November 23, 2017
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  • Pregnancy, Expecting Parents And Baby Teeth

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    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

    By Jacquelin Koenig -- Calvert Veterinary Center
    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 able to contact UM BWMC's Mobile Care team, which travels to their location and offers same-day medical care.

    “There are instances where an emergency will happen, whether someone sustains a laceration to their hand … that requires stitches or a burn to the arm while ironing clothing that needs urgent medical attention,” said Chirag Chaudhari, chair of emergency medicine at UM...
  • OB-GYNs Encourage Pregnant Patients To See Their Dentists

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    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 ACOG confirmed that teeth cleanings, local anesthesia and X-rays (with shielding of the abdomen and thyroid) are safe for pregnant women.

    How can a woman’s oral health affect the overall health of the body?

    Oral health care improves a woman’s general health throughout her lifetime. Some progression of gum disease (periodontitis) is present in 70 percent of adults. Periodontitis, the...
  • Five Reasons That Exotic Pets Need Trips To The Vet

    By Lacy Gilmer - DVM - Calvert Veterinary Center
    “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 prevention, so getting your new guinea pig, parrot or bearded dragon a physical exam from a veterinarian trained in these species is essential to set them up for success and a healthy life, before they are sick. Below are five reasons you should schedule a checkup for your exotic pet today.

    Husbandry. What does that mean? Husbandry is how to take care of an animal, including its housing,...
  • Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...
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  • UM BWMC Launches New Outpatient Talk Therapy ProgramExclusive

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    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

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    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....
  • Department Of Health Awards $592,000 In Community GrantsExclusive

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    DOH Supports Substance Misuse Prevention And Recovery Services
    The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has awarded a total of $592,000 in grants to local programs that help enrich the quality of life for Anne Arundel County families and communities. The Fiscal Year 2018 grants support capital...
  • The Importance Of Leaving A Legacy

    By Jason LaBarge
    One of the most difficult conversations that I have with clients is about death and what will happen after they die. Of course, we leave the philosophical part of that question to more learned and religious people, but someone like me can address the practical part.
    Planning for death, and the...
  • Don’t Be In “Flea”Nial! Know The Risks Of Fleas And Ticks

    By Dr. Cathy DeJesus
    It is that time of year again — cooler evenings, shorter days and kids are back in school. That also means it is primetime for ticks and fleas as the weather conditions become more favorable. Don’t be caught off guard, and don’t stop using flea and tick preventatives on your pets...
  • Protecting Yourself Against Influenza And The Common Cold

    By Dr. Florence Jaffa -- UM BWMC
    As fall begins, we begin to see symptoms associated with the common cold and influenza (flu). But while you may think you are suffering from either a cold or flu, you may be suffering from the other illness. Knowing the difference between the cold and the flu and their symptoms can help determine...
  • HPV And Oral Cancer

    By Dr. Jeffrey Cranska
    If you are a smoker or if you abuse alcohol, you should be concerned about these traditional risk factors for oral cancer. We are now faced with an epidemic: A common viral infection is causing oral cancer to develop in young non-smokers and casual drinkers.
    Research now shows links between human...
  • News From The Department Of Health

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    Website Provides Parent’s Guide to School Health
    Parents and guardians in Anne Arundel County can visit the “Parent’s Guide to School Health” at www.aahealth.org/parentsguide to find information on school health services for the 2017-2018 school year.
    The page provides...
  • Tackling Concussion Head On

    By Dr. Alan Sokoloff
    “When In Doubt, Hold Them Out”
    Concussion is not new. Sports-related concussions are often associated with immediate and transient symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Here is a more common definition: A type of mild traumatic brain injury that usually occurs as a result of a bump...

    Are You Making The Most Of Medicare Part D Open Enrollment?

    By Mike Bochniewicz
    Are you making the most of Medicare Part D open enrollment? Sadly, the answer to this question, for most people, is “no.” Recent surveys show that more than 80 percent of Medicare Part D patients pay more than they have to, some as high as hundreds to thousands of dollars more than...

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