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    Spring Cleaning Safety Tips
    (HealthDay News) -- While doing their spring cleaning, families will use a wide range of products that can cause accidental poisonings, an expert says. But taking appropriate precautions will reduce the risk of danger, said Earl Siegel, managing director of the drug and poison information center Read Article »
    Apr
    19
    If Kids Think Someones Watching Theyre More Likely to Wash Their Hands
    (HealthDay News) -- Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases, and placing cameras over sinks might boost youngsters' hand hygiene, new research suggests. The study included students at four public schools in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Video cameras were installed in hand Read Article »
    Apr
    18
    SoCalled Apple Shape Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Body shape -- whether a woman is wide at the waistline -- is not in itself a risk factor for breast cancer, according to a large new study. But overall body weight is a factor, the researchers added. Previous studies have suggested that being "apple-shaped" or having excess Read Article »
    Apr
    18
    More People Worldwide Eating Healthy Fats Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Levels of healthy fats in people's diets worldwide increased over the past two decades, while their intake of harmful fats stayed about the same, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data on consumption of fats and oils in 266 countries between 1990 and 2010. During that ti Read Article »
    Apr
    18
    How to Make LowCal Menu Options More Palatable
    (HealthDay News) -- Many people ignore restaurant foods labeled "low-calorie" because they think they'll be unsatisfying, a new study shows. "People have come to expect low-calorie food to taste bad or not fill them up," wrote Jeffrey Parker, of Georgia State University, and Donald Lehmann, of Co Read Article »
    Apr
    18
    Happy Couples Nestle Together at Night Survey Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Your sleeping position with your significant other offers clues about the quality of your relationship, according to a new study. Researchers asked more than 1,000 people about their preferred position at night and to rate their relationship quality. "One of the most import Read Article »
    Apr
    18
    Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients
    (HealthDay News) -- A group of widely used sedatives increases the risk of serious breathing problems in older people with the lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study says. Benzodiazepines such as lorazepam (Ativan) or alprazolam (Xanax) are commonly prescr Read Article »
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  • From Marsh Regional As Winner Of Holiday Contest Daniel Boone Student Receives $500 Scholarship

    4/17/14 - Holly Wagner had worked blood drives since she was a freshman at Daniel Boone High School and was a strong believer in donation. But when her father needed open-heart surgery last year, she recognized an opportunity and a responsibility to advance the cause further.

    Wellmont, Eastman, Food City Encourage People, Businesses To Participate In Healthier Tennessee

    4/16/14 - Wellmont Health System, Eastman Chemical Company and Food City leaders say Healthier Tennessee and its Small Starts tools are transforming lives and improving the state’s well-being. Executives for these companies encourage other businesses, as well as individuals, to use these resources.

    Wellmont To Hold Blood Drives At Area Organizations Week of 4/21

    4/15/14 - 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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