• Senior Health News


  • 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 »
    Jan
    16
    Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women
    (HealthDay News) -- Older women who are satisfied with their lives may have better bone health, a new Finnish study suggests. Up to half of all women older than 50 will develop the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, which can lead to serious bone fractures, according to the U.S. National Library Read Article »
    Jan
    9
    Health Tip Get WeightBearing Exercise
    (HealthDay News) -- There's a recipe for good bone health, and it includes getting plenty of calcium, vitamin D and weight-bearing exercise. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says good weight-bearing activities include:Climbing stairs, walking, running or jogging.Hiking or jump Read Article »
  • Find a physician

    Find a physicianLearn more

    Search our online directory to find the best physicians and providers in Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City and throughout the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.


  • Wellmont news

  • Bristol Regional Mixes Fun And Health Information At Annual Women And Children’s Expo

    3/25/15 - Women of all ages and health needs can access beneficial information and potentially collect prizes at Bristol Regional Medical Center's annual Women and Children's Expo. The event will be held Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    Marsh Regional Bolsters Scholarship Program Through Annual Golf Tournament

    3/23/15 - An upcoming Marsh Regional Blood Center event will give residents an opportunity to help local high school students achieve their academic dreams. The only blood supplier based in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is holding its second annual golf tournament Friday, April 24, to raise additional money for its scholarship program.

    Holston Valley Offers Additional Method For Valve Repair And Builds On Success Of Structural Heart Program

    3/17/15 - Patients with a leaky mitral valve, a condition that can cause worsening heart failure, reduced quality of life and earlier death if untreated, have additional hope through a new procedure at Holston Valley Medical Center. Rahul Sakhuja, M.D., leads a team of physicians from the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute who can now repair the mitral valve using the MitraClip device.


  • Can we help answer your questions?

    Wellmont Nurse Connection is your resource for valuable health information any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Speak to a Nurse any time, day or night, at (423) 723-6877 or toll-free at 1-877-230-NURSE.