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Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

July 11th, 2014 9:00 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.

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Tennessee accused of failing to follow health law

Tennessee accused of failing to follow health law

July 9th, 2014 7:00 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee health officials say they disagree with numerous aspects of a letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that accuses the state of failing to provide services for people as required by the federal health care law.

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Wise County RAM preps for 15th event

Wise County RAM preps for 15th event

July 9th, 2014 2:37 pm by Stephen Igo

The nation's largest health care outreach of its kind, Wise County RAM typically features over a thousand medical professionals, and over a thousand other volunteers, providing free medical, dental and eye care services.

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Successful 'Connection': SeniorConnectKpt.org has had 5,000 visitors since its launch in March 2013

Successful 'Connection': SeniorConnectKpt.org has had 5,000 visitors since its launch in March 2013

July 6th, 2014 12:00 pm by Leigh Ann Laube

Citing anecdotal evidence, staff and volunteers involved with SeniorConnectKpt.org believe they've had a successful first year, with nearly 5,000 visitors to the site since it launched in March 2013.

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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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