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,...

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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Healthy Tips for Dealing with COVID Stress

We don’t have to tell you that there are many reasons you could be experiencing COVID-19 stress right now: You’re afraid for your health and the health of those around you. Social distancing causes feelings of anxiety and isolation. You might be worried about the...

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What You Should Know About Concussions

As fall sports kick off in our region, hot topics within sports medicine begin to resurface. One of the most discussed and studied subjects over the last decade is concussions. So, what do you need to know about them? A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that...

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Wellness and COVID-19

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 to...

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What are Age Spots?

What are Age Spots? Also known as “sunspots” or “liver spots,” age spots are caused by sun exposure and can be most prevalent on the face, back, back of the hands, shoulders, and arms. Skin cancer growths could be mistaken as age spots, which is why it's crucial to...

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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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