• Mar
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    Teens Can Easily Buy ECigarettes Online
    (HealthDay News) -- It's easy for teens to buy electronic cigarettes online, a small study finds. Researchers supervised 11 teens in North Carolina, aged 14 to 17, as they tried to buy e-cigarettes from 98 online sellers. The teens ordered e-cigarettes successfully 75 times. The e-cigarette sales Read Article »
    Mar
    2
    Love Coffee Your Heart May Too
    (HealthDay News) -- Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing clogged arteries, which in turn might reduce the risk for heart attack, a new study suggests. "We found that drinking three to five cups a day was associated with less calcium build-up in the arterie Read Article »
    Mar
    2
    Health Tip Recovering From a Run
    (HealthDay News) -- To help your body recover after a tough run, it's important to refuel with the right nutrients and plenty of fluids. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests:Weigh yourself before and after a run to see how much fluid you've lost. Drink 1 1/2 times the amount of fluid l Read Article »
    Mar
    2
    Health Tip Common Triggers for Dandruff
    (HealthDay News) -- Dandruff is characterized by thin flakes on the scalp. While not a concerning health problem, it can be embarrassing. The Mayo Clinic says possible causes include:Dry skin.Oily, greasy skin (seborrheic dermatitis).Insufficient shampooing of the scalp.Eczema, psoriasis and othe Read Article »
    Mar
    2
    Health Highlights March 2 2015
    Health Highlights: March 2, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Sues Employer An American nurse who contracted Ebola is suing her employer. The lawsuit by Nina Pham against Texas Read Article »
    Mar
    2
    Doctors Often Yield to Parents Requests to Delay Kids Vaccines
    (HealthDay News) -- Doctors commonly get requests from parents to delay young children's vaccinations -- and despite their better judgment, they often give in, a new U.S. study finds. In a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors, researchers found that 93 percent said they handled suc Read Article »
    Mar
    2
    Any Exercise Is Good But HigherIntensity May Be Better
    (HealthDay News) -- For people who are obese and sedentary, any exercise can help trim belly fat, but it may take a bit more effort to get other health benefits, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when they got middle-aged, obese adults regularly moving -- even with a half-hour of slow Read Article »
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  • IHOP Holds Annual National Pancake Day To Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
    2/23/15 - A stack of pancakes can satisfy one's desire for good breakfast food - and make miracles happen for local children. IHOP will hold National Pancake Day Tuesday, March 3, to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
    Wellmont Hosts Fourth Annual Trauma Conference With Patients Who Received Lifesaving Care Among Speakers

    2/20/15 - The Level I and Level II trauma centers of Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center will partner again for Wellmont Health System's fourth annual Trauma and Critical Care Conference. The event will be held Friday, March 6, from 7:45 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Monarch Auditorium at Bristol Regional.

    Stacy Long Named Bristol Regional Medical Center Director Of Surgical Services

    2/17/15 - Stacy Long, a nurse by training with a decade of experience as a medical professional, has been named director of surgical services at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Long most recently served as the hospital's assistant director of surgical services and previously was a charge nurse and staff nurse in that department.


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