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Greater Kingsport Family YMCA celebrates growth

Greater Kingsport Family YMCA celebrates growth

June 15th, 2014 9:51 pm by Matthew Lane

Since the YMCA opened its new facility in May 2013, membership has increased from 5,076 members to 16,849. That's a 232 percent increase. And in the six months prior to the facility opening, the YMCA added 1,200 members.

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Alzheimer's risk higher in women

Alzheimer's risk higher in women

June 12th, 2014 2:38 pm by Leigh Ann Laube

According to the Alzheimer's Association, a woman's estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer's at age 65 is 1 in 6, compared with nearly 1 in 11 for a man.

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Health
Learning to be a smart health-care consumer

Learning to be a smart health-care consumer

June 12th, 2014 2:36 pm by Staff Report

Holston Medical Group, CarePayment and BB&T will present in partnership this month's "Tuesday Talks," "Putting Your Healthcare Dollars to Work for You: How to be a Smart Healthcare Consumer."

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Your guide to health June 13-19

Your guide to health June 13-19

June 12th, 2014 2:34 pm by Staff Report

Classes available on essential oils, back pain, paying for health care, heart health, hearing and nutrition.

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Exercise classes, support for parents and weight loss classes available

Exercise classes, support for parents and weight loss classes available

June 12th, 2014 2:33 pm by Staff Report

Variety of exercise classes available throughout the region.

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Regional & National Health
Healthy seniors tested in bid to block Alzheimer's

Healthy seniors tested in bid to block Alzheimer's

June 9th, 2014 7:18 pm by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

In one of the most ambitious attempts yet to thwart Alzheimer's disease, a major study got underway Monday to see if an experimental drug can protect healthy seniors whose brains harbor silent signs that they're at risk.

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Why you should think before you ink

Why you should think before you ink

June 6th, 2014 8:57 am by LIZZIE JOHNSON

Unsterilized tools or contaminated ink can lead to infection, scarring, blood-borne diseases and other, less-obvious issues.

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A hearing aid alone may not be enough

A hearing aid alone may not be enough

June 6th, 2014 8:56 am by Danielle Combs

Hearing aids may be the first step to better hearing. To get the most out of hearing aids, accessories are the key.

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Nearly half of senior home accidents can be prevented

Nearly half of senior home accidents can be prevented

June 6th, 2014 8:52 am by Staff Report

Nearly 20 million seniors 65 and older visit the emergency room each year with almost a third of the visits related to injuries sustained in their home.

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Support for those with addictions and for those who care about those with addictions

Support for those with addictions and for those who care about those with addictions

June 6th, 2014 8:42 am by Staff Report

Need help battling an addiction? These groups can help you on the road to recovery.

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