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    No TV or Obesity But Ancient People Still Had Heart Disease
    (HealthDay News) -- They may not have had fast food, TVs or cigarettes, but people of ancient times commonly developed clogged heart arteries -- and a new research review speculates on some reasons why. Using CT scans of mummified remains from ancient Egypt, Peru, the Aleutian Islands and the Ame Read Article »
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    Health Highlights July 31 2014
    Health Highlights: July 31, 2014 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Florida Issues Warning on Warm Water Flesh-Eating Bacteria Florida health officials are cautioning visitors to the state's beaches about the threat of Read Article »
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    Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery
    (HealthDay News) -- Recovery time after surgery may be reduced for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to a new study. The study's Irish researchers suspect that the drugs may affect the body's inflammatory response, reducing the amount of time surgica Read Article »
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    Benefits of ECigarettes May Outweigh Harms Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Strict regulation of electronic cigarettes isn't warranted based on current evidence, a team of researchers says. On the contrary, allowing e-cigarettes to compete with regular cigarettes might cut tobacco-related deaths and illness, the researchers concluded after reviewing 8 Read Article »
    Jul
    30
    Make Kids Weight Loss a Family Affair Study Suggests
    (HealthDay News) -- Parents who want to help their preschooler shed excess pounds may want to team up with their child, new research suggests. Youngsters whose parents joined them in a supervised behavioral modification program gained less weight than their peers who were enrolled in a traditiona Read Article »
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    Health Highlights July 30 2014
    Health Highlights: July 30, 2014 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Florida Issues Warning on Warm Water Flesh-Eating Bacteria Florida health officials are cautioning visitors to the state's beaches about the threat of Read Article »
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    Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting
    (HealthDay News) -- Some obese people have a genetic mutation that seems to ramp up the reward centers in their brains when they see food, researchers report. Gaining a better understanding of how this mutation triggers feelings of pleasure and gratification at the sight of high-calorie foods lik Read Article »
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  • Wellmont Board Narrows Potential Partners To Three, Begins Phase Of Community Dialogue And Due Diligence
    7/30/14 - The Wellmont Health System Board of Directors has narrowed the list of potential health system partners from six to three, including a regional system and two significant health systems beyond the region, all of which are not-for-profit organizations.
    Page McClanahan Joins Wellmont Medical Associates In Johnson City As Nurse Practitioner

    7/23/14 - Page McClanahan, an experienced family nurse practitioner, is joining Wellmont Medical Associates’ Johnson City office. McClanahan brings 18 years of medical care to the office, which also includes the practices of Dr. Rita Plemmons, a medical doctor, and Aimee Hurd, another family nurse practitioner.

    Wellmont To Hold Blood Drives At Area Organizations Week of 7/28

    7/23/14 - Blood donations are especially important in the summer because activities during this season tend to carry a risk for injury. Donors with an O-negative blood type are particularly welcome, as their blood can be used for any patient.


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