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Pathways helps kids say no

Helping the Community Live Healthier

We are committed to improving the health of our community, illustrated by this sampling of our community outreach efforts: Helping Kids Say No Amanda Larkins is a prevention educator who visits high school students in their classrooms as part of a partnership among Anne Arundel County Public Schools, county coalitions and AAMC’s Pathways Prevention Program. The[…]

Midlife Matters

Midlife Matters: The Uncomfortable Conversations You Should Have With Your Doctor

Listen to Dr. Karen Hardart’s Midlife Matters commentary on WYPR. As women move beyond the child-bearing years, their responsibilities and sources of stress can shift and even increase. But the transition from mommy to midlife shouldn’t be a crisis. Women in their forties and fifties are often called the sandwich[…]

The Power of Parents in Preventing Substance Abuse

The Power of Parents in Preventing Substance Abuse

The heroin epidemic in Maryland continues to make headlines. Heroin deaths in Anne Arundel County are on pace to double since 2013, and recently Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Anne Arundel County officials declared it a “public health emergency.” But as any parent would tell you, it’s not just heroin[…]

  1. Laura Cornwell: Our world is going to have to change to improve problems associated with substance use and abuse. The Drug War…

Probiotics: Four Things You Should Know

Probiotics: Four Things You Should Know

There’s a lot of discussion about the importance of probiotics, the “good” bacteria, and the role they can play in aiding digestion and balancing out the bad bugs in your gut. Research is hinting that probiotics may help treat diarrhea, boost you immune system for fighting colds and flu, help[…]

  1. Tuesday Tynan: Thanks for the info Ann. I learned some new things!

  2. sdarden: Thank you the information was very helpful, I started fermenting Kefir milk a month ago and stopped. I am going…

Woman with Doctor

Time for Spring Cleaning AND Spring Screenings

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, routine screening can reduce the number of people who die from colorectal cancer by at least sixty percent—and that’s just one type of screening. Whether it’s blood sugar for diabetes, mammograms for breast cancer or even monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol[…]

Skin Cancer Check

Skin Cancer Screening Starts With You: Know What to Look For

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and it’s on the rise. Skin cancer can affect anyone at any age, with more than three-and-a-half million skin cancer cases diagnosed each year—that’s more than the incidence of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. Melanoma[…]