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Understanding Hunger

Mental health is important to overall health, and our psychology can also play a big role in how we manage our weight. In this article, learn more about identifying types of hunger.

Community Heart Watch Recognizes Lancaster Man for Lifesaving Intervention

The Lancaster Fire Department, Fairfield Medical Center and Community Heart Watch recently came together at Deb’s Corner Café in Lancaster to recognize a staff member from the restaurant whose quick action helped save a life.

Cardiac Rehab: Confidence in Recovery

Surviving a heart scare often marks the start of a new, health-focused lifestyle. For many, it’s a realization that can feel overwhelming. This was certainly true for Keith Garrett, now 57, of Lancaster. Hours after experiencing a cardiac event and receiving care at Fairfield Medical Center, Keith found himself wondering what his future might look like. Fortunately for him, his doctor instructed him to enroll in FMC’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in the coming weeks.

FMC Adopts Robotic Technology for Lung Cancer Biopsy

Fairfield Medical Center is one of just three Ohio hospital systems investing in Intuitive’s ION robotic technology, designed to beat lung cancer in the earliest stages of disease. The ability to biopsy suspicious nodules, regardless of size or location within the lung, will lead to faster treatment and better outcomes for those facing the life-changing diagnosis.

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Fairfield Medical Center Launches Robotic Surgery Program

Fairfield Medical Center is excited to announce the implementation of robotic-assisted surgical procedures, an innovative advancement that will benefit patient care.

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Fairfield Co. Wins $5,000 Grant in AED Pulsepoint Contest

Fairfield Medical Center’s Community Heart Watch Committee is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the PulsePoint Foundation, money that will be used to purchase AEDs (automated external defibrillators) for public safety staff and the community.

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Know Where to Go

Illness and injury can be scary and uncomfortable, but knowing where to go in certain situations can help ease some of your stress and anxiety.

COVID-19 Vaccines: Boosters and Additional Doses

Learn more about booster vaccinations and additional doses.

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FMC Expands Care in Perry County

Fairfield Medical Center is committed to investing and expanding services in Perry County. Opening Nov. 22, 2021, FMC’s new office space – located at 775 Carroll St., New Lexington – will offer convenient access to diagnostic and specialty care.

Community Heart Watch Receives $9,950 Grant from Fairfield Co. Foundation

Fairfield Medical Center and Community Heart Watch – a committee dedicated to raising awareness and improving survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) – recently received a $9,950 grant from the Fairfield County Foundation that will be used for education and the purchase of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for the community.

Saving Lives from SCA Takes Courage

Bystander intervention from neighbors, strangers and friends can double or triple the chance of a cardiac arrest victim’s survival. Unfortunately, emergency situations can inspire fear – and fear can make us freeze. Being aware, prepared and armed with the knowledge to intervene can give you the courage you need to save a life.

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FMC Receives $1 Million to Support Cancer Care

Cancer patients at Fairfield Medical Center will experience shorter and more precise radiation treatments beginning September, 2021 thanks to new technology that was purchased through a generous donation from the FMC Foundation.

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Fertility & COVID-19
As we move into a new phase of COVID-19 infection with the delta variant it has become even more important to have quality information about issues related to the virus. One of the most common vaccination concerns is around fertility and whether those who are trying to get pregnant or are pregnant should get the COVID vaccine. 
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Healthy Habits: Benefits of Stopping Tobacco Use

Are you a tobacco user who has tried, again and again, to quit? If you are, you’re not alone. Most tobacco users will go through 5-7 serious quit attempts before they fully kick the habit. Studies have shown that a combination of medication and counseling provide the best chance of success for people who are trying to quit tobacco. To simply say, “that’s it, I quit,” isn’t always effective enough. Our team can help you quit or decrease tobacco use.

Lancaster Teen Recognized by Lancaster Fire Department, FMC for Heroic Actions

The Lancaster Fire Department, Fairfield Medical Center and FMC Community Heart Watch came together during Festival Fair Day on July 24 to recognize a local teenager whose quick action helped save the life of his grandmother.

Healthy Habits: What You Need to Know About Bone Health

Here are a few tips to keep your bones strong and healthy.

Healthy Habits: Smart Shopping

Healthy decisions start at home, and planning ahead can improve your health while saving you time and money. Learn more about meal planning and smart grocery shopping here.

Healthy Habits: Safety First

Keeping an eye out for hazards can help you identify and avoid them before an injury occurs. Looking at the world through this safety lens can help you protect yourself and those around you. Read on to learn more about common dangers and pitfalls – and how to avoid them.

Healthy Habits: Beating the Heat

It’s no secret that the summer heat can be brutal. While infants, the elderly and those with health conditions are most at risk for negative effects, even the young and healthy can be impacted. Learn how to stay safe and healthy this season.

Healthy Habits: Managing Screen Time

The “focus” of this article is on digital eyestrain and the importance of receiving regular, comprehensive eye exams. Learn more about protecting your eyes and managing digital screen usage while at home or work.

Healthy Habits: Rise and Shine

The key to waking up feeling refreshed and well-rested is understanding – and managing – your “internal alarm clock,” or circadian rhythm. Learn more about how you can become more of “morning person.”

Heart Health: Blood Pressure Facts

In today’s world, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction, but it’s important to know which is which – especially when it comes to heart health. Learn more about common (and misleading) blood pressure myths.

Healthy Habits: Drinking Water

Improve your hydration and health by making smart choices – like avoiding sugary beverages – and incorporating these tips into your day.

Educators Save Life of Local Student, Recognized for Taking Action

On April 27, Fairfield Medical Center and the Community Heart Watch committee recognized seven Lancaster City Schools staff members for their lifesaving actions during a medical emergency in January 2021.

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What Are Cataracts?

It’s no secret that our vision changes as we age. The formation of cataracts, however, can make vision particularly blurry, dull or cloudy. Learn more abouy symptoms, risk factos and treatment

A Lifesaving Milestone – One Year Anniversary of TAVR

After taking medication for years to control his heartburn, Drew Mace wanted a permanent solution. He opted to undergo anti-reflux surgery at FMC – and hasn’t touched his medication since.

Feeling the Burn – Drew’s Heartburn Story

After taking medication for years to control his heartburn, Drew Mace wanted a permanent solution. He opted to undergo anti-reflux surgery at FMC – and hasn’t touched his medication since.