September 18, 2018

Workshop Details Effect of Poverty on Brain


Scientists have found definitive proof that poverty has a profound effect on the brains of children, and the people who care for and teach those children need tools to help those children learn.

Vitamins and Their Effects on Blood Tests


Just about every doctor’s appointment starts with the same question: what medications do you take? Listing your medications may feel tedious, but MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is reminding residents that it’s important to give an up-to-date rundown every visit to determine how these drugs might interact with each other — and even how they might impact important blood tests.

Healthy Food Drive Coming Sept. 13

Healthy Food Drive

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership’s Healthy Eating and Active Living Action Team is planning a Healthy Food Drive alongside the 2018 HSMP Annual Meeting on Sept. 13.

Behavioral Health Team Won’t Meet in Sept.

Behavioral Health Action Team

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership’s Behavioral Health Action Team will not meet in September. The group’s next meeting will be held 2 to 3:30 pm Friday, Oct. 12.

MedStar to Host Blood Drive Sept. 11

blood drive

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.

Misra to Speak at Healthy Partnership Meeting


From the health implications of digital technologies to the effects of keeping kids sugar-free, topics for the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Annual Meeting will cover a large range of issues.

MedStar Diabetes Work Earns CDC Recognition

CDC Recognition

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown has earned CDC Recognition for its Diabetes Prevention Program. The hospital was awarded full recognition by the Centers for Disease Control, an honor reserved for “programs that have effectively delivered a quality, evidence-based program that meets all of the standards for CDC recognition,” according to a letter from the CDC.

Survey Considers Opioid Impact on Workforce

Opioid Impact

The St. Mary’s County Health Department and St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development are hosting a survey on the Opioid Impact to the business community and workforce.

Tobacco-Free Action Team Meets

Tobacco-Free Action Team to Meet

MedStar St. Mary’s supports the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership’s Tobacco-Free Living Action Team, which will meet 4 to 5:30 pm Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Cove/DFZ Center for Youth at 44871 St. Andrew’s Church Road in California.

HEAL Action Team Meets Aug. 22

HSMP Meeting

MedStar St. Mary’s supports the Healthy Eating and Active Living Action Team which will meet from 1 to 2 pm Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Health Connections at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown.