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Stroke and Heart Attack: Know the Symptoms
During the COVID-19 crisis, hospital workers across the country have noticed an increase of people ignoring life-threatening symptoms and avoiding medical treatment at the hospital for fear of being exposed to the virus. If you’re at risk for ...
Summer Skincare: Preventing Skin Cancer
Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes warmer, longer days and weather that makes you want to get outdoors. But before lounging on your deck with a cold beverage or launching into a full day of yardwork under the sun, make sure ...
Preventing Substance Use & Addiction Begins with Knowledge
According to the American Psychiatric Association, addiction is a complex condition—a brain disease manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences. People with a substance use disorder or addiction often have an intense ...
COVID-19 and Your Mental Health
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. During challenging times, like the recent COVID-19 outbreak, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or worried. While washing your hands and maintaining social distance from others is necessary to ...
How to Stay Safe and Healthy As An Essential Worker
If you’ve been deemed an essential worker and are still working outside your home during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are important protocols to follow to ensure you keep yourself and your family safe and healthy. Healthcare workers, grocery ...
Share the Gift of Time-Donate Life
Did you know that 95 percent of Americans are in favor of being an organ, tissue, and eye donor but only 58 percent are actually registered? While there have been incredible advances in medical technology, the demand for organ, eye, and tissue ...
How to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 With Social Distancing
Social distancing: over the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard the phrase uttered countless times—but it’s for a good reason. Since COVID-19 began spreading in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( ...
Frederick Health to Begin Offering COVID-19 Curbside Testing
Starting March 19, 2020 Frederick Health will begin offering testing for COVID-19 via curbside service. To qualify for testing, patients must meet the following criteria (developed using CDC guidelines): Experiencing two or more of the following ...
10 Ways to Prevent Colorectal Cancer
Did you know colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer affecting both American men and women? Overall, it’s the No. 2 cancer killer in the U.S. Here in Frederick County, an estimated 92 people were diagnosed with colorectal ...