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Direct Connection Guests

Monday, March 18, 2019

Raising The Minimum Wage In Maryland

Terry Cavanaugh
Executive Director,SEIU, MD/DC State Council

Mike O'Halloran
State Director, National Federation of Independent Business

Your Health: HIV Latest

A look at the most recent developments in HIV treatment after a couple of HIV-positive patients are now free of the AIDS virus.

Dr. Richard Zhao
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Monday, March 11, 2019

Should The U.S. Ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 Fleet?

Roger Cox
Retired senior air safety investigator, NTSB

Your Health: 3D Printing in Medicine

As the 3D printing industry continues to evolve and grow, medical professionals are starting to use 3D printers to produce anatomically precise models of human organs to diagnose a condition or plan a surgery. Dr. Jeffrey Hirsch, assistant professor of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of community radiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will tell us about the latest advances in 3D printing and how the technology can improve medical care.

Dr. Jeffrey Hirsch
Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Monday, March 4, 2019

Larry Hogan In Iowa

Governor Larry Hogan is visiting Iowa for a National Governors Association event. We discuss the growing speculation about him challenging President Donald Trump in a 2020 Primary.

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

Erin Murphy
Des Moines Bureau Chief, Lee Enterprises

Todd Eberly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Fallout From Racial Slur

Harford County Democrats, among others, calling on Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, to resign from Maryland’s House of Delegates.

Ovetta Wiggins
The Washington Post

Monday, February 25, 2019

Innocence Project Clinic

A look at the impact of a law clinic that works to identify individuals who were convicted in Maryland courts of crimes they did not commit.

Michele Nethercott
Innocence Project Clinic, University of Baltimore School of Law

Your Health: Sports Cardiology

We think of athletes as healthy and fit, but both young and older athletes can suffer from heart disease. In younger athletes, heart defects present at birth may affect the structure of the heart, while for older athletes, high blood pressure, blocked heart arteries and abnormal heart rhythm can take their toll.

Geoffrey Rosenthal, MD, PhD, and Scott Jerome, DO, from the University of Maryland Medical Center, discuss heart screening for athletes, the difference between a normal heart and the heart of an athlete, and what you can do to exercise and have a healthy heart.

Geoffrey L. Rosenthal, MD, PhD
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Scott D. Jerome, DO
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Monday, February 18, 2019

Values & Activism

A Baltimore born and raised Black Lives Matter activist talks about his values and his new book, On The Other Side of Freedom.

DeRay Mckesson
Civil Rights Activist & Author, On The Other Side Of Freedom

Monday, February 11, 2019

Valentine's Day Ideas

Business is blooming for florists in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day.

Eddie Wingrat
President, Flowers & Fancies

Your Health: Urgent Care

You can’t plan when an illness or injury will occur, but you can plan to go to a trusted urgent care center. ChoiceOne Urgent Care has partnered with University of Maryland Medical System to offer patients convenient and accessible healthcare when they need it most. Many patients need immediate medical care in the evenings and on the weekend or when they cannot be seen by their primary care provider during the day.

Urgent care is often the most convenient, cost effective and appropriate solution for patients. ChoiceOne Urgent Care and University of Maryland Medical System operate 10 urgent care centers throughout the greater Baltimore area and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, all conveniently located near school, work, and home.

On Monday, February 11, Dr. Scott Burger, chief medical officer at ChoiceOne Urgent Care, will discuss the role of urgent care facilities in providing medical care to the community.

Scott T. Burger, D.O.
ChoiceOne Urgent Care

Monday, February 4, 2019

Previewing President Trump's State of the Union

Susan Turnbull
Former Chair, Maryland Democratic Party

Nicolee Ambrose
Maryland Republican National Committeewoman

Your Health: Adenovirus

Adenoviruses are common viruses that can infect the lining of a person’s eyes, airways and lungs, intestines, urinary tract, and nervous system. They are common causes of fever, coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and pink eye. Infections happen in children more often than in adults, but anyone can get them.

