Maryland's Health Matters
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!
The Sneezing Season (page 3)
If everyone around you is saying, "Ah, spring!" and you can only reply with "Ah-CHOO!" you might have seasonal allergies. Find an allergist in our community to help!
Fragile, Handle with Care (pages 4-5)
What do you think is the biggest risk factor for osteoporosis? Age? Calcium intake? Heredity? Actually, it's simply being female. Our medical mobile van offers free osteoporosis screenings throughout the year. Find out available dates by calling 1-800-515-0044.
When It's More Than Just the "Baby Blues" (pages 6-9)
Behavioral health providers at UM Upper Chesapeake Women's Care are making care for women's mental health and substance use issues a priority. Are you at risk for postpartum depression? Access the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) to find out.
Fighting the Opioid Epidemic (pages 10-12)
The opioid crisis touches every part of the state. Harford County saw a 173 percent increase in opioid-related deaths from 2013 to 2017, and Baltimore City saw a 69 percent increase. Similar statistics are found in counties across Maryland. Opioid overdose is among the state's top four causes of death. If you think you or a loved one has an opioid addiction, call 800-NEXT-STEP.