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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 ...

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 ...

10.18.2019
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 ...

09.20.2019
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 ...

09.12.2019
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 ...

08.22.2019
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 ...

08.13.2019
National Immunization Awareness Month: Vaccines Protect Us All!

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an annual observance to highlight the importance of vaccinations - a highly effective, easy way to keep your family and loved ones healthy. They help to provide immunity before you’re exposed to ...

08.05.2019
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 ...

07.25.2019
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 ...

07.15.2019
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 ...

07.08.2019
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 ...

07.01.2019
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 ...

06.28.2019
10 Tips for Staying Hydrated During the Summer Heat

Water. It’s one of the most important elements for all living things. Up to 60 percent of the human adult body is made of water. It’s essential for biochemical reactions, supplying nutrients throughout the body and removing waste, and ...

06.27.2019
Washington Gas Donates $10,000 to Frederick Memorial Hospital

Featured from left to right: Karlys Kline, FMH Development Council Chair; Andrew Radcliffe, Sr. Specialist-New Business, Washington Gas; Robin Rose, Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Frederick Memorial Hospital; and Tom Kleinhanzl, ...

06.19.2019
Our Commitment to LGBTQ Healthcare Equity

Did you know there are more than 9,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) residents in Frederick County? And that number is rising. Frederick Regional Health System (FRHS) is committed to making our facilities and ...

06.18.2019
Stay Safe Around Water This Summer

Frederick Regional Health System wants you and your family to be safe this summer while in the water. While there’s nothing quite like a relaxing trip to the beach or a refreshing dip in the pool/lake on a hot summer day, it’s essential ...

06.01.2019
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 ...

05.21.2019
A Guide to Restful Sleep for Better Sleep Month

May is Better Sleep Month, which is an entire month dedicated to encouraging people to develop better sleep habits to achieve restful, rejuvenating sleep. This important initiative is supported by the Better Sleep Council, an institution that is ...

05.20.2019
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 ...

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