Residents of River Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center in Loudon waved to friends and family from their parking lot April 28 as vehicles one by one paraded by.

For the first time in weeks, gym owners have been allowed to open their doors to the public.

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The coronavirus pandemic has created a plethora of health concerns for older patients in Loudon County.

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Priority Ambulance paramedics over the last month have dealt with an evolving, unprecedented situation caused by the novel coronavirus.

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Mental health experts say anxiety is heightened and pre-existing mental health disorders may be exacerbated by the panic of the public.

Priority Ambulance employees in Loudon County will feel a bit safer in coming weeks thanks to a donation of much-needed masks.

Patients and families of patients at Fort Loudoun Medical Center and other regional Covenant Health facilities are now experiencing “unwanted changes” in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 has pushed churches all over Loudon County to shut their doors to the public, but many leaders are doing what they can to keep the spirit alive in their congregations in a time where face-to-face interactions are limited.

The Tennessee Department of Health east regional office has launched an informational line for residents and health care providers to call with questions or concerns about COVID-19.

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Loudon County officials and school systems are taking proactive steps to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

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Physicians and other health officials are encouraging women in Loudon County to take preventative measures in the fight against breast cancer with the help of 3D technology.

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Whether through the Loudon County Health Improvement Council, Loudon County Health Department or Coordinated School Health programs, residents are being given the message that maintaining a good well-being is a must.

With the colder months here, local health representatives are recommending residents get a flu shot in hopes of avoiding illness.

Fort Loudoun Medical Center is one of several locations where Covenant Health is expanding telehealth technology to offer specialized medical services.

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Studies collected over the last year by local officials and the Loudon County Health Department show Loudon County now ranks in the top 25 of the healthiest counties in Tennessee.

Loudon County Health Improvement Council is hoping to improve the community one step at a time.

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The new year often brings resolutions and desires to change, but many times those goals are set too high and expectations are not met quickly.

With flu season in full swing, local schools are keeping a close eye on student health.

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Having a healthy lifestyle falls largely on a person’s ability to eat the right foods.

A suspension for new admissions implemented by the Tennessee Department of Health remains in effect for Prestige Assisted Living Center in Loudon.

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Building healthy habits starts at a young age, and local schools are teaching that approach to students.

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Through a statewide initiative, University of Tennessee extension offices are hoping to encourage groups to start walking.

The Affordable Care Act’s health care marketplace is now open, and the enrollment period runs through Dec. 15.

The Tellico Village Wellness Center will temporarily shut its doors beginning Thursday for renovations and routine maintenance work. The center will close at 3 p.m. Thursday and reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27.

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With about 100 recent cases of hepatitis A in the state and outbreaks in Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia, the Tennessee Department of Health is hoping to slow the spread of the disease.

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One of the most important groups of people mental health experts try to reach are younger.

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What the average person sees on TV or in movies regarding mental health may have a negative impact on their view of those who suffer from treatable illnesses.

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The number of suicides in Tennessee reached an all-time high in 2016 at 1,110, a rate of 16.2 suicides per 100,000 Tennessee residents.

In a packed room at Chota Recreation Center in Tellico Village, members of a Weight Watchers group shared what started them coming to meetings.

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Fitness experts largely agree technology is a positive for people looking to get in shape or eat healthier in 2018.

A new year brings new resolutions, especially for people looking to get in shape and live a healthier lifestyle.

Before Elaine Miller was diagnosed with cancer, the disease was already a major factor in her life.

Flu season is in full force and may not yet have peaked despite area hospitals seeing a significant increase in cases.

Community members and leaders gathered Friday morning at the Loudon County Technology Center in hopes of sharing information on the ever-increasing problem of opioid addiction.

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Lenoir City’s John and Suzanne Lively never expected developmental problems with daughter Reagan Hope Lively.

With the health care marketplace open through Dec. 15, those hoping to sign up for insurance might find themselves overwhelmed.

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Numerous organizations across the community are creating awareness of breast cancer during October.

Health care offerings in Loudon County are continuing to expand, thanks in part to advanced imaging capabilities at Fort Loudoun Medical Center.

UT Regional Health Center has been in operation since January on Creekwood Park Boulevard in Lenoir City.

For about a year, Dr. Jonathan Bradshaw has helped provide dental care to needy Loudon County residents through the Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County.

The Loudon and Monroe County Health Department recently received interest level recognition from the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.

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Loudon County Health Department is taking part in a statewide effort this week to stamp out tobacco use in Tennessee.

Whether starting out or already accustomed to exercising, local health experts say consistency and realistic goals are key to getting in better shape.

Although the Affordable Care Act open enrollment deadline is Dec. 15 for those looking to be covered come Jan. 1, local agents say some are still choosing to forgo insurance coverage and take the tax hit.

Community leaders met recently at Fort Loudoun Medical Center for a community health forum held every three years to discuss the most important issues facing Loudon County.

By implementing a more robust way to care for patients, Lenoir City-based East Tennessee Discount Drugs is hoping to stay ahead of the competition.

National Public Lands Day will be observed Saturday, and the Tennessee Valley Authority is encouraging people to take part in cleaning up.

Lee Goad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement, more than 10 years ago.

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