Healthy Living Articles

Updated Visitation Policy – Effective 11/17/20

Visitation Policy The following policies are in place effective November 17, 2020 – 7:00pm: General Guidelines: Pleasant Valley Hospital, as well as...

Comprehensive Health Services Provide a Lifetime of Care for Women

Women take care of many people during their lifetimes: parents, spouses, sons, daughters, grandchildren and others. But all too often, because women...

Breast Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Essential and Safe

Many women have been faced with the decision of whether to skip or postpone routine mammogram screenings during the current pandemic to avoid...

Why Self-Breast Exams are Important

Performing a Self-Breast Exam With about 1 in 8 women developing invasive breast cancer at some point during their lifetime, it is important for...

5 Questions Women Should Ask Their Provider

An annual well woman exam, separate from any other visit for sickness or injury, is an important way to stay informed and promote a pattern of...

Why Self-Breast Exams are Important

Performing a Self-Breast Exam With about 1 in 8 women developing invasive breast cancer at some point during their lifetime, it is important for women to have routine screenings to detect any abnormalities in their breasts. This is because when it comes to the...

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5 Questions Women Should Ask Their Provider

An annual well woman exam, separate from any other visit for sickness or injury, is an important way to stay informed and promote a pattern of preventive care and long-term health. These visits may include immunizations, important diagnostic and health screenings, and...

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2020 & The Importance of Mammogram Screening

2020 has been a year unlike any other. Priorities have shifted. Schedules have changed. But one thing that is still important is your HEALTH. Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths for women in the United States. The good news is, if it’s...

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Breast Cancer: Are You at Risk?

With the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among American women. Risk Factors Some of the most common risk factors for breast cancer include: Getting Older: Most breast cancers are found in women age 55 and older. Family...

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