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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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