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  • Department Of Health Offers Tips For A Healthy And Safe HalloweenExclusive

    The Anne Arundel County Department of Health provides the following tips to help families have a fun, healthy and safe Halloween: • Do not allow children to go trick-or-treating if they are ill. If they had a fever, it should be gone for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine....
  • Department Of Health Awards $592,000 In Community GrantsExclusive

    DOH Supports Substance Misuse Prevention And Recovery Services The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has awarded a total of $592,000 in grants to local programs that help enrich the quality of life for Anne Arundel County families and communities. The Fiscal Year 2018 grants support capital...
  • Chesapeake Life Center Announces Grief Support Schedule

    Chesapeake Life Center will offer a variety of grief support groups through the end of this year on the John & Cathy Belcher Campus at 90 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena. Registration is required for all groups and can be completed by calling 888-501-7077 or by visiting
  • BWMC October Calendar

    Here's what's on the calendar this month at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Wednesday, October 4 10:30am to noon - The Tate Cancer Center Survivorship Program offers therapeutic yoga for cancer patients. Both patients and caregivers are welcome, and no prior yoga experience is...
  • OB-GYNs Encourage Pregnant Patients To See Their Dentists

    A woman’s health care needs change throughout her life. Different concerns exist during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, menopause and post-menopause. In July, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued a statement advising patients to see a dentist during pregnancy. The...
  • Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

      October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a reminder for women to talk with their doctors and become better educated about cancer screenings. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Anne Arundel County. Detecting cancer early through screening offers the best chance of...
  • UM BWMC Launches New Outpatient Talk Therapy Program

    The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) now offers outpatient talk therapy (psychotherapy) for individuals suffering from depression and other mental health conditions. The service is provided within UM BWMC’s bridge clinic; however, participants do not need...
  • HPV And Oral Cancer

    If you are a smoker or if you abuse alcohol, you should be concerned about these traditional risk factors for oral cancer. We are now faced with an epidemic: A common viral infection is causing oral cancer to develop in young non-smokers and casual drinkers. Research now shows links between human...
  • Protecting Yourself Against Influenza And The Common Cold

    As fall begins, we begin to see symptoms associated with the common cold and influenza (flu). But while you may think you are suffering from either a cold or flu, you may be suffering from the other illness. Knowing the difference between the cold and the flu and their symptoms can help determine...
  • News From The Department Of Health

    Website Provides Parent’s Guide to School Health Parents and guardians in Anne Arundel County can visit the “Parent’s Guide to School Health” at to find information on school health services for the 2017-2018 school year. The page provides...
  • Tackling Concussion Head On

    “When In Doubt, Hold Them Out” Concussion is not new. Sports-related concussions are often associated with immediate and transient symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Here is a more common definition: A type of mild traumatic brain injury that usually occurs as a result of a bump...
  • Empire Professional Pharmacy To Reopen Under New OwnershipExclusive

    For more than 30 years, Empire Professional Pharmacy and Medical Equipment has served the community by offering a large supply of compression stockings; canes; crutches; walkers; wheelchairs; diabetic, ostomy and orthopedic supplies; and much more – all available either in person in the full-...
  • Waypoint Wellness Center Provides A Safe Stopping Point On Journey To Health And Happiness

    Skim through social media or talk to a few local parents, and one unfortunate reality of modern life, especially in Anne Arundel County, becomes all too apparent. “There’s a mental health crisis in this area,” observed Melissa Wellner, M.D., a board-certified child and adolescent...
  • See The Eclipse Safely

    Because I am an ophthalmologist, people have been asking me how to view the upcoming solar eclipse safely. By taking some simple precautions, you should be able to enjoy this rare celestial event. As you have heard by now, the solar eclipse will be visible on Monday, August 21. People in a narrow...
  • What You Can Do At The First Sign Of A Heart Attack

    When you think of someone having a heart attack, what images enter your mind? Most people think of someone older, usually male and out of shape, clenching their chest in excruciating pain. However, heart attacks can occur in anyone, at any age, and women are just as likely to suffer a heart attack...
  • When A Loved One Resists Help

    When a loved one with hearing loss declines to use hearing aids, we often repeat ourselves, speak clearly, speak louder, or interpret what others say if the loved one cannot hear the message. But when we do these good deeds for loved ones with a hearing loss, we don’t realize that we’re...
  • Stop Sports Injuries By Wearing Mouthguards

    Football and soccer seasons are here, which means that sports-related oral and dental injuries are commonplace. School-age children are the most likely group to suffer injuries to their mouths and teeth. By wearing athletic mouthguards, children can protect their teeth and the surrounding bone...
  • Training Can Reduce The Risk Of Falling And Improve Balance

    Falling is a serious and concerning issue. About one-third of people over the age of 65 fall each year, and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age. More than half of seniors age 80 or older fall annually. Falls have accounted for up to 25 percent of hospital admissions, and of those...
  • Choose To Embrace Confidence With Your Fashion

    I can count, maybe on one hand, the number of women I have met throughout the years who were truly comfortable in their own skin. I remember each one during a beautiful, treasured moment that sticks out as the peak of femininity, confidence and triumph. These few women embraced their fate along...
  • Choosing Your Dentist — Independent Doctor/Owner Or Corporate Dental Practice?

    Did you know that the dental industry has two predominant business models? The first kind is the independent doctor/owner model, the traditional type of practice that many of us — but mostly our parents — grew up visiting. With this model, the doctor/owner is not only the clinician who...
  • The Truth About Tongue-Tie And Speech Development

    Tongue-tie is a term used for the common structural defect called ankyloglossia. The lingual frenulum is a thin membrane that connects the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Having a tongue-tie simply means that this membrane is shorter and/or tighter than expected, causing the...
  • Partnering With Families To Provide Quality Vision Care For Aging Adults

    As we age, our eyes age right along with us. It’s a natural part of getting older, but that doesn’t make it any less scary. We all fear losing our independence, but there comes a time when we find ourselves relying on another person, often an adult child, to help with day-to-day...
  • Are Your Eyes At Risk?

    If You Stare At Screens, The Answer Is Yes If you’ve noticed lately that your vision is blurring, you’re getting more headaches than you used to, your eyes are dry and your neck hurts, you could be suffering from a 21st-century health problem: computer vision syndrome. One in three...
  • Medical Cannabis

    Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine being a physician who would one day recommend the use of cannabis for any reason. However, after hearing anecdotal stories from patients who have benefited immensely from the use of cannabis, learning about the current state of emergency associated with...
  • Don’t Ignore The Ringing In Your Ears

    Do noises in your ears make it difficult to concentrate? Do these sounds make it difficult to fall to sleep at night? Do you feel that these noises make it difficult to enjoy your life? These are all common reports from people with persistent tinnitus or ringing in the ears. Relief from these...


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