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Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA health care system

Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA health care system

May 20th, 2014 8:22 am by By David Zucchino, Cindy Carcamo and Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

There are now clear signs that veterans' health centers across the U.S. are juggling appointments and sometimes manipulating wait lists to disguise long delays for primary and follow-up appointments, according to federal reports.

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CDC: MERS virus spreads in U.S., but second man not ill

CDC: MERS virus spreads in U.S., but second man not ill

May 18th, 2014 4:00 am by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

Health officials reported Saturday what appears to be the first time that a mysterious Middle East virus has spread from one person to another in the United States, though the second man never needed medical treatment.

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Frontier Health  working to educate the public about mental health

Frontier Health working to educate the public about mental health

May 17th, 2014 6:40 pm by Nick Shepherd

In everyday life, people worry about their health. They exercise and eat right, or at least talk about exercising and eating right, visit the doctor and are generally in tune with their bodies.

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States move to expand access to experimental drugs for terminally ill

States move to expand access to experimental drugs for terminally ill

May 17th, 2014 2:25 pm by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

The "Right To Try" law, a proposal being advanced in several states by patient advocates, allows the terminally ill to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval.

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Alcohol use linked to cancer

Alcohol use linked to cancer

May 15th, 2014 12:00 pm by Wendy H. Vogel

Alcohol use is an under-recognized risk factor for cancer. Alcohol use accounts for about 3.5 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

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National speakers to address Sullivan County Tobacco Control Conference

National speakers to address Sullivan County Tobacco Control Conference

May 15th, 2014 12:00 pm by Vicki Casenburg

The Sullivan County Regional Health Department will host a tobacco control conference at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 22.

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Son honors late mother by guiding other caregivers through Alzheimer's

Son honors late mother by guiding other caregivers through Alzheimer's

May 15th, 2014 12:00 pm by Marci Gore

Rob Ferguson says last year he felt a strong desire to help other caregivers who might be going through some of what he experienced while caring for his own mother.

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HEAL Appalachia grant monies used to fight childhood obesity

HEAL Appalachia grant monies used to fight childhood obesity

May 15th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

HEAL Appalachia is awarding funding for grassroots efforts that support new or existing programs to reduce childhood obesity in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

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Support groups for those battling addictions

Support groups for those battling addictions

May 15th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

Support available for those battling addiction to drugs, alcohol and other unhealthy habits, as well as for those who care for those with addictions.

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Your guide to health for the week of May 16-22

Your guide to health for the week of May 16-22

May 15th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

Classes this coming week will focus on osteoporosis, parenting, diabetes, perfectionism, lowering cholesterol, atrial fibrillation, nutrition and restless legs syndrome.

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