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5 First Steps Following a Cancer Diagnosis

Sadness, worry, and fear are just some of the emotions that engulf a person who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. It is easy to become overwhelmed and paralyzed when you hear those dreaded words, which is why the team at Weirton Medical Center has compiled a list of 5 immediate to-dos that can help you move forward and face the challenges ahead.  » Read more about: 5 First Steps Following a Cancer Diagnosis  »


6 Frequent Causes for Feeling Lightheaded

Many of us have had the experience of feeling lightheaded when getting up from a sitting position too quickly or maybe after skipping breakfast or lunch. Usually it passes quickly, and we forget about it. Feeling lightheaded may be nothing serious, but let’s look at these 6 frequent causes, and when you should be concerned.  » Read more about: 6 Frequent Causes for Feeling Lightheaded  »


Preventing Breast Cancer in Your Everyday Life

Do you wake up every morning thinking about preventing breast cancer in your everyday life? We seriously doubt it, but if you are someone with a higher risk for breast cancer due to your family or your age, maybe you should consider paying more attention to preventative strategies. There are some simple and specific changes you can make to help lower your risk for breast cancer.  » Read more about: Preventing Breast Cancer in Your Everyday Life  »


How Your Fingernails Can Show Signs of Disease

Many women prefer to paint their fingernails in a rainbow of different colors, but what is hiding beneath the colorful polish could be informative. Carefully observe your nails between your next manicure to learn how your fingernails can show signs of disease.  » Read more about: How Your Fingernails Can Show Signs of Disease  »


What Your Stool Color Says About Your Health

We all want to be those people, right? The ones who maintain the perfect diet and have the most consistent bowel movement schedule, never having to worry about anything going wrong. While it’s ideal, it’s certainly the exception to the rule. But, that doesn’t mean that you should always have abnormal stool!
If you’re seeing different abnormal colors, here are some potential causes.  » Read more about: What Your Stool Color Says About Your Health  »


WMC Cardiac Rehab 5K Run/Walk

 
Weirton Medical Center’s (WMC) Cardiac Rehab Department invites you to join us at the Cardiac Rehab Wellness 5K Run/Walk. WMC’s 5K Run/Walk will benefit heart health and wellness within the community by providing outreach programs.
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: WMC Parking Lot

Early Bird Special Ends August 31st
 

FAQs
 
Is there going to be a “Pre-Registration Packet Pick-Up” Day?
Yes, there will be two different dates to pick up pre-registration packets.  » Read more about: WMC Cardiac Rehab 5K Run/Walk  »


New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines You Should Know

If you have been confused in the past by changes in breast cancer screening guidelines, buckle up! Recently, more changes have been passed down as guidelines, so it’s important to make sure you’re knowledgeable.  » Read more about: New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines You Should Know  »


Expert Advice About Skin Cancer Prevention

Ask anyone how to prevent skin cancer and the the first answer will (almost) always be the same. Young and old will say using sunscreen is the best way to prevent skin cancer, though there is much more to it than just that.  » Read more about: Expert Advice About Skin Cancer Prevention  »


Free Sports Physicals

WMC is Taking a Proactive Approach to the #1 Killer Among Teen Athletes: Sudden Cardiac Death
Pediatric Cardiologists in Pittsburgh will review the EKGs (Electrocardiograms) and determine if your child is at risk of SCD. Our team of physicians, nurses and EKG techs will be on hand for the physicals on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the allotted time for each school. Each student must have proper WVSSAC, WPIAL or OHSAA physical forms signed by a parent or guardian in order to get a physical.  » Read more about: Free Sports Physicals  »


How Your Weight Can Influence the Formation of a Hernia

Most of us know that our weight can have a positive or negative impact in our lives. Being overweight, for example, brings with it a number of health issues including cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure, and an increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes.  » Read more about: How Your Weight Can Influence the Formation of a Hernia  »


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