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    Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Womens Sex Lives Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- While levels of testosterone and other reproductive hormones have some effect on menopausal women's sex lives, their emotional health and quality of their relationships have a stronger influence, according to a new study. Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men. But, women Read Article »
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    Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults
    (HealthDay News) -- Overweight or obese women who get pregnant are much more likely to have a child who suffers from heart disease as an adult, new research suggests. But it looks like environment may play a greater role than genetics in that trend, the researchers added. "Mothers who are over Read Article »
    Nov
    20
    Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults
    (HealthDay News) -- Overweight or obese women who get pregnant are much more likely to have a child who suffers from heart disease as an adult, new research suggests. But it looks like environment may play a greater role than genetics in that trend, the researchers added. "Mothers who are over Read Article »
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    Health Highlights Nov 20 2014
    Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2014 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Millions of Baby Strollers Recalled Due to Finger Amputation Risk Nearly five million Graco- and Century-brand baby strollers are being recalled i Read Article »
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    Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing Report Shows
    (HealthDay News) -- The cost of diabetes care in the United States has increased 48 percent in recent years, climbing to more than $322 billion annually, a new report shows. Even greater increases in cost were seen with prediabetes care, which have risen 74 percent, and undiagnosed diabetes, whic Read Article »
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    Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney
    (HealthDay News) -- Kidney donation is one of the most selfless acts one person can do for another. And now a new study finds that former donors who find they need a kidney later in life are benefiting from policies that give them priority on the transplant waiting list. Living donors provided o Read Article »
    Nov
    20
    Laser Used to Remove Tattoos May Help Reduce Acne Scars
    (HealthDay News) -- The same kind of laser that is used to remove tattoos may reduce scarring from acne, a small pilot study shows. Acne is the most common skin disease in the United States, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and another type of laser is already used to treat sc 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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