Thursday, June 24, 2010

Visit Sinai Booth at the Hare Krishna Festival of India

If it’s summertime in Baltimore, it’s festival time!

The Baltimore 2010 Hare Krishna Festival of India is Saturday, one of the many fun ethnic events that are celebrated during Baltimore hot summers.

“All are invited to come partake of the great food and music,” says Dr. Neeraj Verma, an anesthesiologist at Sinai Hospital.

And while you’re there, look for the Sinai Hospital GI Associates booth where someone will be on hand to provide information that could save lives.

You can learn about gastrointestinal distress such as bloating, heartburn, diarrhea or constipation. Maybe you have trouble swallowing, are bothered by a burning sensation in the throat or stomach reflux, and want to know why. Perhaps you want to know when – and where - to get a colonoscopy. Remember, while the standard guidelines recommend getting a colonoscopy at age 50, there are some people, such as those who have a family history of colon cancer, who should start earlier.

Dr. Sudhir Dutta, Dr. John Rabine and Dr. Vinod Parashar are board-certified gastroenterologists at Sinai Hospital. They can provide complete diagnosis and treatment for disorders of the colon, stomach, esophagus, small bowel and the biliary and pancreatic system utilizing the very latest technology.

The Festival of India will start at noon on Saturday with a chariot parade from the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street. The festival will take place until 7 p.m. at McKeldin Square, corner of Pratt and Light streets.

For more information about the GI Associates at Sinai Hospital or to schedule an appointment call 410-601-WELL (9355).

-Sandra Crockett

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