Women’s Health


Know the Safety Concerns About Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Hip replacements have been widely performed in this country for over 50 years, and the results have improved significantly due to improvements in techniques and materials. However, some changes that initially seemed to promise improved outcomes—based on research, laboratory testing, and early surgical results—have in fact proved to lead to difficulties[…]


Things to Know Before You Vape

In recent years, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have increased substantially in popularity. They are commonly advertised as a “healthier” and cheaper alternative to cigarette smoking. Smoking e-cigarettes, an activity known as vaping, is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a method for smoking cessation. It is important to[…]


Work Friendship Leads to Healthier Lifestyles

It’s not unusual to see Stephanie Hammons and Renee Franklin walking the halls of Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) at lunchtime.  In fact, it’s very common to see these teammates from the Communications Department walking together on one of AAMC’s walking paths, logging steps every day on their lunch break.[…]

  1. Kelly Swan: I love this story. I especially appreciate that Stephanie goes to the gym with her kids every day!

  2. candace: This is my niece Stephanie Hammons and her best friend Renee..I am very proud that they came this far together…

Christina Delfendahl

Determined to Quit: One Employee’s Journey to Stamp Out Smoking

One Friday, after a long day at work at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Christina Delfendahl decided she was done with cigarettes. She was literally tired of smoking after 16 years of the habit. A quick stop after work at the local pharmacy to pick up nicotine patches, and she was[…]

  1. Lisa Luna-Martinez: I'm a smoker myself and I have tried so many times to quit, but I'm still smoking!! Your story gives…

4 Tips for Navigating a Healthy Menopause

Four Tips for Navigating a Healthy Menopause

Brain fog. Mood changes. Night Sweats. Insomnia. Hot flashes. The reality is menopause is the biggest change women go through since adolescence, and you’ll likely experience some, if not all, of the symptoms. But are there things you can do along the way to help you navigate it? In most[…]

  1. Karen: Thank you for your suggestions. I've just started Hrt, and I'm amazed how well it works for me. My symptoms…

  2. nancy: Was glad to see information regarding menopause. I haven't had any of the posted symptoms but what I have been…