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!

100 Miles in 100 Days Returning!

Don’t forget to register for Pocahontas County’s Third Annual “Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days” challenge. This popular program from the West Virginia University Healthcare and Health Sciences Center had over 6,000 people from across the state logging miles in 2014. The program encourages participants to walk at least a mile a day for better […]

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Nutrition Counseling Now Available as Outpatient Service

Good nutrition is a key factor for the health and well-being of all of us. If we want our bodies to feel better, look better, and perform better, we need to feed them properly. As such, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is very pleased to announce its newest service for both inpatients and outpatients – Nutrition Counseling […]

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Know the Signs of a Heart Attack

National Heart Month was designated to raise awareness of the seriousness of heart disease and heart health. Heart disease is the #1 killer of both men and women in West Virginia and it can affect all ages, even young children. Untreated heart disease can lead to heart attacks. It is important for everyone to be […]

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Retinal Eye Exams Now Available at PMH

Through a special telemedicine partnership with Charleston Area Medical Center, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is now very pleased to offer retinal eye exams for people with diabetes or hypertension. Appointments are available on Tuesdays, beginning in February and will be conducted at the PMH Rural Health Clinic. Pictures of the patient’s eyes will be taken at […]

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“Love Your Heart” Potluck Luncheon to be Held February 10th

February is National Heart Health Month. If you have a heart, you could have heart disease. Learn more about this deadly disease and what you can do to keep your heart healthy at a “Love Your Heart” Potluck Luncheon on February 10th at the McClintic Library beginning at 12 noon. Hosted by the WVU Extension […]

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