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,...

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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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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