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    Health Highlights April 23 2014
    Health Highlights: April 23, 2014 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Artificial Retina Restores Vision Four Americans have received an artificial retina since it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration la Read Article »
    Apr
    23
    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 »
    Apr
    23
    Athletic Trainers First Line of Treatment for Young Basketballers Study
    (HealthDay News) -- High school basketball players in the United States suffered 2.5 million injuries over six seasons and athletic trainers dealt with many of them, a new study finds. Researchers examined data from basketball players aged 13 to 19 who were treated in hospital emergency departmen Read Article »
    Apr
    22
    Size of Fetus May Affect Stillbirth Risk
    (HealthDay News) -- Fetuses that are either too small or too large are at increased risk for stillbirth, a large new study says. Researchers analyzed all the stillbirths that occurred over 2.5 years at 59 hospitals in five regions of the United States. They found that abnormal fetal growth was as Read Article »
    Apr
    22
    Majority of Americans Support Obamacare Birth Control Provision Survey
    (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 70 percent of Americans support the new health care law's mandated coverage of birth control, a nationwide study finds. University of Michigan researchers surveyed adults in all 50 states and the District of Columbia about universal coverage for birth control, which is Read Article »
    Apr
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    Health Highlights April 22 2014
    Health Highlights: April 22, 2014 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Paper Money Carries Thousands of Types of Bacteria: Study A study gives new meaning to the term "dirty money." Researchers found that dollar bills Read Article »
    Apr
    22
    For Teen Drivers Unruly Passengers May Be Greater Threat Than Phones
    (HealthDay News) -- Teen drivers distracted by passengers' loud talking and fooling around are more likely to be involved in serious incidents than those distracted by technology such as cell phones, according to a new study. "Forty-three states currently restrict newly licensed drivers from havi Read Article »
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  • Holston Valley Unveils Next Generation Campaign To Raise $2.5 Million To Increase NICU’s Services

    4/23/14 – Holston Valley Medical Center is embarking on a $2.5 million project to enhance the quality of care these babies receive. At a news conference Wednesday, April 23, Holston Valley and Wellmont Foundation leaders unveiled the Next Generation fundraising campaign, which will add valuable services and provide more space and comfort for patients and families.

    Camp Caterpillar Returns To Nurture Children Who Have Experienced A Loved One's Death

    4/22/14 - Camp Caterpillar, a free day-long nurturing environment for children, is geared to help them better understand this change and make a transition while keeping their loved one in their heart. This year’s camp will be held Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at a new location – Stickley Farms, 550 Beaver Creek Road. The camp is open to children from prekindergarten to 12th grade and their family members.

    Wellmont To Hold Blood Drives At Area Organizations Week Of 4/28

    4/22/14 - 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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