April 24, 2018
Health & Fitness
53° Overcast

  • 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...
  • UM BWMC May Calendar

    Provided
    Tuesday, May 2
    10:00am-11:30am: Yoga for Stroke Patients – A 10-week class for stroke survivors (Executive Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 128). The cost is $60 and is due at the time of registration. For more information and to register online, visit www.mybwmc.org/exercise or call 410-...
  • Feline Weight Loss: Helping Your Tubby Tabby Get Fit

    By Dr. Elizabeth Hepner
    Associate Veterinarian, Calvert Veterinary Center
    If your feline friend is like most of us, the winter months were a time to cuddle up and hunker down. Unfortunately, this is not the best strategy for the waistline! With summer just around the corner, it is a great time to help your hefty housecat...
  • UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center Hosts Vascular Lecture

    Provided
    On Wednesday, May 30, vascular surgeon Mariano Arosemena, MD, and Terry DeVeaux, RN, MS, ACNP, will provide a free seminar titled “Get a Leg Up on Vascular Disease” at 6:30pm at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center...
  • 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 blocking the flow of blood.

    PAD affects the blood vessels, causing them to narrow, therefore restricting the blood flow to the arms, kidneys, stomach and the most common part of the body, the legs. The Centers for Disease Control estimated that 8.5 million people in the United States have peripheral artery disease, affecting approximately 12 to 20 percent of Americans over 60.

    Peripheral artery...
  • Does Your Pet Have Allergies? Stop The Itch!

    By Jacquelin Koenig -- Calvert Veterinary Center
    Does freshly cut grass or blooming spring flowers make your dog chew his or her feet and itch? Is your pet suddenly digging at the ears and waking you up at night by scratching while in bed? If so, then your pet could be trying to tell you something. Your pet could be suffering from allergies and could need your help to find relief fast.

    Anyone with an immune system has the potential to develop allergies, including our four-legged friends. Allergies develop when the immune system, which typically protects the body against harmful invaders, overreacts to innocent environmental proteins over time. These proteins come from common triggers such as pollens, molds, flea saliva, dietary proteins...
  • Northeast Hosts Shamrock Wellness Festival

    By Zach Sparks
    Healthy tips were on the menu during the inaugural Shamrock Wellness Festival at Northeast High School on March 10. Sponsored by the school’s Human Performance Signature Program, the event included healthy cooking demonstrations by Primo Pasta Kitchen, BMI (body mass index) readings courtesy...
  • 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...
  • UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center Hosts Spring Into Wellness Block Party

    Provided
    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is hosting the inaugural Spring Into Wellness Block Party on Saturday, April 14, from 10:00am to 2:00pm outside the medical center. This free, informative and fun-filled event will provide kids activities, food trucks, a giant...
  • UM BWMC April Calendar

    Provided
    Week of Monday, April 2
    Beginning Yoga, Yoga Flow, Pilates Basic, Beginning Barre Fusion, Gentle Yoga, Yoga for a Healthy Back and Core and Pilates classes are offered. The cost is $60 for a 10-week session, and preregistration is required. For more information and to register online, visit www....
    • Pets can spread parasites to their owners, but a fecal exam can catch the problem before anyone or anything else gets infected.Photo Provided
      Pets can spread parasites to their owners, but a fecal exam can catch the problem before anyone or anything else gets infected.

    What’s The Scoop On Poop?Exclusive

    By Dr. Laura Carpenter
    You may have noticed your veterinarian requesting a stool sample as part of the annual wellness visit or when your pet has a gastrointestinal problem. Why on earth is your veterinarian so keen on pet poop? Because most of our companions will harbor a parasite at one point or another in their lives...
  • Recently Archived

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

    By Lacy Gilmer - DVM - Calvert Veterinary Center
    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

    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...
  • UM BWMC’s Heartbeat For Health Creates Wellness Awareness

    By Larry Sells
    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

    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...
  • Department Of Health Offers Food Safety Tips For The Holiday Season

    Provided
    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

    Provided
    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?

    By Dr. Cathy DeJesus
    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

    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:...
  • 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...

Sidebar Ad

Faces of the Voice

  • Brian Lancione
    V.P., Operations
  • Lonnie Lancione
    Publisher
  • Colin Murphy
    Sports Editor
    @ArVoiceSports / @ColinAJMurphy
    @SPVoiceSports / @ColinAJMurphy
    @PVoiceSports / @ColinAJMurphy
  • Dylan Roche
    Editor
    @dylroche
    @dylroche
    @dylroche
  • Larry Sells
    Vice President, Sales and Development
    @LarrySells1
    @LarrySells1
    @LarrySells1
  • Zach Sparks
    Assistant Editor
    @Sparks907
    @Sparks907
    @Sparks907
  • William Nauman
    Creative Director
  • Dianna Lancione
    Publisher
    parkiewoman

Latest Tweets

Events Calendar

Request an Advertising Quote

Please do not add dashes. (ex: 4106479400)
Do not enter anything here.
Search Articles
Search Authors
Search Blog