Tag: Anne Arundel

12 Tips to Stay Healthy through the Holidays

12 Tips to Stay Healthy through the Holidays

| November 28, 2016

Want to stay healthy through the holiday season? Here are 12 quick tips that can really make a difference!  Wash your hands Wash your hands often. When you wash, make sure you use soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Keep hand sanitizers nearby–in the car, in your purse or back pack. After every exchange […]

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Halloween Safety: Myth vs Real Concerns

Halloween Safety: Myth vs Real Concerns

| October 31, 2016

Halloween Safety Myth vs. Real Concerns To avoid an urgent care or ER visit this Halloween, find out what Halloween safety issues are actually myths and which real health concerns devastate families each year.   Halloween is the holiday with the 4th highest number of ER visits and kids of all ages at risk. Kids ages 10-14 are particularly at risk […]

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Eat from your Toilet Bowl & other Surprising Germ Facts

Eat from your Toilet Bowl & other Surprising Germ Facts

| October 27, 2016

  “Where did I get this infection from?” The answer is unfortunately may be kind of awful. Our houses are filled with bacteria from our feces. The most common–and unimaginable items–like your wash cloth, cutting board and linens. In fact, 50 to 80 percent of foodborne illnesses are contracted in the home, not in restaurants. Cutting […]

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50 Million Dead or 10 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot

50 Million Dead or 10 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot

| October 19, 2016

The last big flu epidemic killed 50 million people globally in 1 year, between 1918-1919.  Experts believe we are way overdue. The flu vaccine has prevented millions of flu cases and tens of thousands of hospitalizations.  If that isn’t enough to convince you to be protected, here are 10 more reasons why you should get vaccinated. You Can Spread […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Medical Mistakes 3rd Leading Cause of Death in US

Medical Mistakes 3rd Leading Cause of Death in US

Medical mistakes are the 3rd leading cause of death in the US killing between 250,000 to 440,000 people per year, placing it only behind heart disease and all cancers as a cause of death. According to this latest study of hospital errors published this week in BMJ by Johns Hopkins Surgeon Dr. Martin Makary 251,454 deaths occur each […]

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Maryland Zika Awareness Week

Maryland Zika Awareness Week

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Maryland Zika Awareness Week Governor Larry Hogan has declared this week “Zika Awareness Week” in Maryland. The CDC recently reported that the Zika virus “is scarier than we initially thought.” Thirty US states are now considered at risk, including Maryland and Washington, DC area is ranked #16 of the 30 cities with the highest risk of Zika. […]

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Pollen Hits High in Maryland

Pollen Hits High in Maryland

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Pollen counts are hitting a high this week here in Annapolis and around Maryland. Runny nose, sneezy and itchy eyes? Experts are predicting “a particularly robust spring allergy season.” Find out what you can do. According to the Washington Post (April 21, 2016): “Misery can be measured in many ways — waiting rooms or […]

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Common Over-The-Counter Drugs Found to Cause Brain Harm

Common Over-The-Counter Drugs Found to Cause Brain Harm

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Benadryl, Tylenol PM, and Dramamine are among the common OTC (over-the-counter) drugs that have been show to cause brain shrinkage (atrophy) and dementia. In a study published this month in JAMA Neurology, researchers have linked memory problems and decreased brain function to a family of drugs, called anticholinergic drugs, which are some of the most common […]

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Zika: Maryland Urgent Care Update

Zika: Maryland Urgent Care Update

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Zika Virus: Maryland Urgent Care Update The Zika virus has infected hundreds of thousands of people in 60 countries and is expected to infect 3-4 million people within a year. Zika virus “is scarier than we initially thought,” Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC told reporters on Monday. Of the thirty US cities at highest risk, Washington DC, […]

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SPF 800: Evolve Shines a Light on Sunscreens

SPF 800: Evolve Shines a Light on Sunscreens

| March 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

SPF 800: Evolve Shines a Light on Sunscreens Spring break is next week for Anne Arundel County schools and Evolve Medical would like to shine some light on sunscreens and SPF. 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? […]

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Flu at Highest Severity Level in Maryland

Flu at Highest Severity Level in Maryland

| March 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

  Flu at Highest Severity Level in Maryland Influenza, or flu, in Maryland is at the highest severity level and is wide spread according to the Maryland Department of Health‘s weekly influenza report. In fact, the CDC reports that Maryland has 1 of the highest severity ratings for flu right now (top 8 of 50 states). The CDC also reports that over […]

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Anger & Your Health: MLK’s Inspiration

Anger & Your Health: MLK’s Inspiration

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dr. Martin Luther King‘s birthday on January 15 is an excellent time to reflect on anger and how it may impact your health. Dr. King said, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Dr. King, one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history, recognized that to […]

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Holiday Leftovers: Safe to Eat?

Holiday Leftovers: Safe to Eat?

| December 26, 2015 | 1 Comment

  Holiday leftovers: how long are they safe to eat? One in six Americans will get sick from food poisoning this year. Most of them will recover without any lasting effects from their illness but rarely there are serious consequences. How many days after Christmas can you still eat turkey or ham? Desserts? Read Evolve Medical’s quick tips […]

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Eat it or Chuck it: Thanksgiving Leftovers

Eat it or Chuck it: Thanksgiving Leftovers

| November 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

Eat it or chuck it–that is the question for your Thanksgiving Day leftovers. How many days after Thanksgiving can you still eat turkey or ham? Casseroles? Read Evolve Medical’s tips for food safety. Two Critical Factors The first major question is how long the food sat out. Food safety experts all agree that there are […]

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Direct Primary Care: Employers lower healthcare costs

Direct Primary Care: Employers lower healthcare costs

| November 4, 2015 | 3 Comments

Direct Primary Care Employers Lower Healthcare Cost Direct primary care is helping business leaders find solutions for their health benefits that address both clinical and financial aspects of benefit design which are inherently conjoined, rendering it impossible to make real progress in healthcare without keeping both in mind. Some employers and brokers remain unaware of […]

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