RSV Confirmed at PMH

Four cases of Respiratory syncytial virus, more commonly just known as RSV, were confirmed at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in the month of December, according to Lori Riggsby, RN and Director of Service Excellence.  RSV can cause upper respiratory infections (such as colds) and lower respiratory infections (such as bronchitis and pneumonia) in both children and […]

Diabetes Awareness Event Held

National Diabetes Awareness Day was Monday, November 14th.  Diabetes causes more deaths in a single year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Because diabetes is related to so many health problems, two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke.  It is the leading cause of kidney failure and also the […]

Antibiotics: Not always the best medicine

It’s that time of year again! It seems like everyone we know is coming down with an illness. Whether it is influenza, pneumonia, an upper respiratory infection, the common cold, or a stomach bug; we all know someone who has something. The first step for many people fighting one of these illnesses is to head […]

Free Dining with Diabetes Classes to Begin in Hillsboro

Diabetes is a common, serious, and costly disease. Luckily, many complications of diabetes can be controlled and even prevented by making lifestyles changes. The Dining with Diabetes program helps people make these lifestyle changes through clinical testing, nutrition information, recipe demonstrations, exercise, and group support. A new year of Dining with Diabetes classes will begin […]

Free Derma Facial Views Available through PMH Health Fairs

As the weather warms up, we are spending more and more time outdoors, but how many of us remember to put sun screen on before working in the yard or garden? Pocahontas Memorial Hospital wants to remind people of the importance of protecting themselves from skin cancer – a disease that affects people from every […]

100 Miles in 100 Days Returning!

Don’t forget to register for Pocahontas County’s Third Annual “Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days” challenge. This popular program from the West Virginia University Healthcare and Health Sciences Center had over 6,000 people from across the state logging miles in 2014. The program encourages participants to walk at least a mile a day for better […]

Know the Signs of a Heart Attack

National Heart Month was designated to raise awareness of the seriousness of heart disease and heart health. Heart disease is the #1 killer of both men and women in West Virginia and it can affect all ages, even young children. Untreated heart disease can lead to heart attacks. It is important for everyone to be […]

Nutrition Counseling Now Available as Outpatient Service

Good nutrition is a key factor for the health and well-being of all of us. If we want our bodies to feel better, look better, and perform better, we need to feed them properly. As such, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is very pleased to announce its newest service for both inpatients and outpatients – Nutrition Counseling […]

Retinal Eye Exams Now Available at PMH

Through a special telemedicine partnership with Charleston Area Medical Center, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is now very pleased to offer retinal eye exams for people with diabetes or hypertension. Appointments are available on Tuesdays, beginning in February and will be conducted at the PMH Rural Health Clinic. Pictures of the patient’s eyes will be taken at […]

Women’s Health Services Available at PMH Rural Health Clinic

During National Cervical Health Awareness Month, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital urges women to make cervical health a priority in the New Year. The importance of regular lifesaving screenings and vaccines cannot be stressed enough. Each year in the United States approximately 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer; and even though cervical cancer is highly preventable, […]