ROGERSVILLE – Eighty cancer survivors – plus family members and caregivers – turned out Tuesday evening, March 28, for the 2017 Cancer Survivors Dinner in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church.

JOHNSON CITY—H. Richard Yoon, M.D., and Steven Hopkins, M.D., who have served the region with distinction as vascular surgeons, have joined the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute.

ROGERSVILLE—This Friday, family caregivers for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias have the opportunity to learn skills and strategies as well as having all of their questions answered and concerns addressed.

ROGERSVILLE—For the second year, Hawkins County Memorial Hospital was named among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals in an independent third-party analysis of the facility’s short-term and sustained performance.

JOHNSON CITY—The First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging (FTAAAD) has announced a new partnership with the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability and the Tennessee Department of Human Services to create a pilot project designed to expand outreach, screening and application-assistance effo…

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story was originally published in the March 4-5, 2017 Weekend Edition of The Review, submitted by Northeast TN Regional Health Office (NTRHO). Information as received contained factual error regarding Johnson Co. The following is a corrected release at the reques…

ROGERSVILLE—Emergency loans for farmers, ranchers, and operators are available through the Hawkins/Hancock County office of the Farm Service Agency, Gregory Brooks, Farm Loan Manager, said today.

NASHVILLE—Tennessee’s 56 State Parks are hosting free guided hikes statewide on Saturday, March 18 to celebrate the coming of spring and the bounty of recreation opportunities state parks offer.

GRAY—Anyone with a strong interest in collectibles will have a special opportunity to purchase items of interest and support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including Hawkins Co. Memorial, at the same time.

NASHVILLE—The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has announced that Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET), which serves Hawkins and Hancock Counties, is one of 121 Tennessee nonprofits and governmental organizations that will receive funds as part of a one-time Serving Tennessee’s Seniors grant.

ROGERSVILLE—Promise Medical Group opened its doors February 7 at 312 Armstrong Rd. in Rogersville. In an effort to expand healthcare options in the community, the office was developed by pediatric professionals including Chris Calendine, MD, Erin Thomas, NP, Dana McCoy, NP, and David Saunder…

NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners in the Statewide Tobacco-Free Coalition in celebrating Tennessee Quit Week Feb. 13-17, 2017. The theme for the week-long campaign is “It’s Quittin’ Time in Tennessee” to celebrate Tennesseans who have quit using tobacco products and…

NASHVILLE—The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) 2017 application is now available. SFSP is a federally funded program intended to ensure that children who benefit from free and reduced price meals during the school year, have access to nutritious meals during the summer months. The departme…

CHURCH HILL/ROGERSVILLE—Flu season is here, with seasonal influenza cases now reported across Tennessee. The Hawkins County Health Department in Church Hill and Rogersville is working to protect the entire community by providing flu vaccinations at no charge to area residents on a first come…

NASHVILLE—As part of Walmart’s commitment to fight hunger in Tennessee, the Walmart Foundation invites local nonprofits with hunger relief programs to apply for grants of between $25,000 and $200,000. The Foundation will begin accepting grant applications on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. Deadline to…

Leadership to ensure patients at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital and Hancock County Hospital receive high-quality health care has produced additional recognition on the national stage for the president of these two facilities.

JOHNSON CITY—The Northeast Regional Emergency Preparedness Program and the American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee are co-leading an emergency response sheltering table top exercise. The exercise will take place on Thursday, February 9th starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Regional Health Operati…

NASHVILLE—Mumps, the illness many associate with childhood, can infect people of all ages and has been on the rise as some neglect to immunize themselves or their children. The Tennessee Department of Health is concerned about increases in mumps cases, including an ongoing outbreak in neighb…

KINGSPORT—Wellmont Medical Associates’ coordinated effort to recognize, monitor and treat high blood pressure continues to make a significant dent in one of the most prominent health issues for the region and nation.

KINGSPORT—In 1947 Lois Marsh had a vision. She wanted to create a locally-based blood bank which could serve the needs of regional residents. The timing was unique because many women were being forced out of the United States workforce as soldiers returned home from World War II.

During winter, the combination of colder outdoor temperatures and warmer indoor temperatures can create some challenges for skin, according to Dr. Amy Stevens, a primary care physician at The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC), and when the humidity drops, following one’s routine …

NASHVILLE—It’s that time of year. As many are mingling with large numbers of people while shopping, attending parties, participating in religious celebrations or traveling, the risk for encountering someone infected with influenza increases.

It’s time to start planning for both holiday gift giving and New Year’s resolutions. Every year there are helpful sources that identify gifts that are healthy for the recipient and good for the environment, all while making the gift-giver happy with their choices.

NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services would like to wish you a great holiday season but also inform you about the major mood disorders that can accompany the holiday season. Avoid the “Holiday Blues” in order to enjoy this wonderful time of the year.

KINGSPORT— Holston Medical Group (HMG), with facilities in Church Hill, welcomes Emily Price, FNP to HMG Primary Care at Medical Plaza, 105 W. Stone Drive, Kingsport.

NASHVILLE—As smoke from several wildfires including those in Hawkins County move across the state, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding residents there is an increased risk for a range of health effects, particularly for those with existing respiratory problems, pregnant women, th…

KINGSPORT—Furthering a continued commitment to promote healthier living, Wellmont Health System recently announced it will restrict individuals it hires to those who do not use tobacco products.

ROGERSVILLE—Hawkins County Schools’ Voluntary Pre K classes have begun weekly yoga sessions with local certified Yogafit Instructors Leah Brooks and Melissa Nelson. The short, 15-minute classes focus on breathing techniques and stretching exercises that promote focus, relaxation, self-contro…

KINGSPORT—On Oct. 29, Asbury Place resident Bob Miller celebrated his 98th birthday by breaking the record as oldest person to zip line at Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport. Following Miller’s challenge to city leaders, Kingsport Mayor John Clark and Alderman Darrell Duncan also joined the fun.

SNEEDVILLE—Walters State Community College is making it easier for residents of Hancock County to receive training and enter the workforce as certified nursing aides. An on-site training program, in collaboration with Hancock Manor Nursing Home in Sneedville, is allowing students to attend t…

KINGSPORT/JOHNSON CITY – Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, announced that when their merger is completed the new organization will be called Ballad Health and that its “tag line” will be “It’s Your Story. We’re listening.”