Healthy Living Articles

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....

Inclement Weather Notice

UPDATED - Thursday, 2/18/2021   Pleasant Valley Hospital offices and ancillary services are open and operating on regular schedules today, Thursday,...

Community Healthcare Partners Set Plans for Next Public Vaccination Clinics

Point Pleasant, WV…… February 9, 2021 – The Mason County Health Department, Mason County Office of Emergency Services, Pleasant Valley Hospital, and...

Updated Visitation Policy – Effective February 10, 2021

Updated Visitation Guidelines – 2/10/2021 As part of our commitment to the health care of our community, as well as the safety of our patients and...

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...

Common Tanning Misconceptions

There are many falsehoods about tanning that have circulated over the years — and believing these misconceptions can lead to poor skin health. Let’s set the record straight on these top five myths, so you’ll know how to give your skin the proper protection it needs....

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Diabetes Myths Debunked

There are three different types of diabetes — Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational. Each has their own set of characteristics, but they all share two common things — they affect the way your body regulates blood sugar (glucose), and they are surrounded by many...

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Check Your Risk for a Heart Attack

Calcium Buildup is Among Best Predictors of Heart-Attack Risk A simple, 15-minute test is proving vital when it comes to preventive care for serious health events such as heart attacks. Cardiac calcium scoring relies on a CT scan of the chest to determine how much...

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Comprehensive Services to Meet Your Healthcare Needs

Pleasant Valley Hospital is Ready to Meet Your Healthcare Needs with a Comprehensive Range of Medical Services Your world and ours changed this year. We prayed for the best but prepared for the worst. Today, there is good news. As a team, we stood against the...

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Tick Bites

Most tick bites are painless and cause only minor signs and symptoms, such as redness, swelling or a sore on the skin. But some ticks transmit bacteria that cause illnesses, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. In general, to transmit Lyme disease...

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Ways to Stay Active as a Family

In this digital age, it can be difficult for both adults and children alike to unplug from tablets, phones, and video games that have become such a large part of our daily lives. However, making small changes to your daily routine and incorporating ways to stay fit...

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Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

It is important to protect our skin from harmful effects of the sun to reduce the risk of skin cancer by wearing sunscreen and protective clothing. Although skin cancer isn’t entirely preventable, early detection can help prevent it from spreading further and increase...

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The Surprising Benefits of Regular Exercise

You already know that exercise is good for you. From cancer prevention to heart health, there are so many benefits of exercise. Tess Simon, MD shares some surprising ways that getting and staying active can help you lead a long-lasting, healthier life!   Get In...

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