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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 ...
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, ...
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