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  • 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 »
    Apr
    8
    Too Many Younger Teens Still Getting Pregnant CDC
    (HealthDay News) -- Despite a drop in teen birth rates in recent years, too many girls under 18 are still getting pregnant, U.S. health officials said Tuesday. Even though births to teens aged 15 to 17 have declined, a quarter of teen births occur in this age group -- nearly 1,700 a week, accordi Read Article »
    Apr
    8
    Heat Waves Tied to Higher Rates of EarlyTerm Deliveries
    (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women may face increased risk for early-term delivery during heat waves, according to a large new study from Canada. Researchers analyzed data from 300,000 births in Montreal between 1981 and 2010, and also looked at summer temperatures that occurred during those year Read Article »
    Apr
    8
    Could Daughters Cancer Risk Be Affected by Fathers Age at Birth
    (HealthDay News) -- A father's age at the time of his daughter's birth may affect her risk for breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer in adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data from more than 133,000 women who took part in a study of California teachers and administrators. Betw Read Article »
    Apr
    7
    Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Seems Safe Effective for Advanced Disease
    (HealthDay News) -- In an early trial, an experimental breast cancer drug stopped disease growth and shrank tumors by more than 30 percent in some patients. The pill, bemaciclib, was safe and well-tolerated by women with breast cancer that had spread, or metastasized, to other parts of the body, Read Article »
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    4/16/14 - Wellmont Health System, Eastman Chemical Company and Food City leaders say Healthier Tennessee and its Small Starts tools are transforming lives and improving the state’s well-being. Executives for these companies encourage other businesses, as well as individuals, to use these resources.

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    Wellmont's Wise Guardianship Of Finances Results In Affirmation Of BBB+ Rating From Fitch

    4/15/14 - Wellmont Health System’s prudent stewardship of its finances during an unprecedented era in health care has earned the respect of a national rating agency. Fitch Ratings recently affirmed Wellmont’s BBB+ bond rating and classified its financial outlook as stable.


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