The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) partners with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," which features UMMS specialists who share their medical expertise with viewers all across Maryland.

UMMS guests appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7 p.m.

The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.

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Next Your Health Segment: December 3, 2018 7 p.m. on MPT's Direct Connection Your Health

Avoid the Holiday Weight Gain

Holiday tables are loaded with traditional, family-favorite foods. This is the time of the year when the most calories are consumed! The average person can ingest 3,500 calories or more per meal – enough to easily cause a “food hangover” and weight gain. It’s not uncommon for people to gain as much as 10 pounds between the Thanksgiving and New Year’s holidays.

On the Monday, December 3rd Direct Connection “Your Health” show, Caroline Meehan, a registered dietitian at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will discuss how to avoid some of these pitfalls and eat healthier this holiday season and in the New Year.

Do you have a general question about healthy eating? During the show, call 1-800-926-0629 or e-mail your question to