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    Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk
    (HealthDay News) -- A new study fuels the ongoing debate over the health risks of bicycle riding for men: Researchers found that cyclists who bike more may face a higher risk of prostate cancer, but not a greater chance of infertility or erectile dysfunction. The findings aren't definitive, and t Read Article »
    Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
    (HealthDay News) -- Men who have a vasectomy may be at increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer, a new study suggests. But the risk is comparatively small, the researchers acknowledged. And several urologists not involved with the study said more research is needed to determine if the study Read Article »
    Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in US
    (HealthDay News) -- For an uninsured man with prostate cancer, the price of surgery could range from $10,000 to $135,000, depending on the hospital, a U.S. study finds. What's more, that wide range in charges -- a 13-fold difference -- has nothing to do with quality, researchers said. "Consume Read Article »
    Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Seen in Circumcised Blacks Study
    (HealthDay News) -- A new study on prostate cancer suggests that circumcision might have a preventive effect in black men and men who undergo the procedure later in life. The findings are preliminary, and they don't suggest circumcision lowers the risk of prostate cancer for most men. Nor are exp Read Article »
    Timing Influences Risk of Complications From Circumcision Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Circumcision during infancy has a low rate of complications, but the risk becomes much higher as boys get older, a new study reports. American researchers analyzed data from 1.4 million boys who underwent circumcision, about 93 percent of whom were circumcised as newborns. Read Article »
    More STD Screening on Horizon for Women
    (HealthDay News) -- A federal task force is poised to advise doctors to regularly screen all sexually active American women and girls up to age 24 for the sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia and gonorrhea, which often don't have outward symptoms. The influential group of experts also appears Read Article »
    For Many Older Men Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs
    (HealthDay News) -- A new study reminds men with erectile dysfunction that there's help out there that doesn't require a prescription: diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes. Losing weight, eating better, getting more active, drinking less alcohol and getting better sleep can all help reverse Read Article »
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  • First-Person Stories To Highlight Strong Ties Between Wellmont, Patients In Region

    7/17/14 - Wellmont has launched an online initiative to celebrate these achievements with short videos and narratives from the very people whose lives have been impacted. King’s video kicked off the series Thursday, July 17, and will be followed each week by another compelling story.

    Wellmont’s System Director Of Flight Services Reappointed To Virginia EMS Advisory Board

    7/16/14 - Anita Perry, system director of flight services at Wellmont Health System, has been reappointed to serve on the Virginia Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board. The board makes recommendations to the governor, the General Assembly and Virginia’s Office of Emergency Medical Services on policies, plans, procedures and proposed regulations to improve the statewide EMS system.

    Wellmont To Hold Blood Drives At Area Organizations Week of 7/21

    7/16/14 - For more than 65 years, Marsh Regional has supplied blood to healthcare facilities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. As many as three lives may be saved each time a person donates blood, and Marsh Regional urges people to give here and help here.

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