Tag: Anne Arundel County

Deadline for Health Insurance December 15th

Deadline for Health Insurance December 15th

| December 14, 2017

  The deadline for getting health insurance in Maryland moves 1 week to December 22nd! Need to save money this year? Check out the options below.  Whether you are signing up for the first time or simply changing your medical or dental insurance, time is running out fast.  How To Enroll Start by going to […]

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Creating a Stress-Free Holiday

Creating a Stress-Free Holiday

| December 12, 2017

The holidays are among us – a time of year that causes a lot of stress for many of us. Holiday invitations gathering on your counter, a long list of people you need to send holiday cards to, and the daunting task of braving the shopping mall crowds. All of this, in addition to your […]

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New Blood Pressure Goal: 130/80

New Blood Pressure Goal: 130/80

| November 14, 2017

High blood pressure is the 2nd leading cause of preventable death in the US, only surpassed by cigarette smoking. We all know smoking is dangerous now we really need to understand the danger of high blood pressure.  The new recommendations, published Monday,  come from a team of over 20 independent scientific researchers reviewing over 900 […]

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Meditation Tips for Beginners

Meditation Tips for Beginners

| November 7, 2017

Feeling stressed? The little voices in your head won’t quiet down? Anxiety or irritability getting the best of you?  Meditation can help! It’s likely you’ve heard of meditation before. You may have even tried it once or twice and decided “it’s not for me” or “it’s too hard”, “I can’t sit for hours thinking about […]

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Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System

Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System

| October 10, 2017

Fall is here — along with cold and flu season. Is your immune system ready? Want to know how to boost your immune system the natural way? Leah Canale reviews the easiest ways to ramp up your immune system fast. Adopt a healthy life style Living a healthy lifestyle is the best line of defense […]

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Dietary Fats: Good vs. Bad

Dietary Fats: Good vs. Bad

| October 2, 2017

Do you worry about your waistline when eating fat? How about your cholesterol levels?  Confused about how much fat to include in your diet? For decades we have not been told the truth about dietary fats. Low-fat and non-fat foods have become the norm in America because we have been taught that eating less fat […]

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THIS WEEKEND:  The Annapolis Home & Garden Expo at the Byzantium Center

THIS WEEKEND: The Annapolis Home & Garden Expo at the Byzantium Center

| September 20, 2017

The 12th annual Annapolis Home & Garden Expo, a one-of-a-kind homeowners event showcasing products and services for the home, will run for one weekend only : September 23-24, from 10am-6pm on Saturday and Noon-5pm on Sunday at the Byzantium Center in Annapolis. The Expo gives consumers a chance to participate in educational seminars with national and local […]

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How Can a Health Coach Help You?

How Can a Health Coach Help You?

| September 18, 2017

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all of the “health” trends out there? Wondering which ones are actually worth following? Along with new Superfoods, diets, and weight loss tricks, you also may have heard the term Health Coach floating around lately. But, what exactly IS a Health Coach and why are more and more people seeking […]

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Make plans to attend the Annapolis Home & Garden Expo on September 23-25

Make plans to attend the Annapolis Home & Garden Expo on September 23-25

| September 14, 2017

The 12th annual Annapolis Home & Garden Expo, a one-of-a-kind homeowners event showcasing products and services for the home, will run for one weekend only : September 23-24, from 10am-6pm on Saturday and Noon-5pm on Sunday at the Byzantium Center in Annapolis. The Expo gives consumers a chance to participate in educational seminars with national and local […]

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Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Health Benefits of Vitamin D

| September 5, 2017

Avoiding the sun to protect against skin cancer and aging? Great. Except that half of the US population is low in Vitamin D. And deficiency in Vitamin D is even worse in Maryland and the north due to less light in the winter.  Is it true, almost everyone could benefit from getting more vitamin D–particularly […]

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Medical Errors 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Medical Errors 3rd Leading Cause of Death

| August 2, 2017

  Medical Errors: 3rd Leading Cause of Death Medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. Medical mistakes result in deaths of 250,000.  Is this true? What can you do to protect yourself and your family? Even scarier is that the some experts believe the number could be significantly higher —  […]

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Chesapeake Swimming: Week of July 14th

