Health & Wellness Blog

Depression in Adolescents & Young Adults

October 22, 2021

Feeling sad is something that happens to all of us from time to time. However, feeling sad for long periods of time can become quite detrimental. If you or someone you know has been feeling sad, irritable, cranky or fatigued for longer than a week, they may be demonstrating the early signs of depression.

Breast Cancer Awareness

October 7, 2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which serves as an annual reminder of all of the brave individuals who have been affected by this disease, as well those who have overcome it. This yearly reminder is an important time to reflect on the statistics, and what we can do to best combat breast cancer.

Faster Healing through Wound Care

September 21, 2021

Sometimes after an accident or surgery, or if you're experiencing chronic tissue damage, the wound has difficulty healing on its own. If you're concerned about a particular area, turn to Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services to help you recover quickly.

Cholesterol 101: What Adults Should Know

September 15, 2021

Educating yourself about cholesterol is an important part of maintaining good health. While people can suffer from the effects of high cholesterol at any age, the condition tends to worsen as we grow older. Caregivers need to have an understanding of this potentially dangerous condition for their own health and that of their senior loved one. September is National Cholesterol Education Month. It's the perfect time to have your cholesterol level checked and begin making the necessary changes to lower it, if it's too high.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Silent Symptoms

September 8, 2021

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This gynecologic cancer may not receive as much attention as other gynecologic cancers, but ovarian cancer is serious business. It is the 11th most common cancer among women in the US, but the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women. When caught in the early stages, 94 percent of women survive ovarian cancer longer than five years. If caught later, it is the deadliest of the gynecological cancers, which include cervical, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancer. Why is it so deadly if it’s so treatable? Ovarian cancer is rarely detected early.

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