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Archive for June 2017

Summer Health Tips

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With the arrival of summer, the kids are out of school and the weather is finally getting warmer, which means you’ll find yourself planning day trips with the family.  The start of the new season also brings along health conditions that have been stored away all winter, so here are a few health tips to help you enjoy a fun and healthy summer!

Turn activities into exercise: Warmer weather calls for being spending more time outdoors, being active.  Regular exercise has been shown to improve overall health, lower stress, and reduce chronic joint pain.  Simple activities like a day trip to the zoo, visiting an amusement park, or long bike rides ad hikes can go a long way!

Stay hydrated: During the hotter days, it’s imperative to drink more water to reduce your chances of dehydration.  Dehydration can lead to a number of life-threatening conditions and injuries, making it essential to always have water on hand during the hot summer days.

Stay in the shade: While you may want to enjoy a nice get-away to the beach, limit your exposure to direct sunlight when the UV-rays are most powerful, and if you plan on being outdoors during peak times, be sure to regularly apply sunscreen, and wear UV-protective gear such as sunglasses, a brim hat, and long-sleeves and pants to limit exposure.

Prevent mosquito bites: Mosquitoes are most active during night, dawn, and dusk, so if you plan on being outdoors during those times of the day, be sure to apply insect repellent and wear protective clothing.

See your doctor: If you’ve been suffering through nagging pains all winter and spring, stop waiting and visit your physician.  You’ll want to feel your best during the summer months, so take the time to visit your physician so an injury doesn’t sideline you this summer.


For more summer health tips, be sure to visit Centennial Medical, or call us at 410-730-3399.

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Health Tips From The Kids

men's health treatment in Elkridge MDWhile you may be busy teaching your young ones the importance of hygiene like washing their hands, or brushing their teeth, they are also imparting some wisdom to you about your health.

Here are a few health tips that you should never forget, no matter how old you are.

Always ask if you don’t know the answer

You may even question your child asks “why?” so many times.   The truth is they are just curious, and you should be equally as curious, especially when it comes to your health.  Become invested in your health by asking your primary care physician about health concerns such as your post nasal drip or why you’ve been taking more trips to the bathroom as of late.

Go with the flow

Speaking of bathrooms, who really has time to keep track of how many times you go to the bathroom?  But if the amount of times you are heading for the bathroom becomes a nuisance, it could be a sign of a health problem that you should seek medical advice on.

Too much of anything will give you a tummy ache

You always make sure that Halloween candy doesn’t get eaten all in one night, right?  The same concept applies to your wine and spirits collection.  Excessive amounts of candy or alcohol is enough to give anyone a stomach ache, so don’t be so quick to indulge all at once and learn to pace yourself out.

Don’t skip breakfast

It’s been established as one of the most important meals of the day, so don’t skip out on it even if there’s not a prize at the bottom of the box.  Make sure that your breakfast contains sources of fiber and protein to fuel you throughout the day.

Go to bed on time

Irregular sleep schedules can throw off your entire body, which can lead to a number of health conditions.  Try sticking to a consistent sleep schedule and indulge in a good night’s rest.


Be sure to contact your primary care physician at Centennial Medical Group for any of your medical concerns.  Our doctor’s office is open seven days a week, which means you don’t have to wait until Monday if a health concern arises over the weekend.

We provide tailored medical attention to make sure that any of your health concerns are properly addressed.

For more information about the services we provide, please call to speak with us at 410-730-3399.


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