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Direct Connection Guests

Monday, August 14, 2017

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

On August 21, 2017, for the first time in 38 years, there will be a total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States.

C. Alex Young, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Science & NASA Eclipse Lead, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

RACIAL CLASHES

Latest reaction to racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, amid changes coming to Confederate monuments in Maryland.

Brian Frosh
​Maryland Attorney General​

Monday, August 7, 2017

EYE SAFETY DURING THE SOLAR ECLIPSE

The solar eclipse on August 21 promises lots of excitement, but sun gazers could end up with eye damage if they don’t use proper protection. The eclipse will be visible throughout North America for the first time in almost a century. In some areas, the eclipse will be total, where the moon will completely cover the sun, while in most of the United States, including Maryland, a partial eclipse will be visible.

Dr. Lisa Schocket, an ophthalmologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will describe how staring at the sun’s bright light can damage the retina, the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, sometimes causing blindness. She’ll also show how to view the eclipse safely with special glasses (regular sunglasses are not safe) and explain what to look for when selecting solar glasses. Dr. Schocket also has some interesting insights on the use of cameras and cellphones to take photos of the eclipse.

Dr. Lisa Schocket
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Monday, July 31, 2017

PLANNING AHEAD

What you need to know about wills, living wills and estate planning.

David Pessin
Pessin Katz Law

Monday, July 24, 2017

Changing Grocery Business

More competition for your grocery store.

Jeff Metzeger
Publisher, Food World & Food Trade News

Your Health - Teen Driving

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. What can parents do to help their teenage children safely gain experience behind the wheel? Dr. Richard Lichenstein, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a pediatrician at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital, shares his best tips with us.

Dr. Richard Lichenstein, MD
Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director of Pediatric Emergency Research at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital

Monday, July 17, 2017

Baltimore Crime

After a violent first half of 2017, Baltimore is considering a new local gun law.

Kevin Davis
Baltimore Police Commissioner

Monday, July 10, 2017

Lawn & Garden Care

How to protect your lawn and garden during the summer heat.

Carrie Engel
Valley View Farms

Your Health - Focused Ultrasound

MRI-guided focused ultrasound is an early-stage, non-invasive therapeutic technology that is transforming treatment for many medical disorders, including the neurological condition essential tremor. What is this new medical advancement, how does it work, and is it safe? Dr. Paul Fishman, a professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of neurology for the VA Maryland Health Care System, tells us about it.

Dr. Paul Fishman, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
Neurologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, July 3, 2017

Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers restaurant chain making a comeback.

Jim Plamondon
Co-President of Roy Rogers® Restaurants

Your Health - Keeping Kids Safe This Summer

Keeping your kids safe during the summer.

Richard Lichenstein, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Pediatric Emergency Department Physician, University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, June 26, 2017

Bike Safety

Another cyclist hit-and-run leaves many in the cycling community asking for answers.

Joshua Feldmark
Executive Director, BikeMaryland

Your Health - Cancer Survivorship

Recent statistics estimate that there are approximately 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States. Overall, cancer death rates in the US have gone down significantly over the last two decades, more specifically, death rates decreased by 23% between 1989 and 2012. While these are great trends, the lifetime chances of developing any kind of cancer are still very high.

Dr. Rima Couzi, MD
Medical Oncologist- Area Specialty- Breast Cancer
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, Cancer Institute

Monday, June 19, 2017

Cable Service

Dealing with cable billing and service disputes can be tough, so how can you get the best out of your cable company?

Tonia Lee
Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Cable and Communications

Your Health - Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. But by getting screened beginning at age 50, this disease is highly preventable.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Amin Khan, MD, a gastroenterologist at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, is with us tonight to discuss colorectal health.

Dr. Amin Khan
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

Monday, June 12, 2017

Boating Safety

With summer boating season underway, safety agencies team up to reduce the "big three" boating violations: bow riding, insufficient life jackets and impaired operation.

Sara Wallace
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander

Your Health - Men's Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the most recent data from the National Health Interview Survey, more than 12 percent of men age 18 and over are in fair or poor health, and just more than half meet federal physical activity guidelines. The top men's health threats include heart disease, cancer and unintentional injury, but thankfully, most men's health issues are largely preventable. This year, Men's Health Week is June 12 – 18, leading up to Father's Day.

