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Thank you, Erica! - Patient Safety Hero Award Winner
Congratulations to Erica, a recipient of our Patient Safety Hero Award! Patient safety is a top priority at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Erica’s concern for our patients and consistent efforts to assure patient safety demonstrate our strong ...
Celebrate Safely This Fourth of July
Independence Day is a time for patriotism, 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, ...
Summer Safety - Tips for Staying Safe Around Water
Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s almost 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 it’s important to ...
Act Fast Against Stroke
Imagine you’re standing at the kitchen sink, cleaning dishes and silverware from the delicious family meal you just enjoyed, and suddenly you’re unable to feel or move your arm. When you turn to tell your family that something is wrong, ...
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 ...
Thank You, Lisa! - Patient & Family Centered Care Award Winner
Congratulations to Lisa, a recipient of our Patient & Family Centered Care Award! This award is an opportunity for our patients and their families to honor a staff member of Frederick Memorial Hospital who displays dedication and commitment to ...
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 ...
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, ...
Now Is the Time to Consider Advance Care Planning
National Healthcare Decisions Day is a time to inspire, educate, and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning. Frederick Regional Health System is joining healthcare organizations across the country to ...
Have You Had the Conversation?
Hospice of Frederick County’s Executive Director Carlos Graveran (left) and Medical Director Dr. Mary McDonald (right) welcomed nationally recognized patient rights advocate Dr. Angelo Volandes to Frederick for a special presentation on ...
Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor's Visit
Studies show that patients who spend as little as 10 minutes organizing their thoughts before their doctor’s appointments leave those appointments feeling more informed and more satisfied with their care. Another study reports that patients who ...
10 Reasons You Should Have a Primary Care Provider
You’re young, busy, and in good health. That’s great, but it probably means that if you don’t already have a primary care provider, selecting one isn’t at the top of your to-do list. Maybe you’re in your 40s or 50s, and ...
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 ...
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 ...
Everything You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer
Every year, nearly 13,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Thanks to advanced vaccination and screening options, cervical cancer is one of few cancers that’s highly preventable and treatable. January marks Cervical Health ...
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, ...
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 ...
5 Healthy Holiday Food Swaps that Don't Sacrifice Taste
‘Tis the season…to eat. No matter what holidays you celebrate, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll consume lots of delicious food over the next month. While these foods may taste amazing, you should still be mindful of what ...
Don't Let Your Bladder Be the One In Charge
Urinary incontinence and pelvic discomfort can be an embarrassing and difficult health problem for women. At least 25% of American women report urinary leakage or pelvic discomfort, according to the National Association for Continence. These issues ...
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 ...
Make Grocery Shopping Work for You
Have you ever found yourself wandering the aisles of the grocery store trying to make healthy choices only to find that some products that claim to be “healthy” contain high amounts of sodium, sugar, trans fats or saturated fats? The ...
It's National Mammography Day-Schedule Your Mammogram Today!
On Oct. 20, join Frederick Regional Health System as we celebrate National Mammography Day—a day to remind all women that the best defense in the fight against breast cancer is early detection. Mammogram screening is an important step in taking ...
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