Spring 2018 issue of Maryland

Thank you for your interest in the Spring 2018 issue of Maryland’s Health Matters! At UM St. Joseph Medical Center, we are committed to giving you and your family the information you need to live healthfully. Here is some additional content that wasn’t available in the print magazine. We hope you enjoy it!

Make Every Breath Count
If you have unhealthy habits which can affect your lungs, such as smoking, exposure to secondary smoke, or a chronic health condition like pneumonia, COPD, emphysema or asthma, these facts and tips can help you take better care of your overall health. Think about joining the Better Breathers Support Group or taking a smoking cessation class in the fall (Call 410-427-2548 for information about fall classes). Learn more about how UM SJMC treats lung diseases and lung cancer.

After Hours Acute Injury Care
Get the sports medicine care you need when you need it. The After Hours Acute Injury program is staffed by sports medicine physicians and nurse practitioners, Monday - Thursday, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Patients are seen at 8322 Bellona Avenue, Suite 100, in Towson. You can learn more here.

Spotlight: University of Maryland Medical Center
Healing the Hearts of Maryland
Meet three patients who are living life to the fullest after treatment at the University of Maryland Heart and Vascular Center.

To learn more about the Heart and Vascular Center, visit umm.edu/heart
To watch a video about John’s amazing recovery, visit umm.edu/johnwise.


A Cardiologist's Heartfelt Message: The No. 1 Killer of Women is Heart Disease
Board certified cardiologist, Shannon Winakur, MD says, "Women need to feel empowered to take care of their heart health. If you think you're having symptoms of a heart attack, call 911." Women's risk factors include:

  • high blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • high cholesterol
  • smoking
  • family history

Make sure you speak with your primary care physician every year about your risk factors.


When You Need Urgent Care, There's a Convenient Choice

Finding a high-quality urgent care provider after work or school, when your doctor’s office is closed or on weekends can be stressful.That’s why University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center has partnered with ChoiceOne Urgent Care to offer high-quality urgent care that families, individuals and the elderly can count on. 

Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, including most holidays.

Baltimore at The Rotunda: 711 W. 40th St., Suite 173
Towson: 1220A E. Joppa Road, Suite 109
Dundalk: 1730 Merritt Blvd.
Phoenix: 14237 Jarrettsville Pike

Walk-ins welcome, or patients can make same-day or next-day reservations online. ChoiceOne accepts most insurance plans and private payment. Call 888-246-4236 for more information.

News and Events

Save the Date: Fall Festival & Health Fair
Saturday, Oct. 6
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bone Density Screening

Body Composition Analysis

Stroke and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

Seven-week, evidence-based fall prevention program


Chair Yoga

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Schedule a lifesaving donation. For medical and eligibility questions, please call 866-236-3276 before scheduling your appointment.

Childbirth Preparation Class

Stroke Survivor Support Group

7th Annual Women's Health Conference

Not All Wounds Are Visible: Let's Talk About Depression and Anxiety - Part 1

Know Stroke: Risk Factors and Prevention










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