Maryland's Health Matters Publication

Maryland Health Matters January 2018 cover image - man with white hair on treadmill with towel around his neckThank you for reading the latest issue of Maryland’s Health Matters! At UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, we are committed to giving you and your family the information you need to live healthfully. Use the links below to explore some of our news, events, services and teams that were mentioned in our magazine:

January 2018 Edition

Safe to Sleep (page 4)

Safe sleep practices are vitally important to reduce a baby's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Click here to learn more.

Cover Story: When Time is Muscle: Recovering from a Heart Attack (pages 6-8)

Heart attacks can be life-changing, but with the help of cardiologists and rehabilitation therapists, positive change is possible, as shared by Severn resident Flip Newcomb. Learn about UM BWMC's award-winning heart services by clicking here.

View cardiac rehab in action - hear from our cardiac rehab therapists Claudia Cavey and Debbie Lund as they assist patient Craig Golaboski:

One Children's Hospital, Countless Childhood Dreams Saved (pages 10-12)

The University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (UMCH), located at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, provides specialized, kid-friendly care to children and their families. To learn more about UMCH or to meet other kids like those profiled in article, visit

Caring for Our Youngest Patients (page 12)

UM BWMC offers comprehensive care to pediatric patients and their families during medical emergencies. Learn more about our pediatric services by clicking here.

Car Seat Safety (page 13)

Make sure your child is safe in the car – get the latest car seat safety guidelines by clicking here.

News and Events (pages 18-19)

UM BWMC hosts programs, classes and health fairs for the entire family. View our online calendar of events, or choose from the list below of featured events:

Maryland Health Matters image of woman with short white hair shopping at the grocery storeBWELL Seminar Series (page 19)

UM BWMC will host "An Apple, A Carrot, Some Protein a Day" on Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Leo and Lysbeth Courtney Conference Center at UM BWMC. Hear from dietitian Amanda Markie, RDN, LD and family medicine physician Florence Jaffa, DO about the myths and facts of nutrition, how different diets affect overall health, what to look for in food labels, and more. Click here for more details and to register. Click here for more details and to register.