Brushing Twice a Day Keeps Decay Away – National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 16, 2016

By Zuryna Smith, System Communications Intern National Children’s Dental Health Month was introduced by the American Dental Association as a way to provide crucial information regarding oral health in children. It started as a one-day event in Cleveland. As the importance of the issue of oral health became more prevalent, the one-day event spanned across […]

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American Heart Health Month

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(L-R) Dr. Winakur, Ms. Robinson-Dawkins, Dr. Wen, Fellow Joyce Roller, Go Red for Women spokeperson, Ali Blais, Mayor Rawlings-Blake, Dr. Baker-Smith and Dr. Fisher. By: Allie Ondrejcak, Communications Intern Last week, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held a Press Conference recognizing American Heart Month. The event featured: Dr. Leana Wen, Health Commissioner at the Baltimore City Health Department; […]

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Integrative Medicine – A Holistic & Individualized Approach to Care

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By: Allie Ondrejcak, Communications Intern Do you first think of medication, surgery or vaccinations when thinking about the field of medicine? If so, you are thinking of conventional medicine. This system of medicine, used by medical doctors and other health professionals, is a medical model of evidence-based practice used to treat symptoms and diseases. In the […]

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ENT Surgical Team Annual Volunteer Trip

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Annual Volunteer Trip Takes UM Surgical Team to Fiji to Treat Patients with Head and Neck Conditions Update (2/21/16): This past weekend, Fiji was devastated by Cyclone Winston.  All 12 members of the UM surgical team are OK and awaiting the international flight home. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Fiji as they […]

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March of Dimes Thanks UMMC During Day of Gratitude

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The March of Dimes recognized the University of Maryland Medical Center during their Day of Gratitude, Wednesday, Jan. 6. Staff at the UMMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) received a plaque to commemorate their efforts to support the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies. UMMC is one of 33 Maryland hospitals […]

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My Journey

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By: Madhu Thibaudeau When I was 13 years old, my mom got very sick and was in the hospital. After many days in the hospital, we found out she had a genetic disease that destroys kidney tissue function over time. The disease is called Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).  Our family took care of her as […]

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Greenebaum Cancer Center Recognizes Compassion, Humility in Two Staff Members

January 4, 2016

Two University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center staff members were recently honored with 2015 Greenebaum Compassion Awards.  Medical assistant Heather Thomas and clinical nurse Thi Nguyen, RN, were nominated by their coworkers for exemplifying the qualities of compassion and humanitarianism while providing care for their patients. Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum, for whom the […]

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A Season of Giving at UMCH

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Vicki Slater with Shannon Joslin and Kayleigh McQuaid of Child Life For the past 10 years, Vicki and Eric Slater have decorated their house, put out drinks and desserts and invited their friends and family over for their annual holiday party. The catch? Each guest is asked to bring a toy to be donated to […]

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A Day in the Life

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Yesterday was an exceptionally exciting day at the Medical Center. Shock Trauma patients welcomed two violinists to the wing. USNA Midshipmen 1st Class Michelle de Vente and Deborah Mullen played a selection of holiday music for patients. Patients even made requests and de Vente and Mullen happily obliged. Thanks for bringing the sounds of comfort […]

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Double Listing: A Promising Option for Certain Patients

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We recently participated in Mediaplanet USA’s “Hepatitis & Liver” campaign where industry professionals and associations came together to draw attention to the importance of liver health, while highlighting hepatitis awareness, testing education, and treatment to erase the stigma and judgments attached to the disease. Dr. Rolf Barth, director of Liver Transplantation, was featured in an […]

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