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Strokes increasing among the young

Strokes increasing among the young

July 5th, 2014 3:00 pm by GRACIE BONDS STAPLES

Strokes are increasingly occurring in young people. In fact, Georgia Hospital Association figures show that roughly the same number of people under 65 as over 65 experienced strokes each year.

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Express Scripts cuts payments for customized drugs

Express Scripts cuts payments for customized drugs

July 5th, 2014 2:00 pm by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, is dramatically scaling back its coverage of compounded medications, saying most of the custom-mixed medicines are ineffective or overpriced.

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Hearing loss linked to sleep apnea

Hearing loss linked to sleep apnea

July 5th, 2014 12:00 pm by DANIELLE COMBS

While sleep apnea has long been associated with increasing the risk of cardiovascular problems, a new study suggests that sleep apnea may also be linked to hearing loss.

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Exercise classes, support for parents and weight loss classes available

Exercise classes, support for parents and weight loss classes available

July 5th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

A variety of exercise classes are available throughout the region.

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Your guide to health July 4-10

Your guide to health July 4-10

July 5th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

Classes are available about a variety of health topics, from diabetes to nutrition.

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Neil's Walk promotes heart health, exercise

Neil's Walk promotes heart health, exercise

July 5th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

Neil's Walk, a nine-year tradition, returns to the streets of downtown Kingsport on Saturday, July 12. This noncompetitive event gives community members a chance to encourage each other to take care of their heart.

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Friends in Need receives money

Friends in Need receives money

July 4th, 2014 4:00 pm by Hank Hayes

FIN provides regionally supported medical, dental and counseling care for the employed, uninsured residents of Sullivan, Hawkins and Scott counties.

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Young, active war wounded pushing medical science

Young, active war wounded pushing medical science

July 4th, 2014 10:00 am by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press

With survival rates reaching historic highs during the two wars, the Naval Health Research Center is launching a major, six-year study on wounded warriors to track their quality of life and better understand the road to recovery.

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Red Cross offers tips for keeping cool in summer swelter

Red Cross offers tips for keeping cool in summer swelter

July 1st, 2014 7:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

Temperatures are predicted to be in the 90s on Wednesday across the region, before dipping into the 80s for the Independence Day holiday, then back into the 90s for several more days.

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Regional addiction doctors ask for relief from restrictions

Regional addiction doctors ask for relief from restrictions

July 1st, 2014 7:57 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Addiction specialist Tom Reach spoke with state Rep. Tony Shipley of Kingsport and U.S. Rep. Phil Roe at the Watauga Recovery Center about the group's efforts to overcome the stigma attached to prescription treatment for opioid dependency.

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