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

July 25, 2016

Thyroid Cancer 

More than 62,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed this year with thyroid cancer. Women are three times more likely than men to have this cancer, which is highly treatable and often curable. Dr. John A. Olson, Jr., head of general and oncologic surgery at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, will explain how thyroid cancer is diagnosed and what treatment options are available. He will also talk about the latest research.

Do you have a question about thyroid cancer? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on Monday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.

Dr. John OlsonJohn A. Olson, Jr., MD, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Associate Director
Head of General and Oncologic Surgery
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center



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