Tag: Edgewater

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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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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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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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. Read […]

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How to Choose an Urgent Care

How to Choose an Urgent Care

You are sick and your doctor can’t fit you in: How do you choose an urgent care?  In a recent poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, most people reported going to urgent care because they believe it is more convenient and takes less […]

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Stephenson gets bipartisan endorsements in District 30B

Stephenson gets bipartisan endorsements in District 30B

| October 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

Two former District 30 delegates, a Republican and a Democrat, have both endorsed Mitchelle Stephenson for delegate in the newly-drawn South County District 30B. Former Del. Phil Bissett, of Edgewater, a Republican who represented District 30 residents from 1991 to 1999 and former Del. Virginia Clagett,  a Democrat from West River who represented District 30 […]

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Fire severely damages Edgewater home

Fire severely damages Edgewater home

| August 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

An early afternoon fire caused extensive damage to a home in Edgewater. Just after 1:30, Anne Arundel and Annapolis City firefighters were alerted to a dwelling fire in the 600 block of Hillmeade Road. The initial 911 caller advised that the dwelling was already 50% involved. Based on the report, Fire Alarm upgraded the call […]

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The Puppy Plunge is coming, the Puppy Plunge is coming!

The Puppy Plunge is coming, the Puppy Plunge is coming!

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, August 24, 2014, the SPCA of Anne Arundel County will hold their 3rd Annual Puppy Plunge at the beautiful and scenic Camp Letts in Edgewater, Maryland from 12pm to 4pm. Last year, over 1,300 supporters with their four-legged companions attended this highly anticipated event. This fun-filled event will be packed with live music, demonstrations, an array of […]

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South River High teen charged in child pornography case

South River High teen charged in child pornography case

| August 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

In March of 2014 The Anne Arundel County Police Department received numerous complaints involving sexually explicit photographs of juveniles being posted on Social Networking websites, such as Instagram. The images depicted mainly juvenile females posing nude or engaged in sexual activity. These images were posted on several different pages on the Instagram website and in each […]

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Edgewater woman gets new home courtesy of Habitat for Humanity

Edgewater woman gets new home courtesy of Habitat for Humanity

| August 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Representatives of the board, staff and partner organizations of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake dedicated a completed home on Oak Lane in Edgewater to Sherri Green. For nearly 100 years, generations of Sherri’s family have lived along the tree-lined street Oak Lane. Sherri’s great-grandfather Samuel Harris purchased land for his family from the Joint […]

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Edgewater man crashes into office building, flees

Edgewater man crashes into office building, flees

| August 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

On August 5, 2014, at approximately 1:48 a.m., officers from the Southern District responded to the Mayo Office Building located in the 600 block of Central Avenue in Edgewater for a vehicle that struck the building. The caller stated that a red Toyota four door vehicle just struck the building and the driver ultimately entered into […]

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Knights of Columbus Carnival this week

Knights of Columbus Carnival this week

| August 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

The 2014 Annapolis Knights of Columbus Family Carnival is this week!  Please head on out to the Carnival, which will be held from Thursday, August 7 through Saturday August 16, on the council property at 2590 Solomons Island Road in Edgewater.  If you know you are planning to attend the carnival, the best value is to purchase […]

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Swimmer drowns in Edgewater

Swimmer drowns in Edgewater

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

UPDATE: The Maryland Natural Resources Police have identified the drowning victim as Jorge Majano. ID in swimming fatality Saturday night in Edgewater: Jorge Majano, 26. He is 17th water-related fatality investigated by NRP this year. — MD NRP (@MDNRPolice) July 27, 2014 A 26 year old swimmer was just recovered from Almshouse Creek. Emergency crews […]

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Edgewater Liquors participates in CANnapolis

Edgewater Liquors participates in CANnapolis

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

CANnapolis (“Because we CAN make a difference!”) is a summer-long canned food drive, providing area restaurants and liquor stores an opportunity to support the Maryland Food Bank in the fight against hunger. Katcef Brothers and radio partner, WRNR Radio will be promoting nine CANnapolis events throughout the Annapolis, Severna Park and Pasadena areas, May 31 through […]

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35 treated for chemical exposure at Camp Letts in Edgewater

35 treated for chemical exposure at Camp Letts in Edgewater

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thirty-five people have been transported to area hospitals following an exposure to chemical fumes at the pool at the YMCA Camp Letts in Edgewater. Just before 10:00 a.m. Anne Arundel County Fire Communications received a 911 call advising of a possible chemical incident at the pool on the property of Camp Letts, located in the […]

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