Live Greater | A University of Maryland Medical System Podcast

Live Greater | A University of Maryland Medical System Podcast

Our mission is to put greater health care – and a greater life – in reach for Marylanders. Discover the latest health tips, treatments, and technology from our experts across the state.

Episodes

October 7, 2021
What you eat affects more than just your waistline. By eating the right foods, you can help fight cancer. Get tips from Brooke Sawicki, a registered dietitian at the Tate Cancer Center, including how to eat healthy on a budget.
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Acupuncture is a part of traditional Chinese medicine that is well-researched is effective for pain relief and much more. Learn from Brian Jackson, LAc, a licensed acupuncturist at University of Maryland Orthopedics, how acupuncture can help with spinal pain and recovery.
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September 14, 2021
Important ways to take part in suicide prevention is to understand the issues concerning suicide. Know the risk factors, identify the warning signs, learn how to help others in crisis and change the conversation around suicide. Jennifer Redding, LCSW-C, Executive Director of Behavioral Health at UM Upper Chesapeake Health, explains how to help prevent suicide.
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Most people have probably heard of a stroke or even know someone who has had one, but do you know what it really is, what to do if someone (including yourself) has one and how to prevent them? Dr. Christopher Stack, Medical Director of the Stroke Program at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, answers these questions and more.
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September 1, 2021
Neck pain can be caused my many factors, including the electronic devises we use every day. Wendy Towers, a nurse practitioner who specializes in the care of neurosurgical patients, shares ways to manage your neck pain naturally and how to know when you need to see a professional.
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While telemedicine became popular during COVID-19, it is not going away any time soon. How do you know if it is the right option for your care? Dr. Scott Burger from University of Maryland Urgent Care explains what telemedicine is and how to know if it is a good choice for you.
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Dr. Theodore Manson discusses the common myths and reasons surrounding hip and knee replacements.
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August 3, 2021
COVID-19 has impacted every facet of our daily lives. Few understand this more than the clinical teams treating and rehabilitating COVID-19 patients. Experts from the University of Maryland Rehabilitation Network discuss the importance of rehabilitation for patients recovering from the virus.
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Listen to Justin Tortolani, M.D. discuss some of the major causes of spinal damage in sports.
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Many infants experience a flat spot on the head (plagiocephaly), and less commonly torticollis, a condition where neck muscles contract or tighten, causing the head to twist or turn to one side. Our experts at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital are treating and rehabilitating children with these conditions every day. Listen as they discuss the important process of rehabilitation.
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Total hip replacement is one of the most successful surgeries currently performed.  Listen to Kevin McCoy, M.D. discuss the surgical approaches used for Hip Surgery and the benefits for patients.
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Orthopaedic surgeon David Dalury, MD, discusses top signs of needing a knee replacement, how to prepare yourself for the surgery and what to expect afterward.
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How to know if you have a hip problem and what are the first signs of needing a hip replacement.
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In this episode Dr. Kurtom, discusses degenerative spine conditions and how they are treated.
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Join the University of Maryland Rehabilitation Network’s Senior Physical Therapist, Karin Seeley, as she discusses the importance of proper wheelchair fitting after recovery from a spinal cord injury.
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Dr. Raj Yalamanchili shares his insight on the value of robotic surgery for joint replacement and how it works. 

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Learn about the sign/symptoms of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and when it is time to call a Doctor. 

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Rapid Recovery is a unique process designed to help patients get back on their feet faster. Learn more about rapid recovery following joint replacement surgery and the top three reasons it's effective. 

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Greg Mesa is a Physical therapist at the University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown Campus. He has a special relationship with Cancer Rehab as he is a cancer survivor himself. He will be discussing when to seek rehab, and what can rehab do for you in the midst of cancer treatments. Greg understands the effects of cancer treatment and will help you determine if there is a true need for rehab. 

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Amol Bakre shares his insight on how rehabilitation can help you recover from injury and return to endurance sports. 

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