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Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Gives Patients Second Chance at Health

Beyond the Heart AttackPam Riley, BSN, RN, PCCN, clinical leader of the Grace Anne Dorney Pulmonary & Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, monitors Lew Armistead’s blood pressure as he exercises on the recumbent bike.When you find something that works, you stick with it. Which is why when Lew Armistead needed cardiac rehab after his second heart surgery earlier this year, he returned to the Grace Anne Dorney Pulmonary & Cardiac Rehabilitation Center (GADC) at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.Having participated in the center’s cardiac rehab program in 2014 following a heart attack and surgery to open a blocked artery, the 71-year-old Hollywood resident…

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Heart Attack Symptoms: His & Her Guide

Heart attacks are not one size fits all. They can often begin with subtle symptoms that don’t resemble the sudden, crushing pain many imagine. And although many symptoms are similar, men and women often experience them differently. Be aware of the signs and call your doctor if you have symptoms that develop suddenly and do not resolve within 15 to 30 minutes. Delay in taking action can mean greater damage to your heart, so know the signs and get help.MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute partners with the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute for groundbreaking clinical care and…

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MedStar St. Mary's Receives Recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated Birth Facility

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital Receives Prestigious International Award Albany, NY - Baby-Friendly USA, announces that MedStar St. Mary's Hospital has received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (“BFHI”), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this prestigious international award recognizes birth facilities that offer…

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Help Children Breathe Easier this Winter

We are pleased to introduce Gurpreet Phull, MD, who recently joined the MedStar Georgetown Pediatrics Division of Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Phull completed his fellowship in pediatric pulmonary medicine at Children’s National Medical Center where he provided the full scope of consultation, diagnostic testing and treatment of children and adolescents with chronic lung diseases. Dr. Phull is now seeing patients at the MedStar Medical Group Specialists offices at Charlotte Hall.How does winter weather affect children with asthma?Winter is a time, undoubtedly, when children tend to get sick.  The weather is cold and being indoors in close quarters tends to allow viruses…

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