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  • Jul
    30
    Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects
    (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test could help prevent neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida, new research finds. The test would measure the concentration of folate (a form of vitamin B) in a pregnant women's red blood cells. The findings from this study -- conducted by an internati Read Article »
    Jul
    29
    Its Buyer Beware for Decorative Contact Lenses FDA Says
    (HealthDay News) -- Decorative contact lenses may seem like a fun accessory, but if you're not careful, they can cause serious eye damage. Decorative contacts should be fitted properly by an optometrist or ophthalmologist, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It's important t Read Article »
    Jul
    28
    Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Womens Hearts
    (HealthDay News) -- Healthy women at low risk of cardiovascular disease may be able to take hormone replacement therapy soon after menopause for a short time without harming their hearts, according to a new study. Previous studies, including the large-scale Women's Health Initiative, found that h Read Article »
    Jul
    25
    Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb
    (HealthDay News) -- Babies seem to learn even before they're born, a new study suggests. By the time women are 34 weeks pregnant, their unborn babies can respond to the sound of their mother's voice reciting a familiar nursery rhyme, the researchers report. "The mother's voice is the predomina Read Article »
    Jul
    24
    Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes
    (HealthDay News) -- Drinking caffeine may worsen the hot flashes and night sweats that affect roughly two-thirds of women as they go through menopause, new survey data suggests. "While these findings are preliminary, our study suggests that limiting caffeine intake may be useful for those postmen Read Article »
    Jul
    24
    Female Triathletes May Face Health Problems Such as Incontinence
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who compete in triathlons are at increased risk for pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence, and other health problems, a new study says. "There has been a surge in popularity of high-impact sports such as triathlons, but little has been known until now about the Read Article »
    Jul
    23
    Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls
    (HealthDay News) -- The timing of a girl's first menstrual period may be determined by hundreds, and possibly thousands, of gene variations, a new study suggests. Researchers have identified over 100 regions of DNA that are connected to the timing of menarche -- a woman's first menstrual period. Read Article »
    Jul
    23
    Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence
    (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study. The study found that nearly half of women in a weight-loss surgery program reported having incontinence prior to the procedure. Af Read Article »
    Jul
    22
    Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Removing the uterus with a minimally invasive procedure known as morcellation carries a risk of spreading undetected cancer, and now a new study pinpoints the likelihood more clearly. Twenty-seven of every 10,000 women who had the technique had undetected uterine cancer at the Read Article »
    Jul
    22
    Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests. "We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight or obese during pregnancy had Read Article »
    Jul
    21
    Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children
    (HealthDay News) -- Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. The new study also hints -- but doesn't prove -- that nicotine-replacement products used during pregnan Read Article »
    Jul
    21
    Life Skills Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids
    (HealthDay News) -- Good parenting and life skills coaching seem to reduce inflammation in children from low-income families, a new study suggests. Inflammation is a common problem among poorer children, and can lead to a number of illnesses, according to Northwestern University researchers. " Read Article »
    Jul
    18
    HPV Test Beats Pap Smear in Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- A new study involving data on more than 1 million women finds the HPV test outperforming the standard Pap test in assessing cervical cancer risk. Researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) conclude that a negative test for HPV (human papillomavirus) infection is a Read Article »
    Jul
    18
    FullTime Job May Disrupt BreastFeeding Plans
    (HealthDay News) -- New mothers who return to work full-time are less likely to stick with their breast-feeding goals than those who go back to work part-time, a new study finds. "Support for a mother's delayed return to paid employment, or return at part-time hours, may help more mothers achieve Read Article »
    Jul
    16
    Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients Study
    (HealthDay News) -- For most women with breast cancer, there doesn't seem to be a significant survival benefit from having their healthy breast removed as well, new research suggests. In recent years, more women with cancer in one breast have been choosing to have the other breast removed as a pr 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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