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12.24.2019
Gilbane Donates $60,000 to Frederick Health

Check Presentation, featured from left to right: Frederick Health V.P. & Chief Development Officer Robin Rose, Gilbane Building Company V.P., Director of Healthcare Mid Atlantic Gary Orton, Frederick Health President & CEO Tom Kleinhanzl, and ...

12.16.2019
Somerford House and Place, Frederick Donates $5,000 to Frederick Health

Check Presentation, featured from left to right: Frederic k Health V.P. & Chief Development Officer Robin Rose, Frederick Health Development Council Chair Karlys Kline, Somerford House and Place, Frederick Community Relations Director Chris ...

12.13.2019
When Do You Need an Orthopedic Surgeon?

by Dr. Scott Gelman, MD Have you ever woken up at night with a numb or tingling hand? Maybe you have been taking a hike, stepped wrong on a root and twisted an ankle? On the other hand, maybe you are someone who sees a staircase and thinks about the ...

12.11.2019
10 Healthy Gifts You Can Give Yourself This Holiday Season

If you had to give your overall health and wellness a score between 0 and 100, what would your number be? The average American’s number is 61, according to the Gallup National Health and Wellbeing Index. This holiday season, we’ve come up ...

12.09.2019
What to Look for When Visiting Elderly Relatives This Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—one where we celebrate and spend time with family, many of whom we don’t see nearly as often as we’d like. If you’re like many people, you don’t get to see your senior loved ...

12.06.2019
Toy Safety Tips for Holiday Gift Shoppers

The holidays are here, and many of us are preparing to shop for toys for young ones. Some toys may seem harmless, but every year many children are injured by their favorite toys. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that more ...

12.05.2019
Stay Safe, Stay Warm This Winter

Winter is here. As the temperatures continue to drop, it’s best to be prepared for all the good and bad that winter throws your way. While winter weather can be peaceful and beautiful, it can also be unexpected and tragic if you or a loved one ...

11.25.2019
Eat Well, Feel Good, Stay Healthy

The season for holiday get-togethers is upon us. When it comes to food-focused gatherings, we understand the challenges: unhealthy food options, overeating, overindulging, and maybe even feeling sick and stressed after. Let the excitement of the ...

11.14.2019
Learn Your Risk for Lung Cancer

Every day, about 200,000 people are diagnosed and 150,000 people die from lung cancer. It kills almost twice as many women as breast cancer. In fact, it’s been the #1 cancer killer of women since 1987. These statistics are scary, but many lung ...

11.13.2019
World Kindness Day: Be the Good in Your Community This Holiday Season and Beyond

Kick off the giving season by celebrating World Kindness Day on November 13—but don’t stop there! Kindness goes a long way, especially for those working long days and nights in the healthcare setting, regardless of the season. From ...

10.30.2019
Cold & Flu: Should They Stay, or Should They Go?

It’s here: cold and flu season. Like most parents, you’ve probably asked this question at least once lately: “Is my child too sick to go to school today?” School-age children average five to six colds a year. And children ...

10.29.2019
Strokes: Fact or Fiction?

Strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S—someone dies from a stroke every 40 seconds. In recognition of World Stroke Day on Oct. 29, we are sharing some of the myths about strokes and shining a light on the facts to help improve ...

10.23.2019
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

No tricks here. Frederick Health wants you to have the healthiest, happiest Halloween this year. That means taking a few extra safety precautions when dressing up and trick-or-treating, indulging in sweets, driving near trick-or-treating trails, and ...

10.18.2019
All About Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, the average risk of a woman in the U.S. developing breast cancer during her lifetime is about 12 percent. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer, and ...

10.10.2019
Removing the Stigma: The Changing Culture of Mental Health

Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day, a day to raise awareness and talk about mental health issues. What exactly is mental health? Our overall health and wellness are composed of both mental health and physical health. And mental health can refer to ...

10.01.2019
It's That Time Again-Flu Shots Now Available

Fall is flu season. Have you had your flu shot yet? While flu vaccine effectiveness may vary year to year, flu vaccines provide important protections against the flu. In fact, they prevent millions of illnesses and flu-related doctors’ visits ...

09.26.2019
Hospital Entrance 4/Orange Entrance Closing October 1, 2019

The safety of everyone who walks through our doors each day is a top priority for our organization. To provide a more safe and secure environment, we are making some changes to our public entrances. Effective October 1, 2019, Hospital Entrance ...

09.24.2019
Get to Know 5-2-1-0

Frederick Regional Health System is a proud partner of LiveWell Frederick. This partnership of businesses, faith-based groups, educators, community groups, and health organizations is dedicated to achieving long-term health improvement right here at ...

09.20.2019
Could You Be at Risk for Prostate Cancer?

The prostate is a small, walnut-sized gland located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The urethra, the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body through the penis, runs through the center of the prostate. As men age, the prostate ...

09.18.2019
Backpack Tips for Back-to-School Success

September 18 is National School Backpack Awareness Day. While backpacks are a great way for children to carry school-day essentials, backpacks can also cause injuries. When backpacks are too heavy or worn improperly, they can cause back, neck, and ...

09.12.2019
Is It Alzheimer's Disease?

It’s one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S.—the sixth leading cause of death among U.S. adults and fifth among adults ages 65 and older. In 2014, an estimated 5 million Americans ages 65 and older had it, and that number is ...

08.27.2019
A Cancer Diagnosis: What Happens Next?

How did this happen? Where do I go for treatment? What are the side effects? How much will it cost? Can I continue to work? What role will my family and friends play? Is this the right treatment plan for me? Will my insurance cover the costs? Why me? ...

08.22.2019
Start the School Year with Clear Vision & Healthy Eyes

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. As a parent, consider adding vision and eye health to your child’s back-to-school list. One in 4 children have a vision problem, and 60 percent of children with learning difficulties have ...

08.16.2019
Get Your Child's Sleep Schedule Back on Track Before School

Summertime, and the living’s easy, right? For many families, that means flexible schedules, vacations, and long days followed by later nights. Traveling, staying up late, and breaking the “school routine” of bedtimes and wake-up ...

08.15.2019
5 Ways to Celebrate National Relaxation Day

Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life. Sometimes stress can be good, like when it helps you to develop better coping skills to manage difficult situations. But, when stress is prolonged, too severe, or it interferes with your daily ...