Your Health

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The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has partnered with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," featuring UMMS specialists who will share their medical expertise with viewers all across the state of Maryland.

UMMS guests will 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.

Miss the show? You can catch the segments right here on this site. You can also see a list of upcoming guests and topics. We hope you'll tune in for "Your Health" with UMMS and MPT.

Next Show

Monday, February 6, 2017

More than 800,000 people in the United States die from cardiovascular disease each year—that's 1 in every 3 deaths, and about 160,000 of them occur in people under age 65. Heart disease kills roughly the same number people in the United States each year as cancer, lower respiratory diseases and accidents combined.

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. 

Do you have a question about heart disease? Submit your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to see if your question is used on the show.

University of Maryland Medical Center's Mukta SrivastavaMukta Srivastava, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Quality Assurance Director for Interventional Cardiology