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Charles Regional’s Most Popular Pins

Life can be hard. And tiring. We could all use a cheerleader in our court and a bit more motivation in our life. Perhaps that’s why Charles Regional’s most popular board on Pinterest is the Happy is Healthy – Get Inspired board of inspirational pins.

Whether it’s the cute and clever quip to “Eat less sugar, you’re sweet enough already” or the pin that encourages you to forgive yourself and begin anew after a tough day, this board is all about loving yourself, forgiving yourself, and making you and your health a top priority in your life.

Take a look at the top three fan favorites, then check out the rest here. And don’t forget to follow Charles Regional on Pinterest while you’re at it!

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Today is the 100th Day of the Year – New Years Resolution Check-In

Well, it’s the 100th day of the year. How you doing on those New Years Resolutions? Have you learned to stress out less and workout more? Are you eating better like you said you would?

For those of you who have conquered your resolutions – CONGRATULATIONS!!! You should be extremely proud because it takes hard work, motivation, and dedication to adopt new routines and meet such challenging goals!

For those of you still in pursuit of those goals – KEEP GOING! Surround yourself with a great support network of people who encourage you to continue to pursue your goals, whatever they may be. And when you get frustrated or have a day where you “fall off the proverbial wagon,” pick yourself up, forgive yourself, and move on. Hard days happen and no one expects you to be perfect. Perhaps most importantly, YOU can’t expect yourself to be perfect. Tomorrow is a new day and a great time to jump back on that wagon and give it your all.

And for those of you who haven’t even begun to work towards your resolutions, it’s NEVER TOO LATE TO START. You’ve still got 265 days left in 2014 to achieve your goals and see your resolutions through. If you need a little motivation, check out our inspiration boards on Pinterest. And if you need some resources for healthy eating, we invite you to follow our healthy recipe boards on Pinterest but also want to direct your attention to our health ecooking recipes where you can find delicious, easy to make, good for you recipes. We even offer video tutorials and recipes that are heart healthy or specific to those with diabetic and gluten dietary restrictions.

So here we go. 100 days in to 2014. You can do this. Let’s get started!

 

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University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center Welcomes New Neurologist

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center is excited to welcome Dr. Vamsy Jakkampudi, Neurologist to the medical staff.  Dr. Jakkampudi, a board-certified neurologist is the newest addition to the UM Charles Regional Neurology staff.  The practice located on Centennial Street in downtown La Plata specializes in the treatment of a full range of adult neurological conditions to include; migraines, seizure disorders/epilepsy, stroke management, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia, nerve problems and spinal cord problems.

Dr. Jakkampudi completed his neurology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.  He completed a Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship at VCU Medical Center in epilepsy and neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Jakkampudi  utilizes a combination of the most advanced technology and treatments to manage nervous system disorders and is currently accepting new patients.

Learn more about UM Charles Regional’s Neurology practice at http://charlesregionalmedicalgroup.com/practices/um-charles-regional-neurology or schedule an appointment by calling 301.609.5044.

Dr. Vamsy Jakkampudi

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Celebrating Doctor’s Day 2014

National Doctors Day is Sunday, March 30th. However, we are thrilled to announce that the Charles County Commissioners have proclaimed today, March 28th, as Doctor’s Day in Charles County! Each year, this day will be observed as a show of gratitude and appreciation for the physicians who have dedicated much of their lives to enhance and preserve the health and well-being of others. Please join us as we celebrate and honor these physicians on this very special day.

The Charles County Board of Commissioners presenting the "Doctor's Day" plague to UM Charles Regional's Dr. Jakkampudi (Neurologist), Dr. Suwandhi (Pediatrician), and Dr. Dumais (Chief Medical Officer).

 

We wish to express our gratitude for the care and dedication these incredible professionals provide for our community. Thank you, Doctors!

Click Here to Get Help Finding a Physician at UM Charles Regional Medical Center or call (888) 332-4847.

 

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Expert Physician Panel to Hold Community Forum on Colorectal Cancer

The colorectal cancer mortality rate in Charles County is higher than the Maryland state average. The UM Charles Regional Cancer program will present a community education forum on March 26.

Join us at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center as a panel of experts in colorectal cancer discuss risk factors, screening recommendations and treatment options. The event is the latest in UM Charles Regional’s Prescription for Good Health Physician Lecture Series.

