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10.30.2019
Cold & Flu: Should They Stay, or Should They Go?

It’s here: cold and flu season. Like most parents, you’ve probably asked this question at least once lately: “Is my child too sick to go to school today?” School-age children average five to six colds a year. And children ...

10.29.2019
Strokes: Fact or Fiction?

Strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S—someone dies from a stroke every 40 seconds. In recognition of World Stroke Day on Oct. 29, we are sharing some of the myths about strokes and shining a light on the facts to help improve ...

10.23.2019
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

No tricks here. Frederick Health wants you to have the healthiest, happiest Halloween this year. That means taking a few extra safety precautions when dressing up and trick-or-treating, indulging in sweets, driving near trick-or-treating trails, and ...

10.18.2019
All About Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, the average risk of a woman in the U.S. developing breast cancer during her lifetime is about 12 percent. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer, and ...

10.10.2019
Removing the Stigma: The Changing Culture of Mental Health

Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day, a day to raise awareness and talk about mental health issues. What exactly is mental health? Our overall health and wellness are composed of both mental health and physical health. And mental health can refer to ...

10.01.2019
It's That Time Again-Flu Shots Now Available

Fall is flu season. Have you had your flu shot yet? While flu vaccine effectiveness may vary year to year, flu vaccines provide important protections against the flu. In fact, they prevent millions of illnesses and flu-related doctors’ visits ...

09.26.2019
Hospital Entrance 4/Orange Entrance Closing October 1, 2019

The safety of everyone who walks through our doors each day is a top priority for our organization. To provide a more safe and secure environment, we are making some changes to our public entrances. Effective October 1, 2019, Hospital Entrance ...

09.24.2019
Get to Know 5-2-1-0

Frederick Regional Health System is a proud partner of LiveWell Frederick. This partnership of businesses, faith-based groups, educators, community groups, and health organizations is dedicated to achieving long-term health improvement right here at ...

09.20.2019
Could You Be at Risk for Prostate Cancer?

The prostate is a small, walnut-sized gland located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The urethra, the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body through the penis, runs through the center of the prostate. As men age, the prostate ...

09.18.2019
Backpack Tips for Back-to-School Success

September 18 is National School Backpack Awareness Day. While backpacks are a great way for children to carry school-day essentials, backpacks can also cause injuries. When backpacks are too heavy or worn improperly, they can cause back, neck, and ...