Sees Thoughtfulness and Intention Come Together at Groundbreaking

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More than leukemia: Common blood disorders treated by hematologists

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August 25: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John. B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on August 25, 2021.

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Answering Questions about Heat-Related Illness

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Midday Maryland - Treating Common Summer Wounds

Dr. Jennifer Heller discusses how to treat common summer wounds on Midday Maryland

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Nearly New Sale with Bonnie and Ken Kaplan

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Nearly New Sale with April Asuncion Higgins

The Nearly New Sale is a longstanding tradition at GBMC and has been a hugely successful fundraising event thanks to the generosity and support of our donors and patrons. Held twice each year, it raises approximately $250,000 annually, contributing significant dollars to patient care delivered by GBMC Healthcare.

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Nearly New Sale with Yuliya Klopouh

The Nearly New Sale is a longstanding tradition at GBMC and has been a hugely successful fundraising event thanks to the generosity and support of our donors and patrons. See what Yuliya Klopouh, PharmD, MH thinks about this amazing event and learn about what things you can find!

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Hope for People Living with Low Vision

Low vision, which is different than legal blindness, affects more people than you may expect, including children. One in six adults over 45 has low vision, while one in four people over 75 are living with low vision.

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The Time is Now to Plan Back-to-School Sleep Routines

With summer vacations and family trips (jam-packed with late nights!) soon ending, GBMC clinicians want to remind parents that now is the best time to re-establish bedtime routines

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Nearly New Sale with Michael Stein

The Nearly New Sale is a longstanding tradition at GBMC and has been a hugely successful fundraising event thanks to the generosity and support of our donors and patrons. See what Mike Stein, thinks about this amazing event and learn about what things you can find!

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Nearly New Sale with Brian Riemer

The Nearly New Sale is a longstanding tradition at GBMC and has been a hugely successful fundraising event thanks to the generosity and support of our donors and patrons. See what Brian Riemer thinks about this amazing event and learn about what things you can find!

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Nearly New Sale with Christopher Greenawalt

The Nearly New Sale is a longstanding tradition at GBMC and has been a hugely successful fundraising event thanks to the generosity and support of our donors and patrons. See what Christopher Greenawalt, MD, thinks about this amazing event and learn about what things you can find!

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Nearly New Sale with Deborah Higgins, RN

The Nearly New Sale is a longstanding tradition at GBMC and has been a hugely successful fundraising event thanks to the generosity and support of our donors and patrons. Held twice each year, it raises approximately $250,000 annually, contributing significant dollars to patient care delivered by GBMC Healthcare.

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Ask an Oncology Expert with Dr. Zhuoyan Li

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Greater Living Live - Meet Dr. Shauna Costinett, GBMC Bariatric Surgeon

Meet Dr. Shauna Costinett, GBMC Bariatric Surgeon on Greater Living Live

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What's for Lunch at School?

Back to school also means back to making decisions for your child’s lunch. Packing the same lunch daily can be boring for both the parent and the child.

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August 5: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John. B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on August 5, 2021.

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Kids Masking in School

Recommendations for universal masking in schools is highly suggested for a number of reasons, especially since a significant portion of the student population is not eligible for vaccination against COVID-19

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GBMC is Part of Bond-Burdette-Tompkins Family and Keeps Theirs Together

Serious illness and healthcare decision making is often a family affair. And for the Bond-Burdette-Tompkins family, giving is done together. So, it makes sense that the family’s giving to healthcare would follow suit.

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Ask an Oncology Expert with Dr. Kruti Patel

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Stephanie Boblooch Discusses Cleft Lip and Palate at GBMC

Stephanie Boblooch, Team Coordinator and Social Worker at Greater Baltimore Cleft Lip and Palate discusses what Cleft Lip and Palate is.

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Evolving radiation treatments focus on patient experience

Radiation treatment consists of focused X-ray therapy based on the patient's anatomy and where the cancer is located. It starts with a consultation with one of the Radiation Oncology physicians in the Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC to determine candidacy. From there, a simulation appointment is scheduled. During the simulation, or "treatment planning" appointment, personal immobilization devices are utilized.

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How primary care doctors are helping patients manage their mental health

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Precision medicine and genetic testing for improved cancer treatments

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GBMC HealthCare has been voted the BEST!

In the latest edition of the Baltimore Sun and Baltimore's Child magazine, GBMC HealthCare has been recognized as the best in several disciplines! We are so grateful for our community's support and for our hardworking staff who tirelessly care for patients each and every day.

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Survivorship program helps patients better cope with a cancer diagnosis

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July 1: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John. B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on July 1, 2021.

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Local Couple Joins Yaggy Society with Estate Gift

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Nearly New Sale with Becky Stover

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Midday Maryland - Interview with Dr. Susan Aucott

Susan Wright Aucott, MD, Director of Neonatology at GBMC, describes the services available in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and talks about the upcoming Father’s Day 5K.

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June 16: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John. B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on June 16, 2021.

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Facebook Live - Mental Health

Christopher Toth, MSBS, PA-C, from GBMC Health Partners at Jarrettsville and Megan Knight from WMAR-2 News, discuss depression and mental health.

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Child Life Specialists in the NICU

Having a child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is an incredibly stressful experience for parents and families. GBMC offers multiple resources to help lessen that burden and make a family’s stay as comfortable as possible.

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Ask an Oncology Expert with Dr. Robert Donegan

Dr. Donegan, medical oncologist, discusses cancer prevention and survivorship.

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Clinical Staff Practice Lifesaving Care in SIM Center

Lives are often saved in the ICU, but this case was particularly noteworthy because a multidisciplinary team had recently practiced the exact procedure in GBMC’s Simulation Innovation Learning Center.

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Virtual Walk a Mile Driven By Connection and Community

This year, GBMC’s virtual Walk a Mile in Their Shoes engaged more than 250 participants who collectively walked/ran a total of 5,028 miles — almost double the event’s goal of 2,891 miles. In addition to miles logged, 556 community donations were made for a total of more than $80,000 raised in support of victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault.

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It's Been a Wonderful Year of Your Support for Our Employees

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New Volunteer Auxiliary Board President Rick Pierce Loves Learning

As the world begins opening back up and volunteers are permitted back inside GBMC, Rick Pierce looks forward to leading through the recovery process, representing “such dedicated volunteers who bring so much talent and energy” and, of course, learning.

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Sixth Annual Art of Nursing Celebration, a Rockin' Good Time

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Father's Day 5K benefits caregiving and treatment at NICU nursery

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June 3, 2021: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John. B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on June 3, 2021

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New Research Into Melanoma Treatments at GBMC

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Prices Make Transformational Gift to GBMC’s Promise Project

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How to Prevent an Event More Common Than Heart Attacks and Strokes

The risk of falls and fractures increases steadily as we age. Osteoporosis or bone weakening is a silent disease; so the first time most people know they have weak bones is when they fall and break one. Our mission at the GBMC Healthy Bones program is to help you prevent fractures, particularly hip and spine fractures, which can be life changing.

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How GBMC grows nurses into leaders

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Dr. Hennessee Answers Questions About Teens and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Jonatha Hennessee, DO, answers a local teen's questions about getting the COVID-19 vaccine and its safety and effectiveness.

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Senator Chris West and Dr Chessare discuss COVID-19 vaccines

Recently, Senator Chris West (District 42) sat down with GBMC HealthCare President and CEO, Dr. John Chessare to discuss the COVID vaccines.

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Midday Maryland - Nursing at GBMC

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Behind the Scenes of GBMC's State-of-the-Art Simulation Innovation Center

The 4,000-square-foot center is home to replicas of multiple types of hospital environments and hi-fidelity mannekins that mimic living patients.

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Ask an Oncology Expert with Dr. Mei Tang

Dr. Tang discusses lung cancer diagnosis, the different types of lung cancer, and GBMC’s clinical trials program.

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Making the hospital less scary for children

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The treatment and prevention of gynecological cancers

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Free GBMC vein screening saves patient's life

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April 29: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John. B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on April 29, 2021.

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Learn about Tattoo and Hair Removal Services at GBMC

Esther Kim, CRNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN, Laser Hair and Tattoo Removal Specialist, talks about the service available in the Vein Center at GBMC.

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How the Dance Center is changing the way doctors communicate with patients

To help minimize the need for invasive treatments like surgery and radiation, Dr. Masroor and his colleagues prioritize early detection and care to yield the best possible outcomes.

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GBMC Voices - Ep. 22 - Erin Hudson

Meet Erin Hudson, Performance Improvement and Innovation Manager at GBMC.

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Debunking the myths surrounding colonoscopies

This year, the American Cancer Society lowered the colorectal cancer screening age recommendation from 50 to 45 to help save more lives. But even with information on the benefits of colonoscopies readily available, myths surrounding the procedure still exist.

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Ask an Oncology Expert with Dr. Farzad Masroor

Dr. Farzad A. Masroor, Head & Neck Surgeon in the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center at GBMC answered questions and concerns about head and neck cancer.

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April 15: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on April 15, 2021.

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Valerie Weir Discusses about the SAFE and Domestic Violence Program at GBMC

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Crossing the "O-Line"

It is commonly known that being overweight is related to health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure, but did you know that it can also put you at a higher risk for cancer, arthritis, sleep disorders, vascular disease, and more?

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Midday Maryland - Free Vein Screening

The Vein Center at GBMC offers expertise and technology to address the entire spectrum of venous issues – from the diagnosis and treatment of serious conditions like varicose veins to cosmetic procedures like sclerotherapy.

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Expert Provides Nutrition and Lifestyle Tips to Boost Immune System (Infographic)

Out immune system's job is to protect us from infection, and whether we are trying to ward off the common cold, seasonal flu or COVID-19, we need our immune system functioning at its best.

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April 1: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on April 1, 2021.

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Spotlighting HERstory: Celebrating Women's History Month - Kim

Kim Blay is a neonatal advanced practitioner who supports the Child Life Program at GBMC. Giving and compassionate, she serves all children, no matter who they are. Regardless of their age, color, or creed, if a child is in need, she is one of the first to volunteer her help.

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Spotlighting HERstory: Celebrating Women's History Month - Johanna

Johanna Supensky has been a GBMC HealthCare employee for 23 years. Johanna’s compassion for her department and colleagues, along with her zest for life, shines through every interaction.

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Dr. John Chessare WBAL COVID-19 Townhall - March 23, 2021

Dr. John Chessare discusses the state of the pandemic in Maryland, the vaccination rollout, and how preventive healthcare saves lives.

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Dr. Theresa Nguyen WBAL COVID-19 Townhall - March 23, 2021

Dr. Theresa Nguyen discusses the importance of children's mental health and what parents can do to help their children stay healthy during the pandemic on WBAL's Coronavirus Townhall.

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Dr. Theodore Bailey WBAL COVID-19 Townhall - March 23, 2021

Dr. Bailey, MD, JD, MA, answers questions about variants, vaccines, and how safe people are once they are vaccinated.

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Dr. Neri Cohen WBAL COVID-19 Townhall - March 23, 2021

Dr. Neri Cohen discusses telehealth and how it has improved over the course of the pandemic on WBAL's Coronavirus Townhall.

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John Saunders, MD Gives Because of Seeing Patient-First in Action

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Spotlighting HERstory: Celebrating Women's History Month - Amy

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Spotlighting HERstory: Celebrating Women's History Month - Tyra

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March 18: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John. B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on March 18, 2021

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Midday Maryland - Children and the Pandemic

It's no surprise that children across the country are experiencing increased anxiety and depression caused by the pandemic. Isolation from friends and family members coupled with virtual schooling has taken a toll on both adults and children.

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Colorectal Cancer Explained by Dr. Joseph DiRocco

Dr. DiRocco expertly performs the latest endoscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic surgeries to make life better for his patients.

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7 Facts From a Sleep Expert That May Surprise You (Infographic)

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Requards Elevate Radiation Oncology

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COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know

The introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine brought mixed feelings to the start of the new year. While some see the vaccine as the beginning of the end of the pandemic, there are many questions to answer, steps to take, and obstacles to overcome before the pandemic can be declared “over.”

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Record Number of Employees Awarded Scholarships for Continuing Education

On January 13, a record 52 recipients at GBMC were awarded scholarships from the T. Rowe Price Family Education Fund in a virtual ceremony. The Education Fund was founded in 1973 by the Price family. Tom Price, an exceptionally dedicated GBMC volunteer, and the legacy of his family’s commitment to education lives on at GBMC through these scholarships.

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Passing of a Legend: Robert Bond Welch, MD

Robert Bond Welch, MD, renowned ophthalmologist and former Chair of the GBMC Department of Ophthalmology, died on January 5, 2021 at Blakehurst Retirement Community. The former Annapolis resident was 93.

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March 4: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John. B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on March 4, 2021

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Obesity: The medical complications of excessive body fat and GBMC’s smart solutions

“Obesity is an epidemic with sobering statistics and terrifying upward trends,” she says. “Obesity has a negative impact on every aspect of our lives — health, lifespan and quality. It’s currently the number two cause of preventable death — and it’s trending to become the first.”

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The Causes and Complexities of Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain is a common ailment that may be hard to pinpoint in women of reproductive age.

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A Special Conversation with Dr. Freeman Hrabowski and Mrs. Jacqueline Hrabowski

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Why you should keep ALL your vaccinations up to date

The COVID-19 vaccine has been a major conversation topic this year as the pandemic drones on. However, health officials want to remind the general public to also stay up to date on non-coronavirus vaccinations — vaccines that help avoid preventable diseases.

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Collinses Have Different Approach But Same Goal for GBMC

Even though Mary Louise Collins, MD and Carville Collins approach giving to GBMC from different lenses, the couple feels passionately about supporting their community hospital – the one in the neighborhood where they literally live and work.

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Midday Maryland - Mask Wearing and Hearing Impairment

More than 50 million Americans have some form of hearing loss, and mask-wearing has increased isolation and anxiety about communicating.

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February 18: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on February 18, 2021.

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SAFE Program helps victims of domestic violence during pandemic

The arrival of COVID-19 in early 2020 led to stay-at-home orders for much of the United States. While these measures were intended to help keep the public safe and prevent widespread infection, the school closures, changes in employment status, and subsequent increase in time spent at home has also led to a rise in domestic violence cases.

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OPINION: The Deafening Silence of the NFL, Their Players, and Domestic Violence

“Chad Wheeler, former offensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks, beats his girlfriend to the point that he’s surprised to see her alive.” Unfortunately, these days, this type of headline isn’t shocking. It is almost commonplace within the professional football community, but the NFL doesn’t seem to care. One in every three women and one in every four men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. Even with the knowledge of these statistics, they have made the poor decision to skim over this topic time and time again rather than use their platform for good. If this type of violence is happening amongst those in the very public eye, such as professional athletes and celebrities, imagine what happens behind closed doors in our communities.

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February 4: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on February 4, 2021.

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What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr. Bailey answers questions about the differences between Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, vaccine development, and why some safety recommendations have changed over time.

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Feeding the Family: Good Snacks and Immune-boosting Foods

With everyone at home all day, it can be difficult to establish routines, especially when it comes to children and meals. With food readily accessible, mealtimes slide into snacks and vice versa. According to Lisa Davis, RDN, LDN, CDE, a registered and licensed dietitian with the GBMC Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center, it’s important to maintain a sense of normalcy with a meal schedule.

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Discussing the Impacts of COVID-19 on Children

Dr. Doran talks about the pandemic’s effect on children’s mental health and the importance of safe in-person learning.

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Treating and Defeating COVID-19

Karoll Cortez, MD, MHS, FACP, Infectious Disease physician at GBMC, participated in WBAL Radio’s Coronavirus Townhall to talk about COVID-19 treatment, vaccines, and the new variants of the virus being found around the world.

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GBMC's COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Dr. Chessare joined WBAL Radio’s Coronavirus Townhall to explain local COVID-19 vaccine distribution and how GBMC is responding to the ever-changing situation.

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What Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine is Like

Emergency medicine physician, William Zirkin, MD, who was the first person at GBMC to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, participated in WBAL Radio’s Coronavirus Townhall to describe his experience.

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Midday Maryland - Cervical Cancer

Kimberly Levinson, MD, MPH, Director of Johns Hopkins Gynecologic Oncology at GBMC, discusses the HPV vaccine and its importance in preventing cervical cancer.

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Commitment to Patient-First From Day One

For centuries, the Women’s Hospital has been dedicated to putting the patient first – a priority it set for its first facility on 25 McCullough Street in 1872 to when it co-formed GBMC alongside the Presbyterian Eye, Ear & Throat Charity Hospital in 1965. It is now taking this sentiment into the next phase of GBMC’s growth with a $2 million gift to The Promise Project.

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January 21: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on January 21, 2021.

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"What's Up, Dr. Dovec?" - Meet Dr. Diana Whitehead, discussing Gastroenterology at GBMC

Diana A. Whitehead, MD, Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, discusses Gastroenterology at GBMC.

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"What's Up, Dr. Dovec?" - Meet Michael Asike, MD, Gastroenterologist

Dr. Dovec talks with Dr. Michael Asike about Gastroenterology at GBMC.

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"What's Up, Dr. Dovec?" - Meet Jennifer Sullivan, MD, of Thoracic Surgery

In this episode, Dr. Dovec interviews thoracic surgeon, Jennifer Sullivan, MD.

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"What's Up, Dr. Dovec?" - Meet JoAnn Ioannou, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Meet JoAnn Ioannou, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Vice President of Hospital Operations and Chief Nursing Officer at GBMC.

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Hemorrhoids Happen: Here's what you need to know

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum. When inflamed, they can have an impact on routine activities. For many, a flare-up of “piles,” which hemorrhoids also are called, can be embarrassing to talk about — even with a doctor.

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Computer Network Incident Update

On the morning of Sunday, December 6, 2020, GBMC HealthCare detected a cyber incident that impacted information technology systems. Although many of our systems are down, GBMC HealthCare has robust processes in place to maintain safe and effective patient care.

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January 6: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on January 6, 2021.

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GBMC Health Partners at Padonia Grand Opening

Join us in celebrating the opening of our newest Primary Care location in Padonia!

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COVID-19 Vaccination Begins For GBMC Employees

GBMC HealthCare is excited to have begun the first phase of the State’s plan for COVID-19 vaccine administration.

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Lifelong GBMC Patient Encourages Employees To Care for Themselves

As a local maker of high-quality, handmade self-care products and a lifetime public school teacher, Angela Chambers understands what it means to take care of others. During this global pandemic, when she was deciding how to give back, it seemed natural to support the place that has cared for her since birth.

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Planning, Philanthropy and Passion

In addition to serving as Director of Hospitalists and Vice Chief of Staff and practicing medicine with his own patients, Dr. Chris Greenawalt has also taken on additional volunteer leadership roles within the campaign on both the philanthropic and planning sides. As co-chair of the Physician and Nurse Division of the campaign alongside JoAnn Ioannou, Executive Vice President of Hospital Operations and Chief Nursing Officer, and John Kuchar, MD, Chair of Anesthesiology, Dr. Greenawalt looks to engage GBMC’s medical leaders to support the project. He started with his own investment.

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December 23: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on December 23, 2020.

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Ask an Oncology Expert with Dr. Paul Celano

The pandemic has affected everyone’s lives, but for cancer patients who may already have weakened immune systems, this is a particularly worrisome time. To help answer your questions, Dr. Paul Celano spoke with Mary Beth Marsden in an exclusive and interactive session.

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BMORE Lifestyle - Baldrige Winner 2020 Announcement

Dr. Chessare talks on BMORE Lifestyle about GBMC Winning the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

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December 10: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on December 10, 2020.

