Your Health Matters - May 2019

In this Issue

--Health Awareness: Men's Health Month

--Everyday Health: Kids' Summer Health

--Good'n'Healthy: Light Summer Salad

--News Worthy: National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day

--Events: Baltimore AIDS Walk & Music Festival 2019 on June 9


June is Men's Health Month - as we celebrate the fathers in our lives on Father's Day, it's important to remind all boys and men to take care of themselves and their health.

According to the CDC, 12 percent of men 18 and older are considered in "poor health," and only 58 percent of men in that age group met federal government guidelines for physical daily activity.

Men’s Health Month seeks to spread awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. It's an important opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. 

Find out more at, and encourage the men in your life to make an appointment with a Chase Brexton provider!

School is almost out - are your kids ready for a happy, healthy summer? Whether you're enjoying time on the water, in the sun, or anywhere outside, the CDC recommends a few easy ways to ensure that your family enjoys their summer fun:

  • Water safety: Supervise children in or around water, each young children how to swim, and learn CPR. Wear a lifejacket when boating.
  • Beat the heat: Dress children in loost, light-colored clothing, schedule outdoor activities in the morning and evening hours, and use sunscreen with at least SPF 15.
  • Prevent bug bites: Use insect repellent, and check children for ticks.
  • Play safely: Watch children at all times around fall hazards and make sure playground equipment is safe and well-maintained, learn the signs of concussons, and learn healthy home tips for the home.

Chase Brexton's Back to School program starts soon - schedule your little one's well-child visit, sports physical, or immunization now!


2/3 cup fresh orange juice​
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice​
1/3 cup packed brown sugar​
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract​
2 cups cubed fresh pineapple​
2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced​
3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced​
3 bananas, sliced
2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 cup seedless grapes​
2 cups blueberries


1. Bring orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract. Set aside to cool.

2. Layer the fruit in a large, clear glass bowl in this order: pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Pour the cooled sauce over the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving.


News Worthy

National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day 2019

It was a night of laughter, inspiration, and recognition, as more than 100 friends, family, and community members met at Baltimore Center Stage on Thursday, May 16 to celebrate National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day.

The evening, hosted by the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care and emceed by State Senator Mary Washington, featured community members sharing inspirational stories of an LGBTQ elder who made a difference in their life.

Click here to read the full recap and view the recording of the entire evening!



    AIDS Walk & Music Festival Registration Now Open!

    Are you ready to walk and rock to end HIV and AIDS in Baltimore? The AIDS Walk & Run Music Festival 2019 is June 9 at Power Plant Live! in the heart of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. There's still time to register and start a team at Proceeds from the event will support Chase Brexton's new prescription medication delivery service, helping improve patients' access to critical medications.

    A special thank you to our AIDS Walk & Music Festival 2019 Presenting Sponsor Quest Diagnostics, as well as fellow sponsors Gilead, U=U Maryland, and Power Plant Live!