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Registered dietitian Emily Schmelzer shares advice on setting goals in 2024 as well as creative alternatives to New Year’s resolutions.
Did you know the average American will experience a half- to two-pound weight gain each holiday season? This additional weight tends to accumulate over several years, which can have a gradual – yet noticeable – impact on health. Here are some tips for a healthy and balanced holiday.
Fairfield Medical Center’s specially trained sleep specialists provide comprehensive evaluations and treatments of sleep disorders, including in-center and at-home sleep apnea testing, diagnostics, therapeutic interventions and education.
If you suffer from acid reflux, you likely know what foods are safe to eat – and which ones can ruin your day. Learn more about managing your reflux symptoms through smart eating habits.
Dr. Jeffrey Yenchar discusses GERD and acid reflux, including symptoms and lasting solutions through robotic surgery.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men, outside of skin cancer. The majority of prostate cancer cases show no symptoms when the disease is in its early stages, which is why prostate screening can be an important part of preventative care.
Prostate cancer is very common – affecting one in eight men. Learn more about risk factors and symptoms of this disease.
Dr. Jonathan Forquer discusses preventive cardiology: The practice of preventing heart attacks before they happen.
Snacks are essential to keep blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible and to help prevent low blood sugar – especially for those with diabetes. When it comes to snacking, people often think of foods that are high in sugar or fats, but you have plenty of other options. Read on for some fun, healthy ideas for snacks that are low in carbs and will give you the energy you need to get through your day.
For many people, healthy eating is important, but they only have so much money set aside for food each week or month. With a little pre-planning, you can stick to your healthy eating goals without breaking the bank.
You’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but is there any truth to the matter? Read on to learn more about the benefits of starting the day with a healthy, delicious meal.
Even if you make good choices at home, it can be very difficult to maintain healthy eating habits at restaurants, parties or on-the-go. Learn more about 12 tips to help you practice good nutrition in any situation.
Guest Columnist Dylan Ekstrand, DO, explains the importance of regular check-ups and screenings with a primary care provider in navigating the “check engine” lights of your body.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer for both women and men. One important way to lower your risk of skin cancer is to perform regular skin checks and look out for new or changed moles or growths.
With 1 in 5 Americans developing skin cancer in their lifetime, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. There are easy ways for you to lower your risk of skin cancer this summer.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and a great time to familiarize yourself with information about skin cancer. Check out the articles below to learn more about how to protect your skin, signs of skin cancer and more.
Many people know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. But did you know that there are different types of skin cancer? It’s important to understand the differences because skin cancer type affects treatment options, progression and more.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and a great time to reprioritize your mental wellness. Check out the articles below to learn more about self-care, mental health in children and more.
For many, the holiday season is a time of special memories, fellowship and celebration. But with that excitement and joy also comes a feeling that isn’t so pleasant – stress.
Getting into the habit of cooking more at home is easier than you think! Try these tips to get your family on the way to a healthier eating schedule.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than one million skin cancers diagnosed every year. Safeguarding yourself from the sun can dramatically lower your chances of getting premature wrinkles, sunspots and, most importantly, cancer.
If you suffer from allergies, spring can be a miserable time of year. But allergens don’t just lurk outdoors.
Some of the biggest allergy triggers, such as dust, dander and mold, are hiding right inside your home.
10 tips to get you moving and motivated this Spring
Mental health is important to overall health, and our psychology can also play a big role in how we manage our weight. In this article, learn more about identifying types of hunger.
Illness and injury can be scary and uncomfortable, but knowing where to go in certain situations can help ease some of your stress and anxiety.
Guest Columnist Olivia Clevenger, RD, LD, CNSC, Nutrition Therapy, gives us five tips to battle weight gain while still indulging in some seasonal favorites.
We all know there are many benefits to being physically active, but even knowing all the perks, it can still be difficult to get motivated to move. Sometimes just knowing where to start can make all the difference. We’ve provided a variety of physical activities for every fitness level to help you stay active.