On Monday, Feb 4, Marie Kanagie-McAleese MD, FAAP, a pediatric hospitalist with University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, will discuss adenoviruses.

Marie Kanagie-McAleese MD, FAAP
Pediatric Hospitalist, UM Upper Chesapeake Health

Monday, January 28, 2019

Marijuana Farm

An inside look in one of the state's newest cannabis farm.

Michael Bronfein
CEO, Curio Wellness

Monday, January 21, 2019

Government Shutdown and MLK Day

The impact of the now-in-its-fifth-week partial government shutdown plus the significance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Rep. Anthony Brown
(D) Maryland

Monday, January 14, 2019

Your Health: Prostate Cancer Treatment & Screening

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 175,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in 2019. Last week, Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., announced that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is receiving chemotherapy.

On Monday, January 14, Muhummad Minhaj Siddiqui, MD, associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of urologic oncology and robotic surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will discuss how prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated.

Minhaj Siddiqui, MD
Director, Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery, UMMC

Monday, January 7, 2019

Baltimore Ravens Tickets Sales

Mike Berger
Founder, Berger Sports Marketing

Stan The Fan Charles
Founder, Pressbox

Partial Government Shutdown

Three weeks in, where do we stand now?

Rep. Jamie Raskin
(D) Maryland

Monday, December 17, 2018

Tips For A Perfect Holiday Gift

Having trouble wrapping that perfect gift? You're not alone, so we enlisted some expert help.

Judy Bokx
Greetings & Readings

Your Health: Bladder Health and UTIs

Urinary tract infections or UTIs are painful, annoying and very common. It’s an infection in your urinary system, usually in the bladder and urethra, caused by bacteria. What causes UTIs? What’s the best treatment? Does cranberry juice really help prevent a UTI? Dr. Madeline Dick, a urogynecologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will discuss the risk factors, prevention and available treatments.

Dr. Madeline Dick-Biascoechea
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Monday, December 10, 2018

Holiday Gadgets

Finding the gadgets and gizmos that will light up someone's holidays.

Jon Moffett
Best Buy

Monday, December 3, 2018

Getting Your Financial House In Order

Looking to make some money moves in 2019? This is the perfect time to get your financial house in order.

Deborah Owens
CEO ↦ Founder, Wealthy-U

Your Health: Healthy Holiday Eating

Holiday tables are loaded with traditional, family-favorite foods. This is the time of the year when the most calories are consumed! It’s not uncommon for people to gain as much as 10 pounds between the Thanksgiving and New Year’s holidays. Caroline Meehan, a registered dietitian at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will discuss how to avoid some of these pitfalls and eat healthier this holiday season and in the New Year.

Caroline Meehan, RDN, CSOWM, LDN
Dietitian & Nutritionist, University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, November 26, 2018

Energy Suppliers

How much money residents are savings by choosing their own electricity and energy suppliers?

Paula Carmody
People's Counsel for the State of Maryland

Your Health: Advances in Treating Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer among men and women in the U.S. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. But progress is being made in treating this common cancer. Dr. Shelby Stewart, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a thoracic surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center and University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, will discuss recent advances in treating lung cancer as well as the importance of screening for high-risk individuals.

Shelby Stewart, MD
Thoracic surgeon, University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, November 19, 2018

Holiday Travel

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the holiday rush.

Ricky Smith
CEO, BWI Marshall Airport

Mark Kopczak
Vice President, Network Planning, Spirit Airlines

Monday, November 12, 2018

Your Health: Men's Mental Health / Seniors & Chronic Disease – A Community Conversation

Anxiety. Chronic disease. Depression. Suicide. While these may not be fun topics for people to discuss, they are all vitally important to an individual’s health.

Dr. William T. Regenold
University of Maryland School of Medicine/University of Maryland Medical Center

Donna Jacobs
University of Maryland Medical System

By Phone: Jamal Lewis
Former Running Back, National Football League

Monday, November 5, 2018

Political Ads & Impact

The impact of political commercials in the midterm elections.

