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    For Young Kids Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity
    (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep and sleep-related breathing problems appear to boost children's risk of obesity, a new study finds. What isn't clear from the study, however, is whether the sleep issues actually cause obesity, or if something else might explain the association between sleep prob Read Article »
    Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems Researchers Report
    (HealthDay News) -- Obese children are at increased for liver disease, high blood pressure and heart disease, a new study warns. Researchers looked at nearly 500 children and teens, aged 2 to 17, with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition that's most common among youngsters who ar Read Article »
    Kids Obese at Young Age Often Stay That Way Study Shows
    (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of children who are obese at age 11 are still far too heavy at age 16, new research suggests. Tracking nearly 4,000 children in three U.S. metropolitan areas over five years, researchers found that 83 percent of obese 10th graders had also been obese in fifth Read Article »
    Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Obesity may change the way young people react to chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, new research suggests. The study showed that obesity made young people more than twice as likely to have leftover leukemia cells. That puts them at a higher risk of the cancer comin Read Article »
    Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughters Weight Later
    (HealthDay News) -- Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests. The research included more than 400 girls in California who were followed from 2005 to 2011, with annual visits to check thei Read Article »
    To Burn Off Calories in This Soda Walk 5 Miles
    (HealthDay News) -- Alerting teens about how much walking or running they would have to do in order to burn off the calories in a soda or other sugary drink might convince them to choose a lower-calorie beverage, researchers say. "People don't really understand what it means to say a typical soda Read Article »
    The Obese Are Frequent Targets for Cyberbullies
    (HealthDay News) -- Cyberbullying and negative messages targeting overweight and obese people are common on social media, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed more than 1.3 million messages that contained the words "fat," "obese," "obesity" or "overweight." The messages were posted on Facebook Read Article »
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  • Fred Pelle Selected As Holston Valley Chief Operating Officer

    Fred Pelle, a highly respected 30-year health care veteran and president of Wellmont Health System’s community hospital division, has been named vice president and chief operating officer of Holston Valley Medical Center.

    Wellmont Interim President And CEO Joins Tennessee Hospital Association Board Of Directors

    Bart Hove, Wellmont Health System’s interim president and chief executive officer, was recently elected to the Tennessee Hospital Association’s board of directors. Hove brings 37 years of service in health care to the table as he begins his tenure.

    Alice Pope Selected By National Publication As Part Of Elite Group Of Health Care Professionals To Know

    Alice Pope, Wellmont Health System's executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been named by a national publication as one of 130 female hospital and health system leaders to know. Becker's Hospital Review, which writes about business and legal information for health care industry leaders, recently named Pope to the list. She is the only leader from the region to be selected.

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