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'We Stand with Them'

The pandemic shined a bright light on healthcare workers and their essential role in maintaining the health and safety of communities. Dianna Newton, a literacy coach at the SEED School of Maryland and a 23-year veteran teacher, felt the generosity, kindness, patience and humanity of these workers throughout her 18-month cancer treatment five years ago. So, when she saw healthcare workers across the nation struggling with the coronavirus and its effects, she felt a kinship with them and knew she had to do something.

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Lucases Mark Growth Milestones at GBMC, Gilchrist

Name a milestone or major event throughout GBMC's history, and the names Barbara and Ben Lucas are sure to follow. Ben’s daughter, Catherine Wyatt, was delivered in the newly-opened "hospital on the hill" in October 1965. Her youngest daughter, Keelty Wyatt, great-grandniece of legendary GBMC patron, Joe Keelty, was born here some 32 years later.

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NICU Graduate Gives Back

Being Princess of the Eastern Yacht Club means fundraising for a cause of your choice. Kelly Lange chose GBMC's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit because, 17 years earlier, she and her twin brother, Matt, had been treated there for 51 and 68 days, respectively.

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Medicine, It's in the Family

For some physicians at GBMC, a love of medicine runs as deep in the familial veins as brown eyes or a knack for cooking. GBMC is home to several physicians who have inspired their son or daughter to become not just doctors, but doctors at GBMC.

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Governor Larry Hogan Congratulates GBMC HealthCare on Achieving the Malcolm Baldrige Award

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan takes time out of his busy schedule to send a message of congratulations to the GBMC HealthCare family.

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Giving Tuesday Supporting Clinical Trials at GBMC

Each year, GBMC’s physicians in The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute enroll their patients in more than 50 clinical trials designed to identify medical interventions that provide the greatest advantages for patients.

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Reaching Milestones Because of GBMC

“Since my diagnosis in 2019 and with the guidance of my medical team at GBMC, I have worked full-time since my surgery. I took vacations with my family. I traveled to Illinois for my soon-to-be daughter-in-law's bridal shower. I walked down the aisle with my son at his wedding. I traveled with my daughter to lacrosse tournaments and college visits. I coached my students to win state and national contests.”

Patient Stories
Feeling stressed and blue this holiday season? Talk to your doctor

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Collaboration in Pathology and Philanthropy

Baltimore natives who met in the seventh grade, Dr. Howard Siegel and his wife, Barb, remember when GBMC was first constructed on the hill in Towson. The picturesque nature of the hospital and the serene environment it created aided in patient care and recovery as much as the talent inside the hospital. For Dr. Siegel, he sees that trend continuing into the future with The Promise Project.

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Easy Eye Care Everyone Should Follow - Infographic

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Cal Ripken, Jr. Shares a Message of Gratitude for Our Healthcare Heroes

Cal Ripken, Jr. shares a message of gratitude for our healthcare heroes at GBMC HealthCare.

Around GBMC
I Have Goals That I Plan to Meet

More than 18 years ago, Sally Watsic was diagnosed with breast cancer. She received her diagnosis over the holiday season and was told the surgeon was out of town. Another physician overheard Sally’s conversation with her doctor and recommended GBMC - more specifically, Dr. Lauren Schnaper in The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center.

Patient Stories
You Can Eat Healthy and Still Enjoy the Holidays

Stuffing, gravy, pie, cake, cookies, and candy. It can be a challenge to eat healthy during the holidays, but Jana Wolff, RDN, LDN, has some great advice to help you enjoy the holidays (even the cookies!) while making healthier eating choices.

Healthy Tips
November 20: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on November 20, 2020.

COVID-19
Time - The Greatest Gift of All

Time is something that many of us take for granted. For Ethel Zelenske, a patient in the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC, time is something she will always be grateful for and never take for granted again.

Patient Stories
New Guidelines on Lung Cancer Screening Could Save Thousands of Lives

Lung cancer is the second-most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in the US. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and Jennifer L. Sullivan, MD, FACS, says the number one risk factor for lung cancer hasn't changed in years.

Healthy Tips
The Heart of COVID Friendships

Since March, Danielle Heyman's life has been nothing like she expected. Imagine returning from maternity leave as an Emergency Department (ED) nurse the week of a massive shutdown due to a global pandemic.

Supporting Excellence
Hope for a Devastating Diagnosis

Pancreatic cancer has come to the forefront of many people’s minds since several high-profile celebrities succumbed to the illness, most recently “Jeopardy!” host, Alex Trebek, and Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While there is still much to learn about this cancer, recent advancements are giving doctors hope that there will come a time when a pancreatic cancer diagnosis is not so devastating.

Healthy Tips
The ED is Still Here For You

Mark Fisher, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, current situation in the Emergency Department (ED) and provide advice for when people should seek emergency care.

COVID-19
Welcome to GBMC’s New Adult Emergency Department!

Ariel Leone, RN2, GBMC Emergency Department Nurse, walks you through some of the great changes made to keep patients safe during the pandemic.

Around GBMC
Child Life Specialists: Making the Hospital Less Scary for Kids

Jennifer Seiler, MED, CCLS, discusses what a Child Life Specialist is and how they help children in the Emergency Department.

Around GBMC
November 12: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on November 12, 2020.

COVID-19
Tour of the Pediatric Emergency Department at GBMC

Lauren Rogers, RN2, at GBMC walks you through what children and parents can expect to see at the GBMC Pediatric Emergency Department

Around GBMC
Treating Disorders of the Aging Voice - Perspectives in Medicine

Join Dr. Shumon I. Dhar, MD, as he discusses treating disorders of the aging voice

Family Focus
GBMC Voices - Ep. 21 - Jane

Meet Jane, Nuclear Medicine Technologist

GBMC Voices
GBMC Voices - Ep. 19 - Brenda

Meet Brenda, Radiology Quality and Patient Safety Coordinator

GBMC Voices
GBMC Voices - Ep. 20 - Anne

Meet Anne, Registered Technologist, and how she and her team work together to produce the best images for our nurses, staff and doctors

GBMC Voices
Why You Shouldn't Put Off Pediatric Vaccines and Check-ups Right Now - Infographic

Healthy Tips
Offering Advanced Primary Care to Patients at GBMC Health Partners at Padonia

GBMC Health Partners is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location at the corner of York and Padonia Roads in Lutherville-Timonium!

Around GBMC
October 28: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on October 28, 2020.

COVID-19
Are You Getting Enough Sleep? Here’s Why It Matters

Dr. Stephanie Wappel, a Sleep and Pulmonary Physician at GBMC, offers suggestions for improving your sleep habits.

Healthy Tips
WMAR House Calls with Dr. Kruti Patel

Kruti Patel, MD, is a radiation oncologist at GBMC

Healthy Tips
WMAR House Calls with Dr. Sara Fogarty, DO, FACS

Sara Fogarty, DO, FACS, is the Director of the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Healthy Tips
WMAR House Calls with Dr. Priyanka Mittar, DO

Priyanka Mittar, DO, is a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist at the Sandra and Malcom Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC.

Healthy Tips
Dedication to Community at Work and Home

Brian and Mary Jo Rogers' three children were born at GBMC. According to Brian, "those days in 1985, 1987 and 1991 were certainly three very happy days for us." Though their children have long since grown and built lives in other places, where it all began will remain a permanent fixture on the walls of GBMC's new structure, The Promise Project.

Supporting Excellence
GBMC's Dr. Christine Helou discusses uterine fibroids on Midday Maryland

Christine M. Helou, MD, a board-certified gynecologist at GBMC, explains uterine fibroids and when to seek help for this potentially painful condition.

Healthy Tips
GBMC Health Partners in Baltimore City - Primary Care for the Entire Family

You shouldn’t have to take off from work to see your doctor. Now you can get all the services of GBMC Health Partners Primary Care closer to home in Baltimore City.

Family Focus
Meet the Internal Residency Program at GBMC

The GBMC Internal Medicine Residency Program recognizes the need for primary care physicians who can heal and lead in all corners of the U.S. healthcare space.

Around GBMC
Vaccines - Fact v. Fiction

Dr. Joseph Fuscaldo discusses the importance of vaccines in 2020, how vaccines work, and when a COVID-19 vaccine may be available.

Healthy Tips
Should You Talk to Your Doctor About the Pneumonia Vaccine?

Most people are familiar with the flu vaccine, but did you know there’s also a vaccine that protects against pneumonia?

Healthy Tips
Got Your Flu Shot Yet? It’s Time!

With attention understandably focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, there might be an important thing you haven’t gotten around to yet — getting your annual flu vaccine.

Healthy Tips
October 15: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on October 15, 2020.

COVID-19
The Easiest Way to Prevent Pneumonia

Viruses are undoubtedly at the top of people’s minds lately. You may have heard about viral pneumonia and how its symptoms can be similar to the flu and COVID-19. Did you know there are pneumonias caused by bacteria as well?

Healthy Tips
Schedule Your Mammogram!

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many women to miss or delay their annual mammogram screening. Sara Fogarty, DO, Director of the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center at GBMC, explains the importance of scheduling a mammogram and what the hospital is doing to keep patients safe when they come in.

Healthy Tips
Christopher Toth, PA, Offers Suggestions to Help Cope with Anxiety

If you or your child have been feeling more anxious lately, you aren't alone. In this time of upheaval, many are experiencing symptoms of anxiety that were not there before. Christopher Toth, PA, primary care provider at GBMC Health Partners - Jarrettsville, spoke about the signs of anxiety and provided tips for managing it.

Healthy Tips
Flu Season and COVID-19

GBMC Infection Control Practitioner, Molly Hyde, MHS, CIC, discusses the importance of getting the flu vaccine and the possibility of contracting both the flu and COVID-19.

Healthy Tips
Townhall COVID-19 with Ted Bailey - October 6, 2020

Dr. Bailey provides clarity about vaccinations and testing and gives advice for returning to sports on WBAL Radio’s Coronavirus Townhall.

COVID-19
Dr. Nguyen Discusses COVID-19 on TownHall Discussion with WBAL Radio

Dr. Nguyen talks about the challenges of virtual learning and urge parents to get their children vaccinated for the flu.

COVID-19
President and CEO Discusses COVID-19 for WBAL TownHall

Dr. Chessare discusses how Maryland is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, what GBMC is doing to prepare for a second wave of COVID-19, and his recent discussion with Dr. Anthony Fauci on WBAL NewsRadio Townhall.

COVID-19
COVID-19 Townhall: Dr. Harold J. Tucker on How GBMC is Keeping Patients Safe

Dr. Tucker talks on WBAL NewsRadio about the steps the hospital continues to take to protect patients and why it’s important for people to come and receive the care they need.

COVID-19
Understanding the Differences between COVID-19 and Flu

While influenza (flu) and the coronavirus (COVID-19) have some similarities, it is important to remember that they are not the same disease, and each affects the body differently.

COVID-19
The Importance of Getting a Flu Shot

Sarah Whiteford, MD, primary care provider at GBMC Health Partners at Padonia, urges the community to get their flu shot and talks about how COVID-19 may impact the upcoming flu season.

Healthy Tips
COVID-19 Update on WBAL NewsRadio

COVID-19
Are You at Risk for Prostate Cancer? What Men Should Know

One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. Matthew Boyer, MD, talks about what men need to know about prostate cancer screening and treatment.

Healthy Tips
Why immunizations and vaccines are more important than ever in 2020

This year, more than in years past, it’s important to get the flu vaccine, says Dr. Gregory Small, a primary care physician at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Healthy Tips
BMORE Lifestyle - Prostate Cancer

Matthew Boyer, MD, PhD, radiation oncologist at GBMC, talks about early detection and treatment for prostate cancer.

Healthy Tips
Day of Answers: Flu on Midday Maryland

Rachel Plotnick, MD, GBMC Pediatrician explains why it's important to get your kids their flu shots this year. WMAR-2 News Baltimore Day of Answers: Flu

Healthy Tips
BMORE Lifestyle - Keeping Your Kids Active

Christina Penny DPT, OMPT, Active Life Physical Therapist, talks about how you can work to keep your kids active and healthy.

BMore Lifestyle
BMORE Lifestyle - Healthy Food Options for Families

Rebecca Denison, RD, LD, CDE, discusses how to stay and eat healthy on BMORE Lifestyle

BMore Lifestyle
BMORE Lifestyle - How to Talk to Your Kids about Going Back to School During COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Chico, Medical Director of Emergency Psychiatry, discusses how to answer your kids' questions about going back to school this year and keeping them, and your family safe.

BMore Lifestyle
BMORE Lifestyle - The Importance of Getting Your Kids Vaccinated

BMore Lifestyle
BMORE Lifestyle - Prostate Cancer Discussed

Dr. Matthew Boyer discusses Prostate Cancer on BMORE Lifestyle

BMore Lifestyle
How to Clean Your Mask

Laurie Hart, BSN, RN, CIC, talks on BMORE Lifestyle on how to properly take care of and clean your reusable mask

BMore Lifestyle
GBMC's Response to COVID-19 and Cancer

Brandon Costantino, Oncology Support Program Manager, discusses how GBMC is handling COVID-19 while treating cancer patients

BMore Lifestyle
BMORE Lifestyle - Learn about Leukemia and Lymphoma

Ari H. Elman, MD, discusses Leukemia and Lymphoma and BMORE Lifestyle

BMore Lifestyle
BMORE Lifestyle - Don't Delay Your Routine Eye Exams

Tanvi M. Shah, MD, Ophthalmologist, discusses why it's important to keep up with your routine eye exams

BMore Lifestyle
GBMC Health Partners at Padonia

GBMC Health Partners is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location at the corner of York and Padonia Roads in Lutherville-Timonium! GBMC Health Partners Primary Care – Padonia!

Around GBMC
Fight the Flu

As fall and winter approach, it’s time to talk about influenza, more commonly known as "the flu." This year, the conversation looks different than it has in years past.

Healthy Tips
Yaggy Society Member Joins GBMC Keelty Society

By day, Mark Harris is an emergency manager for the Maryland Department of Transportation, coordinating response and recovery related to natural and man-made disasters and special events. Through his philanthropy, he makes sure clinical staff at GBMC have the tools they need to weather their own storms.

Supporting Excellence
How GBMC’s advance care planning saves families stress in end-of-life decision making

Even in normal times there is nothing easy about making end-of-life decisions for yourself or a loved one. That’s why the Greater Baltimore Medical Center has a dedicated department that deals with Advance Care Planning. Dr. Delia Chiaramonte and her team manage integrative care, palliative medicine, living wills and more at GBMC.

Healthy Tips
Early death of Chadwick Boseman teaches importance of regular exams

When actor Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer at 43 years old, millions of Americans were shocked. After all, he hadn't spoken publicly about his diagnosis or his fight with cancer.

Healthy Tips
Using COVID-19 as an Opportunity to Improve Patient Care

While the COVID-19 crisis presented huge challenges to the healthcare system, it also provided opportunities for innovation in the field of patient care. Read how The Cochlear Implant Center has taken this to heart.

COVID-19
Varicose Veins? Why Surgery Usually Isn’t the Answer

Jennifer Heller, MD, RPVI, FACS, Director, Vein Center at GBMC; Medical Director, GBMC Wound Center, and Esther Kim, CRNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN, join Greater Living Live to talk about the services available at The Vein Center at GBMC.

Healthy Tips
Meet Dr. Stephanie Wappel, Sleep and Pulmonary Physician

In this episode, Dr. Dovec interviews Stephanie R. Wappel, MD, sleep and pulmonary medicine physician at GBMC Health Partners Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine.

Around GBMC
Meet Benjamin Lowentritt, Urologist

This episode features Dr. Benjamin Lowentritt, Medical Director, Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Program, Director of Robotics at GBMC.

Around GBMC
Meet Dr. Sarah Whiteford, Primary Care Physician

This episode of "What's Up, Dr. Dovec?" features Sarah Whiteford, MD, Lead Physician at GBMC Health Partners at Padonia.

Around GBMC
Are Neck Gaiters Effective?

A recent study from Duke University has raised questions about neck gaiters and whether or not they serve as effective face coverings for fighting COVID-19.

COVID-19
Meet General Surgeon, Dr. Joel Turner

In this episode, Dr. Dovec interviews Joel A. Turner, MD, Vice Chair, Department of Surgery at GBMC.

Around GBMC
September 3: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on September 3, 2020.

COVID-19
Education Now Part of GBMC Mission

In September 2019, the GBMC HealthCare Board voted unanimously to change the mission statement: to provide medical care and service of the highest quality to each patient and to educate the next generation of clinicians, leading to health, healing and hope for the community.

Supporting Excellence
Introducing GBMC's new Chief of Staff: Robin Motter-Mast, DO

As a leader in primary care at GBMC, within GBMC Health Partners and Population Health for Greater Baltimore Health Alliance, I have worked cross-functionally to drive innovation at our organization. I am excited to take what I have learned into this new role as Chief of Staff for GBMC HealthCare.

Supporting Excellence
GBMC Recognizes Most Loyal Donors

COVID-19 might have prevented us from gathering this past spring, but we want to take an important moment to honor those individuals, foundations and corporations that have been both incredibly loyal and thoughtfully generous to GBMC.

Supporting Excellence
Seeking to Name Center After Iconic Leader

Patients met with Dr. Randy Capone for help with their smile, and remembered him for his.

Supporting Excellence
Pediatric Care Outside the Walls of GBMC

Dr. Rachel Burgan is St. Vincent Villa's part-time community outreach physician. She was in private practice but connected to the GBMC network roughly 10 years ago and looking for a change when GBMC's Chairman of Pediatrics, Tim Doran, MD, put out a call in his newsletter for a part-time physician to serve this population. Dr. Burgan knew it was meant to be.

Supporting Excellence
Nurses Are the Connectors of the Patient Experience

When Vanessa Velez took her dream job as Director of the H. Norman Baetjer, Jr. and Jeanne H. Baetjer Center for Nursing Excellence at GBMC in December 2019, she did not realize it would include leading through a global pandemic. Despite the unexpected challenges, her vision for how to support nurses hasn’t changed.

Supporting Excellence
A Generation of Community Ties

GBMC and Sinclair Broadcast Group entered the Baltimore community landscape at around the same time. Even though the latter has grown to national prominence, its ties to the Baltimore community remain as strong as ever. The Smith Family, whose patriarch Julian Sinclair Smith founded the broadcasting company and left a legacy in his four sons, have been involved with GBMC for generations.

Supporting Excellence
Why You Should Have a Family Physician

Dr. Little talks about the importance of having an ongoing relationship with your doctor.

Healthy Tips
What is reverse shoulder replacement surgery and is it right for you?

Healthy Tips
Is Your Neck Pain Serious? - Infographic

Healthy Tips
August 19: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on August 19, 2020.

COVID-19
Health for the long haul: How GBMC is focusing on keeping patients healthy before they get sick

Not only is she a practicing family medicine physician at GBMC Health Partners Primary Care - Hunt Manor, one of GBMC’s 12 primary care facilities, she’s also the healthcare system’s Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Care Transformation.

Healthy Tips
A popular high school referee and umpire credits GBMC with saving his knee

“Every aspect of my experience at GBMC, from the secretaries to the people taking the COVID tests, they were excellent,” Harmon said. “Everybody was professional and had a smile on their face. I felt it was as good a situation that it could have possibly been.”

Patient Stories
Baltimore Magazine’s Best Nurses for 2020 are at GBMC!

Eight of GBMC HealthCare’s outstanding nurses have been recognized as Baltimore Magazine’s 2020 Excellence in Nursing winners!

Around GBMC
Advance Care Planning: Why You Should Put Your Healthcare Wishes in Writing

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, millions of people of all ages have found themselves unexpectedly hospitalized or critically ill. In these uncertain times, how do you make sure your healthcare wishes are honored?

Family Focus
Help and Support for People Facing a Serious Illness

Gilchrist is a name that’s well known in Maryland, but W. Anthony Riley, MD, chief medical officer at Gilchrist, thinks that many Marylanders don’t know about the full range of services that the organization provides for patients and their families.

