Blog Posts in 2017

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  • Congratulations to the staff of Lynn Care Center at Warren Memorial Hospital and Hampshire Memorial Hospital’s long-term care unit for each receiving the 2017 Excellence in Action award from National Research Corporation (NRC) Health. The award is given is honor recognizes to ... Keep Reading
  • Eclipse Safety: Be Wise, Protect Your Eyes

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    It is never safe to look directly at the sun overhead without protective eyewear, even for a moment. The danger of the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, is simply that it is so fascinating that people are tempted to stare right at the sun for minutes at a time. Don't try to sneak even ... Keep Reading
  • A Weight Loss Odyssey

    Thursday, August 3, 2017
    This article originally appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of HealthLINK Magazine. At age 43, Tony Knave weighed 450 pounds—thanks to a high-stress job, a taste for fast food (“I could eat a 10-piece bucket of fried chicken plus sides and soda for lunch,” he says), evenings ... Keep Reading
  • Valley Health and community leaders gathered on Friday, July 28 to cut the ribbon on a new Valley Health Quick Care in Royal Plaza on South Street in Front Royal. The Quick Care will be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., for speedy, ... Keep Reading
  • Valley Health System has been named one of the country’s Most Wired™ hospitals and health systems for 2017, recognizing how the regional health system uses information technology to improve access to care, care delivery, patient outcomes and safety. The designation by Hospitals ... Keep Reading
  • Stand Up For Health

    Thursday, July 13, 2017
    We sit for breakfast, we sit during the commute, and we sit at our desks for 4-5 hours in the morning. Then we sit for lunch, sit the remaining 4 hours, sit for the commute home, sit for dinner, sit for television and then lie down to sleep, only to wake up and do it all over again. Our ... Keep Reading
  • STROKE: Know the Signs - Act FAST

    Friday, July 7, 2017
    Written by Dan-Victor Giurgiutiu, MD, Interventional Neurologist Stroke is the 5 th leading cause of death in the United States, and the number one cause of serious long-term disability. It’s important that people in our community know the signs and symptoms of stroke – so they ... Keep Reading
  • Do you overeat at the annual July Fourth barbeque or during your family vacation? Myth: To maintain a healthy weight, deprive yourself of all your favorite foods. Reality: Eat your favorite foods during the summer…but enjoy them in moderation ! Here are more myths about good ... Keep Reading
  • Summer Fun Begins With Being Healthy

    Thursday, June 29, 2017
    The summer months bring sunshine, warm temperatures and the perfect conditions for outdoor activities like walking, hiking, swimming and cycling. Sunlight and the calming sensation of nature experienced when exercising outdoors can improve your mood, reduce stress, and can help to increase ... Keep Reading
  • East Mountain Health Physicians and Valley Health System held a ceremonial ribbon cutting today for a new Urgent Care center at 100 Oak Lee Drive in Fairfax Corner Shopping Center in Ranson, WV. The facility opens for patients on Wednesday, June 28, at 8 a.m. Located in a growing retail area ... Keep Reading
  • Valley Health War Memorial Hospital Family Medicine/Hancock held an open house this afternoon to celebrate its move from Tonoloway Street to a 3,000 square foot office at 351 Pennsylvania Avenue in Hancock. The office has 5 exam rooms and 1 procedure room, with space to expand if needed. ... Keep Reading
  • Go green this summer by increasing your consumption of dark leafy greens. Dark leafy greens contain antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are an important part of a balanced diet and your overall health. Vitamins A, C and E contain antioxidants that can help stop the growth of some types ... Keep Reading
  • Surviving Allergy Season

    Friday, June 9, 2017
    Spring signals the onset of allergies for millions of people in the United States, and while such conditions are not usually dangerous, they do impact quality of life. Otolaryngologist Jack Hsu, MD, of Valley Health Ear, Nose and Throat, offers helpful tips for seasonal allergy sufferers. ... Keep Reading
  • Healthy Bones, Healthy Life

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder where there is a reduction of bone mass, both in the quantity and quality so that bones become fragile and easily fracture or break. This can occur with a fall, a sneeze, ... Keep Reading
  • Valley Health, in collaboration with East Mountain Health Physicians, opened a Quick Care location last week on TJ Jackson Drive, at the Spring Mills exit off I-81. The Quick Care center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. for speedy, cost-effective treatment of cold, cough, sore ... Keep Reading
  • Valley Health’s Heart and Vascular Center at Winchester Medical Center has been recognized for heart attack care, receiving a platinum award from the American College of Cardiology and a silver award from the American Heart Association. The American College of Cardiology GWTG (Get with ... Keep Reading
  • Valley Health is expanding our Urgent Care and Quick Care locations, to help you feel better, faster. With these new options and locations, it's important to determine what level of care you might need. Valley Health Urgent Care When your medical needs fall somewhere between an emergency ... Keep Reading
  • Hampshire Memorial Hospital CPR Events

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    According to the American Heart Association, CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or even triple a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival. In recognition of National CPR and AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, 2017, Valley Health is offering a number of opportunities for ... Keep Reading
  • Page Memorial Hospital Sports Physicals

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    2017-2018 Sports Physicals Page Memorial Hospital is pleased to present two opportunities for athletes to receive their sports physical so they can be at the top of their game! All sports physicals are $10.00 and proceeds go directly to Page County Schools to fund athletic programs. Luray ... Keep Reading
  • Residents in the Luray area who come to Valley Health Page Memorial Hospital for physical, occupational or speech therapy will find a transformed therapeutic environment. Rehabilitation staff moved into a 7,000-square-foot “rehabilitated” space last week, and yesterday the ... Keep Reading
  • Celebrating 10 Years of Hospitality

    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Hurst Hospitality House is celebrating 10 years of welcoming service to the community this month! The renovated historic property on the Winchester Medical Center (WMC) campus provides housing for families of out-of-town patients in its 6-bedroom facility. After its ribbon cutting in May ... Keep Reading
  • The Importance of Immunizations

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Written by Patrick Turnes, MD, Valley Health Hampshire Memorial Hospital Multispecialty Clinic Tyrannosaurus rex, the Dodo, Smallpox. What do these three entities have in common? Extinction! T. rex was wiped out by a random meteor impact. The Dodo was carelessly hunted into non-existence. ... Keep Reading
  • Written by Devin C. Flaherty, DO, PhD, Valley Health Surgical Oncology Quick Facts Malignant melanoma, along with basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are the three most common types of skin cancer. Melanoma remains the most dangerous as it aggressively spreads to other organs ... Keep Reading
  • The Valley Health Heart & Vascular Center at Winchester Medical Center has been accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Cardiac Electrophysiology. WMC’s Electrophysiology (EP) Lab is the first in Virginia, and one of only a handful in the U.S., to receive ... Keep Reading
  • Written by Jodi Young, Clinical Manager of Social Work for Valley Health Care Management, and co-chair of the Valley Health Advance Directive Task Force. Have you had “the conversation?” Not the talk with your child about the birds and the bees, but the one about what decisions ... Keep Reading
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