Healthy Living Articles

Updated Visitation Guidelines – 8/16/21

As part of our commitment to the health care of our community, as well as the safety of our patients and employees, Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH)...

Welcome Sam Badran, MD, FACOG, Surgical Gynecologist!

Pleasant Valley Hospital is pleased to welcome Sam Justin Badran, M.D., FACOG, gynecologist to its Medical Staff. Dr. Badran is a fellowship-trained...

Welcome Ophthalmologist Matthew Thompson, MD!

Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH) is pleased to welcome Matthew Thompson, MD, ophthalmologist from West Virginia Eye Consultants to its Medical Staff....

Updated Visitation Guidelines – 7/6/21

As part of our commitment to the health care of our community, as well as the safety of our patients and employees, Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH)...

3D Mammography Offered at PVH

During the months of June and July, the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Pleasant Valley Hospital is reminding women to schedule their yearly,...

Welcome Sam Badran, MD, FACOG, Surgical Gynecologist!

Pleasant Valley Hospital is pleased to welcome Sam Justin Badran, M.D., FACOG, gynecologist to its Medical Staff. Dr. Badran is a fellowship-trained surgical gynecologist experienced in the latest technology of small incision, laparoscopic surgeries for women. He also...

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Welcome Ophthalmologist Matthew Thompson, MD!

Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH) is pleased to welcome Matthew Thompson, MD, ophthalmologist from West Virginia Eye Consultants to its Medical Staff. Dr. Thompson is a cataract surgeon trained in the latest technology of small-incision cataract surgery. Dr. Thompson, a...

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3D Mammography Offered at PVH

During the months of June and July, the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Pleasant Valley Hospital is reminding women to schedule their yearly, routine screening mammogram. Screening mammograms are free for those with insurance and $100 during the months of June...

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Colorectal Cancer Screenings Now Start at Age 45

Did you know that more people under the age of 50 are now being diagnosed with colon cancer more than ever before? In fact, that age group is the only group seeing an increase in cancer cases. That’s why the American Cancer Society now recommends people at average...

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The Head-to-Toe Benefits of Yoga

For centuries, yoga enthusiasts have boasted about the physical and mental health benefits of the discipline. Now, more than ever, people are using yoga as a way to relax and de-stress. However, you don’t have to be an expert to cash in on the healthy extras! So,...

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Who is at Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

While colorectal cancer is more prevalent among adults over 45, it can still affect anyone — which is why it’s important to understand the risk factors and be proactive in prevention. Although any type of cancer, including colorectal cancer, cannot be prevented...

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The Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer, but it doesn’t have to be. There is strong scientific evidence that screening for colorectal cancer beginning at age 45 saves lives! Both men and women can get colorectal cancer, and the risk increases with age....

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Stay Healthy and Safe This Winter

Staying healthy and safe in the winter requires some extra caution. “The main concern for most is falls, especially for older adults,” says Dr. Nisar Amin, internal medicine physician at Pleasant Valley Hospital’s Regional Health Center. “That means taking extra...

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Signs of Heart Disease in Women

Heart disease is often thought of as a men’s health issue, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Women may not always experience the classic symptoms such as chest...

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