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MedStar Sports Medicine Conducting Sports Physicals For Kids

This summer, MedStar Sports Medicine will be conducting pre-participation sports physicals at the following locations and times. The pre-participation physicals will be conducted by the staff of MedStar Sports Medicine, one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. MedStar Health is the official medical team of the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, and U.S. Lacrosse, as well as the official sports medicine and orthopedic team for the Baltimore Orioles. For questions or to make an appointment, email [email protected] or call 888-44-SPORT.  Sunday, July 17, 2016 8 a.m. to noon MedStar Health at Waugh Chapel By appointment only 2410 Evergreen Road, Suite 100,…

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Aunt Bertha Pilot to Help Hospital Meet Community Needs

One of our most important directives at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is to improve health in our community. From the Community Health Needs Assessment, we know that there are great disparities in health among those we serve, and that they are often linked to socioeconomic factors such as housing instability, unemployment, hunger, domestic violence and lack of transportation. Such factors can lead families to avoid preventive and routine care, instead using the Emergency Department (ED) only when an illness or condition becomes more severe. To address health disparities that stem from socioeconomic factors, MedStar Health has chosen three sites…

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Mini Medical School Gives Local Students a Hands-On Experience

Have you ever wished you could have the experience of interacting with some of the amazing technologies that doctors and technicians use every day? Recently, a group of students from Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School’s Health and Bio-Science Academy had the opportunity to get hands-on experience operating advanced medical technology.The students participated in MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center’s Mini Medical School, where they not only learned about the inner workings of the body from several of our emergency physicians, they also had the chance to operate ultrasound equipment themselves. Michael Antonis, MD, director of the Emergency Department, arranged…

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MedStar Southern Maryland Fights Back Against Diabetes

The Diabetes Self-Management Program celebrates 17 years of helping people live well with diabetes. Sheila Gallagher, RD< CDE, and Susan Hicks, RN, MSN, CDE What causes diabetes? Can people with diabetes eat dessert? Is it true that healthy foods won’t raise blood sugar? When it comes to diabetes, there are a lot of myths out there. Yet knowing the facts about diabetes can save your life. Here’s the truth: according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), more Americans die each year from complications related to diabetes than they do from AIDS and breast cancer combined. The good news is that…

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