Hank Boyd
Clinical Professor, Marketing, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Erin Watley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Communication & Cinema Department, McDaniel College

Monday, October 29, 2018

Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

As Pittsburgh mourns the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, communities grapple with reality, healing and safety precautions.

Howard Libit
Executive Director, Baltimore Jewish Council

Alvin Gillard
Executive Director, Maryland Commission On Civil Rights

Your Health: What women need to know about Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States. Over 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year and over 40,000 will die. However there is hope. Early detection is key in the treatment of breast cancer. For many women symptoms appear, but for some with breast cancer they have no symptoms. This is why regular breast cancer screening and early detection is so important to saving lives.

Dr. Cynthia Drogula, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and a Breast Surgeon & Medical Director of the Aiello Breast Center at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s Tate Cancer Center will be a guest on Maryland Public Television’s Direct Connection “Your Health” show on Monday night, October 29, at 7 p.m. discussing what women (and men) need to know about breast cancer.

Dr. Cynthia Drogula
Breast Surgeon, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Legacy Of A Happy Painter

Preserving the legacy of Bob Ross while introducing his work and impact to future generations.

Annette Kowalski
Founder, Bob Ross Inc.

Sarah Strohl
Executive Assistant, Bob Ross Inc.

Your Health: What You Need To Know About The Flu Season

The 2017-2018 influenza season in the United States was one of the most severe in recent memory, with sustained and widespread high level of flu activity. According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 80,000 Americans died of influenza and its complications during the 2017-18 season. This is the highest death toll from the flu in at least 4 decades.

Dr. Stacy Garrett-Ray, VP and Medical Director of Population Health for the University of Maryland Medical System and President of the University of Maryland Quality Care Network, is a practicing primary care physician and will be a guest on Maryland Public Television’s Direct Connection “Your Health” show on Monday night, October 22nd at 7 p.m. discussing what individuals need to know as the 2018-19 flu season approaches.

Dr. Stacy Garrett-Ray
Medical Director of Population Health, UMMS

Monday, October 15, 2018

Fighting Baltimore's Crime

A discussion about the challenges Baltimore faces when it comes to lowering its violent crime numbers and the latest changes within the city's police department.

Kevin Davis
Former Police Commissioner, Baltimore City

Monday, October 8, 2018

Supreme Court Confirmation Battle

Thiru Vignarajah
Partner, DLA Piper

Brett Hollander
WBAL Radio

Monday, October 1, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination discussion

A discussion about the events surrounding the nomination to the Supreme Court of judge Brett Kavanaugh who is accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford 36 years ago.

Arthur Fergenson
Attorney, Ansa Assuncao LLP

Leigh Goodmark
Professor of Law, University of Maryland Carey School of Law

Monday, September 17, 2018

Preparing For Severe Storms

What you need to know to stay safe during dangerous weather.

Russ Strickland
Executive Director, Maryland Emergency Management Agency
https://mema.maryland.gov

Your Health: What caregivers and children of elderly patients need to know

When caring for older patients, there are many areas of health care that can be confusing and pose challenges for caregivers and family members of patients alike. What is a geriatrician and when is the right time for your loved one to seek care from this type of specialist? When should you seek help from home health care aids and nurses? What is the best way to ensure these patients adhere to their prescription medication directions? What is an Advance Directive and why is it important to have one?

Dr. Anuj Bhatnagar, a geriatrician with UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center will be discussing these and other questions around caring for older patients.

Dr. Anuj Bhatnagar
Geriatrician, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Monday, September 10, 2018

Motivating People Around The World To Never Settle

From acclaimed tech guru to now motivational speaker, Mario Armstrong does it all. And does it well. A look at his successful career and how he's keeping relevant in today's overly digitized world.

Mario Armstrong
TV Host and Motivator

Your Health: Advances in Brain Cancer Research

U.S. Sen. John McCain died recently of glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain cancer, slightly over a year after he was diagnosed. His former colleague, Sen. Edward Kennedy, survived 15 months after being diagnosed with the same type of cancer in 2008 – the average length of time that people typically survive with this cancer.

