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How to grow a healthier gut garden

Want to make your digestive tract happy and the rest of your body strong and healthy? Get busy tending your garden — the one in your gut. Yes, there’s a massive garden filled with beneficial bacteria and other microorganisms from top to bottom in your gastrointestinal system. Maintaining this flora...

  • Cancer treatment breakthrough: A new machine in the fight

    Cancer treatment breakthrough: A new machine in the fight

    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. The newest advances in radiation technology are making...

  • Spotlight on Dr. Harold J. Tucker: A life spent caring for others

    Spotlight on Dr. Harold J. Tucker: A life spent caring for others

    Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s new employed physicians group president brings vision, experience and good humor to one of the region’s preeminent healthcare systems. Before taking the helm of the physicians group owned by GBMC, Harold J. Tucker, M.D., served as chief of staff and had an impressive...

  • Care teams: A new strategy is revolutionizing healthcare

    Care teams: A new strategy is revolutionizing healthcare

    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. “With urgent care, you are seen for an...

  • What you need to know about breast cancer today

    What you need to know about breast cancer today

    The statistics are impossible to ignore. According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be personally affected by breast cancer at some point. This year alone, nearly 250,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed, and more than 40,450 women will die from the disease....

  • Why the new chief of staff at GBMC is ‘the right person’

    Why the new chief of staff at GBMC is ‘the right person’

    Doctors at Greater Baltimore Medical Center are much more than graduates of the nation’s top medical schools. They’re standout graduates of life. That’s why, after spending any amount of time with Melissa Sparrow, M.D., it’s not hard to figure out why she was recently promoted to chief of staff...

  • Why you needn’t fear the colonoscopy

    Why you needn’t fear the colonoscopy

    No ifs, ands or buts about it — nobody wants to get a colonoscopy. Some people don’t understand what it is or why it is important, or their doctors simply don’t mention it, so they think it’s unnecessary. And then there are those who just put it off. “People are usually worried it’s going to be...

  • Infographic: Tips and tricks for an easier colonoscopy

    Infographic: Tips and tricks for an easier colonoscopy

  • Everything you should know about school physicals

    Everything you should know about school physicals

    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. In many ways, results from a physical are the...

  • When to get your health screenings

    When to get your health screenings

  • Tick bites: From Lyme disease to red meat allergies

    Tick bites: From Lyme disease to red meat allergies

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports an alarming increase in Lyme disease, a bacterial infection transmitted by the bite of an infected tick, a blood-sucking parasite that resembles a poppy seed when it first attaches. Lyme disease infects more than 300,000 people a year...

  • Is participating in a clinical trial right for you?

    Is participating in a clinical trial right for you?

    When most people hear the word melanoma, they think scary mole. But for one patient at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, malignant cancer caused fluid to collect in her abdomen — over a gallon a week. Her doctors suggested she enroll in a clinical trial involving two new types of cancer drugs....

  • Improving quality of care

    Improving quality of care

    It’s such a tall order it’s practically a paradox: How do you keep healthcare costs in check and find ways to improve quality of care at the same time? For GBMC HealthCare, it’s more like a mission and it starts with putting the patients first. “Our approach is all about actively seeking out what...

  • GBMC: An unlikely hero in the fight against domestic abuse

    GBMC: An unlikely hero in the fight against domestic abuse

    The 77-year-old went to the emergency department at Greater Baltimore Medical Center after suffering a fall. But because GBMC routinely screens every patient for signs of domestic violence, nurses learned the woman had also been a victim of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her fiancée....

  • Singing the Praises of the Johns Hopkins Voice Center at GBMC

    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. The Voice Center diagnoses and treats people...

  • Shop for bargains and help fund patient care

    Shop for bargains and help fund patient care

    Anyone who's shopped at the Nearly New Sale, a fundraiser for the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, knows to expect some incredible deals. And with the next event approaching in mid-October, bargain hunters around the metro area are gearing up for another turn to pass through this remarkable sale...

  • Lean Daily Management and Transparency: Powerful tools for cultural change in healthcare

    Lean Daily Management and Transparency: Powerful tools for cultural change in healthcare

    Hand hygiene, patient satisfaction, hospice comfort — these are just a few of the many priorities of a top-run healthcare organization. Providing the very best care involves a large and diverse array of goals, leaving many medical centers struggling to get a handle on all of them. Greater Baltimore...

  • How GBMC is revolutionizing primary care

    How GBMC is revolutionizing primary care

    Greater Baltimore Medical Center is setting the standard for providing quality primary medical care during a time of industry upheaval. With more than 20,000 inpatient cases and some 52,000 emergency room visits annually, GBMC has been perfecting its primary care offerings since 2010. Comprehensive...

  • Safe and effective weight-loss surgery: The health benefits of fighting obesity extend far beyond the aesthetic improvements

    Safe and effective weight-loss surgery: The health benefits of fighting obesity extend far beyond the aesthetic improvements

    Two years ago, when Helen Roby went for a dip in the pool at her son’s house, it took four men to get her out. At 335 pounds, she couldn’t get into or out of a chair, needed a walker and because of her weight, suffered from diabetes, gout and high blood pressure. Today, the 71-year-old former school...

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