Monthly Archives: March 2016

Just a Passing Cramp? Or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

There it is again ... that funny sensation in your wrist you've been experiencing for weeks. Could you have carpal tunnel syndrome? And, if so, what treatment is available? Common carpal tunnel symptoms With carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), your hand and wrist tingle from pressure on the median nerve that runs through a narrow passage…
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Should You Get a Bone Density Screening?

Osteoporosis, or low bone density, causes more than 2 million fractures in the United States every year. There normally aren’t any warning signs, which is why an osteoporosis screening — a painless test similar to an X-ray — is so important. Many people aren’t getting the osteoporosis screenings they need, though, according to a new…
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Do You Have This Arthritis Warning Sign?

You might not think a nagging pain in your knee as you climb to the second floor warrants medical attention. But a new study suggests a compelling reason to visit your doctor at the first sign of knee pain when you ascend or descend steps. Pain on stairs could serve as the first warning sign…
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Meaty Diets Can Be a Risk Factor for Colorectal Cancer

What we eat has long been thought to affect our risk of developing cancer of the colon and rectum. Meat and fish continue to be the focus of many studies. More and more evidence  shows that eating too much meat may be harmful, while consuming more fish may ward off colorectal cancer. Red Meat Increases…
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Choosing a Primary Care Physician — The Smart Way

The average American between ages 18 and 64 visits a doctor’s office nearly four times a year, with roughly half of those visits being made to primary care physicians (PCPs). Checking in regularly with your PCP important. These checkups can prevent health problems before they start and help you establish a relationship with your PCP.…
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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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