February 19, 2018
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  • Department Of Health Offers Food Safety Tips For The Holiday Season

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    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

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    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...
  • DOH Offers Cold-Weather Tips

    By Voice Media
    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 by stiffness, excessive shivering, confusion, slurred speech, numbness or a weak pulse. Watch for the stumbles, mumbles, fumbles and grumbles, which show changes in motor coordination and levels of consciousness. Symptoms of frostbite (skin damage due to cold temperatures) include gradual numbness, pale or purple skin, hard skin, or tingling or burning in the affected area. Contact your local...
  • UM BWMC December Calendar

    By Voice Media
    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 information, call 410-787-4490. (Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center at 301 Hospital Drive, third floor). This class will also be offered on Saturday, December 16, from 9:00am to 11:00am.

     

    Wednesday, December 6

    10:30am to noon — The Tate Cancer Center Survivorship Program offers therapeutic yoga for cancer patients. Both patients and caregivers are welcome, and no prior yoga...
  • 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...
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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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