February Is American Heart Month!

Heart disease is the number one cause of death worldwide, taking 17.9 million lives every year. In the United States alone, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.) estimated 1 in every 4 deaths is caused by heart disease, a total of nearly 647,000 Americans each year.

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Distracted Uber Drivers: Why The App Could Be Deadly

Uber drivers may be causing an uptick in distracted driving accidents. Once hailed as the most convenient method of getting home safe, some safety experts fear the Uber app could be putting drivers and their passengers at serious risk. 

Mobility

Surgical Robots Can Be Risky: Here’s What Patients Need To Know

The da Vinci surgical system is believed to be a one-of-kind medical breakthrough in the field of robotic-assisted surgery. Assisting in more than six million procedures to date, the da Vinci allows surgeons to perform high-risk procedures with minimally invasive methods. Manufacturers of the da Vinci claim it could one day change the landscape of all surgery, reducing the number of complications leading to life-threatening injuries. 

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New Maryland Laws That Could Change Your Life!

The start of 2020 also marks the beginning of new laws taking effect in Maryland. According to an article by Patch, these are some of the most significant pieces of legislation that could impact you and your family this year: 

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Carbon Monoxide: How To Prevent The ‘Silent Killer’

Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that has been heavily studied since the late 1200s. Researchers say Spanish alchemist Arnold of Villanova first discovered the poisonous gas when examining the incomplete combustion of wood. According to historical records, Villanova described an invisible poisonous gas that scientists today believe was most likely the existence of carbon monoxide fumes. 

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Paul D'Amore Discusses the Flu on Midday Maryland

There have already been of 100 cases of confirmed flu here in Maryland, but it's not too late to get your shot.

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Flu Season 2019: What You Should Know.

Influenza Di Freddo is believed to have been a term coined by residents of Florence, Italy in the 1300’s. Literally translated, it means “the cold influence”. It was used to describe the sudden increase in community illness that coincided with the decrease in air temperatures from summer to fall. As it turns out, there is a scientific explanation for the increase in flu virus infection and the cold, dry air of fall and winter. You see, the flu virus is transmitted through the air. When the air is hot and wet, the virus gets dragged to the ground by water droplets. When the air is cold and dry, the virus stay afloat longer, allowing all of us a better chance at breathing it in, and becoming sick. 

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