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The Big Transition

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Chances are, you could be one of the many proud parents of a graduate this year. Whether it be college or high school, the big transition for your academic achiever is nothing to take lightly. For illustration purposes, let’s focus on the average four years of a student in the collegiate stage of life. As a parent or guardian, we take our, seemingly still, babies from their safe, monitored and somewhat controlled life at home and deliver them to unfamiliar territory. In front of this child is a campus full of new faces and undiscovered territory, and very little supervision….

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Paws for a Cause

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There is clearly nothing sweeter or more sincere than the love of a dog. Whether they are rescued, adopted, clumsy puppies or stray, they show up in our lives and stamp pawprints of unconditional love in our hearts. In the US alone, there are an estimated 83.3 million owned dogs. You might be wondering why on earth you are reading about dogs on a medical practice’s website. Well, you’re in for a real treat! It’s no surprise to see service dogs emerging more commonly in public locations. They wear training emblems proudly on their fitted vests and step in toe…

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Beach Bound

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Summer vacations are right around the corner! There are limitless options from lakes to mountains, amusement parks, camping, boating, plane trips and cruises to exotic destinations, and of course, the beach. If you haven’t already decided 2019’s destination yet, here’s something to consider. What if you could pick a vacation area that offered physical health benefits on top of the mental, spiritual, and emotional profit of a week away from reality? We have good news for all those Beach Bums out there. If you suffer from symptoms of COPD and other pulmonary diseases, breathing in ocean air has been found…

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Bless You, Infinity!

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Just like the dust storms rolling through an old western movie, Maryland’s allergy season is imminent. There’s no denying you’re an experienced resident of this beautiful state when the hood of your vehicle is peppered in mustard yellow! The blanket of pollen descends on patio tables, clusters appear in the corners of windows, and buying the high end tissue box becomes a priority to soothe sore noses and watery eyes. After many of us spent the winter hibernating from the cold, the first thing on our minds is to open the windows! Anticipation of letting the sunshine radiate our homes…

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Beating the Winter Blues

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We all have those friends that embrace the cold. They love winter activities like skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and trail runs. These are the type of friends that look at the end of the winter holidays with elation of their adventures to come! Then, there are the rest of us who maintain a countdown clock on our social media pages, letting everyone know how many days remain until spring is sprung! The enthusiasm we feel about warmer months though, is often camouflaged by the depression, balmy temperature-deprived body aches and pains. The good news is, there are things we can…

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Stop and Smell the Roses

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Love is in the air! …For this week, at least. Grocery store aisles are full of red candy filled hearts, gigantic chocolate kisses, truffles and more. For those of us with a sweet tooth, it can make even the fittest of bodies melt into sugar comas. If we’re leaving behind January, the month of resolutions and new gym memberships, why let Brach’s, Hershey and Lindt ruin it? There are alternatives that are just as yummy and affectionate. If you take a look around any store, it’s certainly no surprise to see beautiful roses appear in mass quantities during the month…

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Dry January

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Resolution. Sigh. For some, it brings a new beginning, a new start. For others, it brings the fear of eliminating one of those 2018 habits, and let’s be honest…failing. I mean, how many times have one of us decided to start a new diet on Monday? Seriously, starting on any other day of the week would be permanent sabotage. Monday is the “day”. Or, in this time of year, January 1st, is the “day”! Are you guilty of the obligatory gym membership? Cardio equipment wait times are bogged down every January, with resolutions to finally get in shape! Despite what…

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FPCA becomes a Medicare Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education program

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FPCA becomes a Medicare Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education program through AADE-Accreditation Frederick, MD — FPCA was recently named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization (NAO), certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This will allow people with Diabetes in and around the Frederick area increased access to high-quality diabetes education services. Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. The program…

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Virtual Visits

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Virtual visits are here! Whether on a business trip, stuck behind a desk, or catching a break while the littles are napping, virtual visits are the way of the future, and we’ve made them available to our FPCA patients. Technology has allowed us to treat patients from the comfort of their own home or office, rather than the inconvenience and wait times of scheduled in-office appointments. Using your computer or cellular device, you will be connected through a secure video link, to your provider. Click on the Virtual Visit link at the top right hand corner of this web page…

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National Poison Prevention Week

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When you hear the words poison control, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most of us, it’s the green poison YUCK face! Many people in the ‘older’ generation will remember seeing these fluorescent stickers handed out at school awareness functions, carried home and given to mom and dad to put on the Comet cleaner, and everything else under the (unlocked, no child safety clip) kitchen sink! Thankfully, we have evolved as a nation into more preventative measures that don’t end with just a warning sticker. National Poison Prevention Week was established by Congress in 1961. The goal was…

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