Health Fair in Lewisburg on Thursday

PRESS RELEASE Robert C. Byrd Clinic and Race Matters, Inc. are hosting a Health Fair on Thursday, October 12th from 4:30-6:30pm in the East Wing waiting room at Robert C. Byrd Clinic. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to enter for a $100 Visa Gift Card and […]

Flu Shot Clinic at Robert C. Byrd Clinic

Robert C. Byrd Clinic will be offering a convenient Flu Shot Clinic on Thursday, October 5. It will be held at their Lewisburg location from 5-7pm. Though the event will be hosted by ourPediatrics department, anyone six months or older is encouraged to come and receive theirvaccination. Flu Shots are free for those with Medicare […]

Mobile Clinic coming to Farmer’s Market this Saturday

By RealWV staff, The Robert C. Byrd Mobile Clinic will be setup at the Farmer’s Market in the clinic parking lot Saturday morning from 8AM-12PM. Available services include: blood pressure checks, glucose checks, immunizations, and home test kits. Walk-ins are welcome.

ASK THE DOC: Why is colorectal cancer rising in young adults?

QUESTION: Why is colorectal cancer on the rise in young adults? ANSWER: The death rate from colorectal cancer (CRC) has been steadily dropping in both men and women for several decades, in those over the age of 50 due to regular colonoscopies and lower rates of smoking.  Unfortunately, since the 1990’s the rate of CRC has […]

ASK THE DOC: How helpful are multivitamins?

QUESTION: How helpful are multivitamins? ANSWER: Growing up in rural West Virginia, I was taught that everyone should take a multivitamin for adequate health. In fact, for a period in the ‘70s, there were recommendations in the media to take large doses of many water-soluble vitamins to prevent disease. It seemed that there was a […]

ASK THE DOC—How often do I need a COVID booster?

QUESTION How often should I be getting COVID boosters? ANSWER: According to the latest data available from the CDC, most people only need one bivalent Covid-19 booster.  However, adults 65 and older are eligible for a 2nd bivalent booster dose if it has been 4 months since their first booster.  Immunocompromised individuals should have a 2nd bivalent booster […]

ASK THE DOC—How important is an annual physical?

QUESTION: How important is an annual physical?  ANSWER: The annual physical is important in three different ways. First, the annual physical can help discover any new medical conditions or problems you may have before these conditions have a chance to get out of control. When your provider sees you on a yearly basis she/he becomesfamiliar with your normal or baseline health, which makes it easier to pick up on a new […]

ASK THE DOC–When should I get my allergies checked out?

QUESTION: It’s allergy season. How much is too much? When should I get my allergies checked out? ANSWER: It’s allergy season!  Everything is blooming and, for those of us who suffer from allergies, that means runny noses, sneezing, scratchy throats, watery eyes and coughing.  These symptoms can be quite bothersome.  Let’s delve into some ways […]