Kingsport Times News Monday, December 22, 2014
Health
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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Community Health
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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Influenza hits epidemic level locally; free vaccine to be available at health departments

Influenza hits epidemic level locally; free vaccine to be available at health departments

January 9th, 2014 10:37 pm by SUE GUINN LEGG, NET News Service

Locally, Dr. David Kirschke, director of Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Office said, “The epidemic is starting now.”

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Community Health
Lose Big 2014 contest set to weigh in

Lose Big 2014 contest set to weigh in

January 3rd, 2014 10:57 pm by Leigh Ann Laube

A year ago, Stella Robinette was borderline diabetic and knew that losing weight was a necessity. Though the 2013 Greater Kingsport Lose Big contest, she lost 47 pounds and learned how to make lasting positive lifestyle changes.

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Community Health
Time to move! Getting fit as easy as putting one foot in front of the other

Time to move! Getting fit as easy as putting one foot in front of the other

January 1st, 2014 6:00 am by Leigh Ann Laube

From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, moms (or dads) can bring their toddlers and infants to the V.O. Dobbins gym. Toddlers have access to a confined play area, while parents and infants can stroll.

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Get together for better workouts

Get together for better workouts

December 26th, 2013 6:00 am by Leigh Ann Laube

Boredom is a common reason for quitting an exercise program, and group exercise offers a variety of class formats and interaction with other participants.

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Flu shot: It’s not all about you

Flu shot: It’s not all about you

November 29th, 2013 2:28 pm by Leigh Ann Laube

Health departments across Tennessee are seeing plenty of respiratory viruses, predominately rhinovirus, but there’s been no sign of the flu yet. That’s going to change soon.

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Rare disorder: Local 2-year-old will receive bone marrow transplant from sister

Rare disorder: Local 2-year-old will receive bone marrow transplant from sister

November 27th, 2013 9:16 am by Leigh Ann Laube

Mia Taylor is a pro at having her blood drawn. Once every two weeks, she sits patiently while doctors take a sample from her finger. Every four weeks, she plays quietly or watches TV while undergoing a two and a half hour blood transfusion.

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40 year smoker, cancer patient wouldn't change a thing

40 year smoker, cancer patient wouldn't change a thing

November 16th, 2013 2:00 pm by Leigh Ann Laube

Matt Hilliard grew up the son of a smoker, sneaking cigarettes from his father from the time he was 12 or 13 years old. He smoked for 40 years and didn’t give up the habit until months after his stage IV lung cancer diagnosis.

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