Jason Ramirez, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine - University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director of Inpatient Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, June 5, 2017

Crab Cake Madness

See how some of the state's best crab cakes are put together and learn essential tips from top chefs for preparing a Maryland favorite!

Tony Minadakis
Owner & Chef, Jimmy's Famous Seafood

Damye Hahn
Manager & Fourth Generation, Faidley Seafood

Monday, May 22, 2017

Your Health - Pelvic Organ Prolapse

An increasing health problem among women is a condition known as pelvic organ prolapse. Often, women don't report it, or wait until symptoms are unbearable before seeking treatment.

How big of a problem is this, and what can be done about it? Dr. Harry Johnson, a urogynecologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will discuss the risk factors, symptoms and available treatments – and why women shouldn't suffer in silence.

Harry Johnson, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, May 15, 2017

Real Estate Market Trends

A look at the real estate market and how easy is it to get approved for a mortgage these days.

Creig Northrop
The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate

Lynlea Cronin
Prosperity Mortgage

Your Health - Keeping Your Brain Healthy As You Age

Is it possible to age intelligently? In a world where people are living longer and longer (there are 65,000 Marylanders over the age of 80), how can we better understand our aging brains and maintain good quality of life?

Dr. Peter Crino, an internationally renowned neuroscientist and chair of neurology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will discuss how our brains change as we get older, ways to keep your brain healthy as you age, and the differences between having a "senior moment" and a serious neurobiological disorder.

Peter B. Crino, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Chair of the Department of Neurology at University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, May 8, 2017

Future of Health Care

Now that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to repeal and replace the Obamacare/Affordable Healthcare Act, we look at what's next for the future of health care for American citizens.

Rep. Andy Harris
(R) Maryland

Your Health - Women's Health

Not only do we celebrate Mother's Day in the month of May, but May is also when National Women's Check-Up Day (May 15) and National Women's Health Week (May 14 – 20) are recognized.

Pablo Argeles, MD, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chair of OB-GYN at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, will be a guest on Maryland Public Television's Direct Connection "Your Health" program Monday evening discussing Women's Health issues.

Do you have a question about Women's Health? Submit your question via Twitter @MPTNews#yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to see if your question is used on the show.

Pablo Argeles, MD
Chair of OB-GYN, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Monday, May 1, 2017

New Bus Lines

A look at the debut of the new bus lines and what other changes are coming to your neighborhood with MTA administrator, Paul Comfort.

Paul Comfort
MTA Administrator

What Time Is It?

Restoring the massive clock on the historic Bromo Tower in Baltimore.

Tony Azola
Azola Building Rehab

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sharks in the Bay

We know there are crabs and oysters in it, but sharks in the bay? As part of our Chesapeake Bay Week special programming, we take a look at what kinds of sharks can be found in the Chesapeake Bay, how rare (or not) they are and where in the bay they've been seen so far. Have you spotted a shark in the bay? Tweet us @mptnews!

Angel Willey
Natural Resource Biologist, DNR

Alan Henningsen
Fishes Research, National Aquarium

Your Health - Living Liver Donation

While the treatment of some liver conditions continues to advance, a transplant is the only option for many people.

Transplant surgeon Dr. John LaMattina, Director of the Living Liver Transplant Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will discuss how surgeons can remove a portion of a living person's liver and transplant it to the liver recipient. April is National Donate Life month, a great time to register to be an organ donor.

John C. LaMattina, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director of the Living Liver Transplant Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, April 24, 2017

Your Health - Living Liver Donation

While the treatment of some liver conditions continues to advance, a transplant is the only option for many people.

Transplant surgeon Dr. John LaMattina, Director of the Living Liver Transplant Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will discuss how surgeons can remove a portion of a living person's liver and transplant it to the liver recipient. April is National Donate Life month, a great time to register to be an organ donor.

John C. LaMattina, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director of the Living Liver Transplant Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, April 17, 2017

Mayor Catherine Pugh

Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh stops by to take your calls and talk about her vision for the city.

Mayor Catherine Pugh
Baltimore City

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sine Die

A look at the 437th legislative session that's wrapping up.