Family Focus
August 6: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on August 6, 2020.

COVID-19
Dr. Chessare Discuses COVID-19 with WBAL News Radio - July 30, 2020

Dr. Chessare, MD, MPH, discusses COVID-19 through a townhall with WBAL News Radio.

COVID-19
Dr. Doran Discussing COVID-19 and Children's Safety on WBAL News Radio

Dr. Timothy Doran discusses about safety of children returning back to school with WBAL News Radio.

COVID-19
Talking to Your Children So They’re Empowered, Not Afraid

As the new school year approaches, families are facing concerns about how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact their children’s learning and physical and mental wellbeing.

COVID-19
COVID-19 Q & A with GBMC Infectious Diseases Expert

Dr. Ted Bailey discusses the current condition of COVID-19 in Maryland with WBAL News Radio

COVID-19
Beach Safety During COVID-19

It’s no secret that summer looks very different this year. But with vacation season in full swing, many are left wondering how to safely enjoy their upcoming trip.

COVID-19
Protecting Children Against Abuse During a Pandemic

For some, working remotely during the global pandemic can make it more difficult to complete tasks and communicate. But for people like Megan Brasauskas, LCSW-C, Coordinator for the GBMC Center for the Protection of Children, the implications could be much more serious.

Around GBMC
Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Awareness

Dr. Byrne explains cleft lip and palate and how it affects children.

Around GBMC
We're Still Here

Maryland's numbers might be decreasing, and businesses might be reopening, but the virus has not gone away. Nurses in the ICU continue to see patients every day, at the worst moments of their lives. The frenetic pace of adjusting to a new way of working has faded, and as nurses in the ICU settle into their new normal, the reality of how long this could last is daunting.

COVID-19
Why Face Shields Can’t Replace Masks Right Now

The use of face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 has become a common part of our daily routine. But as summer progresses and temperatures rise, many have become resistant to them and are left wondering if alternatives exist.

COVID-19
July 21: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on July 21, 2020.

COVID-19
Stress Management While Practicing Social Distancing

During one of the most stressful and unpredictable periods in our lifetime, the normal/typical activities and events that help us get through each day are no longer available or are available in a more limited way.

COVID-19
BMORE Lifestyle - Staying Safe at the Beach

Molly Hyde, MHS, CIC, discusses how to keep you and your family safe at the beach during 2020 on BMORE Lifestyle

BMore Lifestyle
Dr. Brookland Discusses COVID-19 and Cancer

Dr. Brookland discusses GBMC's response to COVID-19 and how the pandemic is affecting cancer patients.

COVID-19
Together

Together, we can get through this pandemic.

COVID-19
BMORE Lifestyle - Safety Tips to Beat the Heat

Jeffrey Sternlicht, MD, FACEP, discusses ways to keep you and your family safe during the hot summer months

BMore Lifestyle
BMORE Lifestyle - Staying Safe in the Summer Months

Sarah Whiteford, MD, primary care physician at GBMC, provides tips for summer travel and water safety during the vacation season.

BMore Lifestyle
COVID-19 and Eye Strain: Reducing Screen Time

Tanvi Shah, MD, talks about the symptoms of eye strain and computer vision syndrome, which may occur due to increased screen time during COVID-19.

COVID-19
Survivorship Begins at "Hello"

Felicity Kirby, RN, BSN, OCN, Survivorship Coordinator at GBMC, explains cancer survivorship and talks about the services available cancer patients at GBMC.

Around GBMC
BMORE Lifestyle - "Protective Masks and Our Skin"

Dr. Melvin Blanchard provides advice for relieving skin irritation caused by wearing a face mask.

COVID-19
BMORE Lifestyle - "Don't forget vaccinations"

Rachel Plotnick, MD, pediatrician at GBMC, explains why vaccines are essential for children and the safety precautions being taken at GBMC to protect patients from COVID-19.

Healthy Tips
BMORE Lifestyle - "It's Safe to Receive In-Person Care"

Dr. Tucker talks about the importance of ongoing care for chronic conditions and preventative procedures during COVID-19.

COVID-19
BMORE Lifestyle - "What People Should Know about Colon & Rectal Cancer"

Dr. Ferraris explains the difference between colon and rectal cancer, the symptoms of these diseases, and when patients need to be screened.

Healthy Tips
The Future of Healthcare at GBMC

Dr. Robin Motter-Mast describes how telehealth video visits help patients during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Around GBMC
How COVID-19 Affects Seniors

Dr. Black, Geriatrician at Gilchrist, explains the effects of isolation on seniors and when it is safe to visit your loved ones.

COVID-19
July 9: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on July 9, 2020.

COVID-19
What To Expect As You Return To The Doctor's Office Following COVID-19

COVID-19 has been the primary focus of healthcare systems for several months now. As the country re-opens and becomes accustomed to a new normal, many people are facing important decisions about their health and visiting the doctor's office might be causing more apprehension than ever.

COVID-19
BMORE Lifestyle - What is Skin Cancer?

Arun Mavanur, MD, MS, FRCS, surgical oncologist at the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC, talks about the different kinds of skin cancer and when to see a doctor for skin-related issues.

BMore Lifestyle
Meet Keri Ryniak, Oncology Dietitian

Dr. Dovec interviews Keri Ryniak, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSC, oncology dietitian at the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Cancer Center at GBMC, to talk about the role diet plays in cancer treatment.

Around GBMC
COVID-19 Complicates the Already Difficult Process of Treating Cancer

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the lives of people everywhere. While society adjusts to the new normal, certain groups must take extra precautions during even the most routine activities like a doctor's appointment. One such group is cancer survivors.

COVID-19
Don't Delay Your Care - Morning Aircheck with Carolyn Candiello

Carolyn Candiello, Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety at GBMC, explains why it’s critical to continue receiving medical care and talked about the community’s reaction to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

COVID-19
GBMC Voices - Ep. 18 - Melinda

Melinda Timlen is a nurse on the ED unit at GBMC and tells us her story

GBMC Voices
Coming Soon - GBMC Health Partners at Padonia

Get a quick preview of what's to come at GBMC Health Partners at Padonia

Around GBMC
Survivorship, Cancer, and COVID-19

Felicity Kirby, RN, BSN, OCN, Survivorship Nurse Coordinator at GBMC, discusses oncology support services, survivorship, and how COVID-19 has affected cancer patients.

COVID-19
What to Do About a Wound That Won’t Heal

Dr. Heller talked with Christian Schaffer of WMAR-TV’s Good Morning Maryland about how the Wound Center has been serving patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, what types of wounds she and her colleagues treat, and when a non-healing wound requires the care of a wound specialist.

Healthy Tips
What You Need to Know About Telehealth at GBMC

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, but at GBMC, providing patient care by phone or video visit is nothing new.

COVID-19
The Future of Telemedicine is Today at GBMC

In 2019, GBMC started offering telehealth video visits between providers and a small group of patients. When telehealth launched, Dr. Motter-Mast’s team’s goal was for each GBMC primary care physician’s office to incorporate video visits into their patient offerings.

COVID-19
GBMC Voices - Ep. 17 - Tremonte

Meet Tremonte, Medical Assistant at GBMC working at the COVID-19 pre-surgical testing tents.

COVID-19
Dedicated Leader Gives In More Ways Than One

GBMC Board member Marion Thompson's commitment to GBMC's campaign was a desire to make GBMC’s physical environment vibrant and competitive, and in keeping with the already renowned excellent care provided by the hospital staff.

Supporting Excellence
Your Safety is Our Priority

Dr. Chessare talks about why it’s critical for people to come to the hospital when they need medical care and what GBMC is doing to keep patients safe.

COVID-19
Dr. Cohen Talks About Telehealth During COVID-19

For many, telehealth has become the new normal in medical care, but some are concerned about how well it will work for them.

COVID-19
Dr. Doran Discusses Children's Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Doran answers questions about children’s care during the pandemic and gives advice to parents as the state reopens.

COVID-19
The State is Reopening…What Happens Now?

Molly Hyde, MHS, CIC, Infection Control Practitioner at GBMC, describes the progress being made with testing and provide advice for staying safe as the state reopens.

COVID-19
Prepared for the Worst But Hoped for the Best

As a nurse with a husband who was a podiatry resident, Jennifer thought she was prepared for anything that could happen while she was pregnant with her son, Christian. But, at just 26 weeks and 5 days, Jennifer was rushed to GBMC HealthCare where Christian would enter this world weighing only 2 pounds and 6.8 ounces.

Patient Stories
Knowing the Difference Between Headaches and Migraines

37% of Americans suffer from migraines in their lifetime, and for those who have them, there is an obvious difference between a migraine and a normal headache. But, for people who have never experienced a migraine, it’s not always as clear.

Healthy Tips
Midday Maryland - The Wound Center at GBMC

Jennifer Heller, MD, Medical Director of The Wound Center at GBMC, explains the latest technology available for healing chronic wounds at GBMC.

Around GBMC
Remembering Men's Health This Father's Day

In American culture, women tend to embrace their health with events such as breast cancer awareness month, but men often resist healthcare unless there is an acute medical problem. With Father’s Day around the corner, it’s a great time to talk about men’s health.

Healthy Tips
Living in a Pandemic: 100 Years Apart

COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in everyone around the globe's hopes for a new decade. For one of GBMC's Board of Directors members, Franklin Lee, it is another way he is connected to Baltimore's history, to his history.

Supporting Excellence
Gary Cohen, MD Celebrates Wife's Memory with Philanthropy and Education

Charlene Cohen died on October 17, 2018 at the age of 68 from a rare neurological disease called Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), which prompted Dr. Gary Cohen – always a generous philanthropist to his professional medical home at GBMC – to establish a lectureship in memory of his late wife.

Supporting Excellence
Introducing Melvin Blanchard, MD, Chair, Department of Medicine

Supporting Excellence
80 Days of COVID-19

A letter from the COVID-19 nurses at GBMC.

COVID-19
Creating a Cohesive Environment to Combat COVID-19

In response to the crisis, Erin Pilson, MS, RN, CNOR, Education Specialist in Perioperative and Endoscopy Services at GBMC HealthCare, and the team in the General Operating Room (GOR) worked together to create a cohesive environment where surgical technologists and anesthesia providers could work side-by-side to support COVID-19 patients and the inpatient staff in their fight against the virus.

COVID-19
Co-Chairs of the Father's Day 5K on Midday Maryland

Co-Chairs of the Father's Day 5K appear on Midday Maryland to discuss how the race is going virtual.

Around GBMC
Meet Catherine Hamel, President of Gilchrist

Dr. Dovec interviews Catherine Hamel, President of Gilchrist, who talks about end-of-life decision making and the many services that Gilchrist provides beyond hospice care.

Around GBMC
June 11: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on June 11, 2020.

COVID-19
Angels Wear Scrubs and Work in GBMC’s NICU

When Jade was born, she weighed barely over 15 ounces – including all of the life support and monitoring equipment connected to her tiny, frail body. Jade was in the NICU for four months and, during that time, Brandon and Cyndi were humbled by the care provided by the nurses who acted as if their daughter was one of their own.

Patient Stories
The One Thing You Should Do Every Day to Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer

Your body's largest organ can also be one of the hardest to protect. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. About 3.3 million Americans are diagnosed with either basal or squamous cell skin cancers each year, and some people have more than one diagnosis.

Healthy Tips
Separating Work from Home

Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many have had to move to a new workplace – their own home.

COVID-19
Excellence in Maternal Child Health During COVID-19

Lynn Arenson, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, and Kelly Potter, BSN, RNC-NIC, are Education Specialists for Maternal Child Health at GBMC. They provide extensive training to nurses in Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, Pediatrics, Newborn Nursery, and the NICU. When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began, Lynn and Kelly knew that it wouldn’t stop babies from being delivered and the staff would need to come together to support one another.

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Thank You, Boy Scout Troop 35!

Recently, the members of Boy Scout Troop 35 took the time to create a video to share their support. Thank you to the members of Boy Scout Troop 35 for your kind words of appreciation for GBMC HealthCare Workers!

COVID-19
The Future of Telehealth

Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many have had to find new ways to manage their health without leaving their home. For this reason, telehealth video visits have become one of the most widely used forms of communication between clinicians and their patients.

COVID-19
Safety Begins with The Supply Chain

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put a major strain on every hospital’s supply chain. Sustaining medical supplies such as N95 and ear loop masks, surgical ties, gowns, powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) head covers, face shields, and more is crucial for ensuring the safety of those within GBMC’s walls.

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Nursing Excellence During COVID-19

On a typical day, GBMC’s Center for Nursing Excellence provides continuous improvement and educational opportunities for GBMC’s nursing staff to advance their knowledge, develop their skill set, and elevate themselves to the top of their licensure. When COVID-19 began, the team sprang into action to ensure all nursing staff within the healthcare system were trained to provide the highest quality of care and safety.

COVID-19
Meet Dr. Maria Pane, Neonatologist at GBMC

Dr. Dovec interviews Maria Pane, MD, neonatologist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Newborn Nursery at GBMC about incredible work being done in the NICU, Dr. Pane’s personal story of giving birth to a preemie baby, and the upcoming 32nd Annual GBMC Father’s Day 5K.

Around GBMC
June 3: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on June 3, 2020.

COVID-19
Staying Safe as the State Reopens

As the conversation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shifts to re-opening, many remain concerned about their safety in public.

COVID-19
How to Self-Check for Head and Neck Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the importance of colonoscopies may be common knowledge, but Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist James Sciubba, DMD, Ph.D., with the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center at GBMC, says the prevalence of head and neck cancer deserves some attention as well.

Healthy Tips
How to Avoid Irritation from Your Mask

Dr. Blanchard provides tips for staying safe and being comfortable while wearing a mask this summer.

COVID-19
GBMC One of 12 Hospitals to Receive 'A' Grade for Safety

The Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) recently earned an A grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national hospital-safety organization. GBMC is one of only 12 hospitals in the state to achieve this high mark.

Around GBMC
May 28: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on May 28, 2020.

COVID-19
Rising to the Occasion with Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the way healthcare is provided to patients – creating both challenges and new successes. Dr. Motter-Mast explains how GBMC HealthCare is continuing to provide care during this crisis.

COVID-19
What's Up Dr. Dovec - Meet Ashley McAree, SAFE Nurse

Dr. Dovec interviews Ashley McAree, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, human trafficking liaison and forensic nurse examiner for the GBMC Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence (DV) Program.

Around GBMC
Meet Dr. Timothee Friesen, Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Dovec interviews fellow bariatric surgeon, Timothee Friesen, MD, who talks about the unique aspects of bariatric (weight loss) surgery and how it changes patients’ lives.

Around GBMC
How Predators Exploit Children

Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and school closures across the nation, the amount of time children and adolescents spend online has increased significantly. From online learning to social and gaming apps, COVID-19 has created complex challenges for parents. While it is important to set boundaries such as limited screen time, it is equally important to talk to our children and teens about online predators.

COVID-19
Sana and Andy Brooks: Leading in Philanthropy and as Volunteers

Sana and Andy Brooks both have a long history with GBMC that started long before they met. Sana was born at GBMC and volunteered as a candy striper in her youth, while Andy remembers spending some of his high school allowance at the Nearly New Sale.

Supporting Excellence
May 21: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on May 21, 2020.

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GBMC Voices - Ep. 16 - Austin

Meet Austin, IT Project Manager at GBMC, who works directly with COVID-19 patients and connecting them virtually with their friends and family.

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How GBMC Is Keeping You Safe During COVID-19

GBMC is a safe place, please do not stay at home if you need care.

COVID-19
Life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

When asked how she feels about these changes, Emily expressed, “Although the COVID-19 pandemic has raised some fear and uncertainty, I am so proud of our families for their resilience and for trusting us to care for their babies and sharing these special moments with us.”

COVID-19
Meet Dr. Lee Schmidt, Orthopaedic Surgeon at GBMC

Host Elizabeth Dovec, MD, interviews Leroy Schmidt, MD, to learn about orthopaedics at GBMC on "What's Up, Dr. Dovec?"

Around GBMC
Midday Maryland - Spiritual Support during the COVID-19 pandemic

Reverend Sandy Rector of GBMC Spiritual Support Services discussed how they are supporting patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19
A Special Virtual Town Hall with the SAFE & DV Program and Their Community Partners - Segment One

With millions staying at home to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19), victims of sexual assault, child abuse, and intimate partner violence are being put in situations where they are closer to their abusers than ever.

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A Special Virtual Town Hall with the SAFE & DV Program and Their Community Partners - Segment Two

With millions staying at home to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19), victims of sexual assault, child abuse, and intimate partner violence are being put in situations where they are closer to their abusers than ever. In partnership with WMAR-2 News Baltimore, the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence (DV) Program at GBMC, House Of Ruth Maryland, Inc., The Family Tree, and No More Stolen Childhoods hosted a town hall to address the current challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resources available for victims.

COVID-19
A Special Virtual Town Hall with the SAFE & DV Program and Their Community Partners - Segment Three

With millions staying at home to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19), victims of sexual assault, child abuse, and intimate partner violence are being put in situations where they are closer to their abusers than ever. In partnership with WMAR-2 News Baltimore, the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence (DV) Program at GBMC, House Of Ruth Maryland, Inc., The Family Tree, and No More Stolen Childhoods hosted a town hall to address the current challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resources available for victims.

COVID-19
Meet Dr. Nina Ferraris, GBMC Colorectal Surgeon

In this episode of “What’s Up, Dr. Dovec?” GBMC bariatric surgeon, Elizabeth Dovec, MD, FACS, FASMB, interviews Dr. Nina Ferraris about her path to becoming a colorectal surgeon, her team at GBMC, and the importance of making sure you get your screening colonoscopy.

Around GBMC
May 14: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on May 14, 2020.

COVID-19
Life Inside a COVID-19 Unit

On March 27, 2020, the lives of the nurses on Unit 48 were forever changed.

COVID-19
The Art of Nursing 2020

This year would have been our 5th annual celebration. Unfortunately, it was not possible to safely gather our entire nursing staff, so we decided to hold a surprise virtual celebration instead. You can watch it here!

COVID-19
Meet Dr. Endrika Hinton, GBMC Reproductive Endocrinologist

This episode features Dr. Endrika Hinton, GBMC Reproductive Endocrinologist, and focuses on the challenges of infertility.

Around GBMC
COVID-19 Townhall Update - May 11, 2020

As we enter the ninth week of the new environment created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, GBMC HealthCare and WBAL Radio teamed up to present a second Coronavirus Townhall Special where experts provided answers to the public’s questions.

COVID-19
Having Your First Baby During COVID-19

What does it feel like to learn that your first child will be born during a pandemic? Tara Brown and Ari Mittleman know better than most.

COVID-19
For Laser Tattoo and Hair Removal Services, Telehealth Video Consults Bring Patients One Step Closer to Treatment

As people continue to stay home due to COVID-19 and elective procedures are postponed, telehealth video visits are great alternatives for non-emergent issues. The Vein Center at GBMC Health Partners is currently accepting telehealth video visits for patients in need of consultations for tattoo and laser hair removal.

COVID-19
What We Need to Remember as the State Reopens

Yesterday, Governor Larry Hogan announced the resumption of elective medical procedures and the broadening of permitted outdoor activities. While it may seem that we are moving toward the end of COVID-19, it is important to remember the following.

COVID-19
The CDC Announces Six New COVID-19 Symptoms

Researchers across the country continue to study the virus and can now positively attribute new symptoms to COVID-19.

COVID-19
May 6: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on May 6, 2020

COVID-19
The View From the Front Line

Ashley Tote, RN, has been a member of the GBMC family for many years, serving in a number of different roles, but most recently as a nurse on Unit 38. When GBMC HealthCare began treating coronavirus (COVID-19) patients and Patients Under Investigation (PUI), Unit 38 became a designated COVID-19 Unit. “I think I can speak for everyone when I say there was a little fear,” Ashley describes.

