June 25, 2018
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    • (L-R) Writer and director Robert Ferrier; Julie Zissimopoulos, associate director of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California; and producer Daphne Glover Ferrier worked together on “SPENT: The Hidden Cost of Dementia.”Photo Provided
      (L-R) Writer and director Robert Ferrier; Julie Zissimopoulos, associate director of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California; and producer Daphne Glover Ferrier worked together on “SPENT: The Hidden Cost of Dementia.”
    • Daphne Glover Ferrier (middle), and Priscilla Glover cared for Betty Glover before she died in 2016 after battling dementia.Photo Provided
      Daphne Glover Ferrier (middle), and Priscilla Glover cared for Betty Glover before she died in 2016 after battling dementia.

    Local Filmmakers Expose Hidden Costs Of Dementia

    By Judy Tacyn
    “As our family was living through this experience and trying to figure out how we could give Mom the care she needed, we asked ourselves, how on earth were others coping with this?” asked Severna Park resident Daphne Glover Ferrier.

    That question led Daphne and husband Bob Ferrier, both award-...

  • PTSD: Your Questions AnsweredExclusive

    By Maya Pottiger
    June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. Though it may seem simple to understand, PTSD can manifest inside a person in a variety of ways.

    The Chesapeake Life Center, a branch of Hospice of the Chesapeake, offers many services for those suffering from or who have family...

  • Fast Food, Snacking And Tooth Decay

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    American eating habits have changed. We are no longer a three-meals-a-day society. The fast food industry is at $200 billion a year and growing. We eat more premade foods and snacks throughout the day than ever before. More sugar, more acid, increased frequency, and less time to produce saliva...
  • Fishpaws Marketplace And Homestead Gardens Team Up To Host Fundraiser Benefitting UM BWMC

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    Fishpaws Marketplace and Homestead Gardens of Severna Park are teaming up to host Corks for a Cause, a fundraiser benefitting the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) and the medical center’s Next Generation Fund. The event will take place Wednesday, June 27, from 6:...
  • Anne Arundel County Launches PulsePoint “Citizen Responder” Mobile App

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    Anne Arundel Medical Center, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, Leadership Anne Arundel, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the Annapolis Fire Department recently announced the launch of PulsePoint, a free-to-download mobile app that alerts CPR-trained citizens of cardiac events in their vicinity, so they may administer aid while professional responders are in route. The app also informs responders and emergency dispatchers of nearby public automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

    Every two minutes, someone dies from sudden cardiac arrest. Survivability depends greatly on receiving immediate CPR. Early application of bystander CPR and rapid defibrillation from an AED have...
  • UM BWMC June Calendar

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    Wednesday, June 6

    10:30-11:30am: The Tate Cancer Center Survivorship Program offers therapeutic yoga for cancer patients. Both patients and caregivers are welcome and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Chair yoga and deep breathing will also be offered. The program is free. Bring water. Reservations are not requested but encouraged. For more information, call 410-302-7663. (Executive Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 128). This class is offered each Wednesday at the same time and location.

    4:30-5:30pm: 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...
  • Should I Use An Electric Or A Manual Toothbrush?

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    Dentistry and modern science have not yielded a cure for tooth decay. The most common disease facing mankind, tooth decay is caused by our bodies’ reaction to what we eat.

    Today’s dental mission statement should not focus on just reacting to problems; instead, the effort should be in curing the disease. Brushing, fluoride and sealants only address the existing problem.

    Q: What is the history of the toothbrush?

    A: Boar bristle brushes go back to ancient China. French dentists in the 17th century brought the idea to Europe. William Addis developed a bone and pig bristle brush in 1780 England, which led to mass-produced toothbrushes. DuPont developed nylon bristles in 1938, and...
  • You Can’t Play The Comparison Game

    By Joe Bocek
    How interesting we are as human beings. We are incredible social creators by design. We tend to thrive, for the most part, in groups and like our circle of friends and tribes we belong to.
    This can be incredibly powerful and beneficial. We can thrive in groups because of their support and our...
  • UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center Hosts Vascular Lecture

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    On Wednesday, May 30, vascular surgeon Mariano Arosemena, MD, and Terry DeVeaux, RN, MS, ACNP, will provide a free seminar titled “Get a Leg Up on Vascular Disease” at 6:30pm at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center...
  • UM BWMC May Calendar

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    Tuesday, May 2
    10:00am-11:30am: Yoga for Stroke Patients – A 10-week class for stroke survivors (Executive Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 128). The cost is $60 and is due at the time of registration. For more information and to register online, visit www.mybwmc.org/exercise or call 410-...
  • How To Stay Active And Be Mindful Of Health At WorkExclusive

    By Maya Pottiger
    Sitting is the new smoking, they say.
    Most working Americans, especially in our increasingly digital society, are stuck at a desk and behind a computer during the eight-hour workday. While responding to emails or working on projects, lengthy periods of time can pass, leading to extended periods of...
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  • Prevent Dental Disease

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    Today’s dental mission should not be just reacting to and treating problems; instead, the priority should be in prevention.
    The key tools in preventing tooth problems are daily teeth cleanings, a healthy diet, and fluoride and dental sealants. Regular dental cleanings bring everything...
  • Are You At Risk For Peripheral Artery Disease?

    By Dr. Mariano Arosemena
    Peripheral artery disease — also known as PAD — is a common, yet serious, condition. It occurs when extra cholesterol and other fats circulating in the blood collect on the walls of the arteries that supply blood to your limbs. This buildup narrows the arteries, often reducing or...
  • Healthy Kids Running Series Races Into The Annapolis Area

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    Nonprofit Race Series Gives Children A Fun Introduction To Running
    Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS), the national nonprofit race series designed to combat increasing rates of childhood obesity through the introduction of running, is launching in the Annapolis area on Sunday, April 8, with its...
  • UM BWMC April Calendar

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    Wednesday, April 4
    10:30am-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 necessary. Chair yoga and deep breathing will also be offered. The program is free. Bring water....
  • Laser Your Gum Disease

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    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...
    • Nasal allergies affect nearly 50 million people in the United States, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Nasal allergies affect nearly 50 million people in the United States, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

    What To Know Ahead Of Allergy Season

    By Maya Pottiger
    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?

    By Marcus LaChapelle
    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?

    By Robin Robinson- Doctor of Audiology
    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

    By Joe Bocek
    “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

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    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...

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