By Sharon Boston
Media Relations Manager
|Sparkles the Clown will be back for face-painting and balloon animals.|
“Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day” is taking over the park in front of the Medical Center on Wednesday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day is a national campaign encouraging people to take charge of their own health and then to encourage their loved ones to do the same. The message is all about prevention and letting people know that going to the doctor, working out and eating right are necessary tools for a longer, happier, healthier life.
The University of Maryland Medical System takes Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day to another level by bringing the doctors, nurses and other health experts to the community. This is the third year UMMS has held this event in front of the Medical Center.
There will be more than 60 different groups and agencies, including many UMMC departments, offering free screenings and information on a variety of health topics, including:
- Prostate cancer
- Blood pressure
- Vascular (Veins)
- Flu shots
- Ask-a-doctor booth
- Blood sugar
- Fitness activities
- Childhood obesity
|Many UMMC departments are part of Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day.|
If you would like more information about this event, please visit: http://www.umm.edu/events/#talo
Magic 95.9 FM will be broadcasting live from “Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day,” so if you can’t make it to the park you can still be part of the event. You can even listen from your computer: www.magicbaltimore.com.
Throughout the day, host Tim Watts will be interviewing several of our UMMS experts. Here’s the schedule, but keep in mind that the times may vary a bit because it’s a live event.
10:45 a.m. Childhood Obesity
Dr. Steven Czinn, Pediatrician and Director
University of Maryland Hospital for Children
11:45 a.m. Prostate Cancer
Dr. James Borin, Urologist
University of Maryland Medical Center
12:45 p.m. Diabetes
Angela Ginn-Meadows, Diabetes Educator
Maryland General Hospital
1:45 p.m. Heart Disease
Dr. Randolph Whipss, Head of Cardiology
Maryland General Hospital
2:45 p.m. Trauma
Paul Thurman, RN
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
|The crew from the Healthy Groove van gets people moving.|
Five of the 11 hospitals in the University of Maryland Medical System are taking part in the event — the University of Maryland Medical Center, Maryland General Hospital, Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Hospital, University Specialty Hospital and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. Other sponsors include Maryland Physicians Care, the Baltimore City Health Department, Coppin State University Helene Fuld School of Nursing and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African History and Culture.
We hope to see you in the park for Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day!
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