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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

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    What you need to know about coronary artery disease (CAD)

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    Your heart is responsible for circulating thousands of gallons of blood through your body each day. The heart acts as the pump and the coronary arteries are responsible for bringing blood to the heart muscle so it can do its job said Dr. Bradford Warden, Mon Health Cardiologist. And if those tubes become blocked, the … Continued

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    6 Steps to a Better Night’s Sleep

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    A third of adults in the United States report getting less than the recommended seven hours of sleep per night, according to the CDC. And while the occasional restless night may be nothing more than a minor setback, chronic sleep deprivation can be dangerous and detrimental to your health, says Mon Health Pulmonary Care Pulmonologist … Continued

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    Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Awards 2019 Scholarships

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    In 2002, Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH) created the M. William Adler Healthcare Scholarship to honor the late William Adler, a Weston businessman, historian, and long-time member of the SJMH board of directors.  The scholarship organizers knew that with Adler’s love of education and the local hospital, a scholarship was the perfect way to honor … Continued

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    Mon Health Medical Center Patient Test Drives Virtual Reality Art Program; Travels the World While Undergoing IV Treatment

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    Karen Buckton woke up in Rock Cave, WV, on Feb. 12, but by 3 p.m., she had painted artwork inside a gallery in Argentina, explored the French Quarter in New Orleans and conversed with Don Knotts on High Street. Buckton, a patient at the Mon Health Zelda Stein Weiss Cancer Center, was the first cancer … Continued

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    West Virginia 1 of 3 States to Require Childhood Vaccinations

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    While some states allow for exemptions, West Virginia remains one of three to require child immunizations regardless of religious or personal objections. Currently, any child entering a public school or state-regulated child care center must receive immunizations for chickenpox, hepatitis-b, measles, meningitis, mumps, diphtheria, polio, rubella, tetanus and whooping cough. Vaccines save lives. According to … Continued

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    8 Ways to Manage Period Cramps

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    Your period might be the culprit in a few seriously uncomfortable symptoms each month—and for more than half of all menstruating women, painful cramps are one of them. Fortunately, according to Mon Health OBGYN, Dr. Kerri Hall, women suffering from period cramps have many available options to manage symptoms and cope with pain. “Menstrual cramps … Continued

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    Wig Bank Helps Boost Cancer Patients’ Morale

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    Nearly three weeks after her second round of chemotherapy, Joyce Wassick of Bruceton Mills, looks like she has more hair than she’s ever had before. “It’s nice to be able to look into the mirror and look good, even though I may not feel well,” said Joyce, a cancer patient at the Mon Health Medical … Continued