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Difficult Road For E. TN Child

Updated: 09/04/2008 - KNOXVILLE (WVLT) - Cancer is a difficult battle for anyone, but fighting it twice in almost two years can be a very hard road to travel.

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NEW STUDY: Childhood Obesity

Updated: 12/05/2007 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Obese children could face more heart disease when they're adults

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Keeping The Turkey Day Calories At Bay

Updated: 11/21/2007 - We're covering East Tennessee Health, providing you with a little bit of damage control prior to your Thanksgiving dinner.

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Who Should Be Screened For Prostate Cancer?

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men, but there is still a lot of disagreement over who needs to be screened and how often.

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What You Should Know About Adenovirus 14

Updated: 11/16/2007 - It's called Adenovirus 14 and the CDC says it could be to colds, what MRSA is to staph infections, rare but potentially deadly.

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Why Are Premie Rates So High in Tennessee?

Updated: 11/13/2007 - Public health officials say we are battling an infant death epidemic in Tennessee. There are areas of our state where babies die at a higher rate than they do in some third-world countries.

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The Flu and You Part 2: How to Outsmart the Flu

Updated: 11/06/2007 - Most medical research suggests the single best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get a flu shot. But there are also ways you can outsmart the flu. Volunteer TV's Jessa Goddard has the details.

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Study: Lack of Sleep Tied to Childhood Obesity

Posted: 11/05/2007 - Writing in the journal Pediatrics, researchers have found that every additional hour per night that a third-grader spends sleeping reduces his or her chances of being obese in the sixth grade -- by 40 percent.

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Bayer To Stop Selling Anti-Bleeding Drug

Posted: 11/05/2007 - The FDA says drug maker Bayer has agreed to stop selling its anti-bleeding drug Trasylol. This, after a Canadian clinical study last month found that it could be linked to a higher risk of death than other drugs.

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