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  • Apr
    21
    FalsePositive Mammograms Dont Deter Women From Future Screening Study
    (HealthDay News) -- False-positive mammograms do increase anxiety, but the feeling is short-lived and most women go on to have breast screening in the future, new research suggests. "Our study showed that anxiety from false-positive mammograms was temporary and did not affect a woman's overall w Read Article »
    Apr
    21
    No Connection Between Induced Labor Autism Obgyns
    (HealthDay News) -- There is no connection between inducing labor in childbirth and autism, according to a new statement released Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Existing guidelines on when and how labor should be induced or accelerated should not be changed, be Read Article »
    Apr
    18
    SoCalled Apple Shape Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Body shape -- whether a woman is wide at the waistline -- is not in itself a risk factor for breast cancer, according to a large new study. But overall body weight is a factor, the researchers added. Previous studies have suggested that being "apple-shaped" or having excess Read Article »
    Apr
    17
    Low Birth Weight Lack of BreastFeeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
    (HealthDay News) -- Years later, people who were underweight at birth, and those who were breast-fed only a short time or not at all, could be at increased risk for chronic inflammation and related health problems, a new study suggests. Researchers examined health data from 10,500 American adults Read Article »
    Apr
    16
    Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Extended and heavy menstrual bleeding during menopause is common, according to a new study. "For most women in their 30s, menstrual periods are highly predictable. With the onset of the menopausal transition in their 40s, women's menstrual periods can change dramatically," stu Read Article »
    Apr
    15
    Obesity Linked to Increased Odds of Losing Baby Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who are overweight or obese when they get pregnant may be at increased risk for miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death, researchers say. The danger is greatest for severely obese women, who appear to have about double or triple the risk of losing their baby, although Read Article »
    Apr
    15
    Mothers Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Childs Obesity Risk
    (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers who gain either too much or too little weight during their pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese, a new study has found. Putting on too few or too many pounds during a pregnancy "may permanently affect mechanisms that manage energy balanc Read Article »
    Apr
    15
    Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancers Return
    (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test may one day help predict the recurrence of breast cancer and also a woman's response to breast cancer treatment, researchers report. "We are able to do this with literally a spoonful of serum [blood]," said study co-author Saraswati Sukumar, who is co-director Read Article »
    Apr
    14
    Cheaper Gene Panel Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks
    (HealthDay News) -- A new study found that 10 percent of women with a personal or family history of breast or other cancers had at least one gene mutation that would lead their doctors to recommend changes in their routine care, including increased cancer screening. These women did not have BRCA1 Read Article »
    Apr
    14
    Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys
    (HealthDay News) -- Boys with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants known as SSRIs in the womb than typically developing children, according to new research. The new study also found that boys whose mothers took SSRIs -- drugs including Celexa, Lexapro, Pax Read Article »
    Apr
    11
    Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health
    (HealthDay News) -- Girls who ate the most fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids were less likely to get benign breast disease, a new study suggests. Carotenoids are a group of pigments that typically produce an orange, red or dark green color. They are believed to have antioxidant properties Read Article »
    Apr
    11
    Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Womens Brain Power
    (HealthDay News) -- Spending a little time each week caring for grandkids may help older women stay mentally sharp, a new study finds. But there's a potential downside: Taking care of the grandkids five days a week or more may have a negative impact on brain power, the researchers reported. Th Read Article »
    Apr
    10
    Health Tip Eating Fish During Pregnancy
    (HealthDay News) -- While fish typically is a healthy food, many types contain mercury. And because mercury exposure can harm a developing fetus, expectant moms should be cautious about how much fish they eat. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends these precautions for pregnant women w Read Article »
    Apr
    9
    Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer Study Suggests
    (HealthDay News) -- Women with irregular menstrual cycles may have more than double the risk of ovarian cancer compared to women who have regular monthly periods, new research suggests. This finding suggests that women with irregular periods -- including those with a condition called polycystic Read Article »
    Apr
    9
    HighFat Diet May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
    (HealthDay News) -- For more than three decades, experts have debated whether eating a high-fat diet increases breast cancer risk. Now, new research suggests it might boost the chances of three common types of breast cancer. In a large European study evaluating more than 337,000 women in 10 co Read Article »
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  • Holston Valley Unveils Next Generation Campaign To Raise $2.5 Million To Increase NICU’s Services

    4/23/14 – Holston Valley Medical Center is embarking on a $2.5 million project to enhance the quality of care these babies receive. At a news conference Wednesday, April 23, Holston Valley and Wellmont Foundation leaders unveiled the Next Generation fundraising campaign, which will add valuable services and provide more space and comfort for patients and families.

    Camp Caterpillar Returns To Nurture Children Who Have Experienced A Loved One's Death

    4/22/14 - Camp Caterpillar, a free day-long nurturing environment for children, is geared to help them better understand this change and make a transition while keeping their loved one in their heart. This year’s camp will be held Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at a new location – Stickley Farms, 550 Beaver Creek Road. The camp is open to children from prekindergarten to 12th grade and their family members.

    Wellmont To Hold Blood Drives At Area Organizations Week Of 4/28

    4/22/14 - 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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