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  • 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...
  • Why To Spay And Neuter Your Exotic Pets

    Everyone knows the old Bob Barker line “Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered.” Most everyone attributes that statement to dogs and cats because of the obvious benefits of reducing the number of pets in shelters and preventing mammary, testicular and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Department Of Health Offers Food Safety Tips For The Holiday Season

    The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses each year. Infants, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are at the greatest risk. While preparing seasonal foods to enjoy with your family and...
  • Tobacco-Free Kids Week Set For February 11-17Exclusive

    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...
  • Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Why Are You Eating The Christmas Tree?

    Holidays are great times for friends and family to get together, give thanks, give presents, eat lots of food, catch up and reminisce on the good old days. These are also good times for our furry family members to get in a heap of trouble (those silly little whippersnappers). These are some...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Travel Smarter, Not Harder, With Your Pets

    Thinking about traveling for the holidays this year? Want to bring your pets, but you’re worried that they’ll be too stressed? Does your dog bark, pace, drool excessively, tremble or vomit while riding in the car? If so, your pet could be telling you that he or she is anxious and could...
  • UM BWMC Accepts Donation For Aiello Breast Center

    In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, JBA Chevrolet recently donated $25,000 to University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center's Aiello Breast Center. Additionally, a Chevrolet Silverado has been specially outfitted with the center's name and logo to spread awareness...
  • Free Opioid Overdose Response Training And Naloxone Kit

    The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Adult Addiction program is offering free training to community members on the use of intranasal Naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose and prevent death. Trainees will receive a free Naloxone nasal kit to administer to victims of opioid overdose...
  • 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...
  • OB-GYNs Encourage Pregnant Patients To See Their Dentists

    A woman’s health care needs change throughout her life. Different concerns exist during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, menopause and post-menopause. In July, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued a statement advising patients to see a dentist during pregnancy. The...
  • Five Reasons That Exotic Pets Need Trips To The Vet

    “I’ve had my bird for 25 years and she’s never been sick - why should I take her to the vet when she looks perfectly healthy?” The answer is that all pets, regardless of species, should be seen for regular medical care, just like people. The goal in treating all species is...
  • Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a reminder for women to talk with their doctors and become better educated about cancer screenings. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Anne Arundel County. Detecting cancer early through screening offers the best chance of breast...
  • 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 Loss

    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...
  • UM BWMC Debuts New Mobile Care ServiceExclusive

    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 Launches New Outpatient Talk Therapy ProgramExclusive

    The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) now offers outpatient talk therapy (psychotherapy) for individuals suffering from depression and other mental health conditions. The service is provided within UM BWMC’s bridge clinic; however, participants do not need...
  • 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....

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