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- Breast Cancer
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- Pain Management
- Pediatric Surgery
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- Women and Babies
|Breast Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment|
In this series of six videos, Lisa K. Jacobs, M.D., explains breast cancer diagnosis and treatment options, mammography recommendations, and detailed information about breast biopsy.
|Breast Reduction Surgery|
In this 5-video series, Drs. Eric Chang and Sarah Mess, plastic surgeons, describe the different techniques for breast reduction surgery and answer frequently asked questions including topics such as breastfeeding, insurance coverage, and gynecomastia in men.
|Coronary Stents for Artery Blockages|
William Herzog, Jr., M.D., discusses what a coronary stent is and why a patient may need one.
|Diagnostic Testing for Heart Disease|
Alexander Chudnovsky, M.D. describes the different tests for heart disease including ECG, echo, cardiac stress tests, cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, cardiac cat scans and MRI.
|Hear one patient's incredible story about how cardiac rehabilitation has improved his health.|
At age 37 in 1984, Jim Greco had his first heart attack. Today, at age 66, he has rebounded from a series of significant cardiac events, including a heart transplant three years ago at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
|Heart Attack Symptoms and Prevention|
Cardiologist, Michael E. Silverman, M.D., describes the symptoms of a heart attack, who is most at risk, and what you can do to keep your heart healthy.
|Heart Attack Symptoms for Women versus Men|
Cardiologist, Adrian Le Preston, M.D., describes how heart attack symptoms may be different for women and what signs to watch out for.
|How to Maintain Your Heart Health|
Cardiologist, Adrian Le Preston, M.D., explains the risk factors for coronary heart disease and life changes you can make to maintain your heart health.
|Implantable Cardiac Devices|
In this two-video series, Eric Schwartz, M.D., describes different types of implantable devices including pacemakers, defibrillators and loop recorders.
|Learn more about cardiac rehabilitation.|
Patients who have had a heart attack or other cardiac condition can greatly benefit from the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Howard County General Hospital.
|What is a heart murmur?|
Pediatric Cardiologist, Janet Scheel, M.D., explains what a heart murmur is, how one is detected, and which types you and your physician should be concerned about.
|Why call 9-1-1 if you experience heart attack symptoms?|
Physicians from Cardiology Specialists of Central Maryland explain why it is vital to call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing heart attack symptoms and how the PAAMI program saves lives.
|Gallstones / Gallbladder Attack|
Karen Natoli, M.D., Johns Hopkins general surgeon practicing at HCGH, explains what the gallbladder is, the symptoms of gallstones and gallbladder attacks, and the surgical treatment.
|Incisional Hernia Symptoms & Treatment|
James E. Harris Jr., M.D., Johns Hopkins general surgeon practicing at HCGH, describes what an incisional hernia is, what the symptoms are and how a surgical repair is performed.
|Inguinal Hernia Symptoms & Treatment|
James E. Harris Jr., M.D., Johns Hopkins general surgeon practicing at HCGH, describes what an inguinal hernia is, as well as the symptoms and treatment options.
|Umbilical Hernia Symptoms & Treatment|
Hadley Wesson, M.D., Johns Hopkins general surgeon practicing at HCGH, describes what an umbilical hernia is, and the symptoms and treatment options.
|Room 4117 (A look at humanity in geriatric care)|
The daughter of a former patient at Howard County General Hospital expresses her gratitude for the compassionate care given to her elderly father.
|HCEDA Names HCGH Technology Company of the Year|
Jim Young, HCGH Chief Financial Officer, discusses recent technological advances at Howard County General Hospital.
|Foot and Ankle Injuries|
Patrick Maloney, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon and foot and ankle specialist, discusses common foot and ankle issues including ankle arthritis, ankle joint replacement surgery, flat foot correction, and achilles tendon injuries and rupture in this four-video series.
|Elbow Pain and Injury Treatment|
In this series of five videos, Orthopedic Surgeon, Khurram Pervaiz, M.D., describes common elbow problems including throwing injuries, nerve problems such as cubital tunnel syndrome, elbow arthritis, tennis elbow, and elbow fractures.
