Author: Shady Grove Medical Center

Shady Grove Doctor Becomes Nurse for a Day: Part 2

This is part two in a blog series from internist, Dr. Jeffrey Bui who spent a day at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center walking in our nurses’ shoes. By 11 a.m. and four cups of coffee later, my feet were hurting from standing, walking and running all morning. I was relieved to find my next duties were to shadow a Charge Nurse because, I thought, “Wow, I finally get a break!” I have never been more wrong. As I followed the Charge Nurse, she began making rounds by checking on patients, as well as, her staff. We helped...

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Shady Grove Doctor Becomes Nurse for a Day: Part 1

This is part one in a blog series from internist, Dr. Jeffrey Bui who spent a day at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center walking in our nurses’ shoes. Before my experience shadowing nurses here at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, I felt like I had a strong understanding of what comprised a nurse’s day. I have seen the daily hustle and bustle of the nurses making rounds, entering and exiting patient rooms. I thought I knew the extent of a nurse’s day, but I was wrong. My shadowing experience began at the conclusion of National Nurse’s Week...

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Healthy Recipes for Eating Green

St. Patrick’s Day had us eating green this month with recipes that incorporated green ingredients for a delicious and healthy meal! March was also Colon Cancer Awareness Month and National Nutrition Month so our recent cooking class also focused on ingredients high in fiber like spinach, nuts pomegranates and whole grains, which help to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. For every 10 grams of fiber coming from foods daily, less than a cup of beans, the risk of colorectal cancer is reduced by 10 percent! According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, Americans can prevent nearly half...

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New Generation at Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer was once considered to be an “older person’s disease,” typically impacting men and women over the age of 55. Recent data has shown that this is no longer the case. A study published on Feb. 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that while the rate of colorectal cancer is declining overall, it is increasing amongst young adults. In fact, someone born in 1990 now has double the risk of early colon cancer and quadruple the risk of early rectal cancer as someone born in 1950. With a new generation at risk, it’s more...

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Cherish Your Baby’s Milestones

As a new parent, it seems we are always looking forward to discovering what our little one will do next. We watch anxiously for that first smile or giggle, the first cooing sounds or when she starts to crawl. That excitement however, can quickly turn to worry or concern when our baby doesn’t pick up a skill as quickly as a friend or family member’s baby. “I always tell parents there is a range for children,” said Veronica Linares MD, FAAP and internist/pediatrician with Adventist Medical Group. “Babies can hit a milestone anywhere between three or six months after...

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