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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.

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.

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Healthy Habits: Embracing Exercise

The new year serves as a perfect reminder that it is time to set a new resolution and ease back into a fitness regimen for your physical and mental wellbeing.

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COVID-19 in Children and Teens

Navigating COVID-19 concerns can be challenging for adults, but is even more difficult when it comes to children and teens. While, in general, children are at a lower risk of contracting or becoming severely ill with COVID-19, it is still important to understand symptoms of the virus in young people and what to do if your child is sick.

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FMC RECEIVES FIRST SHIPMENT OF COVID-19 VACCINE

Fairfield Medical Center received an early Christmas present Wednesday with the arrival of the highly-anticipated Moderna COVID-19 vaccination, which received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) late last week.

COVID-19 Vaccine: FAQs

You’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines, which are designed to prevent and protect against infection from the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

COVID-19: How Big is Your Bubble?

You’ve been keeping your social circle small throughout the COVID-19 outbreak – but what if we told you your “bubble” is likely a lot larger than you think?

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Benefits of Telemedicine

Telemedicine allows you to continue receiving the healthcare you need while minimizing your risk of infection during the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more about the numerous benefits offered by choosing a telemedicine appointment with your healthcare provider.

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Caring for Yourself When Sick

The majority of people with COVID-19 will recover at home. Knowing how to care for yourself – and when to seek medical attention – are important steps in regaining your health.

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FMC Recognizes First Responders

Recently, members of Fairfield Medical Center’s cardiac and emergency response team hit the road to honor some of their greatest teammates in the region: first responders.

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Shine a Light on Lung Cancer 2020

Each November, we look forward to honoring and remembering those impacted by lung cancer. This video offers the opportunity for a virtual celebration of lung cancer survivors, advocates and loved ones.

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Know the Difference: Cold vs. Flu vs. COVID-19

What is it like to be sick with COVID-19? While some symptoms of the virus overlap with those of the cold or flu, others are more distinctive. If you are in doubt, call your doctor.

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Get a Grip on GERD

For some, it’s impossible to not be aware of GERD (or gastroesophageal reflux disease) – for 1 in 5 Americans, it is a daily struggle. This article explains what GERD is and explains common symptoms.