|Shoulder Pain and Injury Treatment|
In this series of four videos, Orthopedic Surgeon, Uma Srikumaran, M.D., describes the symptoms of common shoulder ailments and the surgical and non-surgical treatment options.
|Common Causes of Back Pain|
Dr. Steven Levin, Johns Hopkins Pain Management Specialist, discusses common causes and treatment options for back pain including muscle strains, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and cancer.
|Treatment for Back & Chronic Pain|
In this video, Dr. Mark Matsunaga describes how peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is used to treat chronic pain.
|Pediatric Surgery at HCGH|
In this video series, Dr. Jeffrey Lukish, a Johns Hopkins pediatric general surgeon, describes surgical treatment options for conditions including pyloric stenosis, inguinal hernias, and appendicitis in children.
|Edward's Pyloric Stenosis Story|
View this story about Edward Price's diagnosis of pyloric stenosis in the HCGH Pediatric Emergency Room at 5-weeks old and his laparoscopic surgical experience with pediatric surgeon, Dylan Stewart, MD.
|Stroke Symptoms & Rehabilitation|
In this 2-video series, George Groman, M.D., discusses the risk factors for stroke, symptoms, treatment, and rehabilitation after a stroke.
|Stroke Support Group Interviews|
Hear some of the stories from participants in HCGH's monthly stroke support group meetings, where patients and families get information on risk factors and advice on how to remain living independently at home.
|What should you do if you suspect a stroke?|
Neurologist, Eric Aldrich, M.D.,describes the warning signs of stroke and what to do.
John Kishel, M.D. of Central Maryland Urology Associates describes the symptoms of bladder cancer and treatment options.
|Enlarged Prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia / BPH)|
Frank Nezu, M.D. of Central Maryland Urology Associates explains what causes an enlarged prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia / BPH), the symptoms, and treatment options.
John Kishel, M.D. of Central Maryland Urology Associates describes the symptoms of kidney cancer and treatment options.
Kevin Blumenthal, M.D., of Central Maryland Urology Associates explains what kidney stones are, the causes, symptoms, and treatment options including surgical and non-surgical methods.
|PSA Tests for Prostate Cancer|
Marc Applestein, M.D., of Central Maryland Urology Associates explains what a PSA (Prostate-specific Antigen) test is and how it is used to diagnose prostate cancer in men.
|Urinary Incontinence in Women|
Jennifer Bepple, M.D. of Central Maryland Urology Associates describes the difference between urge and stress incontinence, how women are diagnosed, and treatment options.
Alejandro Rodriguez, M.D., of Central Maryland Urology Associates describes what a vasectomy is, how it is performed, and addresses common concerns about the procedure.
|A Micro-Preemie's Fight: Emily's NICU Story|
Throughout their long and extremely emotional experience, Moira Mattingly and her husband, Jeff, credit the entire HCGH NICU staff with helping them navigate the difficult and confusing journey.
|A Mother's NICU Experience|
Hear about her emotional roller coaster and how she was able to work with the compassionate hospital staff to bring her baby home.
|Birthing Center Virtual Tour|
This video tour will answer your questions about how to prepare for your delivery at Howard County General Hospital and what to expect when you go into labor and arrive at the hospital.
|Breastfeeding - A Howard County Mom's Perspective|
The strong support services and breastfeeding programs we have in place at the hospital make it possible for these new mothers to successfully continue to breastfeed long after they leave us.
|The Dominick Broccolino Story|
HCGH's long-time CEO, Vic Broccolino's own grandson needed the Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and also the specialized pediatric heart care available at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
|Having a Healthy Pregnancy|
In this 4-video series, Francisco Rojas, M.D. explains ways women can have a safe pregnancy including monitoring blood pressure and knowing what types of symptoms may be concerning. En Español
|High Risk Pregnancies|
As a woman enters pregnancy she may have existing risk factors, develop problems during pregnancy or during labor. 9-video series presented by Donna Neale, M.D. and Abimbola Aina-Mumuney, M.D.