Health and Safety

OHS Encourages People to Hike Despite the Heat

Even the blazing heat could not stop people from enjoying the Occupational Health Services’ (OHS) most recent Take a Hike event, which promoted healthy living.  

The red, white, and blue–themed, 1.3-mile walk was the fifth such event since 2014 for NCI at Frederick. People got out of their offices to exercise, show off their patriotism, and win prizes.

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New Standards for Diagnosing Hypertension Are Met with Skepticism

Check your blood pressure for free at Occupational Health Services every Tuesday and Thursday as part of Blood Pressure Awareness Month.

Free screening is available every Tuesday during the Farmers’ Market in Building 549 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, and every Tuesday and Thursday in Building 426 from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Sarah Hooper, manager of Occupational Health Services (OHS), said the health of the employees at NCI at Frederick is important to OHS, and OHS staff wants the community to stay informed.

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New Consultant Joins Occupational Health Services’ Team

One of Occupational Health Services’ (OHS') most valuable resources is new medical consultant Anusha Belani, M.D., chief of epidemiology at Frederick Memorial Hospital (FMH).

Belani graduated from the University of Delhi and received her medical degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College in 1979. She is currently the only physician in Frederick County who specializes in infectious diseases. After completing her residency at Sinai Hospital, Belani established her own practice in Frederick in January of 1987.

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