Monthly Archives: September 2015

Protect Your Sporty Child from Concussions

Every year, doctors diagnose more than a million concussion cases in the United States. Those most likely to suffer such a brain injury include adolescents ages 15 to 19. Many of those injuries result from sports activities. No matter what sport your child plays, you can help protect him or her from serious brain injury. Recognize the…
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Life After Cancer: Importance of Self-Care for Survivors

You’ve endured chemotherapy, radiation treatment, perhaps surgery. Then, your doctor says these wonderful words: “You’re cancer-free!” "Surviving cancer can be an emotional roller coaster for many people, as they attempt to navigate the 'new normal' of their lives," explains Kenneth Miller, M.D., an oncologist in the Alvin and Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute at LifeBridge Health…
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Backpackers Beware: School Load Can Cause Injury, Pain

Homework can cause any child to feel weighed down. But if your children go off to school lugging a backpack overloaded with textbooks, notepaper, binders and other supplies, they may be shouldering a load that actually could hurt their backs. And over time, too much weight on a young back — or wearing a backpack improperly —…
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A Diversity Message From Neil Meltzer – September

As the first days of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah celebrates the new hopes and opportunities that come whenever a calendar page is turned.  It’s a chance for introspection, to take stock of the past year’s successes and tribulations in equal measure, and in doing so, build upon them. Rosh Hashanah is one of…
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Epilepsy: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Strategies

About 5 million Americans of all ages have epilepsy, which means they get seizures. Seizures are changes in the brain’s normal electric activity that can last just a few seconds or several minutes. Some seizures are invisible and only cause a person with epilepsy to sense unusual tastes or smells. Other seizures can cause symptoms…
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  • During this month of #Thanksgiving, #LifeBridgeHealth team members are giving back through our annual employee giving campaign, which benefits our patients and the communities we serve. During events at facilities across our system, team members had the opportunity have some fun and to show their support the annual "Get In the Game" initiative.

    lifebridgehealth: "During this month of #Thanksgiving, #LifeBridgeHealth team members are giving back through our annual employee giving campaign, which benefits our patients and the communities we serve. During events at facilities across our system, team members had the opportunity have some fun and to show their support the annual "Get In the Game" initiative."
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  • During the annual pinning ceremony, #NorthwestHospital President Faraaz Yousuf joined with leaders from Baltimore County Schools to welcome this year's students at the Northwest Academy of Health Sciences and the Randallstown High School Academy of Health Professions. We are so proud of this health magnet school partnership that is helping to shape the next generation of health care leaders and innovators. @randallstownhsahp

    lifebridgehealth: "During the annual pinning ceremony, #NorthwestHospital President Faraaz Yousuf joined with leaders from Baltimore County Schools to welcome this year's students at the Northwest Academy of Health Sciences and the Randallstown High School Academy of Health Professions. We are so proud of this health magnet school partnership that is helping to shape the next generation of health care leaders and innovators. @randallstownhsahp"
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  • Thanksgiving is coming, so we're talkin' turkey with some tips to help you make some healthier choices on the big day. Check out this Thanksgiving video, brought to you by #StrongerHearts, #LifeBridgeHealth's innovative collaboration with the American Heart Association. @marylandaha @american_heart #thanksgiving

    lifebridgehealth: "Thanksgiving is coming, so we're talkin' turkey with some tips to help you make some healthier choices on the big day. Check out this Thanksgiving video, brought to you by #StrongerHearts, #LifeBridgeHealth's innovative collaboration with the American Heart Association. @marylandaha @american_heart #thanksgiving"
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  • Walk Smart, Don't Dart" #NorthwestHospital’s Dr. Angela Watkins and #BaltimoreCounty Executive Don Mohler joined #92Q’s Pork Chop for interviews about this pedestrian safety campaign, sponsored by Northwest Hospital. They reminded people along Liberty Road and beyond to stay in crosswalks and put down their phones when they cross the street. Baltimore County firefighters and police officers also took part by handing out cards with reminders about pedestrian safety.

    lifebridgehealth: "Walk Smart, Don't Dart" #NorthwestHospital’s Dr. Angela Watkins and #BaltimoreCounty Executive Don Mohler joined #92Q’s Pork Chop for interviews about this pedestrian safety campaign, sponsored by Northwest Hospital. They reminded people along Liberty Road and beyond to stay in crosswalks and put down their phones when they cross the street. Baltimore County firefighters and police officers also took part by handing out cards with reminders about pedestrian safety."
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  • First snow falling across our region. Here are some pics from facilities across our #LifeBridgeHealth system. As always, we are grateful to our amazing team members who are here for our patients and communities, no matter what the weather! #firstsnow #firstsnowfall

    lifebridgehealth: "First snow falling across our region. Here are some pics from facilities across our #LifeBridgeHealth system. As always, we are grateful to our amazing team members who are here for our patients and communities, no matter what the weather! #firstsnow #firstsnowfall"
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  • Take a look at this picture! A beautiful sky recently over #NorthwestHospital's ER-7. #view #maryland

    lifebridgehealth: "Take a look at this picture! A beautiful sky recently over #NorthwestHospital's ER-7. #view #maryland"
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  • More than 70 community members joined #LifeBridgeHealth recently for “Life Happens: Jewish Perspectives on Aging and Planning for the Future” at the Owings Mills JCC. This free educational program offered information on caring for our loved ones and planning for the future, including finances, medical care and end-of-life planning. Take a look at some pictures from the event!

    lifebridgehealth: "More than 70 community members joined #LifeBridgeHealth recently  for “Life Happens: Jewish Perspectives on Aging and Planning for the Future” at the Owings Mills JCC. This free educational program offered information on caring for our loved ones and planning for the future, including finances, medical care and end-of-life planning. Take a look at some pictures from the event!"
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  • With Veteran’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, today marks the official federal observance. #LifeBridgeHealth Veterans Council today held events to honor the men and women who have served our country. We are so proud to have so many veterans among our team members. #veteransday

    lifebridgehealth: "With Veteran’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, today marks the official  federal observance.

#LifeBridgeHealth Veterans Council today held events to honor the men and women who have served our country.  We are so proud to have so many veterans among our team members. #veteransday"
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  • The Sinai Rehab Recognition Committee held a pre-Veterans Day parade and lunch today to thank veterans for serving our country and protecting our freedom. Veterans who have gone through rehabilitation at Sinai led the parade white past patients, visitors and staff lined the fifth floor route waving American flags! The vets also carried handmade patriotic decorations. #VeteransDay #Parade #SinaiHospital

    lifebridgehealth: "The Sinai Rehab Recognition Committee held a pre-Veterans Day parade and lunch today to thank veterans for serving our country and protecting our freedom. Veterans who have gone through rehabilitation at Sinai led the parade white past patients, visitors and staff lined the fifth floor route waving American flags! The vets also carried handmade patriotic decorations.  #VeteransDay #Parade #SinaiHospital"
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  • WJZ-TV's Linh Bui was all smiles after getting her flu vaccine at the ExpressCare near #SinaiHospital. It was part of a video shoot to get the word out about the importance of getting your annual flu shot. Look for the spot on Channel 13 this month! #healthymd #flu #flushot #fluseason #didnothurt @wjztv

    lifebridgehealth: "WJZ-TV's Linh Bui was all smiles after getting her flu vaccine at the ExpressCare near #SinaiHospital. It was part of a video shoot to get the word out about the importance of getting your annual flu shot. Look for the spot on Channel 13 this month! #healthymd #flu #flushot #fluseason #didnothurt @wjztv"
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