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Carol Tunstill, (left) of the Weight Control Center here in Fayetteville, is pictured with Vanntown’s Tim and Pam Britton, who lost 120 pounds in six months and cut all diabetic and blood pressure medication from their lives through the center’s coaching plan.

Brittons lose 120 pounds in six months

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Tim and Pam Britton lost 120 pounds in six months and cut all diabetic and blood pressure medication out of their lives through the Weight Control Center’s Coaching Plan. “Their commitment to the coaching plan worked like a miracle for the happy couple from Vanntown,” said Carol Tunstill of the Weight Control Center. “For years I had a problem with my eating habits,” said Tim. “My wake-up call came when

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    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 3:43 pm

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    Lincoln Leadership’s adult and youth classes toured the Lincoln County Health System as part of Social Services Day. They began their day at the Patrick Rehab and Wellness facility, then went on to Lincoln Medical Center where they were treated to a talk by the Lincoln Medical Center EMS and then a tour of the hospital.

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  • Slumber party

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Slumber Party

    The winter “blahs” just don’t happen at Southern Manor. These ladies, along with 16 others, can attest to the fun they had at Southern Manor’s nighttime Pajama Party Bingo recently. Midway through the games, everyone was served banana splits, which added to the fun. Pictured are (from left) Bernice Bailey, Belle Clayton, Agnes Barnes, Eliza Burton and Virginia Simms.

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  • Edmonson inspires in fight against cancer

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 8:57 am

    June Edmonson, 77, is pictured here with her daughter, Paulette Edmonson, and great-granddaughter, Ashtyn Brown, at the two-year-old’s birthday party. Despite her continuing battle against cancer, June stays active and holds her head high.

    Marilyn “June” Edmonson, 77, is an inspiration to many people, including her daughter, Paulette Edmonson. June is a fighter – “She’s been battling cancer since 2008,” said Paulette. “She’s had cancer in both lungs, her breast, liver and now back in the lungs.” June weighed 98 pounds when she first went to the doctor, who at first thought she had pneumonia. “It turned out to be lung cancer,” said Paulette.

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  • Health System’s EHR preparedness efforts on-going

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Even as “meaningful use’ dollars disappear, Lincoln County Health System is continuing its efforts to update its Electronic Health Records (EHR) throughout its facilities. “We’re through getting money for meaningful use — there are no more incentive dollars,” said John Lavender, the system’s information technology director, of objectives associated EHR implementation as he updated directors in their December meeting. “But we’re never finished with meaningful use – we could still

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  • Meyer-Schuck donates 200th pint of blood

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Mary Ann Meyer-Schuck bares her arm as she prepares to give her 200th blood donation. She has been donating blood to the American Red Cross for over 50 years. Standing is Sarah Blue, phlebotomist. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Pearson

    When she was a teenager, Mary Ann Meyer-Schuck’s father advised her to give blood — just in case she ever needed it. She followed her dad’s advice and has now been giving blood to the American Red Cross for nearly 50 years. An added incentive for her giving, she said with a laugh, was that when she worked for the government, they would give everyone four hours off if they

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  • Haslam unveils new ‘Insure Tennessee’ plan

    Posted on January 5, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Gov. Bill Haslam

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam recently unveiled his Insure Tennessee plan, a two-year pilot program to provide health care coverage to Tennesseans who currently don’t have access to health insurance or have limited options. The program rewards healthy behaviors, prepares members to transition to private coverage, promotes personal responsibility and incentivizes choosing preventative and routine care instead of unnecessary use of emergency rooms. The governor announced that he plans to call

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