Rushern Baker
(D) Prince George's County Executive

Barry Glassman
(R) Harford County Executive

Sine Die - Reporter's Perspective

A recap of this year's session and a look at what's ahead.

Pamela Wood
The Baltimore Sun

Monday, April 3, 2017

Your Health - Autism Awareness

Autism is a complex developmental disability usually diagnosed in childhood that affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with the world.

This month, the ever-popular and groundbreaking Sesame Street will introduce Julia, a new character to its neighborhood. Julia has autism. What do we really know about autism, and what can we learn? Dr. Stephen Thompson, pediatric neurologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Dr. Katie Kane, child psychologist at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, will enlighten us on what autism is, what it is not – and why children with autism are the same, different and wonderful as other children.

Stephen Thompson, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Director of Pediatric Neurology at University of Maryland Medical Center

Katie Kane, PsyD
Child Psychologist and Clinical Director of Autism Services, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Monday, March 27, 2017

A Legendary Radio Voice

A look at the legendary radio career of one of the most recognizable voices in radio, Diane Rehm.

Diane Rehm
Former NPR Show Host & Author, "On My Own"

Monday, March 20, 2017

First Two Months of Trump's Administration

Two months to the day after Donald Trump's inauguration as President of the United States we take a look at his foreign policy, healthcare reform and budget plans with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin.

Sen. Ben Cardin
(D) Maryland

Monday, March 13, 2017

Pesky Mother Nature

We examine the impact of the recent up-and-down weather and virtually no winter on plants and agriculture.

Carrie Engel
Valley View Farms

Your Health - Stroke Treatment & Recovery

Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, that's nearly 800,000 people who have a stroke every year, with about three in four being first-time strokes.

Dr. Carolyn Cronin, a stroke specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Dr. Robynne Braun, co-director of the Stroke Unit at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute, will discuss signs of stroke, treatment for stroke, and rehabilitation options.

Dr. Carolyn Cronin
Neurologist, University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Robynne Braun
Co-Director of Stroke Rehab Unit, University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute

Monday, March 6, 2017

Cable Service

Dealing with cable billing and service disputes can be tough, so how can you get the best out of your cable company?

Tonia Lee
Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Cable and Communications

Your Health - Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. But by getting screened beginning at age 50, this disease is highly preventable.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Amin Khan, MD, a gastroenterologist at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, is with us tonight to discuss colorectal health.

Dr. Amin Khan
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

Monday, February 27, 2017

Trump & Politics

A preview of what we can expect from President's Trump Tuesday address to the US Congress.

Sen. Michael Hough
(R) Carroll & Frederick Counties

Sen. Will Smith
(D) Montgomery County

New Goucher Poll

A look at the new Goucher Poll findings and approval ratings.

Dr. Mileah Kromer
Director, Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center, Goucher College

Monday, February 20, 2017

Shopping for Gas/Electricity

Paula Carmody stops by to talk about shopping for gas and electricity suppliers.

Paula Carmody
People's Counsel for the State of Maryland

Your Health - Heal Your Heart

Stress and other negative emotions contribute to at least 25 percent of all heart attacks, but now, cutting-edge research shows that positive emotions cause a chemical change in your body that directly improves your overall cardiovascular health.

Dr. Michael Miller-- a leader in the fields of preventive and behavioral cardiology, the author of Heal Your Heart, a University of Maryland School of Medicine professor and Director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, has a research-based plan that shows how eating certain foods, listening to specific kinds of music, and even increasing the amount of time an individual spends laughing can promote heart health and overall positive well-being.

Dr. Michael Miller
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology, University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, February 13, 2017

State Of The Judiciary and Travel Ban Court Ruling

A look at the the state of the judiciary under President Trump and at the Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Also, the impact of the latest court ruling against reinstating the president's travel ban.

Arthur Fergenson
Litigator, Baltimore Area

Mark Graber
Regents Professor, University of Maryland Carey School of Law

Valentine's Day Last Minute Treat

Just in time for Valentine's Day we ask local masters of chocolate what's the best last minute treat for that special someone in your life.

Jennifer Hauser
Glarus Chocolatier

Monday, February 6, 2017

Your Health - Women's Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading killer of women in the United States, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.

