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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 ...

02.01.2016
Treating Burn Injuries

Whether you’re at work, cooking a meal for your family, or enjoying the great outdoors; lots of life’s activities present situations where burn injuries are possible. A thermal (heat) burn is among the most common household injuries, ...

01.22.2016
Shoveling Snow - Avoiding Injury

If you’re tracking the forecast for this weekend, you’re well aware that Frederick County is in for our first big winter storm of the season. While snow can be exciting and beautiful, it also comes with a lot of work for those responsible ...

01.10.2016
Cervical Health Awareness - Get Screened

According to the American Cancer Society, cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death among American women. Annual screenings, along with the development of the HPV vaccine, have played a major role in the decline of ...

01.05.2016
Save Lives - Donate Blood

Did you know that January is National Blood Donor Month? Cold weather, holiday schedules, and increased cold and flu symptoms can contribute to a greatly reduced number of blood donors in the month of January. According to the American Red Cross, ...

09.24.2015
Frederick County Program Addresses Heroin Crisis

Frederick County is seeing an alarming rise in the number of overdoses and fatalities related to heroin use. Between 2012 and 2013, heroin deaths in Frederick County doubled from 10 to 21 fatalities. In 2014, that number continued to grow to 27 ...

08.06.2015
Psoriasis: What You Need to Know

Did you know that August is Psoriasis Awareness Month? The National Psoriasis Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness about psoriasis, this most common autoimmune disease, and providing education so that the “real” facts are known. ...