Health Beat

“Health Beat” is Pocahontas Memorial Hospital’s weekly column in the Pocahontas Times with health news, tips, and information to help you live a healthier life!

RSV Confirmed at PMH

Four cases of Respiratory syncytial virus, more commonly just known as RSV, were confirmed at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in the month of December, according to Lori Riggsby, RN and Director of Service Excellence.  RSV can cause upper respiratory infections (such as colds) and lower respiratory infections (such as bronchitis and pneumonia) in both children and […]

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Antibiotics: Not always the best medicine

It’s that time of year again! It seems like everyone we know is coming down with an illness. Whether it is influenza, pneumonia, an upper respiratory infection, the common cold, or a stomach bug; we all know someone who has something. The first step for many people fighting one of these illnesses is to head […]

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Diabetes Awareness Event Held

National Diabetes Awareness Day was Monday, November 14th.  Diabetes causes more deaths in a single year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Because diabetes is related to so many health problems, two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke.  It is the leading cause of kidney failure and also the […]

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Free Dining with Diabetes Classes to Begin in Hillsboro

Diabetes is a common, serious, and costly disease. Luckily, many complications of diabetes can be controlled and even prevented by making lifestyles changes. The Dining with Diabetes program helps people make these lifestyle changes through clinical testing, nutrition information, recipe demonstrations, exercise, and group support. A new year of Dining with Diabetes classes will begin […]

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Free Derma Facial Views Available through PMH Health Fairs

As the weather warms up, we are spending more and more time outdoors, but how many of us remember to put sun screen on before working in the yard or garden? Pocahontas Memorial Hospital wants to remind people of the importance of protecting themselves from skin cancer – a disease that affects people from every […]

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