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    Health Tip Monitoring Your Weight
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    Health Highlights March 27 2015
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    Mar
    27
    ECigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children
    (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects. Animal experiments have shown that exposure to nicotine can harm developing lungs and br Read Article »
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    27
    Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis Study Shows
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    Mar
    27
    ECigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children
    (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects. Animal experiments have shown that exposure to nicotine can harm developing lungs and br Read Article »
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  • 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.


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