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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

(1) When: September 26th, 2019 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Materials Management Office on the 1st floor of WMC Hospital

(2) When: September 27th, 2019 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: WMC Cardiac Rehab, 705 Colliers Way, Weirton, WV 26062

*If unable to pick-up prior to the event, pre-registered packets will be available at registration the day of the event.

What time should I arrive on race day?

Registration begins promptly at 8:00 AM
Race time will begin at 9:00 AM

 

Can I register to run/walk on race day?

On-site registration will be available. Tickets are $30 for adults, and $20 for children (12 and under). Children five years old and under enter for free! First come first serve on all t-shirts and gift bags for those registering on race day.

What are my transportation and parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please take the entrance to the ER where free parking will be located at the rear of the hospital.

 

Click Here to Register for the 5K Event

 

 

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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.

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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.

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Category: Cancer, Safety
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Free Sports Physicals

Various sports balls and other sports equipmentWMC 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.

Parents, our goal is to protect your children, so don’t pass up this opportunity.

Day: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Place: WMC Atrium (view location)

  • 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Weir High School
    • Weir Middle School
  • 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Madonna High School
    • St. Paul and St. Joseph Schools
  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Oak Glen High School
    • Oak Glen Middle School
  • 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Brooke High School
    • Brooke Middle School
  • 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Burgettstown Middle/High School
    • Steubenville High School
    • Harding Middle School
    • Tri-State Christian Academy
    • Steubenville Catholic Central
    • BJKM Junior High School
    • East Liverpool HS & Middle School and Jefferson County Christian School
    • Indian Creek High and Indian Creek Middle School
    • Edison High School and Middle School
    • Toronto Jr./Sr. High School

(Pre-registration is not necessary.)

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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.

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Category: Health


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