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    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 »
    Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids
    (HealthDay News) -- Parents might order fewer calories for their children if menus included calorie counts or information on how much walking would be required to burn off the calories in foods, a new study suggests. The new research also found that mothers and fathers were more likely to say the Read Article »
    Head Start Program Might Help Fight Childhood Obesity Study
    (HealthDay News) -- School readiness isn't the only benefit young children can gain from Head Start. A new study finds that kids in the U.S. preschool program tend to have a healthier weight by kindergarten than similarly aged kids not in the program. In their first year in Head Start, obese and Read Article »
    Overweight Teens Who Lose Weight for Health More Likely to Succeed Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Overweight teens trying to lose weight for their own well-being are more likely to succeed than those who do it to impress or please others, according to a new study. Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) said parents should help their children focus on their health, r Read Article »
    For Young Kids Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity
    (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep and sleep-related breathing problems appear to boost children's risk of obesity, a new study finds. What isn't clear from the study, however, is whether the sleep issues actually cause obesity, or if something else might explain the association between sleep prob 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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