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    Young Guys in Large Vehicles Most Likely to Survive Crash
    (HealthDay News) -- Driving a large vehicle and being a young male are among the factors that improve a person's chances of surviving a car crash, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed more than 1,100 head-on crashes and found that more people aged 15 to 24 were involved in these types of colli Read Article »
    Nov
    24
    Kids Bag Lunches Not Meeting Nutrition Guidelines Study
    (HealthDay News) -- The lunches children bring from home may be less healthy than the school cafeteria offerings, a new study suggests. Researchers found that for kids in one Texas school district, bag lunches typically had more salt and fewer fruits, vegetables and whole grains, compared with st Read Article »
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    Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better
    (HealthDay News) -- Jogging helps seniors maintain their ability to walk, a new study finds. The researchers looked at people older than 65 who either ran or walked for exercise. Those who ran at least 30 minutes three times a week were less likely to have age-related physical decline in walking Read Article »
    Nov
    24
    Health Tip Safely Thaw the Thanksgiving Turkey
    (HealthDay News) -- You don't want Thanksgiving guests to become sick from contaminated turkey, so make sure you thaw your holiday bird safely. The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service offers this advice:Thaw the turkey in the refrigerator. Allow 24 hours per 4-to-5 pounds of turkey, and make Read Article »
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    Health Highlights Nov 24 2014
    Health Highlights: Nov. 24, 2014 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: World 'Far Away' From Defeating Ebola: WHO Official The Ebola situation in some parts of West Africa is improving, but the world is "far away" from de Read Article »
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    Obese Employees Miss More Work Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Obese Americans are absent from work more often than their normal-weight colleagues, and these absences cost the U.S. economy more than $8 billion a year, a new study shows. Researchers found that obese workers miss an average of between one and two more work days a year than Read Article »
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    24
    AdultSized ATVs Deadly for Kids Report Shows
    (HealthDay News) -- Santa might think twice about giving kids an all-terrain vehicle this year. Riding ATVs poses high risks of injury or death for children and teens, with dangers differing by age, a new U.S. study warns. The biggest risk factors for all ages of children and teens are riding an Read Article »
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  • Wellmont Further Supports Russell County With Donation To Veterans Memorial Park

    11/17/14 - Wellmont Health System is helping Russell County salute its veterans with a donation to support a new park the community has built in their honor. David Brash, Wellmont’s senior vice president of business development and rural strategy, presented a $1,500 check to Lebanon Mayor Tony Dodi during a brief event Thursday, Nov. 13.

    Career Fair Showcases Nursing Opportunities At Wellmont Health System

    11/12/14 - Experienced registered nurses and recent and upcoming nursing graduates can learn about Wellmont Health System’s diverse job offerings during a career fair Monday, Nov. 17, at Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center.

    Strategic Options Process By Wellmont Board Continues To Progress, With Field Narrowed To Two

    11/10/14 - The strategic options evaluation by Wellmont Health System’s board of directors continues to make significant progress, with the field of potential alignment partners being narrowed to two. Names of the remaining health systems the board is considering cannot be disclosed due to confidentiality agreements signed by both sides early in the process. But Roger Leonard, the board’s chairman, said the contenders are a regional option and an organization outside the region, both of which are aligned with the principles the board adopted to guide its decision-making process.


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