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Words Have Power!

I can’t express enough the importance of using your words wisely. Your words have the power to either create positive change or to be extremely damaging. Think before you speak and if you have nothing of substance to say it’s ...

Campaign Launched To Encourage African Americans To Participate In Clinical Trials

In August, Advancing Cancer Treatment (ACT) launched an effort, which seeks to change this disparaging statistic. ACT is raising awareness among newly-diagnosed African American cancer patients that clinical trials may be the first-line option, and not the last resort.

Falls Are Not A Natural Part Of Aging

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that every 11 seconds, an older adult goes to an Emergency Department after having a fall. The CDC’s research has also found that on average, an older adult dies every 19 ...

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, striking approximately 165,000 men each year with about 30,000 dying of the disease— making it second only to lung cancer as the deadliest cancer in men.

UMMC And NKF Team Up For Living Kidney Donation Workshop

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware (NKF-MDDE) will partner to educate and raise awareness about living kidney donation and transplantation.

Caring for Caregivers

While caring for an older family member – whether it be a spouse, parent or grandparent – can be a rewarding experience, it can also be a difficult and overwhelming task. This is especially true if your loved one lives ...

See Grades Clearly This Back-To-School Season: Schedule An Annual Eye Exam

Studies show that up to 80 percent of learning is visual andvision changes can occur without a child even noticing. In fact, children don’t necessarily understand what “normal” vision is. A comprehensive eye exam can catch any vision issues that ...

Saint Agnes Health Institute Improves Access to Fresh Produce

The weekly community produce market aims is to serve as community health resource.

Five Ways Neglecting Your Teeth Can Cost You In Money And In Health

Here is a hard fact to chew on: Adults between the ages of 20 and 64 average losing about seven permanent teeth, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. It’s the Law.

Drinking and driving is a choice, and it is a choice that should not be made.

Landmark Alzheimer’s Study Urgently Seeks Volunteers

Study focuses on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and tracking it over time

Does America Really Have The Worst Health System In The Developed World?

America spends twice as much on healthcare as its peers in the developed world yet fares worse on a range of health indicators, including life expectancy and infant mortality.

PATIENTS Day Empowers Local Communities

Nearly 200 community members, health care providers, and researchers came together at the University of Maryland BioPark on July 20, 2018 to celebrate PATIENTS Day. Hosted by the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s Patient-Centered Involvement in Evaluating the Effectiveness ...

Marylanders Reminded To Take Basic Steps To Reduce Risk Of West Nile Virus

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) announced the first confirmed and locally acquired case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Maryland this year. The infected individual is an adult who lives in the Baltimore Metro region. MDH routinely tracks and ...

Mental health Is A Real Thing!

Remember that it’s okay to take care of your mental wellbeing and put yourself first!

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