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Skin Cancer Prevention 101

According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 68,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma each year. If you’ve already had any type of skin cancer, you’re at higher risk for developing it again. The best way to lower your risk … Continue reading

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Keep Those Bones Healthy!

In honor of National Osteoporosis Prevention Month, here are three things you can do to help keep your bones healthy. Why is keeping your bones healthy so important? According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, half of all women and a … Continue reading

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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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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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