COVID-19
Busting Coronavirus Myths

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created much speculation among communities and in the media. Unfortunately, misinformation in this case can be dangerous to people’s health.

COVID-19
Infographic: 8 Things to Know About Laser Hair and Tattoo Removal

If you’ve got unsightly body hair or some old ink you’d like to get rid of, modern laser technology can zap it off—under the appropriate medical supervision, of course.

Around GBMC
SAFE & DV Outreach During COVID-19

Guidelines for social distancing may have changed the way presentations are given, but that has not stopped the SAFE and DV team.

COVID-19
How COVID-19 is Affecting Human Trafficking

Human trafficking isn’t a topic most people think about. It seems like something that only happens on TV – not in Maryland – but that assumption couldn’t be more wrong.

COVID-19
Explaining the SAFE and DV Program and How it Can Help You

While the stay-at-home order is intended to protect people from the coronavirus, it unfortunately puts some at more risk. GBMC's SAFE & DV Program is here to help.

COVID-19
Understanding Human Trafficking

Family Focus
Care Beyond COVID-19

For the past two months, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been the focus of healthcare news, but that doesn’t mean other health issues have disappeared.

COVID-19
"Thank You" Cards Received from the Community

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, GBMC has been working 24/7 to keep the community and its employees healthy and safe. Along wit the amazing donations and support that we've received, quite a few of you have sent in hand-written letters to recognize the work of our healthcare heroes. These are some of the wonderful letters we've received.

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April 29: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on April 29, 2020.

COVID-19
Bringing Joy to the Infusion Center

As a financial professional, sewing isn’t typically a part of Insung Kim’s daily schedule – until now.

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Chaplain Joe Hart on the Toll of Anxiety During COVID-19

We’re all dealing with the anxiety of living during the COVID-19 pandemic, but for people in the hospital and their loved ones, those feelings can be even more intense.

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Chaplain Rector Talks About Managing family situations during COVID-19

GBMC chaplain, Saundra Rector, talked about ways that parents can help their children through this difficult time.

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Dr. Anthony Chico Discusses the Stress of Dealing with COVID-19

Dr. Chico, Medical Director of Emergency Psychiatry at GBMC talked about what each of us can do to maintain balance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19
Dr. Raisinghani Discusses the Impact COVID-19 has on Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives all around the world, increasing stress and anxiety to exceptionally high levels. Rachna Raisinghani, MD, Chair of Emergency Psychiatry at GBMC talked about how people can safeguard their mental health during this crisis

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April 23: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on April 23, 2020.

COVID-19
Exercises for Flexibility

Join Christina Penny, a doctor of physical therapy at Active Life Physical Therapy at GBMC, to go over some exercises of flexibility that you can do at home during (and after!) quarantine.

COVID-19
Core Basics and Cardio Endurance

Join Christina Penny with Active Life at GBMC as she goes over some activities to work on your core at home during (and after!) quarantine.

COVID-19
Dr. Chico Provides Tips for Mental Health

There truly hasn’t been anything like this pandemic in our lifetimes, and the uncertainty is putting a strain on many people’s mental health. While each person copes differently, there are a number of steps we can take to maintain our mental health and wellness.

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Healthy Eating Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Have you found yourself snacking more now that you’re at home? We’d all like to think that we’ll use our extra time to eat better and exercise more, but that’s easier said than done.

COVID-19
Stradtners Invest in Community HealthCare for the Future

Jim and Jackie Stradtner have seen GBMC through many changes in their nearly two decades with the healthcare system. To this point, most of those changes have not been physical. So, when GBMC announced the current capital campaign – The Promise Project – the couple didn't hesitate to support what, to them, is a "worthwhile" project led by an organization they love.

Supporting Excellence
Penny's Rainy Day Walk with Weights

A 20-minute walking workout incorporating the use of hand weights.

COVID-19
Support Our Healthcare Heroes!

To all of the GBMC HealthCare heroes, on the front lines and behind the scenes, thank you for your dedication and commitment.

COVID-19
Protecting Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

At a time when our community is asked to stay home, GBMC’s Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence (DV) Program knows that home may not always be the safest place.

COVID-19
The Impact of COVID-19 on Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

On Monday, April 20, 2020, Laura Clary, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, Clinical Program Manager for GBMC’s Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence (DV) Program spoke to Bryan Nehman from WBAL News Radio and answered questions about how the SAFE & DV Program is helping victims of sexual assault and intimate partner violence during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

COVID-19
Touching Letters From Children in Our Community

Weeks ago, we were thrilled to receive touching letters of encouragement for our staff and patients written by Bella Grace Young, 9 and Nicholas Young, 6 (pictured above). At a time when our world is experiencing such heartache and uncertainty, these letters provide hope to those who need it most.

COVID-19
April 16: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on April 16, 2020.

COVID-19
The Do's and Don'ts of Face Coverings

Improper use of a face covering could put you at a greater risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and spreading the disease to others.

COVID-19
Ray Lewis Encourages True Warriors in Message to Healthcare Heroes

Ray Lewis encourages the "true warriors" in a message to all healthcare heroes during COVID-19

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COVID-19 Update with Dr. Ted Bailey - April 15, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic seems to become more complicated every day and it’s difficult to know fact from fiction. To help clarify, Dr. Bailey called in to WBAL Radio and answered listeners’ questions.

COVID-19
Matt Stover Personally Thanks Everyone at GBMC HealthCare Fighting COVID-19

Matt Stover personally thanks everyone at GBMC HealthCare fighting COVID-19.

COVID-19
Generosity at GBMC

To help with the many needs of our employees during these trying times, GBMC created the Healthcare Workers Fund on March 20. In just 20 days, the community has stepped up to raise more than $75,000 to these efforts.

COVID-19
Remotely Treating Cochlear Implant Patients

While telehealth is a simple tool for certain doctors’ appointments, it can be much more complicated for patients with specialized needs.

COVID-19
How a GBMC Nurse is Helping Stop the Cycle of Human Trafficking

The title of 'Human Trafficking Liaison' isn't something Ashley McAree, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, envisioned when she began her career in nursing. She says she settled into the role very organically. It wasn't until she started working for the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) program at GBMC Healthcare that she realized the prevalence of human trafficking in Maryland and the Baltimore area.

Healthy Tips
Rick Dempsey Thanks Healthcare Heroes Working to Fight COVID-19

Former Baltimore Orioles Catcher, Rick Dempsey, sent out a special message to the Healthcare workers at GBMC thanking them for their services, and reminding us how we can do our part!

COVID-19
Thank You GBMC Doctors!

Physicians are on the frontlines of this crisis. They chose this profession, but they are also humans, too. Especially during this time, we celebrated Doctors’ Day on March 30 as a chance to pay homage to those individuals who dedicate their lives to public health, who step up and lead the charge when necessary.

COVID-19
From the Command Center: GBMC, Keeping You Safe

The Hospital Incident Command Center team is responsible for coordinating all internal activities, action plans, resources and education as well as coordinating efforts with all county, state and federal agencies during a crisis. In regard to this global pandemic, the team’s top priorities are creating plans for the possibility of a surge in patient volumes related to CoVid-19.

COVID-19
We Care About You! - Telehealth at GBMC

While it may look different during these unprecedented times, we are still here to provide health, healing, and hope to our community.

COVID-19
Good Friday Meditation of the Passion

Join Rev. Joe Hart, Rev. Sandy Rector, and Ann Tabler, for the first Chapel Chat, celebrating Good Friday.

Around GBMC
Critical Care at GBMC: Meet Your Leader, David Vitberg, MD

Known by many as the fearless superhero without a cape, Dr. David Vitberg provides care to the most severely ill patients at GBMC as the Director of the Division of Medical and Surgical Critical Care. As a leader who instills confidence, GBMC counts on his team to manage any COVID-19 patients with respiratory failure and/or any other medical co-morbidities.

COVID-19
Why There Isn't a Cure for COVID-19

The simple answer: there’s too much we don’t know.

COVID-19
April 9: COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on April 9, 2020.

COVID-19
Top Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and HBO Shows to Take Your Mind Off Things

Sometimes we just need a moment to relax and watch some pointless television to take our mind off things. With everything that is going on in the world, it can be hard to separate ourselves from news outlets and social media – that’s where streaming services come in.

COVID-19
The CDC is Asking Community Members to Cover Their Faces…But Not with a Medical-Grade Mask

While a face covering sounds like it is the same thing as a mask, there is a critical difference – one can be used in a medical setting and the other cannot.

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Help For Victims of Domestic Violence During COVID-19

On Friday, April 3, 2020, Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa R. Hyatt addressed how COVID-19 is affecting those in situations involving domestic violence and ways that these survivors can receive help during this time.

COVID-19
To Your Health - COVID-19 Update with Dr. Bailey

Dr. Theodore Bailey, Chief, Infectious Diseases at GBMC, talks with To Your Health host, John Lazarou, about what we’ve learned so far, and what we still need to learn about COVID-19.

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Heroes Work Here

Our frontline providers (nurses, doctors, environmental and nutrition staff, etc.) are working around-the-clock to provide the best and most compassionate care to our patients. While we know they do not do this for the thanks or recognition, we wanted to take the time to acknowledge these providers for who they truly are: the heroes of our community.

COVID-19
COVID-19 Discussion with Dr. Celano on WMAR

Dr. Paul Celano discusses the steps that cancer patients can take to lower their risk of contracting COVID-19.

COVID-19
Dr. Robert Donegan Interviewed about COVID-19

Dr. Robert Donegan discusses the steps that cancer patients can take to lower their risk of contracting COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH - April 1, 2020

Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on April 1, 2020.

COVID-19
Things We’re Learning About COVID-19

Molly Hyde, MHS, CIC, Infection Control Practitioner at GBMC, explains new information that we’re learning about COVID-19 and how you can protect yourself during the outbreak.

COVID-19
Managing Diabetes During COVID-19

Dr. Ruth Horowitz, Chief, Division of Endocrinology at GBMC, answers questions about what precautions you should take and the importance of controlling your blood sugar not only during the COVID-19 pandemic, but all the time.

COVID-19
Managing Heart Disease During COVID-19

Dr. Kevin Ferentz, Chairman of Family Medicine at GBMC, discusses how to manage heart diseases safely throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19
Managing Anxiety In Relation to COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Chico, Chief, Emergency Psychiatry at GBMC, offers advice for maintaining mental health to those experiencing these symptoms and their loved ones during COVID-19.

COVID-19
Penny's Bicep, Tricep, and Shoulders Workout

A 15 minute upper body work out using hand weights. The video focuses on working the bicep, tricep, and shoulder muscles.

COVID-19
Penny's Pajama Party Workout

A 20-minute low impact cardio dance work out using easy to follow steps and fun music.

COVID-19
Giving Back to Honor Cole

On November 6, 2016, Cole Aris unexpectedly passed away from a rare and aggressive form of lymphoma. Cole was an active, fun loving, 8-year-old boy, who loved baseball, fishing, and the beach. To honor his birthday, his family has decided to generously donate to GBMC.

COVID-19
GBMC Answering Your Questions on WMAR Live

Melissa Marks Sparrow, MD, FAAP, Chief of Staff at GBMC HealthCare, gives her advice for parents to keep themselves healthy.

COVID-19
Dr. Melissa Sparrow Discusses What GBMC Is Doing for the Coronavirus

Melissa Marks Sparrow, MD, FAAP, Chief of Staff at GBMC HealthCare, describes how GBMC is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19
How to Protect Your Kids from Coronavirus

Dr. Rachel Plotnick, a pediatrician with GBMC Health Partners Pediatric Group, discusses how to protect your children from coronavirus.

COVID-19
Dr. Doran Discussing COVID-19 and Children's Safety

Timothy Doran, MD, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics at GBMC, offers suggestions for reducing anxiety in the midst of COVID-19.

COVID-19
Five Ways to Support Your Healthcare Community During COVID-19

With everyone at home doing their part to flatten the curve during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many are left wondering how they can help. We realize that during this time it can feel increasingly difficult to make a difference. So, to make it easy for you, we’ve broken down five ways that you can support your healthcare community (from home) during COVID-19.

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How COVID-19 Affects the Body

The coronavirus is becoming a larger part of our lives every day. While there is much we still don’t know, we are learning more about how the virus affects the body.

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COVID-19 Update with President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH - March 25, 2020

Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community.

COVID-19
5 Age-Related Eye Problems In Your 50s and Beyond

Getting older can bring a lot of positives to your life: wisdom, knowledge and confidence, to name a few. Unfortunately, age can also bring changes to your vision and eyes. Age-related eye issues affect millions of Americans every year.

Healthy Tips
The Importance of Testing for Colon Cancer, Regardless of Your Age

More than 137,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer in the U.S. every year, many of them much younger than you probably think.

Healthy Tips
Food Safety Tips While Staying Home

Learn some tips about how to stay safe when ordering or buying food while staying home and practicing social distancing.

COVID-19
Self-Care Tips from a GBMC Psychiatrist

Self-care is more important now than ever. GBMC’s Chair of Psychiatry, Dr. Rachna Raisinghani, put together a list of ways to cope with stress during these uncertain times.

COVID-19
Is Takeout Food Safe?

According to the CDC, there is no evidence that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is living in food. While the food itself poses no danger, there may be some risk as to how you get it. Here are some ways to stay safe when ordering takeout.

COVID-19
COVID-19 Update with Dr. Ted Bailey - March 23, 2020

Dr. Ted Bailey, MD, JD, MA, Chief of Infectious Diseases at GBMC, discusses with WBAL the current status and situation of COVID-19 at GBMC, in Baltimore and Maryland.

Healthy Tips
I'm Not a Frontline Provider - But I'm Here

Doctors, surgeons, nurses, administrative staff, physical therapists, occupational therapists – these are just some of the frontline providers of this nationwide pandemic. Now, more than ever, it’s time to stop and thank everyone who has been working extra hours and days to care for our community.

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Questions We All Have During COVID-19

We’ve detailed some of the most common questions we’ve been hearing and sought out our medical professionals for the answers.

COVID-19
GBMC Pediatrician Answers Questions from Parents

As fear surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak continues to increase, Dr. Rachel Plotnick, a pediatrician with GBMC Health Partners Pediatric Group, spoke with WMAR-2 News to answer questions from parents about the current situation.

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You’ve been hearing not to wear masks, here’s why:

It seems counterintuitive not to take every precaution during a pandemic, but there are some very important reasons why you shouldn’t be wearing a mask.

Healthy Tips
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked health questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19
Quarantine Creates Breeding Ground for Domestic Violence

Self-quarantine and social distancing in our community can help reduce the spread of COVID-19, but for many survivors of domestic violence, staying home may not be the safest option.

COVID-19
Top Five Tips for Parents During This Time

For those of us with children, the conversations around COVID-19 may be a difficult task. How do we know we’re going to say the right things? Here are some ways for parents to approach these conversations during this difficult time.

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COVID-19 Message from President and CEO, John B. Chessare, MD, MPH

Important update about GBMC and the COVID-19 Virus at GBMC on March 18, 2020

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Coronavirus Outbreak House Calls: Molly Hyde

Molly Hyde, MHS, CIC, Infection Control Practitioner at GBMC, discusses how the COVID-19 outbreak can affect children.

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So, You're Social Distancing - What Now?

Sure, the first day is great – you hang out with your pets, lay around, eat your quarantine snacks, watch Netflix, and get a little work done – but as the days go on, you may find yourself looking for things to do to keep you from going stir-crazy. Check out these 8 tips to keep yourself (and your family!) entertained during this time.

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Coronavirus Outbreak House Calls: Dr. Theodore Bailey

Dr. Theodore Bailey, MD, JD, MA, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at GBMC addresses vaccines and how to properly protect yourself from COVID-19.

COVID-19
Coronavirus Outbreak House Calls: Dr. John Chessare

John Chessare, MD, MPH, President and CEO of GBMC HealthCare discusses how GBMC is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Coronavirus Outbreak House Calls: Molly Hyde, MHS, CIC, GBMC Infection Control Practitioner

Molly Hyde, MHS, CIC, Infection Control Practitioner at GBMC, discusses how COVID-19 is spread from one person to another.

COVID-19
Separating Fact From Fiction About Coronavirus

Join Dr. Ted Bailey, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases at GBMC on WMAR ABC-2. as he discusses some of your questions you have about Coronavirus.

COVID-19
Greater Living - SAFE and DV

Don Scott visits the newly renovated and relocated Sexual Assault and Forensic Examination unit (SAFE) and Domestic Violence team. Laura Clary and Jennifer Seiler talk with him about the importance of the unit, what they do and what a patient could expect when they come.

Around GBMC
Coronavirus Outbreak House Calls: Dr. Theodore Bailey at WMAR

Dr. Theodore Bailey, MD, JD, MA, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at GBMC addresses the basics for stopping the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19
Dr. Bailey Discusses Coronavirus on WBAL Radio

Dr. Bailey, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at GBMC discusses coronavirus on WBAL Radio.

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What You Need to Know about COVID-19 Discussed on 101.9

Theodore Bailey, MD, JD, MA, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at GBMC discusses what you need to know about COVID-19 on 101.9 radio.

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Getting the Facts About Coronavirus

The fear of COVID-19 is widely prevalent in our community and around the world. Education is critical to understanding the situation and preventing it from getting worse. To help answer your questions, Theodore Bailey, MD, JD, MA, and Molly Hyde, MHS, CIC, from GBMC’s Division of Infectious Diseases sat down with Christian Schaffer and explained what we know about the virus so far.

COVID-19
GBMC - Helping Up MIssion Discussed on Midday Maryland

GBMC Health Partners has expanded its access to the entire Jonestown community to deliver advanced primary care to the hundreds of Helping Up Mission (HUM) residents and more than 1,500 alumni, who are encouraged to maintain their recovery and remain accountable through the HUM Alumni Program.

Around GBMC
What you need to know about the 2019 Coronavirus

The situation seems frightening, but it may not be as bad as you think. Dr. Ted Bailey, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at GBMC, explains the current situation and breaks down what you need to know about COVID-19.

COVID-19
Colon and Rectal Cancer - Warning Signs, Diagnosis and Treatment

Colon and rectal health probably isn’t something you’ll want to bring up at the dinner table or with a friend over coffee, but it is an important topic to discuss with your doctor.

Healthy Tips
Employee Spotlight - Ariel Leone, RN

Meet Ariel Leone, RN, Emergency Department nurse at GBMC.

Around GBMC
New Changes to GBMC's SAFE and DV Program

It is through community confidence and unfailing donor support that GBMC's SAFE/DV Program is able to further improve on the exceptional care provided with each passing year.

Supporting Excellence
Parents Advisory Council: Meet The New Co-Chairs, Niki Janian and BG Groff

GBMC's Parents Advisory Council has traditionally been an opportunity for new parents to connect and give back to an independent community hospital in the same way it supports their families. Niki Janian and BG Groff, the newest co-chairs of the PAC, are here to take that mission up a notch.

Supporting Excellence
A Note from Melissa Marks Sparrow, MD, GBMC Chief of Staff

"GBMC is a healthcare system with an unambiguous identity, one that has the agility of independence because of its history of expert financial stewardship and because of the support of individuals like yourselves. Your leadership and compassion to this organization, as well as your philanthropic support, is something to celebrate."

Supporting Excellence
Tom Price, Supporting Education at GBMC

Tom Price's life may have taken some turns he didn't expect, but his intentionality and commitment to volunteering is unmatched. As the front desk host for GBMC's Volunteer Office, he has the opportunity to greet and assist many different types of people. But it's his work with the T. Rowe Price Family Education Fund that he is most known for throughout the hospital.

