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Posted on December 13, 2014 at 9:23 pm

December 15   11:30 a.m. COOKING CLASS – “Holiday Hors D’oeuvres” at the Everett and Carolyn Coolidge Volunteer Conference Center at Takoma Regional Hospital in Greeneville with Chef Deidra Harruff. The cost is $10 per person per class. Class size is limited to 30 people. Reservations are required. To sign up, call Harruff at 423-552-5172 or email deirdraypc@gmail.com. The class will also be offered at 6 p.m. December 17  

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  • UT Home Health recognized

    Posted on December 13, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Home Care Services, which operates in 16 East Tennessee counties, was recently recognized by HomeCare Elite as one of the most successful home care providers in the United States. Offices in Morristown, Jefferson City, Rogersville and Newport were among those recognized as being in the top 25 percent of agencies in the country. Another of the agency’s offices, Woods Home Health, finished among the

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  • Safe toys and gifts for Christmas giving

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest nonprofit eye health and safety group, is providing tips to gift-givers to make sure all gifts are safe, especially those intended for children. In 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated hospital emergency rooms across the country treated 265,000 toy-related injuries. Of those injuries, 72 percent were to children under age 15. Approximately 89,500 were to children under 5. The most commonly injured part

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  • Health Calendar

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    DEC. 8 4 p.m. HOLIDAY HEALTH FAIR until 6 p.m. in the Everett and Carolyn Coolidge Volunteer Conference Center at Takoma Regional Hospital in Greeneville. The fair is sponsored by the hospital’s diabetes support group and includes vendors, refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call Louisa Hammer at 423-636-0308. 9 a.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 11:30 a.m. at Coca-Cola Bottling Company, 2600 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy., Morristown. For

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  • Tennessee has lowest number of uninsured in decade

    Posted on November 30, 2014 at 2:37 am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new University of Tennessee report says the number of uninsured people in Tennessee has hit a 10-year low. Media cited the study in reporting that the number of people without health insurance shrunk about 25 percent in the first year of the health insurance marketplace, which was implemented under the federal Affordable Care Act. It was the biggest drop since the university began collecting data

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  • Health Calendar

    Posted on November 30, 2014 at 2:34 am

    December 1   11 a.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 6 p.m. at Tractor Supply, 3480 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy., Morristown. For more information, visit www.medicblood.com or call 865-524-3074. December 2   8 a.m. MARSH REGIONALBLOOD DRIVE until 2 p.m. at Volunteer High School in Church Hill. For more information, call 423-408-7500 or visit www.marshblood.com. December 3   12 p.m. BLOOD DRIVE FOR RICHARD EMMERT until 8 p.m. at Manley

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  • Jefferson Memorial named 2013 Top Performer

    Posted on November 22, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Jefferson Memorial Hospital has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations. The honor recognizes hospitals that excel at meeting The Joint Commission’s stringent measurements for exemplary patient care. Only 1,224 — or approximately one-third — of eligible United States hospitals achieved this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in certain clinical measures. The annual list

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