• Women's Health News


  • Apr
    17
    For BreastFeeding Moms Tips on Eating for Two
    (HealthDay News) -- Eating healthy foods while you're breast-feeding will help you and your baby get the nutrients both of you need, experts say. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reminds new mothers that breast-feeding provides many health benefits for infants, including pro Read Article »
    Apr
    15
    Chemo for Breast Cancer Erases Womans Fingerprints
    (HealthDay News) -- A 65-year-old breast cancer patient ran into an unexpected problem with her bank: She was denied a transaction because her fingerprints had disappeared. Reporting in the April 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors in Mexico said the woman's unusual case was Read Article »
    Apr
    14
    Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism
    (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy-related diabetes may increase the risk a child will develop autism, new research suggests. The blood sugar disorder, known as gestational diabetes, was linked to a moderately increased risk for an autism spectrum disorder in a study of more than 320,000 U.S. children Read Article »
    Apr
    14
    Health Tip Using Insect Repellent
    (HealthDay News) -- If you're heading outdoors, especially during dawn or dusk, remember to protect yourself against insect bites. The Environmental Working Group offers these tips:Wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants to keep bugs away.You may want to use a DEET or Picaridin insect repellent Read Article »
    Apr
    13
    Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common Harmful to Baby Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Use of prescription narcotic painkillers is common in pregnancy and increases the likelihood a baby will be born small or early, or go through painful drug withdrawal, a new study finds. These prescription painkillers, also called opioids, include drugs such as hydrocodone (Vi Read Article »
    Apr
    10
    Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies Study Suggests
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who were born prematurely may be more likely to deliver their own babies early, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers found that the odds of delivering a preterm infant -- born before 37 weeks of pregnancy -- rose more than 40 percent for women who were born between Read Article »
    Apr
    7
    Placenta Test Measures Babies Exposure to Arsenic
    (HealthDay News) -- A pregnant woman's placenta can reliably measure exposure to the toxic metal arsenic in both the mother and her unborn baby, new research finds. "Our findings show placental arsenic concentrations reflect both maternal and fetal biomarker concentrations," said the study's lead Read Article »
    Apr
    7
    Genes Linked to Breast Ovarian Cancers Act Differently in Each Woman Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry mutations in certain genes face a much higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers, but the impact varies depending on the type and location of the mutation, new research finds. Film star Angelina Jolie, who carries a BRCA1 mutation, weighed that risk last month Read Article »
    Apr
    7
    Be Careful With That Eyeliner
    (HealthDay News) -- Applying pencil eyeliner to the inner eyelid increases the risk that particles will get into the eye and cause vision problems, a new study warns. Volunteers first applied glitter eyeliner outside the lash line and then on the inner lid closer to the eye. Within five minutes, Read Article »
    Apr
    6
    Costlier Breast Cancer Treatments Linked to Better Survival
    (HealthDay News) -- More expensive breast cancer treatments are linked to a greater chance of survival, new research suggests. "Our findings indicate that in some instances, newer and costlier approaches may be leading to improved outcomes in breast cancer patients," study senior author Dr. Cary Read Article »
    Apr
    6
    Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk Survey Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Although many women with breast cancer are concerned about their genetic risk for other cancers -- as well as their relatives' risk for breast cancer -- almost half of these patients don't get information about genetic testing, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed more than Read Article »
    Apr
    6
    Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cows Milk Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Parents who buy breast milk online may not always get 100 percent human milk. A new study found about 10 percent of samples tested were contaminated with cow's milk. "Human milk may be purposely 'topped off' with cow's milk or infant formula, and this could be harmful to babi Read Article »
    Apr
    3
    Urine Isnt Free of Bacteria
    (HealthDay News) -- Though it's commonly believed that urine is bacteria-free, normal urine is not sterile, a new study finds. "Clinicians previously equated the presence of bacteria in urine to infections. The discovery of bacteria in the urine of healthy females provides an opportunity to advan Read Article »
    Apr
    3
    Breast Cancer Surgery Now Often Involves Fewer Lymph Nodes
    (HealthDay News) -- Compared with five years ago, women with breast cancer and just one cancerous lymph node are less likely to have most underarm lymph nodes removed, a new study reports. The results of the analysis of data from 2.7 million breast cancer patients highlight a major change in bre Read Article »
    Apr
    2
    HighTech Skin Maps Show Chemicals From Clothes Beauty Products
    (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who've created the first 3-D map of a person's skin say people are covered with the chemical residues from shampoos, beauty products and even clothing. "Our daily routines -- what we eat, what we put on our skin -- also become a part of our skin," said study co-aut Read Article »
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  • 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.

    Annual Diabetes Symposium At Bristol Regional Offers Education And Insights For Clinicians
    4/14/15 - Clinical professionals can learn more about the latest news and treatments for diabetes during the annual diabetes symposium on May 1 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Interested professionals can also participate by remote video conference from Holston Valley Medical Center and the Wellmont Outpatient Campus in Norton, Virginia.

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