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06.27.2017
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. ...

06.23.2017
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, ...

06.13.2017
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 ...

06.13.2017
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 ...

06.06.2017
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 ...

05.25.2017
Improve Your Health In Minutes By Supporting World No Tobacco Day

When people think about quitting tobacco, they usually view it as something that will improve their health in the long term. They quit so they’ll get to watch their kids grow up or to spend more time with their grandkids. While it is certainly ...

05.16.2017
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 ...

05.16.2017
National High Blood Pressure Education Month Aims to Encourage Healthy Lifestyles

When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked? Chances are you’ve been too busy, don’t remember, or maybe you’re even avoiding it. Frederick Memorial Hospital is proud to participate in National High Blood Pressure ...

05.12.2017
National Women's Health Week Aims to Make Health a Priority for All Women

We all want to be healthy, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to start, or it might even feel like it’s too late. This month, from May 14 to May 20, Frederick Regional Health System is proud to support National Women’s Health ...

05.05.2017
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 ...

04.26.2017
Support Alcohol Awareness Month and Create Opportunities for Recovery

In 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) established Alcohol Awareness Month to help reduce the stigma associated with alcoholism. Every April, communities are encouraged to reach out to those around them and provide ...

04.19.2017
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 ...

02.23.2017
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 ...

10.24.2016
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 ...

09.14.2016
Frederick Regional Health System Regional Cancer Therapy Center Second Opinion Clinic Now Open

For patients diagnosed with cancer who have already seen a cancer specialist, the new Frederick Regional Health System (FRHS) Second Opinion Clinic offers world-renowned diagnosis and treatment options in Frederick County. Earlier this spring, FRHS ...

06.22.2016
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 ...

06.07.2016
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 ...

05.26.2016
Event Raises $8,755 to Benefit the FMH Cancer Patient Assistance Fund

Featured from left to right: Greg & Sherry Willhide, Event Organizers; Carol Mastalerz, FMH Director of Oncology Services; and Dr. P. Gregory Rausch, Chair, FMH Development Council. Recently, Greg & Sherry Willhide presented the FMH Cancer ...

05.24.2016
Bob & Betty Waltz Named FMH's 2016 Good Samaritans of the Year

Robert F. Waltz, accepting on behalf of his father Bob Waltz, addressing the crowd at the awards ceremony. Norman E. “Bob” Waltz and Betty Waltz were named Frederick Memorial Hospital’s 2016 Good Samaritans of the Year at a ...

04.01.2016
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 ...

03.31.2016
Mammography FAQ's

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, ...

03.30.2016
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 ...

03.09.2016
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 ...

03.08.2016
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 ...

02.08.2016
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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