• Women's Health News


  • Feb
    27
    When Babies Spit Up Dont Panic
    (HealthDay News) -- Some babies spit up more than others, but it doesn't necessarily mean they have a problem, an expert says. A baby's stomach is small and can tolerate only small amounts of food. As a baby grows, so does his or her stomach and spitting up becomes less common, explained Dr. Jose Read Article »
    Feb
    25
    WeightLoss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications Raise Others
    (HealthDay News) -- After undergoing weight-loss surgery, women are significantly less prone to diabetes during pregnancy but twice as likely to deliver smaller-than-normal infants, a new study suggests. Swedish scientists found that weight-loss (or "bariatric") surgery before pregnancy lowers th Read Article »
    Feb
    23
    Sound of Mothers Voice in Womb May Aid Fetal Brain Growth
    (HealthDay News) -- Babies may get a brain boost in the womb when they hear the voices and heartbeats of their mothers, a new study suggests. Researchers studying premature babies in the hospital found that the sound centers in the babies' brains grew more quickly when they heard recordings of th Read Article »
    Feb
    21
    Host of Factors Influence Babys Immune System
    (HealthDay News) -- Numerous factors influence the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, which then alters the immune system and changes susceptibility to allergies, researchers report. The team at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit conducted six studies of gut bacteria in babies and found that Read Article »
    Feb
    20
    Postmenopausal Women May Be at Risk of Gum Disease
    (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal women who are at high risk for broken bones may also be at increased risk for gum disease, a new study suggests. The research included almost 200 women, aged 51 to 80. They had all gone through menopause within the last 10 years, didn't smoke and hadn't taken ho Read Article »
    Feb
    20
    Measles Can Rob a Childs Sight Doctors Warn
    (HealthDay News) -- In the midst of the current resurgence of measles across the United States, many people may still believe it's a harmless, transient disease. But experts warn that even before the telltale skin rash appears, the infection typically shows up in the eyes. In rare cases, measles Read Article »
    Feb
    20
    New Device Treats Superficial Varicose Veins
    (HealthDay News) -- The VenaSeal closure system has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat superficial varicose veins in the leg that appear close to the skin and cause an unsightly and sometimes painful condition. The product, administered by a trained professional, is d Read Article »
    Feb
    20
    FDA OKs New Varicose Vein Treatment
    (HealthDay News) -- A new system to permanently treat varicose veins in the legs by sealing the affected veins with adhesive was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Many people with varicose veins experience no symptoms, while others have mild to moderate pain, blood clots, Read Article »
    Feb
    19
    Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys Reproductive Development
    (HealthDay News) -- When expectant mothers are exposed to plastics chemicals called phthalates during the first trimester, their male offspring may have a greater risk of infertility later in life, a new study suggests. Boys exposed to the chemical diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) may be born with a Read Article »
    Feb
    19
    More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago
    (HealthDay News) -- Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, a new study reports. Cancer is still a leading cause of death in the United States, but advances in radiation, ch Read Article »
    Feb
    19
    Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of Overdiagnosis Risk
    (HealthDay News) -- Educating women about the possibility of "overdiagnosis" from mammography screening may make some of them less likely to get the test, a new study says. One expert said the findings are important. "The take-home message needs to be that women should be informed, not only of Read Article »
    Feb
    19
    Low Cancer Risk With Device Used to Remove Fibroids Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- A small power tool that is sometimes used to remove fibroids in the uterus can end up spreading bits of hidden cancerous tumors throughout the abdomen, but a new study suggests the likelihood is low. Researchers called the findings, reported online Feb. 19 in JAMA Oncology, "r Read Article »
    Feb
    17
    Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Many American women with locally advanced breast cancer do not receive recommended radiation therapy after mastectomy, a new study finds. Experts at the U.S. National Cancer Institute currently recommend that breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomy receive radiation ther Read Article »
    Feb
    16
    Smoking During Pregnancy May Raise Diabetes Risk for Daughters Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Women whose mothers smoked while pregnant may be two to three times more likely to develop diabetes as adults, new research suggests. The finding is based on the tracking of 1,800 women whose mothers had been participants in an earlier study. All the mothers had received ob Read Article »
    Feb
    16
    More Than Half of Women Have Hot Flashes for at Least 7 Years
    (HealthDay News) -- Menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats aren't a short-term problem. More than half of women experience these unpleasant change-of-life symptoms for seven years or more, a new study finds. "Women should not be surprised if their hot flashes last a number of years," sa Read Article »
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  • IHOP Holds Annual National Pancake Day To Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
    2/23/15 - A stack of pancakes can satisfy one's desire for good breakfast food - and make miracles happen for local children. IHOP will hold National Pancake Day Tuesday, March 3, to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
    Wellmont Hosts Fourth Annual Trauma Conference With Patients Who Received Lifesaving Care Among Speakers

    2/20/15 - The Level I and Level II trauma centers of Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center will partner again for Wellmont Health System's fourth annual Trauma and Critical Care Conference. The event will be held Friday, March 6, from 7:45 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Monarch Auditorium at Bristol Regional.

    Stacy Long Named Bristol Regional Medical Center Director Of Surgical Services

    2/17/15 - Stacy Long, a nurse by training with a decade of experience as a medical professional, has been named director of surgical services at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Long most recently served as the hospital's assistant director of surgical services and previously was a charge nurse and staff nurse in that department.


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