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Flu Deaths Spike in Children: 75% Didn’t Get Flu Shot

Flu Deaths Spike in Children: 75% Didn’t Get Flu Shot

| February 17, 2018

A sharp spike in flu deaths among children was reported Friday by the CDC.  Called the worst flu season in a decade, another 22 children died last week.  Across the US, 84 children have died of the flu since the season began.   But there may be some good news. This week, researchers reported  that […]

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2018 Flu Worsens — Weeks More Ahead

2018 Flu Worsens — Weeks More Ahead

| February 6, 2018

2018 FLU SEASON UPDATE: Hospitalizations for flu are at the highest level since the CDC began collecting this data — and climbing. Many flu experts predict the 2018 flu season has weeks more to go.  In Maryland, ERs and doctors are seeing an increased percentage of people sick with the flu for the third straight week. […]

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How Doctors and Nurses Prevent Flu

How Doctors and Nurses Prevent Flu

| February 2, 2018

Prevent Flu Ever wonder how doctors and nurses prevent flu? After all, they are surrounded by people with high fevers and the flu, coughing at them in small exam rooms. The answers may surprise you–and mainly because some of the most important preventative steps are so simple! 1. Wash Your Hands (or use hand sanitizer) […]

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Flu Deadlier – Spread by Breathing

Flu Deadlier – Spread by Breathing

| January 22, 2018

The flu virus is deadlier this year, killing an average of 100 people per week beginning last month. The flu has killed 30 children this year so far.  On top of that, the University of Maryland School of Public Health published a study showing that just breathing may spread the flu. Read more.  The CDC is […]

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Flu Level Spikes in Maryland

Flu Level Spikes in Maryland

| January 9, 2018

Influenza rate has spiked suddenly here in Maryland. Flu intensity is now listed at the highest level and widespread. In the US, 13 children have died this year from the flu. At the same time, the influenza strain being detected this year is H3N2 and according to a commentary published in the New England Journal of […]

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Health Alert: 10 Below! Frostbite in 30 Min

Health Alert: 10 Below! Frostbite in 30 Min

| January 5, 2018

Winter Gale brings Wind Chill to 10 below Frostbite in 30 Minutes The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Gale warning for the Annapolis area, with wind gusts as high as 45 mph causing wind chill to as much as 10 below. At 10 below, exposed skin will develop frostbite in as little as […]

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New Year, New You: 10 Steps that Really Work

New Year, New You: 10 Steps that Really Work

| December 28, 2017

New Year, New You? 10 Steps that Really Work! Why does Old You Quit on New You So Easily? New You gets distracted, lazy or just is as busy and preoccupied with life as Old You. It’s not because Old You sucks. It’s because Old You needs to make a plan for success.   New […]

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Bittersweet Truth: Sugar Free Ain’t Free

Bittersweet Truth: Sugar Free Ain’t Free

| December 21, 2017

Bittersweet Truth:  Sugar Free Ain’t Free Sugar-free sweeteners were initially created for people dealing with diabetes. Now, the idea that sugar substitutes are healthy has become rooted in the American psyche and are hard to avoid in today’s food supply. Researchers are now realizing that these artificial sweeteners have only made things worse by creating even […]

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Last Day to Enroll December 22

Last Day to Enroll December 22

| December 21, 2017

  The deadline for getting health insurance in Maryland is tomorrow, Friday December 22nd! Don’t get caught without health insurance.  Confused? Too expensive? Evolve Medical Clinics is a Direct Primary Care and when paired with a low cost health insurance–or even with a health sharing network, your family could be paying as little as $399 […]

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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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