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  • Apr
    22
    Could Weak Bones Sudden Hearing Loss Be Linked
    (HealthDay News) -- Although the reason for the connection isn't clear, osteoporosis and sudden, temporary hearing loss often occur together, a new study from Taiwan finds. A team led by Dr. Kai-Jen Tien, of the Chi Mei Medical Center in Tainan City, looked at more than 10,000 Taiwan residents d Read Article »
    Apr
    20
    US Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030
    (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women diagnosed with breast cancer could rise by as much as 50 percent within the next 15 years, according to new government predictions. Researchers say there will be an increase in breast tumors that are "ER-positive" -- which means they rely on the hormon Read Article »
    Apr
    20
    Health Tip Live Healthier to Help Prevent Osteoporosis
    (HealthDay News) -- A healthier lifestyle can help ward off osteoporosis, a disease that causes brittle, thin and weak bones. The American Council on Exercise offers these tips:Perform weight-bearing exercises four days per week and strengthening exercises two or three days per week.Eat a diet r Read Article »
    Apr
    17
    Stronger Muscles Healthier Bones in Kids
    (HealthDay News) -- Stronger muscles seems to mean healthier bones in children, according to a new study. "Bone strength and size is important because they are significant factors in long-term osteoporosis and fracture risk," said lead investigator Dr. Rebecca Moon, of the University of Southampt Read Article »
    Apr
    13
    BoneBuilding Drug Strengthened Hips Spines of Frail Women in Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Frail, older women may only need a single dose of the osteoporosis drug Reclast to build bone strength, a new study suggests. But greater bone density did not translate into fewer fractures among these high-risk women, who were living in nursing homes and assisted-living facil Read Article »
    Apr
    6
    Leg Artery Procedure May Be Overused in Nursing Homes Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to reopen blocked arteries in the legs of frail nursing home residents rarely gets them back on their feet, a new study shows. In fact, many elderly people who undergo the expensive procedure either lose more physical function or die within a year of the surgery, accor Read Article »
    Mar
    24
    More MiddleAged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced
    (HealthDay News) -- More and more middle-aged Americans are replacing their hips damaged by severe arthritis -- a surgery that used to be largely reserved for elderly people, a new study reports. Researchers found that between 2002 and 2011, the rate of hip-replacement surgery nearly doubled amon Read Article »
    Mar
    6
    Moms Age at Childbirth Tied to Sons Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
    (HealthDay News) -- A woman's age at childbirth may influence how well her son is able to metabolize sugar by the time he becomes an adult, new Belgian research suggests. In essence, the study suggests that boys born to mothers under the age of 25 or over the age of 34 could face a higher risk fo Read Article »
    Feb
    27
    Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among MiddleAged
    (HealthDay News) -- The financial stress of the last recession likely contributed to a recent increase in suicides among middle-aged Americans, researchers report. Job, financial or legal problems played a role in 37.5 percent of all completed middle-age suicides in 2010, up from just under 33 pe Read Article »
    Feb
    25
    Dangerous C Difficile Germ Infects 500000 Americans a Year CDC
    (HealthDay News) -- Almost half a million Americans were infected with the bacteria Clostridium difficile in 2011, and 29,000 died within a month of diagnosis, U.S. health officials report. "Infections with C. difficile have become increasingly common over the last few decades, and are seen in pa Read Article »
    Feb
    24
    Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack
    (HealthDay News) -- Younger women may ignore early warning signs of a heart attack, a new study reveals. The finding could help explain why younger women have higher rates of death from heart attack than men in their age group. "Young women with multiple risk factors and a strong family histor Read Article »
    Feb
    19
    Health Tip Understanding Osteoporosis in Men
    (HealthDay News) -- While women may be more focused on bone health, men are also at risk for osteoporosis, a disease characterized by brittle bones and bone loss. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons explains these risk factors for osteoporosis in men:Being over age 75.Having a low body-m Read Article »
    Feb
    17
    Sleep Group Updates Shuteye Guidelines
    (HealthDay News) -- For the youngest and oldest, the National Sleep Foundation has new guidelines on what constitutes a good night's rest. Newborns (0 to 3 months) need 14 to 17 hours of sleep per day, while infants (4 to 11 months) need 12 to 15 hours, according to the new guidelines. Previous r Read Article »
    Jan
    30
    Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50
    (HealthDay News) -- Although the overall rate of colon cancer has fallen in recent decades, new research suggests that over the last 20 years the disease has been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults. At issue are colon cancer rates among men and women between the ages of Read Article »
    Jan
    30
    Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older Younger Women
    (HealthDay News) -- The overall risk of complications from breast reconstruction after breast removal is only slightly higher for older women than for younger women, a new study indicates. Researchers looked at data from nearly 41,000 women in the United States who had one breast removed between Read Article »
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  • Caregivers And Patients Celebrate At The Holston Valley NICU Reunion

    4/27/15 - An upcoming event at Holston Valley Medical Center will gather graduates from across the region – and their ages range from newborns to 29-year-olds. The annual neonatal intensive care unit reunion will be held May 3 at the hospital’s outpatient center.

    Kingsport Church Comforts Holston Valley Cancer Patients And Their Families With Home-Cooked Meals

    4/17/15 - At 7:30 a.m., as nurses and other caregivers begin their shifts on Holston Valley Medical Center's W-3 unit, another team arrives, bearing whisks and spatulas instead of stethoscopes. They're from State Line Baptist Church, and once a month, they bring hot, home-cooked meals to the unit.

    NASCAR Driver Ryan Reed To Include Wellmont’s Diabetes Alert Sticker On Car In Bristol

    4/17/15 - Wellmont Diabetes Treatment Centers’ partnership with law enforcement agencies across the state to ensure motorists experiencing a diabetes emergency receive needed care will receive nationwide attention during the NASCAR XFINITY race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Diabetes Alert sticker Wellmont Health System developed to help police officers, sheriff’s deputies and state troopers will be affixed to Ryan Reed’s car during the Saturday, April 18, Drive to Stop Diabetes 300.


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