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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 ...
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 ...
Is It Alzheimer's Disease?
It’s one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S.—the sixth leading cause of death among U.S. adults and fifth among adults ages 65 and older. In 2014, an estimated 5 million Americans ages 65 and older had it, and that number is ...
A Cancer Diagnosis: What Happens Next?
How did this happen? Where do I go for treatment? What are the side effects? How much will it cost? Can I continue to work? What role will my family and friends play? Is this the right treatment plan for me? Will my insurance cover the costs? Why me? ...
Start the School Year with Clear Vision & Healthy Eyes
August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. As a parent, consider adding vision and eye health to your child’s back-to-school list. One in 4 children have a vision problem, and 60 percent of children with learning difficulties have ...
5 Ways to Celebrate National Relaxation Day
Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life. Sometimes stress can be good, like when it helps you to develop better coping skills to manage difficult situations. But, when stress is prolonged, too severe, or it interferes with your daily ...
Happy National Breastfeeding Month!
August is National Breastfeeding Month, a celebration of the exceptional benefits of breastfeeding. This month, and all year long, Frederick Regional Health System is committed to protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding mothers and their ...
How to Be an Active, Healthy Senior
Physical activity is essential for healthy aging. Being physically active makes it easier to perform such daily activities as eating, bathing, dressing, walking up and down stairs, and moving around the house or neighborhood—activities that get ...