What: UM Charles Regional’s Prescription for Good Health Physician Lecture Series “Colorectal Cancer Education Forum”

When: March 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Where: Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center, 3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601

Register: Reserve your seat online today or call 1-888-332-4847. Dinner will be served. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Free

Panelists:

Dr. Boris NaydichRadiation Oncologist

Dr. Syed HassanGastroenterologist

Dr. De TranGeneral & Colorectal Cancer Surgeon

Dr. Krishan MathurOncologist & Hemotologist

 

 

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New Issue of Maryland’s Health Matters Magazine Celebrates Our 75 Years

Flipping through the pages of the latest Maryland’s Health Matters is like traveling back in time. It begins in 1939 when a brand new hospital in La Plata admitted its first patient. Twelve-year-old Marilyn Gilroy needed an appendectomy. It carries on to the present day as the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center continues to grow and reshape its identity.

Check out the vintage pictures and cherished anecdotes. You’ll see that so much has changed in the community and inside the hospital.

Two constants remain—the staff’s dedication to serving Southern Maryland, and Marilyn Gilroy. The little girl who was the first patient grew up to work at the hospital for more than two decades. She continues to serve as a volunteer.

“It’s been a second home to me,” she said.

The rest of the magazine is filled with tips for improving your health, recipes for smart eating and a look at some of the great community health programs available to you.

Look for it in print or check out Maryland’s Health Matters online.

 

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Dr. Kularatna’s Acid Reflux Lecture Rescheduled for February 27

Gastroenterologist Dr. Gowri Kularatna, MD, will lead a discussion of acid reflux on Thursday, February 27.

Rescheduled after winter weather on February 13, this is the next event in UM Charles Regional’s bimonthly Prescription for Good Health Physician Lecture Series. The public is encouraged to attend and learn about a condition that affects many Americans. Symptoms include frequent heartburn or a bitter acid taste in your mouth. There are a number of ways doctors and patients can work together to control acid reflux.

Dr. Kularatna’s lecture will focus on diagnosis, complications and treatment, as well as potential side effects of medications

What
UM Charles Regional’s Prescription for Good Health Physician Lecture Series
“Acid Reflux”
Led by Gastroenterologist Gowri Kularatna, MD

When
February 27 at 6:30 pm

Where
Nagula Conference Center, on the first floor at Charles Regional Medical Center

Reserve your seat online today or call 888-332-4847.

 

 

 

 

 

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UM CRMC is offering a Diabetes Education Class

This class will cover overall management of diabetes, lowering HbA1C levels, diabetes medications, diabetes nutritional strategies and blood sugar testing.

What
Diabetes Education Class

When
Feb 21, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where
UM Charles Regional Medical Center, Nagula Conference Center #2
5 Garrett Avenue, La Plata

The class is free. Please register online or call 888-332-4847 to schedule your appointment today.

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Just a few days remain to support this year’s black tie event, the “C” Ball

Just a few days remain to support this year’s black tie event, the “C” Ball — for Charles Regional Medical Center (formerly Civista). The “C” this year is for “Champagne” as a nod to the hospital’s 75th anniversary. Our pre-ball VIP dinner is sold out, but reservations for the ball itself (8pm-midnight) are still available. One of the ‘coolest’ features of the night will be nationally renowned and award winning ice sculptor Vitat Hongpong (Google him – he’s fascinating) who will be with us showcasing his exquisite ice sculpting he’s preparing for our event. This region is fortunate to have his talent showcased right here!

And, if you’re up for a chance to win $5000, our ‘chances to celebrate’ raffle is only going to have 500 chances sold. Pretty good odds for just a $100 charitable donation! The 2nd and 3rd place prizes are cash too, so three chances to be a winner! The link is below — thanks in advance for helping the foundation celebrate 75 years of healthcare in our region!

http://www.crmcfoundation.net/cball.html

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Dr. Kularatna Lecture to Address Acid Reflux

Gastroenterologist Dr. Gowri Kularatna, MD, will lead a discussion of acid reflux on February 13, the next event in UM Charles Regional’s bimonthly Prescription for Good Health Physician Lecture Series. The public is encouraged to attend and learn about a condition that affects many Americans. Symptoms include frequent heartburn or a bitter acid taste in your mouth. There are a number of ways doctors and patients can work together to control acid reflux.

Dr. Kularatna’s lecture will focus on diagnosis, complications and treatment, as well as potential side effects of medications.

What
UM Charles Regional’s Prescription for Good Health Physician Lecture Series
“Acid Reflux”
Led by Gastroenterologist Gowri Kularatna, MD

When
February 13 at 6:30 pm

Where
Nagula Conference Center, on the first floor at Charles Regional Medical Center

Reserve your seat online today or call 888-332-4847.

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