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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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    Mon Health Medical Center Offers Innovative Virtual Reality Art Therapy to Combat Opioid Abuse and Reduce Pain

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    Mon Health Medical Center, a leading community hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, is creating a meaningful impact for its patients undergoing surgery, opioid addiction, and soon cancer treatment through its new virtual reality arts program. The innovative therapy is currently implemented within Urology with plans to introduce it in the infusion center as well as … Continued

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    Can drinking vinegar lower glucose levels for type 2 diabetics?

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    From weight loss and food preservation to medicinal and disinfectant properties, vinegar has a long list of health claims and sworn benefits. While science has yet to back some of them, many studies show that its use in lowering blood glucose may actually hold truth. Researchers in a study published n the Diabetes Care journal … Continued

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    3 Steps to a Healthier On-the-go Breakfast

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    In between getting dressed, packing lunches and keeping the kids on schedule, mornings can feel chaotic. While a wholesome morning meal sounds like an impossible task, Mon Health Medical Center Dietitian, Robin Redd, takes the brain work out of a healthy breakfast by offering simple tips that even the busiest of families can enjoy. “A … Continued

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    The Keto Diet—Is it worth the hype?

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    The keto diet has become a popular way to lose weight —but is it worth the hype? Mon Health Diabetes Education Coordinator, Andrea McCarty, explains the science behind keto and why it may not be the most effective way to keep the weight off. Everywhere you look, low-carb lifestyles are growing in popularity among those … Continued

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    Can opioids damage the heart?

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    With drug overdose deaths climbing to over 70,000 per year, the damage both prescription and illicit opioids cause when abused is well documented. Now studies are questioning if prescription opioids have the potential to cause damage when used as directed for chronic, long-term pain. And according to the research, the answer is yes. “Opioids are … Continued

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    Are You More Likely to have a Stroke in Cold Weather?

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    In many areas around the globe, researchers have found that as temperatures drop, the number of strokes begins to rise. A recent German study revealed that those with a pre-existing “higher cardiovascular risk” had a 30 percent increased chance for stroke in colder weather. And with stroke ranking as the fifth leading cause of death … Continued