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    Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among MiddleAged
    (HealthDay News) -- The financial stress of the last recession likely contributed to a recent increase in suicides among middle-aged Americans, researchers report. Job, financial or legal problems played a role in 37.5 percent of all completed middle-age suicides in 2010, up from just under 33 pe Read Article »
    Dangerous C Difficile Germ Infects 500000 Americans a Year CDC
    (HealthDay News) -- Almost half a million Americans were infected with the bacteria Clostridium difficile in 2011, and 29,000 died within a month of diagnosis, U.S. health officials report. "Infections with C. difficile have become increasingly common over the last few decades, and are seen in pa Read Article »
    Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack
    (HealthDay News) -- Younger women may ignore early warning signs of a heart attack, a new study reveals. The finding could help explain why younger women have higher rates of death from heart attack than men in their age group. "Young women with multiple risk factors and a strong family histor Read Article »
    Health Tip Understanding Osteoporosis in Men
    (HealthDay News) -- While women may be more focused on bone health, men are also at risk for osteoporosis, a disease characterized by brittle bones and bone loss. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons explains these risk factors for osteoporosis in men:Being over age 75.Having a low body-m Read Article »
    Sleep Group Updates Shuteye Guidelines
    (HealthDay News) -- For the youngest and oldest, the National Sleep Foundation has new guidelines on what constitutes a good night's rest. Newborns (0 to 3 months) need 14 to 17 hours of sleep per day, while infants (4 to 11 months) need 12 to 15 hours, according to the new guidelines. Previous r Read Article »
    Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50
    (HealthDay News) -- Although the overall rate of colon cancer has fallen in recent decades, new research suggests that over the last 20 years the disease has been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults. At issue are colon cancer rates among men and women between the ages of Read Article »
    Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older Younger Women
    (HealthDay News) -- The overall risk of complications from breast reconstruction after breast removal is only slightly higher for older women than for younger women, a new study indicates. Researchers looked at data from nearly 41,000 women in the United States who had one breast removed between Read Article »
    Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women
    (HealthDay News) -- Older women who are satisfied with their lives may have better bone health, a new Finnish study suggests. Up to half of all women older than 50 will develop the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, which can lead to serious bone fractures, according to the U.S. National Library Read Article »
    Health Tip Get WeightBearing Exercise
    (HealthDay News) -- There's a recipe for good bone health, and it includes getting plenty of calcium, vitamin D and weight-bearing exercise. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says good weight-bearing activities include:Climbing stairs, walking, running or jogging.Hiking or jump Read Article »
    Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later Study
    (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests a possible link between certain menopause symptoms -- moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats -- and higher rates of hip fractures and weaker bones. Hot flashes are common during menopause, affecting about 60 percent of women. The hormonal changes Read Article »
    Mammograms for 40Somethings Supported by New Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with breast cancer in their 40s commonly lack well-known risk factors for the disease, according to new research that could fuel debate about preventive screening for this age group. The study of 136 women diagnosed with breast cancer after a mammogram found fe Read Article »
    40 Percent of Seniors Report Having a Disability
    (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 40 percent of Americans over the age of 65 -- about 16 million people -- live with at least one disability, a new federal government report shows. The findings are cause for concern because more than 13 percent of Americans (almost 41 million people) are older than 65, Read Article »
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  • 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.
    Wellmont Hosts Fourth Annual Trauma Conference With Patients Who Received Lifesaving Care Among Speakers

    2/20/15 - The Level I and Level II trauma centers of Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center will partner again for Wellmont Health System's fourth annual Trauma and Critical Care Conference. The event will be held Friday, March 6, from 7:45 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Monarch Auditorium at Bristol Regional.

    Stacy Long Named Bristol Regional Medical Center Director Of Surgical Services

    2/17/15 - Stacy Long, a nurse by training with a decade of experience as a medical professional, has been named director of surgical services at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Long most recently served as the hospital's assistant director of surgical services and previously was a charge nurse and staff nurse in that department.

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