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    Five ways to lower your risk for breast cancer

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    More than 330,000 men and women will be diagnosed with some form of breast cancer this year. And while cancer does not discriminate, according to Dr.Ihtishaam Qazi, Mon Health Oncologist, there are certain factors that may increase or decrease your risk for developing breast cancer throughout your lifetime. “It’s unfortunate, but there is no surefire … 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. Sept. 30, 2019: David Goldberg, President and CEO of Mon Health Sept. 16, 2019: Jacqueline Gay, Wound Care Specialist Sept. 9, 2019: Dr. Richard Smith, Cardiologist July 22, 2019: Dr. Carl Barosso, Cardiothoracic and … Continued

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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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    Lung Cancer Screening Program Aims to Improve Survival Rate

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    Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., and a low-cost screening program at Mon Health Medical Center is a proven method to reduce the risk of death from lung cancer. Mon Health’s Lung Cancer Screening Program uses a low-dose CT scan of the chest. This scan minimizes radiation exposure … 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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    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