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  • Jan
    29
    Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medications if they've been diagnosed with cancer, researchers report. The new study included more than 16,000 diabetes patients, average age 68, taking drugs to lower their blood sugar. Of those patients, more than Read Article »
    Jan
    28
    It Pays for MomstoBe to Stop Smoking
    (HealthDay News) -- Financial incentives help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study shows. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of illness and death among mothers and babies in developed countries, the researchers say. "This study provides substantial evidence of a very promising and po Read Article »
    Jan
    28
    Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment
    (HealthDay News) -- When pregnant women have high blood pressure, more-intensive treatment doesn't seem to affect their babies, but it may lower the odds that moms will develop severely high blood pressure. That's the conclusion of a clinical trial reported in the Jan. 29 issue of the New England Read Article »
    Jan
    28
    Pesticides Plastics Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause in Women
    (HealthDay News) -- Extensive exposure to common chemicals appears to be linked to an earlier start of menopause, a new study suggests. Researchers found that menopause typically begins two to four years earlier in women whose bodies have high levels of certain chemicals found in household items Read Article »
    Jan
    27
    Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls Study Suggests
    (HealthDay News) -- Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than girls who don't, Harvard researchers report. Among nearly 5,600 girls aged 9 to 14 who were followed between 1996 and 2001, the researchers found that those who drank more than 1.5 servings of sugary drink Read Article »
    Jan
    27
    Female Hormone Disorder Linked to Numerous Health Conditions
    (HealthDay News) -- Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk for a number of serious health problems, new research suggests. "PCOS has profound implications for a women's reproductive health, as well as her long-term risk of chronic illness," wrote study author Dr. Roger Read Article »
    Jan
    27
    A Sons Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth
    (HealthDay News) -- Elise Jackson remembers very clearly the day her son was born: It was May 8, 2002, and Elijah had arrived 15 weeks before his due date. "My child sat right in the palm of my hands," Jackson recalled. "He was very, very fragile. It was 25 weeks and one day into my pregnancy, an Read Article »
    Jan
    26
    Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer
    (HealthDay News) -- Many women with breast cancer lack basic knowledge about their disease, such as their cancer stage and other characteristics, according to a new study. The lack of knowledge was even more pronounced among minority women, the study authors found. This finding is worrisome be Read Article »
    Jan
    23
    Many US Girls Arent Getting HPV Vaccine Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Only about half of American girls begin receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine at the recommended age, a new study finds. HPV is believed to cause nearly all cases of cervical cancer, and also other types of cancers and genital warts. The HPV vaccine protects against Read Article »
    Jan
    22
    Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers CDC
    (HealthDay News) -- Too many women of childbearing age take narcotic painkillers, putting any unborn babies at risk, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Thirty-nine percent of females aged 15 to 44 who were enrolled in Medicaid filled a prescription for a narcotic painkiller each year from 2008 Read Article »
    Jan
    21
    More Extreme Preemies Are Surviving Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- More extremely premature U.S. infants -- those born after only 22 to 28 weeks of gestation -- are surviving, a new study finds. From 2000 to 2011, deaths among these infants from breathing complications, underdevelopment, infections and nervous system problems all declined. H Read Article »
    Jan
    21
    Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercurys Harms
    (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns over mercury exposure, pregnant women who eat lots of fish may not harm their unborn children, a new study suggests. Three decades of research in the Seychelles, the islands in the Indian Ocean, found no developmental problems in children born to women who con Read Article »
    Jan
    20
    Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments
    (HealthDay News) -- Over the past two decades, the health of children born with the help of fertility treatments has improved substantially, according to a new study. Fewer babies are being born prematurely or with low birth weight. There are also fewer stillbirths or children dying within the fi Read Article »
    Jan
    19
    Overactive Bladder a Common Problem FDA Says
    (HealthDay News) -- More than 33 million Americans suffer from overactive bladder, including 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. There are numerous approved treatments for the condition, but many people don't seek help because they're embarrassed Read Article »
    Jan
    15
    Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
    (HealthDay News) -- After menopause, unhealthy insulin levels may predict breast cancer risk even more than excess weight, new research suggests. The new findings suggest "that it is metabolic health, and not overweight per se, that is associated with increased risk of breast cancer in postmenopa Read Article »
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    1/28/15 - A Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association report details community benefit of almost $3 billion by Virginia health systems in 2013, including Wellmont's contributions to care delivery and overall quality of life in Southwest Virginia.

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