Monthly Archives: June 2015

Retirement Party for Cat that Brought Joy to Retirees at Levindale

The coolest cat at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital in Baltimore has just retired. MacGyver, a black Persian feline, bid farewell to his human and four-legged friends at a recent retirement party held in his honor. He had called Levindale home for more than 16 years. Residents, visitors and staff members turned out to…
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Sinai Hospital Introduces New, Advanced Endoscopic Procedure

On April 23, a new endoscopic procedure was performed for the first time at Sinai Hospital. [caption id="attachment_16766" align="alignright" width="222"] Alan Rosen, M.D.[/caption] “It’s like putting a sewing machine inside someone’s stomach,” says Alan Rosen, M.D., a gastroenterology physician at Sinai Hospital. For endoscopic procedures, physicians use an endoscope — a flexible tube with a camera…
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Protect Your Children From Lyme Disease This Summer

In warm weather, the threat of Lyme disease might make you think your kids would be safer in your living room than in the great outdoors. Though a child's risk of getting Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick is only about 1 to 3 percent, it's important to consider the factors that affect Lyme disease…
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Drop a Few Pounds For Your Summer Vacation

Whether your summer plans include a beach vacation, sailing trip or weekends at the neighborhood pool, chances are you’d feel better about public appearances in a swimsuit if you lost a few pounds. Fortunately, it’s possible to drop some weight without resorting to starvation or a fad diet. Here’s how. Make a Plan Set a…
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This Summer, Save Yourself From Back Pain

For most people, summer is a time of physical activity. Whether by swimming in the waves, playing with your kids, rigging a sailboat on the bay, mowing the lawn or painting the house, most of us exert ourselves more than usual. If you suffer from upper or lower back pain, this can make summer an…
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