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Knox County FluMist Campaign Returns

Updated: 09/24/2007 - Today marks the third year Knox County Schools will offer free FluMist vaccines to every school age student.

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Superbugs and Children In East Tennessee

Updated: 09/20/2007 - Knoxville (WVLT) - If you have a child under seven, he or she has likely received a vaccine doctors say is generating new superbugs that cause ear infections. Prevnar, which came on the market in 2000, prevents Pneumonia and other serious illnesses in children under two. We're covering East Tennessee health with what you need to know about this dangerous side effect.

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Protecting Yourself at the Pharmacy

Updated: 09/11/2007 - The number of people taking prescription painkillers has climbed dramatically over the past 10 years, that's people taking them legally, and illegally.

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Mold Concerns In Knox Co. Schools

Updated: 09/07/2007 - A group of parents says sending your children into Knox County schools everyday is the equivalent of sending them into a burning building.

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Kicking Butt

Posted: 09/05/2007 - The days of lighting up at Neyland Stadium are over.

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UT Students Taking PrecaUTions

Updated: 09/05/2007 - Knoxville (WVLT) - From theft to rape to driving under the influence, crime happens in our communities and on our college campuses.

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Women & Heart Health

Updated: 09/04/2007 - Knoxville (WVLT) - In this week's Healthy Tennessean, treating women with heart problems differently than men. A new study suggests surgeries which typically save men's lives can be deadly for women. Researchers found women who have major heart operations, like a coronary bypass, are more likely than men to die. This evening, local medical opinion about the reasons why.

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Back to School Can Mean Spreading Diseases

Updated: 08/28/2007 - Most parents are relieved kids are back in school and settling back into normal routines. But homework isn't the only thing your children might bring home with them, especially this time of year.

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Rising Maternal Deaths

Updated: 08/27/2007 - More moms are dying in childbirth. And there are a number of factors that may be the cause.

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West Nile Virus In Tennessee

Posted: 08/23/2007 - Knoxville (WVLT) - Mosquitoes across the state are testing positive for west nile virus, but so far, there no human cases being reported, according to the state's Department of Health.

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Sweating It Out Before School

Updated: 08/21/2007 - Many of us have had to endure the heat wave without air conditioning at some point, whether that's in our homes, cars or running errands.

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Prescription Painkiller Use In TN

Updated: 08/20/2007 - Nationwide, the amount of five major painkillers sold at retail stores rose 90 percent between 1997 and 2005. But the biggest increase of any state was here in Tennessee, by 206 percent.

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Lead Poisoning

Updated: 08/15/2007 - (Knoxville) WVLT- If you have a child, it's entirely possible you may have one of nine million recalled toys in your home.

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Refund Offered For Diet Drug

Updated: 08/13/2007 - If you or someone you know purchased Xenadrine EFX between February 2002 and May 2006, you can sign up for refund.

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What's For Lunch?

Updated: 08/09/2007 - Forget the french fries and tater tots. New this year in Knox County, your child can get the five a day recommended servings of fruits and vegetables just by eating breakfast and lunch at school.

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The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Updated: 08/06/2007 - We might not be breaking any record high temperatures, but try telling that to anyone spending any amount of time outdoors today, and it is so easy to get dehydrated.

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Older Women Still Don't Get Mammograms

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Even though a woman's breast cancer risk increases with age, older women traditionally have not been screened as aggressively for breast cancer as younger women.

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Handling the Heat During Two-A-Days

Updated: 08/01/2007 - If you think it's hot out there today, try putting on ten, or more, pounds of football gear twice a day and running hard up and down the practice field.

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US West Nile Cases Near All-Time High

Updated: 07/30/2007 - Federal health officials have said the nation is on pace to have its worst West Nile Virus season in years.

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Study: Poor Air Quality Can Increase Heart Disease Risk

Updated: 07/26/2007 - A study by UCLA scientists published Thursday suggests people with high cholesterol are especially vulnerable to heart disease when they are exposed to diesel exhaust that are common pollutants in the air.

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MinuteClinic Opens 5 Locations in Knoxville

Updated: 07/25/2007 - Does your child have a sore throat? Think you might have poison ivy? Now, you can be seen by a medical professional at a moment's notice.

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