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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? Just think of those on the radio, to start. And yet singers and radio personalities aren’t the only professional voice users. Teachers, lawyers, salespeople, receptionists — anyone whose job entails speaking to communicate,...

  • 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....

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