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06.05.2020
Eat Well, Live Well

If you’re looking for ways to make the best out of your extra time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s never a better time to make healthier choices. Sure, it’s easy to get chips and other snacks delivered to your door, ...

03.09.2020
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 ...

03.05.2020
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 ...

02.14.2020
Getting Active to Control & Lower Your Risk of High Blood Pressure

About 75 million Americans (or 32 percent) have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s 1 in every 3 adults. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries that ...

01.24.2020
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, ...

01.20.2020
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 ...

01.09.2020
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. ...

01.02.2020
Take Action: Exercise Can Help Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes or Prediabetes

One of every 3 American adults has prediabetes —that’s about 84 million people. But the alarming thing is, 90 percent don’t know they have prediabetes, leaving them at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes or other serious ...

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 ...

09.24.2019
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 ...

09.18.2019
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 ...

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 ...

08.15.2019
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 ...

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 ...

06.08.2018
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 ...

05.25.2018
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 ...

05.09.2018
Take Action to Improve Your Health During National Women's Health Week

Do you find it difficult to fit the gym into your daily routine or carve out time to schedule yearly medical appointments? This month, Frederick Regional Health System proudly supports National Women’s Health Week. This weeklong initiative ...

03.08.2018
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 ...

02.13.2018
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 ...

02.01.2018
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 ...

12.15.2017
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 ...

10.30.2017
"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 ...

10.26.2017
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 ...

09.05.2017
Lunchbox 101: School Lunches that Pack a Punch (of Nutrition)

As your family launches into a new school year, there’s a new task to consider: packing lunch. The ingredients in your child’s lunchbox can help determine their success in the classroom. Starting the school day with a healthy breakfast ...

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