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    Fast, effective treatment for enlarged prostate at Mon Health Medical Center

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    Having BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia can feel uncomfortable and isolating. But it’s so common, according to the Urology Care Foundation, that half of all men between the ages of 51 and 60 experience it—and up to 90% of men over age 80 have it, too. “BPH is essentially an enlarged prostate,” says Dr. J.S. … Continued

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    Mon Health nurse practitioner welcomes second child at West Virginia’s first Baby-Friendly birth facility

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    When it came time to choose where to receive prenatal care and give birth to her second baby, Mon Health Nurse Practitioner, Stephanie Bartlett, says the decision was simple.  “I delivered my first child at Mon in 2017, and the entire experience from the moment we walked into the time we were discharged home was … Continued

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    Mon Health Talk Radio Show on WAJR

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    Listen to Mon Health Talk on WAJR 104.5 FM and 1440 AM every Monday starting at 8:30 a.m. or stream online. July 22, 2019: Dr. Carl Barosso, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon July 8, 2019: Dr. Kerri Hall, OBGYN July 1, 2019: Dr. William T. McClellan, a plastic surgeon  June 24, 2019: Tricia Julian, Mon Health … Continued

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    SJMH’s Susan Carpenter provides compassionate care to cardiac rehab patients

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    Cardiac Rehabilitation’s Susan Carpenter has been selected as Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for June 2019. She began employment at the hospital in 1999 in the Physical Therapy Department. She and her husband, Kevin, live on Sauls Run Road with their canine companions — two Jack Russells named Butchie and Scrappy, and … Continued

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    Top 6 Health Risks Affecting Men

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    How long has it been since your last checkup? Here are six health risks men face and why seeing your doctor regularly plays a vital role in staying healthy. #1. Heart disease. More than 600 million people die of heart disease each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and more … Continued

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    Mon Health Urology Patient Perseveres through Four Battles with Cancer

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    West Virginia native, Steve Hovatter, was just 33-years-old when he learned he might only have eight years to live. With four children, the youngest a two-year-old daughter, Hovatter feared he wouldn’t even make it to see her attend junior high. That was more than three decades ago. Now, at age 65, Hovatter spends his days … Continued

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    Hernias: Types, Causes, and When to See a Doctor

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    Hernias can happen to anyone. Dr. C. Andrew Heiskell, Mon Health Medical Center General Surgeon, discusses the different types of hernias, in addition to their causes, treatments, and when you should see a doctor. What is a hernia? A hernia is a bulge caused by an organ, often the intestine, pushing through a hole or … Continued

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    How does alcohol affect diabetes?

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    For healthy adults, some research suggests an occasional adult beverage provides heart health benefits. But what if you have diabetes? According to Andrea McCarty, Mon Health Diabetes Education Coordinator, you may not have to give up your favorite glass of red wine just yet—but you should be well-informed and clear it with your doctor, first. … Continued

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    6 Early Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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    Many of us feel occasional aches or discomfort as we age. But for people with rheumatoid arthritis, pain and stiffness can be lifelong and debilitating. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, autoimmune inflammatory disorder that affects each person differently. It occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the cells in the lining of joins, … Continued

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    9 Meal Planning Tips for Picky Eaters

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    Picky eating is common for little ones. Luckily, parents and caregivers can make simple changes at mealtime to increase the likelihood of kids’ trying new foods, says Andrea McCarty, Mon Health Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Education Coordinator. “It can be frustrating when children refuse to eat the foods we offer,” said McCarty. “But try … Continued