March 28, 2017
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    • Throughout April, Anne Arundel County residents are encouraged to participate in events that focus on obesity prevention, management of substance abuse and mental health as co-occurring disorders, and access to health care.
      Throughout April, Anne Arundel County residents are encouraged to participate in events that focus on obesity prevention, management of substance abuse and mental health as co-occurring disorders, and access to health care.
    • Throughout April, Anne Arundel County residents are encouraged to participate in events that focus on obesity prevention, management of substance abuse and mental health as co-occurring disorders, and access to health care.
      Throughout April, Anne Arundel County residents are encouraged to participate in events that focus on obesity prevention, management of substance abuse and mental health as co-occurring disorders, and access to health care.
    • Dave Abrams, director of broadcast and electronic media for County Executive Steve Schuh’s office, participated in last year’s #HealthySelfie contest.
      Dave Abrams, director of broadcast and electronic media for County Executive Steve Schuh’s office, participated in last year’s #HealthySelfie contest.

    Get Ready For Healthy Anne Arundel Month

    By Zach Sparks
    What It Is And Why You Should Invest In Your Health
    Everyone wants to be healthy, be proud of their weight and be free of addiction, but not everyone knows where to find the resources that will help them accomplish those goals. Healthy Anne Arundel Month was created in 2014 for that purpose, to...
    • After seeing it in action of over a year, Dr. Jessica Heard is thrilled by the services and usefulness of Severna Park Veterinary Hospital’s pet ambulance.
      After seeing it in action of over a year, Dr. Jessica Heard is thrilled by the services and usefulness of Severna Park Veterinary Hospital’s pet ambulance.
    • After seeing it in action of over a year, Dr. Jessica Heard is thrilled by the services and usefulness of Severna Park Veterinary Hospital’s pet ambulance.
      After seeing it in action of over a year, Dr. Jessica Heard is thrilled by the services and usefulness of Severna Park Veterinary Hospital’s pet ambulance.

    Severna Park Veterinary Hospital’s Pet Ambulance Provides A Useful Service

    By Rob Odle
    Acquired in 2015, Severna Park Veterinary Hospital’s pet ambulance is a tool that has become essential for keeping local pets — especially larger ones — safe and healthy.
    Before it was used by the staff at Severna Park Veterinary Hospital, the ambulance served as a vehicle for...
  • Tooth Decay, Sensitivity Or Erosion?

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    Dentists and dental hygienists work together in clinical patient treatment. Thanks to technology, dental hygienists can now help patients maintain and protect their oral health with the use of a new treatment tool: adult in-office fluoride varnish therapy.
    Q: What happens at my maintenance visit...
  • AAMC To Design, Test Prototype Aimed To Transform Care For Older Adults

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    Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) has been selected as one of four health systems nationally to develop a prototype model aimed to transform care for older adults.
    With a $250,000 grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation, AAMC will work over the course of 42 months to co-design and test the Age...
  • ChoiceOne And UM BWMC Partner To Offer Accessible Urgent Care ServicesExclusive

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    ChoiceOne Urgent Care LLC is partnering with the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) to open its first Anne Arundel County location on Friday, March 3, at 8:00am. The ChoiceOne Urgent Care Severna Park center is located at 500-B Ritchie Highway, on the corner of Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road.

    “We are opening a location in Severna Park to fulfill the health care needs of this growing community,” said Dr. Scott Burger, chief medical officer at ChoiceOne Urgent Care. “Many patients need immediate medical care in the evenings and on the weekend. Urgent care is often the most convenient, cost-effective and appropriate solution for these...
  • 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 months, I will answer questions on high-technology dentistry. Please direct inquiries to www.cranska.com or familylaserdentistry@outlook.com.

     

    Q: I have been going to the dentist since I was a child. I’m amazed at the changes in dentistry, the dental office and equipment. What are the most important recent changes in dental technology?

    A: I have been along for the high-technology changes...
  • 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 and the Washington Post. Just recently, an interesting article appeared in the Baltimore Sun, titled “Gene Variant Makes Heart Drug Ineffective.” In summary, a patient was responding poorly to a heart medication, which can result in serious, life-threatening side effects. The local hospital evaluates their patients for genetic variances and finds that 30 percent of the...
  • 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

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    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...
  • 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....
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    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...

    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?
    Q...
  • 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.
    There...
  • 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...

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