At The Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center Blog you'll find information you can use to improve your overall health and well-being, and stories about our amazing patients and Healthcare Heroes serving our community.

Try These Steps to Defuse Holiday Stress

November 15, 2022

Put self-care at the top of your to-do list. Identify when stress is affecting you and how you can manage it.

Stay Safe This Flu Season

November 15, 2022

Don’t miss any of the holiday cheer, avoid the flu this year.

Prediabetes Is Common, Often Overlooked, and Dangerous

November 7, 2022

It’s more common than you know. Learn how to avoid it turning into diabetes.

5 Ways Quitting Smoking Can Improve Your Life

October 31, 2022

Sometimes the big health reasons to quit smoking are not enough. These small perks might be the push you need to make the commitment.

Your Breast Cancer Screening Questions Answered

September 29, 2022

Is getting a mammogram at the top of your to-do list? If not, schedule it now. It may save your life!

Depression and Aging: Know the Facts

September 29, 2022

Depression is the most prevalent mental health problem among older adults and can lead to a decline in physical, mental and social functioning.

The To-Do Item Men Shouldn't Forget

August 31, 2022

Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer among American men, and often progresses with few outward signs. Screening for it is important.

The 10-Minute Test That Could Save Your Life

August 30, 2022

When it comes to maintaining heart health, early detection and prevention are key. This simple test can uncover a dangerous condition.

Get Your Kids Off to a Healthy Start This School Year

August 1, 2022

These recommendations can help ensure that your child is ready to learn and perform their best the entire year.

The Best Ways to Deal with Back Pain

July 31, 2022

It's the No. 1 cause of disability worldwide. Learn how to better deal with it.

Protect Yourself While Enjoying the Summer Sun

June 10, 2022

Want to protect yourself from skin cancer while enjoying the summer sun? Checkout these timely tips to indulge in the sun safely.

Summer Safety Essentials

May 12, 2022

Paying attention to the most common types of injury can help keep you and your family safe while getting the most out of the warm months ahead.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Mental Health

May 10, 2022

COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on mental health. If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, here are ways to identify issues and get help.

9 Essential Screenings for Men

May 10, 2022

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month! Regular check-ups and screenings can help men stay healthy by indicating preventive health needs and catching issues before they become more serious.

5 Ways to Lessen Seasonal Allergies

April 22, 2022

Whether your allergy symptoms are frustrating or debilitating, there are steps you can take to enjoy rather than dread spring.

Recognition for our Remarkable Nurses

April 22, 2022

Nurses are on the frontline of most every healthcare interaction, from emergencies to routine checkins, and their lifesaving work has an incredible impact on patients, their families and communities as a whole. We celebrate nurses everywhere during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

Take Control of Your Neurological Health

March 25, 2022

Knowing what’s happening in your head could save your life.

When You Need Care, Make the Smart Choice

March 25, 2022

Learn when to visit the emergency room versus urgent care.

Is Diabetes Putting You at Risk for Chronic Wounds?

February 15, 2022

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, talk to your doctor about ways to address and prevent chronic wounds associated with the disease, such as diabetic foot care. 

Joint Replacement – Is It for You?

February 15, 2022

If you suffer from chronic joint pain and medications are no longer working, you may be a candidate for joint replacement.

Could You Have Atrial Fibrillation?

January 12, 2022

What to know about this sometimes silent condition.

Heart Attack Symptoms – What’s Different for Men and Women

January 12, 2022

Knowing the signs and symptoms can save your life!

Could You Have Seasonal Depression?

December 16, 2021

Winter blahs and holiday stress have you down? Read more for helpful strategies to lighten your mood.

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 16, 2021

Want a fresh start for 2022? Create realistic, reasonable goals to set yourself up for success.

An Active Life, Unexpectedly on Hold

August 17, 2020

When Jeannie Smith had a wound that wouldn’t heal, she turned to the Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center at Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center. There she found the treatment she needed, at a convenient, close-to-home location.

End-of-Summer Heart Health

July 30, 2020

A healthy heart is vital to good health. And while heart disease, unfortunately, remains the leading cause of death in the United States, there are things you can do to help keep this all-important organ in top form.

Community Steps up With Overwhelming Show of Support

May 21, 2020

As Fort Duncan rises to the challenge of treating those diagnosed with COVID-19, our community has shown their support in inspiring ways.

Ask the Doctor: Advanced Treatment for Diabetic Wounds

May 19, 2020

Hyperbaric Medical Director Ruben de Los Santos, MD, shares insights on advanced treatments for stubborn wounds, including those related to diabetes.

Health Screenings for Every Stage of a Man's Life

May 17, 2020

Routine physicals and preventive screenings are a key part of maintaining good health. See the screenings recommended for every stage of a man's life.

A Closer Look at Viruses

May 14, 2020

A timely primer on viruses, including how your body fights them off, what makes them different from bacteria, and why COVID-19 is considered "novel."