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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are a few tips to keep your bones strong and healthy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Improve your hydration and health by making smart choices – like avoiding sugary beverages – and incorporating these tips into your day.
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.
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
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.
When knee pain was keeping Sam Price from the activities he enjoyed, he turned to FMC for a solution. Two knee surgeries later, he’s pain free and back to doing what he loves.
Through the heartbreaking loss of their daughter – Lacy Mae Meadows McClellan – Danielle Meadows McClellan and her husband, Thomas, have become beacons of hope and healing for others in the infant loss community.
As with many cancers, esophageal cancer has a greater chance of being treated if the cancer is caught early. The key to surviving esophageal cancer is early detection.
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer diagnosed in the United States – but the good news is that’s it’s also one of the most preventable. The best way to catch colorectal cancer in the early stages – when it’s most treatable – is through routine colonoscopies.
In March 2021, Fairfield Medical Center’s Bariatric Services Program received national recognition from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), officially certifying the service as a Center of Excellence.
At every life stage, our diet is vital to our overall health and well-being. A healthy diet can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and types of cancer such as breast and colorectal. It can also increase bone health and muscle strength, and help you lose weight. Having a healthy dietary pattern doesn’t just happen overnight – it takes dedication to achieve and maintain.
Most esophageal cancer is not found until it begins to cause symptoms, which can lead to more difficulty with treatment due the advanced stage of the cancer. Getting to know the warning signs of esophageal cancer is an important part of early detection.
When FMC nurse Deb Klinger made an appointment for her first colonoscopy, she wasn’t prepared for was the life-changing news of a colon cancer diagnosis.
The best way to catch colorectal cancer in the early stages – when it’s most treatable – is through routine colonoscopies, which monitors for the polyps that may eventually change into cancer.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. It is often called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost unfortunately it is permanent. The best way to protect your sight from glaucoma is to get a comprehensive eye examination.
As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, it seems there may finally be a light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel. But for many of us, being so close – yet so far – from the safety offered by vaccination can cause feelings of restlessness and anticipation.