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    Health Highlights Dec 17 2014
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    FDA Warns Against Fetal Keepsake Videos
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    Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors
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    Health Highlights Dec 16 2014
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    Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection
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  • Fred Pelle Selected As Holston Valley Chief Operating Officer

    Fred Pelle, a highly respected 30-year health care veteran and president of Wellmont Health System’s community hospital division, has been named vice president and chief operating officer of Holston Valley Medical Center.

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