Tag: Severna Park

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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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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Spring Arbor, new retirement community opens in Severna Park

Spring Arbor, new retirement community opens in Severna Park

| November 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

HHHunt announces the grand opening and ribbon cutting for Spring Arbor of Severna Park in Severna Park, Maryland on October 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm. The first Spring Arbor community in Maryland, it includes 78 senior apartments featuring spacious studios and one and two bedroom suites, as well as a variety of services for assisted […]

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Chesapeake Cup from AACPL awarded to Shipley’s Choice and The Harbour School

Chesapeake Cup from AACPL awarded to Shipley’s Choice and The Harbour School

| September 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

Officials for the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL)  announced Shipley’s Choice Elementary School in Millersville and The Harbour School of Annapolis as the  2015 winners of the coveted Chesapeake Cup for outstanding participation in the library’s Summer Reading Club. The program, in operation for more than thirty years, saw an 11 percent increase in […]

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Walk and Run for Life 5K – September 19th

Walk and Run for Life 5K – September 19th

| September 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Pregnancy Clinics of Annapolis, Severna Park and Bowie are pleased to announce the 2015 Walk and Run for Life, a 5kTrail Run and Family Fun Walk on Saturday Sept 19th at Belvoir Scott’s Plantation in Crownsville.    The Pregnancy Clinics have provided free medical, counseling and support services in local communities for 33 years, […]

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Watermark presents check to SPCA and announced Dogtoberfest Cruise

Watermark presents check to SPCA and announced Dogtoberfest Cruise

| August 22, 2015 | 2 Comments

Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark®’s Harbor Queen went to the dogs on Thursday, July 24th for the 3rd Annual “Dog Days of Summer Cruise.” Watermark made a donation of $1,462 to the Anne Arundel County SPCA from the sold-out cruise. Around 95 people and nearly as many dog “pawsengers” stepped onboard the iconic Annapolis […]

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4th Annual Kegs & Corks festival breaks records

4th Annual Kegs & Corks festival breaks records

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

More than 10,000 people flocked to the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds on Saturday under bright sunny skies to sample the wares of more than 20 Maryland wineries and more than 30 craft breweries. The festival, now a staple in the community benefited the Chesapeake Bay Trust and featured something for everyone. Three bands played the […]

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Annapolis Symphony kicks off season with free concert

Annapolis Symphony kicks off season with free concert

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is pleased to announce its upcoming Lexus Pops in the Park concert.  This free Labor Day Weekend concert will take place at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis on Sunday, September 6 at 5:30 PM.  The rain date is Monday September 7, same time, same place. Set in the lovely outdoor […]

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No charges in stabbing of Odenton teen

No charges in stabbing of Odenton teen

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams made the following statement regarding the death of 19-year-old Jesse Brousseau of Crofton, following a burglary on July 10, 2015: “The Anne Arundel County Police Department has investigated and reviewed the circumstances surrounding the tragic events of the morning of July 10th that ultimately led to the death of […]

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