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Women and Heart Disease-Are You at Risk?
Did you know an estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease each year, according to the American Heart Association (AHA)? Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths per year—that’s nearly ...
Show Your Heart Some Love This Valentine's Day
February marks American Heart Month, a special time of year to spread the word about ways to prevent heart disease and encourage others to live heart-healthy lives. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.—the ...
How to Stay Safe While Shoveling Snow
Frederick hasn’t seen a big snow storm yet, but winter is officially here and bringing with it frigid temperatures, the possibility of heavy snow, and dangerous ice. While it’s exciting to be outside during a snowfall, it can be hazardous ...
Beating the Winter Blues
As the days get shorter and the evenings grow darker, you may find yourself feeling more tired, cranky, or more unhappy or depressed than usual. If you’re feeling down in the dumps this time of year and can’t quite explain why, ...
How to Stay Active This Winter
Baby, it’s cold outside, but that’s no excuse to forget about keeping your body healthy and in shape. While you may want to cuddle up with a good book or sit by the fire, you should also make sure you’re getting enough physical ...
Take Control of Stress and Live a Healthier Life
It’s that time of year again where the air turns crisp, the sun disappears quickly, and the added stress of the holidays can start to loom over us. November 1 is National Stress Awareness Day, and it’s a great time to educate yourself on ...
5 Tips to Reset Your Child's Sleep Schedule
For many families, summer brings more flexible schedules that are often woven around picnics, ball games, vacations, and other fun activities. Traveling, staying up late, and getting out of the “school routine” means bedtimes and wake-up ...
6 Tips for a Healthy, Happy School Year
The days are getting shorter, there’s a slight chill in the air, and soon the school buses will be out in full force as the kids make their way back to the classroom. Whether your child is starting their first year of school or they’re ...
Tips for Safe and Happy Swimming
Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time for trips to the beach and afternoons spent outside by the pool. There’s nothing like getting away for a warm and sunny vacation this time of year, but with that comes the need to practice ...
Despite skin cancer being more prevalent than ever, many of us forget to make skin care a priority. With summer in full swing, it is important to protect our skin during this time of year. Putting on sunscreen is one of the easiest things you can do ...
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 ...
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