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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
This National Youth Sports Week: Get Out & Get Active
July 15-21 is National School Youth Sports Week. The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) and the Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports designated this awareness week to showcase how youth sports organizations and members of Congress can ...
Look Before You Lock
Since 1998, more than 800 children have died as a result of heat stroke after being left alone in a car. Of these children, 54% were “forgotten” by their caregiver, 26% gained access on their own, and 19% were knowingly left by their ...
10 Healthy Family-Fun Activities for Summer
Did you know summer’s irregular sleep patterns, meal choices, and activity schedules can impact your child’s health? According to a national study, for example, elementary school students are at higher risk of gaining excessive weight ...
10 Tips for Staying Hydrated During the Summer Heat
Water. It’s one of the most important elements for all living things. Up to 60 percent of the human adult body is made of water. It’s essential for biochemical reactions, supplying nutrients throughout the body and removing waste, and ...
Washington Gas Donates $10,000 to Frederick Memorial Hospital
Featured from left to right: Karlys Kline, FMH Development Council Chair; Andrew Radcliffe, Sr. Specialist-New Business, Washington Gas; Robin Rose, Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Frederick Memorial Hospital; and Tom Kleinhanzl, ...
Our Commitment to LGBTQ Healthcare Equity
Did you know there are more than 9,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) residents in Frederick County? And that number is rising. Frederick Regional Health System (FRHS) is committed to making our facilities and ...
Stay Safe Around Water This Summer
Frederick Regional Health System wants you and your family to be safe this summer while in the water. While there’s nothing quite like a relaxing trip to the beach or a refreshing dip in the pool/lake on a hot summer day, it’s essential ...
Awareness, Education & Prevention Are Key for Men's Health
Awareness, Education & Prevention Are Key for Men’s Health Did you know about 12 percent of men ages 18 and older are in fair or poor health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? For men, the leading causes of ...
A Guide to Restful Sleep for Better Sleep Month
May is Better Sleep Month, which is an entire month dedicated to encouraging people to develop better sleep habits to achieve restful, rejuvenating sleep. This important initiative is supported by the Better Sleep Council, an institution that is ...
10 Tips for Healthy Summer Skin
Did you know skin cancer is the most common of all cancers ? Each year in the U.S., more than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people. While summer is a wonderful time of year, the heat and sun can ...
Puppy Love: The Benefits of Therapy Dogs
Even if you have great human relationships, there’s something very special about the unconditional love and acceptance you feel from your pet. If you’re a pet owner, you already understand the benefits we get from positive interactions ...
Making Strides Against Cancer
Cancer is a devastating illness, with the power to wreak physical, emotional, and financial havoc on individuals and families. So when a report published earlier this year in the American Cancer Society’s A Cancer Journal for Clinicians ...
Car Safety: Not Just Seatbelts and Airbags
When you’re at the beach or lounging by the pool, most of us know how important it is to practice the basics of skin safety. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, liberally and often. Wear breathable, light-colored ...
Orangetheory Fitness Frederick Joins FMH Corporate Honor Roll
Featured from left to right: Karlys Kline, Chair, FMH Development Council; Scott Lasher, Franchise Owner, Orangetheory Fitness Frederick; Cheryl Lasher, Franchise Owner, Orangetheory Fitness Frederick; Tom Kleinhanzl, President & CEO, Frederick ...
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