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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: Beat 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

Feeling the Burn

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.

Motivated to Move

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.

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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.