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Tennessee gets first case of new mosquito-borne virus

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Tennessee gets first case of new mosquito-borne virus

June 14th, 2014 3:01 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Department of Health says a Madison County resident has tested positive for the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, which is painful but not usually fatal.

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Merger advocates note Indian Path's importance

Merger advocates note Indian Path's importance

April 27th, 2015 8:20 am by Hank Hayes

How Kingsport's two main hospitals - especially Indian Path Medical Center - will be used in the future isn't yet completely on the radar screen of the main players trying to merge Mountain States Health Alliance with Wellmont Health System.

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Hawkins 911 contract requires GPS for ambulances, billing for dispatching

Hawkins 911 contract requires GPS for ambulances, billing for dispatching

April 24th, 2015 9:20 am by Jeff Bobo

"We just want to be able to send the closest ambulance to the emergency. If they don't have GPS, and we don't know where they are, then we don't know who is actually the closest." -- 911 Board member Beth Metz

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Powdered alcohol creator tries to get ahead of state bans

Powdered alcohol creator tries to get ahead of state bans

April 16th, 2015 10:09 am by ALANNA DURKIN, Associated Press

After winning federal approval last month, Palcohol founder Mark Phillips is preparing to soon begin selling the powder, which makes vodka and rum drinks or cocktails when mixed with water.

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Wellmont, MSHA appoint integration board members

Wellmont, MSHA appoint integration board members

April 8th, 2015 8:58 am by Hank Hayes

The health care systems, according to a prepared release, have now entered a due diligence period and are working to develop a definitive agreement to merge

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TDOT official says green spaces result in green dollars

TDOT official says green spaces result in green dollars

March 24th, 2015 3:23 pm by Hank Hayes

The city of Kingsport last September got a $752,000 slice of TDOT funds to help extend an eastern section of the Greenbelt about one mile.

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Several Hawkins churches, pharmacies offering parents free drug test kits

Several Hawkins churches, pharmacies offering parents free drug test kits - VIDEO

March 20th, 2015 5:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

Video Report: A list of locations where free drug tests are available to parents was released Thursday by Hawkins County Anti-Drug Coalition director Alice Snodgrass during the group's monthly meeting in Rogersville.

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Blood Assurance holding grand opening

Blood Assurance holding grand opening

January 22nd, 2015 12:12 pm by Hank Hayes

A nonprofit regional blood center is holding a grand opening of its Kingsport donor center today from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Food City shopping center off Clinchfield Street.

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New privacy concerns over government's health care website

New privacy concerns over government's health care website

January 20th, 2015 8:01 am by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JACK GILLUM, Associated Press

When you apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, dozens of data companies may be able to tell that you are on the site. Some can even glean details such as your age, income, ZIP code, whether you smoke or if you are pregnant.

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Insure Tennessee pledges to pay for value rather than volume

Insure Tennessee pledges to pay for value rather than volume

January 19th, 2015 9:30 am by Hank Hayes

Our region's two major hospital systems, Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) and Wellmont Health System, are now pushing to get Insure Tennessee through the legislature.

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Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

January 12th, 2015 12:21 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

This is the first time Americans will experience the complex connections between the health care law and taxes.

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