May 27, 2017
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    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...
  • 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 relief of arthritic symptoms. Surgeons have performed knee replacements for more than three decades, generally with excellent results; most reports have 10-year “success rates” in excess of 90 percent.

    Think of knee replacement as resurfacing of the worn out (arthritic) knee surfaces. There are two types of knee replacements: total knee replacements, which resurface all of the knee...
  • 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 cleaning appointments. Is this better than gels or rinses?

    A: These 5 percent sodium fluoride varnishes provide instant tooth surface protection, minimizing the swallowing risk. Application is recommended for all age groups. Varnish treatments impact the dentition by reducing the occurrence of dental decay on smooth tooth surfaces and between teeth. This is in addition to regular daily brushing...
  • 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 provider at the time of screening. These screenings will take place at the Y in Pasadena (26 Magothy Beach Road). Reservations are not required, as this is a walk-in event. For more information, call 410-553-8103. Event will also be held Monday, May 15, at the same time at the Y in Arnold (1209 Ritchie Highway).

     

    Wednesday, May 3

    4:30pm-5:30pm: Preventing Diabetes - A diabetes educator will...
    • 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,...
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    • 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...
  • Getting Your Pet Fixed

    By Catherine DeJesus Savas
    Many wonder why it is important to get pets spayed or neutered. There are numerous reasons and some that you may not have considered. We will break it down for you based on category.
    Societal
    Millions of pets are euthanized each year in shelters. According to the American Society for the...
  • Tooth Decay, Sensitivity Or Erosion?

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    Dentists and dental hygienists work together in clinical patient treatment. Thanks to technology, dental hygienists can now help patients maintain and protect their oral health with the use of a new treatment tool: adult in-office fluoride varnish therapy.
    Q: What happens at my maintenance visit...
  • AAMC To Design, Test Prototype Aimed To Transform Care For Older Adults

    By Anonymous
    Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) has been selected as one of four health systems nationally to develop a prototype model aimed to transform care for older adults.
    With a $250,000 grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation, AAMC will work over the course of 42 months to co-design and test the Age...
  • Five Signs Of Dental Disease In Your Pet

    By Lacy Gilmer - DVM - Calvert Veterinary Center
    Many times, you’ve probably looked at your pets and thought, “I wish they could talk to me!” Well, your animals may not be able to actually talk, but they are probably communicating in other ways.
    The No. 1 disease affecting pets is periodontal disease, or in other terms, a...
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

    By Dr. Esther Alabi - Pace Wellness
    Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is the treatment of hormonal imbalances seen during peri-menopause and menopause, utilizing the identical forms of hormones that are found in the human body.
    This natural means of supporting women’s health does not use animal hormones, and for...
  • Six Dental Technologies For 2017

    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...
  • ChoiceOne And UM BWMC Partner To Offer Accessible Urgent Care Services

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    ChoiceOne Urgent Care LLC is partnering with the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) to open its first Anne Arundel County location on Friday, March 3, at 8:00am. The ChoiceOne Urgent Care Severna Park center is located at 500-B Ritchie Highway, on the corner of...
  • Winter Can Be Difficult For The Elderly

    By Maura Barillaro
    January has come and gone. For many of us, so have our resolutions. It’s what happens this time each year. Something else happens this time of year too: snow. We love snow for its beauty and the thrill it brings our children, yet have we stopped to think about the dread it brings to our...
  • 23andMe And Your Genetic Blueprint

    By Robert M. Cohl
    A fair amount of airtime has been given to genetic research in the news over the last year. Medical news articles keep popping up in the health sections of major newspapers around the country. Topics on individualized medicine have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and the...

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