Your Health

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The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) partners with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," which features UMMS specialists who share their medical expertise with viewers all across Maryland.

UMMS guests appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7:30 p.m.

The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.

Next Your Health Segment

Taking Charge of Your Heart Health - Simple Steps to Find out Who’s at Risk for Heart Attacks

Monday, Feb. 5
7 p.m. on MPT's Direct Connection "Your Health"

Many of us assume that if we eat right, don’t smoke and exercise, our heart will provide us with a long and healthy life. Is this really true? Are some of us more prone than others to be at a higher risk for heart disease?/p>

Dr. Jeremy Pollock, a board-certified cardiologist at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, will answer these questions and more on Maryland Public Television’s Direct Connection Your Health show. According to Dr. Pollock, “Over 600,000 Americans die of heart disease every year, but there certainly are proactive measures we can take to take charge of our health.”

Dr. Pollock will discuss why some people are more likely than others to have heart problems and if heart disease can be reversed or just managed. He will also share proactive steps to avert heart attacks and offer advice on who should be screened for heart abnormalities.

Do you have a question about heart health? Submit your questions via Twitter @MPTNews using #yourhealth, or call in during the show. Then watch Direct Connection at 7 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.

Next Your Health Expert

SJMC physician Jeremy Pollock, MDJeremy Pollock, MD

  • Cardiologist, UM St. Joseph Medical Center

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