Cardiologist Jeremy Pollock and patient

Thank you for your interest in the Winter 2019 issue of Maryland’s Health Matters! At UM St. Joseph Medical Center, we are committed to giving you and your family the information you need to live healthfully. Here is some additional content that wasn’t available in the print magazine. We hope you enjoy it!

Boost Your Immune System

Your body’s natural defense against illness is your immune system—fighting off bacteria, viruses and other foreign substances. One way to support your immune system is to maintain a healthy weight. Normal body mass index (or BMI, a measure of a person’s weight relative to height) is 20 to 25. Overweight BMI is 25 to 30. Obese BMI is over 30. Calculate your BMI

eVisits for Thoracic Surgery

For patients diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer commonly caused by asbestos exposure, finding highly-specialized care can be difficult. The thoracic surgery eVisit program at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in Baltimore connects mesothelioma patients to expert treatment, no matter where they live. To learn more, call UMMC’s Department of Thoracic Surgery at 888-754-6631. 

Thoracic Surgery at UM SJMC

Dr. Shelby Stewart is a thoracic surgeon at UM SJMC and offers initial consults through telemedicine, known as eVisits, to patients that don't have access to a specialist. Learn more


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