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5 Reasons to Register for Our Diabetes Education Classes

5 Reasons to Register for Our Diabetes Education Classes The number of people affected by diabetes in West Virginia grows every day. For those affected by the disease, life can seem overwhelming with all the concerns, dietary requirements, and new medications. At Myers Clinic, our job is to make sure you’re armed with the education you need to stay healthy. That’s why we’re offering a FREE 4-course Diabetes Education Class that will be held every Tuesday beginning October 9, 2018, at 2:00 PM. Classes will be taught by Holly Holbert, RN, BSN, and will focus on diabetic tips, best practices,

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Provider Spotlight: Jennifer Parker, PA-C

Provider Spotlight: Jennifer Parker, PA-C Barbour Community Health Association (BCHA) shines a light on employee Jennifer B. Parker, PA-C at ABU Wellness Center located on the Alderson Broaddus University (ABU) campus.  Jennifer opened up to us on her role at BCHA and the pride she has in knowing her efforts have a lasting impact on the community. Because of the need to connect ABU students and faculty with healthcare services directly on campus and be easily accessible, ABU Wellness Center was established in the Fall of 2017. The Center provides acute medical care services and primary medical care for chronic

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HPV Vaccine: Fact Sheet

HPV Vaccine: Fact Sheet There is currently no cure for HPV. Fortunately, a vaccine for many of the cancer-causing strains of HPV is available. Understandably, many parents have questions about HPV, the HPV vaccine, and cancer prevention. Here are some facts to provide some illumination. For more information, go to www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm or contact a Barbour Community Health Association site nearest you for personal consultations. DOWNLOAD HPV VACCINE: FACT SHEET

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BCHA Announces Two New Board Members

BCHA Announces Two New Board Members Barbour Community Health Association (BCHA) announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors to serve three-year terms are Tonya Cooper and Amanda Sisson. “BCHA is pleased to welcome these community leaders to the Board. Their experience and leadership will strengthen BCHA’s mission and values into the future,” said Eric Ruf, CEO. Cooper is currently a first-grade teacher at Belington Elementary School. For the past twenty years Cooper has been a patient of either the Belington or Myers Clinic. Along with BCHA, Cooper is committed to

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Provider Spotlight: Jessica Weiner, PA-C

Provider Spotlight: Jessica Weiner, PA-C A physician assistant (PA), at a glance, is an easily misunderstood role—becoming a physician assistant requires more than a four-year education, and it is likely you’ve been treated by a PA while assuming they were a physician. In reality, a PA typically has more time than a doctor to spend time with patients and provide care. To learn what it means to be a physician assistant, we spoke with one of our resident PA’s at Myers Clinic in Philippi, West Virginia, Jessica Weiner. Q. First of all, tell us a little about your current position

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Top 6 Reasons to Attend Our Pulmonary Screening Event

Top 6 Reasons to Attend Our Pulmonary Screening Event Partnering with Broaddus Hospital Pulmonary Staff, Barbour Community Health Association is excited to be providing FREE Pulmonary Screenings to the Barbour County community at the Myers Clinic on Thursday, May 24th. There are many reasons to consider scheduling an appointment for a pulmonary screening. Mild breathing problems or shortness of breath can be a sign of a serious condition or disease including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sleep apnea and chronic bronchitis. As with any disease prevention, early detection and treatment are key. Here are our top six reasons to

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