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    More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely Study Shows
    (HealthDay News) -- Ebola likely won't mutate into a strain that goes airborne or dodges current efforts to develop effective vaccines, tests and treatments for the deadly virus, a new study suggests. That's because the Ebola virus has been mutating at its normal pace during the current West Afri Read Article »
    Mar
    26
    Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men
    (HealthDay News) -- Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colon cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it, a new study suggests. Nearly 14,000 men underwent treadmill tests at midlife and had their medic Read Article »
    Mar
    26
    Health Tip Plan for Children in an Emergency
    (HealthDay News) -- An emergency supply kit should contain essentials for everyone in the family, including the littlest ones. The Ready.gov website recommends including:Plenty of formula and some clean bottles.Diapers and wipes/moist towelettes.Cream to care for diaper rash.Powdered milk.Any med Read Article »
    Mar
    26
    Health Highlights March 26 2015
    Health Highlights: March 26, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Medicare Overhaul Bill Passed by House A Medicare overhaul bill that would create a new formula for payments to doctors was passed by the House on Th Read Article »
    Mar
    26
    COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment Mobility in US
    (HealthDay News) -- The respiratory illness known as COPD takes a toll on mobility and employment, with a new report finding that nearly one-quarter of Americans with the condition are unable to work. People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder -- a combination of chronic bronchitis and em Read Article »
    Mar
    26
    Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick
    (HealthDay News) -- Hand towels are the top contamination hazard in the kitchen, according to a new study. Cellphones are another potential source of kitchen cross-contamination, the researchers found. Cross-contamination refers to the accidental transfer of potentially hazardous germs from o Read Article »
    Mar
    26
    Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Older people who need a kidney transplant are better off receiving an available organ from an older deceased donor rather than waiting for one from a younger donor, a new study shows. While kidneys from older donors can't provide younger patients with a lifetime of kidney func Read Article »
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  • Bristol Regional Mixes Fun And Health Information At Annual Women And Children’s Expo

    3/25/15 - Women of all ages and health needs can access beneficial information and potentially collect prizes at Bristol Regional Medical Center's annual Women and Children's Expo. The event will be held Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    Marsh Regional Bolsters Scholarship Program Through Annual Golf Tournament

    3/23/15 - An upcoming Marsh Regional Blood Center event will give residents an opportunity to help local high school students achieve their academic dreams. The only blood supplier based in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is holding its second annual golf tournament Friday, April 24, to raise additional money for its scholarship program.

    Holston Valley Offers Additional Method For Valve Repair And Builds On Success Of Structural Heart Program

    3/17/15 - Patients with a leaky mitral valve, a condition that can cause worsening heart failure, reduced quality of life and earlier death if untreated, have additional hope through a new procedure at Holston Valley Medical Center. Rahul Sakhuja, M.D., leads a team of physicians from the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute who can now repair the mitral valve using the MitraClip device.


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