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West Virginia Family Health Photo 2019-03-18 11:18

Healthy eating is important no matter how old you are. This National Nutrition Month®, MyPlate is here to help you “spring” into the new season with a variety of tools and resources to help you find a healthy eating style that works for you at any age. Whether you need to find a MyPlate plan that fit...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2019-03-11 12:40

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a group of symptoms caused when a baby withdraws from drugs taken during pregnancy. These symptoms can be dangerous and even deadly. Drugs taken during pregnancy that cause NAS include opioids and benzodiazepines. These can be street drugs, like heroin, ...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2019-03-04 13:27

March is Trisomy Awareness Month! Trisomy is a genetic abnormality. It is caused by having an extra chromosome in most or all of your cells. Each baby gets genes from both their mother and father. Genes are packaged in bundles called chromosomes. Having an extra chromosome can lead to a range of i...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2019-02-11 14:24

Prenatal care is important in the first trimester and throughout pregnancy. See your primary care doctor or obstetrician provider as soon as you think you may be pregnant. A delay in care could be harmful to your health and your baby. Your provider will check your health and talk to you about wha...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2019-02-03 02:00

Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger adults more and more. February is Heart Month, the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart.
Heart disease can happen at any age. High rates of obesi...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2019-01-27 23:50

It’s never too late to quit smoking! There are many benefits to quitting. Some of the benefits are:
• Reduced risk for cancer and other diseases
• Reduced risk for early death
• Improved sense of smell and taste
• May reduce shortness of breath, fatigue and coughing
• Save money
If...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2019-01-22 14:40

Each year, more than 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States. Yet cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers today. In most cases cervical cancer can be prevented through early detection and treatment of abnormal cell changes that occur in the cervix year...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2019-01-22 14:08

Folic acid is an important part of planning for a healthy pregnancy. CDC urges all women of reproductive age to get 400 mcg of folic acid each day, in addition to consuming food with folate from a varied diet, to help prevent some major birth defects of the baby’s brain (known as anencephaly)...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2018-12-17 13:18

The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate life, to be grateful, and reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate the gift of health. Here are some holiday tips to support your efforts for health and safety this season. Click the l...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2018-12-10 13:27

Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. If clean, running water is not accessible, as i...

West Virginia Family Health Photo 2018-12-04 20:20

Did you know it is National Vaccination Influenza Week?
Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year,...
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