• Women's Health News


  • Mar
    4
    Drug May Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Early Menopause
    (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer chemotherapy can trigger an unfortunate side effect for some patients -- early menopause. But a new study suggests that adding the drug goserelin to chemotherapy cuts the odds of that happening in women with certain early-stage breast cancers. "These findings Read Article »
    Mar
    3
    In Vitro Births Continue to Rise in US
    (HealthDay News) -- More babies in the United States are being conceived by in vitro fertilization, a new report shows. Nearly 2,000 more infants were born with the help of this assisted reproductive technology in 2013, compared with 2012, the researchers reported. Almost 175,000 in vitro fert Read Article »
    Feb
    27
    When Babies Spit Up Dont Panic
    (HealthDay News) -- Some babies spit up more than others, but it doesn't necessarily mean they have a problem, an expert says. A baby's stomach is small and can tolerate only small amounts of food. As a baby grows, so does his or her stomach and spitting up becomes less common, explained Dr. Jose Read Article »
    Feb
    25
    WeightLoss Surgery May Lower Some Pregnancy Complications Raise Others
    (HealthDay News) -- After undergoing weight-loss surgery, women are significantly less prone to diabetes during pregnancy but twice as likely to deliver smaller-than-normal infants, a new study suggests. Swedish scientists found that weight-loss (or "bariatric") surgery before pregnancy lowers th Read Article »
    Feb
    23
    Sound of Mothers Voice in Womb May Aid Fetal Brain Growth
    (HealthDay News) -- Babies may get a brain boost in the womb when they hear the voices and heartbeats of their mothers, a new study suggests. Researchers studying premature babies in the hospital found that the sound centers in the babies' brains grew more quickly when they heard recordings of th Read Article »
    Feb
    21
    Host of Factors Influence Babys Immune System
    (HealthDay News) -- Numerous factors influence the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, which then alters the immune system and changes susceptibility to allergies, researchers report. The team at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit conducted six studies of gut bacteria in babies and found that Read Article »
    Feb
    20
    Postmenopausal Women May Be at Risk of Gum Disease
    (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal women who are at high risk for broken bones may also be at increased risk for gum disease, a new study suggests. The research included almost 200 women, aged 51 to 80. They had all gone through menopause within the last 10 years, didn't smoke and hadn't taken ho Read Article »
    Feb
    20
    Measles Can Rob a Childs Sight Doctors Warn
    (HealthDay News) -- In the midst of the current resurgence of measles across the United States, many people may still believe it's a harmless, transient disease. But experts warn that even before the telltale skin rash appears, the infection typically shows up in the eyes. In rare cases, measles Read Article »
    Feb
    20
    New Device Treats Superficial Varicose Veins
    (HealthDay News) -- The VenaSeal closure system has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat superficial varicose veins in the leg that appear close to the skin and cause an unsightly and sometimes painful condition. The product, administered by a trained professional, is d Read Article »
    Feb
    20
    FDA OKs New Varicose Vein Treatment
    (HealthDay News) -- A new system to permanently treat varicose veins in the legs by sealing the affected veins with adhesive was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Many people with varicose veins experience no symptoms, while others have mild to moderate pain, blood clots, Read Article »
    Feb
    19
    Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys Reproductive Development
    (HealthDay News) -- When expectant mothers are exposed to plastics chemicals called phthalates during the first trimester, their male offspring may have a greater risk of infertility later in life, a new study suggests. Boys exposed to the chemical diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) may be born with a Read Article »
    Feb
    19
    More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago
    (HealthDay News) -- Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, a new study reports. Cancer is still a leading cause of death in the United States, but advances in radiation, ch Read Article »
    Feb
    17
    Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Many American women with locally advanced breast cancer do not receive recommended radiation therapy after mastectomy, a new study finds. Experts at the U.S. National Cancer Institute currently recommend that breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomy receive radiation ther Read Article »
    Feb
    16
    Smoking During Pregnancy May Raise Diabetes Risk for Daughters Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Women whose mothers smoked while pregnant may be two to three times more likely to develop diabetes as adults, new research suggests. The finding is based on the tracking of 1,800 women whose mothers had been participants in an earlier study. All the mothers had received ob Read Article »
    Feb
    16
    More Than Half of Women Have Hot Flashes for at Least 7 Years
    (HealthDay News) -- Menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats aren't a short-term problem. More than half of women experience these unpleasant change-of-life symptoms for seven years or more, a new study finds. "Women should not be surprised if their hot flashes last a number of years," sa Read Article »
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  • Wellmont To Host Need For Speed Heart And Stroke Expo And Seconds Count 5K At Bristol Regional

    3/4/15 - Two fun and inspiring events at Bristol Regional Medical Center will give people valuable, lifesaving information about strokes and heart disease and a chance to maximize their health with a 5K run or walk around the campus. On Saturday, March 21, the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute and Bristol Regional’s Primary Stroke Center are hosting the first-ever Need for Speed Heart and Stroke Expo and Seconds Count 5K.

    Lonesome Pine Hospital Community Fund Donations Assist Nursing Programs At Two Local Colleges

    3/3/15 - The Lonesome Pine Hospital Community Fund continues to enhance health care quality in Southwest Virginia by making additional contributions to support the nursing programs at local colleges and Wellmont Health System hospitals. The community fund recently donated $20,000 to the University of Virginia’s College at Wise to assist the nursing school’s simulation lab.

    IHOP Holds Annual National Pancake Day To Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
    2/23/15 - A stack of pancakes can satisfy one's desire for good breakfast food - and make miracles happen for local children. IHOP will hold National Pancake Day Tuesday, March 3, to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

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