CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Charleston Area Medical Center is working to get people back in the habit of focusing on their everyday health. As part of this goal, CAMC hosted an event on Tuesday, October 11 at the Cancer Center in Kanawha City.
“Well, our habits have changed a lot during the pandemic,” said Dale Witte, a CAMC spokesman. “Our eating habits have changed, our health care habits have changed, and it’s time to get back to those good habits.”
CAMC had speakers available to speak on a variety of health-related topics and informational booths focused on post-pandemic wellness. The main focus was to encourage people to get back in the habit of visiting their doctor for regular health checkups.
“We think preventive health care is very important to our community,” said Billie Clark, education specialist for CAMC. “Especially with the mortality rates and all the prone diseases in our area.”
Guest speakers also addressed topics such as nutrition and telehealth. Individuals helped patients better understand ways to access care through CAMC’s telemedicine services and provided information on how to eat healthier at home.
Organizers said the community seems ready to start a new chapter.
“I think a lot of people are eager to do things other than focus on the pandemic,” Witte said. “They want to get back to normalcy, and normalcy means preventative medicine and doing those kinds of tests and things that they can to prevent disease.”