Supporting Excellence
Identification and Treatment of Human Trafficking

Ashley McAree, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, human trafficking liaison and forensic nurse examiner for the GBMC SAFE program, discusses how to identify a victim of Human Trafficking. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services as the “modern-day form of slavery”

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Stopping the "Sneak Thief of Sight"

Tanvi M. Shah, MD, a GBMC comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon, discusses glaucoma in depth. Dr. Shah discusses glaucoma causes, types, who is at risk, symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors, prevention, and treatment options.

BMore Lifestyle
Cervical Cancer Prevention

GBMC’s Dr. Kimberly Levinson educates viewers about cervical cancer prevention through vaccination and screening.

BMore Lifestyle
Coronavirus is Bad, and the Flu is Too

Theodore Bailey, MD, JD, MA, chief GBMC’s division of infectious disease discusses the concerns for the Coronavirus and the Flu.

BMore Lifestyle
Sexual Assault Discussed on BMore Lifestyle

Laura Clary, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, Clinical Program Manager, discusses sexual assault on BMore Lifestyle

BMore Lifestyle
GBMC Parent Education on Midday Maryland

GBMC's Parent Education Program offers a full range of classes and services to help prepare families for their newest additions in a state-of-the-art facility.

Around GBMC
Don Scott visits the Corner Shop at GBMC

Don Scott, host of Greater Living, visits the Corner Shop at GBMC.

Around GBMC
Beyond the Doctor's Office: Why Your Health and Your Community's Rest on Social Factors

Economic status, income level, environmental conditions, lifestyle behaviors — these and other variables all factor in to paint the complete picture, both for individuals and for communities as a whole.

Healthy Tips
How Integrative Medicine is Changing the Way Cancer is Treated

At GBMC, the fight against cancer is about more than treating the disease. Delia Chiaramonte, M.D., Medical Director of Integrative and Palliative Medicine at GBMC, is leading the charge on integrative cancer care.

Healthy Tips
Healthy? Stay That Way With These Preventive Care Tips

The annual exam. Cancer screenings. Immunizations. These small to-dos can make a big difference when it comes to catching (and preventing) chronic disease and illness — or even just bad habits — early on, when they are most treatable.

Healthy Tips
The 12th Annual Compassionate Caregiver Award Ceremony

Watch the 12th Annual Compassionate Caregiver Award Ceremony at GBMC.

Around GBMC
Dance Endowment Gift Honors Key Stakeholder

Led by 10 trustees, the Milton J. Dance Jr. Endowment's supports the Milton J. Dance Head and Neck Center, which provides patients with the best medical, rehabilitative and supportive care possible. The endowment's recent campaign support for resident education and a healing garden in the new space serves to complement this mission, as it honors another important tether to the story: W. Lee Thomas.

Supporting Excellence
Do you have trouble swallowing? Talk to your doctor about dysphagia

Healthy Tips
Five Misconceptions about IUD's

Healthy Tips
Thyroid Eye Disease Discussed on Midday Maryland

The Eye Center at GBMC offers a full range of comprehensive services for eye health, including the treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease. Dr. Lawson Grumbine explains what Thyroid Eye Disease is and what new treatments are available.

Healthy Tips
MD Eye Care joins the GBMC Health Partners Family!

Around GBMC
Preventing Cervical Cancer One Vaccine at a Time

Dr. Kimberly Levinson explains that women who want to prevent cervical cancer should focus less on the potential risks involved with their birth control and more on factors that will actually influence their chances of contracting the illness.

Healthy Tips
What YOU Need to Know About Season 2

Season two of Netflix’s runaway series ‘You’ further neutralizes sexual assault and domestic violence in the eyes of its viewers, which caught themselves in a love/hate relationship with Penn Badgley’s character, Joe Goldberg, with his “stop at nothing” love for Guienevere Beck.

Family Focus
Day in the Life - The Harvey Institute for Human Genetics at GBMC

Genetics play an increasingly important role in our understanding of medical conditions and how best to treat them. The Harvey Institute for Human Genetics at GBMC provides expertise in the field. www.gbmc.org/genetics

Family Focus
What to Look for on New Food Labels in 2020

The nutrition labels of large food companies got a new design this year. Jana Wolff, RD, LDN, Director of Nutrition for GBMC's Comprehensive Obesity Management Program, discusses how to interpret the new labels on Greater Living with Don Scott.

Healthy Tips
What are the Different Types of Hearing Loss - And What Can You Do About Them?

Hearing loss is classified into two main categories — sensorineural hearing loss, in which the nerve that transmits sound from the ear to the brain isn’t working effectively, and conductive hearing loss, caused by a physical blockage in the ear. A combination of the two is called mixed hearing loss.

Healthy Tips
Oh, My Aching Back!

Bimal Rami, MD, director of Neurosurgery at GBMC, can discuss the potential causes of severe back pain and address the question of when a surgery consult is recommended

Healthy Tips
No Doubt About It: You Need Your Flu Shot!

Samantha Ober, MD, board-certified physician at GBMC Health Partners Primary Care — Hunt Valley, explains why getting your flu shot is so important, and dispels myths about the vaccine.

Healthy Tips
Top 5 Questions Asked About Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are a valuable but often misunderstood part of healthcare. At the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC, a multidisciplinary team uses clinical trials to bring progressive treatments and state-of-the-art care to cancer diagnoses.

Healthy Tips
Saving Your Vision From Diabetes

Ophthalmologist, Dr. Katherine Duncan discusses the effective medical management of this complex, chronic condition and offer ways to improve the wellness and quality of life for those with diabetes.

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GBMC Expanding the Role of Radiation in Treatment for Metastatic Cancer

Matthew Boyer, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncologist from GBMC Hospital discusses Metastatic Cancer and the expanding role of radiation in treatment.

Around GBMC
Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Beth Sykes

As a young Canadian consultant in the 1950s and '60s, Beth Sykes, who self-identified as "a bit of a second-hand rose," frequented a used clothing boutique. Little did Beth know, 50 years later, she would be volunteering at another popular boutique in Baltimore.

Supporting Excellence
Grete Horn: The One and Omie

Saturday, April 14 is a day Lynda Schultz will never forget. Not just because it was the day the matriarch of their family, her mother, died, just 10 weeks after her father, but because of the way she died. Every detail is seared in Lynda's memory, thanks to one compassionate Emergency Department physician and one special nurse.

Supporting Excellence
Youngest CPR Certified Student at GBMC

Catelyn Koons, who just two weeks after her 9th birthday, became the youngest person to complete a CPR certification at GBMC.

Supporting Excellence
Honoring GBMC 'Top Docs'

Baltimore magazine honors our top doctors and we honor a retired one.

Supporting Excellence
Mindfulness Practices to Ease Holiday Stress

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Diabetes Doesn't Have to Restrict You

Diabetes is a common and scary diagnosis, but GBMC physician, Dr. Hira Shakeel, discussed some tips and support for people with diabetes.

Healthy Tips
How to Eat Healthy During the Holidays When You Have Diabetes

Dr. Hira Shakeel Discusses how to eat healthy during the holiday season when you have diabetes.

Healthy Tips
5 Ways to Help Your C-Section Heal Properly

Giving birth is a significant moment in a woman's life, and for roughly one-third of women in the U.S., the arrival of their child comes hand in hand with a major surgery. Cesarean delivery (C-section) can happen for various reasons, but the end result is the same: a 4-to-6-inch wound in the mother's lower abdomen.

Healthy Tips
The Cost of Cancer

Cancer can be a scary word that conjures up too many emotions. Brandon Constantino, Oncology Support Program Manager discusses how patients can prevent, prepare and cope with a cancer diagnosis.

Healthy Tips
6 Things to Think About When Considering Anterior Hip Replacement

The type of hip replacement a patient might need can vary — and what works for a friend or neighbor might not work for you.

Healthy Tips
Laura Clary Discusses the Issue of Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Laura Clary, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, CPEN, Clinical Program Manager for GBMC’s SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examination) Program, offers expert comment on how parents can address the topic of sexual assault with their children before they embark on their college education

Family Focus
Stress, Depression During the Holidays: How to Cope

Dr. Catherine Harrison-Restelli, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at GBMC, discussing ways to cope with holiday stress and dealing with depression around the holidays.

BMore Lifestyle
Gilchrist Experts Can Offer Tips to Help Caregivers Cope

Laurel Freeman, LCPC, NCC, CT, Clinical Counselor with Gilchrist offers insight and strategies for caregivers on how to cope and care for themselves.

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Prostate Cancer Screening and Treatment Options

B’more Lifestyle discusses the importance of getting a prostate cancer screening with GBMC’s Radiation Oncologist & Vice Chair , Geoffrey Neuner, MD.

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GBMC Child Life #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday, we know that you have many choices of where to designate your gift and we hope that you will consider giving to GBMC’s Child Life Program. You can make a huge difference in the lives of children and their families.

Around GBMC
Lung Cancer: The Second Most Common Cancer in the U.S.

Dr. Mei Tang Medical Oncologist and Hematologist at GBMC, discusses lung cancer along with the importance of smoking cessation and the value of CT screening for those at high risk.

BMore Lifestyle
Why Regular Eye Exams Are Essential for Diabetic Patients

Dr. Katherine Duncan, a GBMC Ophthalmologist, stresses that it is essential to have regular eye checks with an optometrist or ophthalmologist, so they can detect those subtle, early symptoms.

Podcasts
GBMC HealthCare System Recognized for Best Practice with the 2019 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

GBMC HealthCare System Recognized for Category Best Practice in Leadership with the 2019 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the Nation’s Highest Presidential Honor for Performance Excellence.

Around GBMC
BMore Lifestyle Visits GBMC

“Join Brandi Proctor as she visits GBMC to speak with Dr. Geoffrey Neuner, radiation oncologist and & Vice Chair of Radiation Oncology, about what people should know when it comes to prostate cancer.”

BMore Lifestyle
Confused About Diabetes? Here's Everything You Need To Know To Stay Healthy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 30 million Americans have diabetes, 7.2 million of whom haven’t been diagnosed. Another 84 million people are prediabetic, putting them at risk for full progression into the disease.

Healthy Tips
Lung Cancer Screening and Advances in Treatment with Jennifer L. Sullivan, MD

Thoracic surgeon Jennifer L. Sullivan discusses lung cancer screenings and how lung cancer is treated.

Podcasts
Greater Living Live with Don Scott: Hyperbarics

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a safe and highly-effective treatment where the air pressure is increased to three times higher than normal. This focused on healing wounds and infections faster, and stimulating the growth of new blood vessels. Watch as Don Scott talks with Dr. Alan Kimmel, MD, and Dana Maniuszko about how hyperbarics may help you.

Around GBMC
Report Finds Link Between Vaping and Serious Lung Issues

Healthy Tips
GBMC Voices - Ep. 14 - Kimberlee

Kimberlee is a Radiologic Technologist. Learn what she does here!

GBMC Voices
GBMC Voices - Ep. 15 - Aaron

Meet Aaron: Clinical Supervisor of Interventional Radiology

GBMC Voices
Infographic: Understanding Breast Cancer Risks

Check out this Infographic about breast cancer risks

Healthy Tips
GBMC on BMore Lifestyle About Breast Cancer

“Join the BML Crew as they have a great conversation with Dr. Sara Fogarty, breast surgeon and Associate Director at GBMC’s Sandra & Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center, about breast cancer screening guidelines.”

BMore Lifestyle
Midday Maryland - Imaging Services

GBMC Imaging Services are available for patients who require X-rays for broken bones, as well as for those who need screening services like mammography, virtual colonoscopy, and more.

Around GBMC
Understanding Breast Cancer Risk

Autumn is officially here, and so is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Everywhere you turn, there are pink ribbons promoting disease awareness, celebrating survivors, and emphasizing the importance of early detection with reminders to schedule your annual mammogram. Every October, we are reminded of how prevalent breast cancer is. In the United States, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Healthy Tips
“Your A1C was what?!”

“Never in a million years did it cross my mind that I might have diabetes; in my mind I just wasn’t the picture of what diabetes looked like.”

Patient Stories
Understanding Elder Medical Care

Beverly Ruiz, MS, CRNP, explains the qualifications for patients seeking assistance from the Gilchrist Elder Medical Care Program and the benefits this type of care can have.

Healthy Tips
Physical Therapy for Breast Cancer Patients Discussed on BMORE Lifestyle

Christina Penny, DPT, OMPT, physical therapist from Active Life Physical Therapy, a GBMC affiliate, explains how physical therapy can help breast cancer patients recover.

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BMORE Lifestyle - Degenerative Disc Disease

Bimal Rami, MD, FACS, Director of Neurosurgery at GBMC, explains what degenerative disc disease is and what types of interventions can treat the condition.

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New Technique in Breast Cancer Surgery Helps Hide Scars

More than 300,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer each year — and because of that staggering number, it’s a disease than gets a lot of attention from doctors and researchers. So it’s not surprising that new treatments, medications and surgical techniques are constantly being introduced.

Healthy Tips
Childhood Eye Health

Dr. Allison Jensen, Pediatric Ophthalmologist at GBMC, explains the importance of comprehensive eye exams for children.

Healthy Tips
Netflix's original series 'Unbelievable' Brings the Harsh Reality of Our World to Light

Netflix’s original series 'Unbelievable' is just that - unbelievable. The show is centered around 18-year-old Marie Adler who reports her own rape, and the spiral of emotions she suffers when she is forced to recant her story after police question her credibility. Based on a true story and filmed through the eyes of the victim, Netflix is creating a clear shift in the way we consume true crime.

Family Focus
Sports Injuries Discussed on BMore Lifestyle

Dr. James Baronas, Sports/Injury Specialist at GBMC, explains symptoms and treatment for childhood sports injuries.

Healthy Tips
Summer Health Maintenance

Dr. Kevin Ferentz, Chairman of Family Medicine at GBMC, explains dehydration, tick dangers, and other summer/fall concerns.

Healthy Tips
Childhood Hearing Assessment

Dr. Regina Presley, Senior Cochlear Implant Audiologist at the Presbyterian Board of Governors Cochlear Implant Center of Excellence at GBMC, explains the importance of childhood hearing screening and maintenance.

Healthy Tips
Safe Backpack Use

Physical Therapist, Christina Penny, DPT, OMPT, Active Life Physical Therapy, explains proper backpack usage.

Healthy Tips
Everything You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

Being faced with a prostate cancer diagnosis is an unsettling reality. However, if caught early, there is a lot hope for men with the disease. Prostate cancer typically grows very slowly, earning it the nickname "the snail of cancers," which thankfully means there's lots of time for treatment.

Healthy Tips
Prostate Cancer: What Every Man Should Know

One in nine men will be affected by prostate cancer at some point in his lifetime. But the good news is that if caught early, the five-year relative survival rate is nearly 100%

Family Focus
You Are Not Alone. We Are Here To Help

If you have been sexually assaulted, we want you to know that you're not alone. We're here to help 24/7, 365 days a year without any cost to you. Each patient is met by a forensic nurse and victim advocate, who can walk them through the process and discuss options.

Family Focus
Colonoscopy Cab

Take a ride in the Nancy Amato's "Colonoscopy Cab" and she'll do everything she can to make sure it's not a pain in your behind.

Healthy Tips
Gilchrist Grief Counseling

Gilchrist Cares clinical grief counselors Amanda Jaska, MA, LCPC, NCC, CT, and Dawn Tippett, MSW, LCSW-C, CT, discuss the grief counseling support available at Gilchrist, as well as share tips to care for yourself while grieving. Gilchrist is an affiliate of GBMC - Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Family Focus
Her Kidney Donation Plans Led to a Cancer Diagnosis

As Nancy Amato prepared to donate a kidney to her sister, her OB-GYN suggested getting a precautionary colonoscopy to ensure she was a viable donor. That colonoscopy uncovered a large mass in her colon that would later be diagnosed as Stage 2 colon cancer.

Patient Stories
Grief Support on Midday Maryland

Gilchrist is well known for providing compassionate hospice care, but its team also helps families and friends as they navigate the end of life for their loved one.

Family Focus
Day of Answers - Flu Prevention

GBMC physician, Dr. Jasmine Manley, answers questions about flu prevention and awareness in a recent WMAR Facebook Live interview! For more information visit gbmc.org.

Healthy Tips
Supracricoid Laryngectomy: George's Story

Meet George and learn more about the evaluation process for Supracricoid Laryngectomy with Ray G. Blanco, MD FACS and Barbara P. Messing, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S.

Patient Stories
How Elder Medical Care Services Can Help Your Loved One

As the health of older adults deteriorates due to illness and physical or mental decline, the ability to get out of the house to see a doctor becomes more limited. Elder medical care services fill the gap by bringing health care to the patient at home.

Family Focus
Friends Reunite to Fight Cancer

As Robin Ferguson, a nursing assistant trainer, stood in front of her classroom, she received a call that brought her to her knees.

Patient Stories
Keeping Your Brain Healthy As You Age - Perspectives in Medicine

Delia Chiaramonte, MD, Medical Director of Integrative and Palliative Care at GBMC HealthCare, talks about overall brain health and tips and tricks for staying on top of your game as you age.

Family Focus
Meet Your Leaders: Fred Hudson

Fred Hudson, GBMC's new Board of Directors Chair, shares his excitement about his new role and insight into where he thinks GBMC is headed.

Supporting Excellence
GBMC Thanks Dedicated Corporate Sponsor

Shade Construction, a commercial construction company in business for 42 years, is one of a handful of companies to support three of GBMC's four annual fundraising events. The Shade family supports the annual Golf Classic, the Father's Day 5K and Legacy Chase, not only with sponsorships, but by actively participating in each event because they have a strong desire to be with the people they are serving.

Supporting Excellence
France-Merrick Foundation, Partner in Primary Care

Through capacity building and program expansion, one of Maryland's largest private foundations has enabled GBMC to bring essential primary care services to the residents and alumni of the nonprofit, Helping Up Mission, as well as the surrounding Jonestown community, filling a void long open and needing to be addressed.

Supporting Excellence
University-level Research in a Community Setting

At GBMC's Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute, enrolling in clinical trials allows patients the opportunity to potentially benefit from the latest breakthroughs, even before they become standard approaches. We are grateful to the Kahlert Foundation for establishing an endowment to enable us to provide the best possible advantages to cancer patients.

Supporting Excellence
Stevenson Football Leads Support in Sexual Assault Awareness

GBMC's Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event raises funds to benefit the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence (DV) programs – which provide services at no cost to the victim and rely entirely on grants and donations. It also starts conversations about these important topics. Stevenson University took this learning opportunity outside the walls of their Owings Mills campus to engage one of the largest, most influential groups on campus: the football team.

Supporting Excellence
New, Dedicated Care Team Serving High-Risk Population

Individuals with chronic illnesses, behavioral health issues and personal barriers to accessing good healthcare don't always know where to turn. Often, the Emergency Department is the most convenient way to get care when they need it, but it doesn't truly help them get well. GBMC's new Complex Care Team does.

Supporting Excellence
Cancer Survivor Gives Back

After battling breast cancer in 2005, Sandi knew not to ignore the signals her body was giving that something might be wrong.

Patient Stories
The Luckiest Guy in the World

Arnie Honkofsky, who turned 75 years old at the end of August, is currently battling cancer for the fourth time, but it isn’t putting a damper on his life, his passions, or his desire to help others.

Patient Stories
BMORE Lifestyle - Healthy School Lunches

Get healthy and exciting lunch ideas from Dr. Denison at the Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center at GBMC.

BMore Lifestyle
GBMC Voices - Ep. 13 - Steven Schmitt

Meet Steven Schmitt: A Clinical Research Associate at GBMC

GBMC Voices
Healthy Summer Tips

Dr. Kevin Ferentz, Chairman of Family Medicine at GBMC Health Partners, discusses summertime health concerns - sunburns, ticks, and more!

