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    MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Prostate biopsies that combine MRI technology with ultrasound appear to give men better information regarding the seriousness of their cancer, a new study suggests. The new technology -- which uses MRI scans to help doctors biopsy very specific portions of the prostate -- diag Read Article »
    Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months Experts Say
    (HealthDay News) -- Men who survive Ebola should wear condoms during sex for at least three months after recovering from the deadly disease, a new study shows. The finding supports the current recommendations to that effect, according to the authors of the study, which was published Dec. 16 in th Read Article »
    The Pill Remains Most Common Method of Birth Control US Report Shows
    (HealthDay News) -- The pill remains one of the most popular methods of birth control for women, along with female sterilization and condoms, a new report shows. Among the two-thirds of women aged 15 to 44 who used birth control between 2011 and 2013, approximately 16 percent used the pill. Fe Read Article »
    CDC Endorses Circumcision for Health Reasons
    (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are poised to endorse circumcision as a means of preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday released its first-ever draft guidelines on circumcision that recommend that doctors co Read Article »
    Early Heart Disease May Lead to Impotence Study Says
    (HealthDay News) -- Early stage vascular disease may lead to impotence for men later in life, a new study says. "Erectile function can be a window into men's cardiovascular and overall health. Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease commonly coexist," lead author David Feldman, a research Read Article »
    Purpose in Life a Boon to Your Health
    (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with a strong sense of purpose in life may be particularly likely to get health screenings such as colonoscopies and mammograms, new research suggests. The study, of more than 7,000 Americans, found that the higher people scored on a "purpose in life" scale, the m Read Article »
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  • Wellmont Provides Millions In Community Benefit And Uncompensated Care To Southwest Virginia

    1/28/15 - A Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association report details community benefit of almost $3 billion by Virginia health systems in 2013, including Wellmont's contributions to care delivery and overall quality of life in Southwest Virginia.

    Wellmont CVA Heart Institute Hosts 9th Annual Cardiovascular Summit Feb 7 At MeadowView

    Expert physicians from the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute will join other medical leaders to discuss the latest advancements in high-quality care during the 9th annual Cardiovascular Summit. The continuing education event will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport.

    Wellmont Medical Associates Offers Advanced Procedure To Permanently Alleviate Reflux Disease

    1/26/15 - When heartburn is more than a nuisance, a minimally invasive procedure available in Norton and Big Stone Gap, Virginia, can provide relief. This permanent surgical solution for gastroesophageal reflux disease is now available from Wellmont Medical Associates Surgery.

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