April 22, 2018
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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.

    Periodontal disease is one of the most common medical conditions facing our adult population. As many as 80 percent of 35 year olds are affected by periodontal disease. Two phases exist in periodontal disease. The early stage, gingivitis, is a bacterium-caused gum inflammation. Untreated, gingivitis progresses into a chronic condition called periodontitis, which affects the bone supporting the...
    • 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 zoster (shingles) vaccines. The CDC uses a committee of health professionals (ACIP) to evaluate effectiveness, side effects and cost for all available vaccines. This report contains the answers many of you seek. The full version is available online at www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6703a5.htm. I will try to answer the most common questions I get from the report.

    Should I get the new shingles...
  • 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...
  • Jones Elementary Fundraises For The American Heart AssociationExclusive

    By Maya Pottiger
    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...
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  • The Eco-Friendly Dental Office

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    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...
    • Dispensaries such as Green Point Wellness, which will open in February in Linthicum, offer medicinal cannabis products in a secure environment where patients can get advice from trained staff members.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Dispensaries such as Green Point Wellness, which will open in February in Linthicum, offer medicinal cannabis products in a secure environment where patients can get advice from trained staff members.
    • Dispensaries such as Green Point Wellness, which will open in February in Linthicum, offer medicinal cannabis products in a secure environment where patients can get advice from trained staff members.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Dispensaries such as Green Point Wellness, which will open in February in Linthicum, offer medicinal cannabis products in a secure environment where patients can get advice from trained staff members.
    • Dispensaries such as Green Point Wellness, which will open in February in Linthicum, offer medicinal cannabis products in a secure environment where patients can get advice from trained staff members.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Dispensaries such as Green Point Wellness, which will open in February in Linthicum, offer medicinal cannabis products in a secure environment where patients can get advice from trained staff members.

    What’s All This I Hear About Medicinal Cannabis?

    By Dylan Roche
    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...
    • Debi Vincent and Ryan vanBrackel are excited to see what comes of the partnership between Active Body & Health and RockWell Fitness.Photo Provided
      Debi Vincent and Ryan vanBrackel are excited to see what comes of the partnership between Active Body & Health and RockWell Fitness.

    Active Body & Health Joins Forces With RockWell Fitness

    By Dave Topp
    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

    By Robert M. Cohl
    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...
    • The Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program held its annual luncheon at Two Rivers Steak & Fish House, celebrating the accomplishments of those in the program.Photo by Larry Sells
      The Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program held its annual luncheon at Two Rivers Steak & Fish House, celebrating the accomplishments of those in the program.
    • The Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program held its annual luncheon at Two Rivers Steak & Fish House, celebrating the accomplishments of those in the program.Photo by Larry Sells
      The Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program held its annual luncheon at Two Rivers Steak & Fish House, celebrating the accomplishments of those in the program.

    Patients Recognized At UM BWMC Luncheon

    By Maya Pottiger
    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

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    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

    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...

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