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Protecting Your Child’s Mental Health

This article will help you understand the facts about pediatric mental health and provide information on how to help maintain your child’s well-being.

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Finding his Voice

Ever since the age of three, Josh Claybourn was unable to express his needs to others. With the help of the therapy team at FMC, he has finally found his voice.

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FMC Heartburn Center Celebrates 100th LINX® Procedure

Congratulations to FMC’s Heartburn Center for performing 100 LINX procedures. The 100th procedure was performed on May 20th by Jeffrey Yenchar, M.D., medical director of the Heartburn Center.

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Understanding Breast Density

Breast density is a measure of the make up of the tissue in your breast. The makeup of breast tissue may change over time, with some women’s breasts becoming less dense over time.

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Understanding Breast Pain

Breast pain or mastalgia is any pain or discomfort in your breast or underarm region, and it may occur for a number of reasons. Generally, breast pain is not a sign of breast cancer.

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Battling the Burn

Tired of letting the pain and discomfort of heartburn run his life, Columbus firefighter Kelly Storts turned to the Fairfield Medical Heartburn Center for a solution.

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Feeling Fierce

Lisa Fierce is finally making herself – and her health – a priority after shedding more than 180 pounds following her weight loss surgery at FMC

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FMC Summer 2020 Event Cancellations

Fairfield Medical Center’s highest priority is the safety of the public and as the healthcare leaders in the region, it is our responsibility to help minimize the spread of
COVID-19. Due to the potential risk of attendees at large gatherings, Fairfield Medical Center and the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation will not be hosting the following events in 2020:

  • FMC Foundation Annual Golf Outing (June 1)
  • Free Sports Physicals (June 6): To schedule a free sports physical, call 740-689-4935 or learn more at fmchealth.org.
  • Annual Bike Race at the Lancaster Festival (July 31)
  • Autism Summer Camp (July 27-August 7)
  • Healthfest (August 8)
  • Gordon B. Snider Heart & Lung Run (August 8)
  • Color Mile Fun Run (August 8)

We take great pride in conducting safe community events and we appreciate all the effort that went into coordinating these events. We also are incredibly thankful for the understanding of our community partners and members during this time.

Please contact the FMC Foundation team at 740-687-8107 if you are interested in learning more about tax deductible donations.

Thank you for helping prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click here to learn about additional ways you can help during this time.

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State-of-the-Heart Technology

Robert “Bob” Jones recently became the first patient at Fairfield Medical Center to be treated with the TAVR procedure, an innovative alternative to open-heart surgery.

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Finding His Voice

Ever since the age of three, Josh Claybourn was unable to express his needs to others. With the help of the therapy team at FMC, he has finally found his voice.

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

The COVID-19 outbreak, and the social distancing measures in place to prevent its spread, have turned all our lives upside down and made mental health even more important.

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What You Need to Know About Tobacco Use and COVID-19

Did you know that smoking and vaping puts you at a greater risk for disease progression with coronavirus? Click here to learn about the risks.

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Fairfield Medical Center Participates in COVID-19 Investigational Treatment Study

Fairfield Medical Center is excited to announce its participation in the COVID-19 investigational treatment study led by the Mayo Clinic, which provides convalescent plasma infusions as a treatment for patients experiencing severe or life-threatening complications from COVID-19.

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Fairfield Medical Center Named 2020 Top Workplace by Columbus CEO Magazine

Fairfield Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been named a 2020 TOP WORKPLACE by Columbus CEO magazine in the large companies category (companies with more than 350 employees). Through this award, Central Ohio companies in small, midsize and large categories are recognized for creating and maintaining environments where employees feel appreciated, engaged and energized to do their best work. This is the fourth time FMC has received the Top Workplace honor.

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COVID-19 and Pregnancy

Find out what you need to know if you are pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what FMC is doing to keep you and your baby safe.

COVID-19 FAQs

Keep yourself informed with the most accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Required Mask Usage and Safety Precautions

Beginning April 29, 2020 all visitors and staff are required to wear a mask while visiting any Fairfield Medical Center facility. This new requirement has been put in place as an additional safety precaution to guard against the transmission of COVID-19. Patients are recommended to bring and wear their own face mask or covering to their next office visit. If they do not have a face covering, one will be supplied for the duration of their visit.

COVID-19 Myth vs. Reality

Fairfield Medical Center addresses some of the most common COVID-19 myths.

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FMC Community Events Postponed or Cancelled

Communities around central Ohio are cancelling or postponing events and taking additional precautions to reduce the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Many of FMC’s community events have been postponed or canceled; however, there are still ways to give back.

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What to do if I have COVID-19 symptoms

Dr. Andrew Dagg-Murry, infectious disease physician at Fairfield Medical Center, explains what should happen after you experience COVID-19 symptoms.

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Eating Healthy While Pregnant

When you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you have specific dietary needs to best support optimal growth and development for baby.

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Postpartum Preeclampsia

Postpartum preeclampsia is a serious disease related to high blood pressures in women after having a baby.

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Nausea During Pregnancy

Nausea is a very common occurrence, affecting up to 90% of pregnancies. Read more about causes and potential treatments.

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Breastfeeding While Being a Working Mom

Learn how to be successful when continuing to nurse your baby after returning to work.

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Terri’s Radiation Experience

It was a blessing for me to be able to receive my radiation treatments here at FMC, and be able to continue working without taking much time off.  A shorter treatment time each visit, which is offered by the Linear Accelerator, would have made that even easier.

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Christa’s Cancer Story

When I heard about the possible purchase of the Linear Accelerator, I thought back to my own experience and how different it might have been. Only 15 radiation treatments, dramatically less fatigue and nausea and possibly no burning.

Tina Talks of the Benefits of the Linear Accelerator

I am so very excited to hear that our Fairfield Medical Center Foundation is helping our Radiation Oncology Department to purchase a much needed Linear Accelerator.  I am a Breast Cancer Survivor and recently completed 26 Radiation Treatments at Fairfield Medical Center.

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It’s a Sweet Celebration

Melissa Straits will never forget that time in her life when almost everything she ate would make her sick. Heartburn surgery put an end to Melissa Straits’ acid reflux, and now mealtimes are a piece of cake.

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Breaking Free From Acid Reflux

Several months ago, it was almost guaranteed that wherever Dora Kern went, a bottle of antacids went with her.

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Getting Saucy Again

Heartburn was keeping Priscilla Fitzsimmons from the food she loved – until she found relief through the Fairfield Medical Heartburn Center.