February is American Heart Month, and Mukta Srivastava, MD, an interventional cardiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will be a guest on Maryland Public Television's Direct Connection "Your Health" program Monday evening discussing heart health.

Dr. Mukta Srivastava
Interventional cardiologist, University of Maryland Medical Center

A look at the Heroin Epidemic

As part of our special programming this week where we're shedding light on heroin addiction and what is being done about it.

Dr. Yngvild Olsen
Medical Director, Institutes for Behavior Resources, Inc.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Violent Start To 2017: A Murder A Day

Baltimore City Councilmen John Bullock and Leon Pinkett join us to talk about the deadly 2017 start in the city due to violence rising and ways to stop the pace of 'one homicide a day.' Also, a look at the new administration's immigration plan's possible influence on Baltimore.

John Bullock
Baltimore City Councilman

Leon Pinkett
Baltimore City Councilman

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Future of Obamacare

The Republicans have sworn to change it, but how? Is there anything they could do that would make sense? Join us live with your questions and comments.

Jay Hancock
Kaiser Health News

Jonathan Weiner, Dr.P.H.
Professor of Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Monday, January 16, 2017

Shopping for Gas/Electricity

Paula Carmody stops by to talk about shopping for gas and electricity suppliers.

Paula Carmody
People's Counsel for the State of Maryland

Your Health - Heal Your Heart

Stress and other negative emotions contribute to at least 25 percent of all heart attacks, but now, cutting-edge research shows that positive emotions cause a chemical change in your body that directly improves your overall cardiovascular health.

Dr. Michael Miller-- a leader in the fields of preventive and behavioral cardiology, the author of Heal Your Heart, a University of Maryland School of Medicine professor and Director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, has a research-based plan that shows how eating certain foods, listening to specific kinds of music, and even increasing the amount of time an individual spends laughing can promote heart health and overall positive well-being.

Dr. Michael Miller
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology, University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, January 9, 2017

Recent Terrorism-related Attacks

We take a look at the recent rash of attacks that seem really tough to defend against, including the Ft. Lauderdale airport, Berlin, and today, Jerusalem.

​Tyrone Powers, Ph.D.
Director​, ​​Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute​, AACC​

Your Health - Cervical Health

About 79 million Americans currently have HPV, and each year an estimated 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and, of those, about one-third will die as a result of the cancer. January is designated as Cervical Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer.

Dr. Katrina Mark, a women's health physician with the University of Maryland Medical Center, will sort out the myths and facts around cervical health, including HPV, and share tips and advice for women's health.

Do you have a question about cervical health? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.

Dr. Katrina Mark
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine
OB/GYN, University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, January 2, 2017

Roy Rogers On A Mission

Based in Frederick, Maryland, the Plamondon Companies own and operate 24 Roy Rogers® Restaurants and oversee 29 franchise locations in the Mid-Atlantic region. Roy Rogers® offers the "Triple Threat" of USDA choice top round roast beef sliced to order, hand-breaded, fresh, never frozen, fried chicken and delicious burger. Unique to Roy Rogers® is their Fixin's Bar® with fresh lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, signature sauces and more.

Roy Rogers® was founded in Maryland and has become an iconic fast food restaurant throughout the region. They recently opened in Aspen Hill, MD with plans to open in Pasadena later this year.

Jim Plamondon
Co-President of Roy Rogers® Restaurants

Your Health - Keeping Kids Safe This Summer

Summer is a great time for kids to have fun in the sun, but it's also important for them to stay safe. Dr. Richard Lichenstein, a University of Maryland pediatric emergency department physician, will discuss the importance of sunscreen, staying hydrated, injury prevention and water safety to avoid the pitfalls that often arise with warmer temperatures. He'll also offer useful tips on what you can do to help ensure that your kids stay healthy.

Do you have a summer safety question? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.

Richard Lichenstein, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Pediatric Emergency Department Physician, University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, December 26, 2016

Your Health - Flu 101

It's that time again – time for the flu. Have you been vaccinated yet? Terry Dyer, a nurse practitioner with the UM St. Joseph Medical Group, will be a guest on MPT's Your Health on December 5 th discussing "Flu 101". Terry will discuss vaccination myths, what's new for this year's flu season, and what people should do when they think they are sick.

