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Making These Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Your Blood Pressure and Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

High blood pressure is one of the most common and preventable risks for heart disease – a top health concern for Southern Maryland residents....
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Why Some People Avoid Colonoscopies – and WHY They SHOULD NOT

The fear and myths associated with colonoscopies tend to shy people away from getting the very screening that could save their life. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women...
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Simple Steps to Take Better Care of Your Urologic Health

Your bladder is one of those body parts you probably don’t think about until it stops working properly. The first thing to realize is bladder conditions are extremely common. The good news is by making simple lifestyle changes, like diet and exercise, you can reduce your risk of developing problems...
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Healthy Gut, Healthy You.

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, wrote over 2,000 years ago: All disease begins in the gut. But what does “gut health” mean....
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What You Should Know About Minimally Invasive Surgery

For the convenience and comfort of patients in Southern Maryland, CalvertHealth Medical Center offers a broad range of minimally invasive procedures close to home. As these advanced surgical approaches have evolved, so has CHMC – while continually investing in the latest tools, technology and training.....
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Focus on Quality: Hallmark of Cancer Care at CalvertHealth

“There is no doubt in my mind we significantly improved the quality of care for our multiple myeloma patients by participating in this quality initiative with the....
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Coping With Chronic Stress

During these extraordinary times, more people across all demographics are feeling the effects of stress. Higher levels of hypertension and greater risks of heart attack....
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Breast Imaging: Beyond the Basics

This fall, the CalvertHealth Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care was pleased to welcome Dr. Chandra Baker, a dedicated breast imager from Johns Hopkins, to its multidisciplinary team. Dr. Baker specializes in women’s imaging including mammography, breast ultrasound,....
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No doubt, most students are familiar with vaping or e-cigarettes, an alternative to conventional tobacco cigarettes. Although once touted as a product to help adult tobacco smokers quit, e-cigarettes containing nicotine are now believed to entice, and ultimately hook, younger smokers...
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