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  • Oct
    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 »
    1 in 4 US Kids Underestimate Their Weight Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Many obese and overweight kids don't see themselves that way, which makes achieving a healthy weight almost impossible, researchers report. In a new study, 27 percent of children and teens underestimated their weight. Fewer than 3 percent overestimated it. About 25 percent of Read Article »
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  • Wellmont Holding 19th Annual Diabetes Expo Saturday, Nov. 1, At Bristol Regional Medical Center

    10/29/14 - Beneficial screenings and helpful education will be among the highlights of the 19th annual Diabetes Expo Saturday, Nov. 1, at Bristol Regional Medical Center. This free event, which will take place 8 a.m.-noon, will be held in the Monarch Auditorium.

    Wellmont Presenting Information About Ebola At Bristol, Kingsport Chambers Of Commerce

    10/27/14 - With the Ebola virus continuing to be a topic of interest in the region, Wellmont Health System is assisting with presentations at the chambers of commerce in Bristol and Kingsport about the potentially deadly disease.

    Game Enthusiasts Can Play, Raise Money
 For Children's Health During Extra Life

    10/24/14 - Playing Legend of Zelda, Halo, Pokémon or even Chutes and Ladders offers is not only a lot of fun but provides local residents with an innovative way to make miracles happen for children. Extra Life, a 24-hour video game marathon that benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, will be held Saturday, Oct. 25. Gamers of all types are welcome to sign up – whether they prefer personal computer, console, fantasy, live-action role play, cards or even board games.

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