May 29, 2017
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    Healthy Planet, Healthy People: UM BWMC Encourages Green Living At Fifth Annual Earth Day Expo

    By Dylan Roche
    It’s easy being green, according to University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center and its Green Health Committee. On Friday, April 21, the hospital held its fifth annual Go Green Fair, a free community event that offered tips about recycling, renewable energy and eco-friendly...
  • Are You And Your Pet Ready For The Unexpected?

    By Christine Calvert
    It is a well-known fact that pets keep humans healthier. Pets are part of the family in most households, which means they sleep in our beds, sit on our couches, and get lots of love and attention. Pet ownership has many medical, emotional and psychological benefits. Many of us can relate to our...

    Three Factors To Consider When Choosing A Medical Provider

    By Chris Lee
    So, you or someone in your family has suffered an injury and you don’t know whom to turn to for help. You’ll most likely need to seek further medical attention or rehab after your visit to the emergency room or an urgent care facility. You will also most likely be referred for physical...
  • Reasons To Drink Tap Water

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    Here are several reasons to drink tap water: There is no sugar to cause dental decay, the fluoridation prevents decay, there are no calories to cause weight gain and tap water fights dry mouth (decreased saliva), which increases the risk of decay.
    Tooth decay is the most common disease, and it...
  • Help For Caregivers Pressed Into Care

    By Maura Barillaro
    Off-Time Events Can Derail A Young Life

    Many of us realize that at some point in the future, we will become a caregiver for an elderly parent or spouse. What we don't expect is caregiving to start when we are in our 40s, 30s or even our 20s! These are the years that we expect to take care of ourselves (our education, career and family), but many of us are finding that our lives are suddenly put on hold as we become caregivers. This abrupt change in our lives can create feelings of anger and sadness. Help is out there, and we have put some of these ideas together.

    The first suggestion given to many of these young caregivers by industry professionals is to join a support group. We know...
  • Tech Talk With Dr. Cranska

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    Stop Childhood Cavities With Dental Sealants And Fluoride Varnishing

    To reduce the risk of tooth decay and protect the biting surfaces of new teeth erupting in the mouth, patients can get dental sealants and have their dentist apply fluoride varnishes two to four times per year.

    Q: My children now receive full mouth fluoride varnish treatments twice a year at their cleaning appointments. Is this better than gels or rinses?

    A: These 5 percent sodium fluoride varnishes provide instant tooth surface protection, minimizing the swallowing risk. Application is recommended for all age groups. Varnish treatments impact the dentition by reducing the occurrence of dental decay on smooth tooth...
    • As part of the Lawfit Challenge, Severna Park resident Stew Smith will train first responders to rescue someone from a remote area using stretchers.
      As part of the Lawfit Challenge, Severna Park resident Stew Smith will train first responders to rescue someone from a remote area using stretchers.
    • As part of the Lawfit Challenge, Severna Park resident Stew Smith will train first responders to rescue someone from a remote area using stretchers.
      As part of the Lawfit Challenge, Severna Park resident Stew Smith will train first responders to rescue someone from a remote area using stretchers.

    Officers Will Square Off In Friendly Lawfit Challenge

    By Zach Sparks
    Contest Coincides With Healthy Anne Arundel Month
    If you ask Stew Smith, fitness isn’t just a key to better health; it’s a survival skill. For police and firefighters, who can be faced with survival situations, it’s a necessity. That’s why Healthy Anne Arundel Month...
  • County Officials Kick Off Healthy Anne Arundel Month

    By Zach Sparks
    In celebration of Healthy Anne Arundel Month, the public was invited to a kickoff event at the Anne Arundel County Farmers Market in Annapolis on April 1. Among those in attendance were Anne Arundel County Health Officer Jinlene Chan, Councilman Michael Peroutka, Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides,...
  • AAMC To Design, Test Prototype Aimed To Transform Care For Older AdultsExclusive

    By Anonymous
    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...
  • Does Being Sore Mean You Had A Good Workout?Exclusive

    By Joe Bocek
    I was enjoying a family dinner at a restaurant in Annapolis recently, celebrating a holiday and catching up. The place was packed, with no empty tables. To have a conversation, we had to talk loudly. The waiter came and took our order. At that moment, I overheard conversations around us. The...
    • 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...
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    • 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...
  • 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

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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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