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    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 »
    Make Kids Weight Loss a Family Affair Study Suggests
    (HealthDay News) -- Parents who want to help their preschooler shed excess pounds may want to team up with their child, new research suggests. Youngsters whose parents joined them in a supervised behavioral modification program gained less weight than their peers who were enrolled in a traditiona Read Article »
    Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires Study Says
    (HealthDay News) -- Dieting at a young age might set the stage for harmful health habits, including eating disorders, according to new research. Surveys of college-age women conducted from 1982 to 2012 also found a link between early dieting and later obesity and alcohol abuse. "The younger a Read Article »
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  • 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.

    ETSU Students To Hold Dance Marathon To Benefit 
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

    10/23/14 - Local college students are transforming an all-night party into a lifesaving fundraiser for the region’s sickest children. On Thursday, Oct. 23, East Tennessee State University students will hold their third Dance Marathon to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The event, held from 6 p.m.-midnight in the D.P. Culp Center ballroom, will feature live music, dancing, children’s games and free food for all registrants. It is open to the community in addition to students.

    Joint Statement From Mountain States Health Alliance And Wellmont Health System On Ebola Preparedness

    10/16/14 - Bart Hove, interim president and CEO of Wellmont Health System, and Alan Levine, president and CEO of Mountain States Health Alliance, today issued the following statement related to public concerns about the national news related to the potential spread of the Ebola virus.

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