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Take the LiveWell Frederick Winter Challenge
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is weight loss. While intentions are good, few of us have the discipline and knowledge to make lasting changes and set realistic goals or expectations when it comes to our health. Unfortunately, ...
12 Tips for Staying Healthy During Pregnancy
Eat this, but don’t eat that. Try this, but stay away from that. Expecting mothers encounter tons of advice on what to do and what not to do for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. It may seem confusing or overwhelming at times, but the ...
Weight Management: Staying Active & Healthy
Approximately 93.3 million U.S. adults are affected by obesity —or about 39.8 percent of the population. In Maryland, it’s about 31.3 percent of adults. By 2030, recent reports project that half of all adults in the U.S. will be obese. ...
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 ...
Get to Know 5-2-1-0
Frederick Regional Health System is a proud partner of LiveWell Frederick. This partnership of businesses, faith-based groups, educators, community groups, and health organizations is dedicated to achieving long-term health improvement right here at ...
Backpack Tips for Back-to-School Success
September 18 is National School Backpack Awareness Day. While backpacks are a great way for children to carry school-day essentials, backpacks can also cause injuries. When backpacks are too heavy or worn improperly, they can cause back, neck, and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
6 Tips for a Healthy, Happy School Year
The days are getting shorter, there’s a slight chill in the air, and soon the school buses will be out in full force as the kids make their way back to the classroom. Whether your child is starting their first year of school or they’re ...
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 ...
Richard Witthaus: Fighting Back from Heart Attack
At 48 years old, Richard Witthaus knew that he’d put on some weight but, other than that, he considered himself fairly healthy. He didn’t smoke, enjoyed the vigorous pursuit of bow hunting, worked hard, and enjoyed life. One evening, ...
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