July 22, 2017
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  • Pets And Loud Noises — Not A Good Combination

    By Dr. Christine Calvert
    Is your dog scared of thunderstorms or loud noises? Does he or she hide or pant and pace at the sound of fireworks? Have you ever come home to find that your dog has chewed a hole in your wall?
    Behavior problems are one of the most common causes for pets ending up in shelters or, even worse, being...
  • 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...
  • Sun And Water Safety

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    Did you know that exposure to the sun during childhood and adolescence plays a role in developing skin cancer in the future? And did you know that drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death among children ages 1-9 in the United States?
    Summer is here and with it comes pool parties,...
  • Chesapeake Life Center Announces Grief Support Schedule

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    Chesapeake Life Center will offer a variety of grief support groups through the end of this year on the John & Cathy Belcher Campus at 90 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena. Registration is required for all groups and can be completed by calling 888-501-7077 or by visiting www.chesapeakelifecenter.org...

    Tips For Staying Cool In The Summer HeatExclusive

    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-...

    Pets And Loud Noises — Not A Good CombinationExclusive

    By Dr. Christine Calvert
    Is your dog scared of thunderstorms or loud noises? Does he or she hide or pant and pace at the sound of fireworks? Have you ever come home to find that your dog has chewed a hole in your wall?
    Behavior problems are one of the most common causes for pets ending up in shelters or, even worse, being...
  • 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-causing bacteria bring about illness. Antibacterial drugs fight infections caused by bacteria. All health care settings should prescribe appropriate antibiotics only when needed.

    Antibiotics do not fight colds, influenza, most coughs, bronchitis, most sore throats (only those caused by strep), or many ear and sinus infections. Antibiotics are ineffective against disease caused by viruses, not...
  • Pets Fight Cancer, Too

    By Dr. Alexis Denysyk
    What Is Cancer?
    Cancer is defined as “a group of diseases in which abnormal cells in the body grow and divide uncontrollably.” There are two broad groups of cancer: benign and malignant.
    Benign tumors increase in size over a period of time but do not spread or grow in other parts of...
  • 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...


    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...
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  • Calvert Veterinary Center Implements Cat-Friendly Practice Program

    By Anonymous
    The cat is king. With cats being one of the most beloved pets in the country, there is a growing need to improve the health care and overall wellbeing of the feline population. Whether it’s a routine checkup or special visit, the doctors and staff at Calvert Veterinary Center are committed to...
  • Tech Talk With Dr. Cranska

    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...
  • Advances In Partial Knee Replacement Result In Faster Recovery

    By Dr. James York
    Knee replacement surgery decreases pain and improves quality of life in many patients with severe arthritis. Typically, patients undergo this surgery after non-surgical treatments (such as activity modification, medications, bracing, knee injections, or walking with a cane) have failed to provide...
  • Stop Childhood Cavities With Dental Sealants And Fluoride Varnishing

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    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 now receive full mouth fluoride varnish treatments twice a year at their...
  • BWMC May Calendar

    By Anonymous
    Monday, May 1
    9:00am-1:00pm: Free community skin cancer screening in partnership with the Maryland Dermatology and Laser Center. Wear a T-shirt or tank top and shorts to the screening. Patients will be assessed only where skin is visible to the provider, and recommendations will be given by the...
    • UM BWMC’s cogeneration power plant — the first in Anne Arundel County — cuts energy costs and reducing emissions, creating a more reliable environment for patient care.Dylan Roche
      UM BWMC’s cogeneration power plant — the first in Anne Arundel County — cuts energy costs and reducing emissions, creating a more reliable environment for patient care.

    UM BWMC Unveils New Environmentally Friendly Power Plant

    By Anonymous
    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) recently became one of the first health care institutions in Maryland, and the only one in Anne Arundel County, to install a new cogeneration power plant that will significantly reduce emissions and cut energy costs. The medical...
  • Lake Shore Pet Hospital Achieves High Level Of Veterinary Excellence

    By Anonymous
    Following a rigorous review of practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service, Lake Shore Pet Hospital earned American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accreditation.
    Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited. Accredited hospitals are the...
    • 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,...
    • 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...

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