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Son honors late mother by guiding other caregivers through Alzheimer's

Son honors late mother by guiding other caregivers through Alzheimer's

May 15th, 2014 12:00 pm by Marci Gore

Rob Ferguson says last year he felt a strong desire to help other caregivers who might be going through some of what he experienced while caring for his own mother.

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HEAL Appalachia grant monies used to fight childhood obesity

HEAL Appalachia grant monies used to fight childhood obesity

May 15th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

HEAL Appalachia is awarding funding for grassroots efforts that support new or existing programs to reduce childhood obesity in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

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Support groups for those battling addictions

Support groups for those battling addictions

May 15th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

Support available for those battling addiction to drugs, alcohol and other unhealthy habits, as well as for those who care for those with addictions.

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Your guide to health for the week of May 16-22

Your guide to health for the week of May 16-22

May 15th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

Classes this coming week will focus on osteoporosis, parenting, diabetes, perfectionism, lowering cholesterol, atrial fibrillation, nutrition and restless legs syndrome.

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The doctor will see you now via webcam, smartphone

The doctor will see you now via webcam, smartphone

May 12th, 2014 6:22 pm by Associated Press

Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson's specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural Maryland home.

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'Try a Tri Kids Triathlon' set for May 17 in JC

'Try a Tri Kids Triathlon' set for May 17 in JC

May 10th, 2014 7:09 pm by contributed

The "Try a Tri Kids Triathlon," for kids ages 5 through 15, is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 on the East Tennessee State campus at the Basler Center for Physical Activity.

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Pregnant women gain new options under health law

Pregnant women gain new options under health law

May 10th, 2014 3:04 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Under the new health care law, lower-income women who signed up for a private policy in the new insurance exchanges will have access to additional coverage from their state's Medicaid program if they get pregnant.

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Health insurers just say no to marijuana coverage

Health insurers just say no to marijuana coverage

May 8th, 2014 3:37 pm by TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don't cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month.

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Hearing loss affects personality

Hearing loss affects personality

May 8th, 2014 12:00 pm by DANIELLE COMBS

New research from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden shows that people with hearing loss become more introverted as they age than people who do not have hearing loss.

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Study: Essure less effective than having tubal ligation

Study: Essure less effective than having tubal ligation

May 8th, 2014 12:00 pm by JULIE DEARDORFF

A team of researchers estimated late last month that as many as 9.6 percent of women could become pregnant within 10 years of undergoing hysteroscopic sterilization, or Essure.

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