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How Often Should You Visit Your Primary Care Physician?

Everyone knows to see their primary care doctor if they have fever and a sore throat. That’s an easy call. How often you should visit your primary care physician is another matter. There is no set answer, nor timetable for everyone, but there are some guidelines.  » Read more about: How Often Should You Visit Your Primary Care Physician?  »


WMC COVID-19 Resource Center

During this challenging time, Weirton Medical Center is doing everything we can to make sure you and your family stay safe and informed.
Learn more about our response to the pandemic – information about what our practice is doing to keep you and your loved ones safe, how to get care, and understand what you can do to stay safe. Together, we’ll get through this.  » Read more about: WMC COVID-19 Resource Center  »


What To Do If You Suspect Your Child May Have A Concussion

There has been much discussion over the last decade about concussions in professional sports. It has brought more attention to high school and college sports as well. Children are just as vulnerable to getting a concussion, but in other ways. You can’t watch them every minute of the day, so here are some tips about what to do if you suspect your child may have a concussion.  » Read more about: What To Do If You Suspect Your Child May Have A Concussion  »


Don’t Delay Medical Care During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Delaying medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic is like the old phrase “cutting off your nose to spite your face.” Yes, we all understand there is a pandemic and many are frightened of being among people, especially sick people. The problem is you can exacerbate your own medical issues by avoiding care because you are worrying about what could happen. Get treated, and don’t delay medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic.  » Read more about: Don’t Delay Medical Care During The COVID-19 Pandemic  »


The Importance Of Screening And Early Detection

It may feel like we are losing control of many important things lately, but one thing we can be proactive about is our health and staying healthy. Cancer can sneak up on us when we are not paying attention, don’t know what to look for, or skip screenings. If you want to be in control, recognize the importance of screening and early detection.  » Read more about: The Importance Of Screening And Early Detection  »


Why Seniors Should Lift Weights

If it makes you chuckle thinking of your grandmother “pumping iron,” hold that laugh. Lifting weights can be beneficial to anyone over the age of 65. There are benefits for both the body and the mind. Keep reading and no matter your age, you might become an advocate for why seniors should lift weights.  » Read more about: Why Seniors Should Lift Weights  »


Why Getting A Flu Shot This Year Is So Important

In the year of COVID getting a flu shot is especially important. Millions of Americans suffer with flu symptoms every year, and thousands have died each year from the flu. Yes, that’s right, thousands. Only half the population normally gets a flu shot, but there are serious reasons why getting a flu shot this year is so important.  » Read more about: Why Getting A Flu Shot This Year Is So Important  »


The Connection Between Sleep Deprivation And Heart Disease

W.C. Fields once said, “The best cure for insomnia is getting a lot of sleep.” As humans, we spend one third of our lives sleeping, and a really good night’s sleep can have a positive impact on our entire day. What if the opposite is true? Can inadequate sleep cause negative effects especially on our heart? Let’s investigate the connection between sleep deprivation and heart disease.  » Read more about: The Connection Between Sleep Deprivation And Heart Disease  »


Hyperthyroidism And Its Common Symptoms

Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid gland, and its common symptoms can appear like several other conditions, so it’s easily overlooked or sometimes misdiagnosed. Keep reading so you can recognize hyperthyroidism and seek treatment.  » Read more about: Hyperthyroidism And Its Common Symptoms  »


Choking Hazards In Infants And Toddlers

Choking is the leading cause of injuries among young children and infants.  One child in the US dies from choking every five days, and 75% of deaths occur in children under three. Let’s look at common choking hazards in infants and toddlers and what parents can do to prevent it from happening.  » Read more about: Choking Hazards In Infants And Toddlers  »


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