Tag: Anne Arundel County

Homestead Gardens Fall Festival opens this weekend

Homestead Gardens Fall Festival opens this weekend

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 2016 Annual Homestead Gardens Fall Festival opens Saturday, September 24 & Sunday, September 25, and continues every weekend, 11am-6pm on Saturdays and 11am-4pm Sundays, through and including Sunday, October 29th.  There is plenty of free parking and a $5 admission fee to this popular family oriented event! Homestead’s Fall Festival has grown over the years and […]

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Distracted Driving in Maryland: 80 Injured EVERY Day

Distracted Driving in Maryland: 80 Injured EVERY Day

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the US, 9 people are killed every day by distracted driving. In Maryland alone, there are 53,000 distracted driving crashes every year resulting in 28,874 people injured: 80 injured every day and 232 people killed. And 84% of these accidents occur in the Baltimore-DC area — so pay attention Annapolis and Anne Arundel! We’re back to school and Evolve Medical […]

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Maryland Ticks:  Fall Lyme Disease Risk Still High

Maryland Ticks: Fall Lyme Disease Risk Still High

| September 3, 2016 | 13 Comments

Fall Lyme Disease Risk Still High  Checking for ticks in fall? You should. Although the baby ticks (nymphs) are gone, the adult ticks begin to search more for mammals–particularly deer and people.  Nearly 10,000 new cases of Lyme Disease are diagnosed in September and around 5,000 are diagnosed in November. This update on Maryland tick’s […]

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5th Annual Kegs & Corks brings the crowds to sample Maryland wines and craft beer

5th Annual Kegs & Corks brings the crowds to sample Maryland wines and craft beer

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nearly 10,000 people flocked to the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds on Saturday under bright sunny skies to sample the wares of more than 15 Maryland wineries and more than 15 craft breweries. The festival, now a staple in the community benefited the Chesapeake Bay Trust and featured something for everyone. Three bands played the Union Jacks Annapolis sponsored […]

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August Sports: Heat Stroke & Dehydration

August Sports: Heat Stroke & Dehydration

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

According to NASA, last month was the hottest in recorded history. Add kids starting sports this month, and it’s a “recipe for dehydration and heat stroke,”  according to Dr. Freedman of Evolve Medical.  In fact, Anne Arundel county has already had 2 heat-related deaths this summer. What are the warning signs? What can you do to help your […]

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Toxins in Our Drinking Water: A New Report

Toxins in Our Drinking Water: A New Report

| August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

More than 6 million Americans–including some areas of Anne Arundel county–are drinking water laced with unsafe levels of toxins linked with cancer and other diseases, according to a report released August 9th.  Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health found that levels of a certain class of chemicals — called polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs — […]

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Swimming in the Chesapeake Bay? An update from Evolve Medical Clinics

Swimming in the Chesapeake Bay? An update from Evolve Medical Clinics

Swimming in the Chesapeake Bay? The safest areas in Anne Arundel county–and least safe areas–are something everyone should know before jumping in. Water quality & safety change daily–depending on rainfall and other factors. Stay up to date and know where & when to swim–and when to not! How to Avoid Getting Sick in the Bay […]

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Annapolis Health: Bike and Scooter Safety

Annapolis Health: Bike and Scooter Safety

In an unfortunate accident in Cape St. Claire Friday, a 13 year old child riding a scooter was critically injured after he was struck by a pickup truck when he failed to stop and yield to traffic. The boy was taken to Johns Hopkins with critical injuries and no further information is available. In this Annapolis […]

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Rabies Found in Anne Arundel Cat

Rabies Found in Anne Arundel Cat

A cat in Anne Arundel tested positive for rabies last week. The cat, a grey and black tiger striped domestic shorthair tabby was near Hamlen Road in Glen Burnie and the AA Dept. of Health is looking for anyone who may have had contact with it. Get the basic facts about this preventable disease but once symptoms […]

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8 Health Benefits of Friends

8 Health Benefits of Friends

We all need somebody to lean on, as the song goes, turns out to be very true. Science is discovering that friendship is a great for your health!   According to a recent Harvard publication, friendships affect health “in ways every bit as powerful as adequate sleep, a good diet, and not smoking. Dozens of studies […]

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Update: No More Routine Pelvic Exam!

