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Knee Injuries in the Weekend Warrior: Common Injuries, Prevention and Treatment

Weekend warriors are people who only participate in activities in their spare time. They may or may not maintain a routine exercise program and then participate in vigorous activities over a short or abbreviated period of time. Does this sound like you? Frequently, this is a recipe for injury. Common[...]

  1. Jeannie Hall: Won't ice delay healing for tendon injuries? RE: the RICE recommendation has been updated to exclude ice (use only for…

  2. thestory: Hi Jeannie! Thanks for your inquiry. Dr. Petre's response is: "Ice is not a cure for tendinitis. It is a…

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DocsTALK Podcast Explores Chronic Pain: Why You Might Have It and What You Can Do

Listen to the March 2015 docsTALK podcast.  For March’s docsTALK podcast, hosts Drs. John Martin and Briana Walton help us navigate through the issue of chronic pain. Here’s an excerpt from the lively discussion: John: I feel like I have a lot of experience on this topic because my parents told me I was[...]

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Six Activities that Can Prevent 70% of Heart Attacks

February is American Heart Month, and a time to build awareness about the number one killer in America – heart disease. What if I told you there were six things you could do to make you 70 percent less likely to have a heart attack? A new study in the[...]

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  2. thestory: Hello John -- This is Kristy with Anne Arundel Medical Center's social media team. Thanks for reaching out to us.…

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Win at Losing

What Susan Dennis says is most extraordinary about her life now is that it is so ordinary. In the last few months, she’s taken many long walks, gone to a baseball game, flown to Florida on vacation, and walked down the beach in a swimsuit. Nothing that unusual for a[...]

  1. Teresa Cooper: Dear Susan, I am scheduled for gastric bypass surgery on March 9,2015, with Dr. Gandsas. I keep thinking if I…

    • Susan Dennis: Teresa, I was very nervous prior to surgery, but I now know it was the smartest decision I have every…

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Surgery Pushes Weight Loss, but New Health Habits are the Key to Success

In 2012, Tammy Smith weighed 340 pounds. She attended a weight loss surgery seminar and decided to have gastric sleeve bypass. Her journey to new health habits began several months prior to her surgery, leading to a nearly 200-pound weight loss. Here’s Tammy’s story in her own words: Two years[...]

  1. scott: Great job. Proud of your hard work and progress. You look amazing

  2. Sheri Pick: What a wonderful article. I am so proud of you Tammy. You look am amazing. You are so furtunate to…