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    17
    US Adult Smoking Rate Dips Below 15 Percent CDC
    (HealthDay News) -- The number of American adults who light up has fallen to a new low of just 14.9 percent, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Just last week, the CDC published 2014 figures showing that last year, 16.8 percent of adults smok Read Article »
    Nov
    17
    Heres Your Chance to Stop Smoking
    (HealthDay News) -- Making the decision to quit smoking is the most important step in kicking the habit, and that's what smokers are being encouraged to do as part of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout on Nov. 19. About 68 percent of smokers want to quit -- and 42 percent try e Read Article »
    Nov
    17
    Health Tip Host a Healthier Holiday Meal
    (HealthDay News) -- If you're hosting a meal this holiday season, do your guests a favor and make it a heart-healthier one. The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions recommends:Start with healthy appetizers, such as whole-grain crackers, cut vegetables, hummus, low-fat dressin Read Article »
    Nov
    16
    Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective at Health Clinics
    (HealthDay News) -- Medications taken to prevent HIV infection in high-risk people appear to work well in "real-life" use, a new study suggests. During a year of taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), only two people out of more than 400 high-risk people became infected with HIV, the virus that Read Article »
    Nov
    16
    Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer
    (HealthDay News) -- Coffee lovers may live longer than those who don't imbibe -- with lower risks of early death from heart disease and neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease, a large U.S. study finds. Researchers said the study, published online Nov. 16 in Circulation, adds to a lar Read Article »
    Nov
    16
    Firefighter Receives Most Extensive Face Transplant Ever
    (HealthDay News) -- A 41-year-old volunteer firefighter from Mississippi now wears the face of a 26-year-old bike messenger from Brooklyn, after what doctors are calling the most extensive face transplant surgery ever performed. Patrick Hardison of Senatobia, Miss., successfully received the face Read Article »
    Nov
    16
    Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimers Warning
    (HealthDay News) -- Losing your sense of smell may mark the start of memory problems and possibly Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers found that older adults who had the worst smell test scores were 2.2 times more likely to begin having mild memory problems. And if they already Read Article »
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  • Inaugural Board of Directors Selected for Ballad Health

    Nov. 10, 2017 - Eleven regional leaders have been selected to serve on the inaugural Ballad Health board of directors when the health system officially launches in 2018.

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    Nov. 8, 2017 - The fourth annual Night of Holiday Miracles is set for Friday, Dec. 1, in Kingsport. Proceeds will support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

    Wellmont Continues Growth and Reduces Expenses in FY17

    Nov. 1, 2017 - Continued service growth to meet changing patient needs while expanding access and reducing expenses contributed to another successful year for Wellmont.


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