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HLTH, WebMD end $2.31 billion merger deal

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Continuing turmoil in the financial markets prompted HLTH Corp. and its subsidiary WebMD Health Corp. to cancel a $2.31 billion cash-and-stock merger, the companies said Monday.

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Pfizer reaches multi-million dollar painkiller settlement

Posted: 10/17/2008 - CBS (AP) Drug giant Pfizer Inc. has reached an $894 million deal to end most of the lawsuits over its two prescription pain relievers, the popular Celebrex and a similar drug, Bextra, no longer on the market.

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107 women receive free breast cancer screenings

Updated: 10/16/2008 - Women lined up as early as 1:30 this morning for free breast cancer screenings at the 4th Annual Mission Mammography. Today the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center offered free mammographies to 107 women without insurance.

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Mission Mammography in Knoxville

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) - In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Knoxville comprehensive breast center offered free mammograms Thursday.

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Children's Hospital celebrates child health week

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Knoxville (WVLT) - It is child health week, and Knoxville's Children's Hospital is kicking things off by offering parents all the information they need to keep their children healthy.

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Faster genetic test for flu virus approved

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The government has approved a new genetic test for the flu virus that will allow labs across the country to identify flu strains within a few hours.

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Flu shot season begins with ample supply coming

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The government is warning that not nearly enough Americans get their annual flu shots. And it's calling for a record number of people to line up for inoculations this year, including 30 million more school-age children.

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Genzyme opens new research center in Framingham

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Genzyme Corp. has opened a new 180,000-square foot science center in Framingham where researchers will work on discovering new treatments for a range of ailments including Parkinson's disease, cancer and heart disease.

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FTC warns of bogus cancer cures

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Federal Trade Commission has charged five companies with making false and misleading claims for cancer cures. The FTC said Thursday that it has also reached settlements with six others.

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Dix patient transfer will begin Oct. 1

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Patients from Dorothea Dix mental hospital in Raleigh will be moved to the new Central Hospital in Butner starting Oct. 1.

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Could NY W. Nile spike be linked to foreclosures?

Posted: 09/18/2008 - An increase in the number of West Nile Virus cases this summer has officials in one New York community studying whether the spike could be linked to the rise in mortgage foreclosures.

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