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Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System

Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System

| October 10, 2017

Fall is here — along with cold and flu season. Is your immune system ready? Want to know how to boost your immune system the natural way? Leah Canale reviews the easiest ways to ramp up your immune system fast. Adopt a healthy life style Living a healthy lifestyle is the best line of defense […]

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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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Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Health Benefits of Vitamin D

| September 5, 2017

Avoiding the sun to protect against skin cancer and aging? Great. Except that half of the US population is low in Vitamin D. And deficiency in Vitamin D is even worse in Maryland and the north due to less light in the winter.  Is it true, almost everyone could benefit from getting more vitamin D–particularly […]

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Medical Errors 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Medical Errors 3rd Leading Cause of Death

| August 2, 2017

  Medical Errors: 3rd Leading Cause of Death Medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. Medical mistakes result in deaths of 250,000.  Is this true? What can you do to protect yourself and your family? Even scarier is that the some experts believe the number could be significantly higher —  […]

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Chesapeake Swimming: Week of July 14th

Chesapeake Swimming: Week of July 14th

| July 14, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay beach swimming guide has been released for the week of July 14th. Although no beach closures are reported, there are a number of beaches with higher than average fecal material counts. The EPA acceptable level for fecal counts is 104, which is the level necessary to cause a beach closure. The below […]

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Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

| July 14, 2017

Coffee drinkers live longer — and over 3-4 cups per day was even better. That is the conclusion of two new, very large studies published this week. They found that those who drank three or more cups a day had an 18% lower risk of death for men. Women in the study had a 8% lower […]

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Yearly Pelvic Exams? For Some, Not Anymore

Yearly Pelvic Exams? For Some, Not Anymore

| July 13, 2017

Yearly Pelvic Exams:  For Some, Not Anymore Are you still getting pelvic exams every year? If you dread the indignity and discomfort of pelvic exams, there may be some good news for you. Recommendations have changed recently. Read this to find out how often you should get a PAP smear or a pelvic exam.  This […]

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Drowning: How to Save a Life

Drowning: How to Save a Life

| June 28, 2017

Drowning:  Save A Life! Would you recognize drowning if it happened right in front of you? Sadly, 50% of all children who drowned had a parent or another adult within 25 yards. And in 10% of the cases, the adult was literally watching the child drown, unaware of their child’s impending death. The common myths that […]

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Bay Swimming This Week: Latest Bacteria Report

Bay Swimming This Week: Latest Bacteria Report

| June 24, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Safe Swimming Update Update for week of June 23, 2017 The following Chesapeake beaches in Annapolis and surrounding areas have tested high for fecal material but remain open this weekend. Swimmers may want to take appropriate precautions. Please see full article below for additional safety recommendations.  Data gathered from Anne Arundel County Health Department’s weekly […]

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Swimming Pool Parasites Double

Swimming Pool Parasites Double

| June 20, 2017

Have you ever gotten diarrhea that lasted for weeks? The parasite “crypto” is being found more and more in public swimming pools and water parks. In fact, outbreaks due to Crypto have doubled in just the last 2 years, according to a recently released CDC report.  What is Crypto? Crypto is short for Cryptosporidium. It is a […]

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Better Care-Lower Cost: Direct Primary Care

Better Care-Lower Cost: Direct Primary Care

| May 22, 2017

Last fall, Eastport residents Bill and Ellen Peterson found themselves increasingly frustrated with their doctor’s office. Bill had symptoms of Lyme disease wanted to see his primary care doctor. It took weeks to get an appointment and then an hour or more waiting to be seen. When he finally got to see his doctor, she was only able to […]

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Maryland Ticks & Lyme: Our Worst Year Yet?

Maryland Ticks & Lyme: Our Worst Year Yet?

| April 21, 2017

  Ticks which carry Lyme here in Maryland are back–and we may be in for the worst tick and Lyme season in history. Due to the unusually warm, wet winter we experienced, some tick experts are predicting we are on the verge of a new public health emergency from Lyme disease.  A recent PBS article explains that “all these little […]

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FDA Recalls EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

FDA Recalls EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

| April 3, 2017

The FDA has initiated a recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is because some of the devices have not worked when needed. Given that the pen device is used to counteract potentially fatal allergic reactions,  Evolve Medical is […]

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Flu Rate Spikes to Severe, Again!

Flu Rate Spikes to Severe, Again!

| March 17, 2017

Flu has spiked to high levels, again, according to today’s report from DHMH flu tracker.  After a decreasing rate the week prior, flu is back up to “High Intensity Levels” and “Widespread Geographic Activity”, according to the Friday March 17th report from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Find out what you can do to prevent getting–or […]

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Flu Risk High in Maryland

Flu Risk High in Maryland

| March 3, 2017

The flu rate continues to climb for the 3rd week in Maryland, reaching one of the highest rates in years.  On Friday March 3rd, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) FluWatch reported flu rate intensity at the highest level and widespread. Health officials encourage those still unvaccinated to get vaccinated immediately.    Nationwide, the […]

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Early Spring Health Problems

Early Spring Health Problems

| March 2, 2017

Spring in Annapolis is early this year! According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), spring is up to three weeks ahead of schedule in the Washington, DC region–and that can have significant impact on our health. What can we expect? Longer and worse allergy season, more Lyme, Zika and other tick and mosquito related illnesses.  For […]

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Flu Rate Spikes in Maryland

Flu Rate Spikes in Maryland

| February 17, 2017

Flu rates are spiking here in Maryland reaching one of the highest rates in years. Maryland rates flu intensity at the highest level and widespread. In the US, at least 20 children have died this year from the flu. Health officials encourage those still unvaccinated to get vaccinated immediately.    Nationwide, the flu virus continues to spread in 43 […]

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Got Back Pain? Docs Say Think Alternative

Got Back Pain? Docs Say Think Alternative

| February 16, 2017

Got back pain? New recommendations suggest ditching the pills and considering alternative therapy instead, such as yoga, massage, acupuncture, heat, physical therapy or spinal manipulation.   The American College of Physicians (ACP), which published the new guidelines, points out that “in the majority of cases, low back pain will improve on it’s own over four weeks.” […]

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Flu on the Rise in Maryland

Flu on the Rise in Maryland

| February 4, 2017

Flu is on the rise across the US and here in Maryland. Did you know that between 3,000 to 49,000 people die every year from the flu? Get some fast facts today! Here are some more fast facts:  200,000 people are hospitalized every year due to flu 5-20% of the population gets the flu each […]

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Stomach Bug Sweeps Maryland

Stomach Bug Sweeps Maryland

| January 27, 2017

Norovirus (better known as “the stomach bug”) has been sweeping through Maryland. Countless cases of severe vomiting and diarrhea have taken down entire families, schools and businesses. In fact, several Maryland schools have had to close as a result of this extremely contagious illness. Find out what “stomach flu” is and how to avoid becoming a victim. Quick […]

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Women Need More Sleep

Women Need More Sleep

| January 7, 2017

Sleep is as important for good health as diet and exercise. Yet more than 2 out of 3 women regularly do not get enough sleep. Not sleeping enough can make you more likely to catch a cold, stay sick longer and gain weight. Lack of sleep also increases your risk of getting diabetes and heart disease, suffering […]

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Holiday Fire Safety

Holiday Fire Safety

| December 26, 2016

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County has seen some devastating holiday fires in the last 2 years.  The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reports more than double the number of fires on Christmas Day than on an average day, and about twice as many on New Year’s Day. When those fires occur the number of fatalities per […]

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