Healthy Tips
Greater Living Live Discussing Gilchrist Counseling and Support

Amanda Jaska, MA, LCPC, NCC, CT, Clinical Bereavement Counselor at Gilchrist Counseling & Support discusses the bereavement services available at Gilchrist.

Around GBMC
Legacy Chase Announcement 2019

Around GBMC
Bringing Patient Care Into the Home

Gilchrist’s Elder Medical Care program is for individuals with serious illness who need coordinated care and guidance.

Patient Stories
Beyond treatment: How integrative medicine can help your cancer journey

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you want to fight the disease with everything you’ve got. However, the disease itself and the treatments you receive may leave you feeling tired, anxious, depressed and nauseous.

Healthy Tips
Greater Living Live Discussing Advance Care Management

Tracie L Schwoyer-Morgan, DNP, ANP-BC, Manager - Advance Care Management at Gilchrist - Palliative Medicine, discusses the similarities and differences between palliative and hospice care.

Around GBMC
August Summer Heat Concerns: What You Need to Know

August is known to be one of the hottest months in Maryland. Its high temperatures and humidity can be detrimental to everyone, particularly children and seniors.

Healthy Tips
Legacy Chase at Shawan Downs: An Opportunity to Celebrate, Support, and Grow

If you're looking to connect with your clients while having a little fun with your family, Legacy Chase is the perfect event for you.

Around GBMC
BMORE Lifestyle - Sugar Addiction & Weightloss

Dr. Dovec talks about the obesity epidemic and sugar addiction.

BMore Lifestyle
Peer Recovery Coaches Change Lives in the ED

Screening for substance abuse in the emergency department is saving lives at GBMC.

Around GBMC
Head & Neck Cancer Discussed with Dr. Ari Elman

Dr. Ari Elman, GBMC Medical Oncologist and Hematologist, discusses Head and Neck Cancer.

BMore Lifestyle
BMORE Lifestyle - Migraines

Michael Sellman, Neurologist and Division Chief of Neurology at GBMC, discusses migraine prevention and treatment during a BMORE Lifestyle interview.

BMore Lifestyle
BMORE Lifestyle - Child Life Explained

The GBMC Child Life Department is designed to normalize the hospital experience for children and their families. Learn more about the available services during this recent BMORE Lifestyle interview with Jennifer Seiler, Certified Child Life Specialist at GBMC.

BMore Lifestyle
Dizziness Explained on Midday Maryland

If you're concerned your dizziness could be a sign of a serious medical condition, GBMC - Greater Baltimore Medical Center Center for Neurology may be able to help. Find out more in this recent Midday Maryland interview with Dr. Oluwatosin Thompson, Neurologist at GBMC.

Healthy Tips
Ballpark Food Discussed on BMORE Lifestyle

Jana Wolff, RDN, LDN, Director of Nutrition at the GBMC Comprehensive Obesity Management Program offers healthy eating tips while visiting a sporting event.

BMore Lifestyle
Beat the Heat!

Know how to keep your family safe from heat related illnesses. Dr. Jeffrey Sternlicht, Department Chair of Emergency Medicine at GBMC, explains.

BMore Lifestyle
Thoracic Surgeons - Everything You Need to Know

Generally speaking, thoracic surgeons focus on the treatment of diseases within the chest cavity. Patients usually see a thoracic surgeon after being referred by another specialist when nonsurgical treatment options have been exhausted.

Healthy Tips
Urinary Incontinence - More Common than People Realize

Those affected by urinary incontinence often find it difficult or embarrassing to talk about, but it’s a much more common problem than most people realize.

Healthy Tips
Frequency of Kids Swallowing Foreign Objects Soars

Coins, toys, jewelry, button batteries, these are things you might find in your child’s piggy bank or toy box, right? A new study shows that these items can also be found in your kid’s stomach too! Dr. Laura Scott, Director of Pediatric Emergency/Inpatient Unit at GBMC, did not contribute to the study, but offers this explanation on why we are seeing such a major increase…

Podcasts
GBMC Voices - Ep. 12 - Kristal Wiggins

GBMC Voices
WATCH - The 2019 Art of Nursing Awards

Around GBMC
Avila Home Care - A New Service for the Community

Avila’s personalized home care complements the full range of services Gilchrist offers to people with serious illness and their families. Gilchrist chose Avila as its preferred provider because of its commitment to high-quality, person-centered care.

BMore Lifestyle
Wound Care Discussion on Midday Maryland

The Wound Center at GBMC uses the latest technology to heal chronic wounds, and the center boasts some of the best healing rates in the area.

Healthy Tips
Safety Changes Coming to GBMC ED

Behavioral and mental health is a growing and dynamic challenge within healthcare, and our community is no exception. Thanks to a generous gift from the Fancy Hill Foundation, our Emergency Department will now be equipped with the resources needed to not only optimize the care we provide but also improve the response time for our non-crisis patients awaiting care. It won't be an overnight fix, but it will fundamentally address both population's needs.

Supporting Excellence
GBMC Brings Primary Care to Baltimore City, with Helping Up Mission

Since 2010, GBMC has been at the forefront of comprehensive primary care in the region, transforming our healthcare delivery system and revolutionizing the patient care experience with an Advanced Primary Care Model utilized in 10 primary care sites throughout Baltimore and Harford Counties. Now, we are taking our model to Baltimore City.

Supporting Excellence
Jennifer Spahn, Excellence in GBMC Nursing

For 17 years, Jennifer Spahn, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Clinical Program Manager for the Nurse Residency Transition to Practice Program in the Baetjer Center for Nursing Excellence, has been committed to seeing fellow nurses succeed. Her hard work and dedication paid off, as she was honored this April as one of seven GBMC HealthCare nurses to be recognized in Baltimore magazine’s 2019 "Excellence in Nursing" issue.

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Wedded Bliss for Grateful Patients at GBMC's Chapel

After a health scare and a cancer diagnosis, Joyce and Doug Barnes, who have been together 18 years, came to realize the most important things in life were each other – the family and the life they were building together. When they decided to finally make it official, GBMC's Chapel seemed like the perfect place.

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Long-time, Thoughtful GBMC Employee Remembered

After being diagnosed with advanced adenoid cystic carcinoma that had metastasized to multiple major organs at age 68, Diane McCabe had three weeks. She asked her only daughter, Jennifer McCabe, for a notepad and pen.

Supporting Excellence
Howard County Students Support GBMC Kids

Heading into surgery can be a scary expedition for a child. GBMC is lucky to have Child Life Specialists available to walk children through this process, especially with a little help from some local kids providing special bags with toys to promote alternate focus.

Supporting Excellence
BMORE Lifestyle - Cancer Survivorship

Learn more about survivorship at GBMC by visiting www.gbmc.org/survivorship

BMore Lifestyle
RECAP of the 2019 GBMC Art of Nursing Event

Nursing is often referred to as the art of science, knowledge and caring. At GBMC HealthCare we celebrate the Art of Nursing and each of its components through our Nursing Recognition Program. The program is structured in a way that recognizes nursing staff who exemplify and embody the fundamental elements of the art of nursing within their field.

Around GBMC
Our Journey in the NICU

July 18, 2013 was the scariest day of our lives. Our daughter, Journey, was born at 23 weeks and 1-day gestation. She only weighed 1.3 lbs., just a little more than a can of beans.

Patient Stories
Twins' Tickets Out of the NICU

Our fraternal twins, Dylan and Reagan, were born at 33 weeks and 2 days on October 14, 2018, and their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) journey started the same day. My husband Chris and I felt helpless and it seemed as if nothing could’ve consoled our heartache and worry.

Patient Stories
Hypothermia Saved Our Son’s Life

If there's a "red flag" of concern that my son Preston can raise, he will wave that flag with gusto. It was that way during pregnancy and he absolutely continued the trend with his birth.

Patient Stories
Grilled Rockfish with Asparagus

The Sleeved Chef, Michael Salamon, and Jana Wolff, RD LDN, prepare grilled rockfish with asparagus on the side. A perfect meal for nice summer day!

Recipes
BMORE Lifestyle explains osteoporosis

Dr. James Johnston, GBMC Health Partners Orthopaedic Surgeon and Dr. Ruth Horowitz, Chief-Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. discuss osteoporosis - prevention and symptoms on BMORE Lifestyle.

BMore Lifestyle
Avoid Medication Mishaps

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 700,000 adverse drug events — injuries resulting from the use of medication — that result in hospital emergency room visits each year. Many of these events could have been prevented if information about adverse drug reactions and general medication safety had been more well known.

Healthy Tips
GBMC Lean Daily Management featured on Midday Maryland

Lean Daily Management (LDM) reaffirms our commitment to excellence in patient care and safety.

Around GBMC
GBMC Experts Discuss Osteoporosis

Dr. James Johnston, GBMC Health Partners Orthopaedic Surgeon and Ruth Horowitz, MD, Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism at GBMC, discuss prevention and symptoms of osteoporosis.

Healthy Tips
Dr. Oluwatosin Thompson

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Dr. Oluwatosin Thompson, a neurologist at GBMC, discusses stroke signs and treatment options.

Healthy Tips
Alarming Findings About Teenager Suicidal Behavior

Alarming results from a recent study showed that the number of U.S. teenagers who attempted suicide or had suicidal thoughts have doubled over a nine-year period. Dr. Laura Scott, Director of Pediatric Emergency/Inpatient Unit at GBMC, did not contribute to the study, but says that she was concerned about the results.

Podcasts
Dr. Robert Brookland Discusses Prostate Cancer

Dr. Robert Brookland, Radiation Oncologist at GBMC, talks about prostate cancer.

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GBMC Voices - Ep. 11 - Mary Ford

She may be relatively new to GBMC, but Mary Ford, CRNP, a nurse practitioner in Labor and Delivery, has been a nurse for more than 40 years and a nurse practitioner for 16 years. "If I didn't care about people, I wouldn't be in it for a lifetime career."

GBMC Voices
GBMC Receives High Rating from The Leapfrog Group

Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) received its second consecutive “A” grade from a national hospital-safety organization.

Around GBMC
Diet Sabotaging Foods

Jana Wolff, RDN, LDN, GBMC’s Director of Nutrition at the Comprehensive Obesity Management Program (COMP), shares important information about foods that can sabotage your healthy diet.

Healthy Tips
The Longest 53 Days of Our Lives

We had no reason to think I wouldn’t have a healthy pregnancy and normal delivery. That changed on April 3, 2018. I walked into GBMC at 29 weeks and 6 days with terrible swelling and a severe headache.

Patient Stories
In the Place We Needed to Be

My pregnancy with our son, Brayden, was textbook. There were no issues, and nothing to be concerned about. When my water broke 7 weeks early, my husband Justin and I had no idea what to expect.

Patient Stories
GBMC Sleeved Chef Mother's Day Brunch

Join us as we create a Mothers Day brunch on What's Cooking with Jana Wolff, RD and The Sleeved Chef!

Recipes
Are you at risk of having a stroke? Stroke 101: Know the risks

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strokes strike 795,000 Americans — and result in 140,000 deaths — annually. Risks do increase with age, but a stroke can affect anyone at any time, and they’re a leading cause of disability in those who survive.

Healthy Tips
Discussing the Importance of Diabetic Foot Care

People with diabetes are susceptible to two serious types of foot problems that result from extended periods of high blood sugar levels: nerve damage and poor circulation.

Healthy Tips
Orthopaedic Surgeon Discusses Osteoporosis

James Johnston, MD, orthopaedic surgeon for GBMC Health Partners – Orthopaedics, explains osteoporosis risk factors and treatments available.

Healthy Tips
Sexual Violence and Where People Can Go For Help

Laura Clary, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, Clinical Program Manager of the SAFE and Domestic Violence Program at GBMC HealthCare, explains the resources available for victims of sexual violence.

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Orthopaedic Surgeon Discusses Injury Prevention

James Johnston, MD, orthopaedic surgeon for GBMC Health Partners – Orthopaedics, explains injuries that runners may experience and how to prevent or treat them.

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Keeping Your Voice Healthy

Barbara Messing, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, FASHA, Director of the Milton J Dance Jr. Head and Neck Center at GBMC, explains how to keep your voice healthy.

Healthy Tips
Screen Time Discussion on BMORE Lifestyle

GBMC’s Chairman Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Timothy Doran, answers the question "How much screen time is too much?"

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GBMC Voices - Ep. 10 - Corin Mauldin

"There really is something so rewarding when you get to discharge a baby home," says Corin Mauldin, RN, one of the many amazing nurses at GBMC's NICU.

GBMC Voices
Nearly New Sale Discussed on Midday Maryland

It's time for the GBMC Nearly New Sale!

Around GBMC
BMORE Lifestyle - What is Advance Care Planning

Watch Gilchrist's Chief Medical Officer, W. Anthony Riley, MD as he answers "What is Advance Care Planning?" in an interview with BMore Lifestyle.

Healthy Tips
Watch Out For These Oral Cancer Warning Signs

Healthy Tips
GBMC Facebook Live Discussing Resources for Victims of Sexual Violence

April is Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Month. Laura Clary, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, Clinical Program Manager of GBMC's SAFE and Domestic Violence Program, explains the support available at GBMC to help victims of sexual violence.

Healthy Tips
Baltimore Magazine’s Best Nurses are at GBMC!

Seven of GBMC HealthCare’s outstanding nurses have been recognized in Baltimore magazine’s 2019 “Excellence in Nursing” issue! Nominations were collected from across the region and 50 winners in 21 specialties were selected by a panel of nurse advisors. GBMC is extremely proud of all its caregivers and congratulates the following nurses on their well-deserved honor:

Around GBMC
How the Opioid Crisis Has Transformed Emergency Medicine at GBMC

One morning, in just a matter of hours, the Greater Baltimore Medical Center emergency room ran out of naloxone — the drug that treats opioid overdose.

Healthy Tips
Grey's Anatomy is Setting the Tone for the Future of Television

If you’re a Grey’s Anatomy fan, you’re probably used to the emotional rollercoaster of each episode that touches your heart and brings you to tears. The hour-long episode addressed some rather difficult topics such as consent, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Here are some reasons why Grey’s Anatomy and its producers are setting the tone for the future of television.

Family Focus
Bmore Lifestyle - Colon and Rectal Cancer Discussed

Colorectal cancer can be prevented. Dr. Nina Ferraris, GBMC Colon & Rectal Surgeon, explains how you can reduce your risk of colon and rectal cancer.

BMore Lifestyle
When to take your kids to the Emergency Room vs. Pediatrician

Dr. Laura Scott, Director of the Pediatric Inpatient and Emergency Unit at GBMC, explains when children should go to the pediatrician and when they should go to the emergency department.

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Breast Cancer Hidden Scar Surgery

Hidden Scar Surgery is a technique used to limit surgical scars for women with breast cancer. Sara P. Fogarty, DO, FACS, GBMC Breast Surgeon and Associate Director of the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center at GBMC, explains.

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Bmore Lifestyle - Cervical Cancer Explained

Dr. Kimberly Levinson, Associate Director Gynecologic Oncology at GBMC explains cervical cancer prevention and screening.

BMore Lifestyle
New Look for Walk a Mile Event

In the fourth year of hosting Walk a Mile in Their Shoes, our signature fundraising event for the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence (DV) Program at GBMC, co-chairs Fred Chan, MD, and former chair of GBMC's Board of Directors, Bonnie Stein, are looking to take it to the next level.

Supporting Excellence
Local Salon Teams Up to Support Co-worker

In October 2018, All About Me Salon & Spa in Towson hosted their third golf tournament in hair stylist Amy's honor, with all proceeds going to GBMC's Sandra & Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center.

Supporting Excellence
NICU Room Named for the Family of James Richard Awalt

J. Richard Awalt passed away on May 3, 2016, leaving a $250,000 provision in his estate plans to GBMC to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). His compassion for children extended beyond his own four to the community, and will live on through the care GBMC is able to give to sick and premature infants.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Pat King

Pat King, a volunteer for GBMC for the past five years, draws on personal experience to give advice and comfort to anyone who walks in the door. His wife, Nancy, lost her battle with breast cancer six years ago. And the great care she received was the impetus for his return to volunteer and give back.

Supporting Excellence
Founding Donor Invests in Cochlear Implant Center

The Presbyterian Eye, Ear & Throat Charity Hospital Board of Governors' recent leadership gift created a permanent and lasting legacy within the walls of GBMC that will sustain and grow the Cochlear Implant Center to serve as a national model for other cochlear implant centers around the globe.

Supporting Excellence
Dr. Randy Capone: 'Can't Say Enough Good Things'

Dr. Randy Capone changed many families' lives through his work in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and especially children through the Cleft Lip & Palate team. But Dr. Capone's presence left an indelible mark that went well beyond physical appearance.

Supporting Excellence
Tom Lansdale: A Doctor and A Friend

Tom Lansdale was a doctor's doctor. Truly encompassing the notion of patient-centered care, Dr. Lansdale, who died in January 2019, looked at each patient, truly, as a friend.

Supporting Excellence
Patient Safety at GBMC

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We're Here to Walk Alongside You

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been a victim of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner at one point in their lives. If you are one of these people, we're here to walk alongside you.

Family Focus
Orthopaedic injury? Here’s what to know – and when to seek help

Around GBMC
IBS? Here's the Proper Treatment

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, bringing digestive issues front and center. Digestive disorders can affect the upper or lower gastrointestinal system, from the esophagus and stomach to the intestines and colon.

Healthy Tips
Why they didn't leave...

Written on these signs are reasons why sexual assault and domestic violence survivors in our community didn't leave their abusers.

Family Focus
Sleep 101: What to do if you are having trouble sleeping

What to do if you are having trouble sleeping: An Infographic

Healthy Tips
What You Need To Know About the Keto Diet

Rebecca Denison, RD, LDN, CDE, Doctor of Integrated Medicine at GBMC's Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center appears on BMORE Liferstyle to talk about the Keto diet.

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GBMC Sleeved Chef Prepares Chili & Lemon Thyme Wings

There's nothing better on a cold winter night than a nice hot, comforting meal! Join Jana Wolff RD and The Sleeved Chef as they prepare healthy chili and lemon thyme chicken wings.

Recipes
Managing High Blood Pressure

Jordyn Jersey, CRNP, of GBMC Health Partners Medicine for Adults discusses high blood pressure on Midday Maryland.

Healthy Tips
SAFE and Sound

Your partner has just beaten and strangled you, and assaulted your 8-month-old baby. Two of your other children, ages 3 and 11 years, were there to witness the crime. You live in the United States, but don’t speak the language. You’re alone, terrified, and in pain. You’ve been betrayed by the very person who is supposed to love you most, and your entire life has been turned upside down.

Family Focus
Keep the Heart of Your Valentine Healthy with Dark Chocolate and Red Wine

Rebecca Denison, Doctor of Integrative Medicine and Dietitian/Diabetes Educator, talks about the benefits of dark chocolate and red wine.

Podcasts
Valerie Weir Discusses how to end Teen Dating Violence

Valerie Weir, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, CMSRN, SAFE Domestic Violence Program Coordinator, discusses on BMORE Lifestyle how to stop teen dating violence.

Family Focus
Valerie Weir Discusses Sexual Assault on BMORE Lifestyle

Valerie Weir, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, CMSRN, SAFE Domestic Violence Program Coordinator, discusses on BMORE Lifestyle how to stop teen dating violence and sexual assault.

Family Focus
Netflix's 'You' - not as far from reality as you might think

Netflix's hit series, 'You,' focuses on a man who is obsessed over a woman to the point where he will stop at nothing to be with her. This is not lust, and this is not love - this is a dangerous obsession. This is stalking. This is intimate partner violence.

Family Focus
GBMC Fights Back against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

A 32-year-old female came to GBMC's Emergency Department, reporting an arm injury. She was accompanied by her husband. GBMC routinely screens every patient for signs of domestic violence, and even though the patient did not disclose abuse, the nurse suspected there was something the patient could not say in her husband's presence.

