Maryland's Health Matters - Upper Chesapeake - Winter 2014 - (Page 4)

A HEALTHY START Early Diagnosis, Better Outcomes The UM Upper Chesapeake Health Breast Center is excited to offer 3D mammography for breast cancer screening. This produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. The Center's Selenia® Dimensions® breast tomosynthesis system is made by Hologic, a world leader in digital mammography. It offers exceptionally sharp breast images, an ergonomic design that provides more patient comfort, and the ability to deliver superior screening and diagnostics for all breast types. Breast tomosynthesis can benefit all screening and diagnostic patients, and is especially valuable for women receiving a baseline screening, those who have dense breast tissue and women with a personal history of breast cancer. It is not currently covered by health insurance, and individuals who are interested in the exam will be charged an additional $100 to cover the added expense. *All facts on file at Hologic Inc. Copyright © eSource™ International LLC SCHEDULE YOUR MAMMOGRAM! Schedule a mammogram or ask questions about 3D mammography at 443-843-PINK (7465) or 855-496-PINK. DECIPHERING PREGNANCY FACT FROM FICTION Pregnant? Congratulations! Now, get ready for an onslaught of advice from anyone and everyone. Let's dispel a few common pregnancy myths. What do you think? True or false? 1. "PREGNANCY BRAIN" IS REAL. 3. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD GET A FLU SHOT. TRUE. "Because the flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant, you should TRUE! OK, there's not an actual medical condition called absolutely protect yourself and your unborn pregnancy brain. But some studies indicate pregnancy may baby with a flu shot," Dr. Huang says. have cognitive effects on women, mainly forgetfulness. 2. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD EAT FOR TWO. 4. EATING SPICY FOODS HELPS YOU GO INTO LABOR FASTER. FALSE. There's no FALSE. "Pregnant women at a normal weight need evidence or research only about 300 extra calories a day for baby's growth," to support this myth. says Nancy Huang, MD, Ob-Gyn with UM Upper If anything, spicy Chesapeake Women's Care. "If you start out your foods may simply give pregnancy under- or overweight, you may need more you diarrhea but not or fewer calories." 4 induce labor. MARYLAND'S HEALTH MATTERS Nancy Huang, MD TAKE A CLASS Prepare yourself for baby's arrival by joining one of UM UCH's expectant parent classes. View a complete list at

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Maryland's Health Matters - Upper Chesapeake - Winter 2014

Maryland's Health Matters - Upper Chesapeake - Winter 2014
A Healthy Start
From the Sidelines
A Better Chance at Beating Cancer
Back on the Beat
At a Glance
News and Events

Maryland's Health Matters - Upper Chesapeake - Winter 2014