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Make Heart Health An Everyday Thing

One can hardly pick up a frozen dinner, boxed cereal, or any prepackaged food and not notice the “Heart Healthy” label splashed all over the item. Relying on these marketing ploys alone will likely NOT provide much that is truly heart healthy.

You don’t have to scrupulously count calories or become obsessive about your diet to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Here are 5  practical ways to make heart health an everyday thing.


Weirton Medical Center Enters Into Clinical Program Collaboration Agreement With WVU Medicine

Residents of the Weirton area will have greater access to WVU Medicine specialists and subspecialists through a new clinical program collaboration agreement with Weirton Medical Center (WMC) that will begin with stroke specialists from the WVU Stroke Center providing telestroke services to patients at the Northern Panhandle hospital.

Category: News

7 Strategies to Prepare Yourself for Surgery

Regardless of how seemingly minor or serious a particular upcoming surgery may be, it’s normal to be a little anxious. You can allay some of your fears and set yourself up for a successful outcome by doing your homework ahead of time and using these 7 strategies to prepare for surgery.

Category: Surgery

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.

Category: Cancer

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.

Category: Health

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.

Category: Breast Care

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.

Category: Health

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.