Social Distancing Practices for COVID-19

April 16, 2020

" The COVID-19 Pandemic is a global healthcare crisis that requires effort from everyone to help overcome it. The state of Maryland is currently challenged with 10,000 plus cases even with many patients self-quarantining at home and stay-at-home orders from Governor Hogan.  Social distancing, or the practice of maintaining quarantine and staying away from others, is the most effective way to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Staying at home for prolonged periods has its ...

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How Telemedicine Provides Effective Care for Patients

April 16, 2020

" The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading at a troubling rate, which has caused most families to self-quarantine and make significant sacrifices at home. In fact, the state of Maryland estimates that over 10,000  cases of COVID-19 are present in the state.  Patients need to continue to self-quarantine and remain at home as much as possible, especially with the significant rise in cases. However, this can make it more difficult for patients to get traditional medical ...

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Unique Nutritional Needs for Women

March 16, 2020

" March is National Nutrition Month and a reminder to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound dietary habits.  But for women, those habits can be difficult to maintain.  Balancing the demands of work, family and school are just a few of the obstacles women face daily in the struggle to maintain a healthy diet.  But the right food choices can not only support your mood, boost your energy, and help ...

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What Are the Most Common Reasons Patients Use Urgent Care?

March 3, 2020

" It’s no secret that urgent care centers are growing in popularity. It seems that every town and city has begun seeing them pop up one after another, but why is that? Urgent care centers are changing the way that the world of medicine works, let’s find out how!  Why Are Urgent Care Centers So Popular?  Did you know that urgent care centers are one of the fastest growing branches of the medical industry ...

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What is Causing My Cough?

March 2, 2020

" Having a cough is something that we’ve all experienced a time or two, but it’s never a fun experience. Coughing is often connected to other medical issues and may even come along with other unpleasant symptoms. If you’ve been using cough drops and over the counter medicine with no improvement of your symptoms, it’s time to figure out what the real cause is!  Acute Causes Acute causes of cough refer to ...

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Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

March 2, 2020

Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

"   We’ve all spent a night tossing and turning and we know how it makes us feel the next day – exhausted, irritable and out of sorts.  But continuing to miss out on the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep nightly can also have some negative long-term effects.   Sleep deprivation can raise your risk for chronic health problems such as obesity, heart disease and infections. And because studies also show that a lack of sleep ...

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Can You Really Prevent Cancer?

February 25, 2020

Can You Really Prevent Cancer?

" February is National Cancer Prevention Month and a time to help increase awareness nationwide about cancer, its causes and what we can do to prevent it. So, can you really prevent cancer?  The answer is………sometimes! Some cancer risk factors cannot be controlled, such as age, sex, race or ethnicity, family history and inherited genetic characteristics. However, only about 5 to 10 percent of cancers are caused by these inherited genes. The rest can often ...

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What to Do if You’re Sick With the Flu

February 11, 2020

" As you may have heard from local news reports, the coronavirus has made its way from mainland China into the U.S from infected travelers. The concerning news of advanced illnesses, deaths, and outbreaks in other parts of the world continue to raise caution within the states as well. However, patients need to take some time to learn the basic facts, avoid misinformation, and effectively determine if they are at risk for the virus.  What ...

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Busting Myths About the Common Cold

January 27, 2020

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Home Remedies for Common Cold Symptoms

January 22, 2020

Home Remedies for Common Cold Symptoms

"   Winter is here, which means sledding and hot chocolate! But with the good comes the bad: specifically, the common cold. The average person will catch 3-4 colds a year, and dry air and increased time indoors make winter the easiest time to end up with this annoying illness. There is no cure for the common cold virus; it just has to run its course through rest and other self-care techniques. However, there are a couple ...

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