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Thank you for your interest in the latest issue of Maryland's Health Matters. At UM Charles Regional Medical Center, we are committed to giving you and your family the information you need to lead healthy lives. Find stories on living a healthy, productive life here. We hope you enjoy it!

Expert Treatment, Compassionate Care

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center’s (UM CRMC) Emergency Department is here when you need us most. In this article, the 24/7 Emergency Department (ED) showed how the team is prepared and well-equipped to care for the region’s most vulnerable patients. Read about now 8-year-old Xavier Bean, who is autistic and nonverbal, and his parents’ experience with the UM CRMC ED team that helped make a scary time easier by providing compassionate care from diagnosis to treatment. 


Stroke is a condition that claims the lives of nearly 13,000 Americans every year and is a leading cause of disability nationwide, but together, we can greatly reduce these devastating consequences. During a stroke, every second counts. Watch a short video to learn the warning signs and remember to BE FAST.

Out of the White Coat with Dr. Yu

Meet UM Charles Regional’s endocrinologist, Dr. Yu. Growing up in mainland China, Juan Joanna Yu, MD, always knew she would be a doctor. Since receiving her endocrinology training at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Yu has been recognized by the Consumers’ Research Council of America as one of America’s Top Physicians. She also has interests outside of her practice including photography, reading, tennis, tai chi and running.

Adult Vaccines: What They Are and Who Should Get Them

Vaccines are important for protecting yourself and those around you from preventable illnesses. Children aren’t the only ones who need to roll up their sleeves. Adults require vaccines throughout their lives. Use these guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stay on schedule with adult immunizations. And be sure to call your primary care doctor to make sure you are up to date on your vaccinations.

Autumn Wine Event Set for September

Summer may be on the minds of many of our community members right now, but the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation has its eyes on September 7 and its annual Autumn Wine Tasting. The committee is gearing up to secure sponsors, auction items, and food and wine vendors for this popular fall fundraiser, hosted on the grounds of the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse. For more information about the wine event and the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation, call 301-609-4132.

News and Events

Relay for Life Charles County Cancer Survivor Reception

Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m.

Charles County Fairgrounds: Building A, La Plata

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center is proud to once again sponsor the Survivors Celebration and kickoff the annual Relay for Life of Charles County. There’s no formal program-just an opportunity for you and a guest to stop by and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, music and fellowship!

Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Support Group

Tuesday, June 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

UM Charles Regional Medical Center Nagula #2 Conference Center, La Plata

The Center for Diabetes Education introduces its new support group open to adults with Type 1 Diabetes and their loved ones. Meet others who are also on the journey and learn more about how to balance life, food, activity and blood sugar.

Not All Wounds Are Visible: A Community Conversation

Wednesday, June 19, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

University of Maryland Campus Center, Baltimore

The University of Maryland Medical System and the University of Baltimore (UMB) are hosting a FREE community conversation about the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)-stressful or traumatic events that strongly impact health outcomes through a person’s life. The event will be held at UMB Campus Center and may be livestreamed from your personal computer or mobile device. Register today to either livestream the event or to attend in person.