July 21, 2017
Health & Fitness
85° Scattered Clouds

  • Dental Implants Are Not Teeth

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    Modern technology has given dentists more ways to replace teeth. For example, dental implants can replace teeth and secure dentures. What is best for the patient? What are the benefits and risks?
    Q: How can I have my missing, broken and diseased teeth replaced to look like and function like my...
  • UM BWMC July Calendar

    By Anonymous
    Tuesday, July 11
    6:00-7:30pm: The Stroke Support Group meets to discuss stroke recovery and prevention in the Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center (301 Hospital Drive, third floor). For more information, call 410-787-4732.
    Wednesday, July 12
    2:00-3:00pm: Lactation support group open to all...
  • Tips For Staying Cool In The Summer Heat

    By Department of Health
    When the temperature rises and more people are enjoying outdoor summer activities, it is important to avoid dehydration and excessive exposure to the sun. The humidity also makes it harder to handle the hot temperatures. The Department of Health encourages all residents to be cautious of heat-...
    • At a June 5 seminar held at The Reserve at Two Rivers, Dr. Debra Kimless explained the benefits of medicinal cannabis. The seminar was organized by the team at Green Point Wellness, set to open later this year in Anne Arundel County, to dispel any misconceptions and help the community understand this new industry coming to Maryland.Dylan Roche
      At a June 5 seminar held at The Reserve at Two Rivers, Dr. Debra Kimless explained the benefits of medicinal cannabis. The seminar was organized by the team at Green Point Wellness, set to open later this year in Anne Arundel County, to dispel any misconceptions and help the community understand this new industry coming to Maryland.

    Green Point Wellness Helps Community Understand Medicinal Cannabis Industry Coming To Maryland

    By Dylan Roche
    A new industry is coming to Maryland, and its first location is expected to be right here in Anne Arundel County. It might face some skepticism or even opposition, but the leadership behind Green Point Wellness — a medicinal cannabis dispensary slated to open in late 2017 — wants to...
  • UM BWMC Hosts Seminar Series On Joint Replacement

    By Anonymous
    On Wednesday, June 14, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Hal Crane, will provide a free seminar titled “A Joint Effort: Your Guide to Joint Replacement Surgery” at 6:30pm at UM BWMC’s Leo & Lysbeth Courtney Conference Center, located on the eighth floor at 301 Hospital Drive in Glen Burnie. Crane will discuss the latest surgical and nonsurgical treatment options as well as who makes a good candidate for joint replacement surgery. A question-and-answer session will follow.

    Light refreshments will be served. Preregistration is requested. For more information or to register, call UM BWMC’s marketing and...
  • AAMC Becomes First Health Care Organization In Maryland To Be Designated Bicycle-Friendly

    By Anonymous
    The League of American Bicyclists has designated Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) a bronze Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB). AAMC joins nearly 1,350 visionary businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 BFBs across the country.

    AAMC is the first health care organization in Maryland and first business in Anne Arundel County to receive the BFB designation. AAMC was recognized at the primary Bike to Work Day event for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County on May 19 at Annapolis Market House.

    “As we celebrate National Bike Month and Bike to Work Week, the League of American Bicyclists is excited to recognize a new class of businesses that are making their communities safer, happier,...
  • UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center June Calendar

    By Anonymous
    Wednesday, June 7

    4:30pm-5:30pm: Preventing Diabetes - A diabetes educator will lead a one-hour class discussing factors leading to diabetes and lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes and improve overall health. The class is free, but reservations are requested. To register or for more information, call 410-787-4940. (Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at UM BWMC, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 223). This class will also be offered on Friday, June 9, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm and Tuesday, June 27, at 10:00am and 11:00am.

     

    Tuesday, June 13

    6:00pm-7:30pm: The Stroke Support Group meets to discuss stroke recovery and prevention in the Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center (301 Hospital...
  • Resistant Antibiotics Are Caused By Use

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    Widespread antibiotic usage began in the 1940s when they were used to treat infections. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have developed over time and threaten the usefulness of these drugs.
    Resistant antibiotics are caused by antibiotic use.
    Q: When do I need to take an antibiotic drug?
    A: Disease-...


    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...
  • Recently Archived

  • 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...
  • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

Sidebar Ad

Faces of the Voice

  • William Nauman
    Creative Director
  • Dylan Roche
    Editor
    @dylroche
    @dylroche
    @dylroche
  • Colin Murphy
    Sports Editor
    @ArVoiceSports / @ColinAJMurphy
    @SPVoiceSports / @ColinAJMurphy
    @PVoiceSports / @ColinAJMurphy
  • Brian Lancione
    V.P., Operations
  • Zach Sparks
    Assistant Editor
    @Sparks907
    @Sparks907
    @Sparks907
  • Dianna Lancione
    Publisher
    parkiewoman
  • Lonnie Lancione
    Publisher
  • Larry Sells
    Vice President, Sales and Development
    @LarrySells1
    @LarrySells1
    @LarrySells1

Latest Tweets

Events Calendar

Request an Advertising Quote

Please do not add dashes. (ex: 4106479400)
Do not enter anything here.
Search Articles
Search Authors
Search Blog