Family Focus
Singing the Praises of the Johns Hopkins Voice Center at GBMC

The Johns Hopkins Voice Center located at Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s (GBMC) Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head & Neck Surgery Center is hitting the right notes as it mends damaged voices with a little help from Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

Around GBMC
A Day in the Life of the Wound Center at GBMC

The Wound Center at GBMC is committed to focusing on treating and healing a patient using the newest technologies alongside traditional therapies.

Around GBMC
BMORE Lifestyle - Expert Tips for Reaching Your Weight Loss Goals

Dr. Elizabeth Dovec, Bariatric Surgeon and Medical Director of GBMC's Comprehensive Obesity Management Program at GBMC, sat down with Christina Denny of BMORE Lifestyle to discuss tips for reaching your weight loss goals in 2019.

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BMORE Lifestyle - Discussing Pelvic Floor Disorders

Joan Blomquist, MD, Chief of the division of Urogynecology, discussed pelvic floor disorders and other urogynecologic conditions on BMORE Lifestyle.

BMore Lifestyle
Dr. Kimberly Levinson Discusses New Findings in Gynecologic Surgery Study

Podcasts
GYN Cancer: Are you at risk for a gynecologic cancer

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, an initiative that seeks to educate women about the issues and conditions that lead to more than 13,000 new diagnoses of invasive cervical cancer each year in the U.S. However, cervical cancer is just one of the gynecological cancers women may face during their lifetimes.

Family Focus
Effectively Losing Weight this Year

Whatever the motivation, one of the most common New Year's resolutions is to lose weight. Learn to do it effectively!

Healthy Tips
Prostate Cancer Discussion with Dr. Robert Brookland

Dr. Robert Brookland, Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at GBMC, explains important information about prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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The Easiest Ways to Meet Your New Year’s Resolutions - Infographic

Follow these suggestions from Jana Wolff, RD, for easy ways to boost your health in 2019.

Healthy Tips
Consignment Sale Space is Nearly New

The Nearly New Sale has been a tradition long before GBMC existed. The first sale, led by the women's committee from the Hospital for the Women of Maryland of Baltimore City, took place in 1955, and today, the warehouse on Farmhouse Hill famous for the sale is need of some TLC.

Supporting Excellence
Dr. Rob Brookland: The Author of Cancer Screenings

Treating oncology patients in the Baltimore community is rewarding work for GBMC's Chairman for the Department of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Rob Brookland. But he didn't want his impact to end there.

Supporting Excellence
Keep Your Resolutions Past February!

Many people use the start of the year to reset their focus on health, resolving to exercise more and to improve their eating habits. Regardless of the goal, the majority of people who make New Year's resolutions don't keep them.

Family Focus
Justin Slavin, MD, Discusses Minimally Invasive Surgery

Greater Baltimore Neurosurgical Associates at GBMC can help alleviate pain with minimally invasive surgical and non surgical options.

Healthy Tips
Eating Healthy for the Holidays with Jana Wolff, RD

Jana Wolff, RD, discusses on BMORE Lifestyle about eating healthy during the holidays!

BMore Lifestyle
Dr. Justin Slavin Discusses Neurosurgery and Pain Management

Dr. Justin Slavin, GBMC - Greater Baltimore Medical Center Neurosurgeon, and Dr. Inai Mkandawire, DO, FAAPMR, and Physician at KureSmart Pain Management at GBMC, answer questions about pain management on GBMC Facebook Live with WMAR!

Healthy Tips
Recovering from Grief

Grief was the main driver in both Leigh's and Lorraine’s weight gain. The mother and daughter experienced losses together and both turned to food for relief.

Patient Stories
The Sleeved Chef Prepares Holiday Appetizers!

See the Sleeved Chef again making Turkey Bacon-Wrapped Scallops and other holiday appetizers!

Recipes
Help for Holiday Depression and Anxiety

The holidays are often thought of as the happiest time of the year, but for many, this simply isn’t the case. Read more about depression and anxiety during the holidays.

Healthy Tips
6 Reasons Why Your Wound Won't Heal

Contrary to popular belief, time doesn’t necessarily heal all wounds.

Healthy Tips
Meet Your Leaders: Christina Fitts

Christina is one of GBMC's newest members on the Board of Directors. In her entrepreneurial and civic service endeavors throughout the past 25 years, she has supported customers across various industries in the federal, private and nonprofit sectors both nationally and internationally, and has become well-connected with other civic leaders – in true Baltimore fashion.

Supporting Excellence
Pelvic Floor Disorders: Don't Suffer in Silence

Stephanie A. Jacobs, MD, a female pelvic reconstructive surgeon and member of the GBMC Health Partners – Urogynecology team, notes that pelvic floor disorders can be painful, uncomfortable to live with, and difficult to discuss. Help is available, though, and women should not suffer in silence.

Podcasts
The Jan D. Marshall Center of Excellence for the Treatment of Alstrom Syndrome at GBMC

In early December, GBMC honored Robin and Jan by naming the Jan D. Marshall Center of Excellence for the Treatment of Alstrom Syndrome in GBMC’s Harvey Institute for Human Genetics.

Supporting Excellence
BMORE Lifestyle - Healthy Eating for People with Diabetes

Registered Dietitian Rebecca Denison, of GBMC's Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center, provides some healthy holiday eating tips for people who have diabetes.

Healthy Tips
Keeping Your Child Athlete Healthy with Sports Injury Specialist, Dr. James Baronas

Dr. James Baronas, Primary Care Physician and Sports Injury Specialist at GBMC, spoke at a Jemma Financial Services event for families of student athletes to discuss sports injury prevention among adolescents.

Healthy Tips
She Didn't Recognize Herself

Ebony will never forget the day she saw her friend's wedding pictures. She generally avoided being in photographs or tried to hide in the back, but that wasn't an option this time.

Patient Stories
Breast Care Recommendations from Dr. Sara Fogarty

Dr. Sara Fogarty, DO, FACS, Breast Surgeon at The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Christina & Chardelle from BMORE Lifestyle discuss breast cancer myths.

BMore Lifestyle
Antibiotics and Super Bugs

Naaseha F. Rizvi, Pharm.D. Lead Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at GBMC explains what superbugs are and what needs to be done to reduce the rate of antibiotic resistance.

BMore Lifestyle
Mind, Body, and Stress Management for Cancer Patients

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Integrative Medicine for Cancer Patients with Dr. Delia Chiaramonte

Integrative Medicine services include integrative nutrition consultations, evidence-supported approaches to the use of supplements in cancer treatment and mind-body therapies.

Around GBMC
GBMC Voices - Ep. 9 - Antoine White

"I care for people, I know who I love and help them." Meet Antoine White, one of our awesome Patient Transporters in the hospital

GBMC Voices
A Mystery Solved, A Gift Shared

The story begins in February 1966, when GBMC’s chapel was first dedicated.

Around GBMC
Trapped in Her Body

Candi had developed a "toxic relationship" with food. It was always there to comfort her when she needed it...but it was also her biggest problem.

Patient Stories
How at risk for Lung Cancer are You?

Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer in the United States for both men and women. Check out this infographic to learn more

Healthy Tips
NICU Recognized by the Maryland Patient Safety Center

The NICU at GBMC was recognized by the Maryland Patient Safety Center for excellence in implementing new measures to improve the care of infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Around GBMC
Valerie Weir Discusses Strategies to Reduce Domestic Violence

Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. And it goes beyond physical and sexual abuse. It also includes verbal or emotional maltreatment, financial exploitation and even digital abuse.

Podcasts
The Day That Changed Everything

Jose thought this day was going to be like every other, but he couldn't have been more wrong.

Patient Stories
Gilchrist’s New Integrative Medicine Program Focuses on Quality of Life for Cancer Patients

Family Focus
She Couldn't Look in the Mirror

Adrianna was very aware of how overweight she was and began to have serious self-esteem issues.

Patient Stories
GBMC Voices - Ep. 8 - Security

Security officers here at GBMC do more than just keep our patients and visitors safe.

GBMC Voices
Women's and Outpatient Surgical Center

Women’s and Outpatient Surgical Center 

Around GBMC
A Day in the Life of Spiritual Support

A Day in the Life of Spiritual Support at GBMC

Around GBMC
BMORE Lifestyle - Discussing Depression

Psychiatrist Catherine Harrison-Restelli, MD, at Sheppard Pratt, discusses on BMORE Lifestyle discusses some of the facts and resources for you or any loved ones experiencing or suffering from depression.

BMore Lifestyle
Are Decorative Contact Lenses Safe to Wear?

Dr. Allison Jensen wants to remind parents about the value of protecting their child’s eyes against serious injuries or infections resulting from wearing cosmetic, or decorative, contact lenses.

Podcasts
Day in the Life of a GBMC Orthopaedic Surgeon

GBMC Health Partners - Orthopaedics offer a full range of orthopaedic services including surgical and non-surgical treatments, physical therapy, fracture repair, and more.

Around GBMC
GBMC SAFE Program & Fill the House campaign

The SAFE Program at GBMC is specifically trained and certified by the Maryland Board of Nursing to care for victims of rape, sexual assault, child abuse, and intimate partner violence.

Around GBMC
You Miss a Word, You Miss the Point - A Cochlear Implant Success Story

A well known banker, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and mentor to his community, Bob suffered from progressive hearing loss since he was a teenager.

Patient Stories
Clinical Trials at the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute

Every cancer patient deserves a hospital that is always searching for the newest and most appropriate treatments.

Around GBMC
Oncology Support Services for the Entire Family at the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute

Too often, cancer treatment is approached as a purely physical battle. What can be left unaddressed is the toll treatment takes on a patient’s life outside the hospital walls.

Family Focus
A Team Approach to Fighting Cancer at the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute

When facing cancer, the way forward can look daunting and uncertain. At GBMC, an entire team is here to lead each patient through this journey.

Around GBMC
Breast Cancer Detection: How to Get a Better Mammogram

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will be personally affected by breast cancer during their lifetime, and early detection can improve prognosis and survival.

Healthy Tips
Lifesaving Advice: What You Need to Know about Smokeless Tobacco

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, causing harm to nearly every major organ in the body and responsible for more than 480,000 deaths yearly in the U.S.

Healthy Tips
Speaking with Patients about Cochlear and Hearing Loss

Mary Beth Marsden talks to patients about their journeys with hearing loss.

Patient Stories
Combating Obesity and Diabetes at GBMC HealthCare

For many people, controlling weight gain is a daily struggle. Our team works with individuals to coordinate a plan specific to their needs.

Around GBMC
Even Before Hospice, There's Gilchrist - Elder Medical Care at GBMC HealthCare

Gilchrist is known for its compassionate care at the end of life. But they offer so much more than hospice.

Around GBMC
The Vein Center Visits Midday Maryland

The Vein Center visits Midday Maryland.

Around GBMC
Child Life Specialist Visits Midday Maryland

Midday Maryland discusses GBMC's Child Life program.

Around GBMC
BMORE Lifestyle - Spiritual Support Services

J. Joseph Hart, Director of Spiritual Support Services at GBMC, talks about the importance of providing spiritual and emotional support to our patients.

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Discussing Parent Services on Midday Maryland

Lanny Dowell talks about the services available to new and expecting parents.

Around GBMC
Working Hard to Keep People Healthy

It might come as a surprise for some to know that GBMC HealthCare’s primary goal is to keep people from being admitted to the hospital.

Healthy Tips
BMORE Lifestyle - Hearing Loss

Do you know the signs of hearing loss and where you can go to find help? Dr. Regina Presley of the GBMC HealthCare Cochlear Implant Center addressed your important questions about hearing loss with Chardelle Moore & Christina Denny co-hosts of BMORE Lifestyle.

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Discussing GBMC Nursing on Midday Maryland

What's different about a nursing career at GBMC?

Around GBMC
A New Sense of Boldness

Despite her desire to lose weight, Gerri didn't have the tools to make it happen.

Patient Stories
Dr. Sam Hahn discusses facial plastic and reconstructive surgery after domestic violence situations

Dr. Samuel Hahn of GBMC spoke with Elsa M. on Midday Maryland about the Face to Face Program. GBMC is a proud partner of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) Face to Face Program.

Healthy Tips
BMORE Lifestyle - Legacy Chase

Bernadette Peterson Debra Acker and discuss GBMC's upcoming event Legacy Chase at Shawan Downs with its theme: Hats, Horses and Hope on September 29th.

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BMORE Lifestyle - Lice

GBMC Pediatrician Dr. Rachel Plotnick discusses head lice and how to treat them on BMORE Lifestyle!

BMore Lifestyle
How to Recover from a Lower Back Injury So You Can Run Again

Healthy Tips
Bulging veins? When to seek help for leg problems

Early indications of a leg vein problem can include pain, heaviness, itching and swelling. Dr. Jennifer Heller recommends patients seek help as soon as leg vein issues begin to limit your ability to do the things you want.

Healthy Tips
Dr. Regina Presley Speaks About Hearing Loss

Dr. Regina Presley, senior cochlear implant audiologist at GBMC, stresses that you don’t have to live in a world of muted, less distinct sounds.

Podcasts
A Change That Would Last

"I was always the big guy."

Patient Stories
A Day in the Life of Operating Room Nurses

Follow a day in the life with the team of general operating room nurses at GBMC.

Around GBMC
Changes and Facility Improvements at GBMC

GBMC is always iterating to ensure our facilities can offer the best care possible, the kind of care we would want for our own family members. To that end, we have been busy thus far in 2018, designing effective ways to serve our community, better.

Supporting Excellence
A New Hospice Center to Care for the City’s Most Vulnerable

Gilchrist Center Baltimore's vision is bold: caring for the most underprivileged and underserved patients at the end of life, ensuring they have access to safe, compassionate care, regardless of background or ability to pay. And that mission on Eutaw Street has helped countless individuals die with dignity. But after 30 years operating out of several 130-year-old deteriorating rowhouses that aren't up to code, it's time for a change.

Supporting Excellence
In Memory of Lefty: The Fisher and the Man

Maryland native Bernard Victor "Lefty" Kreh was a big name with a small ego. It is fitting he would become friends with a GBMC physician with the same descriptor.

Supporting Excellence
Language to Show You Care

Healthcare is a complex field with many learned, technical skills needed to practice at the top of your game. For anyone from physicians to nurses, techs to administrative professionals, executing quickly and effectively in such a busy, ever-changing environment is mandatory. Which is why taking it back to basics is just what the doctor ordered.

Supporting Excellence
Volunteer Spotlight: Rodica Johnson

For Rodica Johnson, what started out as a volunteer tribute to her late husband, Lincoln, became dedicated volunteer service and leadership for GBMC's Volunteer Auxiliary.

Supporting Excellence
Finally Getting Relief

While he was diagnosed quickly, it took more than a decade for Dan to get the right treatment.

Patient Stories
Can Ear Infections Cause Hearing Loss in Kids?

Did you know that ear infections are the most common cause of hearing loss in kids?

Healthy Tips
BMORE Lifestyle - Legacy Chase

Gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Kimberly Levinson, and clinical social worker, Bunny Ebling, talk about the upcoming Legacy Chase celebration and how its proceeds go to directly help patients.

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BMORE Lifestyle - NICU

Dr. Birenbaum, Director of Neonatology at GBMC, to Christina Denny and Chardelle Moore on BMORE Lifestyle on MYTV 24 Baltimore about the brand new NICU and how it helps us provide the best care for our tiniest and most vulnerable patients.

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BMORE Lifestyle - GBMC Simulation Innovation Learning Center

Deborah Higgins, RN, MS of GBMC's Simulation Innovation Learning Center, talks about the benefits of creating real-life hospital situations to properly train individuals in the medical field.

Around GBMC
GBMC Voices - Ep. 7 - Lucy

Lucy Lee talks about what it's like to be a Clinical Pharmacist at GBMC.

GBMC Voices
Find out once and for all about what to do about your back pain

Aching back? Pain down your legs? You’re not alone. In fact, back pain and its side effects are some of the most common types of chronic pain in the United States, according to Dr. Justin Slavin, a neurosurgeon at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Healthy Tips
The Easiest Way to Prevent Disease

There are a lot of myths surrounding the topic of vaccines and it's important to know the truth about them.

Healthy Tips
BMORE Lifestyle - Doula Services

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BMORE Lifestyle - Eye Health

Ophthalmologist Dr. Tanvi Shah from GBMC's Opthalmology department speaks to Christina Denny and Chardelle Moore on BMORE Lifestyle on MYTV 24 Baltimore about the importance of eye health and what you can do to protect your eyes.

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BMORE Lifestyle - Vegan Diets

Registered Dietitian Lisa Davis, RDN, LDN, CDE, talks with Christina Denny and Chardelle Moore on BMORE Lifestyle on MYTV 24 Baltimore about eating vegan

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BMORE Lifestyle - Eating Vegan

Registered Dietitian Nancy Glaser, MS, RD, CDE, talks with Christina Denny and Chardelle Moore on BMORE Lifestyle on MYTV 24 Baltimore about eating vegan

BMore Lifestyle
Protecting Your Skin This Summer

Dr. Kevin Ferentz, Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at GBMC, participates in an interactive discussion about caring for your skin in the summer.

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An Emphasis on Behavioral Health at Our Advanced Primary Care Centers

Being well doesn’t just mean your physical health, it's about your mental health too.

Around GBMC
Despite the Similar Acronyms, IBD and IBS are Quite Different

There are many people who confuse IBD with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, which is a different diagnosis than inflammatory bowel disease. Despite the similar acronyms and that both share some debilitating bowel symptoms, these conditions are actually very different. Dr. Diana Whitehead, a GBMC gastroenterologist with a special interest in inflammatory diseases, explains.

Podcasts
Keep Your Balance: Prevent Falls Before They Happen

No one likes to think about it, but as you age, your risk of falling and injuring yourself increases.

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A Day in the Life of Interventional Radiology Nurses

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New PSA Guidelines

Dr. Benjamin Lowentritt explains the new guidelines for PSA screening set by the United States Preventive Service Task Force.

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GBMC Voices - Ep. 6 - Iesha

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Protect your knees from surgery with these 8 simple ways

Osteoarthritis is a common wear-and-tear type of arthritis that occurs when the knee's protective cartilage wears away and causes pain, stiffness and loss of motion.

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7 Essential Things to Know About Your Lymphatic System

Coffee enemas, dry brushing, juicing, essential oils — these aren’t just new-age health trends. All have been touted for a common and serious condition of the lymphatic system called lymphedema.

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Care Integration with GBMC Health Partners

Healthcare is a confusing maze. It’s a scary, complicated and ever-shifting landscape. Without guidance, knowing where to go and what steps to take can feel like a guessing game.

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Help Save a Life by Donating at the Next Red Cross Blood Drive

According to the American Red Cross, someone in America receives a blood transfusion every two seconds. Five million patients will need blood this year. The good news is that it’s easy to help!

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Is Chemotherapy Necessary for Treating Breast Cancer?

Paul Celano, MD, FACP, FASCO, Herman and Walter Samuelson Medical Director of the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute, discusses a recent study that suggests that chemotherapy may not be necessary for all types of breast cancer.

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Safe Summer Travels

No one likes to think about being sick on vacation.

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GBMC Voices - Ep. 5 - Tracy

"It's important to me that the patients are educated on what's going on...I try to explain to them the procedures and involve their families as much as possible."

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GBMC Responds to MedStar Pediatric ED Closing

The closing of MedStar Franklin Square Hospital's pediatric emergency department and child abuse program left a significant gap in care for many, especially the Southeast Baltimore County community. While GBMC's Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence programs were already on an accelerated advancement path, this new – and unexpected – development certainly put their plans on a fast track.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Andrew Yang

After a grueling four years of college, most pre-med students would enjoy some much-needed time off before the fast-paced and nonstop grind of medical school began. Not Andrew Yang.

