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Aug. 25, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

PATH to the Cure set for Sept. 28

As a social worker at St. Mary’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.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 10:36 AM

A frontal approach to back surgery at Cabell Huntington Hospital

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.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 09:43 AM

Emergency Care or Urgent Care, St. Mary’s Medical Center has you covered.

Go to St. Mary’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.


Feb. 21, 2014 @ 11:40 AM

Show your heart some love.

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.


Nov. 29, 2013 @ 07:17 AM

Manage to eat dessert with diabetes

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 — even in a small portion.


Nov. 08, 2013 @ 06:44 AM

Best food choices for diabetics

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, one important step to begin immediately is to change the amount of food you are eat­ing and focus on filling your plate with non-starchy vegeta­bles. The goal is to consume smaller portions of starchy foods and meats. TheAmerican Diabetes Association has come up with a method called “Cre­ate Your Plate” to help patients choose good meals.


Nov. 06, 2013 @ 06:43 AM

Curbing teen binge drinking

You may think the toga party thrown by Bluto (John Belushi) and his Delta Tau Chi pals in the 1978 movie “Animal House” was an exaggeration of adolescent drinking habits for riotously com­ic effects. But a new report makes us wonder, and worry. Interview­ing 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’s not just the boys; now 20 percent of girls are doing it, too.


Oct. 25, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Cancer survival rates can vary depending on several factors

Who survives cancer and why do some people survive it and others don't? There are many factors that influence cancer survival rates, including the type of cancer, stage at diagnosis, treatment given and other factors, such as country.


Sep. 24, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Healthy classes, programs and screenings


Sep. 23, 2013 @ 12:15 AM

Reducing early-onset dementia risks

When you look at the cover of a magazine in the grocery store (and the picture isn't Dr. Oz), do you ever mutter, "Who's that?" It could just be a matter of generational "Star Gaposis." Your granddaughter couldn't pick Barbra Streisand out of a lineup, and you haven't a clue about who Amanda Bynes is. But there are specific memory lapses that indicate you are at risk for early-onset dementia (before age 65).