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    Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children
    (HealthDay News) -- Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. The new study also hints -- but doesn't prove -- that nicotine-replacement products used during pregnan Read Article »
    Jul
    21
    Life Skills Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids
    (HealthDay News) -- Good parenting and life skills coaching seem to reduce inflammation in children from low-income families, a new study suggests. Inflammation is a common problem among poorer children, and can lead to a number of illnesses, according to Northwestern University researchers. " Read Article »
    Jul
    21
    Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children
    (HealthDay News) -- Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. The new study also hints -- but doesn't prove -- that nicotine-replacement products used during pregnan Read Article »
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    Health Highlights July 21 2014
    Health Highlights: July 21, 2014 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Videotaping Ob/Gyn Costs Hopkins $190 Million Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has settled a sexual misconduct case involving a secret-camera-wield Read Article »
    Jul
    21
    Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure
    (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator. The study found that regular intake of probiotics, such as those found in certain yogurts or supplements, may help ease the condition. Researchers looked at dat Read Article »
    Jul
    21
    No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger US Adults
    (HealthDay News) -- Despite recent advances in preventing heart attacks among U.S. seniors, those gains don't seem to have occurred among middle-aged adults -- especially women, a new study reports. Heart attack hospitalization rates among young and middle-aged adults have remained stable during Read Article »
    Jul
    21
    Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery
    (HealthDay News) -- People who are older than 65 who've had a stroke or heart valve surgery, or who have known blood vessel disease, have an increased risk of stroke after heart surgery, a new study finds. Researchers looked at nearly 109,000 heart surgery patients in the Canadian province of Ont Read Article »
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  • First-Person Stories To Highlight Strong Ties Between Wellmont, Patients In Region

    7/17/14 - Wellmont has launched an online initiative to celebrate these achievements with short videos and narratives from the very people whose lives have been impacted. King’s video kicked off the series Thursday, July 17, and will be followed each week by another compelling story.

    Wellmont’s System Director Of Flight Services Reappointed To Virginia EMS Advisory Board

    7/16/14 - Anita Perry, system director of flight services at Wellmont Health System, has been reappointed to serve on the Virginia Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board. The board makes recommendations to the governor, the General Assembly and Virginia’s Office of Emergency Medical Services on policies, plans, procedures and proposed regulations to improve the statewide EMS system.

    Wellmont To Hold Blood Drives At Area Organizations Week of 7/21

    7/16/14 - 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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