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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. March 11, 2019: Mon Health Vice President of Human Resources Melissa Shreves and Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital Director of Human Resources Thomas Burwell Listen to Mon Health Talk on WAJR 104.5 FM and … 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

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    Signs and Symptoms of Childhood Eating Disorders

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    Would you know if your child is suffering from an eating disorder? Dr. Vincent P. Kolanko, Mon Health Pediatrician, weighs in on not-so-obvious signs and symptoms that your child may need help. Picky appetites, changing moods and occasional self-conscious feelings. These can all be normal, temporary behaviors in children or teens as they grow. But … Continued

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    5 Heart Disease Myths and Misconceptions

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    Dr. Samantha Crites, a Cardiologist at the Mon Health Heart and Vascular Center, busts five myths and misconceptions surrounding heart disease risks, signs and symptoms. 5 heart disease myths debunked Myth #1: Heart disease mostly affects men. Many women don’t know that their risk for heart disease can be just as high as men’s–and it … Continued

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    High Blood Pressure? Some Cold Medicines May be Dangerous

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    If you’ve been hit with a cold, one of the first things you might do to reduce coughing, sneezing and congestion is head to the pharmacy for cold symptom relief. As with any type of medication, over-the-counter cold remedies come with their own side effects. And if you have high blood pressure, you should be … Continued

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    Peripartum Cadiomyopathy – A Rare but Deadly Threat to Pregnant and Postpartum Women

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    Dr. Samantha Crites, Mon Health Cardiologist, and Dr. Shane Prettyman, Mon Health OBGYN, weigh in on a rare, but sometimes silent and deadly threat to pregnant and postpartum women. What is peripartum cardiomyopathy? Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is heart failure that occurs during pregnancy or immediately after childbirth. It is rare and varies in severity—with mild … Continued

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    Feeling Off After Delivery? Your Thyroid May Be To Blame

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    It’s no secret that pregnancy and childbirth send a woman’s body through a rollercoaster of new changes. But did you know that 5 to 10 percent of new mothers struggle with symptoms of postpartum thyroiditis—an inflammation of the thyroid that occurs after pregnancy? What is postpartum thyroiditis? “‘Thyroiditis’ simply means inflammation of the thyroid, which … Continued

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    Postpartum? Find the Birth Control Option Right for You

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    During pregnancy or soon after delivery, you may wonder when you should resume birth control and which method is right for you. According to Gail Rock, Mon Health Certified Nurse Midwife, choosing a postpartum birth control method depends on a few important factors. “You’re still fertile in the weeks following childbirth, so you need to … Continued

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    Zika Virus Still a Threat to Pregnant Women

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    Although news coverage is minimal, the Zika virus remains a threat to women who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. While the Zika virus doesn’t originate in the United States, pregnant women who plan to travel need to know the risks, according to Dr. Candi McCullough, Mon Health OBGYN. “Overall, Zika is still considered … Continued

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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