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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.


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




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




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.


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.

Category: Cancer, Safety

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.

Category: Health

12 Simple Solutions to High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure increases your risk for dangerous health conditions like a stroke, a heart attack, kidney disease, and chronic heart failure. If that doesn’t give you the motivation to manage your blood pressure, this might.

Help Your Heart with a Few Extra Hours of Sleep Each Day

It should be no surprise to anyone that 50 – 70 million Americans don’t get the restorative sleep they need. Just note the number of advertisements for mattresses, pillows, and mattress toppers we see everyday that all promise to deliver the perfect night’s sleep.


What You Should Know About Spider Veins (Even If You Are Young)

If you have been distressed recently and noticed the appearance of little red and blue lines on your legs, don’t panic. Yes, you are young, healthy, and quite fit, so why would you see those “old lady” spider veins?

You may not like how they look, but the fact is they are really nothing to become upset about, and they happen to be quite normal. With that said, there are some facts you should know about spider veins even if you are young. Weirton Medical Center also treats spider veins and varicose veins.

Category: Veins

5 Easy Ways To Avoid Catching The Flu This Season

Unless you are a hermit, live in a bubble, or plan to stay in the woods alone from October through March, you are susceptible to the flu.


How Much Sleep Do You And Your Family Really Need?

Like most people, we all need and crave sleep in West Virginia. Now is the time to remind everyone about the value and purpose of sleep and the consequences of not getting the correct amount. How much do you and your family need? Stay awake and keep reading.


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