Chesapeake Swimming: Week of July 14th

| July 14, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay beach swimming guide has been released for the week of July 14th. Although no beach closures are reported, there are a number of beaches with higher than average fecal material counts. The EPA acceptable level for fecal counts is 104, which is the level necessary to cause a beach closure. The below […]

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Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

| July 14, 2017

Coffee drinkers live longer — and over 3-4 cups per day was even better. That is the conclusion of two new, very large studies published this week. They found that those who drank three or more cups a day had an 18% lower risk of death for men. Women in the study had a 8% lower […]

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Yearly Pelvic Exams? For Some, Not Anymore

Yearly Pelvic Exams? For Some, Not Anymore

| July 13, 2017

Yearly Pelvic Exams:  For Some, Not Anymore Are you still getting pelvic exams every year? If you dread the indignity and discomfort of pelvic exams, there may be some good news for you. Recommendations have changed recently. Read this to find out how often you should get a PAP smear or a pelvic exam.  This […]

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Drowning: How to Save a Life

Drowning: How to Save a Life

| June 28, 2017

Drowning:  Save A Life! Would you recognize drowning if it happened right in front of you? Sadly, 50% of all children who drowned had a parent or another adult within 25 yards. And in 10% of the cases, the adult was literally watching the child drown, unaware of their child’s impending death. The common myths that […]

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Bay Swimming This Week: Latest Bacteria Report

Bay Swimming This Week: Latest Bacteria Report

| June 24, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Safe Swimming Update Update for week of June 23, 2017 The following Chesapeake beaches in Annapolis and surrounding areas have tested high for fecal material but remain open this weekend. Swimmers may want to take appropriate precautions. Please see full article below for additional safety recommendations.  Data gathered from Anne Arundel County Health Department’s weekly […]

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Swimming Pool Parasites Double

Swimming Pool Parasites Double

| June 20, 2017

Have you ever gotten diarrhea that lasted for weeks? The parasite “crypto” is being found more and more in public swimming pools and water parks. In fact, outbreaks due to Crypto have doubled in just the last 2 years, according to a recently released CDC report.  What is Crypto? Crypto is short for Cryptosporidium. It is a […]

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Better Care-Lower Cost: Direct Primary Care

Better Care-Lower Cost: Direct Primary Care

| May 22, 2017

Last fall, Eastport residents Bill and Ellen Peterson found themselves increasingly frustrated with their doctor’s office. Bill had symptoms of Lyme disease wanted to see his primary care doctor. It took weeks to get an appointment and then an hour or more waiting to be seen. When he finally got to see his doctor, she was only able to […]

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Commissioning Week is next week–here’s all the info you need!

Commissioning Week is next week–here’s all the info you need!

| May 18, 2017

The end of the year is fast approaching for the First Class Midshipmen who will be commissioned as Ensigns in the US Navy or 2nd Lieutenants in the US Marine Corps. Along with the graduation ceremony, which is by invitation only, there are a number of public events including a flight demonstration by the Blue […]

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All you need to know for 2017 Commissioning Week at the USNA; Herndon, Blue Angels, VP Pence

All you need to know for 2017 Commissioning Week at the USNA; Herndon, Blue Angels, VP Pence

| May 1, 2017

The end of the year is fast approaching for the First Class Midshipmen who will be commissioned as Ensigns in the US Navy or 2nd Lieutenants in the US Marine Corps. Along with the graduation ceremony, which is by invitation only, there are a number of public events including a flight demonstration by the Blue […]

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Maryland Ticks & Lyme: Our Worst Year Yet?

Maryland Ticks & Lyme: Our Worst Year Yet?

| April 21, 2017

  Ticks which carry Lyme here in Maryland are back–and we may be in for the worst tick and Lyme season in history. Due to the unusually warm, wet winter we experienced, some tick experts are predicting we are on the verge of a new public health emergency from Lyme disease.  A recent PBS article explains that “all these little […]

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FDA Recalls EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

FDA Recalls EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

| April 3, 2017

The FDA has initiated a recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is because some of the devices have not worked when needed. Given that the pen device is used to counteract potentially fatal allergic reactions,  Evolve Medical is […]

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