Flu season is in full swing, and reports indicate this year's flu vaccine might not be as effective because of a new strain of the disease. Despite the warning, officials say it is still important to get the flu shot.
The Joint Works Program has been around since 2005. Dr. Robert Fisher, an orthopedic surgeon at Frederick Memorial Hospital, said patients who go through the procedure generally wish to eliminate pain, swelling or loss of motion.
This distinction has placed Frederick Memorial Hospital at the top third of hospitals in the country. Frederick Memorial is just one of the 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve this.
Meritus Medical Center has shared a partnership with the Living Legacy Foundation for over three decades, honoring those who have been willing to donate an organ.
Forensic nurses at Frederick Memorial Hospital have helped several patients recover from domestic violence and sexual abuse.
The pediatric unit at Frederick Memorial Hospital is a lot more colorful, after nearly 80 murals were donated and installed throughout the halls and patients' rooms.
Kelly Llewelyn of Meritus Medical Center sat down with WHAG's Carmen Chau to discuss some preventative methods on seniors falling inside and outside of the home.
With 90 volunteers expected to participate this year, the event is aimed towards those who are insured or underinsured. An entire portion of this year's event will be dedicated to dental services.
WHAG's Carmen Chau sat down with Dr. Mark Soberman, medical director of Frederick Memorial Hospital's Oncology Department to discuss the importance of lung screenings.
WHAG'S Carmen Chau sat down with Heidi Brown, director of Frederick Memorial's Home Health Services to discuss the services the program offers to its patients.
Patty Hurwitz was diagnosed with breast cancer 15 years ago and today, she hopes her story will provide a glimmer of hope and inspiration.
The hospital's thrift shop is a fundraising method to raise money towards hospital equipment, patient care programs and scholarships.
Frederick Memorial Hospital has been using 3D mammography on their patients since 2013, and it has proven to detect early cancerous tissues within the breasts.
At 400 lbs in 2011, one Frederick man went under the knife to make a life changing decision by getting gastric bypass surgery.
In order to determine whether Medicare will cover the costs or not, it is important to find out if you are an inpatient or outpatient. At the hospital, patients get a letter telling them which one they are.
The blood drive started at 9:30 a.m. and residents have plenty of time to come out. The event ends at 7 p.m. Friday. The Blitz was created to receive blood donations during the summer, when the Red Cross says is the time they get the least amount of donations.
Recently, Meritus Health's Learning Center in Hagerstown has been awarded with Maryland Excels Check Level Five by the Maryland State Department of Education.
It is a topic many women cringe at once their gynecologists bring it up, as they find it embarrassing or uncomfortable.
WHAG's Carmen Chau sat down with Kathy Anderson, a yoga instructor of Frederick Memorial Hospital to discuss the benefits of doing yoga.
"We've seen a good number of ATV accidents, as well as stings leading to anaphylaxis, which is an allergic reaction, as well as a good number of heat-related illnesses of people who have been left in cars," said Dr. Roy.
WHAG's Carmen Chau sat down with Shanna Figgins, a tobacco educator at Frederick Memorial Hospital, to discuss managing your COPD.
The new name is called Trivergent Health Alliance, and Raymond Grahe has been named chief executive officer.
WHAG's Carmen Chau sat down with Dr. Samina Anwar, a neurologist with Meritus Medical Center to talk about the symptoms and treatment of a stroke.
The Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles of Washington County (HEAL) is promoting a campaign called "Rethink your Drink" to get the community to drink more water.
WHAG's Carmen Chau sat down with Dr. Neil Roy on what should be reasons to visit an emergency room and a your regular walk-in clinic.
WHAG's Carmen Chau sat down with Dr. Cepero and Denise Apple of Meritus Health to discuss the hospital's efforts in acknowledging the hard work of their nurses.
WHAG's Carmen Chau sat down with Anne Morton of Frederick Memorial Hospital on how to detect if you have arrhythmia and how to treat it.
WHAG's Carmen Chau sat down with Tom Shupp of Frederick Memorial Hospital to discuss the dangers of a stroke and how it can be prevented.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and officials with Meritus Health have been working hard to lower the number of child abuse cases in Washington County.
A seminar was hosted by the hospital for those interested in learning about COPD, a top killer of Americans in lung disease.
WHAG's Carmen Chau sat down with Kathy Grife from Frederick Memorial Hospital to discuss the third leading cause of death in Americans - COPD.
Approximately 50 community members were invited to a colon health seminar to learn about the warning signs and preventative methods of colon cancer.
The exercise facility is overlooked by a full-time registered nurse who monitors patients' medical conditions.
The Promotion Fitness Program for Frederick Memorial has helped people ages 50 and older recover from cardiac problems.
Meritus Health was chosen as one of the many accountable care organizations in the nation, providing additional access to quality healthcare.
February is Cardiac Health Month and WHAG's Carmen Chau discusses the topic with Kristen Fletcher of Frederick Memorial Hospital.
In honor of National Wear Red Day, physicians and the public were invited to educate themselves on heart disease and prevention.
Heart disease is the number killer of women in the nation and Meritus Health promoted heart health awareness through its evening event.
According to doctors at Meritus Medical Center, they have already seen some cases of hypothermia this year. And it does not take long for it to set in during these extreme winter conditions.
As part of WHAG's Better Together "Healthier Lifestyles" theme, Carmen Chau sat down with Tammy Norris, wellness manager of Frederick Memorial Hospital about weight management.
Tammy Norris, wellness manager at Frederick Memorial Hospital sat down with Carmen Chau to discuss the importance of managing your diabetic condition.
For our January Better Together theme, it is "Healthy Lifestyles" and Cathy Thomas from Meritus Health discusses the importance of breast cancer screening.
A cardiologist from Hagerstown Heart and Meritus Health sat down with WHAG's Carmen Chau to discuss the benefits of cholesterol lowering drugs.
Doctors and nurses invited the community to listen in on presentations regarding lung cancer detection, advancements in technology and prevention tips.
Tim Higgins, a diabetes education of Meritus Health sat down with WHAG to discuss the struggles his diabetic patients endure and how to enjoy your holiday meal without worrying about your condition.
"With some recent studies it's actually been shown that people who get the flu shot actually have a lower risk of having heart attack, strokes especially people who have a history of coronary artery disease," said Dr. Chris Vaccari, cardiologist, Hagerstown Heart.
"About 14 percent of the population in Cumberland that has diabetes knows they have diabetes. There's another percentage that they don't know they have diabetes," said Tammy Keating, nurse practitioner.
Dr. Paul Chomiak, a thoracic surgeon from the Frederick Memorial Cancer Treatment Center joined us in the studio Sunday for a special segment on lung health in this week's News You Can Use.
Patients of all ages and health professionals gathered at the Frederick Memorial Crestwood Center to address the importance of keeping diabetes under control.
"I'm really excited to make this space really functional for cancer patients. We're looking at dividing the room and creating a special quiet area with flat screen TV and teaching videos that we could show," Lopp said.