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    Envy Thy Name Is Youth
    (HealthDay News) -- Know someone with great looks, plenty of friends and a hot romance? If you're under 30, there's a good chance you envy that person, new research says. The study found that the younger the person, the more likely they were to experience envy. About 80 percent of those younger t Read Article »
    Many Americans 30 and Older Find Happiness Elusive
    (HealthDay News) -- Americans 30 and older are less happy than generations past, while teens and 20-somethings seem more satisfied with their lives than ever, a new study finds. Researchers said the pattern marks a striking reversal of what studies have traditionally shown -- that, on average, pe Read Article »
    Raise Smoking Age to 21 US Pediatricians Urge
    (HealthDay News) -- The minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes should be raised to 21 across the United States, according to a new policy recommendation released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The strong statement by the nation's leading pediatricians group was Read Article »
    New Mammogram Guidelines Already Creating Controversy
    (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society's new breast cancer screening guidelines are likely to face some resistance within the medical community, based on early reaction. The guidelines, unveiled Tuesday, delay the recommended age when most women should start receiving annual mammograms f Read Article »
    Women Should Get Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 45 Cancer Society
    (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society is delaying the recommended age when a woman should start receiving annual mammograms, based on new research that shows the average risk for breast cancer increases near menopause. Most women should receive annual mammograms between the ages of 45 a Read Article »
    Younger Women Less Likely to Take Meds After Heart Attack
    (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who've had a heart attack are less likely than men to be taking the appropriate heart medications one year later, new Canadian research shows. These findings underscore previous studies that show fewer women take these drugs than men. Researchers said this discre Read Article »
    Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults
    (HealthDay News) -- Older adults recover more slowly from concussion than younger patients, a small new study finds. "Old age has been recognized as an independent predictor of worse outcome from concussion, but most previous studies were performed on younger adults," said lead author Dr. David Y Read Article »
    HigherVolume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who break a hip receive the best care in skilled nursing facilities with the most experience handling such fractures, a new study suggests. Twenty-five cases a year was the magic number, according to lead author Pedro Gozalo, associate professor of health services, pol Read Article »
    Added Calcium May Not Help Older Bones Studies
    (HealthDay News) -- Extra calcium may not protect your aging bones after all. New Zealand researchers who analyzed more than 100 previous investigations say guidelines advising seniors to consume at least 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day are misplaced. No proof was found that boostin Read Article »
    HipFracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- People who need surgery for a broken hip face a higher risk of serious complications and death than those who undergo an elective hip replacement -- and the disparity is not explained by fracture sufferers' older age or poorer health, a new study finds. Doctors have long known Read Article »
    People in Their 50s Benefit Most From LowDose Aspirin Report Says
    (HealthDay News) -- Daily low-dose aspirin is best used as a preventive measure against heart disease for people in their 50s, top U.S. experts in preventive medicine have determined. People in their 60s also can take low-dose aspirin to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke, but they will Read Article »
    New Guidelines Call for Kids Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots
    (HealthDay News) -- All eligible children and health care workers should get flu shots, according to new policy statements from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). "Parents must consider flu vaccine an essential vaccine for their children," Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, an AAP spokeswoman, said in Read Article »
    Growth Hormone May Lower Odds of Fractures in Older Women
    (HealthDay News) -- Older women with osteoporosis could get lasting benefits from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests. Researchers found that when women with the bone-thinning disease took growth hormone for three years, their fracture risk was still reduced seven years lat Read Article »
    Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal flu shots save lives and prevent hospitalizations among nursing home residents, a new study shows. There has been debate about the effectiveness of flu vaccination in this group of patients, but the findings show that they are beneficial, according to researchers at B Read Article »
    Hysterectomy at Younger Age Tied to Heart Disease Risks
    (HealthDay News) -- Hysterectomy is associated with an increased likelihood of cardiovascular risk factors and disease, especially among younger women, a new study suggests. Mayo Clinic researchers looked at data from more than 7,600 women. Half of the group had a hysterectomy, while the other ha Read Article »
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  • Wellmont Flight Service Earns Accreditation from National Organization

    Nov. 27, 2017 - WellmontOne air ambulance was recently granted accreditation for the next three years by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.

    Inaugural Board of Directors Selected for Ballad Health

    Nov. 10, 2017 - Eleven regional leaders have been selected to serve on the inaugural Ballad Health board of directors when the health system officially launches in 2018.

    Night of Holiday Miracles Supports Children’s Miracle Network

    Nov. 8, 2017 - The fourth annual Night of Holiday Miracles is set for Friday, Dec. 1, in Kingsport. Proceeds will support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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