Update: No More Routine Pelvic Exam!

| June 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

Women take note: It’s graduation time from pelvic exams. The US Preventitve Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced this week that there is not enough evidence to recommend routine pelvic exams. In 2014, the American College of Physicians (ACP) also found that routine pelvic exams were of no benefit to women without symptoms. Find out if and when you need a pelvic or […]

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Maryland’s Tick Problem: Prevent Lyme

Maryland’s Tick Problem: Prevent Lyme

| June 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

School is out and everyone is excited about summer–especially Maryland ticks. In and around Annapolis, the increase in outdoor activities in parks, woods and particularly our own gardens and yard, means ticks and Lyme disease. Get the inside scoop on Maryland’s tick problem and what you can do to keep you and your family tick and […]

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Dehydration: Spot It Early

Dehydration: Spot It Early

Dehydration in the summer is common and can be life-threatening. As summer activities ramp up around Annapolis, so does dehydration. Dr. Freedman of Evolve Medical reports they have already begun seeing people who have passed out due to dehydration. What are the warning signs? What can you do to help your family? Take a moment […]

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Swimming Risk in the Chesapeake Bay

Swimming Risk in the Chesapeake Bay

Ever wonder if it is safe to swim in the Chesapeake Bay? What are the risks of contracting disease from swimming in the Bay around Annapolis? Summertime is here and water-related activity is increasing — and the perfect time to review what you can get, from where and how to avoid getting any of it. How to […]

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Get The Scoop: The Good & Bad Sunscreens

Get The Scoop: The Good & Bad Sunscreens

2016 Sunscreen Guide Summer is here! Grab your towel and your sunscreen–but first get the inside scoop on sunscreens. Did you know that SPF 100 is only 2% better than SPF 30? Did you know that ALL sunscreens wear off after 2-3 hours? Read Evolve’s quick summary to avoid turning pasty white into nuclear red. […]

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What’s in the Pool? CDC’s report: Poop

What’s in the Pool? CDC’s report: Poop

Public pools are opening in 1 week but swimmers beware! The headlines have blared: “CDC RELEASES ANNUAL POOP IN THE POOL REPORT AND IT’S GROSS: 80 PERCENT INSPECTED HAD A VIOLATION” (this one from Newsweek). Read more to find out what you need to know about your pool. The CDC published a report this week […]

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2016 USNA Commissioning Week Schedule

2016 USNA Commissioning Week Schedule

| May 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

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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Half of Heart Attacks are Missed

Half of Heart Attacks are Missed

Almost half of all heart attacks are silent and women are more likely to die from these kinds of heart attacks according to a new study in the journal Circulation. The study published this week found 45% of all heart attacks are silent and that silent heart attacks triple your risk of dying from heart disease. Learn the symptoms […]

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Dirty Dozen: Foods with the Most Pesticides

Dirty Dozen: Foods with the Most Pesticides

In follow up to this week’s JAMA article linking pesticides to ALS, Evolve Medical  highlights the 2016 “Dirty Dozen” list of foods with the most pesticides.  Every year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) produces a “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce,” based on the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) sampling. The 2016 report is based on USDA inspection of 6,953 pieces […]

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Pesticides Tied to Increase Risk of ALS

Pesticides Tied to Increase Risk of ALS

In a new report published in JAMA, pesticides have been linked to ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). ALS, many readers will recall,  is the fatal neurological disease which spawned the “Ice Bucket Challenge” Facebook event a few years back. “We are identifying these toxic, persistent, environmental pollutants in higher amounts in ALS patients […]

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Fleet Feet to celebrate National Running Day with All4Run on June 1

Fleet Feet to celebrate National Running Day with All4Run on June 1

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fleet Feet Sports, the local retail leader in supporting the Annapolis running community, announces today its involvement in “All4Run,” a nationwide initiative encouraging communities to take part in a special June 1 group run that will start in the parking lot of Graul’s Market in Annapolis. The event will take place on the same day […]

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For the Love of the Library raises $51,000

For the Love of the Library raises $51,000

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Officials with the Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation today announced that the recent For the Love of the Library event raised more than $51,000 for enhancements at county libraries. Attendees also funded the purchase of 75 children’s educational tablets, called Playaway Launchpads, for use by library customers. County Executive Steve Schuh served as the […]

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