Everything Old Is New Again

When Cecil’s Country Store first opened in 1906, Sears & Roebuck’s mail-order catalog was the Amazon.com of its day. Filled with products available in...

Catching Cheaters, Liars and Frauds

It’s clear that our feelings and concerns about our safety and security have changed in recent years. From corporate investigations to keeping executives safe,...

What Happens to Guns in an Estate?

One piece of any estate plan that requires attention is the ownership of firearms. Due to the interplay of state and federal law governing firearms,...

Meet the Doctor

I. Monet Ouwinga, M.D, or simply, Dr. O WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER AT OT FAMILY MEDICINE? We are a family medicine practice that sees patients...

What Is A Good Breakfast?

Choosing the right foods for breakfast can help to boost energy and curb hunger. The foods you eat for breakfast can really affect how...

An Intimate, Meaningful Anniversary Gift

Boudoir portraits are becoming more popular lately with women 40 and up as a unique anniversary gift for their husbands to celebrate their marriage....

Healthy Gums Are For More Than Just Looks

Periodontal disease, or gum disease as it is commonly referred to, affects fifty percent of adults over the age of 30! Yes, that’s right,...

The CEO Behind Miles and Chesley Consulting Services

Born and raised in St. Mary’s County, Jacklyn D. Miles’ tireless 89-year-old mother, Ms. Artina Mary Dotson-Miles, is the CEO’s biggest source of motivation....

Most Important Estate Planning Documents – for Now and Later

What is the first thing that leaps to most people’s minds when they think about estate planning? A Will. We’ve all seen the dramatic...

An Inconvenient Truth About Cosmetics Safety

Listen up, ladies! I’m as excited about perusing the drugstore makeup and cosmetics isles as the next girl, but lately I’ve discovered that what...

Clean Beauty Favorites

From cleansers to makeups, moisturizers to serums and sun protection, the new clean beauty industry offers a less harmful alternative to pretty much anything currently...

Can Children Get Gum Disease?

Periodontal disease in children and adolescents is generally rare. However, children should still learn the importance of keeping their teeth and gums healthy to...

Preventing and Treating Aging Skin

These days it is overwhelming how many products are available to treat signs of aging in the skin. All one has to do is...

Have You Considered Group Therapy?

While known for individual and family therapy, Blue Sails Counseling also offers group therapy. Currently, Blue Sails Counseling has a teen group each Wednesday at...

An Open Letter to My Patients

Approximately a year ago I wrote an article entitled, “Dr. O, Doctor and Patient in One” published in this magazine. It was my intention...

Taming Your Inner Perfectionist

"Mistakes are the portals to discovery” "Failure is the key to success” "Mistakes are proof that you’re trying” Consider a study conducted by Michigan State University in...

The Science of Freezing Away Fat

CoolSculpting eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to...

Not Just Another Philadelphia Story

Historic, hip, and hospitable -- there’s so much to love about Philly. Here in Eastern America, we’re spoiled for big cities that are as...

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Meet the Doctor: Lisa E. Polko, M.D.

"There is no better feeling however, than sharing the joy of a family as they bring a new life into this world. It never...

What Should I Do After a Car Crash?

Contact the police. If a police officer comes to the scene of the accident, get their name and badge number and the police report number....

Turn Up The Heat This Summer On Your Sales Promotions

Summer is here and as the Southern Maryland temperatures are rising, now is the perfect time to turn up the heat on your summer...