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10.28.2020
Know the Signs of Domestic Violence and How to Get Help

Domestic violence does not discriminate; it can happen to any person of any gender. It’s important to recognize the signs of domestic violence to get you or someone you care about the help they need. What is Domestic Violence? Domestic ...

10.21.2020
Detect Breast Changes with Monthly Self-Exams

Breast cancer is very effectively treated when it is caught early. One of the essential steps in detecting breast cancer early is performing monthly self-exams, in addition to getting annual mammograms. Women over 40 should receive mammograms once a ...

10.20.2020
Protect Your Lungs, Protect Your Health

How can you protect yourself from respiratory infections before they become serious? Especially as we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic and enter the winter cold and flu season, it’s important to do everything you can to keep your lungs ...

10.12.2020
Keeping Your Joints and Bones Healthy and Happy

No matter your age, it’s important to take good care of your bones and joints. Healthy joints allow you to walk, run, jump, play sports, and participate in other activities you love. Joints are the connections between bones that allow you to ...

10.07.2020
What You Need to Know About Ear, Nose & Throat Health

If you’ve ever had an ear infection, sinus problems, or acid reflux, you might have seen an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist for treatment. ENT specialists, also known as otolaryngologists, specialize in treating these common disorders as well ...

09.21.2020
What Makes Vaping So Harmful?

Once touted as a “harmless” way to smoke, the dangers of vape pens —also known as e-cigarettes—are becoming more widely recognized. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), e-cigarettes are not quite as harmful as ...

09.14.2020
Frederick Health Achieves Magnet® Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Frederick Health has received one of the top honors a hospital can achieve from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet® recognition is the gold standard of nursing excellence, positive practice environments, and high-quality ...

09.14.2020
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. ...

09.07.2020
Tips to Age Fabulously

It’s never too late to take good care of yourself. Caring for your body and mind is important at any age, and taking extra steps for a healthier you as you get older can improve your physical health, mental health, and general wellbeing. At ...

08.31.2020
Prostate Cancer Awareness

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, aside from skin cancer. Approximately 13 out of every 100 men in the US will get prostate cancer during their lifetime, and about two to three out of every 100 men will die from this disease. ...

08.24.2020
Student Health and Safety During COVID-19

After being out of the classroom since mid-March, students in Frederick County are preparing to ease into a virtual model of learning this fall. Even though local students won’t be back in their school’s hallways until at least October, ...

08.17.2020
Back-to-School Vaccinations and Physicals

Is your child up to date on their required vaccinations and wellness visits? With school season around the corner, it’s important to make sure your child gets the physicals and immunizations they need before starting classes again. As of ...

08.14.2020
Frederick Health 3A Medical-Surgical Unit Receives AMSN PRISM Award® for Exemplary Practice

Frederick, MD – The 3A Medical-Surgical Nursing Unit at Frederick Health in Frederick, MD has received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award® , an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in hospital ...

08.10.2020
Improving and Maintaining Digestive Health

The digestive system is a wonder of human biology. It breaks down the nutrients you eat into parts small enough for your body to use for energy, growth, and cell repair. Since your body needs nutrients to work properly, a functioning digestive system ...

08.03.2020
Caring for Your Thyroid

The thyroid is a vital hormone gland that plays a significant role in your body’s metabolism, growth, and development. This butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck creates a thyroid hormone that travels through the blood to all parts of ...

07.20.2020
Urgent Care or Virtual Visits

Sometimes summertime fun also comes with some unexpected injuries. Whether your home improvement project didn’t go as planned, you’ve discovered your allergy to bees, or you’re simply feeling under the weather, Frederick Health is ...

05.12.2020
Summer Skincare: Preventing Skin Cancer

Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes warmer, longer days and weather that makes you want to get outdoors. But before lounging on your deck with a cold beverage or launching into a full day of yardwork under the sun, make sure ...

05.02.2020
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 ...

04.23.2020
Working from Home: Staying Comfortable, Productive, and Focused

If you’re one of the many Americans suddenly working remotely, you may not have been prepared to create your own office space at home. Whether you have your own home office, or you’ve turned your kitchen table into your new workspace, ...

03.18.2020
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 ...

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 ...

03.06.2020
Focus on Fitness for Osteoarthritis

More than 30 million Americans have a degenerative joint disease known as osteoarthritis. An ongoing loss of cartilage causes joint pain and reduced range of motion, stiffness, and swelling and can often lead to physical disability and reduced ...

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 ...

02.12.2020
Mammograms: Fact or Fiction?

Making healthy lifestyle choices is your first line of defense against cancer. And annual mammograms are the first step in successfully detecting and treating breast cancer. Learn some of the myths and facts about mammograms to stay healthy and ...

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, ...

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