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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us, and every year millions of dollars are spent on items dedicated to awareness. Pink ribbons, shirts, pins and more are placed throughout stores each October, and consumers are motivated to buy these items because they feel like they are contributing to breast cancer research. Organizations use cause-related marketing and attach themselves to breast cancer awareness month because they know consumers will respond well. While buying pink ribbon paraphernalia is cert...
Why Screen for Lung Cancer Lung cancer is the #1 cause of cancer related deaths in the United States and is responsible for more deaths annually than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined. A landmark national study, the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, has indicated that screening with low-dose CT scans can help find these cancers early, leading to a higher cure rate. What is a Lung Cancer Screening? The Lung Cancer Screening is a low-dose...
Our Mountain View Café is celebrating Earth Day by sharing tips and creative ways to eat fresh, eat healthy, eat green.
The potential health benefits of dark chocolate continue to be the subject of numerous research trials and vast media coverage. Studies have linked the intake of dark chocolate and cocoa with a decrease in LDL (bad cholesterol) resulting in reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Studies also suggest eating chocolate may help increase HDL (good cholesterol), reduce blood pressure and lower blood sugar levels. When deciding which delicacy to indulge in, it’s important to note that all chocolat...
See how a 39-year-old nurse/wife/mother, Holly Matherne, lost 130 pounds in a matter of months. Last year this time Holly was a size 32. Now at size 18 Holly has discovered a love for shopping. After struggling with her weight for most of her life Holly made the decision to have a sleeve gastrectomy, a surgical procedure removes about 85% of the stomach. The procedure limits the amount of food you can eat and helps you feel full sooner. Watch Holly's story below from ABC's "Good Morning America." If you...
Baseball? Swimming? The fair? Whatever your preference, you still need to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. Those rays are linked to skin cancer and they can cause premature aging. Did you know that the sun causes changes attributed to aging, such as wrinkling and brown spots, on as much as 90 percent of visible skin? According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, you can spend time outdoors without jeopardizing the health of your skin by doing the following: Stay in the shade between 10 a.m. and...
National Heart Health Month Special Events RMH invites the community to participate in events to raise awareness around heart health during American Heart Month in February. National Wear Red Day: Go Red for Women. On Friday, Feb. 4, wear red in support of this day of recognition. Senior Advantage Seminar: "Why Managing Your Blood Pressure is so Important." Monday, Feb 7, 10 a.m. at the RMH Atrium; and Tuesday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. at Plains District Community Center in Timberville. The seminar is presented ...
Electrophysiologist Robert VerNooy, MD, and the electrophysiology team at the RMH Heart and Vascular Center successfully completed their 100th cardiac ablation procedure to correct abnormal heart rhythms on Aug. 10. "We are fortunate to have this advanced level of heart care here in the Shenandoah Valley," said Dave Grembi, director, RMH Heart and Vascular Center. "We're proud of Dr. VerNooy and his team for achieving this major milestone, and for the high quality and compassionate patient care they del...
Click to read more and watch what happened on the show. Jeanetta, 37, of Mt. Solon is currently battling breast cancer. Before her diagnosis in June of this year she and her fiance, Dave, were planning a May 2012 wedding. After the diagnosis wedding plans were understandably put aside and all focus was placed on beating this disease. Enter television personality and star of her own talk show, Rachael Ray. Click to watch Jeanetta's inspirational story and find out how Rachael Ray put the wedding ba...
In a very real sense, RMH owes its existence to Harrisonburg businessman William Glodomore Leake. In 1908, Mr. Leake left the bulk of his estate to establish a new hospital in Harrisonburg after he had to travel to Charlottesville for care. His gift along with funds raised from the community provided for the construction of the original hospital that opened on October 1, 1912. So during this Centennial year, it was fitting that RMH paid tribute to this generous man by visiting his gravesite. On Friday a...
RMH Cardiologist, Dr. David McLaughlin , explains the advantages of radial catheterization. In the past cardiac catheterizations were done by using the femoral artery in a patient's leg, but a radial catheterization uses the radial artery in the wrist. Radial catheterization is more comfortable for patients, even allowing patients to literally walk out of the room after the procedure is completed. Another big advantage are the outcomes, the complication rate is much lower. Cardiologists at the RMH Heart...
Regular visits with your doctor should be more than a formality. They're your chance to take charge of your medical care by finding out what preventive services you need and when you need them, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Before your next check-up, here's what the CDC says you should do to prepare: Study your family health history. Ask about any vaccinations or screenings you may need. Discuss with your doctor any changes in your mental or physical health. Talk about signif...
