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Foods that Support a Healthy Immune System
Between the COVID-19 pandemic and cold/flu season, now is the time for your body’s defenses to be as strong as possible. To do so, you need to boost your immune system. A healthy immune system helps your body to combat invaders like bacteria or ...
Frederick Health's Top 10 Highlights of 2020
There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year. Looking back at the past 12 months, it’s clear that our healthcare team, and the Frederick community, rose to the many challenges we faced. Our entire team stepped up to give the ...
COVID-19: Protect Yourself This Winter
It’s been eight months since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Frederick County. As of December 29, our county has confirmed nearly 11,000 cases and 182 deaths from the virus. As cases continue to spike throughout the country and in our ...
Your Health Maintenance Checklist
Are you ready to make 2021 your healthiest year yet? The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to make your health a priority. Part of a healthy lifestyle includes seeing your doctor for regular screenings. Even if you feel healthy, these ...
What You Need to Know about Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest types of cancer, with more than 57,000 Americans expected to be diagnosed in 2020. In Maryland, it’s the third leading cause of cancer death after lung and colorectal cancer. This year alone, the ...
Lung Cancer: Know Your Risks
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. However, you can reduce your risk by making changes to your lifestyle and, if necessary, getting regular screenings. Here at Frederick Health, we offer preventative ...
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 ...
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