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New Event to Support Nursing

On April 30, GBMC hosted an event that – while a little unconventional – honored a man who himself was a little unconventional: our first annual clay shoot to support nursing excellence.

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Meet Your Leaders: Delbert Adams

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Building Partnerships to Benefit Patients

GBMC Health Partners believes the patient/provider relationship should be a partnership based on trust. The best interests of the patient will be foremost in the mind and approach of each physician or provider.

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You Are #NotJustaNurse

It is predicted that by the year 2025, the United States will have a shortage of more than 12,000 nurses at the bedside. This national nursing shortage has been the impetus for GBMC to think outside the box in our recruitment and retention of nurses. With so many choices for healthcare employment in the Baltimore area, and more volume in our system than ever before, it was time to get creative.

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The Stradtners, Giving From the Heart

Motivation for philanthropy comes in many shapes and forms, but for Jim and Jackie Stradtner, giving is personal.

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Changing Their Lives Together

Nicki and Shannon have always been close, even for twins. They share almost everything — including their struggle with weight.

Patient Stories
What to Eat When You Have Cancer

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How to Cope with a Cancer Diagnosis

A survivorship nurse takes us through the journey of helping patients handle a difficult time.

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Sports Drinks Intake on the Rise with Teens

Sodas for the longest time have been the beverage of choice for teenagers, but new research shows that teens are now substituting sports drinks for sodas. A recent study which appears in the Journal of Pediatrics, indicates that while drinking soda among adolescents has decreased, the intake of sports drinks has slightly increased. Dr. Theresa Nguyen, Assistant Chair of Pediatrics at GBMC, explains the study.

Podcasts
The Difference Between Stroke and TIA

According to the CDC, Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in Americans and the leading cause of serious disability for adults. But did you know it's possible to suffer from a stroke without showing any of the FAST symptoms? Dr. James Bernheimer, Director of GBMC's Stroke program explains why.

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GBMC Voices - Ep. 3 - Desiree

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GBMC Voices - Ep. 4 - Angelica

"I've become a medical assistance because I like to help people, make sure they're taken care of. I like to make people smile, make sure their health is in good condition. And I want to continue to strive to be the best person that I am." Meet Angelica, a Medical Assistant at Family Care Associates at GBMC.

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Flip Flop discussion with Dr. Jamie Johnston

Flip flops are easy to love. They’re easy to wear and help to keep your feet cool but extended daily wear can lead to foot or back pain.

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Dr. Birenbaum Goes on Midday Maryland

Dr. Birenbaum talks about exciting updates happening in the NICU.

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5 Things You Should Know About Caring for Your Eyes

If you experience eye pain, irritation, redness, itching or blurry vision, you're not alone. Most people are likely to experience an eye problem or vision issue at some point, and the potential for problems increases with age.

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: What is it like to work with the tiniest and most fragile patients?

The most fragile (and tiniest) patients are cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, best known as the NICU.

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A New Start

A few years ago, Laura Gorrell looked at the trajectory of her life and didn't like the picture she saw developing, so she decided to do something about it.

Patient Stories
Total Knee Replacement Gets Patient Back in Motion

After been already treated for breast cancer through radiation treatments, an already noticed knee pain increased and worsened more quickly than expected.

Patient Stories
Every 98 Seconds

One in four women and one in seven men will be victims of domestic violence over the course of their lifetimes.

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Two Generations of NICU Graduates

Liam was Gretchen's third child, but this pregnancy was different from the others.

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Day in the Life of a Domestic Violence Program Coordinator

Colleen Moore, Coordinator, GBMC Domestic Violence Program discusses the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination and Domestic Violence (SAFE & DV) Programs.

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Baltimore Magazine’s Best Nurses are at GBMC!

Six of GBMC HealthCare’s outstanding nurses have been recognized in Baltimore magazine’s 2018 “Excellence in Nursing” issue! Nominations were collected from across the region and 50 winners in 21 specialties were selected by a panel of nurse advisors. GBMC is extremely proud of all its caregivers and congratulates the following nurses on their well-deserved honor:

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Got a case of the bunions? Here's what you need to know

Everyone can agree: Bunions are bad news.

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The best exercises for your lower back pain

It can hit when you least expect it. You bend over to pick something up or turn a certain way and you feel a pang in your lower back!

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A Day in the Life of a GBMC SAFE Nurse

GBMC's 18 SAFE nurses and 5 patient advocates provide examinations, resources, care, and comfort victims of sexual assault and domestic violence free of charge.

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5 Types of Diabetes?

Dr. Ruth Horowitz reacts to a recent study by The Lancet - Diabetes & Endocrinology, suggesting that diabetes is actually five separate diseases.

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Get Serious about Colorectal Cancer Screening

We may not like to talk about it, but colon cancer remains a very common cancer, and it is a dangerous topic to ignore.

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GBMC Voices - Ep. 2 - Jacquline Dixon

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Gratitude That Lasts For Years

Grateful patients give for Doctor's Day because doctors saved their life or their family member's life; because they are kind and listen to their needs. They give because they want to say thank you. Francis Ward is just one example of a patient who feels a special connection to her doctor.

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GBMC Recognizes Most Faithful Supporters

Being a small, independent, community healthcare system, GBMC is proud to have many faithful supporters that give back to ensure every patient receives the best care possible. More so than others of our size, GBMC is fortunate a select group of dedicated individuals pledge significant investments to advance GBMC's vision. Every other year we honor them at our Joseph S. Keelty Society Dinner.

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Shield Against Infection

To further reduce the potential for the most common hospital-acquired infection, GBMC has embarked on a novel approach, and we are the first in the community to do so.

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PPN Dedication Honors Bill Kahlert

Bill and Yvonne Kahlert first supported GBMC HealthCare in the year 2000. Only four short years later – moved by the care provided by Dr. Ron Tutrone – Bill made a gift to name the William E. Kahlert Cystoscopy Suite and begin a legacy of generous gifting to GBMC.

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New Screenings Can Catch Cancer Early

For patients who meet certain criteria, a special CAT scan of the chest, a "low dose CAT scan," (LDCT) can be scheduled as it may detect early lung cancer in a curable state.

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Grateful Parents Give Back Three-fold

The Bernsteins had such a wonderful experience delivering their first child, Elizabeth, at GBMC that they decided to give back. Joining the Parents Advisory Council on a friend's recommendation, they were not only able to serve an organization they were grateful to, but they were able to see the results of their philanthropy.

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Tech Making Cochlear Care Better for Patients

With 36 million Americans experiencing hearing loss, GBMC continues to build a model Cochlear Implant Center, expand the number of patients served and increase its visibility within the community. The latest of which is by participating in a new study.

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GBMC Announces Top Baby Names For 2017

Several new baby names proved popular for infants born in 2017 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) in Towson, with eight new boys names and eight new girls names cracking this year’s Top 10 list.

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3 things you need to know about colon cancer

Niraj Jani, M.D., chief of the Gastroenterology Division at GBMC and Joseph DiRocco, M.D., a colorectal surgeon and medical director of GI Oncology, team up to share key facts that can help you protect yourself

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GBMC Voices - Ep. 1 - Erin Bull

People often think of this work as 'doom and gloom,' but it's not. It's amazing gift and opportunity to be a part of these people's journey.

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A Vaccine that Prevents Cancer Needs More Physician Advocates

The number of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancer cases continues to rise in the United States, despite a vaccine that can prevent most cancers associated with the virus.

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How to help your child through a scary medical procedure

There are a lot of things you can do make a hospital visit or procedure less scary for your little patient.

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Helping Parents Cope in the NICU

In the NICU, helping parents cope with their baby's condition is just as important as caring for the baby.

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A Tireless Advocate for her Patients

Laura Clary, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, CFN, CPEN, has a job that most people can't imagine.

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A True Team Effort Restores Head and Neck Cancer Patient’s Health, and Confidence to Live Again

Mr. Bradshaw’s head and neck cancer journey certainly changed his life, and so did his experience at The Dance Center at GBMC. “Everyone at the Dance Center was just great. The way everyone worked together as a team was incredible. I have all the praise in the world for them.”

Patient Stories
Show Your Heart Some Love

It's never too early to pay attention to risks associated with heart disease and stroke.

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Honor Your Doctor this Doctors' Day

You know this because they take care of you! This Doctors’ Day, we are giving you the opportunity to say thank you to the leaders of these teams. We love to hear from you and we want them to know their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed.

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Held Back by His Weight

After years of unsuccessful attempts to lose weight, Kevin decided to consider weight-loss surgery.

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Chris Maggitti offers classical guitar music for GBMC patients

Chris Maggitti is a classical guitarist who provides calming music for GBMC's patients, families, and staff, in partnership with GBMC Spiritual Support Services.

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Finally Getting Justice: A SAFE Success Story

After two and a half years, Taylor's attacker finally received justice.

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Tattoo remorse? Here's how to erase the ink

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How to respond if someone is having a seizure

Learn how a bystander can help someone having a seizure.

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Patient Testimonial for Robotic Surgery

"The transoral procedure was a very quick procedure, not only time in the OR, but recovery time as well. Really, after the first couple of weeks I was up and moving and speaking well." - Kim Rothman, patient

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Educating Others on Human Trafficking

It took one experience with a patient for Sara Hein, SN, RN, FNE-A/P, to know that she had to join GBMC's SAFE team. It's now her responsibility to educate others on how to intervene to reduce human trafficking.

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Her "Forever Home" at the NICU

After working in many different field, Amanda Hindle, RN, BSN finally found her "forever home" at the NICU

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Sticking by SAFE patients' side, Lisa Brengle knows how it's done

Early in her career, a young patient came in with a second hand fracture, setting off some red flags for Lisa. Little did she know that this would lead her to her career working as a SAFE Nurse.

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A Day in the Life - Internal Medicine Residency Practice

Join a day in the life of GBMC's residents and the Internal Medicine Residency Practice.

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Helping Cancer Patients Transition to the 'New Normal'

GBMC's Oncology Support Services is here to provide their expertise of available services.

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Safeguard Your Heart

Would you know if you were experiencing high blood pressure?

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The Ups and Downs of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) refers to a condition tin which the heart is required to pump blood against a higher pressure than it is equipped to...learn more

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5 Embarrassing Questions You Don't Want to Ask Your Doctor (But Should!)

In the age of Google, it can be tempting to try to solve your own medical conundrums. However, if you have a new symptom, it's important to talk to your primary care physician.

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Red Wine: Good for the Heart, Mind, and Body

Recent research has shown that red wine seems to provide a variety of health benefits.

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Less is More with Recent Advances in Rectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer-related cause of death in this country. Fortunately, there has been a historical progression toward more precise surgical techniques.

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Excellent Research Support, Leading to Outstanding Patient Care with Clinical Trials at GBMC

The Oncology Clinical Trials Program at GBMC is entering its third decade of service to our patients.

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Personal and Individualized Treatment for Lymphedema Management

Lymphedema is a common unwanted effect of treatment for many types of cancer. Many cancer types, such as melanoma, can be associated with lymphedema.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Sleeved Chef and GBMC Dietitian, Jana Wolff, RD, LDN will prepare healthy snacks to enjoy during the "big game"!

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GBMC Couch to 5K

If you have never run before, the idea of a 5K run – which is equivalent to 3.1 miles – might seem daunting. When you break down your training and understand how to begin running in a safe and effective manner, it can be a fun and exciting challenge.

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Glaucoma: The "Sneak Thief" of Sight

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness worldwide, and you might not know you have it.

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Making the Emergency Room Less Scary for Kids

A trip to the emergency room can be confusing and overwhelming, especially for a child who is already in pain.

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The 411 on A1C: Diabetes Education Classes Can Help

If you have diabetes, managing your A1C level is vital to ensuring you don't develop health complications.

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Five Tips for Easier Breathing

Here are actions people can take if they're looking to manage or improve their respiratory health.

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Listen Up: Earbud Safety

It's becoming a serious issue for young people as well. 'It's bad, and we aren't even going to see how bad the damage is for decades, which is part of the problem.'

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Ease your pregnancy anxiety with prenatal testing

When becoming a new mom, it's good to have genetic counseling to discuss options for detecting whether the baby is at risk for a genetic condition like Down syndrome or a birth defect.

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Inspired to Change His Life

He was unmotivated, heavier than ever, and close to giving up.

Patient Stories
Exercises for a Fitter New Year

Instead of throwing in the towel when you decide you just can’t spend another day doing the same exact routine as usual, or giving up when you aren’t seeing the results you want, try mixing up your schedule with these fun and fitness-boosting activities and classes.

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She Would No Longer Live for Food

Two years out of surgery, Karen is down 90 pounds and feels better than ever.

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I Did It for My Son

Natalie worried that her weight would keep her from seeing her son grow up...so she did something about it.

Patient Stories
10 Guilt-Free Holiday Gifts

This year, consider giving gifts that will help your friends and family achieve, not defeat, their New Year’s Resolutions!

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All About Anxiety

The holidays can be difficult, especially if you're experiencing anxiety. Time that is meant to bring joy and happiness may feel stressful and lonely.

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Board of Lady Managers: Celebrating 140 Years with GBMC

The Board of Lady Managers (BOLM) for the Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital have a rich history of supporting GBMC programs and initiatives, which is why GBMC is honored to help them celebrate their 140th anniversary of serving the community.

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Why it’s important to think about eldercare now, not later

It’s always smart to plan ahead for whatever the future might hold. If you have an aging loved one, that means it’s never too soon to begin thinking about eldercare.

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Primary care: Now, for your body and your mind

Primary-care practices are integrating on-site behavioral health resources and becoming one-stop shops for comprehensive treatment of both the body and the mind.

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Lenora Hearn-Mooney's Story

I was told that my lymph nodes were growing outwards inside my body and that they were going to be clipped during my surgery. During surgery and the clipping of one of my lymph nodes, a cancer cell was found lying across my cervix wall across my main blood artery. It could not be removed surgically.

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Meet Your Leaders: 2018 PAC Co-Chairs

Heather Chilcot and Alexis "Lucky" Thompson thought they were too busy to say "yes" to another volunteer commitment. But, despite their seemingly endless work, family and volunteer activities, the two friends agreed to co-chair the Parents Advisory Council because they were so grateful for the care their family received at GBMC.

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Baltimore Corporate Leadership: Mike Hankin

Brown Advisory has been involved with GBMC since 1996, most notably as the presenting sponsor of GBMC's signature annual event – Legacy Chase. They are one of many corporations that have partnered with GBMC throughout the years to grow the health of our community and we are thankful to have Mike Hankin, president and CEO, and his commitment to giving back.

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Yaggy Society Member Links GBMC’s Past & Future

The Smith family's relationship with GBMC began when the hospital was built. And because of great care, Nancy Smith of Parkville will continue what her family started 50 years ago.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Del Lloyd

Del Lloyd is a workhorse. One would never guess the Oakcrest resident turned 98 on Aug. 1 based on her extensive volunteering resume.

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Thirtieth 5K Supports Special Project

Generous participants, sponsors, volunteers and fundraisers of GBMC's annual Father's Day 5K event have supported critical programs and initiatives in the neonatal intensive care unit since 1987. And for our 30th anniversary of this event, we are excited to take it to the next level: fundraising to support a renovation of our NICU space!

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Groundbreaking Eye Surgery Changing Lives

Nancy Donovan compared seeing to wearing Vaseline-covered glasses. It was only after seeing Dr. Pillar and Dr. Pramanik that she was able to get the surgery that would change her outlook on life ... literally.

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Unhappy Holidays

When people suffer from a combination of chronic illness and depression, they are even more likely to avoid family, friends and activities they once enjoyed. That isolation may intensify the depression.

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Handwashing: Powerful Illness Prevention

December 4-10 is National Handwashing Awareness Week, and also the time of year when influenza (flu) viruses in the United States start to peak.

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Chris Powell's Weightloss Story

I remember my mom taking me shopping in the "husky" section of the clothing store, and how it was sometimes difficult to find a Cub Scout uniform in the right size. I remember what it was like to struggle through every gym class, and to be the last one that finished doing laps each morning.

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A Day in the Vein Center with Dr. Jennifer Heller

Everyone at The Vein Center is part of the team - there is no hierarchy and everyone is essential.

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It's Okay to Be a Quitter

Even if you quit smoking decades ago, tobacco use can still be impacting your health.

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GBMC’s New Gastrointestinal Oncology Program Addresses Growing Need for Multi-Specialty Care

With gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies ranking as the second most common cancer seen at GBMC, a new gastrointestinal oncology program was recently launched to address the multi-faceted health needs of patients with a variety of gastrointestinal cancers.

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GBMC Announces New Physician Titans of Care

Thank you to our Physician Titans who have led the way for advancements in medicine and patient care. GBMC HealthCare is proud of its heritage of caring for our communities through all stages of life.

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Jake's Weight-Loss Changed His Life

Over the past 8 years, Jake has gone on a journey that has dramatically changed his life.

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GBMC Physicians Earn Baltimore Magazine’s Top Docs Honors for 2017

More than 130 Greater Baltimore Medical Center physicians, in 76 unique specialties, were named in Baltimore Magazine’s “Top Doctors” listings for 2017.

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Cancer Patients Pay it Forward

If a place saves your life, you will do anything to pay them back. Just ask the Kaplans. Ken and Bonnie love each other, and they also love a place with the initials GBMC.

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Halloween is here! A holiday filled with two words: costumes and CANDY

Teal pumpkins, chocolate candy, pediatric feeding disorders and Infant Driven Feeding in the GBMC NICU! A quick blog by pediatric speech pathologist and feeding specialist, Bethany Kirby, CCC-SLP on what's happening this fall in the NICU and how it will positively impact future trick or treaters.

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Halloween – Keeping it Safe, Healthy and Fun!

Tips, suggestions and ideas to help make your family’s Halloween fun, safe and even healthy!

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How best to care for patients with voice problems

What’s more intimate, iconic and identifying than the sound of someone’s voice? Teachers, lawyers, salespeople, receptionists — anyone whose job entails speaking to communicate or connect relies on voice as a primary tool.

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Peanut Butter Pie

Jana Wolff, RD and The Sleeved Chef prepare delicious and bariatric weight loss friendly sweet treats!

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A Day in the Life of Floor Technician, Bowler Lewis

Follow Floor Technician, Bowler Lewis to see what he does around the hospital!

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Know the Truth about Vaccines

There are a lot of myths surrounding the topic of vaccines and its it's important to know the truth about them.

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Sautéed Vegetables

Easy-to-follow instructions how how to make sautéed vegetables with The Sleeved Chef.

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The Story of Mr. and Mrs. Dance

Jeanne Vance's and Laddie Dance's dream for cancer patients to see their future as an opportunity for hope and peace of mind is realized every day by the patients at the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Rehabilitation Center.

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Voice Therapy

Our voice is a large part of who we are. It is our vocal signature. And when it goes awry it can be upsetting to say the least. For someone who relies on their voice to make their living, even the slightest vocal pathology can be devastating.

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Meet your GBMC HealthCare Board Chair: PJ Mitchell

Hear the newly-appointed GBMC HealthCare Board of Director's Chair, PJ Mitchell's, vision for the healthcare system and her history with GBMC.

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A Planful Man Makes the Ultimate Gift

Stewart Weems was the dream patient. And to him, he had the dream team working on his cancer. When he passed away in December 2016, he was so grateful to all of the oncology staff that he left a $95,000 life insurance annuity to benefit the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head & Neck Center at GBMC.

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GBMC Congratulates Outstanding Donors: Kahlert Foundation

GBMC is thrilled one of our most generous donors is being recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals with the 2017 Outstanding Foundation of the Year Award.

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It's Time to Get Checked!

If you or someone you love was born between 1945-1965, it's time to consider getting screened for Hepatitis C.

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