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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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Your guide to health May 9-15

Your guide to health May 9-15

May 8th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

Seminars being offered this coming week include those on infant massage, managing diabetes, bipolar disease, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, herb gardening, dementia, medication safety and thyroid disease.

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Get support for grief, emotional and medical needs with these groups

Get support for grief, emotional and medical needs with these groups

May 8th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

Several cancer support groups meet throughout the month in the region.

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Community Scrapbook: Nurses' Night Out

May 7th, 2014 9:30 am by Debra McCown, Community Contributer

The Nurses' Night Out event was held at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway.

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Powerade dropping controversial ingredient BVO

Powerade dropping controversial ingredient BVO

May 4th, 2014 2:54 pm by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink. Brominated vegetable oil had been the target of a petition by a teenager, who questioned its use in a drink marketed toward health-conscious athletes.

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More babies hemorrhaging after parents refuse vitamin K shots

More babies hemorrhaging after parents refuse vitamin K shots

May 3rd, 2014 5:34 pm by Tom Wilemon, The Tennessean

Vanderbilt physicians have diagnosed three additional babies with a rare bleeding disorder that is becoming more common in Tennessee because parents are refusing vitamin K injections at birth.

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Healthy Longevity: Aging in place

Healthy Longevity: Aging in place

May 1st, 2014 11:15 am by Marie Browning, MS, CNW

Unless there are serious health issues involved, I have no doubt that staying in one's own home for as long as possible is what most of us desire.

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Camp Caterpillar nurtures grieving children

Camp Caterpillar nurtures grieving children

May 1st, 2014 11:15 am by Staff Report

Camp Caterpillar, a free daylong nurturing environment for children, is geared to help them better understand the death of a loved one.

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