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Special delivery: How to prepare for the birth of your baby

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. Childbirth procedures have evolved...

  • Balance problems? Try specialized physical therapy

    Balance problems? Try specialized physical therapy

    If you suffer from the spinning sensation of vertigo, dizziness or a loss of balance due to inner ear problems, a neck injury or other medical conditions, specialized physical therapy may offer just the help you need. Loss of balance is a common issue that can lead to falling and potentially significant...

  • Infographic: Match The Medical Specialist To The Definition

    Infographic: Match The Medical Specialist To The Definition

  • Sarcoidosis: What you should know about this young person’s disease

    Sarcoidosis: What you should know about this young person’s disease

    Imagine a disease that can strike any joint or organ at any time, with no known cause or cure. Sarcoidosis is just that — an elusive disease that is seldom fatal, sometimes painful, sometimes not. It may plague an individual throughout his or her lifetime, or strike once and never return. Treatment...

  • New cancer drugs promise better outcomes, fewer side effects

    New cancer drugs promise better outcomes, fewer side effects

    A new wave of recently approved treatments is expected to significantly alter the fight against cancer. “We now have many more tools — and more effective tools — to help our patients with certain types of cancers,” says Robert B. Donegan, M.D., chief of the division of medical oncology at Greater...

  • How to grow a healthier gut garden

    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....

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