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Support groups for those battling addictions

Support groups for those battling addictions

February 6th, 2014 6:00 am by Staff Report

A number of area groups meet weekly to provide support to those battling addictions. Groups also are available to addicts' families and loved ones.

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Kick the pill, eat your vitamins

Kick the pill, eat your vitamins

February 6th, 2014 6:00 am by Marci Gore

“If you think you need, or want, a supplement, if there’s a particular nutrient that you think you need, the best source of a nutrient is always going to be a food that contains that nutrient,” said Lisa Gilreath, a registered dietitian.

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Paying the way when cancer strikes

Paying the way when cancer strikes

February 6th, 2014 6:00 am by Marci Gore

Friends of Suzanne, a 501(c)3 organization, raises money to help cancer patients and their families with the unexpected costs of cancer treatment.

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Executive director of Tri-Cities Komen affiliate stepping down

Executive director of Tri-Cities Komen affiliate stepping down

February 5th, 2014 9:21 am by Leigh Ann Laube

Under Cheryl Youland's leadership, the local affiliate has grown from an operating budget of $200,000 to a $700,000, and has given back more than $2 million to local communities through service grants.

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Sullivan County health officials investigate norovirus-like  illness in  area

Sullivan County health officials investigate norovirus-like illness in area

February 1st, 2014 7:44 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — Area health officials confirmed this week that state environmentalists have been investigating multiple cases of norovirus-like symptoms that have been reported recently by people in Kingsport.

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Norton Community Hospital unveils ICU upgrades

Norton Community Hospital unveils ICU upgrades

January 31st, 2014 8:50 pm by Staff report

NORTON — The Intensive Care Unit now boasts a $3 million renovation that Mountain States Health Alliance says will make treatment and recovery optimal for patients, and will make things easier for visitors as well as hospital staff.

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MSHA team undergoes week of intensive FEMA training

MSHA team undergoes week of intensive FEMA training

January 29th, 2014 11:30 am by Staff Report

In a crisis, people revert back to their training, so every bit of high-quality training an organization can receive makes it better equipped to handle a major emergency.

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Ayers Foundation donates $1 million to JCMC radiation oncology campaign

Ayers Foundation donates $1 million to JCMC radiation oncology campaign

January 28th, 2014 2:00 pm by Staff Report

At a recent event to honor retiring MSHA CEO Dennis Vonderfecht, the biggest award of the evening went to the area’s cancer patients — a $1 million donation to Mountain States Foundation’s radiation oncology campaign, given in Vonderfecht’s name by Unicoi

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Buyer beware: Weight-loss products that sound too good to be true probably are

Buyer beware: Weight-loss products that sound too good to be true probably are

January 15th, 2014 6:00 am by Marci Gore

According to industry statistics, about one third of all adults are overweight, spending more than $150 billion in medical care associated with obesity-related illnesses.

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Tennessee lowering preterm births

Tennessee lowering preterm births

January 10th, 2014 12:56 pm by Leigh Ann Laube

Dr. Peter Earl, an obstetrician and gynecologist with Wellmont Medical Associates Women’s Health, says that the vast majority of women don’t get enough folic acid.

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