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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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    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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    Church Fundraiser Benefits Mon Health Cancer Center Wig Bank

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    The Mapletown United Methodist Church in Greensboro, Pa. donated its proceeds to the Mon Health Medical Center Zelda Stein Weiss Cancer Center Wig Bank. The church does an annual fundraising event called a Calendar Party in which they do several things to raise money, including a Chinese Auction with over 120 donated items. They then … Continued

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    Ovarian Cancer Survivor Credit’s Mon Health’s Dr. McBee for Saving Her Life

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    Reflecting on her journey with ovarian cancer, Paige Jubic says she is thankful to this day for Dr. William McBee, a gynecologic oncologist at the Mon Health Cancer Center in Morgantown. “I credit him for saving my life,” she said. When Paige was diagnosed with stage 1C ovarian cancer in 2011, she was a 16-year-old … 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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    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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    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