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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Rethink Your Drink
How well do you know 5-2-1-0? LiveWell Frederick’s 5-2-1-0 program promotes small, healthy changes to enhance health and wellness. Here’s how it works: 5: Eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables daily. 2: Limit screen time to 2 hours or less ...
The Dangers of Vaping
The vaping landscape is changing quickly and, in many cases, becoming more dangerous—especially for youth and their families. That’s why Frederick Health has gathered the latest information to arm you with the facts and hazards associated ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Happy National Breastfeeding Month!
August is National Breastfeeding Month, a celebration of the exceptional benefits of breastfeeding. This month, and all year long, Frederick Regional Health System is committed to protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding mothers and their ...
How to Be an Active, Healthy Senior
Physical activity is essential for healthy aging. Being physically active makes it easier to perform such daily activities as eating, bathing, dressing, walking up and down stairs, and moving around the house or neighborhood—activities that get ...
This National Youth Sports Week: Get Out & Get Active
July 15-21 is National School Youth Sports Week. The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) and the Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports designated this awareness week to showcase how youth sports organizations and members of Congress can ...
Look Before You Lock
Since 1998, more than 800 children have died as a result of heat stroke after being left alone in a car. Of these children, 54% were “forgotten” by their caregiver, 26% gained access on their own, and 19% were knowingly left by their ...
10 Healthy Family-Fun Activities for Summer
Did you know summer’s irregular sleep patterns, meal choices, and activity schedules can impact your child’s health? According to a national study, for example, elementary school students are at higher risk of gaining excessive weight ...
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