August 21, 2017
Health & Fitness
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  • 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...
  • Tech Talk With Dr. Cranska

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    I have witnessed the high-technology changes in dentistry since I started going to the dentist as a child in the 1950s, and I am still a dental patient.
    Last month, I fractured a large tooth-colored filling in a back tooth. There was no pain, but now the dentist needed a dentist.
    I called my...
  • The Biggest Transition Since Adolescence

    By Dr. Karen Hardart
    Menopause is often considered the biggest transition since adolescence. The definition of natural menopause is 12 months with no menses (period). Surgical menopause occurs when a women has her ovaries surgically removed before going 12 months with no menses. The average age of natural menopause is...
  • Anne Arundel County Combats Zika Virus

    By Kerrigan Stern
    Anne Arundel County has recently joined the fight against the Zika virus. Throughout the United States, 544 cases of Zika have been reported, with 19 of these incidents originating in Maryland. So far, no Zika cases in Maryland have resulted from transmission, but cases have resulted from residents...
  • Autism: What Are Some Common Signs?Exclusive

    By Cisco Nochera
    Even beginning as early as infancy, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may seem different when compared with other children their own age. Some signs may include a hyper-focus on certain objects, difficulty making eye contact, and lack of engaging in typical babbling with their parents. Other children appear to be developing normally until they are 2 or 3 years of age and then begin to withdraw socially or verbally.

    The severity of ASD in a child can vary tremendously depending on how severe the child’s social communication skills have become, how insistent the child is with the sameness of their activities and surroundings (difficulties with change), and how repetitive...
  • Tips On Calming A Crying BabyExclusive

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    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is an abusive traumatic brain injury that happens when a baby or small child is violently shaken. It can lead to permanent, severe brain damage or death. In many cases of SBS, a caregiver cannot get the baby to stop crying and, out of frustration or anger, will shake the baby. Parents should talk to everyone who cares for their babies about the best ways to calm them.

    For calming a crying baby, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health offers the following tips, which are found in the free healthy pregnancy and baby care kits for county residents:

    ·         Swaddle the baby...
  • UM BWMC Hosts Heartbeat For Health

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    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) will sponsor Heartbeat for Health on Saturday, February 20, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Severna Park Community Center. This free, informative and fun-filled event will celebrate the benefits of dance and exercise in the prevention of heart disease, while reinforcing community awareness and education about overall health and wellness. Dance demonstrations will be presented by local dance studios. Attendees are encouraged to participate by trying the various dance styles showcased.

    Free health screenings for cholesterol, bone density, body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure will be offered, and educational displays for...
  • Not Your Average Drive-Thru

    By Rob Odle
    Flu season is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to get vaccinated. Fortunately, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, in partnership with Anne Arundel Medical Center and the City of Annapolis, has a plan: a drive-thru flu clinic. The clinic will be held Wednesday, October 10...
  • Medicare Part D Prescription Open Enrollment Period Will Start Soon

    By Mike Bochniewicz
    Medicare Part D is a program provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to subsidize the cost of prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries.
    Each year, usually October 15 through December 7, subscribers currently enrolled in Medicare Part D, may re-enroll in their current plan...
  • Tech Talk With Dr. Cranska

    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 the upcoming...
  • Tech Talk With Dr. Cranska

    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 the upcoming...
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  • UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center Now Offers Kids YogaExclusive

    By Voice Media
    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) will offer kids yoga beginning Tuesday, September 15. A certified kids yoga teacher will instruct 45-minute classes with team-building games, theme-based class routines, art and storytelling for children ages 6 to 10.

    In...

  • UM BWMC Offers Exercise Classes For The CommunityExclusive

    By Voice Media
    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) will offer the next session of exercise classes at its campus on Hospital Drive and at BW Health Services in Hanover beginning Monday, September 14. Certified instructors of R U Fit will lead the following classes:...
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    Dr. Charles Hutto Reflects On Chesapeake Hearing Centers’ 40 YearsExclusive

    By Voice Media
    In July, Chesapeake Hearing Centers celebrated its 40th anniversary. Charles L. Hutto, Au.D., founded the practice in 1975, and it remains a Severna Park family business. Hutto has been joined by his two daughters, Mariya Hutto and Julie Petruzzi, both graduates of Severna Park High School, along...
  • [VIDEO] UM BWMC Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Aiello Breast Center

    By Voice Media
    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) recently observed the 10th anniversary of the Aiello Breast Center by holding an outdoor celebration with physicians, patients, staff and others who have used the center since its inception in 2005. The center’s benefactors...
  • Tech Talk With Dr. Cranska

    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...

  • UM BWMC September Calendar

    By Voice Media
    Tuesday, September 1
    5:00pm to 6:30pm: Survivorship: Living With and Beyond Cancer meets to discuss information and support for cancer patients and their families (Tate Cancer Center, 305 Hospital Drive, first-floor conference room). This meeting is for people with any type of cancer. Reservations...
  • Department Of Health Provides Lyme Disease Prevention AdviceExclusive

    By Voice Media
    According to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study called “Geographic Distribution and Expansion of Human Lyme Disease, United States,” Anne Arundel County is a high-risk area for Lyme disease, and Maryland is one of 17 Northeast and Upper Midwest states with high-risk...
  • UM BWMC Offers “Freedom From Smoking” For County ResidentsExclusive

    By Voice Media
    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) will begin its next Freedom From Smoking class on Monday, September 14. Sessions will educate participants about the health risks associated with regular tobacco use and assist those who are determined to quit smoking....
  • UM BWMC Hosts Chronic Conditions WorkshopExclusive

    By Voice Media
    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is partnering with the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities to offer a free six-week workshop. The sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 3:30pm from September 16 through October 21 in the radiology...
  • UM BWMC Introduces Seminar Series On Genetic Breast CancerExclusive

    By Voice Media
    Beginning this fall, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) will hold a new quarterly community health seminar series featuring a wide array of health topics and the professionals who deal with them. On Wednesday, October 14, medical breast specialist Barbara Urban, M....

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