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.
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.
Written on these signs are reasons why sexual assault and domestic violence survivors in our community didn't leave their abusers.
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.
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.
Valerie Weir, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, CMSRN, SAFE Domestic Violence Program Coordinator, discusses on BMORE Lifestyle how to stop teen dating 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.
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.
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.
Greater Living's Don Scott sat down with Registered nurse Judy Feeney at the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC to learn about how blood transfusions are used to help combat side effects of some cancers and the treatments used to fight it.
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.
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.
A survivorship nurse takes us through the journey of helping patients handle a difficult time.
There are a lot of things you can do make a hospital visit or procedure less scary for your little patient.
In the NICU, helping parents cope with their baby's condition is just as important as caring for the baby.
A trip to the emergency room can be confusing and overwhelming, especially for a child who is already in pain.
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.
The proverb "it takes a village to raise a child" continues to resonate with many modern parents
More of GBMC's primary care practices are Level 3 Physician Practice Connections-Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PPC-PCMH) recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
It's difficult to imagine, but try to picture yourself near the end of your life. Take time to make your wishes known.
In the intensive care unit, it’s all hands on deck — and it needs to be. The ICU treats some of the sickest patients in the hospital, and they require round-the-clock care and critical interventions.
Oh, baby! If you've got a precious little bundle on the way, you're already well aware of how overwhelming getting ready can seem. Fortunately, knowing what to expect and being prepared before labor gets underway can go a long way toward putting your mind at ease.
When it comes to cancer radiation therapy, the goals are the safe destruction of cancer cells and tumors with minimal side effects, the shortest possible treatment time and negligible damage to healthy surrounding tissue — no more, no less.
Everyone is grateful that urgent care facilities are available for medical emergencies. But Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) aims to reduce urgent care visits through a new team-based approach that helps patients stay healthy and medically on track.
When unnecessary emergency department visits started to become too frequent for elders, GBMC HealthCare took notice and developed the Support Our Elders Program.
Open seven days a week with walk-in appointments and extended hours on weekdays, Hunt Manor ensures patients receive immediate care when issues arise.
School's out. Final grades are in. Still, there's one exam your child might need to take: An annual physical administered by his or her primary care physician. And now could be the time to get one, before physician offices become busier in the fall.
If a loved one has survived a stroke, you are likely filled with relief, as stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. But despite the stroke not being fatal, recovery can often feel like the start of an uphill battle.
Having annual physicals can also help your son or daughter establish a happy and healthy relationship with his or her primary care physician, should there be another reason to visit in the future. Here's what you can expect the care provider to do during the exam:
Annual gifts from a spouse, children or family, to mom on Mother’s Day usually involve a combination of cards, flowers, jewelry and maybe, if she’s lucky, breakfast in bed. This year, loved ones could give their mom a different kind of present – the gift of health and well-being.
Situated in scenic northern Harford County, Jarrettsville Family Care joined GBMC's growing primary care network!
Doctors suggest eligible patients enroll in clinical trials because they believe the treatment could potentially help others in need.
How do you keep healthcare costs in check and find ways to improve quality of care at the same time?
GBMC's offers services to domestic violence victims need a place to turn to when in trouble or in need.
GBMC is setting the standard for providing quality primary medical care during a time of industry upheaval.
Meet your primary care practice physicians and staff out in Owings Mills!
Revolutionary technologies have not only changed our everyday world, they are also transforming the lives of cancer patients at Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute.
Patients and families of every faith, and those with no faith, are tended to and given the same levels of comfort and support.
Meet your neighborhood physicians and staff at GBMC at Joppa Road!
Dr. Riley explains how Gilchrist Hospice Care provides Advance Care Planning that describe different types of medical decisions that your family may need to discuss.
In January 2014, GBMC's Family Care Associates (FCA) practice was operating out of two separate offices. Now, it has merged into one cohesive office providing a new kind of care.
There are several options for volunteers, including adult programs for those willing to commit to at least four hours each week. Learn more
The Prenatal Diagnostic Center at the Harvey Institute for Human Genetics is equipped to help educate pregnant women about genetic conditions, coordinate prenatal screenings, provide insights into test results and offer resources to help facilitate the best possible health outcome.
Discussing end-of-life wishes can be an uncomfortable topic, but it is an extremely important one.
GBMC's goal is to provide all babies younger than 30 weeks gestation or weighing less than 1,250 grams with an exclusive human milk diet, even if the milk does not come from the biological mother.