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...

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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Stay Well with an Annual Wellness Exam

It’s never been more important to have an Annual Wellness Exam. OLDER ADULTS, as well as people with severe chronic conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease or diabetes have a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. According to the CDC, the first step...

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