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UM Shore Regional Health Promotes Breast Health Screening, Support Services During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 01, 2021
Two women stand in front of a mosaic smiling.
Breast cancer now accounts for 30 percent of all cancer-related deaths among women in the U.S., but like many cancers, it is highly treatable if detected early. Thanks in part to improved imaging and diagnostic technologies as well as evolving treatment protocols, the national five-year survival rate for breast cancer patients is now 90 percent, and the 10-year rate is 84 percent. 
UM Shore Regional Health

Rehab After Stroke: One Patient’s Journey

September 21, 2021
A man in a purple shirt uses Lokomat technology during a rehabilitation appointment, with his instructor in an orange shirt looking at the camera. There is other rehabilitation equipment around the room.
A poker game with friends at the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club was part of Tom Mendenhall's weekly routine. In early April 2021, he was enjoying the game until he tried to stand and discovered that he couldn't put any weight on his left leg. One of the group knew the symptoms of a stroke and directed Mendenhall to smile and then to raise his arms. Fortunately, the stroke had not impacted Mendenhall's speech or cognitive ability, but walking – even standing – was impossible. During his admission for acute care he was evaluated by physical and occupational therapists who recommended him for acute rehab.
UM Shore Regional Health