The country is aging and growing and Tuesday morning in the Senate Health Committee, Senator Alexander said the gap between needed medical professionals and the people who need them may grow. ETSU Quillen College of Medicine’s Chair of Family Medicine, Dr. Reid Blackwelder weighs in.
Some mental health experts and disability advocates believe the spike in autism statistics have more to do with improved diagnostics rather than an actual rise in autism.
A Johnson City physician was disciplined by the Tennessee Department of Health last month for his method of prescribing various medications.
Want to improve the community’s overall health? Focus on improving education and eliminating poverty.
You can learn a lot about people’s values by asking them one simple question – “What would you do if you had an unlimited amount of money?”
Counselor Loren Biggs says the widening cultural acceptance of drinking is contributing to local trends in alcohol abuse.
“I take a really big interest in my clients,” fitness coach Shawn Dunn said recently. “When I sit down with them I explain that it’s going to be a relationship. Because I have relationships with my clients, they get pulled into the family” of clients, he said.
Are you experiencing a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and/or fatigue? If so, you’re not alone.
A decade ago, methamphetamine was the largest drug problem in East Tennessee. Today, the slow-killing drug has taken a back seat to a deadlier opioid epidemic, but meth continues to take its toll on the region.
One of the many conundrums emergency doctors and nurses face on a daily basis is whether to treat pain with over-the-counter medication or an opioid.
In an effort to promote health and wellness in the region, the Governor’s Foundation recently named Washington County a candidate for official designation as a Healthier Tennessee Community.
Wherever families choose to witness the eclipse, it is important to note that protective eyewear is a must. NASA recommends wearing ISO 12312-2 compliant and CE certified viewing glasses – not regular sunglasses. If not, it could be the last thing you witness, as the harsh ultraviolet rays that emanate from the eclipse could potentially cause viewers to go blind. Luckily, there are many local events where attendees will have free access to these viewing glasses to safely view this historic astronomical spectacle. Here is a roundup of some of these events.
Little Olympians were out in force Friday morning, running, jumping and leaping across the football field at Kermit Tipton Stadium on the campus of Science Hill High School.
Living healthy by improving one’s diet isn’t just what Seth McLaughlin preaches, but he tries to live it as well.
The disAbility Resource Center in Johnson City, a nonprofit provider of independent living services for people with disabilities in nine Northeast Tennessee counties, is facing a gradual reduction and eventual elimination of the federal funding
Apr 7, 2016 at 10:06 PM