UMMC Hosts Paintfest America

July 26, 2016

By Kirsten Bannan, System Communications Intern For patients diagnosed with cancer, treatment may mean having surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, or a combination of all three. But, cancer patients at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) recently were treated to another type of therapy — one that indulged their inner […]

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Get Ready for the UMMC Blood Drive, July 26–28!

July 20, 2016

By Maggie Gill, System Communications Intern Now is the time to give, says the American Red Cross. On July 5, the not-for-profit organization issued an emergency call for blood and platelets. The request comes on the heels of a particularly slow donation season, when the available supply fell 39,000 donations short of hospital need – […]

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Patient and Wife Make Their Own Success Video

July 19, 2016

It was a scary moment for Jody Wright. Her husband, Carl, needed an aortic valve replacement and the operation was being performed by a surgeon they had just met – Bradley Taylor, MD, MPH. If the surgery went as planned, Carl could be on the path back to the life he once knew, going on […]

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Living with Mesothelioma: A New Normal

July 15, 2016

In December of 2007, Timonium resident Jen Blair was pregnant with her second son, Kevin. It was a “very painful pregnancy.” She went to a few doctors, who told her the pain was normal. The pain returned, “worse than ever,” six weeks after giving birth to Kevin.  More doctors. More tests. She was first told […]

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Protect Your Skin This Summer

July 14, 2016

By Kirsten Bannan, System Communications Intern As the summer progresses the initial sunburn has faded and it’s time to think about protecting your skin. Everyone wants that bronze glow that comes with a summer tan, but most people are not aware of the damage the sun can cause to your skin and your health. Here […]

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Safe Firework Fun

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By Kirsten Bannan, System Communications Intern Summer is in full swing and as the temperature increases, so does the amount of summer events happening. The 4th of July is right around the corner and everyone knows it is a popular holiday to spend time with family and friends and enjoy some summer traditions such as […]

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Celebrate Cataract Awareness Month by Looking After Your Eyes

June 23, 2016

By Maggie Gill, System Communications Intern The month of June is dedicated to raising awareness for an eye condition that affects approximately 22 million Americans ages 40 and older: cataracts. A cataract is a clouding in the lens, the part of the eye that focuses light on the retina – much like a camera’s lens. […]

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Taking Treatment & a Half Marathon, Together, One Step at A Time

June 20, 2016

The relationship between a cancer patient and their care provider is a special one.  Between radiation therapy appointments, hours of chemotherapy, and even sometimes surgery and recovery, there’s not much that can strengthen this bond, besides running a half marathon. But Tiffani Tyer, a nurse practitioner in Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland Greenebaum […]

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UM Children’s Hospital Patient Gives Back in a Big Way

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Michelle Kaminaris, a kindergarten teacher at Hampstead Hill Academy in East Baltimore, has seen kids miss school for all kinds of reasons. Like most of us, she never expected her own child to miss school due to a serious illness. But when her daughter Eva (an eighth grader at Hampstead Hill Academy) started showing flu-like […]

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Pediatric Residents at Univeristy of Maryland Reach Out and Read

May 10, 2016

A string of rainy days in Baltimore made Friday the perfect day to stay inside and read a good book. And thanks to the efforts of some hard-working Pediatric Residents at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, more than 200 students in Baltimore City had a new story to read! Throughout the morning, the […]

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