Dr. Samina Anwar, a board-certified neurologist in Hagerstown, talks about stroke care, including a new initiative thatís making specialized stroke experts available to hospital patients around the clock.
Dr. Ralph T. Salvagno, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at the Center for Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine in Hagerstown, discusses recent advancements in joint replacement surgery, including what kind of procedures are available, new developments in artificial joints, and what to expect as far as recovery time.
Controlling the Numbers: Cholesterol and Blood Pressure
Mahesh Krishnamoorthy, MD
Dr. Mahesh Krishnamoorthy, a board-certified internal medicine physician at Robinwood Internal Medicine, discusses why itís important to know your cholesterol and blood pressure measurements, what they mean for your body, and some simple methods that you can use to keep them under control and help protect your health.
Dr. Julia D. Oakley, a board-certified pediatrician with Antietam Pediatric and Adolescent Care in Hagerstown, talks about whooping cough, including why it seems to be making a comeback, the symptoms, the treatments, other childhood illnesses, and how to protect your children from them.
Dr. Robert E. Parnes, a board-certified opthamologist in Hagerstown, talks about macular degeneration, including the symptoms, risk factors, treatments for both wet and dry forms of the disease, and what can be done to prevent it.
Dr. Joseph M. Reilly, a board-certified cardiologist in Hagerstown, discusses arrhythmias, including the treatments using pacemakers and defibrillators, how these devices work, and why they might be right for you.
Dr. William T. Su, a board-certified vascular and general surgeon in Hagerstown, discusses deep vein thrombosis, including why itís important to know the risk factors, and early symptoms of this condition, the treatments for DVT, and what you can do to prevent it.
Judy Peck from Total Rehab Care at Robinwood talks about physical therapy options for people who have been affected by a spinal cord injury, including one option called the STIM bike, which was used by Christopher Reeve.
Dr. John G. Newby, a board-certified pathologist and director of Hagerstown Medical Laboratory, talks about the H1N1 virus, including how it compares to other flu bugs, how concerned we should be, and what the hospital is doing to prepare for cases.
Dr. Samina F. Anwar, a board-certified neurologist with Neurology Consultant in Hagerstown, talks about hydrocephalus, including how doctors tell the difference between it and more common diseases that share the same symptoms and the treatment for adult normal pressure hydrocephalus.
Dr. Scott A. Wegner, a board-certified physician in Hagerstown who works with the hospitalís Center for Clinical Research, discusses the latest information on cancer research and treatment in our community.
Dr. Nelson L. Ferreira, a board-certified gastroenterologist with Digestive Disorders Consultants in Hagerstown, discusses the causes of irritable bowel syndrome and how it is diagnosed, as well as treatments, management techniques, and current research on this chronic disorder.
Dr. Richard S. Milford, a board-certified surgeon with Mid-Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists in Hagerstown discusses carpal tunnel and related disorders, including causes and how they affect the hand and wrist, risk factors which might surprise you, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Dr. Mark J. Yacyk, a board-certified physician with Robinwood Orthopaedic Specialty Center in Hagerstown, discusses the importance of staying fit, including how it affects your body and protects against diseases.
Dr. Susan Womeldorf, a board-certified physician at Urgent Care, talks about animal bites, including the health risks of being bitten by either a venomous or non-venomous insect or other animal, what you need to know about first aid, and when itís time to call your doctor or even head to the emergency room.
Dr. John Olenczak, a board-certified pain specialist with the Pain and Spine Institute in Hagerstown, talks about the causes of neck pain, as well as advances in treating this problem, from exercises to neurostimulation, and everything in between.
Dr. Rashid Hanif, a board-certified physician with Gastroenterology Associates, discusses colorectal cancer, including risk factors, prevention, screening, and how doctors diagnose and treat this disease.
Dr. Robert J. Marshall, director of interventional cardiology at Washington County Hospital, discusses heart attacks and heart failure, including how they differ and what they have in common, the symptoms and treatments of each, and how to care for your heart to prevent both killers from striking.
Dr. Thomas J. Gilbert, III, medical director of Washington County Hospitalís Wound Center, talks about hyperbaric medicine, including how it works, the health problems that it treats, and what itís like to undergo treatment inside a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber.
Lynn Gibson-Taucher, certified audiologist, Cumberland Valley
Lynn Gibson-Taucher, a certified audiologist with Cumberland Valley ENT Associates, discusses tinnitus, including exactly what it is and how itís caused, as well as ways of treating and coping with this hearing loss condition.
Dr. Robert Trace, a board-certified gastroenterologist here in Hagerstown, talks about fatty liver and how it affects your health, including what causes it, when to worry about it, and how to treat and prevent this disease.
Dr. Nicholas Orfan, a board-certified physician with the Allergy and Asthma Center, talks about adult asthma, including the causes, triggers, symptoms, the best ways to manage this chronic disease, and the relationship between asthma and allergies.
Dr. Neil B. Rosenshein, a board-certified gynecologist with Gynecologic Oncology Center for Western Maryland, discusses different types of uterine concerns, including the symptoms and proper treatment of these female related forms of cancer.
Dr. Wayne A. McWilliams, a board-certified urologist with the Urological Center in Hagerstown, discusses bladder cancer, including the symptoms, causes, treatments, and how to lower your risks of getting this disease.