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Common Food Allergies & How to Manage Them

Discovering a new food allergy in yourself or a family member can do a number on your usual cooking and eating routine. Adjusting to this new limitation can seem overwhelming at first, but no matter what allergy you are trying … Continue reading

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How an Occupational Therapist Can Help You

After a surgery or injury, many patients seek help from a Physical Therapist while retraining their muscles and bodies to perform at their full ability again. A lesser-used form of assistance during these tough transitional periods is Occupational Therapy. Whether … Continue reading

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What Happens in the Cardiac Cath Lab?

If you have experienced heart problems or have been diagnosed with a heart condition, you can likely benefit from the procedures available in a cardiac catheterization lab. A cardiac catheterization is used to help physicians diagnose heart disease in patients. … Continue reading

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Can You Spot a Concussion?

Concussions are brain injuries inflected by direct trauma to the skull. Many times victims do not know they are experiencing a concussion. It’s important to know how to spot a concussion to help prevent the situation from getting worse.  Check … Continue reading

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Great Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

Has your doctor informed you that you need to start working on lowering your cholesterol level? Don’t panic. High cholesterol can lead to serious health risks including heart disease, but you can take simple steps to lower your level with … Continue reading

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Meet the Nurses of Oak Hill Hospital

When you visit Oak Hill Hospital, you’ll see our nurses working in every department. One may be taking a patient’s medical history, while another may be talking to a concerned family. They care for cancer, cardiology and stroke patients, people … Continue reading

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Colon Cancer: Screening and Treatment

Colon cancer is a disease that can develop in your body without a trace or a symptom of its existence until it’s very late in the game. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are over 50,000 colon cancer fatalities in the … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Preventing Back Pain

Most Americans will experience chronic back pain at some point in their lives. This common ailment can make everyday activities difficult to participate in or enjoy. Even low-activity desk jobs can become disrupted by severe back pain. While many suffer through these … Continue reading

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What to Expect from a Mammogram

Once a woman hits 40, the National Cancer Institute recommends that she begin routine mammograms to screen for breast cancer. Although most women know this, many put off making this crucial appointment because of anxiety about the screening. Not knowing … Continue reading

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Do You Need Knee Surgery?

Many people begin to notice certain pains and stiffness in their joints as they age. The knees are one of the most common joints to experience injury or to suffer from arthritis. Depending on the level of discomfort a patient … Continue reading

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