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    Mon Health Medical Center HealthFair Relocating, Changing Date

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    To better serve our community, Mon Health Medical Center is changing the date and the location of its annual HealthFair. In 2019, the HealthFair is moving to June 8, out of winter and into late spring. And, the event will move to the Mon Health Medical Center campus. In past years, the HealthFair was at the … Continued

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    Vision changes during pregnancy, Dr. Hamilton can help

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    Mood swings…Food cravings…Vivid dreams… Many would agree that pregnancy is filled with all kinds of strange symptoms. And according to 15 percent of pregnant women, a decline or change in their vision is among them. Dr. William K. Hamilton, Mon Health OBGYN, explains that while odd, this issue is actually common in many pregnancies. “The … Continued

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    Stonewall Jackson Hospital’s Jim Paugh Dedicated to Helping Patient Experience

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    Jim Paugh has been named Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Hospital’s Employee of Month for November 2018. Jim was nominated for the award by his co-workers. “Jim willingly accepts all additional tasks and consistently goes above and beyond to always exceed customer and patient expectations,” one co-worker said. “He is dedicated to providing a safe environment … Continued

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    When Should You See a Doctor for Overactive Bladder

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    Life can feel isolating for those with overactive bladder. But studies show this problem—which affects upwards of 33 million Americans— is more common than you might think. It’s so common, in fact, that most experts believe the statistics revealing 40% of women and 30% of men have the disorder are actually low, says Mon Health … Continued

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    Can the flu increase my risk of heart attack?

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    Becoming ill with the flu is always serious—but for people with certain chronic heart conditions, the flu can turn deadly. New studies show that some patients are six times more likely to have a heart attack during the week after being diagnosed with influenza in comparison to other times of the year. It all has … Continued

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    Why Triglycerides Matter —And How to Lower Them

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    You might already be aware that high blood pressure and cholesterol can wreak havoc on your health. But did you know there’s a third culprit that could threaten your heart health if left unmanaged? Triglycerides, a type of fat found in the blood, play a key role in converting calories into energy between meals. When … Continued

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    8 Common Nutrient Deficiencies

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    Feeling tired, sluggish or having difficulty concentrating? A nutrient deficiency could be to blame, according Ashley Bainbridge, DO, a Mon Health Wedgewood Primary Care physician. “Many of us are lacking essential micronutrients in our diets,” said Dr. Bainbridge. “Certain deficiencies can be the reason you’re feeling ‘off,’ and—if prolonged—can lead to even more serious health … Continued

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    Flu Shots Vital for Families with Young Children

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    The flu affects millions each year in the United States, leading to thousands of hospitalizations and, in some cases, death. And among those affected, children and infants are most vulnerable to the flu’s most severe complications. Luckily, getting a flu shot not only helps protect yourself from the influenza virus but also those most as … Continued

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    ‘The hardest part about having breast cancer was telling my 3-year-old daughter’

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    Telling family and friends you have breast cancer can be tough, but telling your 3-year-old daughter can be even harder. At least that was the case for Amy Pouillon. Amy and her husband Jonathan met with Dr. Willaim Burns, MD, at the Mon Health Surgical Care Suncrest location when he told the couple of the … Continued

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    Meet Mon Health OBGYN’s Midwife: Gail Rock

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    She’s welcomed 2,338 newborns, guiding mothers through every step and season of their pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum experience. Mon Health Certified Nurse Midwife and Lactation Consultant Gail Rock found a calling for midwifery after 14 years of coaching women through birth as a labor and delivery nurse. “Patients would ask me ‘why didn’t you … Continued