• Women's Health News


  • 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 »
    Jul
    16
    Health Tip Watching Your Weight During Pregnancy
    (HealthDay News) -- Some expectant mothers view pregnancy as a time to eat more and not worry about weight. But experts say pregnant women should focus on what they eat, and how much. The Weight-loss Information Network offers this advice:Appropriate weight gain can help ensure that your baby is Read Article »
    Jul
    11
    Health Tip Quit Smoking Especially While Pregnant
    (HealthDay News) -- If you're pregnant or trying, you've probably been told not to smoke. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains how smoking can affect pregnancy:Being a smoker can make getting pregnant more difficult, and can increase the risk of miscarriage.Smoking during Read Article »
    Jul
    10
    Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Slimming down may help ease the hot flashes that often accompany menopause, new research suggests. Hot flashes can be debilitating for more than 50 percent of menopausal women, said Dr. Taraneh Shirazian, an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive scien Read Article »
    Jul
    9
    Exercising MomstoBe Have Less Chubby Babies Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to mothers who exercise in late pregnancy may enter the world with a little less body fat, a new study finds. Researchers said that could be a good thing, since extra fat at birth could continue into childhood and beyond. But the long-term health implications, if a Read Article »
    Jul
    9
    Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women
    (HealthDay News) -- The drug exemestane worked slightly better than the drug tamoxifen at preventing a recurrence of breast cancer in certain premenopausal women, according to a new study. Almost 93 percent of women on exemestane (Aromasin) remained free of breast cancer after five years, compare Read Article »
    Jul
    8
    Sutures Bested Staples After CSection in Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who deliver their baby by cesarean section are less likely to suffer complications if sutures -- rather than staples -- are used to close the incision, a new study says. "This study clearly shows that women who undergo C-section have fewer wound complications after sutu Read Article »
    Jul
    8
    More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women Review
    (HealthDay News) -- A category of painkillers that includes the popular over-the-counter drug naproxen (Aleve) might increase an older woman's risk of heart attack or stroke, researchers report. Doctors already knew that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that target and inhibit the so Read Article »
    Jul
    7
    Men Develop Breast Cancer Too
    (HealthDay News) -- While rare, breast cancer does occur in men and is often diagnosed at a later age and stage than in women, experts say. Each year in the United States, about 2,000 cases of male breast cancer are diagnosed and about 500 men die from the disease. It can strike at any age, but i Read Article »
    Jul
    7
    Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms Babies
    (HealthDay News) -- Home visits from nurses during pregnancy and a child's first two years help improve survival odds for both mothers and children, according to new research. The study followed more than 1,100 mother-child pairs from disadvantaged, urban neighborhoods in Memphis, Tenn., for two Read Article »
    Jul
    7
    Around the Globe Moms Health Key to Newborns Size
    (HealthDay News) -- Well-nourished, healthy and well-educated mothers who receive prenatal care have babies of similar size - regardless of differences in their race, ethnicity or where they live, a new study finds. Conversely, poor nutrition and health seem to be the main culprits behind large d Read Article »
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  • First-Person Stories To Highlight Strong Ties Between Wellmont, Patients In Region

    7/17/14 - Wellmont has launched an online initiative to celebrate these achievements with short videos and narratives from the very people whose lives have been impacted. King’s video kicked off the series Thursday, July 17, and will be followed each week by another compelling story.

    Wellmont’s System Director Of Flight Services Reappointed To Virginia EMS Advisory Board

    7/16/14 - Anita Perry, system director of flight services at Wellmont Health System, has been reappointed to serve on the Virginia Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board. The board makes recommendations to the governor, the General Assembly and Virginia’s Office of Emergency Medical Services on policies, plans, procedures and proposed regulations to improve the statewide EMS system.

    Wellmont To Hold Blood Drives At Area Organizations Week of 7/21

    7/16/14 - For more than 65 years, Marsh Regional has supplied blood to healthcare facilities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. As many as three lives may be saved each time a person donates blood, and Marsh Regional urges people to give here and help here.


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