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It Can Happen in a Heart Beat……

It Can Happen in a Heart Beat……

One of the best ways to prevent heart disease is JUST MOVE. Simply put, just move for 30 minutes each day. Staying active is one of the most important things a person can do to curb obesity, improve your mood, to lower your chances of heart disease. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate activity five times per week for a total of 150 minutes a week. This can be separated into 10-15 minute[...]

Get Your Rear in Gear!

Get Your Rear in Gear!

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Pocahontas Community Hospital has a simple message for folks in the Princess County: Get Your Rear In Gear Pocahontas!
     The simple phrase is the slogan behind a national campaign to encourage people of all ages to make sure their loved ones 50 years of age or older (or themselves, if they’ve hit the half-century mark) schedule a colorectal[...]
Do you have trouble with everyday tasks like walking to the bathroom or cooking dinner because you can’t catch your breath?

Do you have trouble with everyday tasks like walking to the bathroom or cooking dinner because you can’t catch your breath?

When most people think of chronic respiratory diseases, they often think of someone with a face full of tubes carting a canister of oxygen with them everywhere they go. While many chronic respiratory diseases may result in such a situation, emphysema in particular; especially at their end state, the staff of pulmonary rehabilitation department at Pocahontas Community Hospital said such conditions have a far more pervasive[...]
Do you have aches and pains?

Do you have aches and pains?

Do you have aches and pains?! Call Pocahontas Community Hospital’s Rehabilitative Services Department to schedule an appointment and begin your treatment! We offer direct access physical and occupational therapy, which allows you to begin your treatment without obtaining a therapy prescription. While it does not eliminate the need for a follow up visit with a physician, it does offer a streamlined approach to[...]
Lab Wellness Testing

Lab Wellness Testing

POCAHONTAS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - Laboratory Wellness Testing Specials

LIPID/GLUCOSE (10-12 hour fast required) - $25

TSH (screening for thyroid disorders) - $25

You can elect to have any or all of this testing done at the same time

We will not be offering PSA screens for prostate testing any longer. We apologize for the inconvenience.

These testing specials are available Thursdays or Fridays during February ~ 7 a.m.-12[...]

Stopping the rise of HAIs

Stopping the rise of HAIs

When you think of modern medicine, shiny stethoscopes, prescription pills, and fancy machines probably come to mind. However, as I recently learned, there’s more to modern medicine than meets the eye. Sometimes serving a proper meal or making sure every surface in a room is spotless can have just as big of an impact on sending a patient home happy and healthy as a state-of-the-art high-resolution, digital MRI.

And[...]

Oh, good grief! The holidays are here

Oh, good grief! The holidays are here

Soon Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays will take the place of the standard comment about the weather as the greeting du jour around Greater Pocahontas County. However, for some people, the holidays aren’t necessarily so happy - and not because there simply aren’t enough shopping days left until the big man comes down the chimney.

“For some people, the holidays are a tough time of the year,” began[...]