Terry Dyer
Nurse Practitioner, UM St. Joseph Medical Group

Miracle on 34th Street

A tradition that's been going on for more than half a century now continues to bring visitors from around the world to this special corner of Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood. How it all began and how it continues to bring cheer to young and old year after year? Bob Hosier, the one who started it all, joins us to explain.

Bob Hosier
Miracle on 34th Street House Exhibitor
http://www.christmasstreet.com/

Monday, December 19, 2016

Electoral College

Why does it exist and what would it take to change it?

Nicholas Miller, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, UMBC

Ian Anson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UMBC

Your Health - Foot Health 101

Seventy-seven percent of Americans have suffered from a foot ailment, but only 36 percent have actually seen a podiatrist. Dr. Jacob Wynes, an orthopaedic foot expert with the University of Maryland Medical System, will discuss foot health on MPT's Your Health on December 19.

Dr. Jacob Wynes
Instructor of Orthopaedics - University of Maryland School of Medicine
Podiatric Surgeon - University of Maryland Medical System

Monday, December 12, 2016

Holiday Dream Gadgets

Jim Barry, the Consumer Technology Association's (CTA's) "Digital Answer Man," stops by to talk about holiday gadgets and electronics that would make ideal gifts and stocking stuffers such as health and fitness wearables, smart home gadgets and electronics, artificial intelligence assistants, cloud storage solutions and much more!

Jim Barry
Tech Expert & Consumer Technology Association's Digital Answer Man

Monday, December 5, 2016

Your Health - Flu 101

It's that time again – time for the flu. Have you been vaccinated yet? Terry Dyer, a nurse practitioner with the UM St. Joseph Medical Group, will be a guest on MPT's Your Health on December 5 th discussing "Flu 101". Terry will discuss vaccination myths, what's new for this year's flu season, and what people should do when they think they are sick.

Terry Dyer
Nurse Practitioner, UM St. Joseph Medical Group

Miracle on 34th Street

A tradition that's been going on for more than half a century now continues to bring visitors from around the world to this special corner of Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood. How it all began and how it continues to bring cheer to young and old year after year? Bob Hosier, the one who started it all, joins us to explain.

Bob Hosier
Miracle on 34th Street House Exhibitor
http://www.christmasstreet.com/

Monday, November 21, 2016

New Overtime Regulations

All you need to know about the new overtime regulations taking effect this December.

Julie C. Janofsky
Attorney, Fedder & Janofsky LLC

Healthy Eating During The Holidays

How can you enjoy all the traditional foods on Thanksgiving and the December holidays without gaining a lot of weight? Courtney Ferreira, a nutritionist with the University of Maryland Medical Center, will discuss tips for "Healthy Eating During the Holidays" on MPT's Your Health on November 21.

Do you have a question about healthy eating during the holidays? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.

Courtney Ferreira
UMMC Nutritionist

Monday, November 14, 2016

Open Enrollment Underway For Health Insurance

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, which is an independent unit of the state government, provides accessible, affordable health coverage to Marylanders.

Jonathan Kromm
Acting Executive Director, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

Managing the Medicare Maze

MD Access PointThe Medicare Annual Open Enrollment is underway. It is a busy time of year, filled with postal mail, televised ads and telephone solicitations, which confuses many consumers. We discuss what you need to know to best navigate the Open Enrollment period.

Bernice Hutchinson
Chief of Client and Community Services, Maryland Department of Aging

Melissa Moreno
Health Insurance Specialist, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Monday, November 7, 2016

Toxic Presidential Election?

On the eve of election day, we discuss why and how this presidential race has been raising America's stress levels.

Lynn Bufka, Ph.D.
Associate Executive Director, Practice Research & Policy, American Psychological Association

Your Health - Diabetes 101

29 million Americans are living with diabetes – that's 1 of every 11 residents.

Dr. Kashif Munir, Medical Director of the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at the UMMC Midtown Campus, will discuss diabetes health on MPT's Your Health show.

Do you have a question about diabetes health? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.

Dr. Kashif Munir
Medical Director, University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Monday, October 31, 2016

Baseball & The Baltimore Orioles

For fans of the Orioles and the Nationals successful seasons ended with playoff games, but not enough of them. Our focus tonight is both baseball and the future of Baltimore.

