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    Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Circumcision is typically done in the first days or weeks of life, but about 6 percent of U.S. boys have the procedure later, which increases the risk of complications and increases costs, according to new research. The study analyzed insurance billing data that estimated circ Read Article »
    As US Economy Worsened Vasectomy Rates Rose Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- During the recent "Great Recession," worries about the cost of raising children in an uncertain job market may have spurred an uptick in vasectomies, a new study suggests. "Despite an unchanged desire for more children, men in relationships reported planning for smaller famili Read Article »
    Screen Women for Chlamydia Gonorrhea Experts Say
    (HealthDay News) -- All sexually active women should be screened for two of the most common sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The task force noted this recommendation includes older women, those Read Article »
    DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer
    (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that measures DNA from a prostate cancer tumor could provide doctors with a better assessment of the state of a man's disease, a new study suggests. If used routinely, this blood test could reveal when treatment for advanced prostate cancer stops working and actu Read Article »
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  • Wellmont news

  • Wellmont Holding 19th Annual Diabetes Expo Saturday, Nov. 1, At Bristol Regional Medical Center

    10/29/14 - Beneficial screenings and helpful education will be among the highlights of the 19th annual Diabetes Expo Saturday, Nov. 1, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. This free event, which will take place 8 a.m.-noon, will be held in the Monarch Auditorium.

    Wellmont Presenting Information About Ebola At Bristol, Kingsport Chambers Of Commerce

    10/27/14 - With the Ebola virus continuing to be a topic of interest in the region, Wellmont Health System is assisting with presentations at the chambers of commerce in Bristol and Kingsport about the potentially deadly disease.

    Game Enthusiasts Can Play, Raise Money
 For Children's Health During Extra Life

    10/24/14 - Playing Legend of Zelda, Halo, Pokémon or even Chutes and Ladders offers is not only a lot of fun but provides local residents with an innovative way to make miracles happen for children. Extra Life, a 24-hour video game marathon that benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, will be held Saturday, Oct. 25. Gamers of all types are welcome to sign up – whether they prefer personal computer, console, fantasy, live-action role play, cards or even board games.

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