February 21, 2017
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  • Six Dental Technologies For 2017

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    Modern dentistry is dynamic. Changes to improve patient comfort and quality of care are always being developed. The use of improved dental materials, modern delivery systems, lasers, computer-generated imaging and computer management software systems are just some of the changes.
    In upcoming...
  • 23andMe And Your Genetic Blueprint

    By Robert M. Cohl
    A fair amount of airtime has been given to genetic research in the news over the last year. Medical news articles keep popping up in the health sections of major newspapers around the country. Topics on individualized medicine have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times ...
  • Alzheimer’s: The Cold Hard Truth

    By Vicky Henderson
    These are the dreaded words many of us fear: dementia, Alzheimer’s, senile, memory loss, forgetfulness. However you want to word it, say it, define it, deny it, ignore it or repel it, we certainly don’t want to hear from our trusted health care physician or specialist that our loved one...
  • Heartbeat For Health Moves To The Y On February 18

    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is sponsoring Heartbeat for Health on Saturday, February 18, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Y in Arnold. This free, informative and fun-filled event will celebrate the benefits of dance and exercise in the prevention of heart...
  • Winter Can Be Difficult For The Elderly

    By Maura Barillaro
    January has come and gone. For many of us, so have our resolutions. It’s what happens this time each year. Something else happens this time of year too: snow. We love snow for its beauty and the thrill it brings our children, yet have we stopped to think about the dread it brings to our seniors?

    Winter is cold, and quite frankly, the cold makes it difficult to be old. Challenges with staying warm or being mobile are only a few things seniors face as the temperature drops. If you have aging parents or aging loved ones, consider supporting them through this season.

    Winterizing a home is an important step to staying warm, but often, the energy it takes for a senior to do this makes it...
  • Your Heart And Ears Have A Lot In Common, So Love Them Both During American Heart Month

    By Dr. Robin Robinson
    People tend to take matters of the heart very seriously, and they tend to brush off hearing loss as inconsequential. But truthfully, your heart and ears have a lot more in common than most people realize.

    In fact, decades of research point to a link between cardiovascular and hearing health. Specifically, Raymond H. Hull, professor of communication sciences and disorders in audiology and neurosciences at Wichita State University, and Stacy R. Kerschen conducted an analysis of 84 years of work from scientists worldwide on the link between cardiovascular health and the ability to hear and understand what others are saying. Their work, which reviewed 70 scientific studies, confirmed a direct...
  • How To Manage An Anxiety AttackExclusive

    By Elizabeth Cush
    Your heart is pounding. Maybe you’re shaking or sweating. You might feel like you’re floating away from yourself. It’s really scary. Anxiety or panic attacks can come out of nowhere and leave you shaken, exhausted and worried about having another one. Fortunately, you can take steps to manage the experience.

    What Does An Anxiety Attack Feel Like?

    Anxiety attacks can have a variety of symptoms. These might include a pounding heart, palpitations or a rapid heartbeat. You might sweat or have chills. You might feel short of breath, as if you’re being smothered or choking. You might feel chest pain, nausea or abdominal distress. You might tremble or shake, or feel...

    Neurosurgery? What’s That?

    By Dylan Roche
    Shunts, hemilaminoforaminotomy, laminectomy, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, craniotomy and spinal fusion.
    If that sounds like a list of obscure medical terms, don’t worry — you aren’t alone. Even the experts at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center...
  • Cataract Surgery Decreases Risk Of Auto Accidents

    By Allan Rutzen M.D.
    A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens in the eye, and cataract surgery involves removing a cloudy natural lens and implanting an artificial implant lens. You probably know that cataract surgery results in improved vision and reduced glare, but you may not be aware that cataract surgery...
  • How Do I Take Care Of My Dental Implant?

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    Modern technology has given dentists the ability to replace a missing tooth with an implant-borne dental restoration. The replacement is made to look like the original tooth. Now, what professional maintenance and at-home care does the patient need to make this replacement tooth last a lifetime?
  • I Wish I Could Make My Hair Look Like You Do

    By Scott Palmer - The Park Salon and Barber
    One of the most common comments I get from my clients is “I wish I could make my hair look like you do.” Unless you have someone else styling your hair at home, it’s likely not going to look exactly the same, but mastering the art of an at-home blowout is half the battle.
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  • Noise Exposure Hearing Loss (NIHL) Is Completely Preventable

    By Dr. Robin Robinson
    Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss and one of the most common occupational hazards in the United States. A single shot from a shotgun, experienced at close range, may permanently damage your hearing in an instant. Repeated exposures to loud machinery may, over an extended period...
  • Five Steps For A Safe And Effective Winter Detox

    By Lisa Consiglio Ryan - Whole Health Designs
    Detox. Say this word and some people will run for the hills.
    Detox is sometimes synonymous with starvation and deprivation, and it can be just plain scary. But it doesn’t have to be that way, especially when done safely and effectively.
    Detox can give you the jumpstart you need to lose a...
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

    By Dr. Esther Alabi - Pace Wellness
    Not Realizing The Importance Of Hormonal Balancing In Achieving Quality Of Life Is A Big Mistake People Make As They Age
    By Dr. Esther Alabi
    Pace Wellness Pharmacy
    Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is the treatment of hormonal imbalances seen during peri-menopause and...
  • A Happy, Healthy You: Small Steps And Reasonable Expectations Are Keys To A Great 2017

    By Kathy L. Miller
    Every year, we get the following question from friends and family: What are your New Year’s resolutions? The annual cycle has me thinking about what we expect from ourselves at the beginning of each year and how we often set ourselves up for failure, bringing on feelings of disappointment....
  • Palliative Care? But I’m Not Dying!

    By Elyzabeth Marcussen
    Somewhere along the way, the term “palliative care” picked up a scary reputation. Should a medical professional bring it up as a treatment option, many people will think it a death sentence.
    Nothing could be further from the truth. Palliative care is all about living.
    The field is...
  • Five Secrets Every Urgent Care Worker Knows And So Should You

    By Tina Smith - WiseCare Urgent Care
    Did you fall during your daily run this morning? Is your ankle swollen? Not sure whether you have the common cold or flu? One of the first questions to come to mind is: Should I go to the urgent care facility around the corner, or should I go to the emergency room? Before you make your decision,...
  • Reach All Of Your Health And Fitness Goals This Year!

    By Christine McDowell - Rockwell Fitness
    A new year is upon us, and for many people, it represents a fresh start. You have the whole year ahead to do whatever you want! So, what are your health and fitness goals for 2017? Hike a mountain? Lose 10 pounds? Get healthy?
    I love having goals because they keep us motivated when we might...
  • How To Make January Work For You

    By Joe Bocek
    It was 3:00am on the morning of New Years Day. I couldn’t sleep. No, it was not because I was up partying late; my girlfriend and I had a laid-back holiday this year. Honestly, I was just so excited for this day and time of year.
    You see, January in the fitness world is like Black Friday....
  • Colorectal Cancer Can Be Prevented

    By Dr. Mark Flasar - Anne Arundel Gastroenterology Associates
    Annually, many of us take a healthier direction in our lives — a New Year’s resolution. We change diets, resume exercise, or think more about our health. Health issues, such as cancer, become a growing concern with each passing year, demanding more of our attention and respect....
  • Hearing Impairments: The Importance Of Evaluation And Follow-Up Care

    By Greg Wilson - Hearing Specialty Group
    Have you considered having your hearing evaluated in the new year? Has your family complained that you are not hearing well? Are you a current hearing-aid user who is unsatisfied with the results? Have your friends not been satisfied with their hearing aids? Did someone tell you that the ringing in...

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