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    Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids Obesity Risk Study Suggests
    (HealthDay News) -- Watching television, even for just an hour a day, may boost the risk that young children will be overweight or obese, according to new research. "Children who watch one to two hours of TV a day, as opposed to those who watch less, are more likely to be overweight and obese at Read Article »
    Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who were overweight as children and teens may have a greater risk of colon cancer, no matter what their current weight, a new study cautions. Researchers analyzed data from more than 75,000 American women and more than 34,000 American men. Over an average of 22 years, 2, Read Article »
    US Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food
    (HealthDay News) -- American children are getting fewer calories a day from fast food restaurants, but one-third still eat ready-to-go pizza, chicken and burgers on a daily basis, a new study finds. Among kids aged 4 to 19, national health and nutrition surveys showed that average daily calorie c Read Article »
    Kids Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults
    (HealthDay News) -- The overall heart health of U.S. children falls short, a new analysis suggests. Northwestern University researchers found that while most of the nearly 9,000 children they studied had healthy blood pressure levels, 40 percent did not have good cholesterol levels, almost none a Read Article »
    Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese kids in an intensive 10-month residential treatment program lost more weight than their counterparts, and appeared to reverse artery damage that could lead to clogged arteries and heart disease, according to a new study from Belgium. The obese children in the Read Article »
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  • Caregivers And Patients Celebrate At The Holston Valley NICU Reunion

    4/27/15 - An upcoming event at Holston Valley Medical Center will gather graduates from across the region – and their ages range from newborns to 29-year-olds. The annual neonatal intensive care unit reunion will be held May 3 at the hospital’s outpatient center.

    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.

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