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Weekend Warriors Welcome: Cutting-Edge ACL Repair Helps Ice Hockey Player Return to Her Favorite Pastime

Washington D.C. – When the leaves start to change color, there’s a good chance that you’ll find Nathalie Lawyer scoring goals on the ice hockey rink. The 28-year-old from Alexandria, VA never turned back after trading figure skating for pads and pucks back in 6th grade. Through work, school, and even marathon training, nothing could keep her off the ice – except for her ACL. “I was playing hockey, and someone fell on me,” Lawyer said. “To be fair, I kind of pushed them onto me.” She never heard the classic “pop” in her leg but knew something was wrong…

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MedStar Health Hospitals Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Community Invited to Drop off Unwanted Prescriptions at Five MedStar Health Locations

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Breast Cancer Patients Made VIP’s By Baltimore Ravens on Sip N’ Paint Night

BALTIMORE, MD – One week after being surprised with free tickets during chemotherapy treatment, a group of Ravens fans battling breast cancer found themselves enjoying the ultimate Purple Friday – the 5th annual Sip N’ Paint Night at M&T Bank Stadium. The MedStar Health patients arrived outfitted in purple jerseys, hats and shirts but would leave with much, much more. Behind the Scenes Before Sip N’ Paint, the women enjoyed refreshments and a special “behind the scenes” tour of an area few Ravens fans ever get to see: the team’s locker room. Escorted by wide receiver Chris Moore, the guests…

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MedStar Health Orthopedic Surgeon Visits Ethiopia to Treat the Community and Perform Some of the Country’s First Arthroscopic Procedures

(Columbia, MD) - MedStar Health clinicians know the importance of giving back to those in need and seeking out ways to treat people where and how they need it. Wiemi Douoguih, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director of MedStar Sports Medicine in Washington, D.C. and MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre, recently led a team of MedStar Health clinicians to Ethiopia. In four days, Dr. Douoguih and team performed nine complex and advanced surgical procedures at no cost to patients in Addis, Ethiopia. This was the first time these patients could access these innovative joint repair surgeries that would allow…

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