Harry learned that his chest pains in December 2009 were serious. His doctor quickly sent him to the RMH Heart and Vascular Center where a cardiac catheterization showed multiple blockages requiring double-bypass surgery. Harry has a long history of diabetes. Now, add kidney failure to his health problems. It did not look good. Two months later, fluid was building in his chest and Harry coded. "If I had been anywhere else I would not be alive. The heart team at RMH did not stop. They did not give up...t...
Deanna Lam, RN (left) and Libbi Fitzgerald, RN, RMH Breast Health Navigators RMH Breast Health Navigator, Deanna Lam, RN, explains the role of Breast Health Navigator and how she and her collegue, Libbi Fitzgerald, RN, help women and men facing the breast cancer journey. Both Lam and Fitzgerald are a Certified Breast Patient Navigator from the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC). The RMH breast health navigator program began in 2005. This interview originally aired on 95.5 FM.
RMH and Bowman Progressive Agriculture are teaming up to help teach children ages 5-14 how to be safe at home and on the farm. Taught with laughter and fun, your kids will have a blast learning important safety tips, such as: Bike Safety Tractor Safety Fire Hazards Food Safety Avoiding Farm Injuries and more! Saturday, March 10; 9am-2pm To learn more listen to the interview below and for more details, or to register visit RMHOnline.com .
WHSV-TV3's, Todd Corillo, stopped by our booth at the Rockingham County Fair last evening as our free health screenings were in full-swing. Watch his report on just how important this week's health screenings can be. It may save your life!
Orthopedic surgeon William Lennen, MD, center, and his surgery team prepare to begin the first telementored surgery at RMH. He was assisted by Seth Caldwell, PA-C, left, and Tonya Turner, RN, right. Scrub tech was Amy Moats and circulators were Dian Barb, RN, and Heather Payne, RN. Relying on an innovative blend of computer and telecommunications technology, orthopedic surgeon William Lennen, MD, has performed the first telementored surgery at RMH. On Dec. 13, Dr. Lennen performed a JOURNEY DEUCE partia...
Fatigue describes the feeling that you have no energy or motivation. The many possible physical and psychological causes of fatigue include exertion, stress, boredom and lack of sleep, the ADAM Encyclopedia says. Its suggestions for reducing fatigue include: Maintain a consistent sleep schedule. Drink lots of water every day, and eat a variety of nutritious foods. Get plenty of regular physical activity, and don't overbook yourself socially or at work. Try to change any situations that are causing stres...
It's a No-Brainer, a documentary about underage alcohol use among local youth, premieres 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg. Refreshments will be served, and a discussion will follow. The documentary explores the danger that alcohol poses to adolescent brain development, noted Brian Kelley, PhD, department chair of psychology at Bridgewater College. Dr. Kelley served as project adviser. "Early exposure to alcohol and abused drugs have the capacity to cause widespread alterations in b...
RMH employees have donated more than $95,000 in the 2011 Employee Gifts Campaign, smashing the campaign goal of $80,000. This year's Employee Gifts Campaign, centered on the theme "Be a Champion," began May 17 and concluded June 24. Employees exceeded the campaign goal by 20 percent, raising more than $7,000 than last year. A total of 675 employees participated in the campaign, including 110 who had never made a gift before. Over 150 more employees than last year gave to this year's campaign, an increa...
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, WHSV-TV3 reports live from the RMH Women's Center to explain the progress made in fighting the disease. From advancement in treatment medication to better mammogram technology that detects the disease earlier. Also, at the RMH Women's Center the patient experience and little details to provide patient comfort is important - silk robes to wear during your examination and the ability to meet with all of your doctors in one appointment at one location, for example.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, WHSV-TV3 talks with RMH Women's Center Director, Teresa Boshart Yoder, RN, MSN. It just so happens that Teresa is also a breast cancer survivor herself. So, she knows from first-hand experience what it's like - watch as she offers advice on how to get through it.
The chaplains at RMH Healthcare have a very important role with our patients - offering comfort and support to those who need it. Have you ever wondered about their job? How they address multi-cultural needs and different types of faith? How to request a chaplain? Listen to this interview with Robin Martin, manager, as she explains the necessity of chaplains in healthcare. This interview originally aired on 95.5 FM.
At 1:50 p.m. today a magnitude 5.9 earthquake, with epicenter at Mineral, Virginia, near Richmond, was felt from North Carolina to New York. At Rockingham Memorial Hospital no patients or staff were injured. Maintenance has completed a complete facility assessment and has found no visible structural damage. Utilities, cell phone and internet service are operational. All appointments and procedures are being conducted as planned.
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