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  • Teeth Or Dental Implants?

    Advances in modern dental technology have increased dentists’ choices when it comes to replacing missing teeth, retaining teeth previously thought to be hopeless or replacing all teeth. Dental implant advancements over the past 30 years have helped millions of patients replace teeth. Q...
  • Compounding? What’s That?

    Lately at the pharmacy counter, I have been talking about compounding. Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients and their pets. As the Professional Compounding Centers of America explains, “Compounded medications are made based on a doctor...
  • Farmers Insurance To Hold Blood Drive

    Every summer, there’s a drop in blood donations, but the need for lifesaving blood never drops off. Anne Arundel Medical Center is asking for help keeping its supplies of blood at a healthy level. According to Mike Misulich, blood donor recruitment coordinator for AAMC, donations drop sharply...
  • UM BWMC July Calendar

    Tuesday, July 10 6:00pm-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 11 10:30am-11:30am: The Tate...
  • Registration Now Open For Walk To End Alzheimer’s

    The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and...
  • Local Filmmakers Expose Hidden Costs Of Dementia

    “As our family was living through this experience and trying to figure out how we could give Mom the care she needed, we asked ourselves, how on earth were others coping with this?” asked Severna Park resident Daphne Glover Ferrier. That question led Daphne and husband Bob Ferrier, both award-...
  • PTSD: Your Questions AnsweredExclusive

    June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. Though it may seem simple to understand, PTSD can manifest inside a person in a variety of ways. The Chesapeake Life Center, a branch of Hospice of the Chesapeake, offers many services for those suffering from or who have family...
  • Fast Food, Snacking And Tooth Decay

    American eating habits have changed. We are no longer a three-meals-a-day society. The fast food industry is at $200 billion a year and growing. We eat more premade foods and snacks throughout the day than ever before. More sugar, more acid, increased frequency, and less time to produce saliva...
  • Fishpaws Marketplace And Homestead Gardens Team Up To Host Fundraiser Benefitting UM BWMC

    Fishpaws Marketplace and Homestead Gardens of Severna Park are teaming up to host Corks for a Cause, a fundraiser benefitting the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) and the medical center’s Next Generation Fund. The event will take place Wednesday, June 27, from 6:...
  • Anne Arundel County Launches PulsePoint “Citizen Responder” Mobile App

    Anne Arundel Medical Center, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, Leadership Anne Arundel, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the Annapolis Fire Department recently announced the launch of PulsePoint, a free-to-download mobile app that alerts CPR-trained citizens of cardiac events in...
  • UM BWMC June Calendar

    Wednesday, June 6 10:30-11:30am: The Tate Cancer Center Survivorship Program offers therapeutic yoga for cancer patients. Both patients and caregivers are welcome and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Chair yoga and deep breathing will also be offered. The program is free. Bring water....
  • Should I Use An Electric Or A Manual Toothbrush?

    Dentistry and modern science have not yielded a cure for tooth decay. The most common disease facing mankind, tooth decay is caused by our bodies’ reaction to what we eat. Today’s dental mission statement should not focus on just reacting to problems; instead, the effort should be in...
  • You Can’t Play The Comparison Game

    How interesting we are as human beings. We are incredible social creators by design. We tend to thrive, for the most part, in groups and like our circle of friends and tribes we belong to. This can be incredibly powerful and beneficial. We can thrive in groups because of their support and our...
  • UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center Hosts Vascular Lecture

    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...
  • UM BWMC May Calendar

    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 or call 410-...
  • How To Stay Active And Be Mindful Of Health At WorkExclusive

    Sitting is the new smoking, they say. Most working Americans, especially in our increasingly digital society, are stuck at a desk and behind a computer during the eight-hour workday. While responding to emails or working on projects, lengthy periods of time can pass, leading to extended periods of...
  • Prevent Dental Disease

    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...
  • Are You At Risk For Peripheral Artery Disease?

    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...
  • Healthy Kids Running Series Races Into The Annapolis Area

    Nonprofit Race Series Gives Children A Fun Introduction To Running Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS), the national nonprofit race series designed to combat increasing rates of childhood obesity through the introduction of running, is launching in the Annapolis area on Sunday, April 8, with its...
  • UM BWMC April Calendar

    Wednesday, April 4 10:30am-noon: The Tate Cancer Center Survivorship Program offers therapeutic yoga for cancer patients. Both patients and caregivers are welcome and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Chair yoga and deep breathing will also be offered. The program is free. Bring water....
  • Laser Your Gum Disease

    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...
  • What To Know Ahead Of Allergy Season

    It’s time again to stock up on tissues and your preferred antihistamines. Allergy season is upon us. Nasal allergies affect nearly 50 million people in the United States, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The most universally bothersome allergens are pollens, said...
  • What Is Shingrix And Is It Right For Me?

    Lately at the pharmacy counter, I have been getting many questions about the new shingles shot. It is called Shingrix, not to be confused with the old shingles shot Zostavax. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just came out with January 2018 recommendations for the use of herpes...
  • Did You Know Hearing Aids Also Improve Balance?

    A study conducted by Johns Hopkins and funded by the National Institute of Health showed people who didn't hear that well had an increased likelihood of falls. This information led researchers to question whether hearing aids held the key to better balance for people with hearing loss. In a...
  • The Real Fountain Of Youth

    “I am in better shape today in my 50s than I was in my 20s.” That’s a powerful phrase someone mentioned to me recently. How many of us can say that we are better today than we were in our 20s? We reflect on our 20s and we think young, free, dumb (for me at least) and unstoppable...


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