Why is this type of brain cancer so deadly? Has any progress been made in treating it? Dr. Graeme Woodworth, a neurosurgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will talk about the challenges of treating glioblastoma and other types of brain cancer. He will also discuss how researchers are trying to help patients have a better quality of life and improve their survival.

Dr. Woodworth is leading a recently opened clinical trial to investigate the use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier, which helps to safeguard the brain, in an effort to speed drug delivery to brain tumors. It’s the first such trial approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Do you have a question about brain cancer and tumors? During the show, call 1-800-926-0629 or email livequestions@mpt.org.

Graeme F. Woodworth, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director of the Brain Tumor Treatment and Research Center
University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, August 27, 2018

Recycling Do's & Don'ts

Bob Murrow
Recycling Coordinator, Baltimore City DPW

Your Health: The Latest in Prostate Cancer Screening, Treatment and Research

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer affecting men in the United States, behind skin cancer. The American Cancer Society's estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2018 are about 164,690 new cases and approximately 29,430 deaths. Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. Dr. Rian Dickstein, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chief of Urology at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, will be discussing prostate cancer screening and treatment options and the latest medical best practices.

Dr. Rian Dickstein
Chief of Urology - University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Monday, August 20, 2018

Fallout From The Death Of Jordan McNair

University of Maryland football program undergoing major changes in the wake of Jordan McNair's death.

Rob Weinhold
CEO, Fallston Group

Jeff Barker
The Baltimore Sun

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Numbers Are In

A look at the Maryland Lottery and Gaming's break all-time records in Fiscal Year 2018.

Gordon Medenica
Director, Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency

Your Health: Preventing and Managing Chronic Diseases

How likely are any of us to suffer from chronic diseases or conditions as we age? Are some of us more likely than others to be at higher risk for hypertension, high cholesterol, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes? What are some of the more elusive conditions and symptoms that can cause issues in your life if not prevented or managed?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), half of all Americans live with at least one chronic disease, such as heart disease, stroke or diabetes. These and other chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America and are also a leading driver of health care costs.

Kim West, a nurse practitioner at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center Hereford Health Park will answer these questions on Monday night, August 13 on Maryland Public Television Direct Connection “Your Health.”

Kim West
Nurse Practitioner, UM St. Joseph Medical Center

Monday, August 6, 2018

Your Health - The Science Behind Breastfeeding

While it may be controversial in some circles, the medical science is clear: Breastfeeding offers health benefits to infants that last throughout childhood. An abundance of medical research consistently supports that breast milk is the safest and most nutritious feeding method for babies — and the most inexpensive. For mothers, breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But U.S. mothers face many barriers to successful breastfeeding, which include lack of knowledge, social norms, poor family and social support, embarrassment, lactation problems, employment and child care. Hospitals in Maryland are leading the charge by evolving to become more “baby-friendly” by working to give mothers the information, confidence and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding. Jenifer Fahey, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and nurse midwife at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Brenda Moore, nurse at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will explain the latest scientific findings around breastfeeding, how hospitals are adapting to better equip families, and what we all can do to support mothers wanting to breastfeed.

Jenifer Fahey
Nurse Midwife, University of Maryland Medical Center

Cheryl Holden
Nurse and Lactation Consultant, University of Maryland Medical Center

Back To School Supplies

How you can help a student get off to a great start in the new school year.

Deborah Phelps
Executive Director, The Education Foundation of The Baltimore County Public Schools
https://educationfoundationbcps.org/

Monday, July 30, 2018

Your Health -Summer Sun

Skin cancer is the most common of all types of cancer – and the most preventable. Yet, one in five Americans will still develop skin cancer in their lifetime, according to current estimates. More than 3 million people are diagnosed each year with basal and squamous cell carcinoma, the most common skin cancers, and more than 178,000 with melanoma, the deadliest form.

