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Your Health Maintenance Checklist
Are you ready to make 2021 your healthiest year yet? The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to make your health a priority. Part of a healthy lifestyle includes seeing your doctor for regular screenings. Even if you feel healthy, these ...
What You Need to Know about Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest types of cancer, with more than 57,000 Americans expected to be diagnosed in 2020. In Maryland, it’s the third leading cause of cancer death after lung and colorectal cancer. This year alone, the ...
The Importance of Knowing Your Family Health History
Genetics tell us so much about ourselves and our ancestors. Besides physical traits like hair and eye color, other characteristics can be passed down from parents to their children. Some of these traits include conditions like arthritis, diabetes, ...
Lung Cancer: Know Your Risks
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. However, you can reduce your risk by making changes to your lifestyle and, if necessary, getting regular screenings. Here at Frederick Health, we offer preventative ...
Detect Breast Changes with Monthly Self-Exams
Breast cancer is very effectively treated when it is caught early. One of the essential steps in detecting breast cancer early is performing monthly self-exams, in addition to getting annual mammograms. Women over 40 should receive mammograms once a ...
What Makes Vaping So Harmful?
Once touted as a “harmless” way to smoke, the dangers of vape pens —also known as e-cigarettes—are becoming more widely recognized. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), e-cigarettes are not quite as harmful as ...
Prostate Cancer Awareness
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, aside from skin cancer. Approximately 13 out of every 100 men in the US will get prostate cancer during their lifetime, and about two to three out of every 100 men will die from this disease. ...
What Comes Next After Cancer
When your cancer treatment ends, you start a new chapter in your life as a survivor. During treatment, many patients feel like their life was put on hold, but after it’s all done, it can be challenging to return to daily life. Overcoming a ...
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 ...
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 ...
Warner Service Donates $3,500 to Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund
Check Presentation, featured from left to right: Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund Co-Founder Patty Hurwitz, President of Warner Service Josh Via, and Owner of Warner Service Matt Warner. -------------------------- FREDERICK, MD – Recently, Warner ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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? ...
Awareness, Education & Prevention Are Key for Men's Health
Awareness, Education & Prevention Are Key for Men’s Health Did you know about 12 percent of men ages 18 and older are in fair or poor health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? For men, the leading causes of ...
10 Tips for Healthy Summer Skin
Did you know skin cancer is the most common of all cancers ? Each year in the U.S., more than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people. While summer is a wonderful time of year, the heat and sun can ...
Puppy Love: The Benefits of Therapy Dogs
Even if you have great human relationships, there’s something very special about the unconditional love and acceptance you feel from your pet. If you’re a pet owner, you already understand the benefits we get from positive interactions ...
Making Strides Against Cancer
Cancer is a devastating illness, with the power to wreak physical, emotional, and financial havoc on individuals and families. So when a report published earlier this year in the American Cancer Society’s A Cancer Journal for Clinicians ...
Car Safety: Not Just Seatbelts and Airbags
When you’re at the beach or lounging by the pool, most of us know how important it is to practice the basics of skin safety. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, liberally and often. Wear breathable, light-colored ...
Cancer Patients Benefit When East Meets West
Earlier this year, Frederick Regional Health System opened an Integrative Medicine program at its James M Stockman Cancer Institute. According to the program’s director Dr. Patrick Mansky, Integrative Medicine combines conventional medicine and ...
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