To reduce motor vehicle accidents and subsequent injury and death, University of Maryland Children’s Hospital physicians, safe driving advocates and local restaurants are urging parents to practice driving with their adolescent children.
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ER Docs to Parents: Practice Driving with Teens to Reduce Crashes

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UMMC has one of Maryland's three comprehensive stroke centers, meaning we can provide the full spectrum of care for stroke patients. To speak with a stroke specialist, call 410-328-5803.

Learn more about our Comprehensive Stroke Center: [ Umm.gd Link ]. #StrokeMonth
#FlashbackFriday to our Donate Life Flag Raising Ceremony last month. Just as we raised the Donate Life flag to honor all organ, eye and tissue donors, a helicopter prepared for landing to help save a life.
FlashbackFriday to our Donate Life Flag Raising Ceremony last month Just as
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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month - the perfect time to show your hearing some love. Schedule your hearing test today by calling 410-328-5947!

Learn more about our Tinnitus and Hyperacusis program by emailing tinnitus@som.umaryland.edu or clicking here: [ Umm.gd Link ]
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month the perfect time to show

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Head mirror or head lamp?

Rodney Taylor, MD, demonstrates and defends the iconic head mirror that ENTs use to reflect and focus light into the dark passages of the ear, nose and throat. Kyle Hatten, MD, prefers an LED head lamp. Watch these docs duel it out!
Can’t sleep? Feeling uneasy? Short of breath? Almost 20% of people suffer from an anxiety disorder, yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment.

Learn more (for free) at our community talk “Not All Wounds Are Visible: A Community Conversation About Mental Health & Substance Abuse” June 27th. #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness

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Cant sleep Feeling uneasy Short of breath Almost 20 of people suffer
A salute to the 27,000 EMS providers across the state who treat and provide lifesaving care for the citizens of Maryland. We are thankful for your partnership, collaboration and your effort towards providing high quality and compassionate emergency medical care to those in need! #EMSWeek
A salute to the 27000 EMS providers across the state who treat
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Congratulations to the recipients of our first Team DAISY award – Shock Trauma’s Trauma Resuscitation Unit (TRU). The TRU nurses were nominated by a patient for exhibiting extraordinary care, compassion and teamwork.

"I was a patient, but I was also made to feel like a guest," the patient wrote in their nomination.

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Congratulations to the recipients of our first Team DAISY award Shock Traumas
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Pelvic organ prolapse is a women’s health issue often caused by childbirth, advancing age or being overweight. It happens when one or more organs in the pelvis shifts downward and bulges into or even out of the vaginal canal, often causing discomfort, pain and embarrassment. Often, women don’t report it, or wait until symptoms are unbearable before seeking treatment. How big of a problem is...
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UMMC's smoking cessation facilitators discuss nicotine replacement therapy, counseling support options and community resources to help you become a quitter.
Dr. Christopher Welsh, medical director of the Substance Abuse Consultation Service at UMMC, explains the unique challenges women face when it comes to substance abuse.

Read more in our latest blog post: [ Umm.gd Link ]

#NationalWomensHealthWeek #NWHW
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Mothers and Substance Use | Life in a Medical Center

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Stroke prevention involves living a healthy lifestyle, and all of your choices can have an effect on the risk factors that lead to strokes. Some risk factors include smoking, drinking alcohol, an unhealthy diet, and a lack of exercise, among others.

To speak with a stroke specialist, call 410-328-5803. Learn more about UMMC's Comprehensive Stroke Center here: [ Umm.gd Link ]. #StrokeMonth
UMMC is very excited to celebrate National Bike to Work Day! This morning, our Sustainability Team set up outside the hospital and offered bike commuters muffins, nuts, fruit, water and juice to fuel up after their ride to work. #BiketoWorkDay

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Women can display heart disease in a MUCH different way than men. Dr. Stacey Fisher, a cardiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, explains during National Women’s Health Week. #NWHW

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Today, we joined Baltimore City leadership and the American Heart Association to recognize World Hypertension Day. UMMC’s community outreach van was in front of City Hall providing free blood pressure screenings – City Council President Jack Young and Councilman Bill Henry both took the first step towards improving their heart health by getting their blood pressure checked. #checkitbmore

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Today we joined Baltimore City leadership and the American Heart Association to
As a part of #TraumaSurvivorsDay, the trauma survivors you see here spent the morning at on Shock Trauma units, supporting and visiting others also recovering after trauma.

Surviving trauma can have lasting emotional, mental and physical effects – and the Trauma Survivors Network helps all our survivors connect with one another and rebuild their lives after serious injury. #NTSD
As a part of TraumaSurvivorsDay the trauma survivors you see here spent
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UMMC’s Shock Trauma is supporting #TraumaSurvivorsDay! Our teams are committed to the survival and recovery of every single trauma patient that comes through our doors. #NTSD
UMMCs Shock Trauma is supporting TraumaSurvivorsDay Our teams are committed to the
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UMMC’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center supports #TraumaSurvivorsDay!

Today, we will be sharing photos of our staff and trauma survivors explaining why and how they support #NTSD.
UMMC’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center supports TraumaSurvivorsDay
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What a perfect day to kick off the 9th year of the University Farmer's Market! This year's farmer's market features fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and dried fruits, homemade baked goods, fresh-cut flowers, barbeque and burritos.

You have plenty of time to stock up on fruits, veggies, microgreens and more - the farmer's market at University Park Plaza is open every Tuesday from 10 - 2...
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To mark Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Dr. Jonathan Packer, sports medicine specialist with the University of Maryland, answers commonly asked questions about sports injuries.

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Physical Fitness and Sports Month: Commonly Asked Questions About Sports Injuries with Dr. Packer | Life in a Medical Center

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