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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Frederick Health's Top 10 Moments of 2019
As we usher in a new year— and a new decade!—we can’t help but reflect on all the exciting changes and accomplishments that 2019 brought to Frederick Health. In no particular order, here’s a look back at our favorite moments ...
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. ...
When Do You Need an Orthopedic Surgeon?
by Dr. Scott Gelman, MD Have you ever woken up at night with a numb or tingling hand? Maybe you have been taking a hike, stepped wrong on a root and twisted an ankle? On the other hand, maybe you are someone who sees a staircase and thinks about the ...
10 Healthy Gifts You Can Give Yourself This Holiday Season
If you had to give your overall health and wellness a score between 0 and 100, what would your number be? The average American’s number is 61, according to the Gallup National Health and Wellbeing Index. This holiday season, we’ve come up ...
Toy Safety Tips for Holiday Gift Shoppers
The holidays are here, and many of us are preparing to shop for toys for young ones. Some toys may seem harmless, but every year many children are injured by their favorite toys. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that more ...
Stay Safe, Stay Warm This Winter
Winter is here. As the temperatures continue to drop, it’s best to be prepared for all the good and bad that winter throws your way. While winter weather can be peaceful and beautiful, it can also be unexpected and tragic if you or a loved one ...
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 ...
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