John Angelos
Chief Operating Officer of both the Baltimore Orioles and the Mid Atlantic Sports Network

Monday, October 24, 2016

Cyber Attacks

What we know about the internet attack that took down some of the world's biggest websites.

Anupam Joshi, Ph.d
Director, Center for Cybersecurity, UMBC

Your Health - Breast Health

Breast cancer claims the lives of thousands of women in the United States each year.

Dr. Meghan Milburn, the Medical Director of the Breast Center at the Kaufman Cancer Center at UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, will discuss the latest research and screening recommendations and treatment options for breast cancer.

Do you have a question about breast health or breast cancer? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.

Dr. Meghan L. Milburn
Fellowship-trained Breast Surgeon
Medical Director, Breast Center - Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General and Oncologic Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Monday, October 17, 2016

Hubble Telescope Discoveries

Imagine a world with more liquid water than we have here on earth. It's not science fiction, but here in our own solar system and it could have implications for finding life outside our planet.

William Sparks
Space Telescope Science Institute
http://www.stsci.edu/portal/

Monday, October 10, 2016

Consumer Scams

What are some of the latest scams that you should be aware of.

Angie Barnett
President/CEO, Better Business Bureau|Greater Maryland

Your Health - Healthy Hearts for Fall & Winter

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in our country. Dr. Kelly Miller, an interventional cardiologist with the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, will discuss heart health on MPT's Your Health show on October 10.

Do you have a question about heart health? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.

Dr. Kelly Miller
Interventional Cardiologist, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Monday, October 3, 2016

To Floss Or Not To Floss?

Is there enough evidence that flossing is good for your teeth after all? We talk about flossing and tips to best take care of your teeth and smile with Light Street Dental's Dr. Nicole Forel.

Dr. Nicole Forel
Light Street Dental

Monday, September 26, 2016

Your Health - Health Literacy

In order to make important health care decisions, you need to be able to understand and process often-complex medical information.

Donna Jacobs, Senior Vice President of Government, Regulatory Affairs and Community Health at the University of Maryland Medical System, will discuss what doctors and nurses can do to provide patients with clear, understandable information. She will also offer suggestions on what patients can do to ensure they get the facts they need to make informed decisions for themselves and family members.

Donna Jacobs
Senior Vice President of Government, Regulatory Affairs and Community Health, University of Maryland Medical System

Presidential Debate Preview

What you can expect from tonight's presidential debate between the two parties nominees.

Mileah Kromer, Ph.D.
Director, Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center At Goucher College

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Cars of the Future

Self-driving cars are no longer a thing of the future, they are here now! Motorweek czar, John Davis, takes us for a ride.

John Davis
Host, MOTORWEEK

Monday, September 12, 2016

Education Week - Latest Education Initiatives & Accomplishments

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski joins us to talk about the latest UMBC initiatives plus the university's major celebration this week.

Freeman Hrabowski, Ph.D.
President of UMBC

Your Health - Pulmonary Fibrosis

In pulmonary fibrosis, the lungs become scarred and stiff, and people cannot get enough oxygen into their blood, causing shortness of breath and fatigue.

Dr. Aldo Iacono, a pulmonary expert and medical director of the Lung Transplant Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will discuss who is at risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis, what the symptoms are, and how it is diagnosed and treated.

Do you have a question about pulmonary fibrosis? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on September 12 at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.

Aldo Iacono, MD
Professor of Medicine
and the Hamish S. and Christine C. Osborne Professor in Advanced Pulmonary Care
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program, University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, September 5, 2016

Your Health - Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is estimated to affect 300,000 people in the United States each year.

Dr. Faheem Younus, an infectious diseases expert with the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, will discuss signs and symptoms of Lyme disease, how it is treated and what steps individuals can take in hopes of preventing it.

Dr. Faheem Younus
Chief of Infectious Diseases, UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Monday, August 29, 2016

Your Health - Hip Replacement

Surgeons perform more than 300,000 total hip replacements each year in the United States. The most common reason for this surgery? Osteoarthritis

University of Maryland orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Farshad Adib will discuss who is a candidate for this procedure and how the surgery is performed. He will also talk about other possible

Farshad Adib, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of Maryland Medical Center