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Why Are Routine Mammograms So Important?

One of the most important imaging tools physicians have at their disposal is a mammogram. They have become vitally important because they save lives. They are so important we now can get one on a mobile mammography bus. Important enough that it’s women’s healthcare practically coming to your door, but why are routine mammograms so important?  » Read more about: Why Are Routine Mammograms So Important?  »


Weirton Medical Center’s Back To School Guide

We are approaching the time when kids and parents start preparing for going back to school. As the time nears, there are numerous tips to prepare and get your kids off to a great start, including Weirton Medical Center’s back to school guide.  » Read more about: Weirton Medical Center’s Back To School Guide  »


WMC Visitation Policy (effective 9/15/21)

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What To Expect If You Have An Abnormal Pap Smear

The first thing you should know if you have an abnormal Pap smear is not to panic. There are many possible causes for an abnormal result, and most of them are not something to get concerned about immediately. If it does happen, here is what to expect if you have an abnormal Pap smear.  » Read more about: What To Expect If You Have An Abnormal Pap Smear  »


The Difference Between Osteopenia And Osteoporosis

How are your bones? Do you know? We are naturally concerned about our blood pressure and possible cancer symptoms, but how often do you consider your bone strength. If you have reached the age of 50, you should become knowledgeable about the difference between osteopenia and osteoporosis.  » Read more about: The Difference Between Osteopenia And Osteoporosis  »


Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Cancer Screenings During The Pandemic

Early in the COVID pandemic, cancer screening centers and outpatient offices were closed. At the same time elective medical procedures were put on hold and suspended to better prioritize urgent care. That is no longer the case, so if you were one of those who had a screening delayed, here are the reasons why you shouldn’t put off cancer screenings during the pandemic even one more day.  » Read more about: Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Cancer Screenings During The Pandemic  »


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?  »


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  »


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