• Women's Health News


  • Oct
    23
    Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughters Weight Later
    (HealthDay News) -- Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests. The research included more than 400 girls in California who were followed from 2005 to 2011, with annual visits to check thei Read Article »
    Oct
    23
    Nearly 1 in 3 US Babies Delivered by CSection Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Cesarean delivery was the most common inpatient surgery in the United States in 2011 and was used in nearly one-third of all deliveries, research shows. The new study found that 1.3 million babies were delivered by cesarean section in 2011. The findings also revealed wide va Read Article »
    Oct
    22
    Health Tip Breastfeeding With Diabetes
    (HealthDay News) -- Diabetic moms, after talking with their doctors, should still try to breast-feed their babies, some experts say. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says potential benefits of breast-feeding, despite maternal diabetes, may includ Read Article »
    Oct
    22
    Fertility Treatments Arent Significantly Linked to Birth Defects
    (HealthDay News) -- The risk of birth defects is low among children conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ART), according to a new study. Researchers examined more than 300,000 births in Massachusetts between 2004 and 2008. Of those babies, 11,000 were conceived using ART. Assis Read Article »
    Oct
    22
    Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective Cheaper
    (HealthDay News) -- A crucial part of conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) -- the incubation of embryos in a laboratory dish -- can instead take place in a device inside the vagina, new research suggests. Scientists from the United States and Colombia contend that the device, called an INVOc Read Article »
    Oct
    21
    Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer Study Says
    (HealthDay News) -- About one-fifth of Hispanic women have a genetic variation that offers significant protection against breast cancer risk, according to a new study. The genetic variant originates from native Americans and reduces breast cancer risk by 40 percent to 80 percent, particularly the Read Article »
    Oct
    21
    Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant
    (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers exposed to high levels of traffic air pollution during pregnancy may be at increased risk for lung damage, according to a new study. Researchers tested the lung function of 620 children in Spain when they were 4 years old. Their mothers' exposure to the tra Read Article »
    Oct
    20
    Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer Study Reports
    (HealthDay News) -- Adding the drug Herceptin to chemotherapy for certain breast cancer patients increases overall survival and reduces the risk of recurrence compared to chemotherapy alone, new research shows. The study found that adding a year of Herceptin (trastuzumab) to standard chemotherapy Read Article »
    Oct
    20
    Health Tip Trouble Sleeping During Pregnancy
    (HealthDay News) -- While you may sleep soundly during the first trimester of pregnancy, sleep may be more challenging during the later months. The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these reasons why:Needing to urinate more frequently because of increased blood volume and harder-work Read Article »
    Oct
    17
    Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories Study
    (HealthDay News) -- The peak intensity of pain during delivery, not the amount of time in labor, influences women's memories of pain during childbirth, a new study suggests. The study included 320 pregnant women who were asked to rate their pain every 20 minutes during labor. The women were aske Read Article »
    Oct
    16
    Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone
    (HealthDay News) -- A large number of American teens continue to send and receive sexual images on their cellphones -- a practice dubbed sexting, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed more than 1,100 undergraduate college students about their experiences with sexting in high school. Near Read Article »
    Oct
    16
    Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Breast Cancer Survival
    (HealthDay News) -- Exercise, healthy eating and good weight control may help improve survival of breast cancer patients, according to a large-scale review. Researchers analyzed 85 studies that included more than 164,000 women worldwide and found that breast cancer patient survival may be associa Read Article »
    Oct
    15
    Medicare Subsidy Helps Breast Cancer Patients Afford Treatment
    (HealthDay News) -- A Medicare subsidy program makes it more likely that breast cancer patients in all racial and ethnic groups will continue hormone therapy after surgery for their cancer, a new study found. "Patients are more likely to take their medications if they are able to afford them," sa Read Article »
    Oct
    14
    Risks From Epidural Spinal Anesthesia Very Low Study Says
    (HealthDay News) -- The risks of using epidural and spinal anesthesia during childbirth are extremely low, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 80,000 women who received epidural or spinal anesthesia during childbirth and found that the overall rate of complications Read Article »
    Oct
    14
    Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful
    (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels could make childbirth more painful, according to a new study. Vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy, especially among high-risk women, including vegetarians, those with little sun exposure, and members of ethnic minorities, the American College o Read Article »
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  • Wellmont news

  • Game Enthusiasts Can Play, Raise Money
 For Children's Health During Extra Life

    10/24/14 - Playing Legend of Zelda, Halo, Pokémon or even Chutes and Ladders offers is not only a lot of fun but provides local residents with an innovative way to make miracles happen for children. Extra Life, a 24-hour video game marathon that benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, will be held Saturday, Oct. 25. Gamers of all types are welcome to sign up – whether they prefer personal computer, console, fantasy, live-action role play, cards or even board games.

    ETSU Students To Hold Dance Marathon To Benefit 
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

    10/23/14 - Local college students are transforming an all-night party into a lifesaving fundraiser for the region’s sickest children. On Thursday, Oct. 23, East Tennessee State University students will hold their third Dance Marathon to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The event, held from 6 p.m.-midnight in the D.P. Culp Center ballroom, will feature live music, dancing, children’s games and free food for all registrants. It is open to the community in addition to students.

    Joint Statement From Mountain States Health Alliance And Wellmont Health System On Ebola Preparedness

    10/16/14 - Bart Hove, interim president and CEO of Wellmont Health System, and Alan Levine, president and CEO of Mountain States Health Alliance, today issued the following statement related to public concerns about the national news related to the potential spread of the Ebola virus.


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