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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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