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  • Apr
    17
    Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon Watchful Waiting Approach
    (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often recommend no treatment at all when a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, opting instead to keep a close eye on the slow-growing tumor and acting only when it becomes aggressive. But a new, long-term European study says this strategy, called "active surveillanc Read Article »
    Apr
    4
    DNA Test May Reveal Risk of Prostate Cancers Return
    (HealthDay News) -- A new DNA test can identify prostate cancer patients at high risk for a return of their cancer, researchers say. The test uses DNA from biopsy (tissue) samples taken before patients undergo surgery or radiation therapy for their cancer. The test is about 80 percent accurate in Read Article »
    Apr
    1
    Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer
    (HealthDay News) -- Taking the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis while receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer doesn't seem to help men's sexual function after treatment, a new study finds. About 40 percent of men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer suffer from erectile dysfun Read Article »
    Mar
    29
    CholesterolLowering Drugs May Boost a Mans Sex Life Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Anti-cholesterol drugs known as statins may help impotent men have stronger erections, a new evidence review suggests. But typical effects appear to be much smaller than those caused by Viagra-like drugs, and it may be barely noticeable to many men, an expert said. Still, t Read Article »
    Mar
    24
    New Therapy May Shrink Enlarged Prostate With Fewer Side Effects Study
    (HealthDay News) -- A new noninvasive procedure may bring long-term relief from symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, a new study suggests. As men age, the prostate gland grows larger and may begin to press on the urethra. Enlarged prostate affects more than half of men by age 60 and causes sy Read Article »
    Jan
    29
    Fear of Violence Hinders Womens Attempts at Safer Sex
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who fear intimate partner violence (IPV) report inconsistent condom use and difficulty in negotiating safer sex, according to research published in Women & Health. Mona Mittal, Ph.D., of the University of Rochester in New York, and colleagues asked 478 women at a Read Article »
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  • Wellmont To Hold Blood Drives At Area Organizations Week Of 4/28

    4/22/14 - For more than 65 years, Marsh Regional has supplied blood to healthcare facilities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. As many as three lives may be saved each time a person donates blood, and Marsh Regional urges people to give here and help here.

    Women & Children’s Expo At Bristol Regional Filled With Fun, Facts, Giveaways And Tours Of Birthing Unit

    4/21/14 - Women of all ages will benefit from more than a dozen educational sessions, receive enjoyable giveaways and have a chance to win one of five $100 gift cards at the annual Women & Children’s Expo. This year’s can’t-miss event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Bristol Regional Medical Center’s Conference Center on the ground floor. Admission is free.

    Wellmont, Eastman, Food City Encourage People, Businesses To Participate In Healthier Tennessee

    4/16/14 - Wellmont Health System, Eastman Chemical Company and Food City leaders say Healthier Tennessee and its Small Starts tools are transforming lives and improving the state’s well-being. Executives for these companies encourage other businesses, as well as individuals, to use these resources.


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