Read More in the Latest Issue

Thank you for your interest in the latest issue of Maryland’s Health Matters! At UM Upper Chesapeake Health, 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!

Food & Drug Interactions (page 4)
Medication errors are serious and can be life-threatening. Find out how to avoid them by watching this video from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).

Behavioral Health 101 (page 5)
Harford County ranks seventh highest in our state for suicide completion and fifth highest for drug overdose. Learn about how the Behavioral Health Program at UM Upper Chesapeake Health is aiming to decrease these numbers.

Setting Goals, Meeting Challenges (pages 6-9)
Anne Mekalian is an amputee patient who lost all four of her limbs due to an illness seven years ago. Thanks to the care and support she has received at UM Upper Chesapeake Health's rehab program--as well as Anne's hard work and positive attitude--she is back to running and staying active. Check out this video to see how Anne's physical therapist, Dana Cross, helped Anne learn to run again.

Healing the Hearts of Maryland (pages 10-12)
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 To watch a video about John’s amazing recovery, visit

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