What is the Grandparent Shot?

What is the grandparent shot? Glad you asked! Many people call TDAP (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) the grandparent shot. Your immunity as a grandparent helps protect your grandkids from pertussis, which is whooping cough. Babies are especially vulnerable to whooping cough since they don’t get their first vaccine for it until they’re two months old and are not […]

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August 15, 2019

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Welcome summer! Not welcome – ticks!

School’s out and the season we’ve all been waiting for is here – tick season! I wanted to remind everyone that the best way to prevent Lyme disease is by covering up with clothes/spray and checking for ticks as soon as you can after coming in from outdoors. An imbedded tick that has only been […]

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July 1, 2019

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Belly fat is a real nuisance!

How can I lose my belly fat? I get this question quite a bit, and I found this helpful article summing up all the research-based advice. Belly fat is not only a nuisance, but also a danger to your future health! https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/20-tips-to-lose-belly-fat

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June 21, 2019

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Measles Update from the Department of Health

I received a measles outbreak update letter from the Department if Health this week. Just wanted to share the updates: – Four cases in Maryland so far limited to Pikesville/Towson areas (zips 21208, 21209, 21215) – MMR vaccine is given routinely at ages of one and 4-6 years old. This series provides 97% immunity. It’s […]

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April 26, 2019

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Welcome to March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Colonoscopy is a good screening test for colorectal cancer, but I also want to make sure everyone is aware there are other options. Fecal DNA tests (like Cologuard) can be done by home collection of stool that’s submitted by mail for testing. It picks up 92% of colorectal […]

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March 28, 2019

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