Lung Cancer: It’s Not Just a ‘Smoker’s Disease’

October 24, 2018

If you’re like many people, you may think of smoking as the most obvious cause for lung cancer. And while cigarette smoking has certainly been established as a major risk factor and the number one cause for lung cancer. . .

It’s More Than a Month

October 1, 2018

According to the American Cancer Society, by the end of 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will have been diagnosed in women, and about 63,960 new cases of carcinoma in situ (non-invasive and the earliest form of breast cancer) will have been diagnosed. With these estimates in mind, a woman currently has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer . . . .

How Much Do You Know About Prostate Cancer?

August 31, 2018

Prostate cancer is a condition often heard about, but perhaps seldom fully understood. In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we asked Mark Head, MD, Internal Medicine at Spring Hill Internal Medicine at Clark Memorial Hospital, to answer some of the most frequently asked questions . . .

Suicide: What You Should Know

August 31, 2018

The issue of suicide is a very difficult and concerning topic to address – and, unfortunately, it is on the rise. In fact, a recent survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows suicide rates increasing by 25 percent over nearly two decades through the end of 2016. . .

Cholesterol 101: What it is and why it matters

August 24, 2018

Cholesterol. You probably know that it’s an important factor when it comes to your overall health and wellness, but what is it, exactly? This month marks National Cholesterol Education Month . . . .

Colon Cancer Screening Age Lowered

June 26, 2018

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has recently released updated guidelines that lower the recommended age for colon cancer screening. According to the new ACS recommendations, those at average risk for colon cancer should begin screening at age 45 instead of 50. . . .

Keep Your Cool: How to prevent heat-related illness this summer

June 26, 2018

The pools are splashing. Campgrounds and ball fields are hopping. And the highways are filled with families heading out to spend quality time at beaches, mountains and other fun destinations across the country. All of this outdoor activity can only mean one thing – summer has officially arrived . . .

Top of Mind: Ending the Stigma around Mental Health

May 1, 2018

When it comes to our health, it can be easy to focus exclusively on physical health – making sure we are staying up to date on annual exams and screenings, committing to a regular exercise routine, eating nutritious foods and the like. But there is another important facet of our health that we should not ignore – our mental health. National Mental Health Month is observed each May . . .

Go Further with Food

March 6, 2018

“You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard it, and many of us have jokingly used the common saying amongst one another. But there really is a kernel of truth there. Eating healthy can help us be healthy. . . .

Is it Time for a Colonoscopy?

February 27, 2018

Do you remember when you used to put on your favorite bell bottoms and disco dance the night away? If you do, then it’s probably time to think about a routine colonoscopy screening. . . .

Be Smart. Love Your Heart.

January 30, 2018

Your heart is one of the hardest working muscles you’ve got. It ticks around the clock to keep you alive and only gets a break when you’re relaxing or sleeping. With so much riding on this essential muscle, it’s important to treat it smart . . .

Protecting Our Community from the Flu

January 30, 2018

At Clark Memorial Hospital, our mission is Making Communities Healthier. One way we do this is by engaging our communities and educating people about how they can maintain good health. Since flu season is in full swing, . . .

Heart Health

January 24, 2018

There are simple and practical things you can do to stay on top of your heart health. . .

Be Your Own Breast Friend

October 10, 2017

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. In fact, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. And with October . . . .

World Breastfeeding Week: The benefits of breastfeeding

July 31, 2017

Healthy behaviors for new moms and babies take the spotlight August 1 – 7 during World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), an opportunity for health-related groups across the world to focus their efforts on the benefits of breastfeeding. . .

World Hand Hygiene Day 2017

April 28, 2017

Wash your hands. How many times have we heard that oft-repeated refrain over our lifetimes? Since we were children, we’ve been encouraged to wash our hands after playing outside, before eating, after using the restroom and any one of a number of other occasions.

Help Safeguard Your Child and Your Community’s Health with Vaccinations

March 30, 2017

In recent years, there has been continued debate about the risks and benefits of vaccination, but despite the noise, one thing remains clear: vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives. And if that isn’t reason enough, childhood vaccinations are recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics . . .