Healthy Living Articles

PVH Welcomes Family Medicine & Pediatric Physician Kylen Whipp, MD

Kylen Whipp, M.D., a family medicine and pediatric physician, is welcoming patients at the Regional Health Center (RHC) at Pleasant Valley Hospital...

Updated Visitation Guidelines – 3/19/2021

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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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What Every Man Should Know About Heart Disease

Understanding Heart Disease in Men According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States. Although this may be a daunting statistic, the good news is that there are some things that men can do to...

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Who is Most at Risk for Heart Disease?

Understanding the Risks of Heart Disease Heart disease, also referred to as cardiovascular disease, is one of the leading causes of death in Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). While the risk of heart disease increases with age, you’re never...

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What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Although many people use the terms cardiac arrest and heart attack interchangeably, they aren’t actually the same. According to the American Heart Association, a heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked, and sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart...

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