Augusta County offers free dental care for uninsured patients

FISHERSVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A free dental clinic out of Augusta County on Saturday gave people something to smile about. The Augusta Regional Dental Clinic put on a "Dentalpalooza," where volunteers from different dental practices around the region came together to offer free dental care and exams for patients who can't afford dental insurance.
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Risk of stroke increases with insulin resistance, study suggests

A study of more than 100,000 people with type 2 diabetes (T2D), presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, found that insulin resistance is associated with stroke. The higher the insulin resistance, the greater the risk of stroke,...
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Things to Never Do When Shopping, Say Experts

As the COVID-19 pandemic eases, many of us have started to resume our regular routines, including in-store shopping. And while it may feel good to shop with less anxiety—even without a mask, if local regulations allow it—we're reminded that coronavirus isn't the only thing to be wary about when filling up our carts. Certain bad shopping habits can seriously tax your health, not to mention your wallet. These are five things you should never do when shopping, experts say. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You May Have Already Had COVID.

These common drugs may increase your blood pressure

In a recent study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific Session, researchers found nearly 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke, also take a medicine that could be elevating their blood pressure. The three most common...
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Adults With Neurologic Conditions More Likely to Have Experienced Childhood Trauma

Summary: Adults who experienced traumatic events, including abuse and household dysfunction, as children had an increased risk of developing neurological conditions later in life. Additionally, researchers found a significant link between childhood trauma and depression and anxiety in adulthood. Source: AAN. Adults with neurologic conditions are more likely than the...
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GW Hospital records hundreds of emergency flights since helipad opening

Nearly two years after the GW Hospital opened its helipad for emergency medical transports, officials say the platform has helped hundreds of patients receive quick medical care. GW Hospital data shows about 220 flights have arrived to the helipad in the past 22 months since the site’s opening. Hospital officials...

According to the CDC, 80% of strokes can be prevented

When a stroke occurs, the blood supply to the brain is cut off and the brain cells rush against time before they begin to die. For some stroke victims, especially those without timely medical assistance, it can cause brain damage and other serious complications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this sudden emergency medical care is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, with Americans suffering a stroke every 40 seconds. Unfortunately, stroke statistics are not currently improving, the CDC warns.

Should You Go to Urgent Care or the Emergency Department?

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2021) — It’s scary enough being sick or hurt enough to need medical attention — and the uncertainty of where to go can add to an already stressful situation. But how do you know where do you go?. Nearly 82% of hospital emergency department visits could...

Side effects of too much caffeine

Our hectic lifestyles and schedules have caused us to be addicted to caffeine intake in one form or the other. Be it in terms of coffee, tea, energy drinks, or chocolate bars, all of us consume caffeine in some amount. Most of these food items might increase your metabolism, uplift your mood and enhance your mental and physical performance, it may not be healthy.

German Shepherd Pulls a Real-Life Lassie When Its Owner Has a Stroke

A Florida German Shepard deserves all the treats! If you’re a dog person, you know that dogs are people too. While many people are credited with saving a dog’s life, sometimes humans need rescuing too. In this case, Ellie the German Shepard, was instrumental in rescuing her owner. It’s likely even, that her owner is only alive because of the animal’s quick actions.
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Study: Rural hospitals that merged or were bought saw death rates drop

Patients admitted to rural hospitals that had merged or been acquired had better mortality outcomes than those admitted to facilities that remained independent, according to a new study. More specifically, the risk of death for patients admitted for heart attacks decreased more at merged hospitals than at their non-merged counterparts...

Local hospitals struggle with surge, encourage the vaccine

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A report from WVU Medicine officials says 40-percent of all coronavirus patients in the state are in a WVU Medicine facility. In Morgantown, Ruby Memorial Hospital reports 119 coronavirus patients and no beds are available there. The staff at Ruby Memorial Hospital started a wait list Friday afternoon. Data from the hospital shows 61 of 71 available ventilators in use.

Hataoka wins Northwest Arkansas Championship by a stroke

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Nasa Hataoka survived a nervy finish for a one-shot victory over Minjee Lee and Eun-Hee Ji in the Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship.. Hataoka, a 22-year-old from Japan, shot a final-round 4-under 67 to finish at 16-under. She three-putted the par-5 18th hole after reaching the green in two, having to make a 3-footer for par after rolling her first putt 15 feet past the hole. Lee, one shot back in the same group, ripped a long drive down the center, but went with a 5-iron from 196 yards that finished well short of the elevated green. Her pitch shot up the hill left her about 16 feet for birdie and that failed to drop.

Depth by 1000 Strokes: Terri Kern’s Meticulous Underglaze Decoration

I admit it. I completely lack the patience (and, if I am being honest here, skill!) to do detailed drawn decoration on my pots, so I am really awed when I see other potters pulling off intricate imagery. Such was the case when I first saw Terri Kern’s work. Terri...

Northern honored for stroke care

Northern Regional has received the American Heart Association Stroke Silver Plus and Bronze Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Quality Achievement Awards. According to hospital officials, the recognition is for the hospital’s “commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.”. Stroke is...

Interview: Madison Cunningham looks for hope and promise in loss

Madison Cunningham doesn’t usually do her interviews from her car in a grocery store parking lot. It was the coffee, or lack of it, that led her and her beautiful bulldog mix Gus to this point. She’d slept through her alarm, then realized she had no coffee and was halfway to the shop before she realized she had a call with a reporter on this morning.

Insulin resistance is associated with stroke, T2D study finds

A study of more than 100,000 people with type 2 diabetes (T2D), presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, found that insulin resistance is associated with stroke. The higher the insulin resistance, the greater the risk of stroke,...

The Small Change To Diet That Lowers Blood Pressure

A dietary pattern that can reduce blood pressure effectively, even if consumed with some dairy and meat products. Even less strict plant-based diets containing small amounts of animal products can also lower blood pressure, a review reveals. Researchers from Warwick Medical School point out that dietary patterns containing higher amounts...