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Breast Cancer

Addressing Facts & Fears in the Face of Breast Cancer
Watch Johns Hopkins experts, including Lisa Jacobs, M.D. who leads our Breast Center, talk about facts and fears about breast cancer during a Facebook Live event.

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 Surgery 

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.


Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Patients who have had a heart attack or other cardiac condition can greatly benefit from the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Howard County General Hospital.  

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. 

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.  

Heroes in Health Care - Beverly's Story
When patient Beverly Nees came to Howard County General Hospital for outpatient kidney stone treatment, our alert staff immediately recognized her severe pain as a sign of something much more serious and life-threatening.  

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.  

Jim Greco's Story
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.  

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.

Digestive Health

Colorectal Cancer and Colonoscopy
In this series, Alodia Gabre-Kidan, M.D. describes how to prepare for a colonoscopy, what the procedure entails and what follow-up is recommended. She also answers questions about what a patient can expect after a cancer diagnosis.

General Surgery

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.


Back Pain and Spine Surgery
Amit Jain, M.D., Johns Hopkins spine surgeon, covers topics including spinal fusion, herniated/slipped disc and spinal stenosis in this series of three videos.

Foot and Ankle
Nigel Hsu, M.D., Johns Hopkins orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon answers questions about ankle arthritis, flat foot deformity, Achilles tendinosis, and describes surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

Shoulder Pain and Injury Treatment
In this series of four videos, orthopaedic surgeon, Uma Srikumaran, M.D., describes the symptoms of common shoulder ailments and the surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

Pain Management

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

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.

Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders Q&A Series
Charlene Gamaldo, M.D., Rachel Salas, M.D., and Virginia Runko, Ph.D of the Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep at Howard County General Hospital cover sleep topics including insomnia, sleep apnea, circadian rhythm sleep disorder and restless legs syndrome, as well as specific tips for the aging population, women and those suffering from depression.


Stroke Program Q&A Series
Eric Aldrich, M.D.,medical director of the HCGH Stroke Center, describes stroke risk factors, symptoms and diagnosis, and also speaks about the stroke program at HCGH in this 4-video series.

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.


Bladder Cancer
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.  

Kidney Cancer
John Kishel, M.D. of Central Maryland Urology Associates describes the symptoms of kidney cancer and treatment options.

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.

Vasectomy FAQs
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.

Women and Babies

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 former 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.

Gynecologic Q&As
Margot Watson, M.D. of Signature OB/GYN answers your questions about menopause, hysterectomies, endometriosis and fibroids while Denise Kirkner-Vourlos, M.D. discusses gynecology for adolescents including what to expect at your first appointment.

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

Heroes in Health Care - Our Tiniest Patients
This year's Heroes in Health Care event honored the outstanding Neonatal and Labor and Delivery staff who provide critical care for our youngest patients.

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.

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