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06.27.2018
Celebrate Safely This Fourth of July

Independence Day is a time for celebration, sunshine, and family fun— not a day to spend in the hospital. July Fourth celebrations often include delicious BBQ, outdoor activities like swimming and grilling, daylong parties, travel, fireworks, ...

06.08.2018
Men's Health - Take a Proactive Approach

Men are frequently diagnosed with illnesses and diseases that could have been treated if they had been addressed sooner. During Men’s Health Week (June 11-17) we’re bringing awareness to men’s health issues and encouraging men in ...

05.25.2018
Living Well with Chronic Conditions - Free Workshop

Want to learn more about Living Well with Chronic Conditions? Register for our free workshop series beginning May 31 st. Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop session(s) will take place every Thursday from 5/31-7/5/2018, 10a.m.-12:30p.m. at ...

05.15.2018
Taking Action Against Arthritis

If I asked you to picture 54 million people what would you see? Maybe you imagine the 54 million people who live in South Africa or the 54 million people following Taylor Swift on Twitter. You probably don’t see the 54 million people affected ...

05.14.2018
2018 Direct Care Nurse of the Year - Emily Delauter

The award for 2018 Direct Care Nurse of the Year goes to Emily Delauter, Registered Nurse for 3A! Emily was nominated by many of her department peers, with colleagues writing, “ Emily is committed to the safety of her unit’s patients and ...

05.02.2018
Save Your Skin

Our skin is our protector. It keeps our body safe from infection, injury and dangerous heat and cold. Yet our skin is not exempt from needing its own protection, most importantly from the sun. Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer, ...

02.13.2018
Women and Heart Disease-Are You at Risk?

Did you know an estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease each year, according to the American Heart Association (AHA)? Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths per year—that’s nearly ...

02.01.2018
Show Your Heart Some Love This Valentine's Day

February marks American Heart Month, a special time of year to spread the word about ways to prevent heart disease and encourage others to live heart-healthy lives. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.—the ...

01.19.2018
How to Stay Safe While Shoveling Snow

Frederick hasn’t seen a big snow storm yet, but winter is officially here and bringing with it frigid temperatures, the possibility of heavy snow, and dangerous ice. While it’s exciting to be outside during a snowfall, it can be hazardous ...

01.11.2018
Beating the Winter Blues

As the days get shorter and the evenings grow darker, you may find yourself feeling more tired, cranky, or more unhappy or depressed than usual. If you’re feeling down in the dumps this time of year and can’t quite explain why, ...

12.19.2017
How to Stay Active This Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside, but that’s no excuse to forget about keeping your body healthy and in shape. While you may want to cuddle up with a good book or sit by the fire, you should also make sure you’re getting enough physical ...

10.31.2017
Take Control of Stress and Live a Healthier Life

It’s that time of year again where the air turns crisp, the sun disappears quickly, and the added stress of the holidays can start to loom over us. November 1 is National Stress Awareness Day, and it’s a great time to educate yourself on ...

08.29.2017
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 ...

08.29.2017
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 ...

08.17.2017
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 ...

08.01.2017
Sunscreen 101

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 ...

06.27.2017
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. ...

06.23.2017
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, ...

06.13.2017
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 ...

06.13.2017
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 ...

06.06.2017
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 ...

05.25.2017
Improve Your Health In Minutes By Supporting World No Tobacco Day

When people think about quitting tobacco, they usually view it as something that will improve their health in the long term. They quit so they’ll get to watch their kids grow up or to spend more time with their grandkids. While it is certainly ...

05.16.2017
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 ...

05.16.2017
National High Blood Pressure Education Month Aims to Encourage Healthy Lifestyles

When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked? Chances are you’ve been too busy, don’t remember, or maybe you’re even avoiding it. Frederick Memorial Hospital is proud to participate in National High Blood Pressure ...

05.12.2017
National Women's Health Week Aims to Make Health a Priority for All Women

We all want to be healthy, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to start, or it might even feel like it’s too late. This month, from May 14 to May 20, Frederick Regional Health System is proud to support National Women’s Health ...

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