No matter your age, physical activity is an important part of maintaining your physical and mental health. Read more about recommendations for activity level by age.
Our lives are full of challenges and obligations that can often become overwhelming. Learn about ways you can recharge every day by caring for yourself.
Kidney stones are common and can be very painful. These deposits can be caused by a variety of factors, and there are lifestyle choices you can make that may help to prevent kidney stones.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, one-third of adults in the United States are at risk of developing kidney disease. These are some ways you can help to keep your kidneys healthy and functioning properly.
Mammograms are the best tool for catching breast cancer in its early stages when it is most treatable. Finding breast cancer early can lead to more successful treatments and better outcomes.
While it’s probably not something we think about often, our lungs are a vital part of keeping your body alive – working overtime to take about 20,000 breaths a day! While your body has natural defense systems in place designed to protect your lungs, it is still important to take steps to keep your lungs healthy.
As a woman, you know that taking care of yourself is important, but often your health gets lost in the business of every day life. We are here to remind you that regular breast exams are the best way to prevent and detect future problems – like breast cancer.
Many women with breast cancer have no symptoms, which is why regular breast screening is so important. The best way to catch breast cancer in the early stages – when it’s most treatable – is through routine mammograms. Early detection of breast cancer can lead to more effective treatment and better outcomes.
Here are a few tips to keep your bones strong and healthy.
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.
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.
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.
It’s a great time to remember that eating right doesn’t have to be complicated— simply begin to shift to healthier food and beverage choices.
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.
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.”
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.
Improve your hydration and health by making smart choices – like avoiding sugary beverages – and incorporating these tips into your day.
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
As with many cancer types, esophageal cancer has a greater chance of being treated if the disease is caught early. The key to surviving esophageal cancer is early detection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
We all know that exercise is important, but did you know that sleep is also crucial to living a healthy life?
Vitamins play a vital role in keeping our bodies, and our immune systems, functioning at their finest. Learn more about immune-boosting nutrients and where to find them.
The thought of preventing heart disease might seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Making simple, healthy choices in your day-to-day life can go a long way towards improving your cardiovascular health and reducing your risk factors.
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.
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.
While thousands of women are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year, the disease can be prevented through appropriate vaccination and regular screening.
There is never a bad time to set a new goal or ease back into a fitness regimen for your physical and mental wellbeing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As COVID-19 has continued to be part of our current daily lives, kids may be paying more attention to the news and becoming curious enough to ask questions. Learn about how to discuss this issue with your child.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep yourself informed with the most accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19.
Fairfield Medical Center addresses some of the most common COVID-19 myths.
If the resolutions and goals you committed to in January have faded and you find yourself slipping back into old habits, youare not alone.
FMC is working with the Ohio Department of Health to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths in Fairfield County.
Seven years ago, Tracy started a yoga program at FMC for cancer patients, survivors and their support persons.
Flu season is here: do your part to stop the spread of infection.
Surviving the winter blues.
Change is a process, and meeting our goals can take a lot of work. Learn more about how you can stay positive and on track to success through kindness and smart planning.
Fairfield Medical Center is proud to receive, for the second year in a row, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Fairfield Medical Center and the Greenfield Township Fire Department recognized the lifesaving efforts of staff at Matt Taylor Kia.
A new, minimally invasive treatment option for patients living with a common form of valvular heart disease is now being offered at Fairfield Medical Center.
On Friday, Dec. 20, Fairfield Medical Center and the Greenfield Township Fire Department worked together to accomplish a common goal: to increase CPR awareness in the community.
With the help of Fairfield Medical Center’s Diabetes Support Group, Kim Coakley isn’t letting her diagnosis define her.
When pilot Scott Richardson found himself dealing with a medical issue over a holiday weekend, the First Medical Urgent Care was on call to give him the quick treatment he needed.
Students at Fairfield Union have been wearing a lot more pink than red and black this year, and no one is more surprised than the person who inspired it all – middle school librarian Traci Mahler. When Traci was diagnosed with breast cancer right before the start of the school year, she decided to be upfront with her students about the battle she was about to face.