The Herald-Dispatch Health Source RSS 2014-11-23T17:26:38-05:00 urn:uuid:573cdd98-1cae-46db-a3ce-a2e68bd07475 Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported), except where noted. St. Mary’s Events: The Total Woman to host information-filled event & Ninth Annual Ladies in Pink Luncheon The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:5f417874-3423-4ec6-ad7b-c7e10cc0d652 2014-09-29T11:08:44-04:00 <p> St. Mary&#8217;s The Total Woman program will host its third annual Girls Night Out Thursday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at St. Mary&#8217;s Conference Center, 2825 Fifth Ave. in Huntington. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.</p> You’re invited to this year’s Seniorfest! The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:24352215-8d16-4855-b199-959ed048c7f7 2014-09-22T14:16:54-04:00 <p> SeniorFest, Cabell Huntington Hospital&#8217;s annual event promoting good health for seniors throughout the Tri-State through screenings and information will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the hospital&#8217;s campus.</p> The Mary H. Hodges Joint Replacement Program welcomes Jonathon Salava The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:877e496f-e540-4297-b855-96cb583db0a1 2014-09-08T15:01:28-04:00 <p> The Mary H. Hodges Joint Replacement Program at Cabell Huntington Hospital has once again raised the bar. Jonathon Salava, MD, a fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeon and former orthopedic surgery resident in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has returned to Cabell Huntington Hospital and Marshall Orthopaedics as a hip replacement and revision surgery specialist.</p> PATH to the Cure set for Sept. 28 The Herald-Dispatch urn:uuid:c92230a8-7c8a-4db0-9319-8e5239b054ff 2014-08-25T16:27:45-04:00 <p> As a social worker at St. Mary&#8217;s Medical Center, Ronna Woods is used to giving people support when they need it. But in 2011, it was Woods herself who needed support when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.</p> A frontal approach to back surgery at Cabell Huntington Hospital The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:e9da7c85-50e7-4738-9856-53a31fca26c1 2014-08-11T10:36:49-04:00 <p> Danny Shadd barely remembers life without back pain. It has been 16 years since a work-related injury cost him the enjoyment of daily activities. During that time, he tried countless treatment options.</p> Emergency Care or Urgent Care, St. Mary’s Medical Center has you covered. The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:8e57b313-2af7-44fa-839d-bfe1955457c8 2014-08-11T09:43:03-04:00 <p> Go to St. Mary&#8217;s Urgent Care for a problem that is not life threatening or risking disability, but that has you concerned and you cannot see your doctor soon enough.</p> Show your heart some love. The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:0c26b342-468f-4bee-8f62-c7a6e4fea51c 2014-02-21T11:40:00-05:00 <p> Heart disease and stroke may be preventable and controllable, but they still are two of the three leading causes of death for Americans. At Cabell Huntington Hospital, our team of heart specialists provide preventive screenings, education and treatment for many types of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.</p> Manage to eat dessert with diabetes The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:17d693da-7793-4a3c-9e53-1658c1da3bb7 2013-11-29T07:17:59-05:00 <p> Desserts can be some of the most tempting parts of the holiday season. And, if you are a diabetic, sweets can be a real problem since most of them have a lot of carbohydrates &#8212; even in a small portion.</p> Best food choices for diabetics The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:6c27cbbc-f722-4567-b4ee-cb7f849aa27c 2013-11-08T06:44:54-05:00 <p> If you&#8217;ve been diagnosed with diabetes, one important step to begin immediately is to change the amount of food you are eat&#173;ing and focus on filling your plate with non-starchy vegeta&#173;bles. The goal is to consume smaller portions of starchy foods and meats. TheAmerican Diabetes Association has come up with a method called &#8220;Cre&#173;ate Your Plate&#8221; to help patients choose good meals.</p> Curbing teen binge drinking MEHMET OZ, M.D. and MIKE ROIZEN, M.D. urn:uuid:658a1fff-210e-41b6-b352-6cb5aef4f11a 2013-11-06T06:43:08-05:00 <p> You may think the toga party thrown by Bluto (John Belushi) and his Delta Tau Chi pals in the 1978 movie &#8220;Animal House&#8221; was an exaggeration of adolescent drinking habits for riotously com&#173;ic effects. But a new report makes us wonder, and worry. Interview&#173;ing more than 16,000 high-school seniors, researchers found that 20 percent downed five or more drinks in a row in the past two weeks; 10 percent say they slammed down 10 or more; and almost 6 percent admitted to 15 or more in one long binge. And it&#8217;s not just the boys; now 20 percent of girls are doing it, too.</p>