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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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    Nursing is Leah Bowen’s True Calling

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    Morgantown native Leah Bowen knew nursing was her true calling. But it was while she was enrolled in a college graduate program for education. “I opted to go the education route first but ultimately decided that my true calling was nursing,” she said. “When my grandmother was sick, I helped take care of her. My … Continued

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    Meet Morgantown Native and Mon Health OBGYN Erica Arthurs

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    Growing up, Dr. Erica Arthurs witnessed firsthand how special doctor-patient relationships were each time she went out in public with her dad, Mon Health Wedgewood Primary Care’s Dr. Brian Arthurs. So when it came time to choose a career path, the decision was simple. “I would always see patients and families of patients coming up … Continued

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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. Dec. 17, 2018: Mon Health OGBYN Dr. Candi McCullough Dec. 10, 2018: Mon Health Heart & Vascular Cardiologist Brad Warden Dec. 3, 2018: Preston Memorial Hospital’s Melissa Lockwood, CEO and president, and Jennifer Nestor, … 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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    Mon Health Medical Center Nurse Kelley Moody Takes Pride in Caring for Patients

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    Each morning as nurse Kelley Moody gets ready for her job at Mon Health Medical Center, she reflects on a small round object – her grandmother’s nursing school pin. “This pin is at least 50 years old,” Kelley said. “It was my grandmothers who went to nursing school at St. Luke’s School of Nursing over … 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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    Postpartum Recovery Period Checklist

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    Your hospital bag might be packed with newborn must-haves, but does it include everything you need to heal after delivery? Your hospital or birth center may or may not provide a few mesh panties, pads and topical treatments for healing. But just in case you don’t head home with a starter kit—and because it’s always … Continued