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For the Love of Lacy Cuddle Cot Donation

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.

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What You Need to Know About Esophageal Cancer

 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. 

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Know the Signs of Colon Cancer

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.

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FMC Bariatric Program Receives National Accreditation

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.

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Healthy Habits: A Balanced Diet

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.

Know the Signs of Esophageal Cancer

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.

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Experience the Teamwork with Deb Klinger

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.

Get the Facts About Colorectal Cancer

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.

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Don’t Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine: While You Wait

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.

Protective Measures After COVID-19 Vaccines

As we continue to make headway in overcoming this once-in-a-century pandemic, it is critical that we do not let our guard down. Keep doing your part to slow the spread by following public health guidelines, even after you receive your vaccine.

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Receiving a Mammogram After the COVID-19 Vaccine

If you are scheduled for a mammogram within 4-6 weeks after receiving your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, speak with your healthcare provider or contact FMC’s women’s health nurse navigator at 740-687-2727.

Navigating COVID-19 Stigma

Correcting misinformation and treating one another with empathy and respect are two of the most important tools in reducing stigma.

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Healthy Habits: Screenings at Every Age

No matter your age, routine screenings are an important part of monitoring and managing your health.

Managing COVID Fatigue

COVID fatigue, or caution fatigue, is different than the physical symptom associated with the virus. Instead, it’s an emotional state, and it can occur whether you’ve been infected with coronavirus or not.

Healthy Habits: Improving Sleep

We all know that exercise is important, but did you know that sleep is also crucial to living a healthy life?

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Navigating a COVID-19 Diagnosis

If you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19, you may be facing the difficult task of contacting those you’ve been in contact with, which can lead to increased stress and anxiety.

Winter and Heart Health: Risks and Prevention

Winter can be tough on all of us, but did you know the chilly temperatures can also affect your heart? Learn more about seasonal risks to your cardiovascular health.

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Beating Heart Valve Disease

In 2019, David Mast noticed he had less energy than he used to. The Structural Heart Team at FMC quickly determined he was suffering from aortic stenosis – and they made a plan to fix it. Learn more about the symptoms of aortic stenosis and valve disease treatment.

FMC Honors Excellence in Heart Attack Care

As 2020 drew to a close, STEMI Coordinator Deserae “Des” Belcher, RN, recruited the help of leadership to honor and thank the departments essential to providing such outstanding cardiac care: the Cath Lab, Emergency Department and Open-Heart Teams.

Heart Health: Know Your Numbers

Your blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI and blood sugar all play important roles in your cardiovascular health. If you don’t know your critical numbers, talk to your primary care provider: it might be time for a check-up.

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Cervical Health Awareness

While thousands of women are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year, the disease can be prevented through appropriate vaccination and regular screening.