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, January 16, 2017

"Heal Your Heart"

Stress and other negative emotions contribute to at least 25 percent of all heart attacks, but now, cutting-edge research shows that positive emotions cause a chemical change in your body that directly improves your overall cardiovascular health.

Dr. Michael Miller--a leader in the fields of preventive and behavioral cardiology, the author of Heal Your Heart, a University of Maryland School of Medicine professor and Director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center--has a research-based plan that shows how eating certain foods, listening to specific kinds of music, and even increasing the amount of time an individual spends laughing can promote heart health and overall positive well-being. Dr. Miller will discuss his “Positive Emotions Prescription” to preventing and reversing heart disease on Maryland Public Television’s Direct Connection program Monday evening.

Do you have a question about how foods and relaxation can benefit your heart health? Send your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.

Michael Miller, MD
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Epidemiology & Public Health,
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology,
University of Maryland Medical Center