The main risk factor is heavy exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight or use of indoor tanning. Dr. Zaineb Makhzoumi, a dermatologic surgeon with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland Medical Center, will explain what you can do to prevent skin cancer and stay safe in the sun this summer.

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

Zaineb Makhzoumi, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Section Head, Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology
Director of Clinical Services, Department of Dermatology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Vehicle Theft Prevention

For the past two years there has been a recent spike in car thefts in our area. So what can you do to keep your car safe? We discuss.

Christopher McDonold
Executive Director, Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, MD State Police

Monday, July 23, 2018

Summer Brings... Bloodthirsty Mosquitoes

Maryland is dealing with three times more mosquitoes than usual and thus, with more bites. Why some people get more visits from the itch-inducing insects and what are the solutions?

Michael J. Raupp
Professor of Entomology, Fellow of the Entomological Society of America

Prime Time Living - Elderly Isolation

A look at the impact social isolation and loneliness can have on older adults, plus a program that's here to help.

Diane Martin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Gerontology, Director, The Center for the Study of Aging at McDaniel College

Bonnie Glick
Maryland Department of Aging

Monday, July 16, 2018

Chesapeake Collectibles - Behind The Scenes

Host Rhea Feikin shares some production secrets with Jeff Salkin as MPT gears up for an exciting new season. Taping for Season 9 is set for
August 18 & 19.

Register Here

Rhea Feikin
MPT

Your Health: Gut Bacteria, Nutrition and Your Health

Tens of trillions of microorganisms inhabit the human digestive tract, and researchers are finding increasing evidence that they play an important role in many aspects of our health, not just how we digest our food. Nutrition is an often misunderstood topic, yet it is an essential element of an individual’s overall health.

Guests for this "Your Health" segment are Dr. Claire M. Fraser, director of the University of Maryland Institute for Genome Sciences and a leading researcher on the "gut microbiome,"" and Caroline Meehan, a registered dietitian at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Fraser and Meehan will discuss the differences between good and bad bacteria and how nutrition plays a key role in weight management, interactions with prescription medicines and managing cholesterol, heart disease, and diabetes. They will also discuss if yogurt and probiotics are as good for one’s health as some claim.

Dr. Claire M. Fraser
UM School of Medicine

Caroline Meehan
UMMC

Monday, July 9, 2018

Recycling Do's & Don'ts

Bob Murrow
Recycling Coordinator, Baltimore City DPW

Your Health: The Latest in Prostate Cancer Screening, Treatment and Research

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer affecting men in the United States, behind skin cancer. The American Cancer Society's estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2018 are about 164,690 new cases and approximately 29,430 deaths. Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. Dr. Rian Dickstein, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chief of Urology at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, will be discussing prostate cancer screening and treatment options and the latest medical best practices.

Dr. Rian Dickstein
Chief of Urology - University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Monday, July 2, 2018

Downee Ocean, Hon!

We take the show on the road to see what's new this summer in Ocean City!

Mayor Rick Meehan
Ocean City, MD

Anna Dolle Bushnell
President & Co-Owner, Dolle's Candyland

Melanie Pursel
Ocean City Chamber of Commerce

Monday, June 25, 2018

Previewing Primary Day

How the board of elections prepares for voting day.​

Dale Livingston
Deputy Director, Harford County Board of Elections​

Your Health: Advances in Stroke Care

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and a leading cause of long-term disability. Up until this year, if a person was having stroke-like symptoms and didn’t get to the ER within six hours, then there wasn’t much doctors could do to help reduce their chances of severe disability or even death. But recently published clinical trials have led to a new treatment guideline issued by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. More people with the most serious kind of strokes are now eligible for treatment than previously were. Clot-removing devices can now be used up to 24 hours after the start of a stroke in select patients with clots blocking a large vessel in the brain. Dr. Marcella Wozniak, an associate professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of the Neurology Care Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will explain these new advances in stroke care and why this is a very good thing for people in Maryland.

