Health

Advantages Of Beauty Treatments And Massage

Business Profiles, Health November 23, 2016 at 10:35 pm 0 comments

Obtaining massage in a reliable spa center is invigorating indeed. You can now obtain massage services at home or in a hotel. You must have visited different beauty salons to obtain treatment for skin and hair although a lot of these places offer home services as well. Pampering your skinRead More

Overuse of antibiotics can be harmful

Overuse of antibiotics can be harmful

Health, State News January 21, 2016 at 10:23 am 0 comments

By Kelvin Walters Overuse of antibiotics can be harmful, but antibiotics are crucially important tools doctors have to fight life-threatening bacterial diseases, but are losing their effectiveness against some infections. The Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cite overuse and misuse of antibiotics, whichRead More

Tennessee coaches required to complete sudden cardiac arrest course

Tennessee coaches required to complete sudden cardiac arrest course

Health, Sports, State News November 17, 2015 at 7:23 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—Tennessee parents and coaches will be learning more about sudden cardiac arrest, the leading cause of death among student athletes. The Tennessee General Assembly passed a new law in April 2015 requiring coaches and parents of athletes 18 years and younger to be informed about the signs andRead More

Tennessee risks loss of health care funding

Tennessee risks loss of health care funding

Health, State News November 8, 2015 at 12:25 am 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion The Affordable Care Act has mechanisms in place in order to compel states to expand Medicaid. The federal government covers the increased Medicaid costs until 2016 and 90 percent of the costs associated with the expansion after 2020. The original text of the law mandated all statesRead More

Halloween hazard: Non-prescription lenses cause eye damage

Halloween hazard: Non-prescription lenses cause eye damage

Health, News October 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams Colored contact lenses enhance Halloween costumes. Consumers can purchase them over the Internet that resemble cat eyes, blood-drenched vampire eyes and other themes that add a spooky touch to an outfit. Doctors with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, however, warn against the use of such devices citingRead More

18-year-old student starts endowment at APSU

18-year-old student starts endowment at APSU

Health, Local News, State News October 6, 2015 at 6:07 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Walters The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office marks the state’s first recognized Carbon Monoxide Awareness Day by reminding Tennesseans to protect themselves and their families from what is often called the “silent killer.” Carbon monoxide poisoning can have tragic consequences. On Sept. 18, 2011, five friends—Jon and KathrynRead More

Dinner diva: Paleo versus Primal. What’s the difference?

Dinner diva: Paleo versus Primal. What’s the difference?

Dinner Diva, Health August 30, 2015 at 2:07 am 0 comments

By Leanne Ely By now, you all know that I’m a big supporter of the paleo lifestyle. I’ve experienced the benefits myself. It’s easy for me to get behind this way of eating. If you’ve done any amount of research into paleo, you’ve no doubt come across the word primalRead More

Reduce sun exposure to lower skin cancer risk

Reduce sun exposure to lower skin cancer risk

Health August 2, 2015 at 2:36 pm 0 comments

By Ioana Bonta, MD Only a generation ago, many people thought a suntan was healthy. Now we know it is not. In fact, doctors know a tan is actually a response to the skin being injured by the sun. And although a tan may not be as severe an injuryRead More

Mountain Hope Good Shepard Clinic offering free screenings

Mountain Hope Good Shepard Clinic offering free screenings

Health, Local News June 30, 2015 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

SEVIERVILLE (press release)—Mountain Hope Good Shepard Clinic in partnership with ETSU James H. Quillen college of medicine will be offering free physicals on July 8 and July 9. Physicals are by appointment only. Health screenings will include: medical history, physical exams, blood pressure checks, EKG (if needed), glucose check, fullRead More

Tips to get faster, stronger and more flexible

Tips to get faster, stronger and more flexible

Health June 26, 2015 at 1:54 am 0 comments

NEW YORK (press release)—If you work out a couple times a week, you are on the right path to good health. But experts say this can and should be just the beginning of your fitness journey. It isn’t necessary to lift 400 pounds over your head a couple of dozenRead More