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    Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who were overweight as children and teens may have a greater risk of colon cancer, no matter what their current weight, a new study cautions. Researchers analyzed data from more than 75,000 American women and more than 34,000 American men. Over an average of 22 years, 2, Read Article »
    US Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food
    (HealthDay News) -- American children are getting fewer calories a day from fast food restaurants, but one-third still eat ready-to-go pizza, chicken and burgers on a daily basis, a new study finds. Among kids aged 4 to 19, national health and nutrition surveys showed that average daily calorie c Read Article »
    Kids Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults
    (HealthDay News) -- The overall heart health of U.S. children falls short, a new analysis suggests. Northwestern University researchers found that while most of the nearly 9,000 children they studied had healthy blood pressure levels, 40 percent did not have good cholesterol levels, almost none a Read Article »
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  • Holston Valley Co-Workers Collaborate to Send Packages with Basic Necessities to Servicemen
    5/21/15 - With the region and nation set to remember veterans who have valiantly served the United States, co-workers at Holston Valley Medical Center and some community organizations have worked collaboratively to help those who are now in the military. A committee of Holston Valley staff members recently organized a collection of everyday items to be sent to 19 servicemen and servicewomen with ties to the area.
    Brinley Addington Hometown Throwdown Returns for Third Year to Benefit Children’s Miracle Network

    5/21/15 - The third annual Brinley Addington Hometown Throwdown, presented by First Kingsport Credit Union, will be held Saturday, June 20, at the Kingsport Farmers Market on Clinchfield Street near Food City in downtown Kingsport. Addington, a rising country music star who was reared in the city, will be the opening act.

    Bristol Regional Earns 'A' in Patient Safety; Tops Among Regional Hospitals

    5/20/15 - Bristol Regional Medical Center has again received an exceptional score from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that evaluates hospitals on 28 measures of patient safety.

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