Talking Mental Health Awareness With LifeBridge HealthMay is Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of that, WJZ's Linh Bui spoke with Dr. Drew Pate, chief of psychiatry at LifeBridge Health, about how the pandemic affected people mentally, such as the impact of stress and anxiety on children, and ways we can improve our mental health.
Baltimore Receives $7.9M To Fund Violence Prevention Programs, Implement Parts Of Consent DecreeBaltimore City has received $7.9 million in federal dollars for public safety programs, including $5.3 million to help the Baltimore Police Department implement elements of the consent decree, local elected leaders said.
ASK A DOC: LifeBridge Health's Dr. Omar Zalatimo Talks Parkinson's Disease With Denise KochDr. Omar Zalatimo, director of the comprehensive spine center and director of the functional neurosurgery program at LifeBridge Health, sits down with Denise Koch to discuss Parkinson's disease in recognition of Parkinson's Awareness Month. Dr. Zalatimo explains the signs to look for and potential treatment options.
ASK A DOC: LifeBridge Health Dr. Elizabeth Zadzielski Talks About Prenatal HealthLifeBridge Health Dr. Elizabeth Zadzielski, chief of obstetrics & gynecology at Sinai Hospital, speaks with WJZ's Denise Koch about what sets Sinai apart from other hospitals when it comes to prenatal care, the importance of keeping up with routine doctor's visits while pregnant, and ways for expecting parents to learn more and stay informed.
Early Detection Is Crucial For Colorectal CancerColorectal cancer is being detected more often in individuals younger than age 50. Cancers of the colon and rectum combined rank as the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States among men and women in total, according to the American Cancer Society.
Celebrating Nutrition Experts: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day Is March 9Heart disease and cancer are the top two causes of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Proper nutrition can play a large part in reducing the risk of both chronic illnesses.
ASK A DOC: LifeBridge Health Dr. William Ashley Discusses Black History Month & American Heart MonthDr. William Ashley, a trained neurosurgeon with LifeBridge Health, speaks with WJZ's Linh Bui about diversity and inclusion in the medical field in recognition of Black History Month. Dr. Ashley also discusses risks posed by stroke, aneurysms, brain tumors, hypertension and high blood pressure, as well as treatment options.
ASK A DOC: LifeBridge Health Dr. Erica Gaertner Talks About Common Sports InjuriesDr. Erica Gaertner, a sports medicine physician with LifeBridge Health, sits down with WJZ Anchor Denise Koch to discuss common sports injuries, ways to avoid them and tips for staying active during the winter.
JHU Coronavirus Resource Center Experts Weigh In On Omicron Variant, Booster VaccinesHealth experts from Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center said numbers have gone from bad to worse.
Maryland Doctor Explains Reasons For Changes To CDC Quarantine GuidanceA local doctor weighs in on the new isolation guidelines released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Maryland Zoo Donates Hundreds Of Toys To Local Children's HospitalThe Zoo Lights event at the Maryland Zoo doubled as a toy drive, and visitors brought in brand new toys to donate to the children.
ASK A DOC: Dr. Andrew Harbin With LifeBridge Health Talks About Enlarged ProstatesDr. Andrew Harbin, medical director of robotic urology surgery at Northwest Hospital and a Chesapeake Urology physician, talks about benign prostatic hyperplasia, more commonly known as an enlarged prostate.
It’s Never Too Early for Breast Cancer ScreeningBreast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women, with about 1 in 8 developing invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
Eye Protection Is Essential During SportsWith fall sports fully underway, it’s a good time to remember that proper protection is needed to ensure safe participation, whether at the recreational level or for serious competition. Mouthguards for teeth, thermal sleeves and wraps for joints and other devices are used commonly. One body part that needs special protection is the eye.
LifeBridge Heath's Center For Hope Adds Two Therapy Dogs To TeamLifeBridge Health's Center for Hope has a new addition to its team. And he's trained to provide comfort and support to clients going through some really challenging times.