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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 ...
Cut Back on Sugar This Season
The holiday season is in full swing, which means the season of sweets, baked goods, and decadent side dishes is here, too. As delicious as these treats may be, it’s important to manage your sugar intake—during the holidays and ...
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, ...
Keep Your Heart Healthy
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American men and women alike. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of heart disease—but first, you should understand what causes heart disease and what your risks are. ...
Oral Health - A Window to Your Overall Health
True or false: Taking care of your teeth and gums can help you live a longer, healthier life? It may surprise you, but that’s true. Good dental health can reduce your risk of life-threatening diseases like diabetes and heart disease. It could ...
An Advocate and a Voice
Chronic disease accounts for an estimated 80% of Maryland’s current healthcare costs. So what exactly qualifies as a chronic disease? “Think of a chronic disease as a condition that lasts a long time—at least three months or ...
Men's Health - Take a Proactive Approach
Men are frequently diagnosed with illnesses and diseases that could have been treated if they had been addressed sooner. During Men’s Health Week (June 11-17) we’re bringing awareness to men’s health issues and encouraging men in ...
Act Fast Against Stroke
Imagine you’re standing at the kitchen sink, cleaning dishes and silverware from the delicious family meal you just enjoyed, and suddenly you’re unable to feel or move your arm. When you turn to tell your family that something is wrong, ...
Living Well with Chronic Conditions - Free Workshop
Want to learn more about Living Well with Chronic Conditions? Register for our free workshop series beginning May 31 st. Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop session(s) will take place every Thursday from 5/31-7/5/2018, 10a.m.-12:30p.m. at ...
Promoting Health Through Resource Garden
For well over 100 years, Frederick Memorial Hospital has focused on treating and curing those who are ill, promoting healthy and fulfilling lifestyles, preventing illness, and increasing the quality of life in Frederick County. This philosophy ...
Winning the Weight Loss Battle
Matt Burns is no stranger to diets. “I’ve battled weight my whole life,” he said. Over the course of his 51 years, he admits he has tried many diets. Matt was successfully with a few of those diets, but as he aged and his lifestyle ...
10 Reasons You Should Have a Primary Care Provider
You’re young, busy, and in good health. That’s great, but it probably means that if you don’t already have a primary care provider, selecting one isn’t at the top of your to-do list. Maybe you’re in your 40s or 50s, and ...
Women and Heart Disease-Are You at Risk?
Did you know an estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease each year, according to the American Heart Association (AHA)? Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths per year—that’s nearly ...
Show Your Heart Some Love This Valentine's Day
February marks American Heart Month, a special time of year to spread the word about ways to prevent heart disease and encourage others to live heart-healthy lives. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.—the ...
5 Healthy Holiday Food Swaps that Don't Sacrifice Taste
‘Tis the season…to eat. No matter what holidays you celebrate, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll consume lots of delicious food over the next month. While these foods may taste amazing, you should still be mindful of what ...
"I wish I could take you with me to the grocery store!"
Frederick Memorial Hospital (FMH) dietitian Emily Spear provides nutritional consultations to patients who have recently left the hospital following treatment for conditions such as diabetes or a heart attack. Making healthier food choices goes a ...
Make Grocery Shopping Work for You
Have you ever found yourself wandering the aisles of the grocery store trying to make healthy choices only to find that some products that claim to be “healthy” contain high amounts of sodium, sugar, trans fats or saturated fats? The ...
7 Tips For Hosting a Healthy Summer Barbecue
When someone mentions BBQ, what comes to mind? Hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue chicken, and corn on the cob, right? Everyone loves to spend some time firing up the grill around friends and family this time of year, but not everyone loves what the ...
5 Tips for Beating the Summer Heat
Ah, childhood summers—where the days never seemed to end and we’d spend them playing outside with our friends from sunup to sundown. Although our parents may have urged us to stay hydrated, chances are we weren’t too concerned about ...
Help Save a Life During American Stroke Awareness Month
Each year, millions of people are impacted by strokes, whether they or someone close to them has suffered one. Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in America, with someone passing away as a result of a stroke every four minutes and someone ...
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