Maryland's Health Matters
Welcome to Maryland's Health Matters, which provides great health information on the University of Maryland Capital Region Health, and general health and wellness information.
Look for new issues of Maryland's Health Matters here on a quarterly basis, and use the content here to help you make informed health care decisions for you and your family. Click on any of the links below to see the current issue or archives you would like.
Stepping on Falls Prevention Program
Our Stepping On is an evidence-based falls prevention program that empowers older adults to carry our health behaviors that reduce the risks of falls. It is a community-based workshop offered once a week for seven weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principles. Learn more about Stepping On.
Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program
Our Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program can help you quit using tobacco products, reduce the risk of lung infection, and greatly improve your lung function. We use education, counseling, nicotine replacement therapy and support to guide you through the quitting process. We surround you with resources during and after your journey to be tobacco free. Learn more about the Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program.
Emergency Services in Bowie, Cheverly, and Laurel
In partnership with University of Maryland School of Medicine, we're developing new ways to diagnose conditions more quickly and use the latest research to provide better care and shorten hospital stays in emergency services. Emergency Services are offered in Bowie, Cheverly, and Laurel. Learn more about emergency services.
When to Visit the Emergency Department
You should use the emergency room for any life or death emergency. View this infographic to learn about the potential conditions that could require a trip to the emergency room.
Intelligence Technology, Compassionate Care
For patients diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer commonly caused by asbestos exposure, finding highly-specialized care can be difficult. The thoracic surgery eVisit program at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in Baltimore connects mesothelioma patients to expert treatment, no matter where they live. To learn more, call UMMC's Department of Thoracic Surgery at 888-754-6631.
New and Exciting Changes: Introducing UM Laurel Medical Center
UM Laurel Medical Center exemplifies a new model of care representing a significant investment in more services to keep residents healthy in the community and avoid unnecessary inpatient admissions and emergency room visits. Learn more about all the exciting changes happening with UM Laurel Medical Center.