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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.

COVID-19 and Variant Strains

In recent news, countries across the world – including the United States – have reported finding “variant strains” of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Healthy Habits: Embracing Exercise

There is never a bad time to set a new goal or 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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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.

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.

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Handling Holiday Heartburn

Although the holidays are a common time for indulgent eating, there are a number of things you can do to reduce your heartburn symptoms while still enjoying the festivities this year.

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FMC Celebrates One Year of TAVR, Improved Quality of Life

Learn more about FMC’s innovative valve replacement technology and what it means for the community.

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Healthy Holidays: Reducing the Spread of COVID-19

While it’s best to avoid gatherings altogether, it’s critical that you do all you can to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community this holiday season.

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Six Steps to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Learn about what you can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 and Cancer: What You Need to Know

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatment is a difficult challenge, and the COVID-19 pandemic makes the situation even harder. We’ve provided some information to help you navigate this trying time.

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Heroes & Hope in Uncertain Times

At Fairfield Medical Center, we are fortunate to have witnessed many inspiring, hopeful stories that have come about as a result of COVID-19.

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Driven to GIVE – a Foundation Spotlight

Loving wife Joyce Murphy lost her husband, Earl “Butch” Murphy, Jr., to cancer in March. Butch fought a five-year battle with multiple myeloma, a form of cancer that affects plasma cells found in bone marrow, and received his care at Fairfield Medical Center’s Cancer Care and Infusion Center.

To learn more about our FMC Foundation and how you can make a difference, call 740-687-8107 or visit

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Faces from the Frontlines

Similar to healthcare organizations across the country, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our staff, physicians and administrators at Fairfield Medical Center. These are some of their stories.

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All in This Together

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was and continues to be there for us during one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history.

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Heart of the Community

Sudden cardiac arrest survivor Scott Hardwick nearly died multiple times in one day, but the quick thinking and action of his caregivers saved his life.

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A Crucial Call

A fall at work brought on a series of events that Mike Miller never expected. The decisions made by his care team at FMC helped to ensure his quick recovery.

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The Bond of Motherhood

When Shannon Russell experienced a frightening complication shortly after giving birth, she felt comforted knowing her OB/GYN would see her through it.

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Connection in a Crisis

Carla Yantes’, 57, breast cancer journey was characterized by her deep connection with the people who cared for her.

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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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.