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Alcohol use linked to cancer

Alcohol use linked to cancer

May 15th, 2014 12:00 pm by Wendy H. Vogel

Alcohol use is an under-recognized risk factor for cancer. Alcohol use accounts for about 3.5 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

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National speakers to address Sullivan County Tobacco Control Conference

National speakers to address Sullivan County Tobacco Control Conference

May 15th, 2014 12:00 pm by Vicki Casenburg

The Sullivan County Regional Health Department will host a tobacco control conference at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 22.

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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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