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Tips for a Fun and Safe Fourth of July
There’s something special about the Fourth of July. It’s a celebration of patriotism, summer, and a perfect excuse to enjoy some delicious BBQ while spending time with family and friends. Of course, we can’t forget the fireworks. ...
Richard Witthaus: Fighting Back from Heart Attack
At 48 years old, Richard Witthaus knew that he’d put on some weight but, other than that, he considered himself fairly healthy. He didn’t smoke, enjoyed the vigorous pursuit of bow hunting, worked hard, and enjoyed life. One evening, ...
5 Tips for Beating the Summer Heat
Ah, childhood summers—where the days never seemed to end and we’d spend them playing outside with our friends from sunup to sundown. Although our parents may have urged us to stay hydrated, chances are we weren’t too concerned about ...
Fight Back Against Alzheimer's Disease
When President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s. Today, nearly 5.4 million people are suffering from the disease. As the disease ...
A Lifetime of Fitness Has Paid Off For Tom and Norma Day
Sixteen years ago, Norma and Tom Day decided it was time to be more active, so they dedicated themselves to working out on a regular basis. Today, Norma is 96 and Tom is 92. They still never miss a workout. Three times a week, they clear their ...
Help Save a Life During American Stroke Awareness Month
Each year, millions of people are impacted by strokes, whether they or someone close to them has suffered one. Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in America, with someone passing away as a result of a stroke every four minutes and someone ...
Help Cut Down Germs on Hand Hygiene Day
Help Cut Down Germs on Hand Hygiene Day These days, it seems like there are endless factors you have to take into account when considering your overall health. There’s one tried and true tactic that has always been effective, however, and ...
5 Reasons to Practice Prenatal Yoga
Research shows that the practice of yoga increases strength, flexibility, balance, vitality, energy, and improves overall physical and mental awareness. Research also shows a decrease in blood pressure, blood sugar, heart rate, and overall injury ...
Flu Cases Are On The Rise
We are seeing an increase in the number of patients diagnosed with the flu at FMH. We are taking additional precautions to ensure the safest environment for patients and families. Please follow these guidelines: - If you have signs of the flu, please ...
What's New with the Flu?
Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce episodes of illness, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related ...
Talking to Your Kids about Drugs and Alcohol
According to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the average age for first use of an illegal substance among school aged children is 12 years old. This finding likely means that some adolescents start to use illegal substances at ...
Women as Caregivers - The Sandwich Generation
Join FMH Women’s Health Services on Wednesday June 15, from 5:30-8 p.m. to discuss Women as Caregivers – The Sandwich Generation. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Presentations will begin promptly at 5:45 p.m. Women’s Center at ...
Supporting Organ & Tissue Donation in April
Organ and tissue donation saves and enhances the lives of thousands of Marylanders every year. Frederick Memorial Hospital is proud to support donation and participate in National Donate Life Month (NDLM) this April. NDLM is celebrated annually and ...
Q: What is the difference between a screening and a diagnostic mammogram? A: A screening mammogram is routinely ordered annually for women with no current breast issues. A diagnostic mammogram is ordered to evaluate specific breast findings, ...
When Wounds Won't Heal
Dr. Narayan Kulkarni, Medical Director of the FMH Center for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, examines a patient following a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatment, in which patients breathe 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized ...
Spring Forward to a Good Night's Sleep
Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 13 th, at 2:00 a.m. Most cell phone clocks will spring forward automatically, but remember to set any manual clocks one hour forward before going to bed on Saturday night. While losing an hour of sleep ...
Understanding Kidney Disease - A Silent Killer
One in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease, and high blood pressure and diabetes are two of the leading causes. Kidney disease is often referred to as a “silent killer” because a person can lose up to 90% of their ...
Minutes Matter to Your Heart Health
Members of the FMH Chest Pain Center include (pictured L-R) Physician’s Assistant Laura Mathis, Telemetry Specialist Gail Martin, Chair of Emergency Medicine Dr. Vipul Kella, Department Manager Debra Disbrow, Program Coordinator Tom Shupp and ...
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