Maryland's Health Matters Publication
Thank you for reading the latest issue of Maryland’s Health Matters! At UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, we are committed to giving you and your family the information you need to live healthfully. Use the links below to explore some of our news, events, services and teams that were mentioned in our magazine:
September 2018 Edition
Be Kind to Aging Joints (page 3)
Don't ignore joint pain. If you experience pain after an activity, you may have overstressed your joints. See a doctor if your pain does not improve with rest or home therapies. Need an orthopaedic surgeon? Click here to find an experienced physician near you.
Kids and Fevers (page 5)
When a temperature is too high, it's best to call the pediatrician to find out the best way to care for your child. Looking for a pediatrician? Click here to find one in your community.
Just What is Your Thyroid? (page 5)
Are you chronically tired? Irritable? Anxious? Are you gaining or losing weight and you don't know why? It may be your thyroid. Join UM BWMC endocrinologist Preethi Kadambi, M.D., as she discusses why the thyroid plays an important role in your health and what happens when it does not function properly. A question and answer session will follow. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 10 at the Leo and Lysbeth Courtney Conference Center, eighth floor of UM BWMC, 301 Hospital Drive. Click here to register for this free event.
Cover Story: Enhancing Your Healing Experience (pages 6-8)
Whether you-re a first-time patient being admitted to the hospital, arriving for a scheduled procedure or visiting an ill loved one, we understand that a hospital can feel intimidating. At UM BWMC, rest assured that you and your family are at the center of our focus. Every member of your care team is dedicated to providing you with the safest and highest quality care.
We've put together a list of helpful tips for talking to your health care team so you can play an active role in your hospital stay. Click here to download.
Better Together: Partners in the Patient Experience (page 9)
Have you or a loved one been a patient at UM BWMC? Would you like to be involved in shaping the future of our health care services? Consider joining our Patient and Family Advisory Council. Learn more about our Council and find out how you can participate by clicking here.
Zeroing in on Breast Cancer (pages 10-12)
Gamma Pod, a new method of radiation treatment for women with early-stage breast cancer, delivers a higher dose of radiation to the tumor with less damage to normal breast tissue and the heart and lungs. Watch a video demonstration of this new technology, which is exclusively offered at the University of Maryland Greeenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Aiello Breast Center at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center also provides comprehensive care to women and men who experience breast problems, breast cancer and breast disease. Click here to learn more about our services.
Resources for Patients with Cancer (page 12)
At the Tate Cancer Center at UM BWMC, patients have access to a variety of support services to enhance their recovery and long-term wellness. Click here to view our survivorship programs.
Focus on Philanthropy (pages 14-17)
The Baltimore Washington Medical Center Foundation has many upcoming events aimed at raising funds to help us provide unparalleled health care services to our community. Visit bwmcfoundation.org to see how you can support our mission. Opportunities include:
News and Events (pages 18-19)
UM BWMC hosts programs, classes and health fairs for the entire family. View our online calendar of events, or choose from the list below of featured events:
- BWELL Seminar Series - Big Problems, Little Gland: Separating Thyroid Fact from Fiction
- Blood Drives
- Blood Pressure Screenings
- Childbirth Education Classes
- CPR Anytime
- Mills Milers Walking Program
- Not All Wounds Are Visible: Community Conversations - Let's Talk About Depression and Anxiety, featuring special guest Jamal Lewis
- Opioid Overdose Response Training Class
- Safe Sitter
- Smoking Cessation
- Stork’s Nest
- Support Groups