Maryland's Health Matters
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!
Your Heart is in Good Hands (page 4)
The University of Maryland Heart Network, made up of the region’s top heart specialists, delivers the highest caliber of cardiac screening, prevention and intervention across the state. To learn more about or find local providers near you, visit umuch.org/find-a-doctor.
Three Cheers for Healthy Harford (page 5)
Healthy Harford is a coalition of local government agencies, business, non-profits, and citizens dedicated to improving the health of Harford County residents. Want to learn more or join one of our upcoming events? Visit healthyharford.org.
Help for Lymphedema is Nearby (pages 6-9)
Lymphedema is a condition defined as swelling (usually in the arms and legs) due to an obstruction of the lymphatic system. Symptoms are treatable but not curable and can last for a lifetime. Certified lymphedema therapy is available at three Harford County locations—Abingdon, Bel Air and Havre de Grace. Learn more.
One Children’s Hospital, Countless Childhood Dreams Saved (pages 10-12)
University of Maryland Children’s Hospital delivers the most personalized and compassionate care for children and their families. Learn how we helped three kids have healthier childhoods so they can dream big—check out their stories!
Helping Kids Communicate (page 12)
Pediatric-trained therapists provide comprehensive assessment and customized treatment plans for children who have developmental and rehabilitation needs. Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech language pathology services are available to address concerns and facilitate normal development for children who were born prematurely, have a congenital birth defect, appear to be developing slowly in any particular area, or have had an injury or illness that affects development (such as autism, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, torticollis, developmental delay, traumatic brain injury and concussion). Read more.
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