April 23, 2018
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  • Laser Your Gum Disease

    New methods for treating medical conditions and diseases are always being developed. Arthroscopy has allowed surgeons to be minimally invasive. Using lasers, LASIK can correct vision. Dentistry has lasers and procedures (LANAP=LAR and LAPIP) to treat periodontal disease in a minimally invasive way...
  • What To Know Ahead Of Allergy Season

    It’s time again to stock up on tissues and your preferred antihistamines. Allergy season is upon us. Nasal allergies affect nearly 50 million people in the United States, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The most universally bothersome allergens are pollens, said...
  • What Is Shingrix And Is It Right For Me?

    Lately at the pharmacy counter, I have been getting many questions about the new shingles shot. It is called Shingrix, not to be confused with the old shingles shot Zostavax. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just came out with January 2018 recommendations for the use of herpes...
  • Did You Know Hearing Aids Also Improve Balance?

    A study conducted by Johns Hopkins and funded by the National Institute of Health showed people who didn't hear that well had an increased likelihood of falls. This information led researchers to question whether hearing aids held the key to better balance for people with hearing loss. In a...
  • The Real Fountain Of Youth

    “I am in better shape today in my 50s than I was in my 20s.” That’s a powerful phrase someone mentioned to me recently. How many of us can say that we are better today than we were in our 20s? We reflect on our 20s and we think young, free, dumb (for me at least) and unstoppable...
  • UM BWMC’s Heartbeat For Health Creates Wellness Awareness

    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s annual Heartbeat for Health expo, which was held this year on February 10 at the Y in Arnold, engaged community members in hands-on lessons and entertained them with upbeat dance performances and demonstrations, all to get people...
  • Jones Elementary Fundraises For The American Heart AssociationExclusive

    During their physical education classes in February, Jones Elementary students participated in Jump Rope for Heart, a fundraiser that benefits the American Heart Association. Students worked to complete jump-rope tricks and work their way up the “jump rope mountain,” which consisted of...
  • The Eco-Friendly Dental Office

    Modern technology has given dentists more ways and means to practice dentistry while maintaining exceptional patient care. Most of these improvements are also better for the environment. Q: What is Eco-Friendly Dentistry? A: I take this question to mean, “What can dentists do to help the...
  • What’s All This I Hear About Medicinal Cannabis?

    Cancer, seizures, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, arthritis, anxiety, PTSD. What does each of these conditions – among many others – have in common with the others? They are all conditions that can be treated with medicinal cannabis. Yes, cannabis. More commonly...
  • Active Body & Health Joins Forces With RockWell Fitness

    Dave and Debi Vincent knew it was time for a change. The owners of Active Body & Health had begun to feel a bit cramped after eight successful years in their northern Severna Park location just off Ritchie Highway near Cattail Creek. “We felt like we were not able to grow in that space...
  • BrainSpan: A Comprehensive Concussion Protocol For Healing

    Another successful football season has come to a close. As a practicing sports chiropractor, I see a lot of sports-related injuries. People walking into our office have neck, shoulder and arm problems (upper extremity) as well as pain in the back, hips, legs and ankles. Of special interest this...
  • Patients Recognized At UM BWMC Luncheon

    The Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center hosted its annual holiday luncheon at Two Rivers Steak & Fish House in Pasadena on January 2. The program helps heart and lung patients rehabilitate after experiencing a heart attack or...
  • Hearing Solutions To Hold Health Event

    Hearing Solutions Audiology and Balance Center will host a five-day hearing health event from February 19 through 23 (Monday through Friday) from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Complimentary hearing screenings and auditory canal evaluations will be offered. To make an appointment, call 410-672-1244....
  • Five Ways To Stop Dry Mouth

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
  • Local Foundation Has National Reach For Breast Cancer Awareness

    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

    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...
  • 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....
  • 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...

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