January 18, 2018
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  • Five Ways To Stop Dry Mouth

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is not a disease. This medical disorder is simply the decrease in flow of saliva in the mouth. Causes of xerostomia include radiation during cancer therapy; diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome, scleroderma, lupus and diabetes; and the No. 1 cause:...
  • DOH Offers Cold-Weather Tips

    By Voice Media
    The Anne Arundel County Department of Health encourages residents to exercise caution during extremely cold temperatures. Whether inside or out, cold weather can be dangerous to those who are unprepared to deal with it.
    Advanced hypothermia (decreased core body temperature) is usually accompanied...
  • UM BWMC Receives Donation From Arthur Murray Dance Studio

    By Voice Media
    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center extends its thanks to Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Arnold, which recently held a fundraiser for the Aiello Breast Center in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the studio’s annual pink dance party, $2,000 was raised...
  • Tobacco-Free Kids Week Set For February 11-17

    By Voice Media
    The annual Tobacco-Free Kids (TFK) Week, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, is set for February 11 to February 17. Every year, during TFK Week, thousands of Anne Arundel County youths participate in anti-tobacco activities in schools and community groups. TFK Week was...
  • UM BWMC December Calendar

    By Voice Media
    Monday, December 4

    6:00pm to 8:00pm — Overdose Response Program. UM BWMC is offering free Maryland Overdose Response Program classes to help educate the public on the signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose. The class is free, but reservations are requested. To register or for more information, call 410-787-4490. (Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center at 301 Hospital Drive, third floor). This class will also be offered on Saturday, December 16, from 9:00am to 11:00am.


    Wednesday, December 6

    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...
    • Kara Hamilton, seen here with her family, has spread support for women battling breast cancer through her nonprofit organization, Pinked Perspective.Photo courtesy of NanaSue Photography
      Kara Hamilton, seen here with her family, has spread support for women battling breast cancer through her nonprofit organization, Pinked Perspective.

    Local Foundation Has National Reach For Breast Cancer Awareness

    By Maya Pottiger
    Kara Hamilton Spreads Breast Cancer Awareness So It’s “Found Early And Treatable”
    Growing up, Kara Hamilton hated the color pink.
    Now, at 40 years old, she wears pink head to toe every day.
    The change came in July 2011 when Hamilton was diagnosed with breast cancer. She wears...
  • Pregnancy, Expecting Parents And Baby Teeth

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    Expecting parents, here is what you need to know and do to positively affect the development of your unborn child’s teeth.

    Q: What concerns should I have if I’m pregnant or thinking about having a baby?

    A: Up to three out of four pregnant women have gingivitis due to hormonal changes. Untreated gingivitis can progress to chronic periodontitis. Oral infections need to be treated during pregnancy.

    Treating dental decay reduces the transmission of potentially decay-producing oral bacteria from mother to infants. Babies are not born with the bacteria that cause dental decay; they are infected after birth from their mothers. Reduce spreading these bacteria by having the dentist...
  • UM BWMC Debuts New Mobile Care Service

    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is offering a new home-based emergency service to Anne Arundel County residents. Individuals who are not able to travel to a physician's office, emergency department or urgent care center and need medical treatment will be...
  • UM BWMC Names Sonia Hamlin Director Of Marketing And Communications

    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) has named Sonia Hamlin the new director of marketing and communications. Hamlin comes to UM BWMC from the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, where she served as marketing and communications director. Her...
  • UM BWMC To Host Lecture On Memory LossExclusive

    On Wednesday, November 15, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center geriatrician Anuj Bhatnagar will provide a free seminar titled “Remember When: Knowing the Signs of Dementia and More” at 6:30pm at UM BWMC’s Leo & Lysbeth Courtney Conference Center, located...
  • 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....
  • Recently Archived

  • 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 www.chesapeakelifecenter.org...
  • 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

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    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

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    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

    By Dr. Florence Jaffa -- UM BWMC
    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 www.aahealth.org/parentsguide to find information on school health services for the 2017-2018 school year.
    The page provides...
  • Tackling Concussion Head On

    By Dr. Alan Sokoloff
    “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...

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