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.
November marks the first day of National Diabetes Month. Doctors are spreading messages on how to live a healthy lifestyle for those suffering from diabetes.
Community members gathered at the Cortland Mansion as a way to raise money to help those who are uninsured for medical needs.
We'll also learn about self-check exams and why women in their 20s and 30s should do regular check ups.
Women of all ages attended the symposium to listen in on presentations from medical professionals on the latest treatment plans to tackle breast cancer.
Meritus Health has a new center for breast health.
Bras of all kinds were showcased as part of the Designer Cup Challenge, and featured speakers shared their stories of struggle and triumph.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while many think they know the preventative care and methods, WHAG had someone stop by the newsroom this weekend to discuss a few events coming up, and measures you can take to protect yourself.
Hundreds of runners, ranging from all ages, took part in the 5K and Family Fun Day as a way to stay outdoors and remain healthy.
Frederick Regional Health System, Meritus Health and Western Maryland Health System are exploring new initiatives to advance health care reform under The Affordable Care Act.