Dr. Marcella Wozniak
Neurologist, University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, June 18, 2018

Bear Population Management

With four bears killed on major Baltimore area highways in the last 10 days, we look at how the bear population is being managed.

Harry Spiker
DNR Bear Expert

Medical Cannabis Industry

The latest in the medical cannabis industry in Maryland.

Michael Bronfein
Curio Wellness

Brian Sanderoff
Licensed Pharmacist, Curio Wellness

Monday, June 11, 2018

Chesapeake's Favorite Osprey Family

Osprey are some of Chesapeake's most interesting and amazing birds. Find out why from Joel Dunn, President and CEO of Chesapeake Conservancy.

Joel Dunn
President & CEO, Chesapeake Conservancy

Your Health: Cancer Survivorship

Dr. Ken Miller
Medical Oncologist, UMMC

Monday, June 4, 2018

Ellicott City Flooding

After the second fatal flash flood in two years, we look at how the old mill town is working to recover and what can be done moving forward.

Allan Kittleman
(R) Howard County Executive

Michel Tersiguel
Tersiguel's Restaurant

Ryan Miller
Director of Emergency Management

Monday, May 28, 2018

Improving Education in Maryland

A look at what schools can do better for our children.

Brit Kirwan
Chancellor Emeritus, University System of Maryland (USM)

Monday, May 14, 2018

Orioles

A look at the Orioles difficult season.

Rich Dubroff
PressBoxOnline.com

Your Health - Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are the most common mental illnesses in the United States. Each year, 40 million adults in America are affected by anxiety disorders and more than 16 million adults are affected by depression. Anxiety can interfere with daily activities by producing feelings of nervousness, panic, increased heart rate and fatigue. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest affecting one's mental and physical well-being. Symptoms may include overwhelming feelings of sadness and worthlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating and headaches. Despite its treatability, millions of Americans with anxiety and depression go untreated each year.

Dr. Jill RachBeisel
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Trump Investigation

Answers to your questions about the Trump investigation.

Roger Hartley
Dean, College of Public Affairs, University of Baltimore

Adam Ruther
Criminal Defense Attorney, Rosenberg, Martin, Greenberg

Monday, April 30, 2018

Spring Real Estate Market

What do the new tax law and moving mortgage rates mean for the residential real estate market?

Creig Northrop
Northrop Realty, A Long & Foster Company

Bryan Lovern
Prosperity Home Mortgage

Monday, April 23, 2018

Lawn Care & Fertilizer's Impact On The Chesapeake Bay

Mark Carroll, Ph.D.
Director, Environmental Science and Policy, University of Maryland

Your Health - Advances in Childhood Cancers

In recent years, we’ve made important progress in the fight against childhood cancer, but more work still lies ahead. Dr. Teresa York, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a pediatric oncologist at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital, will tell us about the latest advances in childhood cancer, and what new research and treatments are on the horizon.

Dr. Teresa York
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Monday, April 16, 2018

Prime Time Living - Avoiding Fraud and Scams

A look at how vulnerable older adults in Maryland are targeted in scams and fraud and what can be done to prevent this.

Angie Barnett
Better Business Bureau Serving Greater MD

Your Heath - Advances in Treating Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer has been on the rise in the United States and other Western nations, in large part because of a dramatic increase in adenocarcinoma, which has been linked to obesity and heartburn. Experts predict more than 17,000 new diagnoses this year in the U.S. and nearly 16,000 deaths from this aggressive cancer, which affects more men than women.

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, and Dr. Shamus Carr, a thoracic surgeon and Director of Robotic Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will discuss advances in how esophageal cancer is diagnosed and treated, including the use of freezing and heat technologies as well as minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgery.

Dr. Shamus Carr
Thoracic Surgeon, University of Maryland Medical Center

Monday, April 9, 2018

End of 2018 Legislative Session

Gov. Larry Hogan
(R) Maryland

Analyzing The 2018 Maryland Legislative Session

Allan Kittleman
Howard County Executive

Jan Gardner
Frederick County Executive

UMMS