By: Andrea Rizkallah, Editorial Intern

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By March, New Year’s resolution motivation may be dwindling down, which is why it’s the perfect time to celebrate National Nutrition Month and get back into a healthy lifestyle.

National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to promote informed food choices and habitual exercise.

Here are some small changes you can make that will have a big impact on your health:

  • Pack on the go healthy snacks such as apple slices
  • Eat seafood twice a week
  • Visit a physician to get the best advice for you
  • Use an app or website to keep track of your progress

If you need an interactive approach to healthy eating, visit www.choosemyplate.gov, and get to know the different food groups and other important information. It takes equal parts healthy eating and exercise to contribute to your overall health. Adults should aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day and kids need at least 60 minutes.

Some people may think the only form of exercise is running, so they shy away from physical activity. But, there are many ways to fit exercise into your life.

  • Many gyms now offer fitness classes such as Zumba, kickboxing, water aerobics and Pilates.
  • There are at-home videos that incorporate group activities and upbeat music to keep you motivated.
  • Even walking around the block for half an hour after dinner makes a big difference to your health.
  • Eat carbs before your workout to give you energy
  • Eat carbs with protein after a workout for muscle recovery

There are a number of blogs and magazines that have recipes to walk you through eating healthy. EatRight has tips and information categorized by audience; Men, women, kids and seniors can find specialized information on topics like food, health and fitness.

university farmers market lA great way to make buying fruits and vegetables fun is to visit a farmer’s market! And we have one right here! The University of Maryland Medical Center hosts a farmer’s market on Tuesdays from May through November from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get more information at http://umm.edu/about/green/farmers-market.

So, if you’re looking for some motivation to make a lifestyle change or to keep pursuing your New Year’s resolutions, this is the month to do it!

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By: Andrea Rizkallah, Editorial Intern

Poisoning can happen at any time, often from everyday household items, and frequently to children under the age of 5. Please make sure you and your loved ones save the Poison Help line phone number (1-800-222-1222) and following these tips provided by the Maryland Poison Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and the Poison Prevention Week Council.

Here are some helpful prevention tips to stay poison-free:

  • Install safety latches on cabinets used for medicines and cleaning products.
  • Buy products in child-resistant packaging whenever possible.
  • Teach children to always ask an adult before eating, drinking or touching anything.
  • Never borrow a friend’s medicine or take old medicines.
  • Read the labels of prescription and over-the-counter medicine carefully and always consult a doctor if you have any questions.
  • Never combine household products, as some chemical mixtures may release irritating gases.
  • Wear protective clothing when spraying pesticides and other chemicals.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors near or in your home’s sleeping areas and on every level of the home.

If you’ve taken all the above precautionary measures, but someone in your home has become poisoned anyway, follow these emergency tips:

  • If the person has inhaled poison, get him/her to fresh air right away.
  • If the person has poison on the skin, take off any clothing on the affected area and rinse the skin with running water for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • If the person has poison in the eyes, rinse eyes with running water for 15 to 20 minutes.

If you believe someone has been poisoned, call the Poison Help line (1-800-222-1222) immediately. If the person is not breathing, call 911.

poisonHere are some things to know when calling the Poison Help line:

  • The person’s age and weight
  • Known health conditions or problems
  • The product involved
  • When and how the product contacted the person
  • What first aid has already been given
  • Whether the person has vomited
  • Your exact location and how long it would take to get to a hospital

While these tips are helpful, they are not all inclusive. Please visit the Poison Help website, the National Poison Prevention Week website and the Maryland Poison Center for more information.

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Physician-in-Chief, University of Maryland Children’s Hospital

It is impossible today to turn on the TV or read the news without hearing about the current debate surrounding childhood vaccinations and the measles outbreaks in the United States.

As chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, I took the opportunity to encourage parents to get their children vaccinated by participating in a joint statement with other pediatric and public health leaders from around Baltimore. Please consider the public health benefits of vaccinating your children, and talk to your pediatrician to get the answers you need to feel comfortable with this lifesaving decision.

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Making Heart Health a Year-Round Priority

February 26, 2015

By: Hope Gamper, Editorial Intern February and American Heart Month are ending, but just because March is around the corner doesn’t mean you should stop thinking about keeping your heart in tip-top shape. The American Heart Association (AHA), whose mission is to fight cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and the UM Heart Center offer a series [...]

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Thanking Donors with All of Our Heart

February 14, 2015

By: Hope Gamper, Editorial Intern Most people know February 14th as Valentine’s Day,  but February 14th also shares the honor of being National Donor Day. National Donor Day honors donors of organs, tissues, marrow, platelets and blood. This Valentine’s Day, consider giving the gift of life to someone in need and celebrate the amazing generosity of [...]

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Shock Trauma Survivor Stresses Need for Blood Donations, Holds Blood Drive

November 12, 2014

The last thing Katie Pohler remembers from June 28 is pedaling her bike down Route 450 South in the bike lane, heading to the Waterfront in Annapolis with her boyfriend. But then, it all goes black. Katie and her boyfriend, Todd Green, were both hit from behind by an impaired driver, and had to be [...]

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Art Exhibit Showcases Talent of UMMC Staff

October 20, 2014

In 2013, the University of Maryland Medical Center’s C2X Healing Arts Team and the National Arts Program co-sponsored the hospital’s first employee art exhibition. In response to the overwhelmingly positive feedback, this year’s exhibit will remain open two weeks longer than the 2013 exhibition, giving patients, visitors and employees alike extra time to view these [...]

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Mac-and-Cheese Makeover

February 27, 2014

By Anne Haddad Publications Editor The cafeteria at the Medical Center has always made a mac-and-cheese to rival any home-baked version. The trouble was, it was high in fat and sodium. A group of interns in Clinical Nutrition Services accepted the challenge to revamp it without disappointing the hundreds of people who look forward to [...]

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Winter Storm Warning: Hibernation Ahead!

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By Mary Beth Sodus, RD/LD,ACE-CPT/RYT Personalized Bariatric Nutrition Coaching Center for Weight Management and Wellness With a few days notice that a snowstorm is on its way, you’ve probably had time to make a run to your local grocer to stock up on essentials and favorite foods. Like a bear who eats as much as [...]

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Donated Blood Saves a Young Mother’s Life

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Mother of 6 Sponsors a Blood Drive to Give Back for the Blood She Received By Emmie Taylor, MS Communications Intern As dozens of UMMC staff and visitors take time from their day on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 28 and 29, for the next scheduled blood drive, they can look to the drive earlier this [...]

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