• Oct
    24
    Health Tip When Your Child Needs to Lose Weight
    (HealthDay News) -- If your child is overweight, be sure to teach him or her about the importance of a nutritious diet and regular exercise. You also should offer plenty of support and avoid pressuring your youngster. The Weight-loss Information Network offers these additional suggestions:Put you Read Article »
    Oct
    24
    Health Tip Watch the Road on Halloween
    (HealthDay News) -- On Halloween, excited trick-or-treaters can pose significant hazards for drivers, especially in residential areas. The U.S. National Safety Council offers these safety tips:Be extra alert and cautious on Halloween, remembering to watch for children near the roads.Look out for Read Article »
    Oct
    24
    Experts Predict Catastrophic Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed
    (HealthDay News) -- A large influx of international aid is needed, and soon, if West Africa is to avoid tens of thousands of deaths from the widening Ebola crisis, a team of Yale University researchers predict. Using a specially designed mathematical model, the researchers looked at the possible Read Article »
    Oct
    23
    Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughters Weight Later
    (HealthDay News) -- Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests. The research included more than 400 girls in California who were followed from 2005 to 2011, with annual visits to check thei Read Article »
    Oct
    23
    Nearly 1 in 3 US Babies Delivered by CSection Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Cesarean delivery was the most common inpatient surgery in the United States in 2011 and was used in nearly one-third of all deliveries, research shows. The new study found that 1.3 million babies were delivered by cesarean section in 2011. The findings also revealed wide va Read Article »
    Oct
    23
    Health Highlights Oct 23 2014
    Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2014 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: EPA Proposes Barring 72 Chemicals as Ingredients in Pesticides The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday proposed removing 72 chemica Read Article »
    Oct
    23
    Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely Experts Say
    (HealthDay News) -- Riding a bus or an elevator full of sniffles, coughs and sneezes is one of the more unpleasant aspects of the flu season. Those same coughs and sneezes can be downright terrifying these days, given that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has spread a tendril into the United Sta Read Article »
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  • Wellmont news

  • 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.

    ETSU Students To Hold Dance Marathon To Benefit 
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

    10/23/14 - Local college students are transforming an all-night party into a lifesaving fundraiser for the region’s sickest children. On Thursday, Oct. 23, East Tennessee State University students will hold their third Dance Marathon to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The event, held from 6 p.m.-midnight in the D.P. Culp Center ballroom, will feature live music, dancing, children’s games and free food for all registrants. It is open to the community in addition to students.

    Joint Statement From Mountain States Health Alliance And Wellmont Health System On Ebola Preparedness

    10/16/14 - Bart Hove, interim president and CEO of Wellmont Health System, and Alan Levine, president and CEO of Mountain States Health Alliance, today issued the following statement related to public concerns about the national news related to the potential spread of the Ebola virus.


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