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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 »
    Mar
    25
    Fetal Faces Seem to React to Moms Smoking
    (HealthDay News) -- In a new study, 4-D scans of fetal faces showed differences in expression between those carried by women who smoked versus those carried by women who didn't. The British researchers believe the differences in fetal facial movements may point to the harm caused by smoking duri Read Article »
    Mar
    24
    Angelina Jolies Choice Not Uncommon for Women With Cancer Gene
    (HealthDay News) -- Angelina Jolie's decision to talk about the removal of her ovaries has brought new public attention to what is actually standard preventive care for women whose genetics dramatically increase their risk of ovarian cancer, experts say. In a column published Tuesday in the New Read Article »
    Mar
    23
    Evolution May Explain Why a Curvy Bottom Drives Men Wild
    (HealthDay News) -- Men are naturally drawn to a woman with a curvy backside, a new report suggests. The "theoretically optimal angle" is a 45.5-degree curve from back to buttocks -- not necessarily a big butt, the University of Texas at Austin researchers determined. These curvaceous gals wo Read Article »
    Mar
    19
    Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women
    (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that yoga may help ease depression in pregnant women. "This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during pregnancy," lead author Cynthia Battle, an associate professor of psy Read Article »
    Mar
    19
    IVF Kids May Have Higher Odds of Autism Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived through assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization, are twice as likely to have autism as those conceived without assistance, a new study finds. But researchers only found an association, which may be explained by multiple births and other Read Article »
    Mar
    19
    2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms Odds of Type 2 Diabetes
    (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, and then gain 11 pounds or more after giving birth, have more than a 40 times higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Diabetes that develops during pregnancy is known as gestational diabetes. While thi Read Article »
    Mar
    19
    Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care
    (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to choosing a surgeon and hospital for breast cancer treatment, white patients are more likely to make their selection based on reputation than black and Hispanic patients are, a new study shows. The findings suggest that minority patients may be more dependent o Read Article »
    Mar
    18
    Dads Depression Affects Toddlers Behavior Too
    (HealthDay News) -- Depression in fathers may be linked to anxiety and bad behavior in toddlers, a new study suggests. "Fathers' emotions affect their children," study author Sheehan Fisher, an instructor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicin Read Article »
    Mar
    17
    Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies
    (HealthDay News) -- As many as one of every four breast tissue biopsies tested for cancer may have been incorrectly diagnosed by pathologists taking part in a study to test their skills. The pathologists did well at identifying invasive breast cancer, but they struggled with spotting whether abno Read Article »
    Mar
    17
    Dietary Dioxins Dont Seem to Increase Breast Cancer Risk Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Consuming low levels of chemicals called dioxins in food doesn't increase the risk of breast cancer, contends a new study that challenges a widely held belief about the effect of dioxins. Dioxins are a byproduct of industrial activity that have been linked to a number of types Read Article »
    Mar
    17
    BreastFed Babies May Be Smarter Richer Adults Study Suggests
    (HealthDay News) -- Breast-fed babies may be smarter, better educated and richer as adults, a new study by Brazilian researchers suggests. "Breast-feeding is associated with improved performance in intelligence tests at age 30 and also has an important effect on a societal level by increasing edu Read Article »
    Mar
    13
    Pregnancy Weight Has Lasting Effect on Child Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Being overweight or obese before pregnancy, or gaining too much weight during pregnancy, may put children at increased risk for obesity, a new study says. "Some weight gain during pregnancy is normal, but women need to know that gaining too much weight can put their child at r Read Article »
    Mar
    12
    Kidney Disease Can Pose Problems During Pregnancy Study Warns
    (HealthDay News) -- Kidney disease during pregnancy puts women and their babies at risk for certain types of problems, even if the disease is at an early stage and the mother-to-be has normal kidney function, a new study warns. Italian researchers compared outcomes among 504 pregnant women with c Read Article »
    Mar
    11
    Transgender People Do Not Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk Study Shows
    (HealthDay News) -- While some may worry about the long-term health effects of hormonal therapy on transgender people, a new study finds no higher risk of breast cancer in this group than in the general population. Reporting in the journal LGBT Health, the analysis of U.S. veterans' medical reco 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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