• Women's Health News


  • Nov
    25
    New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable
    (HealthDay News) -- Dutch researchers have developed a device that may reduce the discomfort many women feel during a mammogram while preserving the quality of the image. Breast compression is necessary in mammography for imaging purposes, but it can be painful. The new device displays the averag Read Article »
    Nov
    21
    Flu Season Off to a Slow Start for Now
    (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu season is off to a slow but detectable start. And it appears to be a typical one that's likely to peak in January or February, a leading U.S. health official says. "We are starting to see a little more flu in the country, but we are still at pretty low levels," Read Article »
    Nov
    20
    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 »
    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 »
    Nov
    19
    Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy
    (HealthDay News) -- When confronted with early stage breast cancer, surgical removal of the tumor alone (lumpectomy) -- which conserves the breast -- can be a less drastic option than total mastectomy. However, a new study shows that a rising number of early stage breast cancer patients who are Read Article »
    Nov
    19
    Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Women with congenital heart disease are at low risk for heart-related complications when they give birth, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 2.7 million women who gave birth in California, including more than 3,200 who had congenital heart disease and Read Article »
    Nov
    19
    Fewer Infants Dying Than Before CDC Reports
    (HealthDay News) -- More babies are being born at full term, resulting in fewer infant deaths, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. The death rate among infants dropped 4 percent between 2006 and 2011, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the number o Read Article »
    Nov
    18
    Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers Heroin Doubles Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- The proportion of women dependent on drugs such as narcotic painkillers or heroin during pregnancy has more than doubled in the past decade and a half, a new study finds, though it still remains below a half-percent of all pregnancies. The study covers a class of drugs known Read Article »
    Nov
    17
    Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who started smoking at a young age may be at increased risk for chronic, severe menstrual pain, a new study suggests. About 29 percent of women experience severe menstrual pain. While smoking has been suspected as a risk factor for severe menstrual pain, the evidence has Read Article »
    Nov
    17
    PretermBirth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children
    (HealthDay News) -- More than 3,000 children under the age of 5 die worldwide each day from preterm birth complications, making it the leading cause of death among young children, a new study reports. That means that for the first time in history, complications from preterm births are the leading Read Article »
    Nov
    17
    Many Teens Suffer Cyber Dating Abuse Study Suggests
    (HealthDay News) -- Many teens are abused online by the people they're dating, a new study suggests. This abuse can include being monitored, stalked, threatened and harassed through hurtful comments, the researchers said. The findings were based on surveys of teens who visited northern Califor Read Article »
    Nov
    14
    Moms Weight Might Influence Babys Earliest Development
    (HealthDay News) -- A mother's weight before pregnancy may affect her embryo's early development and possibly the long-term health of the child, a new study suggests. "Previous studies have indicated that a mother's weight at conception is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular and meta Read Article »
    Nov
    13
    Rheumatoid Arthritis in MomstoBe Linked to Premature Births
    (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for giving birth prematurely, a new study suggests. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic joint inflammation. For the study, researchers looked at data from almost 2 million single-ba Read Article »
    Nov
    13
    Acupuncture Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients
    (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests. In one study, acupuncture helped reduce joint pain by up to 40 percent, said study author Dr. Jun Mao, director of the integra Read Article »
    Nov
    12
    Guidelines Aim to Reduce 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy
    (HealthDay News) -- In a study of more than 240,000 women who had breast conservation surgery for breast cancer, nearly 25 percent needed a second operation, a new study finds. "There are very few operations where you would expect to have a second surgery," said lead researcher Dr. Lee Wilke, dir 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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