Ebola will be topic at inaugural health care business event

The Wellmont Health System will discuss the deadly Ebola virus in Bristol’s business community Tuesday. Dr. Dan Carlson, chief medical officer at Holston Valley Medical Center and the health system’s point person on Ebola, will discuss the subject at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Bristol Regional Medical Center President Greg Neal will join Carlson. This will be our inaugural conversation in Bristol, and we will have this event twice a year at the Bristol Chamber of

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Reno Board of Health discuss Ebola facts, fiction

Reno Board of Health members on Monday addressed how good hygiene and other common-sense precautions can reduce the transmission of Ebola and Enterovirus D68, two diseases now drawing wide-spread attention locally and nationally, as well as the more common virus – the seasonal flu. Board member Linda C. Schanne, a registered nurse at Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Emergency Department and a clinical nurse educator, presented “Ebola – Fact vs. Fiction.” First discovered near the Ebola River in what is now the

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Stakeholders discuss NHIS benefit packages

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) on Thursday held a stakeholder’s dialogue to review the benefit packages of the scheme and make the necessary changes in cognizance with current healthcare needs. The two-day dialogue is also providing opportunity for the stakeholders to reconcile various view points on the benefit packages of Ghana’s context and international experience. The theme for the dialogue is; “An Equitable and Sustainable Benefits Package based on Evidence” and it is to facilitate a comprehensive discussion on

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Cancer survivor urges Canberran men to discuss their heal

Young man who survived testicular cancer has urged Canberran men to be more aware of their bodies and more willing to discuss their physical and mental health issues with families and friends. James Franklin was just 20 years old and living with his parents in Farrah when doctors diagnosed him with testicular cancer after the disease was discovered during a routine operation for a heart condition. “In some ways I was fortunate because I hadn’t been believed to be checked

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WHO won’t discuss Ebola mistakes document

The World Health Organization said Saturday that it wouldn’t explain the details contained in an internal document obtained as a result of the Associated Press in which the U.N. health agency said it fumbled early attempts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In the draft document, which wasn’t released publicly, WHO blamed numerous factors for the recent explosive Ebola epidemic, including incompetent staff, bureaucracy and a lack of reliable information. “WHO will not do interviews or explain details

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Discussion Childhood Allergies

An allergy is a hypersensitive reaction to a normally harmless substance. About one in every six children in the United States are allergic to one or more substances. There are a variety of substances, termed allergens, that may trouble your child. Common allergens include pollen, animal dander, house feathers, mites, chemicals, and a variety of foods. Some allergies primarily cause respiratory symptoms; others can cause such diverse symptoms as ache, fatigue, fever, diarrhea, stomachache, and vomiting. This entry adds respiratory

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